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2 May - Celebrating Freedom



Feeling much lighter of heart and head the last few days.  Grateful to be able to ride out the emotional  downs without being a slave to nicotine addiction. Yipee!  Close call sometimes.


For the most part I don't think much about smoking at all.  When the urge hits to smoke it is either light and easy to bat away, or all consuming and demanding action.  Through whatever  grace I am free of nicotine (38 ish years a slave...no more) and trucking on.  Not saying there are not other  things that need tending and healing, and very grateful for the relative ease of releasing this addiction I no longer need.


Enjoying the spring dazzle of greens.  Enjoying walks with the cat and seeing, seemingly, right before my eyes the leafing out of the trees.  No kidding...we walk our mile loop and the trees we pass on the return appear to have even more leaves.  Delightful.

Hoping to get a person powered boat on the water this weekend.   Pretty windy at the moment.

Not sure what to look forward to these days. 


Staying grateful for:

the amazing life I am leading

relationships that evolve and remain and nourish and sustain...and ones that seem stuck, so I can have the opportunity to show up with compassion, love and hope

me and the things I learn, choose and give

my marvelous man...a rare gift from a one of my dearest friends...in weird way

laughter and long standing jokes with people who share my bents

health of those I hold dear because they thrive in place, me, too

BEing Free from nicotine ...  coming soon to my body and brain... FREEDOM from sugar and caffine

ART - am really loving the Getty Museum stay at home challenge  ...just search for images of Getty museum challenge, jut squirreled up that clicking tree for a few minutes and am laughing out loud

my phone....it is how I am connected to people  I love and their voices...so nice to hear

hope because I believe things change and there is ever more wellness and wonderfulness flowing




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Another great post, darcy.

  Have you given up sugar and caffeine or are you planning to ?  

I gave up caffeine a few years ago Caffeine Withdrawal and it was much more physically challenging than nicotine.

My recommendations would be to not go cold turkey but, wean yourself.

I know I know I know...the advocate of CT....

But, physically it was really rough and that would be ameliorated with a program of cutting back.


Sugar, I know nothing about and consume so little it has never been an issue.  Whereas salt !  lol.

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planning...more like outlining a plan.

  caffeine is really 2-4 cups, 8oz cups, of coffee in the morning (heavily laden with cream and sugar), so more than I'd like , but many miles from the 6 Monsters a day I drank 10 years ago.  You could say I have weaned over a decade...lol.

  and the sugar... I have been trying t be aware of how much I consume, just so I actually know....seems I randomly binge and have dessert everyday.  The dessert thing started 10 years ago....used to be occasional desert, now daily.  


Currently, I am trying to be excited about my success in ceasing nicotine.  My screwed up internal dialogue snidely comments, "so what , you still are weighing in at extremely unhealthy numbers, so why bother with one , if you're not going to fix (choose healthy) for all."  My actual self realizes that progress is progress and loving myself as I am IS the HEALTHIEST choice and path I can possibly take.


Your continued support and connection is deeply appreciated.



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One habit at a time Darcy, otherwise you may become overwhelmed. The weight for most comes off on its own as you start getting busier with your non smoking life. Of course with these trying times it may take a little longer but that's no fault of yours. Just focus on your awesome quit, the rest will follow. :) 

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