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Has anyone successfully stopped smoking whilst doing SW?

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littlepinkgiraffe Sat 25-Feb-17 17:54:34

I'm planning on giving up smoking but am slightly worried about the implications of weight gain. Obviously giving up will be better in the long term than weight gain but I'd rather not ruin all of my hard work so far.

Has anybody managed to give up smoking whilst doing SW and not gained weight?

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BasinHaircut Sun 26-Feb-17 08:58:47

Do you think you smoke to avoid eating?

I didn't give up whilst doing SW but equally I didn't gain weight because the food and the fags were always separate for me.

If you are doing SW you are already mindful of what you are eating so you might find that you don't start to replace fags with food and be ok?

littlepinkgiraffe Sun 26-Feb-17 10:44:41

No I don't think I do, I love eating so if I'm hungry I will eat! Equally I like smoking though so will have a fag if I want one. I'm hopeful that as I'm already on SW I would eat healthy things if I felt like I wanted to eat rather than smoke.

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OwlinaTree Sun 26-Feb-17 11:13:37

How established are you on sw? I wouldn't try to take on too much at once tbh.

littlepinkgiraffe Sun 26-Feb-17 12:33:45

I've been doing SW for over a year now. 3 stone down and 1 to go.

I think I'm going to just try and cut down smoking first, perhaps try and half the amount and then reduce to 2 a day and then try and cut them all out.

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zoka15 Sun 26-Feb-17 14:20:39

BasinHaircut Sun 26-Feb-17 19:46:02

I'd do it now if I were you. Wouldn't it be lovely to be already be smoke free when you get to target?

Don't mean to sound blasé about it as I remember giving up and how hard it was many failed attempts but maybe having the weight loss to focus on will help? You never know.

Plus the risk of gaining a bit now or gaining a bit once already at target is worth thinking about.

harderandharder2breathe Mon 27-Feb-17 20:29:46

Now might be a good time then if you're established in SW routine. You're more mindful of what you're eating than if you weren't doing SW, so if you do have the urge to replace fags with food you can make healthier choices about what food. Maybe get a stock in of your favourite speed fruit? I love blackberries and they're good for picking at too, and still something sweet.

littlepinkgiraffe Tue 28-Feb-17 08:32:35

Thanks all.

I'm starting now but am trying to cut back first instead of just going cold turkey as I think it may work better for me. I had half my normal amount yesterday so not too bad a start. DP is trying to quit too so we are doing it together. I'm not sure whether that will help us or make us more moody at each other!

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harderandharder2breathe Tue 28-Feb-17 09:10:17

Good luck! Cutting down is still a great achievement

OwlinaTree Tue 28-Feb-17 13:28:37

Good luck. It's the hardest thing for me to resist. Still have a drink now and think 'ooh lovely fags...'

I've not smoked since before I got pg with dd who is now 7 months ,and before that it was very occasional. I'm determined to knock it on the head now and not start again when I stop breast feeding.

Cutting down seems like a good starting point. Try putting your daily allowance in a separate box so you are not tempted to smoke more. Cutting down can easily lead to creeping back up if you are not careful!!

DianaMemorialJam Tue 28-Feb-17 13:31:59

I had to start back up when I started the exante diet. I needed something As I wasn't eating at all. Sorry not helpful, I agree with pp if you can give up that would be absolutely awesome. Good luck on your weightloss! flowers

SeaLionsOnMyShirt Tue 28-Feb-17 13:33:48

It's bloody hard. I have to admit I decided to concentrate on giving up smoking (2 months ago) over doing SW, and I have put on weight again unfortunately. I think now that I've done 2 months without a fag, I need to go & focus more on SW again and stop giving myself little sneaky treats to reward myself for not going out & having that fag. Maybe cutting down first will help you get the right balance. Good luck!

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