Monday, June 30, 2008

Im going to need your help with this one.

Im weak. I admit it. But I am trying to stay strong for this one. Are you ready?


Im quitting smoking tomorrow. I had my last cigarette a few hours ago and Im done. Forever. I have the gum, I signed up for the quit assist program, I have numbers to call if I need them. Im ready.


I have wanted to quit for a while, but just havent. I need to though. Ava doesnt need to be around that!! Travis is quitting as well, but not right now. We decided to stagger it. Both of us quitting at the same time would more than likely end up with one or both of us in jail LOL.


So I am going to need support....so comment. Please!

Also...Pray, hope, send good vibes, shake your booga booga stick, do an interpretive dance, whatever you chose, for Ava and Trav. I am quitting smoking and PMSing at the same time!

14 comments:

jae said...

Yay! It's hard, I know, but you are a strong and capable woman. The gum worked for me - the patch made me feel weird - so I hope it works for you too. The hardest part about quitting isn't the physical addiction, but the psychological dependence. Psych yourself out! YOU CAN DO IT!

Cathy said...

Holy cow! Yay for you! This must have been a tough decision to make but you're doing a great thing and you know we're all here for you.

Cathy said...

Oh yeah! And how's this for motivation...I promise to stop making fun of you as long as you're smoke-free (provided you don't do something really crazy that deserves mocking). See? Now THAT'S supportive.

Jess said...

Yay! Manda, I am so proud of you! I know this will be hard, but totally worth it! I know that you can do this. You are such a strong woman, you kick this things ass! I am sending good vibes your way!

Alicia said...

Dude, good for you. Quitting smoking was one of the best decisions I ever made. If feeling healthier and possibly living longer aren't incentive enough, after Harry and I quit smoking, we were able to purchase 2 brand new cars (paying them off in like 3 years), go on another trip to Hawaii, and we're now buying out own home.

If you need someone to talk to, I'm here. I quit without the gum or patch, and I probably should have used them. It may have helped to completely quit instead of becoming a social smoker for a couple of years.

Go Manda! I'll totally be your cheerleader.

KJ said...

Manda, I am SO shaking my booga booga! (Ohhhh...STICK!?) I missed that part. Well, believe me...I was shaking something.
This is a difficult undertaking, but you can do it! Seriously, you can do anything girl! I am so proud of you...call me when in need. I will carry my cell phone religiously. (you know I have cell issues, but I'll try). YAY!!!!!

Christina said...

That's fabulous! I know how hard it is to quit smoking, I did it about 7 years ago and I feel so much more healthy. Knowing that I'm providing my kids with the most healthy environment I can feels great. You can do this! You are strong and determined, you'll make it through for sure.

One thing that helped me quit was I would wake up in the morning and decided I wasn't smoking today. Not worrying about the future, just today I wouldn't have a cigarette. When the day started to get hard I'd tell myself I could smoke tomorrow, just not today. Then the next morning would come (it's easiest to be determined in the morning) and I tell myself, "yesterday wasn't so bad, I'm going to go today without smoking again". Eventually you get to a point where you don't want to ruin all your hard work and it will be easier to resist. I know you can do it! We're here for you if you need to vent.

Jules said...

Yay Manda poo! You can do it, go go go!! My screaming toddler tantruming on the floor is reminding me that if you can raise a 2-year-old, you CAN quit smoking! You can do anything because you've already proven your endurance and patience.

SO even though it's really really hard, you can do it! (that's what she said)

Kate said...

You CAN do this! This will be the best thing you've ever done for yourself (besides creating Ava). You have all of our support.

I'm really proud of you!

leaner said...

That is a hard thing to do. But surrounding yourself with support on all sides is the best helper. Good luck! I quit 8 years ago. It was hard, but so much better for me and my family. My dh had a harder time, the gum worked better for him.

Sara said...

Go Manda Go! I've fortunately never smoked so I have no idea how hard it is to quit, but given what I've seen, it's the toughest thing ever. You can do it though. You owe it to yourself and that precious little girl of yours.

HomeSlice said...

i guess my comment got barfed out into cyberspace. i had written a super supportive comment. dammit. basically if you need help reminding yourself why you are quitting, i can remind of what my MIL looked like on her deathbed and what her lungs sounded like. YOU CAN DO IT!

Lweeks said...

You are awesome my friend!! You can and will do it! Two tips that I used - carrot sticks and really deep breathing when a craving came. Chocolate can't hurt either. I'm so proud of you!

Emily said...

oh great, I'm coming to see you and you are going to be a meany head. grrrrr.. oh well. I GUESS I'll support you lol