Monday, June 26, 2006

Affirmed...

This bitch has the day off from work!

The sun is shining…my afro is looking too fine for words…and…drum roll please…

A bitch quit smoking.

Mmmmhmmm.

***happy dance in kitchen area where computer lives***

A bitch took my final drag off a cig Saturday at 5 o’clock in the morning. The pack was finished and, even though a bitch had stated that my new smoking free existence would begin Monday June 26th, the moment was there and needed to be seized.

With the assistance of some gum-esque shit…which a bitch isn’t fond off and only hits in moments of extreme weakness…this bitch is doing okay.

Today’s bitchfirmation (said while admiring my afro in the mirror)…
The challenge has yet to be created that this black woman can’t meet and overcome. Know that simple truth as you know your own name and go on with your bad self!

Thank you to everyone for the encouragement and advice! Y’all are the best.

48 hours in and currently detoxifying with Mango/Lemon beverage-based yumminess and iced green tea…

24 comments:

comebacknikki said...

Congratulations! I'll be cheering you on!

jack (aka angrybrownbutch) said...

My hearty congratulations! Always happy to hear that good people are quitting.

AOB said...

I quit in 1998 after 25 years of smoking 2 + packs a day...

You CAN do this, remember: Never ever ever ever ever ever give up!!!
(Winston Churchill).

You will be amazed at how really yummy the vodka cran will taste now!!!!

Disgusted in St. Louis said...

Way to go, ABB!

Rachel said...

Wonderful-- I wish you well.

Rileysdtr said...

You GO Sistah! Stay strong and think of how much easier dancing the night away will be when the lungs are kickin' it like they were designed to.

Uccellina said...

Congratulations! I quit about a year ago - for the second time. Absolutely worth it.

Regina said...

ABB, congratulations and good luck. Way to take care of yourself!

Joolya said...

good on yer, matey! be sure to have a supply of good, strong coffee close at hand AT ALL TIMES.
caffeine is a much healthier addiction.

Cher said...

Congratulations! Another cheerleader on your side. No way you can't do it...

twostepsforward said...

hey, congrats! that's terrific. quitting smoking is one of the hardest things i've done in my life. coffee, drinking buttloads of water, exercising, and chewing on toothpicks were what helped me. i've linked to ya, btw. i like your blog lots.

schlecht said...

Mazel Tov!

Joe_the_Troll said...

You are doing one of the most worthwhile things you will ever do. At least that's how I feel about my decision to quit 7 years ago. Way to go!

Homer said...

A Smoke-free ABB is much more kissable (at least I've heard tell).

leomange said...

the first few weeks are a bitch, but i'd wager you're an even bigger bitch. give the tobacco companies hell and stop giving them your damn money!

in solidarity...

CanEragon said...

I had a hard time at 6 days out. Still on the road though. Hang in there. I'm getting a box prepped this week. So you can munch and cruch those cravings away.

Good for you...
Cheers
Jeremy

Anonymous said...

You can DO IT! If a determined, independent person puts her mind to it, she can accomplish ANYTHING!

--EBH

Anonymous said...

Yahooooo!!!
Good luck :)
Go bitch, GO!


Julesofthenile

thatfarmgirl said...

As you often say...FANTABULOUS!

Limecrete said...

Well done! I can only imagine the levels of bitchitude you'll be able to reach with clear lungs.

Ginger Mayerson www.hackenblog.com said...

Super congratulations to you, Shark Fu! Good for you!

I smoked for 15 years, and at the end I was smoking over a pack a day of Pall Mall Reds, you know, the unfiltered ones. In 1989, after I turned 29, I quit and have never regretted it for a moment. It was killing me and, at that time I worked in a two story building and it was just too embarrassing for a 29-soon-to-be-30-year-old woman to have to be winded by a flight of stairs. I frown just thinking about it. Quitting smoking is one of the best things I've ever done for myself, closely followed by divorcing a bad man and giving up certain other bad habits.

SOULSISTA said...

congrats.....

Nancy said...

I have only recently discovered your blog. Rock on! Sending you all good vibes for the quitting thing.

I have placed a link to you on my blog, hope that's OK.

Tina said...

When I quit (lo, many, many years ago) I got a water bottle with a straw the same size as a Virginia Slim. Everytime I wanted a ciggy, I took a hit of water. Worked like a charm.

Best of luck, ABB!