Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Guess the disease

4.Massive increase in appetite
6.Sore throat
8.Sinus pain/pressure
10.Body aches
11.Trouble concentrating
12.Waking throughout the night

If you guessed nicotine withdrawal-you're correct! I don't have numbers 1 or 7 yet, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time. But, I keep telling myself this is only temporary-this will not last forever-you can do this Lula, you CAN DO IT!

And as far as number 4, I keep telling myself "You're not REALLY hungry, it's a fake hunger-it's just your body adjusting. Wait it out and drink some water." It's worked so far, though I did eat after dinner last night, but it was a salad so that's not so bad. And by the way, binging the weekend before I decided to quit smoking was a stupid thing to do. Your metabolism slows down when you quit smoking, so I really didn't need these 5 extra pounds going in to this. That's right, I gained 5 pounds since last Friday. Actually 6.5, but I've dropped 1.5 already. I'm hoping it's sodium, but it doesn't look good so far. I was about 9 million calories over my limit both Saturday and Sunday. Dumbass.

And, in the interest of not gaining weight like every person who quits smoking does, I've decided to step up my game. This morning I did 20 minutes on the elliptical on a more difficult setting than I usually do, then I threw in 10 minutes of abs. Tonight I'll do another 20-30 minute workout, with (hopefully) some more cardio thrown in. I didn't sleep well at all last night, so who knows how I'll feel by the time I get home.

This can't last too long, right??


Deirdre Bunny said...


Lula said...

Thanks, needed that!

Red said...

Yuck. How awful. I was going to say Swine Flu. I used the gum to quit. It took me a year or longer. Not three months like they said back then. i chewed gum all the time until I weaned off of it. I found the ritual part of it the hardest to break. Smoking in the car on the way to work, smokebreaks at work, when I drink coffee, and so on. It helps if no one else smokes around you. Good luck. It is one of the hardest things to do but so worth it in the long run.

Lula said...

Thanks Red. It's actually not so bad if i could just get some damn sleep!