ahhhh. I made it out of bed in time to steal some quiet before the kids are up. I have coffee brewing and got through my first full day of cold turkey no smoking. It wasn’t that bad. There were DEFINITELY moments and I not so nieve to think I’m out of the clear. I just know I got one down.
183 days (26weeks +1 day) until the 40th. I was thinking one habit a week would be put in place and was going to include “exercise” type stuff to sneak up on it. Now I am thinking my habits should be anything but the exercise part, as it need to get going faster. So I will do 15minutes of some type of exercise today. My habits for January will be:
- Jan1thru 7 vitamins/food journal
- Jan 8 thru 14 64 4oz water minimum
- Jan 15 thru 21 In bed by 9:30
- Jan 22 thru 28 Me Time 15 minutes a day!
I am no longer paying for the gym, although I should be. Lost my ATM card that the dues were tied to automatically deduct from my account. When I had the card replaced, the number was different. I haven’t been to the gym in 3 months so I’m sure they just think I flaked. I gues I should let them know. In an effort to save money I will not renew. I have a treadmill, eleventy billion NEW workout tapes, and a gaggle of weights, bands, balls and whatnots to “sculpt the perfect body”. Ahem.
On another note, I am fully stressed out about our finances. We spent too much, no secret, so we have a plan to get that under control. However, the home business has got to get its footing again because I cannot continue to subsidize it with money from job. I love my husband, but something has to give. I am trying not to let it get into a frenzy, and I trust the Lord will walk us through it. I just hope I can keep my mouth shut and my sharp tongue to myself as we traverse what is certain to be a tight 3 to 4 months. Fortunately, my job has changed and in doing so has kicked up the profit with potential for the ole salary to go up even more. On the down side, I don’t realize the spoils of my hard earned cash cuz I’m busy carrying everyone else with it. Okay, there…. I said it. My apologies.
Alright, I’m off to take the strand of Christmas lights I forgot about down. Hoping hubby’s request to go to church plays out today. I need something positive shot back into my brain.
Its day 183 you know. They are getting fewer every morning!
3:00pm update = I have created a chore list that puts my hubby on a 15 minute chore in reach room of our house monday through friday (except for the room I will be in). I am spending my 15 min daily in one room for a week - following the flylady program again. Trying to keep myself occupied has been a test of my nerves, and may result in a ton of lists and over analyzed projects. And constant gum chewing.
7:50ish pm… creeping up on 8pm which means 48 hours no smoking…. 2/3 of the way through the dreaded 3 day withdrawl. I am exhausted. Ate everything I could think of before suddenly becoming a responsible person about my weight tomorrow. The fact that I have not folded and went out for a pack of smokes is a huge victory alone though. Tomorrow will be tough. Monday back at work with a gaggle of projects on my plate, some due months ago. But I will survive. Off to get a full nights sleep…… nighter blogland.