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About Rosewothorne

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  1. Saturday 21st April 2018

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  5. Friday 20th April 2018

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  8. Whole 30

    How is this going for you? I've not heard of Whole 30 but it sounds like Paleo? I did eat Paleo for a six week cross-fit challenge. We were allowed one day of "cheat" per week. I did lose weight, more than I intended, but I also had more energy, less puffiness, less GERD/digestive issues, and I recall that my skin and hair were healthier. I did an early morning cross-fit class and I do believe that with the diet changed or kick started my metabolism. After about two months I began to incorporate dairy and the grains and the other foods back into my diet. It was gradual and in moderation so I didn't gain the weight back right away. But there were other life factors happening to me that most likely impacted my weight loss (about 10 more pounds than I needed and doctor said, NO).
  9. Wonderful hobby of smoking

    Hey Boater! Congrats on your cold turkey quit. I'm also 10 days quit and right along with you on the relax and sleep thing and the multiple quit practices. You can do this!!!
  10. Thursday 19th April 2018

    NOPE!!! Times two.
  11. Thursday 19th April 2018

  12. Coping with Outside Stresses

    I've faced a lot of stressful situations since the weekend. Tax day. Relationship stress. Work stress. I was not particularly graceful or dignified but overall not too bad. I snapped like a child, instead of talked. I cursed like a sailor. I paced like a mad person. What I didn't do was smoke. In fact, having a smoke wasn't even my first thought when I was hit with a wave of stress...until someone reminded me by saying, "Why don't you go and smoke?" Nice. Thanks for your support. Victory was mine though because (a) it wasn't my go to thought and (b) I didn't want to smoke and (c) I was able tell that person what I thought about saying that and forgive them. I am just keeping my eyes on the prize: what is good and best for me and that would be not smoking, which in turn empowers me to do and think other positive things for myself. Like the other day, when I felt like all i wanted to do was eat my way through the day, I took a step back, read about quitting/weight gain and watched a whyquit video, and the following day was able to make better decisions on what to eat and whether I was hungry or just feeling empty. Education and knowledge really are my best defense or better, reinforcement in the quit smoking process. Like an Army by my and on my side. I feel like I have more time now...which is a gift, I think. When I was feeling really work stressed yesterday, I purposefully made time for exercising (Day 2 of my fitness challenge complete). Something I would normally blow off because of too much work to do. Baby steps. And maybe "coping with stress" is not the right choice of words -- successfully managing stress in a healthier way is better.
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  14. Returning to the Quit

    Hi TravellingSunny! I also had a long-term quit that I blew for much longer than you (like 12 years). Good for you for getting back on track. I'm only in my second week of quitting but I can say that this is much easier for me than the last time I quit and all of the stuff that I learned back then kicked in pretty quick. I also am taking chantix. There is great support here that is really helpful. Looking forward to seeing you around!

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