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Weight for it!

Since the day I quit and up to present, I roughly gained 4-5 kgs. I am now a little over my BMI and am considered overweight for my height. I can feel my knees and ankles hurt due to the weight gain. I have to buy new set of clothes that will fit. I'm now an XL when I used to be just an L. It was hard for me to accept that I am already 1 size bigger that I have wasted some money with online shopping believing I am still an L.

The weight gain is the most depressing part in quitting smoking. At first, I never understood why people gain weight when they quit but now that I went through all of that, I totally understand why. Food never tastes this good and the habit of putting something in my mouth especially after meals is the main reason of my weight gain. I would always stock up on chips and caramel pop corns and I never thought pastries would taste so good! I never appreciated dessert because for the longest time in my life, my dessert was always cigarettes.

I workout, I do weight lifting for two years already and my weight is always within my BMI but only this time when i quit smoking that I went beyond. I am glad that now my craving for junk foods are slowly fading away and I am almost back to normal. I try my best to swap my munchies cravings to something healthy. If I want to munch on some chips, I try to swap it with fruits. It's actually just a matter of food choices.

So far, I've lost 1kg already from the weight I gained since I quit and I see it as a good progress. I will strive hard to lose all of the weight I gained 1 kg at a time. If I can do it, you can do it as well.

I am looking forward to that day when my weight is back to normal and I could say to myself I am 100% healthy.

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Sorry girl, weight gain is never fun but in this case it's so worth it. It sounds like you're taking the right steps to get the unwanted weight off. 😁

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Hey watchinangga - good motivational post and fair play to you for tackling any weight issues this early on in your journey, well done!

I will say though, maintaining your smoke free journey is your priority and nothing should get in the way of that, the weight can be addressed in the long term and remember, to have some weight on is far better than returning to damaging the vital organs of your body smoking :)

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Thanks Roisin. I will definitely keep maintain my smoke free journey. It's one of the best decisions I ever did in my life. No regrets about the weight gain though, I am enjoying the good taste of food that I never had for the past 16 years.

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Your story is very similar to mine I’m on 7 months quit and i gained 1 size bigger almost 15 lbs . specially in my belly 😒.

Sugar was my best friend and my companion while I was divorcing the monster nic

The weight I gained is not good for me but its just part of all this changes .

I’m so happy for you and for me and all of us this is the best life ever !!!!👍

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Cheers to the weight gain for a better us!

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You may have gained weight but you have gained your health back as well. You sound like you're on the right track to losing those extra kgs. Good luck x.

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Thank you.

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Yes me too. Terrible to gain but am switching sugar to fruit. Maybe this will help you fell better.. I gained 30lbs!

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Switching sugar to fruits is definitely the right move. My only problem is the chips which has a lot of salt and monosodium glutamate which makes me retain a lot of water and may damage my kidneys but I am already controlling myself not to stock on chips. We can do this! We are a work in progress every single day.

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