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Days 23-26 of My Journey to Quit Smoking 💚

Wow, it’s been a while since I blogged about my journey to quit smoking. I’m sorry about that, y’all.

The last few days haven’t been bad, I was smoking about 10 a day until Day #25. On that day I had to switch over to smoking my pipe because my cigarette-making machine broke. It was a blessing in disguise though, I only smoked my pipe 5 times that day! Woot! Woot! So from here on out I will be smoking my pipe.

I’m planning to start posting weekly updates, instead of daily updates, beginning Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. So keep your eyes peeled on Wednesdays. I’ll also post a link to my weekly video blogs as well, just in case y’all would like to watch those.

Anyway, I just thought I would hop on here and give y’all a quick update. I hope y’all have a goodnight. God bless. ❤️

Day 22 of My Journey to Quit Smoking 💚

Day 22: October 10th, 2018

9:00 p.m. Today I woke up around 8:45 a.m., made some coffee, and got busy doing my #thefives. I am feeling much better today, but I’m still not 100% well yet.

I had plans to go to town today. I needed to get prints made of my paintings and buy some other things I needed for the Firefly Art Festival, but I quickly realized that that idea just wasn’t going to happen.

Everything I tried to do today (walking, laundry, etc.) left me winded. I guess this crud is still in my chest and it’s driving me bonkers! Haha. I don’t like being sick, at all.

I took a dose of my elderberry syrup every three hours today, ate chicken noodle soup, and drank a lot of water. That is literally all I had the energy to do. I wanted to take a long, hot bath, but even that seemed like too much work. Haha. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll feel better than I did today.

I’ve smoked 10 cigarettes today, and I’m still on track with my new goals! Woot! Woot! I think I’ll hit the hay here in a little while though. I’m still so tired. I’ll talk to y’all tomorrow. Goodnight & God Bless! ❤️

Day 21 of My Journey to Quit Smoking 💚

Day 21: October 9th, 2018

11:38 a.m. I tossed and turned in bed for what seemed like forever, so I finally decided to get up at 11:20 a.m.

I now have crud in my chest, along with the crud in my head, so I will continue to take my elderberry syrup, drink a lot of water, and get plenty of rest today. I will also take some doses of a tincture my sweet friend, Becky @ Herbs 4 Health, gave me that should help.

9:05 p.m. My daughters have been a huge help today. My older daughter gave me a dose of elderberry syrup every three hours and my younger daughter kept my glass of water full all day. I didn’t take anything else today, just water + rest + elderberry syrup. Maybe tomorrow I will feel well enough to actually make some herbal teas.

Anyway, I’m going to get back in bed. I will talk to y’all tomorrow. Goodnight & God bless. ❤️

P.S. I smoked 10 cigarettes today. I don’t know how, haha, but I did. I really don’t remember getting out of bed that much.

Day 20 of My Journey to Quit Smoking 💚

Day 20: October 8th, 2018

12:30 p.m. Today I woke up around 11:30 a.m. with a head full of snot, irritating dryness in the area where my sinuses meet my throat, and feeling like crud. My son had these same symptoms about a 7-11 days ago, so my guess is he shared it with me. Haha. Thanks, son.

So my plan for today is to stay in bed, drink a lot of water, take my elderberry syrup every 2-3 hours, and drink some herbal teas. I’m so thankful that I taught my daughters how to make a proper cup of herbal tea. I’m sure they will be a big help today.

So far I have smoked 4 cigarettes, while drinking my one cup of coffee for the day. Anyway, I need to get back in bed for now. I’ll talk to y’all later.

11:00 p.m. I have now smoked 10 cigarettes. I’ve been sleeping and resting today, so it wasn’t hard to ignore the cravings. Haha. I have been drinking a lot of water, eating ice cream, and taking the Ricola sore throat drops my husband picked up for me. Hopefully tomorrow I will be feeling much better.

Anyway, I think I’m going to get off of here and go back to bed. I’ll talk to y’all tomorrow. Goodnight and God bless. ❤️

Day 19 of My Journey to Quit Smoking 💚

Day 19: October 7th, 2018

11:02 a.m. My poor husband. He caught some sort of stomach bug, so he was up and down throughout the night, which woke me up several times throughout the night. We didn’t get very good sleep last night at all.

I finally rolled out of bed around 10:30 a.m., made some coffee for me, and made some tea for my husband. It looks like I’ll be busy taking care of him today, but I’ll try to create a few herbal products as well.

8:48 p.m. Today was a good day, but it was a hard day. I ended up smoking 13 cigarettes. That is definitely not the number I was trying for, but it’s not where I was.

My husband was not feeling well, I was trying to finish up my products for the Firefly Art Festival, and I had some pretty bad cramps to boot. So, I guess you can say I was just a little bit stressed out today. Haha. Maybe tomorrow I can take a whole day off to just chill out, charge my batteries, and soak in the dang tub. Y’all, I’m worn smooth out. I need a day off!

Anyway, I’m fixing to hit the hay so I can wake up at 4:00 a.m. for #thefives. So I guess I’ll talk to y’all tomorrow.

Day 18 of My Journey to Quit Smoking 💚

Day 18: October 6th, 2018

11:33 a.m. I woke up around 8:44 a.m., made some coffee, and tried to drink a cup while I smoked a cigarette. It just wasn’t happening. I still felt woozy from last night. If I ever drink more than two beers, I feel like crap the next morning. So I went back to bed.

I woke up again around 11:20 a.m. My sweet husband made me some coffee. So here I am, drinking a cup of coffee and smoking another cigarette while I write. I definitely learned a lesson last night (and this morning)! I need to just stick with 2 beers. Haha. Seriously though, my almost 40 year old body just can’t handle it anymore.

Today I plan to watch the OU game (Boomer Sooner! ❤️), chillax for a bit, and I may try to make some more products this evening. Anyway, I need to get off of here for now, but I will write some more later.

6:37 p.m. I have now smoked 7 cigarettes, which is below my goal! Woot! Woot!

My Sooners lost, by the skin of their teeth, but they played a good game today. After the game we napped on my brother’s reclining couch and snacked on the delicious buffet of foods they had prepared.

I haven’t worked on any products today, because I’ve been pretty worn out. Haha. Last night did a number on me.

You know, I think last night and this morning actually helped me realize that that is not what I want anymore. I do not want to drink too many drinks or smoke a ton of cigarettes. Those things just make me feel all out of whack. I want to feel great everyday and that is my goal from here on out. I’m going to go relax for a bit, but I will check in before I go to bed.

9:45 p.m. I’ve only smoked 12 cigarettes today! Woohoo! Just thought I would update y’all before I hit the hay. Goodnight and God bless! ❤️

Day 17 of My Journey to Quit Smoking 💚

Day 17: October 5th, 2018

8:30 a.m. I woke up a little late (5:15 a.m.). Since I was late for #thefives, I seriously contemplated just staying in bed for another hour, but I decided I should just get up and get busy for the day.

As I was doing my prayer time + reading/workbook time + bible study, I had several cravings. I gave in, and I smoked 5 cigarettes during those 3 hours. It looks like today is going to be a hard day.

Anyway, I just thought I would get this blog post started early today so I can update y’all throughout the day. Today is starting off good!

6:00 p.m. Today ended up being harder than I thought it would be. I made quite a few products, but I have now smoked 12 cigarettes. 2 over my goal amount. I think I need to rewrite a goals page. Maybe I’m pushing myself too hard? Who knows.

All I know is that I’m fixing to head over to my brother’s house for supper, so I made 4 cigarettes to bring with me and I’m pretty sure I’ll smoke them as I enjoy a beer or two.

11:28 a.m. (Saturday, October 6th) I ended up bumming a few cigarettes from friends last night while I was drinking a few too many beers. So I do believe I ended up smoking 19 – 20 cigarettes yesterday. I’m not happy about that at all. I just need to steer clear of beer, that’s for sure. Anyway, today is a new day, so I’ll get another blog post going.