weight gain

god i'm gaining weight so fast.

i feel so bloated i have put on half a stone already:mad:

not eating anymore than i use to , so why am i gaining weight, this is really getting me down at the moment.

i'm in a job where i'm on my feet for 13 hours a day, so its not through lack of exercise.

ive got the frozen grapes and bananas and enough chewing gum the stock tesco.

my clothes are getting tight and i feel so uncomfortable.

on the verge of going to buy some fags.

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  • Most people put on a bit of weight upon stopping smoking, whether they ration their food intake or not. Our metabolism slows down when we no longer smoke so I guess a bit of weight gain is unavoidable.

    I needed to put some weight back on but I too am getting to the stage now where I need to think about what I am eating and perhaps work out more so I know how you feel. Hell, I've been battling weight my whole life in one form or another. Not just losing it but putting it on. Thats hard.

    Having a ciggie isn't going to shift that extra weight though so having a smoke is sooooooo not the way to go! Try sucking on some ice cubes or similar...maybe freeze some watered down juice and before the tray has set, stick a cocktail stick in each compartment. Just an idea.

  • A few extra pounds is much less dangerous to your health than smoking. I am told the weight gain will settle down at some point.:confused:

    I am trying to watch that I don't replace 20 cigarettes with 20 bars of chocolate, but refuse to beat myself up over it. If I feel I "need" something, I will chose that bar of chocolate over a cigarette every time.:D

    I am also trying to increase my daily exercise by walking to the train station instead of taking the car - every little helps :)

    I have been quit for 2 Months, 2 Days, 20 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds (62 days). I have saved £314.18 by not smoking 1,256 cigarettes. I have saved 4 Days, 8 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 17/02/2008 22:00

  • putting on thr pounds

    I have been stopped smoking for 2 months tomorrow, I an 51 and going through the menophause which makes me bloated I have put on half a stone I eat fruit for breakfast and soup for lunch and a low fat meal for my tea and nothing else after that. I am concerned about the weight I've always been about 8st 9 ish I've started to walk a half hour a day the weight has gain has haulted but not reduced, I hope this weight prob does settle down like people say it will, can any long time ex smokers shed some light on this weight issue

  • hi lyn...

    I feel for you!! I've used the excuse of "gaining weight" as the reason NOT

    to quit the fags - for years... Undoubtedly I used to smoke if I felt hungry rather than eat:(

    I've been lucky so far not gained any weight...yet...but I did cut down a little on what I ate from the beginning "in case" :(

    Like the others have said, a little weight gain eminently preferable to the monster of nicotine...and it will balance itself out albeit with the intervening tight jeans!! It does seem very unfair with all the exercise you're doing:eek:

    stick with it & good luck

  • I have been stopped smoking for 2 months tomorrow, I an 51 and going through the menophause which makes me bloated I have put on half a stone I eat fruit for breakfast and soup for lunch and a low fat meal for my tea and nothing else after that. I am concerned about the weight I've always been about 8st 9 ish I've started to walk a half hour a day the weight has gain has haulted but not reduced, I hope this weight prob does settle down like people say it will, can any long time ex smokers shed some light on this weight issue

    isn't it just great being a woman??? :(:eek::mad:

    nicky

  • weight gain

    Aye!! who would be a woman, do you think women are more prone to the weight gain when stoping smoking? i.e menophause, going through the change woman's bodies in general.

  • not sure about that - but if the rest of the stuff we have to put up with is any thing to go by, probably:eek:

    nicky

  • Re putting on the pounds

    Hey Cooper - dont worry the weight gain will stop after a little while. I stopped for 5 months last year and after the first 10 weeks or so my weight did settle and then the weight started to come off. I started to power walk and this helped alot, it also didnt cost anything either. Didnt fancy going to a gym, I would rather sweat in private!!. Bad news for me is I started smoking again, daft wally I know!!. Stopped Again on 10th April and the weight is going back on again, but I know it WILL come off. :)

  • Cooper

    Dont know if it helps. But Im 51 on the change Ive put on almost a stone but not lost or gained for over two weeks so hope things have settled.Linda xxxx

  • weight

    Thanks for the advice and support on the weight gain worry I had, I hope it does settle down, still not worth having a fag for, I'd rather keep up the walking, alot could be the menophause rather than the no smoking. They say if you smoke it makes your menophause worse.

    Jill x

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