Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Breaking The Habit

I'm so proud of my sister Phyllis! This week she has been cigarette free for five months!!!

This is especially significant for P.J. She has tried to quit so many times in the past and has never been able to make it this long before. She is prone to a very nervous disposition and has been smoking since she was a teenager (she turned 56 last month). But I guess this time her desire to quit is stronger than the nicotine.

She isn't on the computer as much, so I don't get to interact with her on Facebook as much as before. The reason? Because she recognizes that the computer is one of her triggers. She was used to sitting down at the computer to relax -- with a cigarette. So she'll go on at least once a day just long enough to check her email, and perhaps check in on Facebook for just a few minutes, but she doesn't play any of the games she used to enjoy or spend a lot of time just surfing the web. Of course, she uses a computer for work, but that's different. I guess I can give up my only real computer-buddy sister for a good cause!

10 comments:

FrankandMary said...

I have a friend who found the computer a real trigger( & had her sitting too much as well) for her eating. She limited herself to 20 minutes a day on the computer & lost 12 pounds in 3 weeks.
Congrats to your sister.

Paula said...

Good for your sister. I'm praying she will make it this time. We had a young man at church Sunday ask for prayer as he is trying for the umpteenth time to quit smoking. I pray they both make it for their health sake.

Jeanie said...

As an ex smoker myself, twenty years or more ago, I know how difficult it is to stop. Well done to your sister! Long may she abstain.
Jeanie xx

ADB said...

Well done to Phyllis, hope she will continue to be strong in the face of temptation from the fags.

Lisa said...

Congratulation so your sister!! I know how difficult it is to give up the butts. It's been 15 months now for me and I never, ever thought I would make it so let her know she CAN do it.
xxx
Lisa

lisaschaos said...

Way to go Sis! This is great and very good for her too!

Lisa said...

That is such wonderful news!!! Congrats to her!!

Heather said...

That is GREAT! Finding the triggers is a key. Mine were talking on the phone and eating. I just heard today that it only takes three weeks to break a habit (or form a new one) and six months to make it part of one's regular lifestyle.

Martha (MM) said...

Congrats to your sister, that's a huge step! Happy New Year to you and your family ((hugs))

TARYTERRE said...

It's a tough road, I know. Tell her to hang in there. My hubby quit smoking 3 years ago.