Thursday, November 29, 2007

Looking My Fear in It's Face

Well, folks, I have decided to take another step in the direction I want to go. Tomorrow (Nov 30, 2007) I will begin taking my Chantix to help me quit smoking. On the eighth day (Saturday Dec. 8, 2008) I will throw out any remaining cigarettes.
Honestly, I don't think anything has terrified me this much in a long time. As much as I really want to quit, I know my willpower to be one of my weakest links. I've been so afraid of failing that I haven't had the courage to even try.
So, if change is what I truly desire, then this needs to be my next look my fear in it's face!
I think Eleanor Roosevelt says it best.......

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." ...You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Monday, November 26, 2007


Goals for myself:
1)Lose 10-20 lbs.
A)Started eating smaller portions
B)Drinking more water
a)Need to decide on choice: Yoga, walking, dance...
2)Quit smoking
A)Filled Chantix prescript
B)Begin process
C)Set quit day
3)Read a stimulating subject
A)Open to suggestions
I know there are more things I want to change & challenge myself on, but I think these are enough for now. I don't want to get discouraged before I even start!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Changes & Challenges

Welcome! As I embark on the changes I wish to make in my life, I hope you will enjoy the ride as much as I will. Funny, how you think your life is okay just the way it is...then you 'wake up' and realize you don't like yourself much anymore. So, to make a new & improved me, I plan to change my diet, my bad habits and seek new internal growth. I feel as though I have been stagnant for way too long and need to start growing & reinventing. Obviously, the challenges I'm making for myself won't be easy, but I'm ready to begin the rest of my life!
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