Leslie's Omnibus

Emissions Test

I'm still not smoking.

I won't claim it's entirely easy, but it's also not as hard this time, and I'm not using any crutches to do it.

I was ready.

I recognize that the little voice of temptation I hear in the back of my head is whiny, manipulative, greedy -- passive-aggressive, actually -- but not so insistent that I can't ignore it when I need to.

I actually think I'm better off doing this cold turkey, as I can't blame anything or anybody but myself if I fail... or if I actually succeed... and I'm going to succeed.

So far, so good.

One minute, one hour, one day at a time.

I'm determined. And I'm winning.


amarkonmywall said...

You have no idea how hard I'm cheering you on, Leslie. You can do it. And since it's easier to drop a few founds than shake this habit treat yourself with good chocolate while you're at it. ;-)

Omnibabe said...

Thanks, Vicki! A million years ago I tried to diet AND quit smoking in the same three week period... at the end of which I called the Princess Mom and promptly dissolved into tear and snot-filled phone call that lasted an hour and made absolutely no sense whatsoever. She counseled me to go buy a pack of cigarettes and every treat I'd denied myself, smoke and/or eat them all. Go buy a bottle of wine and consume that. And THEN call her back.

I know it's one battle at a time.

Your support means the world to me. Many thanks!

Joanie said...


Be proud and stay on that path!

Walrilla said...

YAY!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you! It's not easy, God knows, but it IS better for you.

And you didn't wait until you had two heart attacks, like I did. Smart thinking, there.


Jean said...

I'm cheering for ya, too!