Sunday, April 13, 2008

Another Smoke Free Day

I made it to day 4 of not smoking. I think yesterday was the hardest day of all. The cravings were horrible and I had them most of the day. So I tried to keep myself busy most of the day. And when I ran out of things to do I took a nap. I knew yesterday was going to be a challenge because I really didn't have anything planned. But I did it and I am proud of myself.

Most people worry about gaining weight when they quit smoking and that was a concern for me, but would you believe I have lost weight? In the last week I have lost 4 pounds. For some reason I really don't have an appetite and I know all the walks I am taking Sophie on is helping me. I think it really helped that I did research on how to deal with the cravings and what happens with your body chemistry when you quit smoking. I felt so much more prepared this time.

Sophie has been eating the same dog food for the last 8 years and I finally admitted that she is getting older (she will be 10 in June) and switched her food to Senior. And I also switched her to Nature's Choice dog food. Well, Sophie is not happy and has hardly eaten since yesterday. I even mixed the new and old food, but she still refuses to eat. It was sad finally admitting that Sophie is getting old. I wish I could figure out how to make her live forever because I can not imagine my life without her.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. I am off to spend the day with friends; one of which is wanting to set up her own blog. More on that later.


Eye of the Rainbow said...

Sophie doesnt like change, hopefully she will realize you are doing it for her.
Hey I am going to be gone for a week, just wanted you to know. So you didnt worry too much about me LOL
Have a great week and keep up the good work.

trinity2 said...

Good job on the not smoking!! My cats HATE it when I change their food and they go on a mini food revolt for awhile. Sophie will get used to it.

Patti said...

Our old Basset had a very sensitive tummy and he never liked change either! Yay for another smoke-free day! Many more!

B.E.C.K. said...

My dog was on senior food, and I mistakenly bought regular food for her. That was a mess -- literally. She didn't want to eat it, and when she did eat it, she'd get diarrhea like crazy. I looked for her original brand of senior food, but couldn't find it, so I bought Purina senior food that smells vaguely like something even I'd like to eat. Now Suzy eats all her food and doesn't have any more tummy troubles. Maybe Sophie would like a senior food that's more interesting and tasty?