Funny that I should read this today of all days. I've been contemplating on quitting (yes, again) for the past couple of weeks. My doctors visit is next month, so, I can ask him to give me a prescription for Zyban. I KNOW Zyban works for me because that was how I was able to quit for 3 1/2 years before I got stupid and started smoking again because of the weight gain!!! Now I think I've got the information I need from SP to quit once and for all. YEAH!!!!
7/30/2013 5:06:23 AM
I know when you smoke for years and after you quit you gain weight, but, of smoking just a couple of days, one week, has the same problem with gaining weight? I'm asking this because I've had an accident 2 weeks ago, I couldn't do nothing than just sit and wait so I started to smoke just because of boredness and the pain.. Please if someone could answer this I would appreciate it.
My smoking tapered down over the years and my weight rose in direct correlation. Now I am 30 pounds up from where I was when I started to stop. I haven't smoked at all in 2 years but with a sedentary job, I have really packed it on. Age and arthritis do not help a bit but it is the latter that is making me try again. I know if I lose weight, my knees will feel better. I know you don't have to gain weight when you quit smoking but I have never, ever met anyone who didn't. It makes me think these nutritionists who talk about quitting smoking have never "walked the walk".
I quit smoking just about a year ago but was trying even before that. Through out that period I gained back all of the weight I had lost - but I gave up on quitting every time before this last quit because I was gaining weight & this time I told myself that quitting was more important than being thin. Now, a year later, I'm working on getting to a healthy weight. I recommend that every one gain their freedom from smoking even if it means gaining weight - SOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT!
After I quit smoking I gained about 40 pounds. My eating habits did not change for the worse and in fact got better. It was shortly after I quit smoking I found Spark and began eating 1200-1500 calories per day and exercising regularly. The weight would not come off and just kept piling on.
I am not sure if smoking had anything to do with it or not
About 2 years ago I was around 265 pounds and a heavy smoker. I quit smoking and started eating healthy and exercising after finding spark. What caused the change was going to the hospital after my entire left side went numb. After testing, I found out it was just a really nasty migraine, which I have a history of. It did make me think, though. It was scary. Being over weight by itself is not as bad as being over weight and being a smoker. Being a smoker is not only a crutch, it is really bad, causing many different diseases on its own. Ever since I quit smoking and started working out, I have lost around 65 pounds and I continue to push on. I feel great, even still being over weight. I do not have migraines nearly as often or as bad as before. I can breath. I do not cough all the time. My teeth are not yellow. I do not smell like an ashtray. I also save around $150.00 a month due to not smoking. I use it to buy clothes that I can fit into now that I have lost weight. My blood work is normal and I have no signs of disease otherwise. There is nothing good that comes from smoking at all.
For me, it's not the fear of gaining weight, but the fear of not being able to lose weight easily. I have lost 90lbs and I am 30lbs from my goal and I'm scared to death that quitting will keep me from getting there. I've seen a lot of people have success with e-cigarettes so I am going to give them a try.
None of the above worked for me. This book did though...and no weight gain, no cravings.
Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking.......Read the reviews on Amazon...1000 people all with great results with one book that cost less than $20.00.
My husband and I both quit! I recommend reading it even now if you have quit but still crave!
1/17/2013 2:31:28 PM
I smoked 3 packs a day for 45 years and have been tobacco free for 14 months now, still have cravings but fight through them. Surprisingly, I did not gain weight, I went back to walking on a treadmill for 30 min a day. I am still over weight but have lost 15 lbs since I quit. Turned sixty this year so I am hoping for a healthier old age!
I'm doing it. Going all in. Iv'e got 24 pounds I need to lose off my body right now, and my quit date for smoking is next week Friday. My doctor was honest and told me to expect a 10-20 pound weight gain.
So be it.
Then I'll fight that flab off after this first battle is done. But I'm doing all i can to set myself up for success on both fronts.
If there is anyone else out there that is doing this insane thing right now, I sure could use a buddy.
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