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  1. This is Ben. He is about over a year old. He is snuggling up to me right now while I work on some things. He is a huge attention hog. He demands a lot of love.
  2. I thought about it for a while and I decided I deleted my other accounts (Skype, YouTube, or whatever!) but I'll keep this one open and stay. It gives me peace of mind to unplug every once in a while. But I'll stay here That makes ya'll my special lil' cupcakes
  3. doing a lot of deep breathing, crocheting a sweater and watching old Rickie Lake and Jenny Jones makeover episodes because I still live in 1994
  4. I will try and if I need to I can come back at any time. I'll still have WiFi, but in the worst case I can set up notifications and those emails get sent to my flip phone so I'll still be a little bit close I can check in, too.
  5. Thank you! I think today is actually the hardest day for me because it is the end of the year. That is disappointing for me. I expect better things by the end. I can't really explain it, but I'm pushing through it as much as I can and then I'll let it end and get pizza, and then I might take a break from the internet for a while. I'll probably come back. I woke up every hour last night just thinking that I should just smoke but I cried all the night through instead and didn't.
  6. This is Ayn now. (Eye-en) She is probably three weeks old. She was named Ayn because the Finnish baby name thing told me it meant "the only one." It probably lied to me but since she was the only one of the litter (and yes I'm 100% positive) she was named Ayn. She ended up with grey ears, paws, and tail but she is the cutest fluff ball. Sometimes the mother could lose interest with a single litter, but actually the mother has been awesome and has been bringing me Ayn to babysit from the beginning. She shoves her under my armpit when I'm laying down so she can get her breakfas
  7. Haha! Thanks, @Boo! My patience was just tested for about the last hour. Fire alarm goes off. Happens at least 2-3 times a year. For some reason the kids around here are notorious for pulling the alarm. (lack of supervision, I guess) Well I still gotta get out. So my 4'11 body/98 lb body has to haul out two kids, a german shepherd, and six cats within a couple minutes to sit outside on the curb until the problem goes away. I don't make it. I get three cats. I have no idea where the others are but I can't very well let my kids hang outside alone with my neighbors (be
  8. Sounds like a great plan, Doreen! I had B12 deficient anemia and it took me a long time to get to get better. I'm only 33 and if I wanted to work out I was stuck on doing sitting down/senior's workouts and still got winded! Now I'm well enough to get back in shape. The next step for me is gaining weight, doing the strength training, taking that multivitamin, and drinking plenty of water. Might even invest in some Ensure drinks.
  9. Yes it does! Mine are 7, almost 12, and 16. The best advice anyone can offer you is to lock up all your permanent markers and maybe sure that pens are never accessible.
  10. What's the next thing for you? What do you plan on working on in your life? What's the big next improvement
  11. Day 3 = DONE. i am going to reward myself with 20 minutes of nobody around me and a melatonin to knock me out thank you guys! I couldn't have done it without you seriously i've been trying to quit for a while and never really made any progress at all Like at all
  12. Started a planned program today. 10 Lunges 10 Lunge Step-Ups 10 Squats 10 Slow Climbers 3 Sets
  13. You know, I have had never had a punching pillow. I've had a few screaming-into pillows and more recently the-write-a-letter-and-flush-it-down-the-toilet pillows, but maybe I could use a good punching pillow. I ended up just going back to bed and saying I'm not doing today and I think if I do that just for today it will be fine. I don't have anything big that has to be done today anyway. But come to think of it @Mee you're right and while I don't consider myself a really anxious person except during severely traumatic situations (which I was in last week) and during withdrawals
  14. I am doing alright for the third day (I've been up since 6:30 AM doing chores) except that I was cleaning the bathroom until my brain immediately switched from "Let's clean the sink" to "Remember these old ancient feelings we haven't paid attention to in a really long time and were over? well they're all back now" and then I'd get like a glimpse or a flash or something and I'd have that old feeling connected to that event. And then there's other times that I've noticed from previous withdrawals (though not for extended periods of time) where I'd be working on something quietly to myself
  15. Just updating that I made it through Day 2. I only plan on updating up to Day 3, I promise. It makes me feel better. Not really feeling much in the way of withdrawals. Also feel much, much cleaner. Ate entire bowl of Lucky Charms after dinner, proudly, and determined that the marshmallows in the name brand are much more vibrant than the marshmallows in the off brands.
  16. I wasn't going to do it but I am trying to gain 17 lbs and I found out today I'm also supposed to be doing strength training. 20 leg raises 5 upward downward dog 10 knee-in extensions 20 side leg raises 10 air bike crunches 10 crunches three sets
  17. Sounds like you just needed some validation so that you feel like you have a reason to quit; and confirmation that they are wrong. If it only takes one to get addicted what do you think four a day do? I'm only on day two of my quit but I smoked 4-5 a day since I was 19, and usually just halves at a time. If I wasn't addicted it wouldn't have taken me 14 years to be ready to stop touching them all together and if you weren't addicted you wouldn't be stressing about it and your girlfriend wouldn't be upset with it. Your friends have bad science. It gets passed through th
  18. Just checking in to say that I made it through day one and it is complete for me because I have to go to bed. I don't remember much of what happened except that it was relatively easy. The worst cravings came on between 1-2 PM but were defeated by taking a nap. Afterwards, I did some stuff with the kids, made dinner, and then for some reason I ate four plates of beans, rice, and corn tortillas. (I'm only 4'11 so this is actually very impressive. I will gold star myself... I earned this. ) Usually after a meal is one of my triggers, but this time I was just hungrier. I want to
  19. The 1956 colorized version movie of 1984. Also a book called "Don't Marry; or, Advice on How, When and Who to Marry" (1890) by Hildreth. I love these old books and have read several, but this one was a favorite of mine because now some of it is quite humorous and some gems of wisdom, like don't marry your first cousin despite any closeness or give notice to any playas, but also because it taught me the word "coquette," which is a new word I can throw around at people. Try yelling that out your car window.
  20. I let them know and I also texted my family (long distance and spread out all over the country) know, too. I am letting my almost 12-year-old watch some of the videos about what smoking does to the lungs and letting him see some of the pictures, too. Never too early to teach them.
  21. Thank you! If I can stay at the position I am right now I think I will be okay. I don't feel super anxious for some reason. Not like yesterday. There was a situation today where I could smell the smoke really strongly through the door and I wasn't tempted to go after it. (Surprisingly) Instead I just sort of acknowledged how bad it smelled and now I can't wait to have all of that gross smell off of me. So gross. Embarrassing to think that you could smell like that. I think the most significant withdrawal symptom I'm having so far is a severe craving for cheetos. I coul
  22. Thank you everyone! I am doing okay. I'm not really craving on my own, and I was actually okay except until two seconds ago part where someone woke up and started harrassing me first thing in the morning about every single detail in life with a bunch of gaslighting comments and me saying "Can you just give me some space for today and back off a little bit, because it's my first day quitting" and getting the response back "Sorry that's not my thing I don't have anything to do with that, that's your thing"" after that huge overly dramatic "Oh. Ok. Can you go (do some chore)" after I said it
  23. Thanks, jillar! I'm glad to hear it's normal. I was thinking I was probably the only one that felt that way. I always relied on smoking for "emotional support" but that's not an option anymore. I'll definitely be sticking close ... I'm gonna need you guys!
  24. I wanted to wait a couple days after Christmas to be "official"so I did. In two hours ... I got Joel Spitzer's Day 1 playlist saved and I'm ready. I'm officially committed. I'm doing FlyLady CHAOS and Body Clutter at the same time so their positive changes can intermingle and hopefully have positive change babies. At the same time, I am anxious/nervous and almost feel like I am grieving. I can't explain it. It's really weird. It's just a cigarette but it feels emotional.
  25. Thank you both! I am okay now but I'm probably gonna wanna use it later. Turns out I only get heated for about 15 minutes or so.

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