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Friday, June 22, 2012

stopped smoking it has been about 7 weeks. i have gain back 10 pounds of the weight i had lost. so a little sad about this. however i started walking 4 miles a hopefully that will knock off the pounds i gained back. however i still probably want make goal weight by september.but i will keep going.i sure could use some encouragement from all my sparkpeople friends. emoticon

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MENNOLY 6/22/2012 6:28PM

    emoticonon stopping smoking. Now work on not snacking. Increasing exercise is great but keep some sugarless gum around so you don't reach for food when you want a cigarette. emoticon

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NSTARSMITH 6/22/2012 2:06PM

    Quitting smoking is HUGE! It takes some mental and emotional adjusting to manage both challenges at once - food and quitting. So get your tracking in gear, even if you aren't doing so well, and do the exercise thing. The overall goal is health, right? Smoke free and slim! You can do this! Hang in there and keep positive thoughts. emoticon emoticon

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GOLFGMA 6/22/2012 8:11AM

    You have to think of all the good things you are doing for your body by quitting the smoking. My Dad didn't quit until he was 65, but, the doctor told him he added 15 years to his life by quitting then. He later died with lung cancer attributed to smoking. Walking 4 miles is a very definite step in the right direction. You will soon be walking more, I bet. I love walking and I would challenge you to walk when the urge for a cigarette hits. You can walk in place wherever you are. I have been using the Leslie Sansone's "Walk At Home" DVD for a workout. In it you can choose to walk 1 or up to 5 mile workkouts. I think you are doing great and the changes you're making will soon be your best motivation b/c you will be feeling so much better! emoticon emoticon

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KATIEGARCIA 6/22/2012 7:49AM

    Congratulations on quitting smoking! It is tough! I haven't had a cigarette in 7 1/2 yrs! I understand the weight gain, I gained 25 lbs so you are doing good to have only gained 10lbs. You've got this though, you are going to get rid of those 10lbs so quickly that you'll forget you even had it to get rid of! :) Hang in there!!

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omg I need help

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

i quit smoking 15 days ago and I have gained 5 lbs. I do not know what to do. Smoke until I lose the weight I want to lose or stay quit and hope I can stop this over eating. emoticonPlease let me hear from my Sparkpeople friends. I so do not want to start gaining this weight back.

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I.M.MAGIC 6/6/2012 10:19AM

    My sister was pregnant with her first child when she quit... it helped that every time she lit up, she threw up--talk about aversion therapy! LOL She took up crossword puzzles--and every time she got that urge to light up, she'd do one and chew on her pencil instead! LOL Incidentally, she hasn't smoked since, and she had two more (all three are girls) and has twelve grandchildren now! LOL

I think the whole point of any of these suggestions I've read, is that when you feel you need to have a cigarette, DO something that is going to distract you from the urge. Exercise works. Housework works. A phone call or writing a letter works. Crossword puzzles... LOL


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SHERYLDS 6/5/2012 5:59PM

    Smoking is a more urgent problem
but I agrees with the folks who suggest you keep veggies on hand to satisfy.

Stick with it. It is sooooo important for you

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MENNOLY 6/5/2012 3:25PM

    I agree with the previous posters. You can do this. When you feel the need to smoke start chewing some sugarless gum instead. Use water, tea or other no cal things instead of food. I know it is hard but you can do it!

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PICKIE98 6/5/2012 3:13PM

    I agree with all of the above suggestions.. I chewed on McDonalds straws to quit in the 70's.. no meds or classes to quit back then,, celery, carrots, lots of water,, when I wanted to light up, I jumped up out of that chair and walked around the block,, It worked!! I have been smoke free since 1979.


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    When I quit smoking six years ago, I had an issue with weight gain the first couple of weeks. I found that I was putting food into my mouth when I would usually be lighting up. I refused to gain weight, so I changed a few things up. I started drinking a glass of water every time I found I wanted to eat. I drank A LOT of water! I also began eating carrots so satisfy the hand to mouth issue.

Hang in there! They say 21 days makes a new habit, so push through the cravings and negative feelings. You can do this!


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CAROLJEAN64 6/5/2012 2:22PM

    Please don't start smoking again.... you will get control of the eating and your lungs are already healthier than they were 15 days ago. When you think you need to eat, drink something... water, hot tea, cold tea and go for a walk... or get out a journal or your computer and write, write, write.

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LESSOFPMCD 6/5/2012 2:13PM

    Do not start to smoke again - the health risks are to great. You have made it through 15 days so you know you can do this.

Find something to keep you busy. Your mind and your hands. Exercise - can't smoke while doing that!

Try to find healthy food replacements - chew on celery - carrot sticks etc - something that takes a while to eat but has very few calories.

I know it is difficult - I did it many, many years ago when there wasn't as much help and support out there as there is now. I've seen some stop smoking groups on SP - make sure you join one - get support and get tips from others that have gone through what you are going through now.

and remember - you can do this and you will do this!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

emoticonwow just done Zumba basic and I am dying.don't think this is the one for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!anybody got any suggestions on a good dance video.I have knee replacements and alot of the steps r really hard. emoticon

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LIVELAUGHXO 2/16/2012 8:11PM

    I agree with these ladies -- I put my headphones on loud and just dance in my room. Be who you want to be while's very freeing and you totally work up a sweat, depending on how long you go for. Also, you move at your own pace! Best of luck, emoticon

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TRAVLNWOMAN 2/16/2012 7:59PM

    Put some headphones on with some peppy music on your MP3 player and go around the house dancing like a maniac. I did that the other day when the TV was being used by someone else and had a blast. Plus it really made my grandson crack up watching me.

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HILDABRAND 2/16/2012 7:40PM

    If you like to dance, just get a dance video and do the steps you can. Find some music that inspires you to move and just move to it, even if it's waving your arms around. That's what I do. And start out by doing just a little bit each day. Be sure and do some easy stretches after you finish so you don't get sore.

Most of all hang in there!

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the end of first month

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

emoticonwell i lost another pound.i hope and pray i can do this. i have been eating ,not quite got it down to a science yet. I do not eat enough carbs or not enough calories but i still feel good.I think i have met my nutrition goals only 1 time this month.i am always under on something except my weight lol.all jokes aside i have lost 19 lbs. this month so that is a plus.going to start Zumba fitness this month that is one of my goals and hopefully getting started not know if i will be able to follow all of it because of my knee replacements but going to give it one heck of a try.still riding stationary bike,walking on treadmill and doing abdoer .got to incline treadmill up a notch for this month.I am also doing dumbbell exercises. emoticon

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VICROSE8 1/31/2012 4:03PM

    Nineteen pounds in a month. Wow! I am impressed. Keep doing whatever it is that you are doing, obviously it is working. Good for you! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/31/2012 3:44PM

    Nothing can stop the woman with the right mental attitude from achieving her goals
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weigh in

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

emoticonlost 2 more lbs. this week.wish it was least it is 2 more less than when i started. emoticontotal from Jan.2 to Jan.25.that is a total 0f 18lbs. emoticon. I have overdone on exercise because my lower back and hip r really hurting today.I am hoping to get in some cardio today have not completely given up for the day yet.going to take 2 Aleve and see if that will get my pain to a level so I can work out. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/25/2012 6:02PM

    •“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” ~Unknown

congrats on your success

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LLWS34 1/25/2012 4:49PM

    Good for you! That is very encouraging. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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NSTARSMITH 1/25/2012 4:02PM

    That is very encouraging! I don't wanna be a nag but I'll add a tiny note of caution: the scale is not the best way to track success and pushing past pain is often not such a good idea! Success has gotta be measured by a lot of other stuff, too, so don't be hard on yourself if your body isn't losing as fast as you might like! Those plateaus can be like hitting a brick wall and a lot of folks who are actually succeeding wonderfully feel like failures because the scale won't budge - and then they quit! So definitely work out and eat right! And also measure progress by energy and health! Keep sparking!

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MENNOLY 1/25/2012 3:10PM

    That is an incredible amount of weight for one month. Be careful about not having enough nutrients to stay healthy. Good luck on your journey!

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KESHIAG 1/25/2012 2:23PM

    WOW That is awesome 18lbs in one month!! Jealous!

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