Fat!!!

Fat, Forty and Fed up! :(

Got the smoking sorted just really need to focus on weight now.

I have been stopped all but 20 weeks and piled a stone and a half on! :eek:

I so need to get this weight off and QUICK!!

I want to look fab for the summer but need to get motivated more.

Just wondering how much have you put on? and what you doing about it? (If anything)

Maybe we need to start a weight loss thread to check in every week to help with the motivation.

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  • Maybe we need to start a weight loss thread to check in every week to help with the motivation.

    Seen that done on another forum (not a non smoking forum) for New Year and it seems to have worked a treat. People have really motivated each other just like on here.

    Could be worth you starting one up.

  • 5Kg

    gonna loose them next year !

  • Hi I'm with you there, starting to get worried about my weight and I'm only in my third quit week :eek: I haven't been on the scales yet but know I am putting on :( want to be a happy non smoker and know I won't be if I put on more weight than I can lose. I suffer from water retention and since I quit for some strange reason, dont know why, that has gone barmy :confused: so not helping with the weight feel like a ickle balloon :eek:

  • I've put on a stone and a half too :eek:

    I joined the gym 2 weeks ago, and I've actually been going :D

    It's just the stuffing my face thing I need to sort out. I did buy a slimming magazine yesterday, and today I am going to try to resist cakes, biscuits, chocolate and pastries. Ugh, can see this dieting lark isn't much fun then :(

  • I really need to take the same approach to losing the weight as I have stopping smoking but its just to easy to shove another bar of chocolate in my mouth :(

    I started the week of being good and ended it really bad lol just stuffed my face with a curry and rice 3 breakaway bars and a big glass of full fat cola :eek:

    Diet starts again Monday lol

  • Don't worry everyone!!!

    I 'm just presuming that the eating thing will probably even itself out after a bit.

    Surely we can't keep on eating at this rate forever!!!:eek:

    I'm wondering if it's because food tastes better - someone told me it does once you quit smoking. Personally I've always thought ANY food tasted good even as a smoker. At the moment tho' I just feel constantly hungry.

    My thinking is tho' - fat you can sort out at some point. Lung disease you can't.:( Sooo we are on the right side now, all be it the fat one!!!:rolleyes:

  • Hello Timeto

    I have gained 22 lbs and feel awful. I cannot even wear short sleeved t-s, let alone shorts this summer! I have been making much healthier food choices these last 3 weeks, but it does not seem to make any difference. I am no longer gaining, but nor am I losing.

    I am awfully glad that I am not smoking:), but I am awfully sad at the state of my now portly physique:(

    Jen

  • I also put on a lot of weight for me, but for some reasonm since I hit the year mark it seems to be coming off slow but sure so as many will tell you on here dont worry too much as its better to be a bit plumper and smoke free than to be skinny and a smoker, it is like you eat to ease the cravings and then eventually the cravings go and you find that you lose the urge to pig out all the time and the weight goes back to normal, one thing at a time losing weight will not be such a big deal when you get the quit under control and dont worry about it like I said it will start to fall off after you get to a certain mile stone.

  • Quit smoking Weight Gain

    &

    Smoke Free Porkies & Muffin Tops

    I put on a stone and a half. 1 stone gone. :)

  • Sorry to be boring but interestingly I was once told that your metabolism goes to pot when you smoke, it takes a while to balance itself out again but it eventually does. I tend to agree that after a year or so it seems to calm down and sorts itself out. In the meantime. Enjoy your chocolate!

  • I am still waiting for my extra weight to come off, me thinks I have had it. I was only a tiddly little 6st 7lbs when I stopped so needed to get some pounds on, now I am 9st 4lbs, heavier than I was all my life. I look in the mirror and the person there is, I think, a distant relation of mine!!

    Jackie

  • Ha! I remember when I got married I was 8 stone and still bikini worthy and whilst we were looking for wedding venues we came across a picture of someone just like me who was fat. We saved the picture and called it FatFi. Now, 4 years later I look just like FatFi in that pic!

  • Jackie ... 6st 7lb? Jeez, I was heaver than that by 7 years old. Your a pocket person ;)

    Fi, your bikini worthy once again.

  • I have hovered around the 8 stone mark since I was 19, with the exception of when I was pregnant. When i gave up I had the flu and my weight plummeted to just over six and a half stone. Now, I weight 9 stone. So technically, since I gave up I've put on 2 and a half stone :eek:

    However, the really low weight was a freak thing. Really It's more like a stone. I actually don't feel too bad with the extra flesh and the OH loves my newly acquired enormous rack :D but oh, the tummy. That is NOT GOOD. And I can't do situps/stomach crunches, I had pelvic ligament problems when pregnant and that kind of exercise kills me. Any suggestions?

    Also, I actually can NOT stop eating. The scales creep up a little every day. I have to put the brakes on and now or I am just going to turn into a blimp.

  • Just writing this makes me feel like a control freak, but really really really Im not,.....

    I lost weight prior to stopping the fags, its made me start again in the past, because of the weight gain, so this time I wanted to give myself the best chance ever.

    So I gave myself 4 months and 18 blubber lbs then started Weight Watchers. 6 weeks in and 7 lbs off, Im quite pleased, my arms feel normal again, I have never had fat arms before.

    I had to go and buy some size 14 clothes and decided that I was buying no more, I have 12s and 10s, I dont need another size in my wardrobe : )

  • And I can't do situps/stomach crunches, I had pelvic ligament problems when pregnant and that kind of exercise kills me. Any suggestions?

    Hi Hels. I find this really effective for tummy muscles:

    Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you feet together. Keeping your back straight reach towards your toes - slowly. In effect you're using your tummy muscles to push your torso forward but without bending your back. Do this 8 times.

    Then bend your knees as if you were going to sit cross-legged but instead bring the soles of your feet together in as close to you bum as you can. This time bend your back and push your forehead towards your toes. Do this 8 times.

    Then go back to the straight leg/back and do 6. Then the cross-leeged one 6 times, then the first one 4, second one 4, and then 2 each.

    Do this rotation 3 times.

    It really works and doesn;t put any strain on your back!

  • I'd be trying that right now ... if I hadn't just consumed an enormous fillet steak with mushroom sauce and home made chips, a large glass of wine and, er, a bakewell tart. :eek::D

    Will definitely start tomorrow though, as I nibble on a ryvita.:o

    Thanks Dale xxx

  • I'd be trying that right now ... if I hadn't just consumed an enormous fillet steak with mushroom sauce and home made chips, a large glass of wine and, er, a bakewell tart. :eek::D

    Will definitely start tomorrow though, as I nibble on a ryvita.:o

    Thanks Dale xxx

    Oh I should have said that this exercise should absolutely not be performed on a tummy full of fillet steak, mushroom sauce, chips (home-made or otherwise), large glasses of wine or bake well tarts. So silly of me to have forgotten that bit!! :D

    Gosh salivating now!!

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