35 days for me

Hello all

and very well done to all of you for getting this far.I have now been stopped for 35 days cold turkey and found it reasonably good.My problem is in that 35 days I have put on over a stone ...none of my clothes fit anymore and I am starting to lose all confidence in myself.

Has anyone else experienced this and how did you cope with it ?

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  • Hi Macjac :D

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    35 days quit already that's great well done

    Best Wishes

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Hi,

    I didn't have a massive weight issue, but never say never! However, I have read on here that its something that stabilises after a while. The weight loss can come at a later date, be proud you have quit and focus on that for a while longer is my advice! x

  • Hello all

    and very well done to all of you for getting this far.I have now been stopped for 35 days cold turkey and found it reasonably good.My problem is in that 35 days I have put on over a stone ...none of my clothes fit anymore and I am starting to lose all confidence in myself.

    Has anyone else experienced this and how did you cope with it ?

    See the tag line under my name!

    Yes I have gained weight.

    However, I am now entering Month 3 and my appetite has really slowed down. I am going to just concentrate on the quitting before getting too worked up on the weight.

    Since giving up I have a different kind of confidence, I am loving being a non-smoker!

  • Hi there and welcome to the forum.

    Weight gain is to be expected, but from the health aspect you are better of being over weight than smoking. The metabolism slows when you quit but improves a bit about 6 months quit. Initially people tend to substitute smoking with eating and often crave sweet things, that also reduced but on the whole the best way to deal with the weight is to take quitting smoking as the 1st step in a healthier way of life, take more exercise and eat as healthy a diet as you can.

    Best of luck with it and I agree with Nog sort out the quit then worry about the weight.

    Cheers

    Nic

  • Thank you all for your advice and your friendly welcome and Nogar you gave me a laugh :D

    I am really pleased that I have managed to keep of the dreaded weed for this long and I have been eating more than I normally would so I think I should cut out the rubbish.

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