This past week has been pretty tough.
I'm still struggling with cigarettes.
I have noticed my breathing has become more difficult as I smoke less.
I hear it's part of the physical addiction of smoking.
I've decided to use the patch because studies show that long-term success is higher when an aide is used.
I'm going to cut back smoking first so the patch will actually have an effect. They don't make patches for two-pack-a-day smokers.
I know as long as I keep pushing through it, I will win this battle because in the end the results are what count.
This past week I've been adding two servings of lean protein to every meal.
I have noticed it helps to make me feel more full. Now I take vitamins and fish oil in the morning. I also drink two liters of water a day and now the protein.
My personal trainer Ken Cutcher of Huron Anytime Fitness will be adding another habit this week.