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TipsyRia
TipsyRia

July 4th, 2006, 3:19 am #1

I have now given up smoking for 6 months now, but for some reason in the last month I have gained a lot of weight. 6 kilos to be exact. I dont know why. I haven't changed my eating habits, and I am wondering if it has anything to do with metabolism?? I am feeling really down about it, and am so scared about wanting to start smoking again?? Any advice, please
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SandraJ0 Gold1
SandraJ0 Gold1

July 4th, 2006, 3:34 am #2

Rita I don't know anything about metabolism but I do know smoking won't fix anything I lost a good quit once thinking I was gaining too much weight and blaming it on my quit not only did I not loose the weight but I did loose my quit and my ability to excerzise for long soon followed so did even more weight gain. Smoking won't fix anything....I have actually lost weight with this quit so I don't think it is really a smoking related thing. it's just timing...Hope this helps.
Sandy
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

July 4th, 2006, 3:38 am #3

Ria, we've seen thousands of quitters pass through these pages and I cannot recall any having a sudden weight gain at six months. My point is that it isn't quitting related. Please get seen and evaluated by your physician as soon as possible as something else is at work here.

Also, as for beating back any junkie thinking that relapsing to smoking nicotine will somehow remove the 6 kilos it doesn't normally happen that way. It is very likely that you'd simply find yourself an actively feeding nicotine addict again, heavier and even more stressed that when it hit you that you were wearing extra pounds.

Please get see, Ria. We're with you in spirit.

John (Gold x7)
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Bonniequit
Bonniequit

July 4th, 2006, 5:27 am #4

Ria, I can only add my voice to John's on this one. If you have truly not changed your eating habits, or your level of activity (you didn't mention whether you have been less active), you should see your doctor and discuss this with him. Six kilos is a lot of weight to gain in one month (as I'm sure you can attest to) and is unlikely to be related to your quit. Time to find out what is going on...



Bonnie
Happily nicotine free for Two months, three days, 2 hours, 57 minutes and 27 seconds. A grand total of 1474 nicotine sticks not ingested, saving $501.44 of my hard-earned money. Life saved: 5 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes.
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TipsyRia
TipsyRia

July 7th, 2006, 3:19 am #5

Hiya
Thank you for your replies. I have been to the doctor and it looks like I have hormonal problems!! Nothing new there then!! So, it looks like I will be walking that little bit further on the treadmill, and living on watercress for the next few weeks. Its just so depressing, and as that disgusting habit used to be my best friend, I tend to feel everything will be back to normal if I started smoking again. I apologise for my mad moment! This site is great. Whenever I feel the weakness, I click on here first!! Thanks again
xxxxxx

I am now 26 weeks, 4 days, 23 hours smoke free. I have not smoked 3,739 cigarettes and have saved £934.75. Woo hoo!!
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Shinelady Gold3282003
Shinelady Gold3282003

July 7th, 2006, 3:35 am #6

Hi Maria,
I'm glad you were seen by your doctor and you now know what you need to do to lose the extra weight. I also want to thank you for sharing that update here for anyone who may have your same concerns. The other great thing is that you are still hugging that quit of yours very tightly. Never ever forget what a wonderful gift you are giving yourself by quitting smoking. Keep on reading here and know that your quit will get easier and easier with time, I promise.

yqs, Sue-GoldX3
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Flo Babe
Flo Babe

July 11th, 2006, 4:08 am #7

Hi Tipsy Ria. I hope things have leveled off for you since your last post, but if it hasn't, I would highly recommend you read the articles under weight control by Joel, especially the ones on sugar levels and complex carbohydrates. You will not be able to live on watercress!

I've been having trouble too lately with my eating habits and I'm getting the hang of it. These articles really helped a lot.


Two months last Thursday after 42 years of addiction. NTAP!!
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Joel
Joel

July 11th, 2006, 4:43 am #8

Be careful how you title your posts.
Bringing negative posts to the top after the crisis has passed
Courtesies and Rules - Courtesies on handling crises posts
Courtesy and Rules - Courtesy #3 (Crisis Posting)

No one should be posting to this string again.
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