Yes, this is week 12 and I have saved nearly Â£400!!!! OMG can you believe that????
Christmas was good - I was off work for two weeks so I got to be at home for that time and I really got used to not smoking at home and basically living my life around the house without any cigarettes. It was a really useful learning curve; plus I needed the break - my anxiety was still a little high after the initial quit in October.
Mum came for Xmas lunch and went into the kitchen to smoke, I told her she didn't have to and said she could smoke in the lounge where we were sitting.
The smell bothered me, only in the fact that it stunk and I felt a bit wheezy.
Funny isn't it? I sucked smoke into my lungs for years which made me feel
off without me even knowing it and I paid to do it.
I just cannot imagine myself being that stupid again but who knows!
Anyway, overall, it is going well and at the moment I detest cigarettes and smoking. I hate the smell of it on other people and cannot believe I used to smell like that.
I think I have saved my teeth as well, my dentist warned me about losing them and that I have gum disease. He told me smoking was making it worse and that it would not heal if I continued to smoke.
I am off to get them whitened soon as they look yellow all of a sudden.
I did put on 5lb over Christmas but with the new healthy eating regime and exercise programme, I have lost that 5lbs in just a week and a half!
Anyway, all in all, on reflection, life is so much better in all sorts of ways if you DON'T SMOKE!!!
We all know how hard this journey can be but it does get easier and the rewards keep showing up in unexpected little ways.
Unexpected Little Ways No.1: Cleaner home - less dusting needed!
Unexpected Little Ways No.2: No smells, wash clothes less often!
Does any one have any other little things they may have noticed that have changed things for the better, nothing major, just little stuff??
Please share them!