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21 Days Smoke Free

Friday, October 30, 2015

I have been a non-smoker for three weeks. That is a big milestone for me. That is also a savings of $126. The feeling of having accomplished this makes me proud of myself. I actually have done something I started out to do.

This has been a tough one for sure. I post my daily affirmations, and ask the Lord to keep me on the right path. I have on on-line support group from Australia, I have a dear sister who has been my coach and confident, and I have the Sparks team. That is pretty amazing support for sure!

The cravings aren't lasting as long or as intense. When I feel one, I stop breathe, and tell myself that I can do this.

I am thankful I started the 30 Make Small Changes Challenge before I quit smoking. I can't afford to gain weight and this helped me get a program that works for me. I rejoined the challenge yesterday, as it is the one thing that helped me start tracking and logging, I started a large three ring notebook and print my Daily Nutrition Reports. It has been useful to review, pick out the menus I enjoy and keep my perspective. Some of the habits I picked up were
1) Use avocado on my toast in morning instead of butter or peanut butter.

The Month of November will be focused on getting some Movement into Muscles. I committed to a water exercise class on Wednesdays and Fridays. I also will enjoy the camaraderie with others who live in this Retirement Village. I moved here in March 2015, and enjoy meeting the new people. This morning I volunteered for the Flu Clinic, so I could meet some new faces. Now if I can just remember their names :)

Since I can just sit all day, which isn't good, but certainly less painful- I need to do some structured movement.
So I am shooting for a streak of 30 days:
Breakfast and then 10 minutes stretching- EVERY DAY

Lunch and then 10 minutes of Walking- Every Day

Dinner and then 10 minutes of Core work- Every Day
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