It has been exactly 365 days since I've quit smoking!
Most people don't even know that I was a smoker.
That is because I was a closet smoker
So much of a closet smoker that I never even mentioned here on the blog
that I had quit, but I am so damn proud of
MYSELF that I had to write about it!!
I always quit smoking when I was pregnant with the kids and usually started again when they were a few months old.
I will say that I NEVER smoked in the house, even in winter you'd find me out on the porch freezing my buns off smoking.
My Dad quit about 20 years ago and my Mother quit six years ago.
My husband never smoked, but he does chew - although he is trying to quit :)
Smoking use to be cool, now we know it's not and will kill you.
It has been hard this last year. Sometimes more than others, but I did it!
And will continue to do so.
I have worried about gaining weight since the average person gains 9 pounds in the first year after quitting. I've gained 8 and that is enough.
I think I did OK maintaining my weight until I started the new job in Aug, but since then with the rotten hours right in the middle of the day and sitting for literally HOURS at a time, the pounds have found me. Not to mention I seem to like to drink more calories than ever before.
So, on this 1 year anniversary of my quitting smoking I'm going to get back on the treadmill and work to regain some of the lung function and muscle tone I had lost due to years of smoking and the inactivity that has plagued me recently.
I figure if I can quit smoking surely I can get on that damned treadmill and loose a few pounds!