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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

A member from another page stopped by and read my profile, which if anyone has been to my page would see this as my opening...

Afternoon Everyone. I'm a first timer at weight loss. Until recently I've always had the reversed problem. Since I've given up smoking and at the on set of menopause, it's seems as if I went to sleep in my body and woke up into a whole other one. So I'm going to need a bunch of help with this, because honestly I'm at a complete loss.

In the nicest of ways she was letting me know that I might want to change the opening, depending upon how resent it may have been. As of June 30 of 2017 I weighed in at 102.2 pounds at my local clinic. I was 46 years old then. I've fought my whole life to gain weigh, from starting out as a preemie and all the way through.

So what changed? I gave up smoking. My doctor said to me that if I would cut back on my smoking he would bet that I would gain weight. So I started that very next day instead of smoking two packs I would cut it down by five cigarillos. - anyone who doesn't know what that is, it's cigars that look just like cigarettes. So my 40 a day habit turned into 35 a day. A month later I went back to the doctors and gained 2. pounds. I cried literally, over that long awaited victory of just 2. pounds. Before I left and lots of time spent talking, my doctor gave me a downloaded version of Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking to my web account. And it worked. Except for the part of not gaining extra weight. Mostly I think that is my fault.

Every time that part of the segment would come up, I would remind myself that I did want to gain weight. I was so tired of being tiny, little, or just being looked at like I was so fragile. Aren't you afraid your dogs will hurt you? Your so small and there so big. I hated it so much. And now I miss it.

A year later I would join Sparks. So I could learn how to eat to lose weight instead of gaining it and to exercise for the same reasons. It has still been a huge struggle for me, only now in reverse to drop the few pounds here and there.
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  • VDALE4
    Its all good. Be happy of what you have accomplished. Some time your body just knows how to find the correct balance, just for yourself . emoticon
    127 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    Your blog is honest and totally explains your struggles so please don't think of changing one bit of it!
    164 days ago
  • BLITZEN44
    You do what's best for you. And it's YOUR page...say on it whatever you'd like! When it comes to weight, most of us are constantly changing anyway, even if just by a little bit. It's all about finding that just right spot for the healthiest you possible. Sometimes that can mean losing, sometimes it can mean gaining. None of us know what our perfect weight will be until we get there. emoticon
    164 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    Congrats on quitting smoking. I smoked for years (and years and years) and I quit quite a few years back. It is tough to do!
    165 days ago
  • JENNMT
    Congratulations on quitting smoking! emoticon
    Your story is important - you should tell it however you want to! Each of us has a different struggle and I think it helps us to see the journeys that other people are on.
    165 days ago
  • BCHARIE
    I don't know why you would change the intro, it shares the struggle. Even after you are exactly where you want to be, it tells your story. Congratulations on giving up smoking. I just did this February. I am a retired nurse and smoked off and on all my life, would quit then smell it and start again. UGH. I am 69, post~menopausal and really get the weight thing being harder with hormones not cooperating. I however have been hefty since I was about 40 after 2 babies and nursing school. Am under construction or deconstruction now. I love the Sparkpeople support and community. It's a life saver for me. It's a process, lifestyle changes.

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    165 days ago
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