Thursday, April 12, 2007

Huge Slacker!

I've been slacking over here lately, I know. I'll just blame the holiday and the kids having the week off from school and not bore everyone with the details.

My first thought of the day, as I feel guilty about leaving my blog all alone in the great wide internet for so many days, is this: I haven't felt like I need to log in and de-stress lately. Guess I forgot, cause it does feel nice to be back in the saddle, if you know what I mean.

Really though, I find myself thinking about why I started this blog in the first place. It's done its job, and I'm proud of it. Good blog.

So, what's up with me? I'll tell ya. First, a couple of things about smoking (always a good idea to throw in a little something that's actually on topic, huh?), and the quitting thereof as it relates to my life. Now that I've been quit for long enough for it to be clear that it's not just a phase or a failed attempt, people have been taking notice.

I have had a couple phone calls whose primary purpose was to congratulate me on quitting, a couple people say that they're proud of me, a person or two asking me how difficult it is and for advice, and a number of quitters who are thrilled that I have joined their numbers. Our numbers, that is to say.

I've worked my way to indifference regarding coffee as well. Some of you may recall that I thought I was going to give up coffee along with cigarettes for a while there. It really was tasting unappealing to me for a week or so. I still ended up having a cup every other day or so, and I guess I've reacclimated to some extent. While I'm not expecting myself to be sucking down pot after pot like I used to, one or two cups a day seems to be what I've been doing. So I am liking the coffee again, but not liking liking it like a grade school girlfriend (wow, haven't had one of those in a while) anymore.

Hm, what else? Well, the whole exercising thing has gone right out the crapper, so I'm currently five pounds up from where I started. I have no excuse. I mean, I could think of a million, but am wise enough not to. Just haven't been exercising like I wanted to is all.

And scarfing down on Easter candy, Snickers and Skittles in particular. Some days, I wish the human body could be sustained on Skittles alone, they really are so good. And sweet tarts, but those usually don't show their face until around Halloween. Skittles it is then. I really can't wait till they're gone, because I will not stop eating them so long as they are here.

I'm promising myself, you guys be my witnesses on this, that I am going to clear out that damned punching bag next week. Again, no excuses. Punching bag or bust! And also to get back into some semblance of a decent eating routine. Yeah, I kind of caved and had Burger King, Domino's and chili dogs from the grill in town, all in the last four days. Definite fattie behavior. I don't even remember what I had the other day, but likely it was such crap that I've blocked it out like a bad childhood experience.

I think that's all I have in me for right now.

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Anonymous Robin said...

Ah good! I'm glad to see you're still quit. Sometimes when quitters stop writing, they've stopped quitting. It's good to hear that you stopped writing because you don't need to write.

I could've used a punching bag when I quit. :)

April 16, 2007 at 12:53:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous drseuss said...

Dude...uh...slacking again. You're doing great, but're not 29 any more. Gotta brag about those 300 push-ups. Those were a special gift for a special kind of guy, heh heh.

April 19, 2007 at 10:14:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous sloggy said...

As a former smoker who looks back more than 20 years to the habit leaving my life I say Hang in there It is worth it!!! You will be glad you quit!! I know it is hard. I did it by asking my minister who was a former alchoholic to pray for me. I felt as stuck in my bad habit as he was when he was an alccholic. I never have regreted quitting which I managed to do right after that. I had to replace the smoking with some other things and work at not likeing to smoke.

April 22, 2007 at 2:48:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous English Nutter said...

Been following your bog, on and off, since you started. Hope you're still doing fab. :)

May 27, 2007 at 6:05:00 PM EDT  

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