I know, right? A rare open-mouthed smile. After I saw how joyful I looked in my finish line photo the other day, I realized I need to stop being so self-conscious about my bottom teeth. They don’t show in pictures anyway.
This smile is the smile of a happy happy girl who is marking two years cigarette-free today. Never have I made a better decision than that one. Starting out on my run this morning - which I did inhaler-free - I reflected on my lungs, on my gratitude for their healing, on what I am capable of now. So, so wonderful.
Another note on compulsion/addiction: I have gone without junk sugar/bingeing for 7 weeks now. I came in this morning to massive, massive piles of leftover Halloween candy and… I felt nothing. Nothing at all. I guess like anything else, it simply takes some time and then the brain changes. I was totally unfazed. I got my coffee and sat down to eat my banana, as I always do, and savored every bite. It felt great. I feel great.
Happy Friday, everyone, and have a wonderful, safe, relaxing weekend!