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Resisted Temptation

July 30th, 2012 at 07:26 am

I usually stop at BK on Monday mornings to get an orange juice and a milk for my oatmeal. Instead I stopped at the gas station and got a milk that is twice the size for less money. It should last me all week.

I am really excited about this challenge. I know I can do it. I brought my lunch today and some fresh fruit to supplement my meals.

Today won't be a NSD as I got cigarettes and milk this morning. I am thinking about quitting. I had thought I would quit for my 40th birthday in December. But I think I should probably just go ahead and quit now. I know it won't be easy which is why I keep putting it off.

Seems I have gotten a fan which has nothing but negative things to say. I appreciate the rest of you sticking up for me. This person obviously can't see how hard I am trying to make changes in my life. If your intention was too make me feel bad about myself, you must understand that I don't need you to make me feel bad about myself. I beat myself up on a regular basis. You simply will not make me feel any worse about myself especially since I am trying so hard.

11 Responses to “Resisted Temptation”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    NGG, congrats on making different and better choices today. Quiting smoking would be awesome. The sooner the better! For every pack you don't buy, you might put that money towards building your emergency fund. Small amounts add up!

    I don't think the commenter on your previous post had intentions to make you feel bad. There is some truth in her comments, which can be hard to read. You own how you feel and respond. Personally, I just want to see you make good choices for your health and financial life. Smile

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I agree there is some truth to what she says. But I am trying to be a better person. It really upsets me that I have to rely on my mom so much. My divorce really did a number on me. Posting my budget was a real eye opener for me.

  3. twest Says:

    So proud you resisted temptation. You know they say it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. I think as long as you keep trying you will get there and hopefully be even more successful than you even dreamed. Sometimes you may need a little help along the way and I think that is ok. Keep your head held high and keep pressing on!

  4. jolie Says:

    or you could quit now and that could be a gift to yourself for your 40th ..... 4+ months of being smoke free :-)

    I have always found if I keep putting it off, I will always keep putting it off, but perhaps that is just me. Hope you can do it.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    It wouldn't hurt to quit now, since sometimes there are a few false starts before it really "takes." I quit once for 6 months but then got back on them for about another year. The next time I quit it was for good. One of my friends must have quit a dozen times, but he kept trying, and he's now been cigarette-free for 6 or 7 years.

    There are a million different methods, but I found chewing Nicorette, sucking on cinnamon toothpicks, and smoking the occasional herbal cigarette all helped. Also lots of coffee/caffeine. These helped replace the habit of having something in my mouth, plus counteracted the withdrawal from nicotine a bit.

    Also, the second time I quit, we smoked one last cigarette, then we threw away everything having to do with cigarettes; the lighters, the ashtray, the boxes and butts. Then sealed up the bag and took it out of the house right away. I don't know if it helped, but at least I've been smokes-free for 5+ years!

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I'm all in favor of quitting smoking, but you are trying to make a bunch of changes right now. I think quitting smoking now will endanger your chances of success at the things that might be only very slightly easier. Wait till you are energized by your other successes becoming solid, then work on quitting smoking. The "all new you" cannot be knit in a single day! Build up little waves of success, then ride the crest toward the no-smoking goal.

  7. MissAngel Says:

    Good job on resisting temptation! It's always good to see that you can do it--and it inspires you to keep it up. Baby steps, baby steps!

  8. My English Castle Says:

    I think sometimes people's tone is hard to read on blogs or e-mail. We're all cheering you on! For me, nothing builds success like success. Can you cut back on smoking as a babystep?

  9. Joanne Says:

    North Georgia, Good for you for, skipping Burger King. I have never smoked, but have family who have. Nicorette gum seemed to really help them in quitting. if you feel taht you want to stoop smoking, you should give it a try. Even , if you are able to cut back on your smoking , that would be good. You should be proud of yourself for trying to make changes in your life, and for being aware of your feelings. Keep trying, you are not alone, many of us also have things we are working on. Wishing you the best...

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good going avoiding BK today! You should be very proud of yourself for the steps and progress you are making. Like the others I think that quitting smoking would be a great thing for you both financially and health wise, however, I also agree with My English Castle that you might not want to do it cold turkey. Maybe try to replace one cigarette a day with something else - when you're tempted to smoke, try at least once to replace it with a bubble bath, or a good fast walk, or calling a good friend you can destress with ... etc. When you've reduced it consistently by one, then work on two and so forth. You can do this!

  11. baselle Says:

    Progress! But pick your fronts strategically. If you feel like you are on a roll, like you would if you've strung together a week or so of success, then try to quit. Name of the game is to know yourself - if it feels like you should, try it. If you miss and there's a possibility that it will bum you out enough to cause you to drop everything, then I'd concentrate on the success, get the other good habits going as a routine and pick another time to stop smoking.

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