If you are an ex smoker

@vicki2876 (5640)
Canada
July 29, 2008 5:43am CST
how much if any weight did you gain? I quit smoking December 10th last year (after 17 years) and I have put on a few pounds. Well a little more then a few. I am active and eat healthy food, but more than before. Also I find that it is taking a lot longer to pass the food I do eat. I guess a metabolism thing? I do feel that I can lose the weight and I have kinda peaked and am not gaining anymore. I am happy to not be a smoker anymore but hate the new weight. I heard people may gain some weight after quiting. Have you?
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4 responses
• China
29 Jul 08
I NEVER smoke .i think smoke is bad for my healty and i really can understand why people like smoke,is it teste very delicious!There's 4 classmates of me to smoke i find it's really a good way to lose weight,but do you ever kown how much you have to pay,your heallty is the most important thing in your life, you can lose weiight though some other way ! haha but congratulations you did very well you have become a no-smoker.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
29 Jul 08
Smoking does curb your appetite but you are right at the cost of your health. Though I have gained a few pounds I am still better off than when I smoked. Thanks
• China
30 Jul 08
you are success hehe
@granmeme (162)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I quit smoking 7 years ago after smoking for 20 years. I gained 20 pounds mostly from chocolate, I am a chocolate lover and almost seemed to have a addiction to it. Ever once in awhile I have the urge to smoke but do not. The "want to" goes away quickly. I did not lose the weight until recently and still have not lost all of it. I feel the weigh gain is much better than smoking. It seems that smoking contributes to ever ill know to man.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
29 Jul 08
I had three lung infections in the fall just before I quit so it was at the point that I just couldn't smoke anymore. Yes I will take the weight over that. Thanks PS I am a chocolate lover too. Deadly stuff@
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Good day.. Yes I was a smoker, I did gain some weight when I quit but I underwent dieting and exercise to cut some of it. It's good I'd quit as early as I can when I'm still in good health. I enjoying my life even more as of today.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
29 Jul 08
Awesome job!
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I quit almost 3 years ago, but I got pregnant right after I quit, so it's kind of hard to know if I gained from quitting. But actually, I didn't gain much weight until my 3rd trimester, so maybe it wasn't because of quitting. The reason people gain weight after quitting is because food tastes better. It is easy to eat more because you can finally taste all the flavors. Also, you need to replace that hand-to-mouth habit with something. A lot of people use food. You could use water, gum, or pick up a habit like crocheting to fill that void. Incidentally, that hand-to-mouth void is also a big reason people fail at quitting. You have to replace it with something, or you'll feel like something is missing. Try to be aware of why you are gaining weight- whether it is because food tastes better, making you want more, or if it is a hand-to-mouth habit. Once you learn the cause, it will be easier to counteract. At any rate--Congratulations!! I always love to hear about another EX!
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
29 Jul 08
Congrats to you too sillychick! I love hearing more exes too. LOL I found when I smoked I was the only one doing it and I hid out at home so noone would know. Now I am out and about and there are sooooo many smokers. LOL Just notice it more now.