I refuse to place myself on a scale during this period of quitting smoking. I know what my weight was prior to my stop date. My clothing tells me that I am steadily putting on weight. I will let my clothing be my scale. Lol I knew in advance that I would be putting on some weight while going through this period, but I am ok with that. I will battle the bulge later once I feel that I have truly passed the addiction crisis. I refuse to let the weight gain bring me down or further depress me and prevent me from reaching my goal. Battling one depression is enough. I wonder why smoking and depression goes hand in hand? I try to get creative thought patterns to beat the battle of the mind with depression. Just trying to keep myself focused one moment at a time.
Sorry....just some rambling thoughts. But it helps.
and exercise and try and eat right, but if it ever comes to smoking or whatever.......choose the whatever!! Most of us tried to keep weight gain to a minimum but didn't even really think about getting anything off till after that first year. Then the weight and everything really seems to balance out. Glad to see you here. And REALLY glad to hear you are keeping your quit as the most important thing right now. Cause it is!!!