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Monday, October 20, 2008


I am going through some transitions now. I have mentioned here before about my OCD...but frankly I had other habits I wanted to kick...not to bore you all here but this weekend was all about "transitions". Here is the definition from www.Merriam-Webster.com


\tran(t)-ˈsi-shən, tran-ˈzi-, chiefly British tran(t)-ˈsi-zhən\
Latin transition-, transitio, from transire
1 a: passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another :
change b: a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another2 a: a musical modulation b: a musical passage leading from one section of a piece to another3: an abrupt change in energy state or level (as of an atomic nucleus or a molecule) usually accompanied by loss or gain of a single quantum of energy
— tran·si·tion·al
\-ˈsish-nəl, -ˈsizh-, -ˈzish-; -ˈsi-shə-nəl, -ˈzi-, -zhə-\ adjective
— tran·si·tion·al·ly adverb

So today I quit smoking...yes I said it...I'm done and now it's in PRINT. It was my downfall, my crutch but I am stronger and no longer want to mistreat my body. I have quit smoking with each of my pregnancies so my husband always thought he had to "knock me up" to get me to be healthy...but not this time...I'm not pregnant and I'm living a healthy lifestyle. I'm turning 31 next Monday and by golly I will be a changed woman!!!

Last week was the first week of my diet or shall I say lifestyle change. And it only took me seeing severely obese people eating to turn my stomach and shut my mouth (not to stop talking...who we kidding I haven't been able to do that even in Kindergarten...to stop stuffing my face silly geese). I am allowing myself one day to relish in the moment...which is Sunday for Football because who can watch football without eating wings and chili (especially if you have had my hubby's chili).

I'm really doing it this time...kicking all my bad habits...and setting a great example for myself (because we should be our own role models), my hubby, my children and you my friends!

So like the Patti LaBelle song "I Got A New Attitude"


Megan said...

Good luck with all of the changes!!
Good for you for quit smoking. I only smoke 2-3 a day, but it is still more than I like! I need to get to the point where you are where I say, I'm done!!

Gwen said...

I am so proud of you for quitting!!! See there is a reason you ran across my blog. Quiters Unite!!! :) And what a perfect theme song for your transition.


colbymarshall said...

Wow--way to go on quitting smoking! What a huge step for your life! AWESOME!

Weeksie50 said...

My Mom quit smoking several years ago. When she was having a craving.. She would self chant. I am a non smoker. I like that my hair and clothes don't smell like smoke. Etc. It worked for her..

I am rooting for you girl.
You can do it.

No, I didn't get a pic. It was to DARK..ugh. I am sad because I have major love for this purse..

Heather said...

YOU CAN DO IT!! I believe in you!

Hipmomofboyz said...

Congrats and good luck with quitting smoking. I however have decided that I should start smoking so that it might help me loose some weight....JK

...love Maegan said...

Congrats! You can do it!

I quit smoking 8 days after I turned 30 and it was the best decision I've ever made and the hardest to follow through with. Seriously changed my life.
...it's hard but you can do it! Maybe you should trick yourself into thinking you are pregnant ..it may help :)

all healthy eating goes out the door on Sundays....I sleep in so my husband goes out and gets donuts ..ugh!

THE Stephanie said...

Good for you!! Now don't make me kick your butt when I come to Florida! You better stick to it!!! :)

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

thats great sweetie! Keep it up! I know you can do it!!!!

Savvy Mode SG said...

good for you. i am doing a new diet/healthy living thing too, eating only to i am 70% full then stopping so i can be about 90% full.

~alison said...

YAY!! COngrats, girlie! My hubby has quit for the second time. He is going on 5 months. He just amde his mind up this time and owned up to the fact the cigarette had control over him...it hasn't been hard for him this time.

Uggg...the diet thing sucks! I feel the pain. I got strict on myself yesterday and started strictness today!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

stopping smoking is HUGE... BIG... absolutely FANTASTIC!

i have got to see through my mother just how difficult it is... it is flat out HARD... BUT a transition YOU CAN make!

we'll be rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats...I'm proud of you!!!

Maria said...

Good for you! Good luck with everything. I know you will succeed!

Rebeckah said...

I know you can do it! I am trying SO hard to get some people I love to quit. Lung cancer just scares me silly! I will pray for you today!

Angie said...

Good for you!!! I'm rootin for ya!

LazyCrazyMama said...

OMG!?! are you into self torture? ;) I can't believe you are quitting smoking AND starting a diet! Bravo!!! I would so send you bunches of willpower if I had any! ;)