First, it's my first post since January, but for good reason...
It is my 100th blog post!
I have big news too!
This guy and I have gotten an apartment of our own and moved in together.
|Our huge living room|
|Dining room. I'm in the process of re-covering a bench to use as a seat instead of the one un-matching chair|
Well, it's all (mostly) gone!
But...the main reason I gained all the weight back? I quit smoking on January 15th, 2013. We had a meeting at work, and afterwards I smoked the last cigarette in my pack and told a fellow manager "This is it. I'm done smoking." And haven't picked up a cigarette since.
I used an electronic cigarette for the first week, but it sucked so I stopped. I can't say its been easy. I lived in a house of 5 smokers, Justin smokes, his mom smokes, my cousins, coworkers, friends...all smoke. Even typing this I'm getting a huge hankering for a delicious tar stick, but I know it will kill me, and the damage I've done is already irreversible. I keep wanting to smoke, but not bad enough to actually do it.
The reason I blame not smoking on my weight gain? Replacement cravings. My body has to crave something in place of the nicotine...so it craves sugar. Chocolate, cookies, candy, cake...if it contains massive amounts of sugar, my body has to have it. Right now? I'm drinking a large espresso, syrup, ice cream base and chocolate drink. Known as a frozen mocha, or Frappuccino if you go to Starbucks, but whatever it came from Sheetz and why does that even matter? The point is, sugar and caffeine have become my vices.
I'm glad I finally have something to write about, as I know you were all compulsively checking my Facebook and Twitter to make sure you didn't miss anything. I plan to write a new post soon about either my success or utter failure at re-covering an old bench seat.
As soon as we get settled in and I have Internet access, I'll try to be more regular in my posting!
Until next time, drop me a line on Twitter, friend me on Facebook, follow me on Pinterest and re-read all my old posts so you never forget I used to be funny and a semi good blogger!