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Losing Weight While Quitting Smoking

Friday, July 13, 2012

Well the time has come that I have to blog. I am on day 5 of quitting smoking. On Day 3, I hear the discouraging news that the average person gains 11 pounds within a year of quitting. I am not going to be in that group. I am determined I am not. However, I am equally determinted not to smoke anymore. Don't think I want to go through the withdrawls again. I haven't actually measured my food this week or done much physical activity. I need some encouragement in that area. Haven't had an appitite, and all I want to do is sleep. I think I am trying to sleep through the anxiety and withdrawls. Can't do that now, because the grandchldren are here for the weekend, and I have to help out around the house, Must get involved, could sure use some encouragement!!!! Thanks

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATTISWIMMER 11/6/2012 9:58PM

    . It will get easier ! emoticon

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68ANNE 7/15/2012 4:16PM

    When I quit smoking,
my doctor told me that your metabolism slows down
and that is why people gain weight.
Aha, that's why models smoke to stay thin.....
You have to get moving to not gain.
Strength training keeps your muscles,
which keeps metabolism high and cardio,
same thing.
Anything else won't work.........,
believe me, I know.
I'm still not smoking and it's been 6 years and with no cravings.


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NIKO27 7/13/2012 6:32AM


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MINT88 7/13/2012 2:56AM

    Congrats on your decision to quit smoking. It will get easier ! emoticon

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