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[I][QUOTE=mangojunky;2854473]Deda - sounds like a great day! I can't wait to ride my bike to work so I can see the difference!
I'm with you - this one is for GOOD! It's getting easier every day, and I am working on healthier eating and lots of exercise. I DON'T miss smoking (at least today :D )
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[FONT="Palatino Linotype"]Hi Mangojunky...

I think it really does get a little easier everyday....and every month gets better, and you will one day reach a point where you will hardly think about them anymore...it just takes time. I thought the first 6 months dragged by so slowly, and after that, it seemed like things were so much eaiser... you'll get there too. One good, (great) thing is...Spring & summer are coming, and you can get out and do more outdoor activities...like you say, ride your bike to work, take walks, and all of that helps so much, just getting your mind off smoking, and focused on all around improving one's health. I love summer so much, I even enjoy washing my car, just to be out in the sun. (I was just telling my son today, I want to get out in the sun, [again] this weekend, as I bet I'm lacking some vitamin D) :) It felt so good to be out in the sun this past weekend.

Isn't it funny, mangojunky, how after we quit, we suddenly want to start taking better care of our health, all around? I eat so well now,...lots of fruit and veggies every day, fish, protein shakes, whole grains, and I take vitamins,...never skip days either. When I was a smoker, I rarely ate a breakfast...maybe an occasional pop tart, (junk!) LOL, now I never skip having a healthy breakfast. I just need to exercise more frequently.

Hey, I did go get my lab work done today. Should know some results tomorrow, after I go to the website..they're usually ready the next day, except the T3 might take a bit longer. I have this scary feeling they are going to be okay...and this fatigue is from depression, or something else. I know I need to work harder on that too. When you mentioned biking, I thought, hmmm. maybe I might (try) to give that a shot too [again]...see if I can still do it! I have a great mountain bike hanging out there in the garage, but it's been so long I've riden it. My hubby put new tires on it a few yrs back but I was too ill, (while adjusting my thyroid) to even go around the block. I think I could do it now, and I always did enjoy riding a bike. That sounds great, MJ! Thanks for giving me that idea... By the way, I keep meaning to ask you,...do you love mangos..is that why you are mangojunky? I love them too. And Kiwi..

Anyway, you have a nice week, and keep up the good work. I will be back in a few.

Deda :wave: [/FONT]
[QUOTE=Deda;2856818][I][/I


[FONT="Palatino Linotype"]Hi Mangojunky...

I think it really does get a little easier everyday....and every month gets better, and you will one day reach a point where you will hardly think about them anymore...it just takes time. I thought the first 6 months dragged by so slowly, and after that, it seemed like things were so much eaiser... you'll get there too. One good, (great) thing is...Spring & summer are coming, and you can get out and do more outdoor activities...like you say, ride your bike to work, take walks, and all of that helps so much, just getting your mind off smoking, and focused on all around improving one's health. I love summer so much, I even enjoy washing my car, just to be out in the sun. (I was just telling my son today, I want to get out in the sun, [again] this weekend, as I bet I'm lacking some vitamin D) :) It felt so good to be out in the sun this past weekend.

Isn't it funny, mangojunky, how after we quit, we suddenly want to start taking better care of our health, all around? I eat so well now,...lots of fruit and veggies every day, fish, protein shakes, whole grains, and I take vitamins,...never skip days either. When I was a smoker, I rarely ate a breakfast...maybe an occasional pop tart, (junk!) LOL, now I never skip having a healthy breakfast. I just need to exercise more frequently.

Hey, I did go get my lab work done today. Should know some results tomorrow, after I go to the website..they're usually ready the next day, except the T3 might take a bit longer. I have this scary feeling they are going to be okay...and this fatigue is from depression, or something else. I know I need to work harder on that too. When you mentioned biking, I thought, hmmm. maybe I might (try) to give that a shot too [again]...see if I can still do it! I have a great mountain bike hanging out there in the garage, but it's been so long I've riden it. My hubby put new tires on it a few yrs back but I was too ill, (while adjusting my thyroid) to even go around the block. I think I could do it now, and I always did enjoy riding a bike. That sounds great, MJ! Thanks for giving me that idea... By the way, I keep meaning to ask you,...do you love mangos..is that why you are mangojunky? I love them too. And Kiwi..

Anyway, you have a nice week, and keep up the good work. I will be back in a few.

Deda :wave: [/FONT][/QUOTE]

Hello Deda
Thanks for being an inspiration :wave: Quitting sometimes feels like a long journey and one in which you don't know when you are going to arrive at your destination.
As for cycling, it's the best exersize for lazy people like me because you can sit down while getting fit!! So dust off your bike and just go for it. Bikes make great shopping trollies too. I am trying to do all my shopping on my bike + a 20 mile trip with a club each week but to start with I just did a couple of miles a day and have slowly built it up. Better still it's addictive and after a couple of hours cycling you have definitely earned some chocolate to refuel your muscles.
Please keep inspiring us all :)





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