28 June 2016

In most cases

                In most cases,  happiness begins the minute you let go of something. Or someone.


Reggie said...

Sounds like most married couples.

Wonder Man said...

That's so true, sad sometimes

Moanerplicity said...

I'm proud to say that I let go of smoking this weekend, cold turkey.

(crickets chirping)

*Waiting for the happiness to begin*


Daij said...

Happiness will begin soon! Congrats. I have never felt the connection to smoking (cigarettes) but I underdstand addiction. I'm addicted to cake and donuts and scones. What made me seriously rid it from my diet was when i was trying to buy some nice jeans 3 weeks ago, and not finding one store in Portland that had jeans in a size 40. 38 was the max. And I was hurt , and pissed, and decided that I will not only get smaller, but I will eventually be able to wear a size 36 or even smaller. I really have no excuse- my Gym is right next door to my job. Now I go twice a day, the afternoon and after work, and I'm already a size 38!

Felicia Monique said...

I love your main blog photo, and this post is absolutely on point!

@Lin: Soon!

Daij said...

@ Felicia Monique, thank you!

GorgeousPuddin said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!! It's good you recognized what you needed to let go and did it!

Moanerplicity said...

Wow! Mad Congrats on the successful exile away from sweets, man! Cool that you're already SEEING results! It definitely takes WILLPOWER... & in the end, having a goal to achieve really does feed into the main incentive.

With each need day w/out cigs, I become just a lil mo prouder of myself.

@ Felicia: HOPEFULLY!


Daij said...

@ gorgeous puddin & moanerplicity, baby steps. I'm making it a habit. It's hard, considering I'm a baker in my spare time, and this is the season where I'm busy baking in the evenings after work and all day saturdays, but yes, I have a goal, and I'm not straying away from it. Congrats on giving up the cigs. It took my mom years to give it up, but she did. It's been about 20 yrs for her.

Moanerplicity said...

Wow! Freud would have a field day w/ me. Just noticed that instead of typing "w/ each NEW day," I wrote 'with each "NEED" day!' LOL. I think that just about says it all!

Mad props to your mom! People like her inspire me by proving it's POSSIBLE!

Temptation is ALWAYS there, lurking in our path, making us weaker or forcing us to be STRONGER! Hope you can remain strong, especially in this season of plentiful temptation (s), & I will TRY do the same!


Daij said...

@ Moanerplicity... I think I'm serious now. I've been consistent for 3 weeks now. I have tons of clothes in my closet that I have not been able to fit in, and today I am comfortably wearing clothes I could bearly squeeze in a month ago, and that's motivation enough to keep on going.
The turning point for my mom was when my then 4yr old son came to her with one of her cigarettes (unlit) in his mouth and said " I wanna be like Grandma Casey (casey being my last name)" and my mom was horrified. She had tried a million times before then , to stop, but that was the moment she stopped for real.

Moanerplicity said...

Yup. Visible evidence of a decreasing waistline should definitely give you incentive, man! Keep it up!

Getting tired/winded doing normal chores finally made me say ENOUGH w/ the cigs! So, this is now week two, & tho it's ruff, I'm still giving it my all. Maybe it takes something beyond our grasp to inspire us & that becomes our catalyst.

Re your mom: Wow! Out of the mouths of babes, for real. Something your son prolly doesn't remember saying left a lasting impression on your mom, so big, it changed her lifestyle for the better!

Bless them both!