Sunday, October 26, 2008

We did it....

Dear Friends~
Let me brag on hubby & myself for a moment. What do I have to brag about you ask?? Well, it has been 1 year since we quit smoking! Whoo Hoo!!!! We were really stupid and started smoking in 1993....when we started going to clubs....you know it was one of those things everybody did. At first we only smoked when we went out. Then we would share a pack and smoke every once in a while at the house. That turned into everyday. Eventually we were up to a pack a day and John was smoking Darium Blacks which were $5.00 a pack!!! Oh, we quit many, many, many times....heck we were professional quitters....we just couldn't stay quit! Meg & Tori would beg us to quit...they would say things to us like...you stink....thats nasty. Then the day before Tori turned 18 I decided I had had enough. I wanted to quit for good while she was still a "kid". So on October 15th, 2007 I put them down and never looked back. It was easier then I thought...all I had to do was put my mind to it. John was still smoking...he wasn't ready...and I never said anything to him about quitting. Then on the 30th he told me that he threw his cigarettes out the window and that he has joined me in being a non-smoker!!!
Here we both are one year later smoke-free!! Oh, we still crave a cigarette every now & then....we just don't give into it. So can I get a WHOO HOO!!!!!
Photo above was taken a few minutes ago with the self timer. This photo makes my ass and thigh look big!!! Really it's not that big!


Also....my good friend Beth has joined SITS & BATW!!! YAY! I'm excited about this. Go shower her with comment lovin.

34 comments:

Heather said...

Hey, I saw you visited my big sis's blog...thanks! She is so funny!

I am mailing your cards out tomorrow; I saw you said you finished my shawl...what good timing we have!

Congrats on being a quitter! (Your ass does not look big)

Becky said...

Yay!! WOO HOO!!

That is soooo hard to really actually finally DO. Both Mike and I smoked for years (but not cause of a cool reason like we went to clubs).
Now that we have both stopped for years and years, (and to be honest I still miss it ocassionally:( )I think that it is such a gross habit. I hate the way you smell and your house and clothes smell.

Good Good JOB!!!

Betty said...

A big Wooohoooo from me too! Good for you and don´t you dare go back to smoking!

P.S. Your ass does NOT look big! You should see mine... :)

April said...

Congrats on kicking the habit!! Way to go!! You've made a decision I don't think you'll ever regret!

I love the pic. of you and your hubby...very cute!

heathersister said...

WooHoo. I quit eight years ago and love that my kids don't stink when they go out of the house. I used antidepressants to help me quit but it worked and I was off of them after six months. Best thing I ever did. I gained like 25 pounds but it was worth it! Good for you don't go back.

Susie said...

Woo Hoo!! Great job you guys!! I started smoking in 1991 and quit in 2001. I am hoping that after 7 years smoke free that it is out of my system. Now, if I could just get my husband to quit:-(

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Good for you for being smoke free for a year...that's awesome!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today from SITS!

Sandy Toes said...

That is just great....way to go!!!!

Your "bottom" looks fine!!You both are a cute couple!
-sandy toes

letstalkmodern said...

Go Mrs. Betty!! You look so adorable!

Tori said...

haha i can testify, it really isn't that big.
even though, the picture doesn't look that big either, skinny woman!

i'm so proud of you guys & i had no idea that you wanted to quit while i was still a "kid"...for that last day : )

i knew you guys had it in you all these years!
love you!

Noah's Mommy said...

I'm right there with you...I've been a non smoker for 4 years now...and still crave a cig every now and then....Congrats...that is a HUGE accomplishment....

Aubrey said...

You are getting a BIG Woot-Woot from over here! That is so great!

My MIL used to smoke. My kids would give her such a hard time. My oldest son has asthma and learned about the effects of smoking in school. He would always tell her how bad it was and that she should stop. She finally did for them BUT even more so, for herself!

BTW...your hubby is such a cutie!! Sorry...I couldn't help myself! LOL

Hippie Family... said...

whooo hoo to you.. and Congrats on your award...
:)

Dorkys R. said...

Congrats on quitting!! I can only imagine how hard it must have been. Major woo hoos to you two :)

And thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier.

dddiva said...

WooHoo Congratulations! Good for you and your hubby. You are a very nice looking family. :)

Meaghan said...

Love that pic..you both look very happy :)

xoxo
Meaghan

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I'll give ya a woo-hoo, a what-what and I'm raisin' the roof. Good for you!!

GO YANKEES!!! (Practicing for next year. I want Joe back.)

Blicky Kitty said...

Great blog! Thanks for stopping by over at the Blicky homestead!

You and your family are gorgeous and I LOVE your taste in music!

I can't remember how long ago I quit anymore but you'll find the longer you go the easier it gets. Congratulations! At this point I forget I ever smoked.

WheresMyAngels said...

Girl you are so cracking me up (with the ass comment). They are all lying to you, your ass does look huge!! ha ha Just Joking.

Congratulations on mot smelling like an ashtray for a year! Woo Hoo! My husband smoked when we met but stopped a few months later. He has been ashtray free for 5 years. He had been a smoker for about 10 years.

Melody said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Good for both of you! May you live a long and healthy life because of it. :)

Julie said...

Congrats I know it is so hard to break a habit! For me it is weight loss and gain... so yeah for you both!!!

dddiva said...

Just wanted to send you a hug and prayers that your girls are safe. One of Kyra's friends called in about the shootings last night... it is obviously a very difficult time for everyone there esp since 3 of them are still at large.
Anyways, keeping thoughts of your beautiful girls as safe and well uppermost in our hearts and minds today as well as prayers for our families students and the victims and their families.

1bitrcountrygirl said...

I'm with Heather on this one....your ass does not look big. Congrats on being a non-smoker for a year!

P.S. Wooo Hoooo

momto1 said...

YAY!!! That is so awesome that you both are quitters!!! You must feel so great, and I am sure your daughters are both so proud of you. It is a very difficult thing to do--not speaking from experience, but my husband is a quitter too.

You look great in the photo!!

Rene said...

Woohoo from over here!!! I was never a smoker but I was a major Mtn Dew addict so I know how hard it is to quit something like that.

BTW...you look beautiful in that photo -- no worries!

Ashley said...

What a huge accomplishment! Brag as loud as you can!!!

Mommy2lilgems said...

WoW! Congrats!

Ann said...

Congratulations and Whoo Hoo!!!
I'm so proud of both of you.
(And I promise not to say anything unflattering about your ass if you promise not to say anthing bad about mine! :-> )

Mamasphere said...

That's wonderful! I quit smoking the day I found out I was pregnant, and I can't believe how much I hate it now. The smell is disgusting. Congrats to you on quitting and sticking to it. That's something to be VERY proud of. I hope you feel healthier now, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Anonymous said...

WHOO HOO and congrats to the both of you for kicking the smoking habit!!!!! You are two wonderful people

Bagel

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Congrats to you both, that's awesome!

mrsbear said...

Giant Wooooo-Hooooo! That's a feat, you should be proud. Congrats. Hubby and I smoked too for several years back in the 90s. I still miss it sometimes, but I've never gone back.

Brooke said...

That is a huge accomplishment! Congrats!

Jen said...

Congratulations, My husband and I too are professional quitters! Hopefully we will soon become actual non-smoking folks....it's hard to tell my kids to never start while your standing there with a cigarrette in your mouth.

By the way, I love your blog!