Oh My Lord! What has happened to my bum whilst I have been stopping smoking??

Oops! Glad to be a non-smoker but for the first time in my life I have a lardy bum!! I am now the proud owner of an exercise bike and am using that in the morning and evening so I am hopeful that the bum situation will improve! Oh and I am eating less cake as I heard that might work too lol!

Will my metabolism ever get back to normalish?

Josephine x

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  • Are you sure its that big?

    Traditionally people would post photographs so we could all judge :D:D

    OK so they didn't but it never stopped us asking :p

    And yes the metabolism seems to sort itself out a bit after 6 months or so.

  • We will post you a nice pic for your next milestone (is there one)?

    Oh there is always room for another milestone :D 13 months or day 400 I guess, scarily enough 7000 cigarettes not smoked is also looming on the horizon :eek:

    My diet is reasonably healthy and I do martial arts and other stuff so am quite fit, but my weight rose by half a stone while quitting and now without major lifestyle changes its slowly come down to better than pre-quit levels :)

  • Hi Josephine :D

    So an exercise bike twice a day and less cake

    Seriously though as Nic said the metabolism sorts it self out I am almost back to prequit wieght having lost almost a stone in the last couple of months without going on a diet

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Bottoms up

    Oops! Glad to be a non-smoker but for the first time in my life I have a lardy bum!! I am now the proud owner of an exercise bike and am using that in the morning and evening so I am hopeful that the bum situation will improve! Oh and I am eating less cake as I heard that might work too lol!

    Will my metabolism ever get back to normalish?

    Josephine x

    LOL Joesephine. I am sure it's not that bad. Well done you for taking the steps to lose the post quit weight & get healthy again. I am afraid I only talk about it at the moment. Pizza for tea tonight :D

    Wish I could get my arse into gear so to speak!!!!

    Am pleased for you, you sound happy & you always make me smile.

    Love Gaynor.

    xxxx

  • You're right

    It is a bit of a battle at the moment on the up side it gives me something else to obsess over !!!:rolleyes:

    At least I'm no longer smoking, this is the main thing, any of my other bad habits are nothing in comparison.

  • All together now,

    I like big butts and I can not lie

    You other brothers can't deny

    That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist

    And a round thing in your face

    You get sprung, wanna pull out your tough

    'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed

    Deep in the jeans she's wearing

    I'm hooked and I can't stop staring

    Oh baby, I wanna get with you

    And take your picture

    My homeboys tried to warn me

    But that butt you got makes me so horny

    Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin

    You say you wanna get in my Benz?

    Well, use me, use me

    'Cause you ain't that average groupie

    I've seen them dancin'

    To hell with romancin'

    She's sweat, wet,

    Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette

    I'm tired of magazines

    Sayin' flat butts are the thing

    Take the average black man and ask him that

    She gotta pack much back

    So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)

    Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!)

    Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)

    Shake that healthy butt!

    Baby got back!

    :D:D:D:D

  • Hahahahahahaha! That made me chuckle!

    Well I am going on my evil exercise bike in the morning and in the evening, I am starting my day with breakfast (not had breakfast for years), walking to work, eating healthy food and trying to cut down my wine! I am worried my battered and bruised, formerly abused body will go into shock with all this healthy 'stuff'.

    Seriously though, the weight issue is really worrying me as I was always a 10went to a 12 after having children (don't mind that) but am now heading for a 14 and am not a happy bunny. I know it is wrong but I am worried that if I carry on piling on the pounds I will be tempted to smoke again and I so don't want that! Any tips to help this big betty bloater would be appreciated :D

  • Except you are not going to give into any temptation, yes you 'may' put on a little weight for now, but that now just gives you a new challenge to have a go at.. certain lifestyle changes, differences in exercise.. perhaps the odd walk/run you would not have done before.. it all counts. But lets be honest, nothing.. no matter what is good reason to say.. 'sod it, i'll have a smoke'. No point.

    I think you've already proved you can make some changes. Some you've not done done for a while but one they become normal.. everything else will get back into shape. Including you.

    youcandoitjosephine

  • Oh I know this one, went up from a size 10 to a (large) size 12, it all went on my stomach for some reason and i really looked pregnant.

    This did cause a few odd knowing looks whilst out and not smoking or at one time also not drinking (cos it made me want to smoke).

    Have lost most of it again now, probably because of not eating endless boiled sweets, and getting the "i must put something in my mouth" thing and "Wow, food now tastes so great" and the low blood sugar grumpy irritable need chocolate thing. They all go awy eventually.

    I also tried to eat real healthily which i never did before, and as your tastebuds change it all tastes beetter.

    I try and do a bit of exercise when i can, even if its just jogging on the spot for two minutes cos it all helps. I think the way to change is just do something small to begin with. I was very happy to find the other day i could run for a bus (I could never run) without practically having an asthma attack cos of poor old smoke congested lungs.

  • Same problem when I quit, I replaced my addiction with another.. my local Virgin gym :D

    Bought some dieting help from a nutrition website YourWhey.co.uk and increased my metobalism the old fashioned way with exercise and healthy food

    I have since started smoking again, and I have decided to quit once again, this time Im going to take up canoeing. I like water, it relaxes me. :)

  • The main thing thing is not to replace your smoking addiction by feeding yourself treats. Alot of folk say things like 'oh i've eaten tons of chocolate or sweets while quitting', or i've eat alot more.. but the truth is you are feeding an urge that feels like hunger pangs in many ways with something that you then see damages you in other ways.. fat, sugar and lots of other things.

    Find something healther as a treat nibble..

    Dried Apricots, raisins, apple pieces, pineapple, orange... all perfectly nice treats, that won't force a rush to the dentists later.

  • Oof !

    I love my treats same as the next person :) chocolate cake being one of them :)

  • Well if you think about it - you managed to give up cigarettes which was a major lifestyle change therefore, eating healthily should not be nearly as tough. You made one change, you can make another which should not be nearly as tough. Eat plenty of fruit and veg and substitute the fatty foods with lower fat alternatives. You could join weightwatchers if you like as they are very good at helping folk lose weight.

  • Hahahahahahaha! That made me chuckle!

    Seriously though, the weight issue is really worrying me as I was always a 10went to a 12 after having children (don't mind that) but am now heading for a 14 and am not a happy bunny. :D

    I am a size 22 and would be delighted to get down to a size 14. I have the view that if I can quit smoking then I can also lose weight which should be easier. When I get through this quit hopefully my improved fitness level will help me to shed the weight, and I hope to be able to deal with food cravings the way I dealt with cigarette ones.

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