Spark People encourages me!
Thursday, November 07, 2013
I am gaining instead of losing. I quit smoking 8 weeks ago and have gained 6 pounds! I loved to eat before but food tastes so much better now. I am snacking when I use to smoke and I can't think of how to stop. It is getting better by degrees. I have cut down on the endless eating and now am only allowing myself 2 snacks a day but my intake at meals has gone up tremendously. I am very happy being a non-smoker and wouldn't go back to it for anything but this weight gain has got to stop and I have to reverse the gaining to losses. while it's hard to work on the quit and diet at the same time I just want to hold my weight at this point and go from here for now. But I know if I don't be careful I could be in for a big weight gain. That's why spark People is so important to me now. I am encouraged by seeing all you Spark people who are doing so well! I know that soon I'll be able to join your ranks and be successful at losing weight again.