I took the big step and made the decision to become a non-smoker as of today. In some ways it’s been much easier than I thought it would be, but I’ve heard that the mental addiction withdrawal becomes more powerful in a couple of days.
I’m looking forward to the challenge (she said timidly).
John helped me set up an exercise center in my bedroom. We moved in the treadmill (placed it directly in front of a window facing my side yard) and my other exercise equipment, yoga stuff, small weights. I have a lighted beach scene photo-box that has the sound of the sea and seagulls cawing. He’ll hang it beside the treadmill tomorrow, then I’ll be all set up. I’m hoping it’ll help keep off the extra pounds from quitting smoking. I’d told myself that if the cravings got bad, I’d hit the treadmill. The problem’s been that my cravings haven’t been strong enough to make me want to exercise!
I am very determined and having a fairly good time with it, although I set aside today to deal with “not smoking.” Tomorrow I’m planning to get back to work. I won’t be going out because I might become too cranky. I really don’t want to jump down someone’s throat! Well, I might jump down a family member’s throat — but that’s it. No TARA sisters, no strangers — KC