Friday, February 20, 2009

Cross Stitch, Not Cigarettes

I have been taking Chantix, which is a stop-smoking drug. I have been taking it for two weeks, and although I have cut down considerably on the cigarettes, I really need to stop. Chantix halts the desire for cigarettes. In fact, they are disgusting. But I have a habit of smoking, and I have to find something else to do.

I got a new pattern in the mail yesterday. It is the Pinn pattern from Thailand with the Japanese mother and child in kimonos. I have posted the design to show what it is going to look like. It is rather simple, but maybe what I need right now is a simple, encouraging design to stitch rather that smoking. If I get in the habit of stitching rather that smoking, it would help me a lot.

I also don't want to eat much. The Chantix is affecting my appetite, which I think is a good thing! One of the problems with quitting smoking is the weight gain. Stitch instead of eat, huh?

I need to exercise. I have been wearing a sweat suit every day, thinking I would go over to the gym and exercise. It is too cold outside to walk the dog and get my exercise that way. So I need to go over to the gym.

I hope I can go without cigarettes today.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Good luck on quitting!! Stay with it! I quit cold turkey after smoking for 32 years....That was in 1998 and I haven't touched a cigarette since.... and once you've gotten that moneky off your back, you will be forever thankful to be rid of it!

Hang in there!!! Don't quit on quitting!!