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Day One: changes

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Nothing ever goes as planned. Some how plans change all the time. In this case, oh well!
Tomorrow was supposed to be day one. Instead, I woke up this morning with 4 cigarettes. All gone before noon of course. Sitting here now, it is 3:30pm and I am wanting one but not wanting a cigarette… so far I am feeling alright. Kinda dizzy. Normal feelings.003

I started my day at 5:30am when AJ is dropped off. I brewed the coffee. Made Mikes lunch for work. Cooked up breakfast for the kiddos. Then I sat down to write Blog: Mirena IUD while the kids played. In between writing, I took care of any needs the kids had, and also picked up as I went. However, I really need to wash today’s dishes. You can also kinda tell my house is in the middle of being spring cleaned. And I have projects everywhere! I decided today, day one, would be a good day to get this blog going.

So here we are! Not smoking, blogging. Admitting to the world and myself that smoking is a drug. It has taken over MY life. I keep telling myself not to be a junky but to be strong and give it to The Lord. Keep busy! Relax. Everything will work out and I can conquer this addiction.

Today’s post in the group: Orange juice and cream of tartar makes a drink to flush nicotine out of your system. Who would have guessed? I’ll be buying it soon! I also changed the groups cover picture. Made an administrators chat. And since the new early hours I’m waking, drank coffee not tea today.

Tomorrow I will work on projects:

  • Banana Bread
  • Pantry curtains hung
  • And the laundry I’ve neglected the past couple days preparing for this life change.

Well, I am off to look for recipe. Looking forward to tomorrow’s blog. Banana Bread will be good for breakfast and the blog. I also have to work. Extra day more money! Plus the kid is cool and gets along pretty good with my daughter.

I can do this! Until next time…. And if you come across my page, have something to say, I would love to hear from you! Quitting smoking is a BIG change. ANY and EVERY piece of advise or encouragement will be read and appreciated. Thanks! 🙂

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Blogging

Where to begin? Okay!
A few months ago, November of last year to be exact, I went in for a routine  women’s checkup and my options on another form of birth control besides the Mirana (we will discuss this in another blog). Results to the Pap smear came back. Reality check!! I had what is called precancerous cells on my cervix. Yes, cancer. SCARY!! Fortunately it was just “pre” meaning stage 0 and a simple LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) is all it took to remove these cancerous cells from my body with side effects (another discussion for later). My chances of conceiving are less. My chances of a high risk pregnancy is higher. Low birth weight is another side effect. Anyways, did the procedure. My 4 month checkup is the end of this month.

So the reason for blogging! I HAVE TO QUIT SMOKING!!! I don’t think I have to explain why. I’ve done some listening, reading, and Pinterest and came to a conclusion: smoking is a drug. I need to treat quitting like I am quitting drugs. NOT EASY! And I have a plan of action to defeat this drug!

My plan:

  • Call it a drug.
  • Change my habit with other healthy habits.
  • Stay strong.
  • Be active in my group and blog!
  • Give it to God.

My other habits, habits to replace smoking. I found that would suit me is herbal tea. See it’s the process: heat water in kettle, pour water over tea in coffee press, wait to steep, and enjoy! By the time the cup is gone my craving passes and I make a habit that will benefit rather then distory. It actually helped. My problem with this trial period is i wasn’t keeping my mind off of smoking. I wasn’t think it of a drug but a relief. This is going to be hard!

Next is projects! These will help, I hope (crossing fingers)! My trial period I found for free an old end table. Real wood. I decided to fix it up and replace it with my daughters table holding her TV. It kept me busy. I had 2 cigarettes in the whole time only because I sat there waiting. Gotta keep busy! The finished product (I forgot to snap a before picture. Next time!):



The nobs I need to get longer screws. Forgot to get them today. I also could’ve gotten another can of purple but ….

Lastly, give it to God. Please give me the strength and courage to brace this change and over come it’s cravings.

If you are interested join this group I have joined. Check it out on Facebook! A group of awesome people. A few hundred (401) of smokers wanting to quit like me, current quitters (this ranges from 1 day to years) and ex-smokers! A lot of them are active.

Stop Smoking Support Group

Until next time! Oh! I’m planning on starting Saturday morning no cigarettes. Wish me luck!