Thursday, April 21, 2011


It's been a long time. That's because I've been so incredibly busy quitting smoking and going to the gym! Now the gym thing isn't new, but the quitting smoking is. As of right now, I have been a non-smoker for exactly 7 days, 21 hours, and 14 minutes. I've saved $56.00. It's pretty great. There are still moments where I reflexively reach for a cigarette, but the actual physical cravings are gone. It's all mental at this point.
I've also upped my gym attendance because I'm petrified of reversing any progress I made there over the past few months as well as gaining weight due to quitting smoking. I absolutely refuse to let that happen. I'm trying desperately to transfer my addiction to working out, but I don't think I'll ever be that person.
There is one bad thing about not smoking anymore.  I'm sick.  Apparently this is not unusual amongst the recently quit.  There's lots of medical reasons for this that are too long and boring to get into, but it's kind of infuriating.  I make a conscious decision to live a healthier life, and as a result I get sick.  Now I know that it's my fault for smoking in the first place, but let me have my rage, OK?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


As some of you may know, sometimes completely random or insignificant things will annoy the shit out of me.  While at the gym today, there were two instances of this phenomenon.

First - unless you're a little kid (and even then it bothers me, but less), there is no acceptable reason to have a mohawk or a fauxhawk or any kind of hawk.  Its stupid.  Knock it off.

Second - you know those guys who are always at the gym, just wandering around and never really seem to do any kind of exercise?  They're fucking creepy.  Work out or go home.

Friday, April 1, 2011


I had an appointment with my doctor today to talk to him about quitting smoking.  I'm just like a commercial!  We had a nice chat and I explained my concerns about my pre-existing anxiety making the withdrawal worse.  Apparently, I'm not that crazy for thinking that.  He wrote me a prescription (not for Chantix, that stuff scares the crap out of me) that I need to take for 2 weeks before I stop smoking completely.  He told me to taper off and let the meds build up in my system.  It's still not going to be easy, but supposedly I won't feel like I'm having a nervous breakdown.  So that's good.

Also discovered at the doctor's office?  I've lost 12 lbs. since December!