It has officially been 1 year since I quit smoking.
Living smoke free hasn't been terribly hard. No- not nearly has hard as I first imagined it would be before I decided to give up smoking.
I guess, for me, it was made easier by the fact that I was ready. I was sick of smoking. I didn't enjoy it anymore the way I did when I was younger. I couldn't see wasting money on it anymore and I knew it would be healthier for all of us in the house in the long run.
Mind you, the weight gain has been a massive blow to my self-confidence, but I'm working on that and today I'm not feeling so great because I've been sick with my sinuses the past 5 days. Used a neti-pot to clean my sinuses out, but I've got some chest congestion and coughing that just won't quit. LOL
It's the strangest thing I will point out here- I don't remember my sinuses being THIS bad when I was a smoker. Perhaps it was because my nasal cavity was always "clogged" up with nicotine/smoke. Maybe smoking sort of "deadened" my senses. My nasal passages are definitely more sensitive to odors and scents now and I guess that's why sinus issues seem more difficult to get through. I think I'm slowly feeling better, but after I get the kids on the bus, I think I'm going to go back to bed for a bit and get the rest I just haven't been getting lately.
Have a wonderful Monday!