Am I the only person at 1 month?
Today is day 29, of week 5! Wahoo!!
Had no problems last week. Only brief thoughts of a smoke once in a while. No cravings to speak of. My mood was very good all week! I am feeling better and I even think I look better!
If I had one tip to give all quitters, it would be to start exercising. It magically improves your mood and gets rid of depression. Exercising has been going really well this week, not near the struggle is has been. I am up to 10K/40 min 2 times a day on the exercise bike. Walking about 2-3 k every other day. I am really surprised how much and how quickly my breathing has improved!
Here is the shocker, I was outside and down the hill in the garden, Iheard the phone and took off running up the hill. When I got to the house I realized, I could barely walk up that hill 30 days ago!!! Now how good is that!!
I have gained a lot of weight since quitting, so started last week to do something about it. I did not want to deny myself snacks right now, nor did I want to go on a strict diet. So decided to just try to substitute some lower calorie foods. Got rid of milk and cheese, switched over to diet coke/drinks and no real sugar in coffee. Got rid of the chocolate and chip stash, replaced it with big fat sweet dates and low fat salted baked pretzels. Increased the fruits and veggies, chicken and lean beef. I am still eating non stop, but....drum roll.... I lost 1.8Kg over the week! I wonder if that will happen again this week or if it was just luck?
So that is about it for now. I am so happy I am not a smoker!!