Thursday, September 3, 2009

S-T-A-R-T

Quote of The Day
A bad habit never disappears miraculously: it's an undo-it-yourself project.
Abigail Van Buren

OK - How appropriate this quote for today. This applies to my smoking habit and lack of excercise. My eating habits really aren't such a big issue for me. I have diverticulitis and that encourages me to watch the foods that I eat anyway so that I don't end up in the hospital with a severe case of sickness and pain.

So Ms Abby tells me I have to undo these bad habits. I am kinda excited about these changes for now - that is likely to change.

smokefree.gov has a guide to quiting smoking. The first part is: START

S = Set a quit date. Mine is the 27th of Sept. My birthday is Mon the 28th.
T = Tell family, friends, and coworkers that you plan to quit.
A - Anticipate and plan the the challenges you'll face while quitting.
R = Remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from your home, car and workplace.
T = Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit. - I will not take RX drugs for this. I will however use gum and/or the patch.

6 comments:

Terra said...

Best wishes on your quitting smoking and keep us informed here on your progress, and success!
I exercise in a warm water pool twice a week, and a big incentive is that I talk to friends there, that I met while in the pool.
I try to walk 40 minutes 3 times a week too.
I like the Dear Abby quote.

FlowerLady said...

Bless your heart Becca ~ I wish you well and great success in this endeavor.

FlowerLady

lynn'sgarden said...

Becca, I'm behind you all the way, girl! Baby steps til you can run like the wind! It's a wonderful feeling to start loving yourself and treating yourself the best way possible..in mind and body! Keep it up ;)
Lynn
p.s. I was thinking of starting a blog too to document my steps...you're my inspiration!

MOMSWEB said...

Congratulations on your DESIRE to quit smoking. That's half the battle!

Terra said...

You are giving yourself the best birthday gift I can imagine; to stop smoking.
This gift is also for all of your friends and family, so they will have you around longer.
Great decision on your part and I will be cheering you on.

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