I guess it's time I showed my face. Don't you love the photo I chose? I thought it was appropriately silly and redneck and shows my sarcastic side off nicely! This is me last year at a family camp out party. I was about 15lbs thinner, but still a die-hard smoker. I quit four months ago today! I am super proud of this fact. Even though my skinny jeans are now going to have to go on Freecycle (*sniff*) I still think it's worth it. According to my "gadget" over at the Quitnet, I have saved $705.60. Of course, I had marvelous intentions of direct depositing that money into my savings account when I quit, but did it happen? Nooooooo. All I can say is, live and learn!
Oh, and if you were at all on the fence, let me tell you now that the benefits far outweigh the risks when it comes to quitting. I now have: whiter, healthier teeth, full lung capacity, I don't get winded going up a flight of stairs, I am more accepted in social situations, my skin and hair looks amazing, I no longer feel guilty....I could go on and on... There is no substitute for this feeling of freedom. (Except, apparently, my return sense of taste buds for sweets) I do have faith that I will get the weight off when my metabolism figures out what's what and I am more diligent with the healthy eating. Smart menu planning should help with that :)
Not to mention the cash I'm saving!! Oh wait... I did mention that already, but that alone will help me Keep the Quit! I'm cheap like that...
Seven hundred bucks, people!