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14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Im doing everything and im still gaining!

Hi Im new to this site , but here goes. Ok just to set the picture. I lost 2 & 1/2 stone (35 pounds) 3 years ago and have kept it off, with 3 hours step aerobics classes and also eating healty. I have quit smoking 6 weeks and have gained 5 pound ! I have increased my excercise by 4 hour a week, I am not snaking on rubbish food! I am finding this really hard. I am not thinking of smoking but it is sooo frustrating. I know its better to not smoke but I am giving it my all I actually dont think I can do anymore! I am aware that my metabolism had lowered so when will it balance and when am i going to loose this weight its not a lot but if I was to gain 1lb every week before i know it I wil be back to where i was 3 years ago and I dont think I could handle that ! Help needed please.
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Im doing everything and im still gaining!

Hi Karen, Im from Ireland 1 stone is 14lb we calculate weight in pound & stone. The Uk is the same ! I actually have no urge to smoke to be honest my new obsession is loosing the weight! It has to stop soon because im ready to crack up ! Is there anyone that has lost weight while quitting ? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/6/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 41 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 829 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �410 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 2 [B]Hrs:[/B] 19 [B]Mins:[/B] 1 [B]Seconds:[/B] 36
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Im doing everything and im still gaining!

I had slight progress last night, got weighed and stayed the same , which I can handle even though I am working my ass off but as long as i dont gain anymore. I wonder is that the end of it now, wil I start loosing now?
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Im doing everything and im still gaining!

I had slight progress last night, got weighed and stayed the same , which I can handle even though I am working my ass off but as long as i dont gain anymore. I wonder is that the end of it now, wil I start loosing now? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/6/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 48 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 963 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �480 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 3 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 49 [B]Seconds:[/B] 12
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Im doing everything and im still gaining!

I have to say that my weight gain( I gained 5lb and have lost 2lb) was not that I was eating more because I wasnt,(maybe the first week) I was just gaining! it was obviously my body just adjusting. The last two weeks seem to have got better, 2 weeks ago I didnt gain or lose , and last thursday I lost 2lb. I always ate healthy & excercised so I just increased my excercise & been a bit more strict with my eating.But I dont mind having to do that as long as I dont gain weight and stay smoke free!
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
If I can quit smoking, I can quit eating!

I totally agree ! I have always loved eating unfortunetly. And always have to watch what I am eating and have done so for the last 4 years. But it is definatly an addiction! I associate everything with eating. And if I have one bar of chocolte on a day then the whole day I indulge in junk food. I think im a bit of a binge eater to be honest. But once I feel in control of my eating which is 99% of the time I am so much happier. When im eating junk I fell crap and give myself such a hard time ( after ive eaten all the junk)
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Im doing everything and im still gaining!

Yehaaa !! I lost 2lb last night I am so happy ! At least I have some hope now, because I thought that it was never gonna end. SO if there is anyone who has recently quit and is having a nervous breakdown about the weight gain, Your body really does adjust! I did work my as* off but it was worth it. And Im still off the cigs!! Pigged out after my weigh in but I think i deserved it, back to normal eating today ! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/6/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 55 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 1,106 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �550 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 3 [B]Hrs:[/B] 17 [B]Mins:[/B] 18 [B]Seconds:[/B] 39
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Now I'm addicted to FOOD!!

one stone is 14lb! does that make sense? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/6/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 96 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 1,923 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �960 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 6 [B]Hrs:[/B] 11 [B]Mins:[/B] 19 [B]Seconds:[/B] 49
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
no gain

Oh I wish that had of happened me! Everything tasted so nice and still does, but when I first quit oh my god the plainest of food just tasted so nice! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/6/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 115 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 2,310 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �1150 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 7 [B]Hrs:[/B] 18 [B]Mins:[/B] 33 [B]Seconds:[/B] 29
14 years ago 0 lindak 23 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
MARCH MELLOWS CHECK IN

Cant believe im just over the 4 month mark !! Every day I am shocked I never thought I would be able to do this but I have !! And with help from this site it made it sooo much easier [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/6/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 128 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 2,565 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �1280 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 8 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B] 9 [B]Seconds:[/B] 40