1st post & advice needed

FlyinFree
FlyinFree

November 3rd, 2006, 5:16 am #11

Wendy,
How are you doing now? I'm here and reading all the threads on weight because i don't want to blow up with this quit.

Todd Reese - Free and Healing for Seventeen Days, 19 Hours and 44 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 5 Hours, by avoiding the use of 356 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $71.34.
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chel
chel

November 3rd, 2006, 5:49 am #12

I find olives fruit and ham no bread or potatoes and loads of water Good Luck

I have been quit for 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 hours, 50 minutes and 48 seconds (234 days). I have saved £610.11 by not smoking 2,346 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 hours and 30 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 13/03/2006 06:00
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VICKIGOLD2006
VICKIGOLD2006

November 3rd, 2006, 6:46 am #13

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November 3rd, 2006, 6:56 am #14

From: Vicki080206 Sent: 11/2/2006 4:46 PM
Hi Wendy and welcome to Freedom. I think most of us gain a few pounds...I couldn't get enough salty things my first month of my quit...but it's tappered off completely now and I found reading the threads that people suggested was very educational. I see Joe J has given you some great ones. I've been quit for three month today and have put on around 15 pounds and have not gained in the last couple of weeks. I was way too skinny smoking and though I wish it was only 10 pounds, it's not right now. Don't be too hard on yourself and watch the type of foods you eat...and take time to finish. Just don't get down on yourself and I stayed off the scale for a few weeks after I started gaining and I suggest you do the same. Concentrate on staying quit from nicotine!! You ARE doing it Wendy. Keep up the good work and be patient with yourself...
VICKI - Free and Healing for Three Months, 1 Hour and 6 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 6 Days and 9 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1841 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $415.78.

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bdc880
bdc880

November 3rd, 2006, 7:07 am #15

Wendy,
I was having the same problem around the 2-3 week mark of my quit. I told myself I would allow myself to adjust to not smoking and then worry about the weight gain. It turned out i only ended up gaining about 10 lbs. and am now back on track. The way I look at it, for getting your life back, 10 lbs is a small price to pay. You are still early in your quit and you will be surprised how quickly things change and you start to feel better. I too didnt want to do anything that might make me want to smoke and make the urge worse. As stated in several articles on this site though, once you get through something without smoking once, it will be easier the next time. I found that the THOUGHT of what might happen was usually worse than what actually happened. I had to force myself through soooo many things, and it is getting better for me and will for you too. Hang in there!
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AnnaMae818
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March 19th, 2007, 11:47 pm #16

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sandinbetweentoes
sandinbetweentoes

November 9th, 2007, 3:12 am #17

Hey-I gained weight too, so far 5 pounds. In the beginning my ONLY concern was not smoking. So what if I would eat a whole bag of popcorn almost every night as long as I could keep my mind and hands off smoking! However, a few weeks into my quit I was able to actually think a little clearer and actually enjoy life without smoking. It was then I decided to join a karate class to get in shape. If you do not have the money for that, I would recommend taking an hour out of your day 3-4 times a week to stretch, jog/power walk, do jumping jacks, sit-ups, push-ups etc. Once you are in a fitness routine (well at least I felt) it geared me towards WANTING to eat healthy, even healthier than I did as a smoker. It made me realize that if I kept on smoking I would probably never be able to run, or jog. It was such a turning point when I was able to jog a mile into 2 weeks of my quit, I would never be able to do that!! So look at it this way, smoke and die an unhealthy death and maintain your weight, or quit smoking, gain a few, get into a excerize routine that makes you lose and get into even better shape and live longer, better quality of life!! goodluck to you.
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