Well, I'm proud to say that I've hit the two week mark. And to tell you the truth, it hasn't seemed liked two weeks. I don't have to tell anyone, not even non-smokers, that it's been hard. It's been a real challenge and continues to be so.
The drive over to my folks place in Columbus and back was especially hard. All the way back I munched and ate......yogurt with the pretzels, apples, string cheese, Slim Jims, raisins, peanut butter crackers. (Even now I've got a pretzel stick I'm nibbling on.) But that's okay. I'm breathing better. The cough is definitely better, though I still like my Vicks vaporizer at night.
I get very restless still. Sitting and doing nothing has always been a problem with me. Where I would have gotten up and gone outside to have a cigarette, I just go out and walk around out in the yard. Over in my folks house it wasn't as easy to do. But I somehow managed.
If what the ex-smokers and all the reading material is true, I'm about a week away from completely breaking the habit thing. We'll see. I'm glad I've had all of you to share this experience with. Some of you have gone through it and have given me helpful tips.....the yogurt with the pretzels has been great! Really.
Thanks for all the support and prayers. Keep 'em coming.
Oh. I meant to tell all of you that I was almost sabotaged the other day. I was cleaning out my desk drawer when I found this.
My stash of extra cigarette lighters and I guess an emergency cigarette I had stored back. Not to worry. I crumbled it up and flushed it down the toilet. I stood and stared at it and told myself that I'd come too far. It probably would have made me sick anyway.
Welcome to Weezers Haven. Why 'Weezer'? It's what my grandbabies call me and that in itself is another story (ever see 'Steel Magnolias'?)
I am the mother of three daughters and the grandmother to four granddaughters. (Even the dog is a girl.) I am a retired pediatric nurse, a Christian of 'getting stronger' faith, and a reliable prayer warrior. I love to eat bacon cheeseburgers and drink too many diet cokes. Diet A&W is my biggest weakness.
I am not a person of great or many words. Here, you won't find long compositions. I am a visual person and often use my own photos to make a point or illustrate an idea.
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When a daughter begins to ask about the past, she is beginning to spread her wings.
A woman needs to understand where she comes from so that she may better choose where she wants to go.
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Parents rejoice in watching their daughter go about her life. Her confident stride tells of a woman comfortable with who she's become, and happy with where she's heading.