Its Day 4 today, and bizarrely I feel GREAT!
I know most quitters, when giving up the cigarettes, worry about weight gain. Right now reader, I could care less about weight gain.
Today I have spent, 7hrs whipping up a storm in the kitchen. I have made Carrot Cake, Millionaire Shortbread, Chicken Stock from the carcass of the chicken we had last night, and Carrot soup.
Not once, have I craved a cigarette, even talking about it now, does not make me NEED one.
And, strangely, I feel quite relaxed about the whole thing.
I did a weekly shopping last night at my local supermarket, and I decided to buy baking utensils and ingredients. I complained in a previous post about not finding the time to bake. But I had an epiphany last night, baking may actually help me to relax, and be able to involve my kids, whilst busy with both, I wont have time to think about a cigarette.
I can say reader, its working.
I actually high-fived myself on the way out of the store, I managed to walk straight past the cigarette kiosk without stopping. I could see out of the corner of my eye the lady behind looking quite confused, I ran, reader, in case said woman would rugby tackle me down and present me with a packet of Menthol Lambert and Butler. As I got out of the store, I presented myself with a victory air punch….and I am sure I said ‘YEEEEESSSS’
As I mentioned, I am not concerned about weight gain, I work out regularly, I run, and I am training for a half marathon.
The kids go back to school next week, so I will be picking up my training again. Before, I could not start a run without a cigarette before I head off, and after, I would stretch out with a cigarette in my mouth! So I am really looking forward to seeing a difference in my performance. I struggled in getting a half marathon done under 2hrs so I am hoping I can aim for 1hr 30mins.
Maybe Bridget Jones is living in my kitchen, cooking up calories, but I know it’s all going to be burnt off. And quite frankly, reader, I would take calories over respiratory disease any day!
Update, and, when I have finished baking and cooking up eleventy million calories….I revamp my blog, hope you like