I use perseverance and determination to keep my weight down. Part of that includes looking at my before picture and my goal picture. The montage makes me see what I can do and I, therefore, persevere.
I believe the same skills are used to quit and maintain quitting smoking. We don't take pictures of us holding a cigarette one day and not holding a cigarette the next. Would it really help? Would it be symbolic? Now that I'm thinking about it, it seems kind of weird!
Currently, I'm on day 79 of my quit and again beginning to watch my intake. That perseverance word came up today and I decided to hold onto it as my charm.
I will be going to the shoulder doc to learn what's what today. I'll let y'all know if there's surgery in my future and if there is, it's a good thing. I know I'm not the only one living with a bit of pain in this community, but I may be fortunate enough to have mine alleviated. Wish me luck on this one.
And here we all go, another smokeless day. It hasn't lost it's charm for me yet, this quitting thing. I still love not being a smoker and not being the one who stinks and not having an active monkey on my back.
Breathe on, friends!