Feeling a little down

Morning,

Feeling a little down now, it seems I am gaining too much weight and too fast. I thought I was being carefull, but the scale is saying different. I ate yogurt and apples yesterday and got too tired to train and went to bed at 8 and slept for 12 hours.

I don't know what to do, but I can't look at myself like that - I just have to get my stomach flat.

Of course I am not thinking about smoking as an option - it may be the reason I gained some, but if I lose the energy I have now, I'll never be able to train long enough to burn some.

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  • Hey ninetails, dont feel down! you should think about all the positives in not smoking..okay you might have put some weight on, but havent we all! .... your perhaps feeling low in energy maybe? i know i get like that...were i have times of just wanting to sleep for ages, and no motivation,..unless you try taking vitamins maybe? just a thought :) but smile, because your doing something amazing..and your body is looking good on the inside :)

  • As I said in the first post I have a lot of energy - far more than I had when I was smoking. However, I weigh far more too and that's the problem.

    Anyways, my thread have 50 views and only 1 reply? Am I the only one experiencing this? Or I have to change back to being aggressive and troll to get some attention?

  • Ninetails you need to get out and exercise - I spin 3 times a week, boxercise on a Friday then a quick 3 mile jog on Saturday morning - and if you've the willpower to quit smoking then you've the willpower to change your eating habits - do it now when you've only a few pounds to lose and you'll soon see the difference, which in turn will spur you on to keep going :)

  • Ninetails you need to get out and exercise - I spin 3 times a week, boxercise on a Friday then a quick 3 mile jog on Saturday morning - and if you've the willpower to quit smoking then you've the willpower to change your eating habits - do it now when you've only a few pounds to lose and you'll soon see the difference, which in turn will spur you on to keep going :)

    You are completely right. I filled the emptiness of cigs in my mouth with food, now I just need to find something healthy. Mints or I don't know something that doesn't poison my lungs or ruins my waistline.

  • Your metabolism has slowed since quitting the smokes and if your eating has either increased or been replaced with excessive junk foods, then weight gain will be more than just the few extra pounds some folk gain during the initial weeks/months.

    As you've already agreed, exercise will help redress this and also improve your overall feeling, well being.

    Ditch the mints ;) Prepare ahead of time some healthy snacks and keep within reach. That'll help you avoid crap foods/sugar etc :)

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