I'm Ropemaker and I smoke 10 a day.
I randomly quit back in December 2011, and was smoke-free for about 4 months, and then I started to slip. Within those smoke free months, I noticed my general health increase. I looked better and put on some weight. Can't remember how much weight I gained but I looked fuller. I've always been under-weight (genetics), and since I started smoking again I've dropped my weight back to 8 stone. I'm 5ft 8in.
So, I'm hoping to quit smoking just so I can gain some weight and have glowing skin again! This combined with my weight training routine (I honestly believe that this smoking is preventing me from making muscle gains), I should be able to put on some size.
I'm hoping to quit smoking in October in line with Stopober. So, I have 5 weeks to cut down or smoke as much as possible until the end of the month!! Probably the latter, as I'm an idiot. haha.
Few questions for you lovely people:
What is the rate of weight gain?
When do the depression symptons disappear?
How will I cope given I smoke 10 a day, I smoke Malboro Gold which aren't too strong?
Any advise/alterations to this plan?