I am FREE - 180 Days, 4,329 Hours, 259,767 Minutes, 15,586,084 Seconds (Give or Take)!!!
My circulation should be greatly improved. The same is true for the texture and color of my gums.
Any coughing and wheezing has improved by 100%. The weird thing is that I never really had ANY coughing and my lungs sounded great with no wheezing!
Money saved so far: A little over $2,111 (and I am actually putting this money into a savings account for a rainy day).
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 5,412
Life regained (in days): 45
Time spent NOT smoking (days): 18
Cravings - On a rare occasion, I have a had a craving which is more like a passing thought. I know the craving is not from the nicotine itself; that is long gone out of my body. The craving is a psychological craving; a memory or situation where I would have a sickarette. I know to watch out for them and how to recognize them. I am creating new, non-smoking memories now.
What keeps me strong is positive self-talk. I tell myself I don't do that anymore! NOPE. SINAO. One step and then another will get you where you want to be.
I don't EVER want to go back to Day ONE! I don't ever want to lose all of these days WON I have built up and start over! It really does work. The thing is, these are passing thoughts and don't occupy too much of my time, but when they hit, I am not caught off-guard per se, but bothered these thoughts even enter my head.
Weight Lost since quitting: 15 pounds! I got my eating back on track and have begun to exercise more. I am lifting weights and working out 3x per week.