I am FREE - 3 Weeks, 21 Days, 511 Hours, 30,691 Minutes, 1,841,500 Seconds (Give or Take)!!!
My pulse should have returned to normal.
My oxygen level should have returned to normal.
The carbon monoxide in my body should have been eliminated by now.
ALL nicotine should now have been expelled from my body!!!
My ability to taste and smell should be greatly improved – It absolutely is for better AND for worse! LOL!
My bronchial tubes have begun to relax and my breathing is easier.
My energy levels have returned to normal.
Any smoking related bad breath should now be gone.
The blood and circulation in my gums and teeth should be similar to that of a non-smoker.
The tooth staining and calculus build-up from smoking should be reduced, but since I am a huge coffee drinker, it probably isn’t!
In 2 months and 6 more days, my circulation should be greatly improved. As of now, it has improved by 23%. The same is true for the texture and color of my gums.
Any coughing and wheezing has improved by roughly 15% so far.
Money saved so far: About $250 (and I am actually putting this money into a savings account for a rainy day).
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 640
Life regained (in days): 5
Time spent NOT smoking (days): 2 - I had no idea the amount of time I was wasting!!!
Cravings are decreasing every day and some days I don’t even have 1!
Weight Gained since quitting: NONE! I initially gained ½ pound but have since taken it off and lost 1 pound!
Every time you light up a cigarette you are saying that your life isn’t worth living…my life is ABSOLUTELY worth living!
The most important things I have done in the past 21 days:
- Come to this site every day and multiple times per day. Read, read, read everything I could find.
- Listen and read what the Elders have to say.
- Celebrate ALL accomplishments no matter how big or small!!!
- Read Alar Carr’s Easy Way several times (and listened to it on CD in the car).
- Use the 4 D’s to help you get through a craving:
- Delay – Wait out the urge to smoke. It will pass in a few minutes.
- Drink Water – Sip the water slowly and hold it in your mouth awile.
- Deep Breathing – Breathe in slowly and as deeply as you can, then breathe out slowly. Repeat this five times.
- Distract – Talk to a friend, focus on the task you are doing, or get up and move around. Do something that takes your mind off smoking for a few minutes.
Thanks to this wonderful community and cheers!