A bad day

Hi

I m new! So far have stopped for 24 days have had some really horrible days and some much better days. Today is a bad day am feeling fat and horrible not feeling the benefits of no longer being a smoker at all!

Came very close to buying some went to the garage twice managed to resist but only just!!

As shallow as it sounds I ve so far handled everything fairly well there's been a few tears but its the weight gain which is the hardest!!!

Anyone else feeling my pain as well??!!!!

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  • Hi fifi,

    welcome to the forum.

    Really don't worry about your temporary weight gain. It is only temporary as your metabolism will settle down and things will return to normal. In fact you will probably lose weight overall because you won't be picking at food like you did when you smoked to relieve the cravings in between ciggies.

    I am on day 24 too and I have had that nico-demon in my head all afternoon telling me to just have the 'odd one ciggie' just 'occasionally'. I keep telling him to get lost and leave me alone but he seems very determined today!

  • Hi Fifi

    Welcome to the forums hun, there are a number of threads discussing the weight gain that some have when they get rid of the ciggys. I'm sure i have read that after 6 months your metabolism settles down and the weight gain eases, errrm might of been Nic or Stuart that posted that.

    But anyway, you have done so well to get to day 24, weight gain can be dealt with a lot easier then smoking.

    The thing is if you did have that one ciggie what will it do? cause all that will happen is that you will feel even worst than you do now because you would of let yourself down.

    Just hang in there hun, things will improve you just have to give it time.

    Jerry :( so sorry you are having a bad day today hun, you are no quitter and i know that you will definately not give in to the nico demon, becauseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee you are with me till the end :)

    Hope tomorrow is a better day for you hun, things have to get better soon. Stay focused, and remember you wont feel no better for that ciggy just a whole lot worst.

    Denise

    xx

  • Hi

    I m new! So far have stopped for 24 days have had some really horrible days and some much better days. Today is a bad day am feeling fat and horrible not feeling the benefits of no longer being a smoker at all!

    Came very close to buying some went to the garage twice managed to resist but only just!!

    As shallow as it sounds I ve so far handled everything fairly well there's been a few tears but its the weight gain which is the hardest!!!

    Anyone else feeling my pain as well??!!!!

    Hi Fifi,

    Well done for getting to day 24, same day as me! Weight thing bugging me too, read my post about popcorn...got a huge bowl next to me right now! I started going to the gym again last week, not been since before Christmas and what with over indulging then and giving up smoking, well lets say I'm a bit more 'spongier' than normal...! Anyway just try and be healthy from now on, plenty veggies, coupla trips to the gym and focus on how well you've done with the quit! Oh and keep logging on this forum as there is plenty of support and some really lovely people :)

  • Hi Fifi, haven't really got anything to say about the weight gain, but just wanted to say it's not shallow at all saying you're doing well so far! It's a MASSIVE positive and you should be praising yourself for not cracking each time you went to garage. The fact that you 'just' managed to resist is irrelevant, the fact that you DID resist is what's important.

    You may not feel the benefits now, but we all know that quitting smoking isn't a walk in the park; they wil make themselves known eventually.

    Hope you feel better soon, let us know how you get on!

  • Hi

    Thanks for all the support I did not crack yesterday!!!

    I have instead put myself on a diet have so far eaten 5 biscuits today so not doing too well with that but a least not a cigarette!! I may well join the gym too. This weekend is my first night out since stopping so far have managed to avoid leaving the house but I can't get out of saturday night! Not a drop of alcohol has passed my lips either think if I can get through the night will feel way better about the quitting!!(Obviously only if I can find something to wear that fits me!!)

    Wish me luck! Am also going to try the popcorn thing although I much prefer it with sugar but thinking that would defeat the point!!!

  • I know what you mean

    I know what you mean by "a bad day." I'm now on month 15 and today, while scraping ice off the car, I had a cigarette craving. How strange, even after 15 months it still hits every now and then! I must admit, though, that it's very rare these days to get a craving, but it is certainly annoying when it happens.

    Good luck, if I can do this then anyone can. Take things one day at a time...

    robW

    Quit: 27 October 2007

    Method: Cold Turkey

    Not a single cigarette since then...

  • Well done Fifi

    Keep up the great work!

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