At a loose End

Hey everyone,

Feels like I only post on here when I have a problem, feel a bit guilty actually but I don't know who lese to talk to about it.

For a few days now I have been questioning wether or not being obese or smoking is worse. I googled it and it seems there are 2 sides to this, some people say smoking is worse, some that obesity is worse. Anyway, I have put on 2 stone since I quit and I feel like a big big big fatty :(

I have been eating less, excersing, drinking water, taking supplements, you name it I have done it but the weight is not shifting! It is really getting me down. I am seriously thinking that smoking might not have been such a bad thing after all, at least i felt better about myself!!!

:(

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  • Hey everyone,

    Feels like I only post on here when I have a problem, feel a bit guilty actually but I don't know who lese to talk to about it.

    For a few days now I have been questioning wether or not being obese or smoking is worse. I googled it and it seems there are 2 sides to this, some people say smoking is worse, some that obesity is worse. Anyway, I have put on 2 stone since I quit and I feel like a big big big fatty :(

    I have been eating less, excersing, drinking water, taking supplements, you name it I have done it but the weight is not shifting! It is really getting me down. I am seriously thinking that smoking might not have been such a bad thing after all, at least i felt better about myself!!!

    :(

    Jill,

    I know how you feel. I have put on 1.5 stone and was already about 1 stone over what I should be. But I have made the decision that I would rather be a bit bigger for now than smoke.

    Someone on here once said 'Fat I can fix, terminal cancer I can't' and that has always stuck with me.

    Also, if you have been excercising as well as dieting then you may be turning fat into mucle which weighs more than fat so it wont show on the scale but will in inches.

    I can promise you one thing, if you go back to smoking you will be mighty pissed off, as you won't smoke and pack and suddenly be 2 stone lighter. You will still weigh the same you'll just be a smoker again aswell.

    Deal with not smoking first and the weight after, you can carry on eating healthy and excercise but doen't beat yourself up if you don't loose any this week or month.

    Take care of your quit, its the most important thing.

    Sian xx

  • know how you feel

    Hi JIll

    I know exactly how you feel!!! I was on here yesterday moaning about the exact same thing!! Iam only 2 months in and have already noticeably gained weight. I too have been exercising (unheard of before the quit) cutting down on food etc, still seem to be piling it on. I'm sorry that I don't have any answers for you, I just wanted you to know that you are not on your own and that I feel exactly the same!!!! I am thinking of joining slimming world as I can't bear the thought of gaining any more weight!!! I thought that the sleepness nights were bad, would rather have no sleep at all and be slimmish that sleeping through surrounded by rolls of fat!!!!

  • Thanks everyone,

    It is good to know other people are going through it with me.

    I would definatley rather not have cancer so being slightly larger is going to have to do. I just keep picturing myself on hoiliday in Ibiza in September with all those bronzed slim 18 year olds and me twenty somthing cottage cheese fatty :(

    My husband did bring up yesterday that I am talking about smoking more than even the start of my quit, I am really hoping I am not getting weak and maybe the weight thing is just my way of making smoking seem better, aarrrggggggh, why did I ever start!!!!

    Thanks again everyone, you's are ACE!

    Jill xx

  • don't worry

    Hi again

    I think the only reason you are mentioning smoking is because of the weight gain which is obviously getting u down. If you are anything like me, every time you move, your clothes seem to dig in that little bit more, which in turn reminds you that you are putting weight on, which in turn reminds you that you have stopped smoking, if that makes sense??:o The thought of putting on my bikini at the moment is horrific, don't think I could be tempted even for a fortnight in barbados!!!!!!! On a positive side, you have got till September to get your bikini bod back, come on girl you can do it!!!!!!:p:D:D

  • I know the feeling. I too have put weight on but I look at it like this -

    Dieting/ weight loss you can eventually sort out yourself.:)

    Lung disease you can't !:(

    Somewhere I've read that after a few months the weight thing should sort of even itself out as your metabolism gets used to you being a non smoker.

    Lung disease, once it's there - there's nowt you can do!

    Stick with it. You're doing fabulously. WE ALL ARE!!! :D

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