Been scarce lately

Blog Post created by tigs on Feb 6, 2009
Hello to everyone! I know I have been scarce lately, and after a few "crave" type posts. I hope I didn't worry anyone too much by the timing. Actually, I just realized I was thinking more about cigarettes when on here than when I am doing other things, so I haven't been on a lot. Besides, work is a bit hectic right now, a major systems review is coming up, and we are going through and checking everything to make sure all our ducks are in their little rows....while we are doing our regular work as well, of course...with no overtime, of course...

yeah lol.

I been a bit busy.

But, I have also been doing pretty well in the quit department. At the moment, I seem to be in the upper ends of the roller coaster, with a few quick thoughts and no major craves...week 3 passed and I forgot to notice (ooops!). My best friend has restarted her quit after she didn't make it in December, and I am spending a bit of time with her, helping her through the first few days. She is doing pretty well so far this time too.

Funny, the "first-time" trigger I hit this time was talking to a friend on the phone who called for some advice. I don't talk on the phone a whole lot anyway, but haven't had any problems with it since the first week or so. But this is the first time since I quit that I got a "help me, please?" call, a friend needing some support and advice. It was a mild trigger, I just realized I was looking for a cigarette during the call, and laughed out loud, litterally! Told my friend about it, and she laughed,....and she felt better after it, too. So here is one of those instances that a trigger/crave was a great thing!

So far, so good! Still having some mild wants, and brief thoughts this week, but not a lot of annoyance with the cig habit. Now...I just need to work on starting to get rid of the 15 pounds I gained when the quit was all I was focused on! OK, not quite 15 pounds, but more than 10. Weather is starting to get better, and the sun out longer, so that will help me get out and walking. Right now, I'm only really doing morning weight routines, cause they are quick and don't need a lot of room. Watching what I am eating again...

OK, I've rambled enough now..time to relax a bit and plan some meals before tomorrow's shopping trip! And thanks to everyone that has helped me so far!