So it was a good and bad and good and bad weekend. Went to the Pharmacist for my breathalyzer and spoke to them about my need for my morning ciggy. She says if this is the only ciggy I am needing that I am doing really good. She also thinks if I can cut it out this week that she can drop me down to the second level patch this coming Saturday. I don't know how I am feeling about this. I have not had a morning ciggy since Wednesday morning and the last ciggy I had was on Saturday night and I was quite disgusted at myself for having it, I just happened to find a box with one ciggy left while I was cleaning up some stuff and while I knew I should just break it and throw it away it got the better of me in the long run. Hopefully this will be the week of no ciggies and I will feel confident to lower my patch.
Another disappointment at the moment is my weight. Despite stepping up my walking routine and getting in double the miles I normal get I have managed to gain a pound since weigh in. I still have three days to loose it and weekends are definitely the time I tend to over eat so hopefully I can get back on the right track before my Wednesday weigh in.
I knew there was a good chance I would gain weight when I stoped smoking and it was a hurdle I would have to overcome, I had just truly hoped that buy stepping up my walking it could be avoided. I am trying not to dwell on it and not to get so disappointed that I let my good eating habits go by the wayside.
On the good side Mr. Y in E and I enjoyed a nice 6 mile stroll to the next coastal town on Saturday. I got some great pictures and will try to post them soon.
I also realized that once I got myself out of the house I really enjoyed the walking the hardest part was getting going. I walked 1.5 miles each way to join hubby for a drink at his favorite pub yesterday. Having the pedometer makes me want to push myself to walk farther. I have already made plans to change my morning routine so I can get an earlier train and get off the tube a stop early and add even more walking to my day. I am so ready for more daylight in the evening so I can get more walking in during the week.
Thanks for listening to my pity party, hopefully it will get merrier soon.