Extra weight

Nearly 12 weeks and i feel great apart from all this extra weight.

I am 5ft 2in and have always weighed 7lbs, now i weigh 8 and a half. I did eat a little more for the first month but for the last 2 months i am careful what i eat and do loads of exercise.

I dont understand WHY i am still putting on weight, is this normal???

I sometimes think why stop smoking just to feel constantly pissed off and have i always got this weight thing to worry about now...

Sorry dont want to be negative but....

Hope you all ok

Leanne

xx

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  • I dont understand WHY i am still putting on weight, is this normal???

    I sometimes think why stop smoking just to feel constantly pissed off and have i always got this weight thing to worry about now...

    Smoking increases our metabolism compared to not smoking.

    Smokers regularly smoke instead of feeding.

    Quitters snack more in the early days as they do the mental acrobatics.

    12 weeks is nothing. You're happily quit and your body is repairing itself. Your priority is to maintain a happy quit and worry about weight later.

    You're probably holding a calorific surplus simply from snacking, eating regularly and a slowed metabolism and it may be a while before you get your intake right.

    Remember there are plenty of fat smokers!

    Your body mass will simply reflect what you eat versus what you expend.

    If it helps, non-smokers don't have this problem.. :D

  • I am 5ft 2in and have always weighed 7lbs

    wow, my daughter was born weighing more than that! lol

  • i know so did mine Dave-282....i realised after i posted lol.

    Thanks for your support everyone..it does help.

    Leanne

    xx

  • Leanne,

    I feel exactly the same and have posted a few times about it. I am not lucky enough to be as tiny as you, same height but DEF not the same weight lol. I lost well over a stone before getting married in November and now not only have I went back up to the weight I was before but put on another half a stone :-/

    I was the same as you, I snacked at the beginning but now am quite strict, I do not seem to be loosing anything at all, infact I feel like last week I starved myself (not literally) and only lost 0.1lb whereas when I smoked i could loose 2lb in a week easily. I have also increased excercise and cycle 5k a night and nothing. It is a bit depressing :(

    Anyway, it is still better than smoking!

    I have it in my head that there are no fat smokers, nic must be working on me lol.

    Jill xxx

  • Nearly 12 weeks and i feel great apart from all this extra weight.

    I am 5ft 2in and have always weighed 7lbs, now i weigh 8 and a half. I did eat a little more for the first month but for the last 2 months i am careful what i eat and do loads of exercise.

    I dont understand WHY i am still putting on weight, is this normal???

    I sometimes think why stop smoking just to feel constantly pissed off and have i always got this weight thing to worry about now...

    Sorry dont want to be negative but....

    Hope you all ok

    Leanne

    xxHey Leanne,

    the last time I quit I put on 3st and was totally depressed about it... even when I started watching what I was eating I didn't lose any... at the height of my weight gain I was 12st and I felt I looked disgusting... This time I was wary of the weight gain, if I'd put on the same level of weight as last time I would have been HUGE. I just ate what I wanted the first week and then did weight watchers when I was over the inital bout of cravings... I have managed to LOSE a stone this time... but, its restrictive and some weeks nothing comes off at all.... to be honest I have found the weight issue more difficult than quitting smoking. hang in there though, in the summer you'll naturally eat less and be more active so some should drop off then. :)

  • Wow! Really identifying with you all here...I'm afraid I'm also 1 of those daft people that feel happy & more confident when I'm slim & am HATING the weight gain. I'm in such a cleft stick tho...I need to keep the weight off because of my back (osteo arthritis in my spine) & my heart (suspected heart attack 3 weeks ago...9 weeks after quitting!) but also need to take it easy & only gently exercise because of said heart! Really fed up atm but also realise that giving up giving up is NOT an option because of my health...but still feel like throwing my rattle out of my pram because I have no choice (how stupid, eh?) So...life goes on (thank god) my OH is happy cos he says I'm doing a wonderful thing...it's called breathing, lol! & I'm still whining about my weight & trying to be optimistic (while I'm grinding my teeth & grumbling...generally being a grumpy ol woman!) Well done to all of us!

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