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Day Seven

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hello Spark-friends,

This is day seven without a cigarette and I feel motivated to continue not smoking. I've been trying to give up cigarettes for a long time and so it feels good to finally be making progress with that goal.

I haven't lost any weight but more importantly t haven't gained any more weight so I'm pleased in that regard.

I'm going to the Y next week to register for a twice-weekly exercise class. I'm not sure when the class is starting but I'll get all the details next week. I'm looking forward to increasing my activity level.

(Many) tears ago, I used to work as a fitness trainer and I never imagined I'd be this out of shape. It happened though. Chronic health conditions and obesity made exercise difficult and so I set it aside.

Over the past several years - since I lost the weight - I've done several walking programs and once I took some twice-weekly exercise via an instructor that made home-visits but I haven't really got into the groove of ongoing regular exercise. So my goal is to build some exercise routines into my week and ensure that I keep moving. Of course, I'll need to start slow.

I'm still trying to adjust to wearing the air-flow mask at night. I find it extremely difficult to fall asleep with the mask on. My brother and sister also have sleep apnea and they both said it took quiet a long while for them to adjust to wearing the mask. They assured me it gets easier with time and so I'm trying to patient with the process. My doctor insists that it's an important issue and is encouraging me to follow-through with the treatment.

I wish all the best to my Spark friends and I thank you for being here.

God bless,
~Theresa emoticon

For my success-to-date in eliminating cigarettes from my life

For maintaining my weight

For the ability, opportunity and motivation to exercise at the Y

For the progress I've made to improve my health, well-being and quality of life

For my sleep apnea equipment (I'm using a loaner from the sleep centre presently but my insurance company has agreed to pay for the purchase of my own equipment pending doctor's report and other paperwork)

For my siblings, their support and encouragement

For my doctor and health-care team

For Sparkpeople and Spark people

I AM GRATEFUL!



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  • JOANN25
    I am so sorry that you are having so many health problems but you are handling them positively. You will be stronger then will be able to do the exercise routines you want.

    Take care of yourself and God bless you.
    325 days ago
  • ANNIESADVENTURE
    It's been an ongoing struggle, hasn't it? And you are doing so well, off to a good start.
    Classes at the Y may help make exercise a regular part of your life.
    325 days ago
  • no profile photo CD24917024
    Wishing you strength and courage on the journey. You'll never regret kicking the smoking habit, and YOU CAN DO IT! emoticon
    325 days ago
  • no profile photo MLR_00
    👍🏻
    325 days ago
  • no profile photo ROSSYFLOSSY
    Good luck with everything! 👍😊
    325 days ago
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