^ Saw a picture of it on Facebooook. Looking good!
I think it's time I quit smoking. I've been doing it regularly since late 2006/early 2007, with some breaks in between. For the past three years or so, I've been smoking an average of 2 cigarettes a day. On the weekends, if I go out somewhere where smoking is allowed, I can smoke more — but it's not like I'm a pack a day person. Worried about gaining weight, but anything online only deals with people who have been smoking packs a day for decades. I don't anticipate myself overeating, because I usually smoke in the car to and from work, and if I wanted to eat, I'd do it when I'm sitting on my couch at home like I usually do.
Anyone been though this? Should I be worried? It's not like I use cigs as a food replacement, and I eat pretty well anyway.
I am not a smoker. But I encourage people who are trying to quit, and lived with two roommates (at different times) who quit successfully.
One was a heavy smoker, the other was a light smoker with the occasional nic fit. The one thing I saw that worked for all success stories without gaining weight is - replace with something else addicting but good for you, and reminds you how much you need your lungs. Like training for a marathon, or mountain biking, or kick boxing, back-up dancing, surfing, or capoeira club with hot guys in it, for example. I know you don't use cigs as a replacement for food, but do try to replace something else for cigs, because then you look at them as a step back in the wrong direction, which will hopefully then disgust you, thus deterring the craving.
I just can't afford to gain weight from a financial perspective, because I can't afford to overhaul my wardrobe again; I gave away a lot of my larger clothes over the course of this year as my weight loss has plateaued, and had to invest in a lot of new pants and such...That's mainly my concern. If it's inevitable I'll gain 20+lbs, then I have to wait until I get a more stable job.
The weather is getting nicer, so I'm going to start hiking/walking the stairs in my neighborhood again. I was doing that for a few weeks, then the cold/rain came back and it made me less motivated to go outside at 7AM.
If you don't smoke that much I doubt you will pack on 20lbs just from quitting your two cigarette a day habit. Buy some sugar free gum, or do what I did and get bronchitis. I still smoke the drunken social cigarettes, those will be the hardest to give up.
I quit about 6 years ago, after several attempts over 25 years. You are lucky you can have the occasional drunken cigarette and not completely cave. If I had even one I'd be up to a pack a day in a week. I know myself too well to even chance it.
I have never been a heavy smoker, it was always a 2-3 per day habit. I had quit for 10 years cold turkey when my son was having so many asthma problems but started up again when my kids became teens. I hope to eventually quit completely again but it's hard because all of my drinking buddies are smokers. So it's either go out and smoke with them or sit by myself in the bar. I know I can go outside and not smoke, but it just never happens that way.
My hair, toes and eyebrows are fully prepared for Coachella. All of my laundry is done and I am ready to pack. I even finished most of my shopping, I just need to make a stop at total wine. Its been a very productive and girly day.
Audra says: My hair and eyebrows are fully prepared
Actual meaning: Somebody hacked the shit out of me. I now look like a Puerto Rican.
I haven't done shit.
I know. I think I'm gonna open a bottle of wine, get stoned, and begin the process. This will be a fun & productive night.
Well, I accomplished 2 of the 3 things.
Asking on behalf of my girlfriend - any campers out there, and if so, any tips for late night pee urges? She's not entirely keen on making the trek to the porta potties by herself late at night. I figure either I invest in one of the 5 gallon buckets with liner and seat for emergencies, or just get my ass out of the tent and walk it with her. Thoughts?
northside groove...southside groove....eastside groove...westside groove
Ditch her and find somebody more practical.
I use GoGirls, but you still have to make the walk to the porta potties late at night. a camp mate uses a female urinal which is basically a big bottle with a funnel but I'm with ThatGirl --who wants that around camp??
I just bought a pair of the sketcher go walks as well- very comfortable and they are grey with neon pink soles.
As far as the late night porta potty trek, I'd say I depends how far you are from them? Is she concerned about safety at night? using a pmate and bottle the tossing it in a bag to dump in the portos in the a.m doesn't really gross me out-its all pretty much just water by that point. I've only done this at burning man though where we have a more private structure, there are usually bathrooms close enough at coachella.
I finally finished all my food shopping! I'm mostly packed as far as clothes now and it's just a matter of loading up the car (which could be a challenge since I'm bringing so much this year). coachella has officially exploded all over my house.
now to figure out how to get through these next 3 days of work...
3/8: Voices from the Lake LIVE @ Monarch
3/17: Forest Swords @ The Independent
3/19: Tycho @ The Catalyst
3/22: St. Vincent @ The Fox
3/22: Dance Mania & Mister Saturday Night @ PW
3/23: Kraftwerk @ The Fox
4/6: Trentemoller @ Mezzanine
4/15: The Knife @ The Fox
4/16: Factory Floor @ The Independent
4/17: The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's
4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch