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New room - into month 4.

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Its a new room for me :) I have never got this far before so its a new milestone for me. I wont lie though, This week has been real tough.

I Gained abit of weight over xmas (oops). When i started my quit I was 9 st 9lbs. I am now 10 st 3 lbs. I know im not 'fat' but i am drifting into the next size up which im not happy about at all. I love clothes and like to wear them how i feel looks cool and well...i cant anymore because it just looks abit...tight and crap lol so joggers it is. Ive also started drinking 2 or 3 nights a week at home (not alot, a couple of glasses of wine) because i just need some sort of 'release' (i never drank at home before, ever!) and now im on a diet...I wont lie I feel effing miserable! sorry for depressing post but this is how i feel. Im going to plod on my quit, but im not very happy atm....

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Its a new room for me :) I have never got this far before so its a new milestone for me. I wont lie though, This week has been real tough.

I Gained abit of weight over xmas (oops). When i started my quit I was 9 st 9lbs. I am now 10 st 3 lbs. I know im not 'fat' but i am drifting into the next size up which im not happy about at all. I love clothes and like to wear them how i feel looks cool and well...i cant anymore because it just looks abit...tight and crap lol so joggers it is. Ive also started drinking 2 or 3 nights a week at home (not alot, a couple of glasses of wine) because i just need some sort of 'release' (i never drank at home before, ever!) and now im on a diet...I wont lie I feel effing miserable! sorry for depressing post but this is how i feel. Im going to plod on my quit, but im not very happy atm....

that is all.

Hi Nikki, Been there, felt just like that, doesn't seem fair does it? We are doing something to improve our health and end up feeling like cr*p!!!! Weight gain is a very unfortunate side effect of quitting (for some people anyway)

You, as you so rightly say are not fat. My advice would be to keep a check on your weight and cut back where you can if you feel you are over indulging. Just so that it doesn't get out of hand (like mine has)I would also stop the drinking at home because that will cause you to gain weight. I am on diet now but I am so sorry I let it get to the stage where I have gone up 2 dress sizes:eek: You are young so it wont be as hard for you to lose any that you may have gained.... honestly!

I hope you feel better soon and I am sure you will start to lose the few pounds now that you are doing something about it.

:)

It has just occurred to me that today is the day that people feel the most miserable of the year. I was told that this morning in work!!!

The time of year doesn't help with the miserable weather. John makes a good point about the wine though Nikki, something to think about.

Nikki, with 7 quit attempts under my belt we are very similar indeed...as that post I did about you said, you really are my inspiration on here, please don't give in and burst my bubble :) mucho love xx

Awww thanks guys for the tips it is nice to know people really do understand.

I wont fall off the wagon, Ah sometimes i think it would be easier if i could fall of the wagon! Truth is im quite happy not smoking, im not sure what it is about it i actually miss? Im not convinced i really do miss it...weird feeling. Anyways My skin has finally stopped breaking out and looks better than before i quit, my nails are actually long which they have never been in my life! they are so strong with this nice blood flow...tbh its scary that at 25 it was effecting my circulation that badly already! I know its just nails but the difference is shocking, like complete different set of hands.

I think the advice given is the one to take. Exercise more to allow for more eating :D funnily enough i was a keen gym goer till early december then the weight crept on. :mad: so I will be setting a gym routine. I think for us *addicts* its important to have goals and interests that is not smoke friendly and sports is great for that. If i could get hooked on working out that would be great actually :) xx

Well done on getting so far Nikki. I think it's safe to say that not only are we all proud of you, we knew you could do it. In terms of weight, I read about people on this forum doing the 5:2 diet and yesterday was my first fast day. I am hoping to downsize the gut but haven't weighed myself as I'm going to go by how I feel and look. Maybe you could attempt the 5:2 then you would still be able to have some wine.

Again, well done on this, your final quit.

Nikki- you've done FANTASTICALLY well to get this far :D and you're an inspiration to all of us on the road behind you.

If it is any consolation, I started dieting at the same time as quitting so it is possible to do both (I've lost nearly a stone since my quit date). You'll soon shift those few extra pounds with some exercise and a bit of activity will probably make you feel better mentally too.

Well done on getting so far on your jouney- you should be so proud of yourself. :)

Just want to say a massive well done Nikki, seeing you go from desperately wanting to quit but being scared to actually, properly quit is a huge inspiration :)

Sorry you're feeling a bit poo at the moment, but hell you beat the fags so you can lose a couple of pounds too :D

Wow Nikki, it really is great to see you still going. I know it's easy to say and not so easy to do but try not to worry too much about the weight issue. I've never struggled with my weight (9'4'' when I quit) but after quitting, my food intake increased significantly and I peaked around month 6/7 at 10st :eek:

Since then however,my appetite appears to have gone back to normal and I'm now around 9'9" which feels ok. Look ahead to 6 months Nikki, Spring is just around the corner and then you will start to feel amazing and have more energy to burn and the extra pounds will drop off....just resolve to stay in your joggers till then ;) You're doing fantastically well Nikki :D

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