100 lb. Club - This is how bad I want to be skinny...

04-03-2007, 02:00 PM
Im thinking about picking up smoking JUST to lose weight.... lol.. how stupid is that/??
but hey!
it would work ;) lol

Goddess Jessica
04-03-2007, 02:04 PM
Yikes! :)

Yeah, it won't necessarily work. I know a whole bunch of fat smokers.

04-03-2007, 02:06 PM
My mom did that when I was a kid. It didn't work -- she coughed her way through a pack or two and then remembered that she liked being alive...

Plus, when you smoke you always smell bad. Sorry to offend any smokers, but the smell of smoke is seriously overpowering. So if the plan worked, you'd be skinny and stinky and have charred lungs. Sexy... ;)

I know it sounds like I'm making light of it, but really...you already know it's not good to replace overeating with smoking because you're trading bad health for bad or maybe worse health.

04-03-2007, 02:07 PM
I'm not sure that would work, but don't think I hadn't thought of it before myself. LOL. Seriously after a while our energy level would decrease even more due to the lung damage/ capacity so we'd probably gain wt. I see a lot of heavy wt. smokers out there. Not necessarily the prescription for wt. loss, IMHO.

I used to teach Stamp Out Smoking classes. We taught that a pack a day of cigarettes was just as physically damaging to one's body as being 100 lbs. overweight. Just food for thought.

04-03-2007, 02:20 PM
My belief is health first, weight second. I want to be healthy above all things and I want to lose weight. Luckily, both generally go hand in hand. If I'm watching what I eat and exercising, I will be healthier plus I should lose weight.

04-03-2007, 02:25 PM
I smoked for 14 years and gained 50 pounds over time. The longer I smoked, the harder it was for me to be active.

I quit a year and a half ago by the way.

04-03-2007, 02:25 PM
Hi Millie!

Go read a package of cigarettes. Fat trumps DEAD anytime! Please reconsider...especially for those kids of yours! Second hand smoke from YOU means smoke entering THEIR lungs, too. Do you honestly want to start something that could harm your children?


04-03-2007, 02:32 PM
Almost 30 years got me an extra 40 lbs ... don't recommend that, nope.

04-03-2007, 02:40 PM
fine fine fine ;)...
i wouldnt anyway... lol but still.. ugh.. i wish i could just wiggle my nose and become skinny ;)

04-03-2007, 02:41 PM
Hey Millie,

IMHO, you might lose a little weight at the beginning, but...in the end, you'd probably just have two horrible habits....overeating and smoking! I really don't think smoking would help you to lose the 80 pounds on your ticker. I quit smoking in October 05. I smoked 1 - 1.5 packs a day....and I was still 75 pounds overweight!

Have you ever smoked? If you have...please let me give you some reminders. If you havent, please let me share some insights.
When I smoked, I stunk....badly! Have you been near anybody who smokes lately? The smell of stale cigarette smoke in your hair, on your clothes and on your breath is majorly unattractve! When I smoked, I coughed up phlegm every morning. (Gross, huh?) I would cough for probably the first 30 minutes after my feet hit the floor. The coughing fits would leave me breathless and with a sore throat. My girls saw this every morning. How inspiring that must have been for them! I couldnt go anywhere without having to stop for a smoke and make my family wait on me. Disneyworld?...had to make sure I knew where every smoking area was and had to stop at each one. Dinner out? we couldnt just get in the car after leaving the restaurant....they had to wait for me to smoke...or, I would leave the table while Hubby paid the bill. On the way into Wal-mart, had to have that smoke....on the way back out to the car...had to have the cigarette. I didnt smoke in the house, so smoking meant spending a lot of time outside by myself and losing a lot of precious time with hubby and the girls. And, I havent even gotten to the money. At the time I quit, I was spending approximately $115.00 dollar a month on my nasty habit....that equals $1380.00 a year! I wish I had all of the money I've spent on cigarettes. Just think....I fired up a lighter and literally burned $1380.00 a year!

If all of this doesnt make you stop and think....here is the clincher. For the rest of my life, I will have to worry about getting lung cancer. Its a fact....smoking greatly increases my risk and that risk will never fully go away.

I understand how desperate you are to lose the weight. Second only to smoking, losing weight is the hardest thing I have ever done. Please notice...I said second only to quitting smoking. Quitting smoking is so very very difficult. Do yourself one of the biggest favors ever...don't start

04-03-2007, 02:43 PM
fine fine fine ;)...
i wouldnt anyway... lol but still.. ugh.. i wish i could just wiggle my nose and become skinny ;)

It involves more of an overall body wiggle, about 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week. ;)

04-03-2007, 02:43 PM
I second the Bewitched nose-wiggling myself to being thin. I -wish- I had that power! Haha. As far as smoking goes, I don't think I've really heard much about people losing weight while smoking, so much as gaining when they quit. :shrug:

04-03-2007, 02:47 PM
:rofl: Glory ... I now have a mental picture of a bunch of folks 'wiggling' for 45 minutes each day.

Should we start a Wiggling Accountability thread?
Have you wiggled today?

04-03-2007, 02:58 PM
Loved that reply, Glory! Very good, very creative!

I had actually read this post before any one had replied. I thought about replying at that time, but I knew that there would be some great advice coming from the others and I could just say "ditto"!! I think everyone would love to have a magic pill or something to make the fat go away. That's why the diet industry is so huge.

Could it be that because it is such a long, difficult journey, that it makes it that much sweeter with each success along the way? If it were easy, would you hear as much joy in these posts when people are able to wear that lower size jeans or lose a pound or two? I think of some of rockinrobin's posts (and others) who have expressed the pride they have in what they have done. It not only helps that they are so much thinner, but they have confidence and self-esteem that developed during the difficult times.

*** how profound was that???!!***

The big thing is that those sweet little faces in your avatar would be affected and that's not good!

04-03-2007, 03:32 PM
I'm a fat smoker. Trust me, it won't work. And trying to quit is probably equally as hard as trying to lose weight. Please don't do it.

04-03-2007, 03:56 PM
Just a thought on the smoking=skinny debate.....and I do realize that the thought was tongue in cheek. There is a book called Flip the Switch--it is about how to burn fat........check it out--read it, if some of it makes sense, great. There are no shortcuts there, you still have to diet and up your exercise, but there are lots of tips.......fidgeting does burn calories, etc...there was a lot in it that made sense to me... :-)

04-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Im thinking about picking up smoking JUST to lose weight.... lol.. how stupid is that/??
but hey!
it would work ;) lol

ROTFL, I thought about this once or twice too. Not all that seriously though, but it would keep my hands occupied.

But then I remembered the one nasty cigarette I tried in my life and instantly forgot about that idea. It's amazing the silly things that run through our heads sometimes. :D

04-03-2007, 11:28 PM
I have, for the most part, finally quit smoking after about a twenty year habit. I still keep a pack at a friend's house, who lives about 20 minutes away and who I visit maybe once every 2-3 weeks. I think because she smokes, when I'm there, I have the urge, but I'll tell you what...if I smoke one, I feel about half sick off it now! I knew I had to work on giving it up because smoking and exercising really don't mix well.

Oh and Tiffany, you keep saying we're in this together, so please, try to give up the smoking. I KNOW how hard it is and though quitting has been a slow process for me, I honestly do feel so much better now and for the most part, I don't even think about them...unless I visit my friend and I'm expecting the urge to smoke there to be gone very soon.

And Millie, glad to hear you are not really considering picking up the habit!

04-04-2007, 12:11 AM
Millie, I know you were only joking in your post, but I wanted to chime in and help dispel the myth that smoking = weight loss.

As someone who recently quit smoking, I can tell you that smoking certainly didn't affect my weight one way or the other. I was a fat smoker, and now I'm a less-fat nonsmoker. I didn't eat less when I smoked, and I didn't eat more when I gave it up.