To Eat or not to eat, that is the question

Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 01:33

30 Mar 2006, 07:57 #11

Thank you to everyone who responded to my post. I was caught in a 'feeling sorry for myself' moment, and this website really helped wake me up. The truth is, I shouldn't be feeling sorry for myself at all, I should be feeling grateful. Another truth is, I quit smoking, something that I never thought I would be able to do. If I did that, why on Earth should I think that I couldn't lose a few extra pounds? If I've learned one thing since quitting smoking, it's this...I don't need to let my emotions or negative self-talk control me anymore.
Feeling better than ever, and back in the drivers seat....
Not a single puff since Jan.5, 2006

Joined: 10 Jan 2009, 00:43

30 Mar 2006, 09:05 #12

Hi Melissa,
When I quit I new I was going to put weight on but it was either that or keep smoking.I would rather put on a few pounds then to smoke so hang in there it will get better I am sure. I walk every day for 5 miles and this has helped out a lot.Remember NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF.
I have been quit for 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 hours, 5 minutes and 19 seconds (8 days). I have saved $34.32 by not smoking 141 cigarettes. I have saved 11 hours and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 3/21/2006 1:00 PM

Joined: 09 Jan 2009, 00:19

26 Apr 2006, 04:19 #13

I don't know if I've gained or lost, I've simply made sure that what I've ate has been wholesome and healthy. I've refused to have even a biscuit in the house.
I gotta walk every day, I've got a huge dog and he needs exercising. I have noticed my energy levels climbing, the fact that my mouth isn't constantly dry which has allowed me to walk much further and up steeper inclines that I would normally do. This is just the beginning too.
I'll deal with any extra pounds in the way that I've always done, exercise and I'll have much more energy to deal with the exercise. Smoking was robbing me of my aerobic capacity, now I'm reclaiming my lungs and with it my muscles!!!


2w 6d 15:47 smoke-free, 417 cigs not smoked