Well kids, I’m 4 weeks cigarette free. I was talking to a friend who has read a few of my recent entries and mentioned that, with all the posts about running, he didn’t realize I was a smoker.
My wife said the same thing. (whoops!)
So let’s clear a few things up. My last cigarette was 4 weeks ago. That cigarette came several weeks after the one before it. I have not been smoking regularly for several years (about 13). Here and there I would pick it up for a few days or a few weeks and then stop again. It has been social-only, since my oldest daughter was born. I realized a few weeks ago, however, that there are thousands if not millions of smokers out there want to quit, try to quit, and in many instances fail… so why am I here smoking random cigarettes whenever I feel like it? Tempting fate? I would really be an idiot to not stop forever. So I did. I figure the only way I will be successful in this is if I behave like a smoker in recovery. so I regularly post about how long its been when I update the wellness Wagon.
With that said, I have gained a little weight since last week, but I also ran 5 miles this morning and felt pretty good, so the weight might be a fluke or otherwise unimportant. I haven’t been eating terribly, but I haven’t really been eating all that well either, so that’s high on my list. I’m still drinking fairly regularly. I suppose that will be the next thing to go… The question then becomes: how far do I take it? Do I quit alcohol like I quit cigarettes? That’s a pretty big deal. Maybe just special occasions and vacations? That’s probably more reasonable. thoughts to ponder.