Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Beginnings

I have hit a point in my life where I realize that I have to do something for myself. I need to reset the direction my life is going. I need to take charge of my health. So, a week ago I quit smoking.. put the soda pop aside and decided to join the "Y".
I have to admit that once I put the determination to quit on the table, will power followed right behind and it wasn't half as hard as I expected it to be. As a matter of fact I have to admit that it was downright easy. Oh sure, I crave a cigarette but it is easy to just say no I am not having one and with each passing day it is easier.
The Diet Pepsi was actually a bit harder to quit than the smoking... especially when I am at work. However, I am sticking with the water or the diet iced tea... mostly iced tea because it is supposed to be good to help you lose weight and I have 55 pounds that has to come off. So far my trainer has me working on just the bike and the treadmill, he says that I need to build up my cardio before he will allow me to start any weight training... pfffffft!!!! Darn it after all I want to start loosing the weight now, not later but I guess he knows best. I was very discouraged that after one week instead of loosing I had gained three pounds... I was almost ready to give it up already. I blame that on Alan though because I know better than to weigh myself that often and I shouldn't have done it but he was excited to see how much he had lost... no more scales for me until the end of July.


Colleen said...

I am so proud of you. I know first hand about all of what you are talking about. I quit smoking and have really changed my pop drinking habit and working on my weight loss. Getting the weight off seems to be the hardest.

But being the stubborn lady that I know you are, you can lose the weight as well.

Keep up the great work.

GinniG said...

Jackie, I'm soooooooo happy for you! You will feel MUCH better really soon I promise! Remember that MUSCLE weighs MORE than fat!!! I'm right there with you on losing the weight! I've lost 12 pounds so far! Almost 60 to go still... :)

Anonymous said...

Way to go Jackie

melody said...

wow jackie! i'm so proud of you and the life changes you're making! i'm rootin for ya chickie!

and thankx so much for visiting me ~ and for the lovely compliments