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Lexie's Journal

Lexie struggles with her weight but is learning how to trust her body again with Am I Hungry?

New year, new day
Posted on 01/07/2007 @ 9:54 PM

I slept late this morning and that felt really good. As usual my first thoughts were about food and a cigarette. In less than a week I will be smoke-free! That really scares me...I wish my doctor hadn't told me that nicotine stimulates metabolism but I guess I'm glad he was honest with me. The last thing I need right now is for my metabolism to slow down! But quitting smoking is a part of improving my health and this is not something I need to keep worrying about. I'm exercising and that will help my metabolism go up with time. Without smoking I will be able to increase my workout which is a lot more beneficial than anything smoking does to "help". I can do this! The past two years I've let go of a LOT of unhealthy coping skills. Each time I did I was scared and each time I found that I was better off without those skills. The new skills I am learning have helped me like myself and my life. I feel like over-eating is going to be harder to give up than smoking. But each thing I've given up HAS been harder than the last and each one has also been more rewarding than the one before. This isn't an over-night process Lexie. It's one moment at a time.

Michelle May M.D.

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