Staying Strong!

Just thought I would pop in, Im coming up for 18 months and didnt even realise it was that long til I just added it up then.

I completed a 5k run on Sunday and have nine weeks to go til a 10k that I have been training for since March.

I also decided that I needed to do something about the weight I gained throughout my quit and have just lost my first stone.

For all those times when I though a fag would make me feel better I am glad I told myself it wouldnt change anything. Being smoke and nicotine free makes me feel better, running in the sunshine makes me feel better and now getting back in my size 12 jeans makes me feel better than any stinky cigarettes.

Stick with your quits because it is soooo worth it

Sam xxx

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  • Great to see your post Sam, its inspiring to me as really struggling at the moment with the food, running still a problem but off spinning tonight.

    18 months is great.

    M

  • Thanks MAH

    Keep going with it, honestly the weight does come off at some point.

    I was doing 3+ classes per week and couldnt shift it but as soon as I started running it started to come off. Its not for everyone I know but have built up really slowly from 1min run 1 min walk and got to 5k on sunday. I was nearly crying when I got to the end with all my family shouting me on!!

  • Good on you Sam

    I'm thinking I'm going to have to defer my GNR place til next year (will be the first time in 5 yrs I don't do the Great North), as leg still isn't good and weight gain hasn't helped.

    Good on you again Sam and you are so right, running is the real fat beater!

    M

  • Well done, Sam, good to see you, see ya at the two year mark!

  • thanks bella x

  • hiya Moog nice to see you to see you nice :) sorry crap Brucie impression :o hope all is well in Moog.com

  • Hi Sam

    Good to hear you are still off the smokes. Same here - it has been pretty much the same for me.

    I have gained far too much weight but on target with a healthy eating and fitness plan and already 1.5 stone down. :)

    Good luck with the running.

    Sam

    xxxx

  • Hi Sam

    Good to hear you are still off the smokes. Same here - it has been pretty much the same for me.

    I have gained far too much weight but on target with a healthy eating and fitness plan and already 1.5 stone down. :)

    Good luck with the running.

    Sam

    xxxx

    Hey Nog, nice to see you pop in :) Glad to hear you're doing so well! I miss all of you 09 quitters..... you keep well, okay xxx

  • chrissie, bradders and nog, thanks xxxx

    Im now officially one "those" ex smokers who walks around gagging at the smell of smoke and generally being annoying!! I hate it when Im on my lunch in town and someone lights up in front of me and all their nasty fag smoke blows in my face. Arrhhh I hate that!!

    see you all soon and stay strong xxxxx:D

  • wtg Sam

    well done chick 18 months is fab work.xxxxx

  • thanks Linda xxx

  • Well done Moog :D

    I have just started walking... Its suprising how much more you can do when you're nice to your Body :) and yes, its been lovely walking in the sun... everything is fresh as a daisy ... here's to another 18 month :D

  • Hi Sam,

    Sorry I missed this when you posted, (not on here very often now) but couldn't let it pass without sending you my congratulations.

    Keep strong and the 2 year milestone will be rolling along sooner than you realise!

    Deke

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