An 19 or is it 20? UGH!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, May 19, 2011.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I've taken four "hits" off a leftover cigarette butt. :sigh: My weight has gone back up over 140. :twister2: I've backed off the Cutty a bit. This is NO fun. I knew it wasn't going to be easy but somehow, lol, I didn't think it was going to be this hard.
  2. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh I soooo know this feeling.

    Just stick to it and change something about your diet. Remove some carbs - half the pasta, open faced sandwiches. Do something different for a bit. You have to offset the metabolism slow down your body is going through. Go for a walk each night.
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Don't try to lose weight while you're quitting. Too many things at once.

    I'm amazed I haven't gone off the deep end - no antidepressants, no nicotine, and now no caffeine... UGH!!!
  4. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    But, you do have to change something about the way you were eating. You have to offset that metabolism slow down. Or you will get tired of the weight gain and start up the habit again. Believe me.
  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, dear. I don't know what to say. Except to send hugs.
  6. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    NO CAFFEINE?!?!:surprise: I'd go insane. :mornincoffee:
  7. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    3D - I know your pain. Hang in there, walk, change up your diet and routines. I still struggle.
  8. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I missed that, StepTo2. That's a lot to do all at once.
    Can you still do chocolate? Salt? Wine? French fries? Sushi?
  9. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    LOL - yes, yes, in moderation, yes, UGH.

    Just waiting to see right now...
  10. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear it's being such an uphill struggle, DDD. I'm with busywend on this one - although it might seem unwise or over-ambitious to diet at the same time as giving up smoking, I think being careful with diet and exercise - lots of walking!! - is more likely to boost your confidence in the longer term and keep you on the track on non-smoking than overeating or eating junky foods... which will make you depressed as you gain weight, which will make you want to have a cigarette... been there done that!
    Keep telling yourself how well you've done to get this far, don't allow yourself to do something you'll regret (starting again) and take to them there hills with some stout walking shoes!! Best of luck.
  11. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    Just a footnote - I don't know if you have hills in Florida, never having been there, but I would have thought it a nice place to walk... lots of blue sea and palm trees. Or am I idealising?!
  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    That's what I need is a real Florida vacation. I love to walk on the beach. I love the sound of the sea.
    I can live without hills, lol. Florida has all those things available but we are a long State and most of the residents live far from the beach. Great ideas.

    I appreciate the support and patience shown by the family. I really want to be successful in this effort and I know from experience that I can't "almost quit"'s like being "almost pure" :hangin: either you "am" or you "aint". Thanks. DDD
  13. confuzzled

    confuzzled Member


    i am just seeing this now.

    i'm the fell off the wagon below you-i didnt realize i'm not the only one. i think we all need a vacation.

  14. Star*

    Star* call 911


    After all YOU have been through? It's a wonder you aren't smoking crack.

    Take this one day at a time - you're getting your taste buds back - so gaining weight? Pretty normal. Just be aware of what you eat, and make your portions controlled.

    As far as the smoking? 4 puffs huh? Well it's 4 puffs you didn't need - but ti's not the end of the world. Tomorrow is another day.

    As far as the Cutty - OMG woman - Like AC/Difficult Child says - Have a drink on me. Seriously Step is right too many things at once to drop -

    Tell DF the sex is out - and I bet the cigars go right out the lanai.