The First Day, All Over Again

I’ve had a few cigarettes over the past week and a half.  I’ve also been eating worse lately, and slacking in my exercise  routine.  This has been reflected on my weekly weigh-in, where I’ve only lost one pound in the past four weeks.  (At least I haven’t gained any.)  I could cop out and say that I was stressed more than usual, that I was worried about several things, that the cravings were just too strong…  but the truth of the matter is that I’ve been weak.
Rather than beat myself over it, which is my usual course of action and hasn’t proven very effective in the past, I’ll just acknowledge that I made a poor choice, and move forward with the clock reset.
My name is Ben, and I’ve been a non-smoker for ten hours hours and thirty minutes.  My goal is to lose another 50 pounds before December 25th of this year, at which point I will set a new goal for next year’s weight loss.

8 thoughts on “The First Day, All Over Again”

  1. all i have to say is p90x
    awsome – you will love it. and no this is not an advertizement for it. look it up on youtube – it delivers

  2. Yeah, my nutrition coach (I signed up for a little nutrition class at work) was talking about P90X, and how she did it for one day and was sore for three days afterwards. And if it made her sore, then I don’t think it’d be safe for me to jump to that level just yet.

  3. Did you ever read the Stephen King short story about the guy who couldn’t quit smoking and then he heard about a company that guaranteed he would never smoke again? I can’t remember the name of it, but reading this made me think of it 🙂

  4. all i can say is…….i sympathize. go read my post from yesterday. we are in the same boat!!!
    only i haven’t smoked. stop doing that! where are you getting cigarettes from, anyway?? i’m going to go to your house and slap you!
    i want to know what your nutrition class has taught you. care to share?

  5. They made a movie about that story called Cat’s Eye. It had like four short vignettes. The creepiest one was the one about a little troll that sucked the life out of a little girl while she was sleeping and ended up getting chopped up in a fan. Stephen King is insane.

  6. Does your girl smoke? I used to smoke, and I realize now it is probably the single most stupid thing you can do to yourself, short of hitting yourself repeatedly in the balls with a mallet (although the guys in Jackass made a living off doing things like that, so maybe it’s not all that stupid).

  7. Glad you’re quitting smoking. It’s amazing when they run the numbers on how much money people spend on cigarettes over the course of a lifetime. They always make it sound like you can buy 2 houses with the money you’re going to save!

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