Friday, October 5, 2007

4 months smoke free (3000 cigarettes not smoked)

This week marked the 4 month anniversary of me finally quitting smoking. I have a quit meter that tells me how long it has been, how many cigarettes I haven't smoked, how much money I have saved, and how much of my life I have "Saved." It looks like this now:

Amy - smoke free for Four Months, Three Days, 6 Hours and 47 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 10 Days and 10 Hours, by avoiding the use of 3007 cigs that would have cost me $513.80. I spent $212 on patches. As I was typing this, I found a web version that will count it. See the sidebar.

On Tuesday, my counter displayed a big pop-up message telling me it had been 4 months. When I told Morgan (my biggest supporter), she said, "Oh yeah, I kind of forgot that you used to smoke." It was the best thing I have ever heard. Today, I got the pop-up of 3000 cigarettes not smoked. Unbelievable. I can definitely say that quitting smoking was the hardest thing I have ever done. I think about it now, and that seems so weird. But, let's remember that I was literally crying even after weeks of not smoking. What a hold that drug can have on you.

Now that the 4 month mark has come, I have started my diet. Yes, the Amy 2007 self-improvement process is on the second phase. I started on Tuesday, and I seem to have lost 3.5 pounds from Tuesday to Friday. Not bad...:) I found this salad dressing at the store that promotes itself as 0 calories, 0 fat, 0 sodium. Not sure I really buy that, but it is interesting. Now, if only scientists could make EVERY food (well, at least the good ones) 0 calories. :) Currently, I am eating 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 protein, and 1 starch 3 times a day. I will do this through Sunday. Monday, I will change it up a little.

Morgan's cheer team is in full fundraising mode. Since it costs more to cheer these days than to go to college, I am thankful for any fundraising activities. I had the candy bar box at my house last week, and Morgan, Uncle Mark, and Daddy bought $31 worth. Today, Travis bought the remaining 19 and passed them out at the office. Thanks Travis!

If anyone out there wants to help sponsor her cheerleading, it is tax deductible. :) You can email me here. :)


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