I started smoking almost ten years ago. Since then I have been smoking about 15-20 each day, and it has become a huge part of my identity. For the last year or so I've been thinking that I wanted to quit, while I didn't want to at the same time. I just decided to do it as I really can't afford to continue with that bad habit, and now I am going on the sixth day as a non-smoker
I do have one of those e-cigs, and things have been going surprisingly well - physically. And I already feel much, much healthier. However, I'm having some issues that I don't really know what to do about.
I am very aware of the fact that it's normal to gain some weight when quitting, and what can be done to not let it go too far. Yet, I feel like I have been stuffing my face with all kinds of snacks and candy for days now, and I haven't found the strength to stop it. Knowing that I gain easily, this puts a lot of stress on me, which leads to - guess what - stress eating. One of my worst enemies. I have been pretty active, as doing something takes my mind off smoking. But I haven't been active enough to make up for the added calories, I think.... I now feel like I am trapped in yet another evil circle that I can't seem to get out of. I need to snap out of it! I guess I need to figure out a way to distribute my will power more evenly or something.
Any thoughts or experiences?