1 month anniversary + 1/2 stone hevier arrgghh

well i finally made it to 1 whole month of not smoking a single fag!!!

i can believe i am here really, this time 4 weeks ago I would never had thought i would be here now, so well done me and all you other non smoking ppl :)

there has been lots of ups n down along the way and im no way near out of the woods yet, but i cant even remember what it feels like to smoke, im so happy i made that choice to give up whenb I did! i used the 21mg patche for 2 week, then then middle one 14mg and tomorow going into week 5 i am starting the lowest patch to be honest i havent really felt the change down in the lower patch so i think i hav e been lucky so far with that :)

Only down side I have put on half a stone in the past 4 weeks the eating has not slowed at all, it seems to be getting worse, so i need to keep an eye on that

anyway just thought i wud update and say well done to everyone, what ever stage of your quit you are at, you are doing brilliantly so keep up the good work :)

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  • Conrats on the 1 months, hard to believe isn't it and I know what you mean about remembering what it's like to smoke, let's not bother finding out though eh.

    Ditto on the half stone, but I seem to have stabilised and haven't gone over the half, and clothes still fit so what the hell, enjoy if for now, it's too soon in my quit to be thinking about losing weight!

    Here's to a smoke free 2nd month, let's hope it's a good one.

    Lorraine :)

  • Kate, I'm nearly 10 pounds heavier than when I stopped. Or what I think I was when I stopped, anyway.

    I have found, however, that my weight has leveled out now and I'm not gaining or losing any weight. That will probably continue to be the case, whilst the new trainers and trackie bottoms I bought sit un-opened in their respective packaging.

    Don't worry too much about it!

  • Great going on one month done n dusted!

    Keep this up you'll be here with all the old timers ;)

    Well done :)

  • Well done getting your month done, a great achievement. Don't worry about a little weight, most of us put on some.

    I was very underweight so needed to put on a couple of stone but without even eating much more I have put on 3st 4lbs, now that is really loads.

    Jackie

  • Hey Kate,

    Re the weight thing, way I see it is I can run further in the gym now so the extra troughing is counter-balanced by extra working out. I appreciate not everyone is inspired by the idea of the gym but it does help.

  • Yeah-1 month 4 days for me.

    Jogging in the woods with my dogs= half a stone lighter.

    Even brisk walking will help-honestly.

    Good luck all.

  • 1 month today for me!! No big weight gain (2-3lbs) but teeth are probably gonna start falling out soon thanks to Chupa Chups lollies:mad:

    My TV licence came yesterday and all the money i've saved from not smoking will pay for it!! Sooooo i can watch rubbish TV happier :rolleyes:

    Anyhoot! Keep it up 1 monthers if i can do it so can you!!

    ps-The weight gain is temporary and eating more is better than smoking IMHO BUT keep an eye on it (diabetes and such)

  • Hi Kate :D

    Well done 1 whole month smoke free is great

    Don't fret about the weight for now one fight at a time

    The weight will start to come off again as your metabolism balances tiself again

    Love

    marg xx

  • Four Whole Weeks!!!

    Hi Guys, I'm new to this forum but wanted to say Well done ... I truly know what you have been going through!! It is my 4 week anniversary today (and the 4 week birthday of my extra tummy rolls ha ha!) My little slim tummy is no more - I will take up running again soon but Hey I am not going to give myself too muh of a hard time about a little weight gain after all I have been through these past four weeks!!! (As long as i am slim and still smoke free for the summer then whoopie!!).

    The summer .. argh .. there is a challenge I have some trepidation over ... first holiday not smoking; I am hoping cigs will be a distant memory by then? fat chance .. .i seem to be having every withdrawl symptom going - the latest over the past few days is impending doom and gloom boo hoo!

    Oh well, a few pancakes and a glass of wine tonight will hopefully cheer me up.

    Let's hope we will all be on here at week 8 - WELL DONE GUYS

    Jodi

    xxx:o

  • Hi Guys, I'm new to this forum but wanted to say Well done ... I truly know what you have been going through!! It is my 4 week anniversary today (and the 4 week birthday of my extra tummy rolls ha ha!) My little slim tummy is no more - I will take up running again soon but Hey I am not going to give myself too muh of a hard time about a little weight gain after all I have been through these past four weeks!!! (As long as i am slim and still smoke free for the summer then whoopie!!).

    The summer .. argh .. there is a challenge I have some trepidation over ... first holiday not smoking; I am hoping cigs will be a distant memory by then? fat chance .. .i seem to be having every withdrawl symptom going - the latest over the past few days is impending doom and gloom boo hoo!

    Oh well, a few pancakes and a glass of wine tonight will hopefully cheer me up.

    Let's hope we will all be on here at week 8 - WELL DONE GUYS

    Jodi

    xxx:o

    Hi Jodi :)

    Well done on your 4 weeks smoke free I'm sorry you're having a hrad time right now but it does pass Promise and by the time of your hols in the summer you'll be a lot further on and better able to cope look forward to it rather than worrying about how you'll feel then OK

    Get to know your enemy and how he works the advice post below will help with that

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    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 sympathising 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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Love

    Marg

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