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Over the first hurdle

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

As of my weigh in this morning I have reached my initial weight loss goal and the first of two hurdles between where I began and the surgery I need through VA. To date I have moved my BMI from 40+ to 34.5, and my weight from 288 to 244.
Now for the big one, I have to divorce my constant companion of 40 years. Cigarettes. I am going with the patch, quit day is set for April 24. This one worries me. Both the quitting and the fear of gaining weight again if I do.
I am now one week into my aqua aerobics and will lean on this heavily to fill my time during my early stages of quitting. Your good wishes will be welcome!
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NHES220 4/17/2013 7:56PM

    Congratulations on the tremendous weight loss. That is quite an accomplishment. My sister-in-law quit a 3 pack a day habit after many years of smoking. She did it with nicotine gum and part of it was picking a quit date and cutting down before quitting. I think part of picking the date is mentally preparing yourself for it. Good luck with the aqua aerobics, I have hear the water resistance, while easy on the joints, is still a tough workout.
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THINAGIN2 4/17/2013 7:03PM

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on getting over those first hurdles! You are already used to discipline so you should be able to apply all of those lessons to quitting smoking. Be strong!
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F1TFOREVER 4/17/2013 6:37PM

    Congrats on your reaching your goal! You can do anything you put your mind too -- including cigarettes!!! You have the power and knowledge of calories , so just stay within your limit and you wont gain weight!

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