Wonderful Perchers

Friday, December 4, 2009

Today is Day 1

I have quit smoking today....for the 3rd time!!! I have tried to do it before but I really have to do it now. Doctors orders and also my body is saying enough is enough!

Hello everyone! I know I have been gone for quite sometime now and to be honest I didn't know if I was ever going to come back to writing. I started blogging for my stores on Etsy and Artfire. I had eventually grown to not like blogging for the fact of I was bored talking about selling. I enjoyed it more when I would talk about what I liked and loved but then I said "who cares how you feel about certain things" I know some of you do....if my old blogging buddies are still out there. So I have decided to do this for myself. I need to vent the frustration of stopping smoking and I thought what a better place then here due to the fact of there are millions of you out there that have overcome some sort of an addiction. I hope you all will be able to give me some hints, ideas and encouragement to do this so then I may be able to help the next person in line to quit smoking or whatever their addiction may be.

I have been having some medical issues and to be honest I am getting really nervous now. I am the type of person that doesn't like to talk about very personal things. My thoughts are that somewhere out there someone has it worse then you. I didn't want people to think that I was whining or anything. I have decided to try writing about my issues going on and about quitting smoking. I thought that it may help me to just put my thoughts and feelings down and if anyone wants to read or if anyone can offer some advice I would love it so. I have heard that quitting street drugs is easier then quitting smoking...don't know if that is totally true or not but I can say it is the hardest thing I have had to do. I haven't figured out how to constantly find things for my fingers to do or my mouth for that fact. I have lost some weight (45 lbs to be exact..in 2 yrs) and I am soooo scared I am going to put it back on and I can't do that since I am already pre diabetic or I should say was pre diabetic:) If I have to put some of that back on I am good with that but I have seen and read horror stories on how much weight people put on due to stopping smoking and I am not good with that!

Right now I need to take this one day at a time and see what happens. Right now I have a patch on and I have a cut down straw to hold in my fingers or in my mouth. I have also heard to put a little bit of cotton in one end of the straw so if you decide to suck on it is gives you a little resistance like a cigarette does (think I may have to try that). It is still early here and I haven't been up long enough to really start craving. I was never the one to get up and the first thing I had to do is light up. I was always about to hold off on that and also after eating I could do the same. I will probably have to post something later when I am cranky and really could use a smoke.

On another note. I thought I would show you a few pictures that I have been taking with my Christmas toy from last yr and a pictures of how big the boys have gotten :) I really would love to hear from you guys and let me know how you all are doing. I have popped in from time to time but I never really commented to much on the blogs but I always was wondering how everyone was.


coltpixy said...

Hi there! I have missed you so much. My personal life has gotten a little hectic so I figured that we just were never on plurk at the same time.
Good luck with the not smoking. ((((hugs)))
Star aka ColtPixy

Dan Felstead said...

Karrie! Happy Halloween...Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! Good to hear from you again.

I know what you are up against and I truly wish you the best of luck with the smoking...I smoke myself and have tried multiple times with no success so the only thing I can offer is my heartfelt support. Keep us posted.


Karrie said...

Hey CP!! I have missed you and the whole bunch. I just needed some time to my life in order and the whole selling online thing was taking up way too much time for me have 2 kids and all. I haven't been on plurk at all but hope to make it back someday soon :) XOXOX

Dan Your too much! Happy Thanksgiving and all the rest to you too. I hope you have had a wonderful summer and fall. I am very surprised to hear you smoke!! I would have never thought. It is such a nasty habit but we all know that don't we. I can't thank you enough for the support but maybe we could work together to help you quit too ;) I am going to do this and have to do it so I need all the support I can get. XOXOX