Well, in November, when I had my health check for school, I was 158 lbs, and I was about the same in January in my class health assessment. I am now 166lbs!!!
Last summer I was 140lbs...so I put on 18lbs before I quit, and have simply accelerated the weight gain since. I know all my clothes are feeling tight and I cannot afford a new wardrobe.
The biggest problem I have is that with my arm problems, and a recently diagnosed herniated disk in my neck, I am a bit nervous about how much exercise I can do? Anyone have any advice?
I know this week I start working on the hospital wards 2 x 5 hours a week, rather than just sitting in lectures. I also am going to start walking at least three times a week for 30 minutes, which should do something. Once the beer is gone from the fridge it is gone!
I guess the one consolation is that this summer I am full time in school (8-5 Mon and Fri in lectures, and 7-4 Tues, Weds, Thurs in hospital) so with homework and revision at least I do not need to worry about wearing a swimsuit as no time.
So, my goal is to get back down to 140lbs, a massive (and sneaky) 26lbs to lose. Sounds scary just thinking about it, but I am healthier through not smoking, so I can do it and will do it!!!