DAY 15- SMOKE FREE
Saturday, October 24, 2015
I have made it to Day 15 with out smoking. I have saved $90 by not smoking, not including the cost benefits to my health. I am looking forward to "earning" enough $ to purchase a Fitbit, and take a trip to see family. I needed to post my Pledge as a reminder to myself.
"I, Sunny Howard, hereby give myself permission to Stop Smoking and to be 100 percent healthy. I deserve, create, and have health and happiness in my life. I believe in myself and my ability to quit smoking right here, right now. I do my affirmations regularly. I take responsibility for health and body.I find and employ ways to improve my health daily. I enjoy relaxing, meditating, and exercising. I love myself unconditionally. I accept and approve of myself. I allow myself to be me. I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy, to the good of all parties concerned. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Today was Bountiful Baskets day. www.bountifulbaskets.org. We are on a bi-weekly schedule now, so every two weeks we get a box containing 1/2 fruits, 1/2 veggies for $12.50. I also buy the organic whole wheat bread, because it only contains 85 mg sodium. Todays blessing was celery, fennel, potatoes, lemons, grapes, oranges, yellow squash, zucchini, mushrooms,apples and grapefruit.
I don't go the grocery store, as all those foods that I shouldn't eat jump right into my cart. I order online, or sent my hubby to the store with a list. Everytime I send him, my mind reverts to the video by Jean Robertson titled "Don't Send A Man to the Grocery Store" https://www.youtube.com/watch?
I am doing the Spark Coach for a year and really like it. The question today was how do you handle a crave. My answer was easy: 1) I don't have stuff in the pantry I shouldn't eat, 2) I find a recipe and do a makeover to make it healthy. By the time I make it, I usually don't want it- LOL.
I seem to be pushing a pound back and forth and haven't seen a weight loss since the end of September. But I have quit smoking, so I am allowing myself the grace of maintaining without gaining. I do have a challenge going to lose a pound a week until the holidays- so I am still logging on Sundays. I know if I got off my butt and did some exercise, it would help a great deal. I deal with some back pain that at times is debilitating. That is another reason to exercise- or lately as an excuse not to exercise and strengthen my core. I did get the Lesley Sansone Walking DVD, and think I will start there.
Yeah- now I just have to do it!! The weather here is Arizona has finally cooled down so I can get outside also. So just for today I will move my muscle!!