Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Giving Up Everything

It's a difficult week. I am on day 4 of not smoking. I had a few false starts, having announced I would give up for Lent and failing spectacularly. But I've managed the last 3 nights, (my weak moment is at 9 o clock, when the children go to bed.)   I have eaten sweets and popcorn to get through it and put on weight. So am now back on the Dukan Diet. So I was cooking cod with grated ginger and lemon at 11 o clock this morning because I couldn't wait until lunch time. I managed all day until I got home at 4 and gave my son a doughnut and took a giant bite of one myself. Then I had half a Penguin and two oatcakes with low fat cheese. Thus cancelling out everything I had tried to do. So not only am I not smoking or eating much, but I am also not allowed hot baths, (my true solace) because I am wearing support stockings (which have to be worn day and night for 14 nights) as I am having some thread veins treated.  I've been through this twice before and I can tell you it's not fun. 

I feel strange, and weird without my crutches. Help? Someone? Anyone?


  1. If you're giving up smoking for lent does that mean you can start again in 40 days? I'm afraid I'm one of those annoying take-it-or-leave-it smokers so can offer little advice, apart from making your smoking experience finer by using liquorice papers and vanilla tobacco mixed with yellow golden virginia. However, I imagine this isn't quite the advice you are after!

  2. Thank you for that advice! I am trying to give up completely but failing spectacularly!


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