Had my last cigarette this morning at 10 (had to have that last one), and am all patched up now.
Now I'm making a list (and checking it twice ) of all the things that I will see improving in the next couple of weeks, so I can check back to it later if I'm having a hard time.
- Lung capacity
- Teeth (though as any dentist will tell you, giving up smoking sets you up for about 3 weeks of horribly bleeding gums as they are healing. yuck. am prepared for that though, stocked up on disinfectant mouthwash...)
- Breath! (ugh)
- Hidradenitis (again, ewww! but when I last quit smoking, it went away completely so that's a major plus!)
- Sleep (more energy in the morning)
- Sleepē (no more or less frequent nightmares)
- Cold tolerance
- My desk won't be full of tobacco crumbs! (I'm an avid computer smoker)
- My clothes won't stink!
- No more worrying about not being allowed to smoke at people's houses, or having to go all the way downstairs and outside on breaks during classes!
- Stomach + gut health
- No more constant guilt (seriously, at some point, it just becomes easier to just change your behavior than to feel bad about it all the time. I'm sure people can relate to that )
- Better immunity
- Less sore feet after a long shift
- more patient when dealing with customers because I'm not counting down to my next smoke break
- Calm sense of accomplishment in the background of my awareness (this fades after a while, but it's important to remember)
- Better sense of taste & smell so I can go back to enjoying all the subtle nuances of crisp December air and fresh fruit & veggie goodness!
- Also my tongue won't feel funny
I have to go to work now, but I'm sure I'll be able to think of more. I'll add them later