A light bulb moment re: wieght gain

A light bulb moment re: wieght gain

BalsamChutes
BalsamChutes

February 25th, 2004, 5:58 am #1

Good Day All

Here I am at 24 days nicotine free. Because I am in recovery from other substances I have used the one day at a time and the Serenity Prayer to get me though the thoughts/mental cravings for nicotine.

I have however been "grazing" on food and although I try to eat
healthily I think I am eating too much.

Then today I realized why not do the same process with food, one day at a time and the Serenity Prayer when I think I have to eat something between meals.

So .........I am going to give it a try!!
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wackylaurie
wackylaurie

February 25th, 2004, 11:46 am #2

Hi BalsamChutes!

I also was gaining weight. We can use what we learn here and other places to not gain weight. I joined a weight watchers group and that has helped. I have stopped smoking and I am now losing weight.
I do not know if I am grazing but I feel better if I eat a little something every three hours. I had also started exercising but I hurt my knee so thats on a back burner for now.
My first priority is to never take another Puff. Then I can also take Baby steps
towards weight gain and becoming healthier.
You are doing great! You are not smoking! Just keep doing it and read, read and read some more.
You have a great day BalsamChutes! Remember to celebrate your victories every day!
Laurie
One month, three weeks, two days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and 10 seconds. 1648 cigarettes not smoked, saving $226.66. Life saved: 5 days, 17 hours, 20 minutes.
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shay498
shay498

March 6th, 2004, 12:11 am #3

My eating is also getting out of control. I had joined weight watchers and lost 10 pounds before quitting and have since gained that back. But I have not honestly been working the ww program (since my quit) so now I am ready to get back on track and start exercising- now that I can breathe easier. I would much rather have gained the weight back than continue smoking!

Shay
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BeautifullyBronzeTeresa
BeautifullyBronzeTeresa

March 6th, 2004, 3:53 am #4

Hi, Balsam Chutes!! When it comes down to really losing weight, that's usually a good attitude to take. Just keep in mind that your body is going through a lot of adjustments right now so blood sugar highs and lows can be a concern. If you're feeling the urge to eat something between the major meals, maybe examine why that is. Definitely take a look at Joel's article on Blood Sugar effects after quitting. It's very enlightening!

Teresa (2 weeks, 4 days, 9 hours...)
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CookiesGold
CookiesGold

March 6th, 2004, 6:16 am #5

I wouldn't worry about the weight gain at this moment in time, concentrate on your quit, I to gained some weight when I quit smoking and I am now dealing with that problem and it's well over a year. The weight is coming off and life is good. One thing at a time

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