Monday, January 10, 2011


I am over the top excited and about to bust my seams!  And, it sure wouldn't be a pretty sight for anyone's eyes to behold.  hahaha.

Here's the first thing.  I quit smoking.  Quit.  Done.  No more.  7 days smoke-free and feeling strong.  Kinda like the Helen Reddy song, "I am woman...hear me roar!"  Empowered is my word of the day.

I've been doing a lot thinking about myself.   Trying to figure out what it is that I need.  Praying and asking God for direction.  Considering all that I do and don't do to take care of myself.  I made up my mind that - once and for all - I need to quit smoking, lose weight and become healthy.  So.  That's what I'm doing.  

I feel great.  How did I quit smoking, you ask?  I smoked one night up until bedtime and didn't smoke the next morning.  Or since.  Easy as that.  No nicotine patches, no nicotine chewing gum, no drugs, no hypnosis.  What then, you ask?  

God.  It's me and God.  I asked for His help and He is giving it.  He definitely has my back on this one.   

And, I joined a fitness club!  Today.  Yup, I did!  I am sooo excited!  It is really time for me.  Ya know when you feel a nudge...inside of a 'come on, you can do it' sort of thing.  Or, like a 'well, I really should try this...' but then you don't.  Today I feel as if the wind is at my back...moving me forward.  Momentum...moving toward...what? 

So, that's what I'm feeling.  

My Faith in God and a wee bit of my Irish heritage.  


Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


Farm Girl said...

I am so proud and happy of you, got tears in my eyes reading this, you just keep running and don't stop!! That is so good. I am so happy about the 7 days too. Excellent!
I am so glad you shared.
Have a wonderful evening.

kks said...

you go girl! i am sooo proud of you! you are on the right track, keep making yourself number 1 (or God 1, you 1.5!)
you can do whatever you set your mind to!

TamboinMO said...

Good for you girl! Just take it one day at a time!

Orange Sink said...

That's exactly how I quit....... 36 years ago!
You go girl and never look back!
May all the positive and supportive energies in the universe surround you and keep you!
Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
Congrats to you!!! It's not easy ~ been there, done that ~ a couple of!
Just remember...Will Rogers said that quittin' is easy...he'd done it a hundred times.
With your faith, you can do it.
Hugs :)

jane augenstein said...

Wow, Jacque, that's great!!! Good for you!!! :-)

Lindy said...

Good job Jacque! I went to another workout today.....I may be old but I will kick two more months...maybe!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Congratulations!!! Good job!! Kudos to you!! You're on the right track ~ I'm right behind you!!! I hope it works ~ the getting healthy and losing some weight!!! I quit smoking years ago ~ then did what I called social smoking ~ and have quit that, too! It was killing me!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is awesome news!!! And here I am delaying starting with weight watcher program! You are truly an inspiration!! I didn't call back cuz it was too late. Was on the phone with Jill.

moosecraft said...

Congrats! This really is the first step of something BIG!!! You have the strength and desire to succeed and it will happen! I've made it 8 months without a smoke... and yes, it sure was because of a LOT of praying!!! It's all good! Hugs to you, Jacque!!!

Jody said...

Hey Auntie,

I could not be MORE proud of you right now!! That's whatcha gotta do....just do it and don't look back!!! One day at a time, one workout at a time, one step at a time. I have complete faith that you will do this and do it well, just like everything else. You will start to feel better too!! Love you and congrats and good luck!!

Nanci said...

Here's how I quit. I dreamt I had lung cancer, the doctor was telling me that I'd be dead shortly! I woke up with my arm asleep, thinking it was because I was dying...I never smoked again!!!!!!!!!! It's been 30 years...the scare of my life. If you need encouragement, just say to yourself.."I don't smoke."
Good for you. good for you!
Here in Canada we are now putting the photo of a woman who died of lung cancer on the packages of all cigarettes...

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jacque!!!
The quitting smoking was not a huge surprise to me, but joining a health club is a HUGE step for you...I'm proud of you and you will do good.

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Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Yippee and congratulations to you! Girl you just keep looking forward. That was a hard thing to do and I'm so proud of you!

Why Not Sew? said...

Way to go Jacque! Quitting smoking for me was not too bad once I put my mind too it. I actually began to hate it before I quit. The smell and taste in my mouth. YUCK! I know you'll do it! God is good. Now if I could only get on track with the eating well bit!

dexmangoldens said...

Wow!!!!! Good for you! Are all 4 of us smoke-free sisters now?? Proud of you. Keep on.