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I can hardly believe it !

Day 15 today, entering the start of my third smoke free week.

A massive thank you to this forum and you guys, without this I don't think I would have got this far.

My new bike is ready for collection today, I have not been on a bike for over 20 years. I am sooooo excited :D

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Fantastic on both fronts Cam :D

Many, many congratulations on starting Week Three and may you enjoy many happy (and smoke-free) hours on your bike. :)

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Looking good into week 3:):)

So pleased you are pushing on........

Might be nice to have a little treat, 👠💅 A massive congratulations from me, the first couple of weeks can be so very difficult, but wow doing fab job:)

Keep posting😏

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Well done I've been keeping a eye out for your posts enjoy your bike you deserve it x

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Superb Camellia,

This is an inredible journey isn't it, lots of free things along the way that are paid for by smoking money. Enjoy the new bike.:D

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A big well done Camellia on over two weeks.

I was the same as you with new bike, having not ridden one for 20 years, I love it though. Enjoy :D

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Be careful with the new bikes. I bought a bike after many years not riding.

I started off riding to work,

then did a coast to coast (Liverpool to Hull) and before you knew it

I was riding from Canada to S. America.

A long journey starts with a single step..... or something like that:D

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Congratulations to you! I have an exercise bike not confident enough to go out on a REAL bike :) what a lovely day for a cycle! Enjoy xx

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Hmmm need a little more practice!

Thanks for your comments guys,

Well..... Now the proud owner of a mountain bike. I love it, but boy oh boy was it scary:eek::eek: Cars were coming so close, I was a bit wobbly, reckon I have lost a few lbs in pure adrenaline.:)

Oh and much to my oh disgust I have a basket on my bike. Think a picnic might be on the cards (off road of course) :D

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Be careful with the new bikes. I bought a bike after many years not riding.

I started off riding to work,

then did a coast to coast (Liverpool to Hull) and before you knew it

I was riding from Canada to S. America.

Wow Sued, you must be fit as a butchers dog ;)

Stories like yours are so good to hear. Helps keeps me motivated :)

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Oh and much to my oh disgust I have a basket on my bike. Think a picnic might be on the cards (off road of course) :D

A bike is not a bike without a basket in my opinion. :) Your OH will be disgusted on the other side of his face (as it were) when said basket contains a picnic. ;)

Glad you're happy with the lovely new bike. :D

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A bike is not a bike without a basket in my opinion. :) Your OH will be disgusted on the other side of his face (as it were) when said basket contains a picnic. ;)

Glad you're happy with the lovely new bike. :D

Lol I quite agree skid.

Day 16 today, still focused on my quit but not as excited about it anymore. Hope this doesn't mean I am at the start of some slippery slope. During this quit I have tried to be really mindful of what I am eating, but today I got on the scales :mad: I have put on 6lb:eek:

I knew that this would be a by product of my quit but I truly feel so fed up about it. :(

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I used to be fit! When we were cycling every day I could basically eat anything I wanted. I carried on with that when we came back and forgot to cycle so manged to put on 13kg in 4 months.:(

Just goes to show what great exercise cycling is and how many calories you burn.:D

A basket is perfect and don't be put off by Lycra snobs there are some out there unfortunately.

They frown at my little battered bike and my flowery non lycra top and I smile inwardly thinking 'this sweet ride got me over a 3000m pass in Colombia.':D

I've tried to put a photo in but not sure it's worked.

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Brill it worked,

Camellia there are two schools of thought re weight gain.

The first one is how I approached it, like TG said: I'll worry about it later. I started my diet when I'd quit 6 months having put on 5kg but I've always been a bit careless with my weight.

The second is our inspirational Skiddaw who has lost a huge amount, got healthier and quit smoking all at the same time. So it can be done.

Depends on you. Do you think putting on weight will make you so fed up that you'll lose your quit?

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Camellia, I'm with the 'ignore the weight gain for now' opinion and I am staying away from scales. I don't feel any heavier which I imagine is partly to do with the cycling, I'm not doing much as very unfit (and like yourself I'm wobbly and not that confidant - sticking to mostly cycle tracks!), probably only cycling 30-50km per week but every little helps.

You have done so very well to get this far :)

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well done cam,we both quit on the same day..not been easy ,but better than expected lol xx

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