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Oh, dear...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Well, well, well...I sure have fallen off of the SparkPeople wagon. Ugh. Well, it seems my last update was 11/19/10. So much has happened since then! I'll give you a quick rundown of the new stuff that has happened: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, LOTS of stressful times. My husband rolled his car 9 times just 4 days before Christmas (and by the grace of God did not get a scratch on him), the furnace in our house (which is SUPER expensive, by the way) went out on Christmas day, leaving us with no heat for four days, I got a puppy! A black lab who I named Bella and have spoiled rotten, OH! And I quit SMOKING! Yes, you read right: I quit. I'm a quitter. It has been the hardest thing I have EVER done and today makes day 6 with absolutely NO tobacco! Now, on to more pressing matters. I have gained back a few pounds. The last time I weighed in on here, I weighed 177. I now weigh 182 again. I haven't been doing well with my eating, and have either been too busy or snowed in with the recent string of snow storms to get to the gym. I know, no excuse, right? Well, I'm not giving up. The quitting smoking thing has been BRUTAL for my diet. I think the weight I have gained has all been within the last few days....all I want to do is eat, eat eat! Can somebody help me with this??? Considering the holidays, stress, and quitting smoking I kind of am impressed with myself. I maintained my weight loss rather well. I still work out, though not as much as I did before, and I still watch what I eat, though I am much more lenient than before. UGH. I guess I just need to go full-force on here and be super strict again, because damn it, I have a goal! I want to be 160 by the time summer hits! LET'S DO THIS!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AIMEEM77 1/16/2011 10:52AM

    So very proud of you! It's tough, but youve got this!

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ALAMOGAL1963 1/15/2011 11:22PM

    A side effect of smoking is an "oral fixation" which is why quitters gain weight. Really...think about it. The reduction in nicotine does not physically cause weight gain. It is the phychological need for something in your mouth. That's why gum chewing helps or buy a tub of blueberries at Sams and pop them all the time. Even if you gain 20'll live longer with the 20 pounds than you will smoking.

I recommend taking up sewing. If your hands are busy, you can't eat or smoke. Congrats on giving up smoking. After having surgery for skin cancer on Weds and the plastic surgeon said "no more nicotine" hubby switched dipping to Smokey Mountain herbal dips. It seems to be working. Good luck.

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KRISCRN 1/15/2011 10:38AM

    Don't have good advice for you having never been a smoker, but I do want to congratulate you on quitting. That is the single best thing you can do to promote your health.

Awesome job!

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TLMASSIE 1/13/2011 10:40PM

    I am so proud of you for quiting smoking. That is a HUGH accomplishment!!!!!!!You will live longer and your children will be healthier. You know I have never smoked but I loved my Dr. Pepper and I have not had any soda for a year now. I just made my mind up. You are looking great. Keep up the good work! Love you!!!!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 1/13/2011 10:08PM

    It 's very hard to maintain, let alone lose weight while quiting smoking! Try gum, toothpicks anything to do with your hands and mouth besides putting cigarettes or food in it! emoticon
To counteract the weight gain, the only thing you can do is...move it, move it move IT! Get your body in action! Lots and lots O' cardio! emoticon You can do it

Did I mention that I am very proud of you for quitting?
I want my Hubbie to quit sO sO bad!!! emoticon

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DRAWNTHISWAY 1/13/2011 10:16AM

    Quitting is hard. Many quitters experience weight gain when they quit. You can do both. I am sure you can. Find a way to get more active in your home while you await the days getting to the gym being easier. Best of luck!

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KARIAMBRIZ 1/13/2011 3:19AM

    Wow that is a lot!

I just got back on a week ago, my last post before that was around July emoticon

I don't have any advice since I have never quit smoking (or smoked for that matter) but I do have faith in you!

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