Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hello blogging world!

First blog entries are always a little awkward. You don't want to say too much or too little. Anyways I'm Brittany, and I'm pretty fantastic. I am a wife and a mom and I love it all too much! I don't really need to get into a long history about myself because I am sure along the lines I will bitch about something that can tie into a story from the past. I'm just cool like that!

Today is the second day in my I'm quitting smoking journey. I have decided to quit for a few reasons.

  1. I want to live a long time

  2. I hate smoking outside in the summer with the bugs!

  3. I want to set a good example for Braden

  4. It smells yucky!

It is harder than I thought it would be. I guess I never really wanted to admit that I am ADDICTED...I preferred to say that I "just enjoyed" it. I don't think I am doing all that terrible, it has been exactly 39 hours since I have had a cigarette and I have only needed to chew 3 Nicorette gums, OK so I bought the knock off brand WHATEVER!

I decided to find out the immediate benefit to quitting smoking and here's what I found:

20 minutes after my last cigarette my body went through the following changes:

  • my blood pressure decreased

  • my pulse rate dropped

  • and my body temperature went up

8 hours after my last cigarette:

  • Carbon monoxide levels in the blood return to normal

  • Oxygen levels in blood return to normal

24 hours after my last cigarette:

  • chance of heart attack decreases (scary!)

48 hours after my last cigarette (and where I currently am):

  • Nerve endings start regrowing (what??)

  • Ability to smell and taste is enhanced (great not I'll be hungry more)

  • Shortness of breath decreases

So it is nice to know there are some benefits since we are a world of "get immediate results"

Now if I could just find a diet or a magic pill to make weight fall off IMMEDIATELY!


  1. yay! im so proud of you! your first blog and you've finally really committed to quitting. you can do it gurl.

  2. Congrats! I know how hard it is to quit.
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