Keeping off the pie and the cigs...we'll live until 180!

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FrantasticO Sat 30-Mar-13 20:55:56

Hey new thread since our old stopping smoking and not gaining-too--much weight has been lost from chat! BOO!!!

I am not a good role model however as I HAVE piled on a stone, well 12 lbs now, since giving up the cigs.
This must be rectified!
Hence joining in the club section!

Donnadoon hope you find this thread.

Everyone else pile in, join and be happy or miserable bastard ex smokers

Donnadoon Mon 08-Apr-13 18:58:20

Hiya hope you ok
Look what I learned to do earlier
bear
Love it!!
Clearly too much time on my hands and I nicked it off another thread Anyhoo

FrantasticO Mon 08-Apr-13 20:25:48

Woooo check out the bear!!!

Show off!!

Think I've turned into a maddzer since giving up...I have such highs and lows.

All good today, fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Busy day with the kids planned which hopefully won't involve visiting a and e!

You doing good?
How's those kinders?

flowers cos I can't do a bear!

bettycocker Tue 09-Apr-13 16:03:08

Hi there fellow non-smokers.

I was on the other thread, but have name changed since then.

It's been over 4 months and I still get the taste of smoke in my mouth after exercising. Does anyone else get that?

Donnadoon Tue 09-Apr-13 16:15:54

Hi Betty no I don't ...how strange?
Sounds almost like you are detoxing yourself whilst exercising of all last trace of the evil stuff grin

Donnadoon Tue 09-Apr-13 16:19:46

Hi Fran hope you having a nice day with no trips to a&e
Allgoodhere not ate tooooo much ....yet!!
Been spring cleaning today...it always makes me feel better having a clean house.
PS Thanks for the flowers
bear

bettycocker Tue 09-Apr-13 16:28:32

Donnadoon. I was a heavy smoker for years and started to getchest infections last year. God knows how much tar has built up in my lungs over the years!

Donnadoon Tue 09-Apr-13 19:39:06

In that case Betty you keep going girl !! Sweat it out and get rid of it all...You are doing brilliantly !!

FrantasticO Tue 09-Apr-13 20:33:24

Thanks for the bear, hes lovely!

Here are some more flowers not jealous about your bear talents at all at all

Hi Betty good on you for 4 months, I'm the same.

It's not the cigs that annoy me now it's the FOOD...and I can be pretty randomly up and down depending on which way the wind blows!

No trips to a and e, just the cinema and the park...which was BALTIC!!!!
I was like a frozen snotter (nice)

Off to get into bed and heat up...I'm perished!

FrantasticO Tue 09-Apr-13 20:48:51

Still freezing!

Wish I was a bear and had lots of lovely warm fur!

grin

Night night

FrantasticO Tue 09-Apr-13 20:49:43

15 minutes of my life I will never get back again....sigh.

Donnadoon Wed 10-Apr-13 12:01:38

Ha ha ha ROFL Well done Fran!!
Off into town to get kiddies passport photos done...wish me luck!!
So far today I have only consumed a bowl of muesli with skimmed milk...Get me ?!
The ahead is loooooong though..ha ha
bear

Donnadoon Wed 10-Apr-13 12:02:47

* day
Doh

FrantasticO Wed 10-Apr-13 14:57:18

Passport photos...joy!

Summer is a cominggrin

That is what is making me go to a spin class tonight...I may die!

Good luck

bettycocker Wed 10-Apr-13 15:31:53

Enjoy your spin class FantasticO. That sounds fun. smile

Summer is also a great motivator for me too! I was quite thin before and I've gained 6 lbs since stopping. I suppose it isn't much, but it's all on my stomach and looks like a lady version of a beer belly.

At least the constipation has sorted itself out. That was one of the worst things about quitting. Tmi there, sorry!

Donnadoon Wed 10-Apr-13 20:32:34

Fran Well done on the spin class...you put my lazy ass to shame!!
Betty...Yay for no longer being constipated!!

FrantasticO Wed 10-Apr-13 21:29:54

Betty 6lbs is nothing...I'm like man mountain since I've stopped, all be it with better lungs!
Glad the constipation is sorted...not pleasant.

Donna your ass may be lazy but it has stayed thin, mine is morphing and trying to gain its own identity. It's much bigger than this bear s ass I'm sure, think Winnie when he's stuck in rabbits house!

Spin was good in a hellish sort of way so another class added to the many!

Have another busy day and sleepovers planned for tomorrow so may the force be with me!

Catch up soon

weloveourfamily Thu 11-Apr-13 01:05:18

Hi everyone am new to this but looking for some help / encouragement. Basically im a smoker and am looking to stop while also losing weight. Havnt a clue were to start esp with a six month old teething. Any advice? smile

FrantasticO Thu 11-Apr-13 09:18:44

Welcome welove

Wish I had THE magic answer but I don't.

I gave up cold turkey at new year and just kept going.
Some days were rubbish but on the whole giving up the cigs has been ok-ish.
I've put on ten pounds though so I'd wait for someone with more self control to come along grin

Tips?
Keep busy, keep busier, get out the house and don't smoke today...let tomorrow look after itself!

Sure donna will have some good tips she's kept me sane!
And shown me bear

Oh and come on here to rant, that's been my biggest help.

Good luck

bettycocker Thu 11-Apr-13 11:20:41

Hi Welove. It would probably be fair to say that some of us stopped smoking just after Xmas, ie after lots of good food and drink pigging out in my case. smile

I still weight 6-7lbs more than I did before stopping, although I have managed to lose a couple of pounds so far.

Getting rid of temptation is good. Doing all of my grocery shopping online has really helped me. When I go into shops I always end up buying lots of treats that I didn't plan to buy.

Exercise helps and changing your diet helps. Exercise is great when you quit smoking. You forget what it's like to have functioning lungs!

weloveourfamily Thu 11-Apr-13 12:36:40

Thanks for the tips girls so im planning to quit on the 16th my wee man will be 6 months so he always keeps me on my toes. Im thinking when i want a cig to take him out a walk instead. That way im staying busy and doing exercise kind of. Im quite nervous but i really want to do this grin

Donnadoon Thu 11-Apr-13 20:56:33

Hi everyone welove I have a six month old too so know what you mean about teething..Gah
Anyhoo you've had some great advice already and like you say..going out walking is great physically and mentally
Like Fran I've found giving up the cigs really easy this time although to be fair I was hardly having any in the end so you might like to try cutting down first.. I went from 3 a day to nothing eventually.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't still fancy one but remind myself how disgusting they are and when you've been give up a while they really do stink when you whiff some one else's
Like Fran I have had to really battle not to over eat..but I think giving up smoking is more important than a few extra pounds.good luck for the 16 th
In other news I've ate nearly a whole pack of Walkers Sensations!!

weloveourfamily Thu 11-Apr-13 22:18:07

Its nice knowing im not alone. Have had a really bad day. Dp has cooked dinner for himself and not me after a huge fight. I seem to smoke more when im stressed. On the plus i went three hours earlier without one which i was proud of and when i said to dp he just shrugged it off. Im counting on support here as its obvious i am not going to get it here! I would love sensations mmm... but well done everyone so far your all inspirations grin

bettycocker Fri 12-Apr-13 06:27:26

welove Are you going cold turkey? Sorry to hear about the fight with you and DP. Are you a heavy smoker. 3 Hours would have been an achievement for me and I was a heavy smoker.

Donna, how did you quit? I also agree that a few pounds is better than smoking. Did you have a smokers cough? Getting rid of mine has been onen of the best things about quitting. It used to wake me up in the night. Food also tastes amazing. grin

FrantasticO Fri 12-Apr-13 09:19:08

Hi everyone!

I'll get the other news out firstgrin
I've evolved from a human to a constantly grazing mammal and I sure ain't pretty sad

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=large+grazing+mammals&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#sclient=tablet-gws&client=safari&hl=en&q=large+grazing+mammals+picture&oq=large+grazing+mammals+picture&gs_l=tablet-gws.12...32474.35012.0.36346.8.8.0.0.0.0.783.1497.4j3j6-1.8.0...0.0...1c.1.9.tablet-gws.obHm0g640mU&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.&bvm=bv.45175338,d.d2k&fp=a1d973c0976af001&biw=1024&bih=644&biv=i%7C7%3Bd%7CtB1kVXcavUwbHM%3A

Donna I salute your efforts with the walkers but feel in a competition I could beat you hands down or hooves

Welove sorry to hear you had a shitty day, sounds like your OH needs a word in his ear, it's hard work looking after a baby. Hope you made an even nicer dinner and sat and scoffed the lot in front of him while making appreciative noises.

3 days til your quit day...you can do it!

weloveourfamily Fri 12-Apr-13 17:00:58

I went on strike and made myself what was meant to be tomorrow nights dinner his mouth dropped. All good now though i even got a lovely lay on this morning. I know am really starting to panic. its strange how something can have such a big hold on you.

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