Monday, January 17, 2011

Congratulations to .....


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!


Aunt Krissy said...

Did you see the fire crackers going off over at my house for you? I'm so proud of you! I know how hard it was and how many atomic fire balls you ate for the first few weeks.

Average Girl said...

Hi Kellie

Saw you in my feedjit, wondered who you were, came to check you out... almost like stalking you huh! Anyway, I saw that I was in your blog roll to the side, so cool and thanks!

Congrats on the 1 year of no smoking. I have never tried a cigarette. I am allergic to them. I can't imagine how hard it is to give up that. I can only equate it to my love of pickles, no seriously, if I don't have like 2 pickles a day I have a melt down... lol I often wonder what my insides look like from all those years of pickles and brine! Eeek! Anyway congrats again! That is awesome.

Cheers for now
It's an Average Life

crochet lady said...

Yee haw.... good for you Kellie! I've never smoked but I know alot of people in life who do and have tried to quit. It is a really hard thing, so congradulations!!!

Lisa said...

Congrats!!!my dh quit smoking about 5 years ago. He had tried everything and nothing worked. Then he needed surgery so after he got back home he too a puff and said, "I don't need this crap" threw the ciggies in the furnace and never looked back. Amazingly, he's never had cravings or grouchiness. We believe that it's the Lord's doing.

So again Congrats!!! Keep it up!

PAK ART said...

Congratulations! That is awesome! A full year is really quitting and I'm sure you'll never pick one up again. I'm working on the weight loss too. Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Kellie!! I didnt know you had quit.. good job.. I am proud of you. Anyone that can quit that habit is tops in my book!!
love you.

Anonymous said...

Hi honey.I am so proud of you.Must go
Love you mom