Hello fellow quitters,
I was trying to get this one in under the wire of Sunday night but I guess I have missed the mark.
After much merrymaking and way too much to drink on Friday night, I awoke on Saturday feeling like I had already died but somebody forgot to drag my sorry carcass away.
I didn't even think to dress until noon when I did the unthinkable.... :eek: I stepped on the scale.... ugh! since I have quit smoking I have put on 4 lbs, which may not seem so bad but I began to multiply that by the coming weeks, not a pretty site!!!
I thought ok I must start working out again beginning today. You see, I had surgery this spring and was only cleared to begin working out again a month ago. That's where it all went bad.
By days end I knew I had injured myself to the point where I had to put an emergency call into my surgeon for direction as to what to do because there was a chance for re-surgery if I had torn muscles.
Luckily for me he thought it serious enough to actually meet me at his office today and luckily I have only pulled my shoulder and pec muscles. Whew thankfully I dodged a huge bullet there!!
Since then I have been in a pain killer, muscle relaxer state of happiness without even a thought towards smoking cigarettes.
The upside is no lifting therefore no housework for me the next few weeks! Sweet!!! But, no working out either. :mad:
What remains is the thoughts of how to stop eating everything I see. No kidding, I just can't stop eating! I know many will say concentrate on the quit first and address the weight later but that just isn't going to work for me.
Lets face it, It's Florida and it's summer which means tons of bare skin. Putting on pounds for the sake of not smoking is just not something I am willing to accept. There has to be an alternative.
Other thoughts for the new week, I am thinking of forgoing the patch tomorrow and just eliminating all nicotine from my body. Will decide in the morning but I am leaning in that direction.
Sorry so long, had to post tonight lest Max think I have gone off the rails again. If that were to happen, he might just start an international incident and show up at my home ready to put me in irons lol.
I will leave you with this question, why does quitting smoking equate to weight gain (are we just substituting or is it chemical) or more accurately the desire to eat so much?
Happy Monday Morning Everyone.
BTW not sure if I posted this in the right week? Am I in 2 or 3??