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31 Smoke Free Days. I am getting there!

Monday, November 09, 2015

Yesterday we went down to the pool in the afternoon. There were others there and I could smell the smoke in the air, it smelled terrible, and I thought " I am glad those days are over for me". Today I went over to a neighbors to help her contractor look for some papers. There was an ashtray outside and I walked by it without longing. So I am giving myself a big hug and a well done.

I am going to continue the nicotine patch therapy , it is kind of like not letting your self get to hungry or you will invite a binge! ( Been there, done that!)

November was the start of moving my body , and planning and tracking my movement. I did chair yoga this morning. The biggest lesson or take away is learning and mastering Yoga breathing. It clears the lungs of built up waste and toxins. It increases blood flow and it
helps with weight loss. I am good with that!

Tomorrow , missing exercise class. I will be at Dr. from 7 am for labs, x-rays, MRI, Cat scan, etc as a follow up to my surgery last November. I of course am positive the results are going to be great! If I have the energy when I get home, then I can either go down to the pool or pop in the Leslie Samsone DVD. I will move. I love having options.

As I review others blogs, I see most people are having success with Bariatric Surgery. With each choice there is a consequence, and for me I chose to life healthy be eating whole foods, and logging nutrition. The results are slower for sure, but eventually my metabolism will reset itself, and I can enjoy great food.

I have developed a new love for cooking. And it is exciting to try new recipes. Most of my old go to recipes have been converted to healthier versions. I have made small swaps and have reduced my fat intake. I still have some treats, but they are incorporated into my daily food plan. I don't have to be good all the time. Again that choice has a consequence.

My children were raised with the " Freedom with Responsibility" method of parenting. And now my lifestyle program for health is raising me that way. I can always make the choice, and don't have anyone telling me what I can or can't do. So I am choosing to make one healthy choice, then make another!

65 days streak on tracking food. My blood pressure is way down. I am still taking the morning medication, have dropped the evening medication. My energy levels are increasing and I can't believe I am saying this, but I look forward to exercise!

I am living in the present and learning to appreciate the body that I have. I am not giving up and would love to be at my goal weight now. But it isn't the numbers, it is the journey and I am really enjoying it.
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  • NHES220
    Good for you! Congrats on your smoke-free life-style and I'm sure your test results will be great. Keep up the great work!
    1983 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Smoke-free and a lot of $$ to spend on healthy foods, savings,etc.. Bravo!!!!!
    1984 days ago
    You are doing fantastic. PRoud of you!
    1984 days ago
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