3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Smoking and weight loss??

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2009, 06:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
whip1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: maryland
Posts: 169

S/C/G: 257/233.2/145

Height: 5'4

Default Smoking and weight loss??

I am trying to quit smoking and worried it will ruin my weight loss efforts. so far I have just cut down not cold turkey anyhow since 9/17/09 I have lost 24 lbs and I need to quit smoking but I don't want to gain the weight back either I know some of you have had success with quiting smoking and still losing weight how did you cope with it? I use smoking as something to do instead of eating (its a hand to mouth thing) so if I stop smoking all together I am afraid I will eat my frustrations. any advise please
whip1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 07:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
CatRocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 183

Height: 5,1"

Default

I know the feeling... I really need to quit smoking, but I think the problem is that I dont WANT to quit smoking. I must admit it is one of my guilty pleasures, even though I know the harm it is doing to my body. I love nothing more than a cup of tea and a cigarette first thing in the morning But I know that I cant afford it either. It doesn't help that my flatmate and a lot of my friends smoke. Grrr...
Maybe we could do it together and support each other? I know it would be easier with someone to keep me on track!

Cat x
__________________
CatRocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
whip1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: maryland
Posts: 169

S/C/G: 257/233.2/145

Height: 5'4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CatRocks View Post
I know the feeling... I really need to quit smoking, but I think the problem is that I dont WANT to quit smoking. I must admit it is one of my guilty pleasures, even though I know the harm it is doing to my body. I love nothing more than a cup of tea and a cigarette first thing in the morning But I know that I cant afford it either. It doesn't help that my flatmate and a lot of my friends smoke. Grrr...
Maybe we could do it together and support each other? I know it would be easier with someone to keep me on track!

Cat x
I know I have the same problem it seems everyone I know smokes and I like it too mine is chain smoking and coffee. then I think how it smells bad and makes your teeth yellow yuck! not to mention my lungs are probaby black double yuck. so far I can only commit myself to cutting way back but I am not too sure that will work then I think maybe cold turkey but I am so afraid I will eat and eat and get fatter and fatter until I pop.
whip1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 07:34 AM   #4
Member
 
Aussie Nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 60

S/C/G: 297/ticker/176

Height: 180cm/6ft

Default

I've decided to give up smoking and next Wednesday is the big day. I wanted to cut back a bit in the lead up, but it's almost like I've gone into panic mode and am trying to get as many into me now as I can. So bad.

I'm giving up with a couple of girls I work with. It's actually part of a quit smoking campaign I'm doing with the magazine I work for. So when they offered to take part, it was the push I needed. I'm going to use the Nicabate Minis lozenges at first, but I also don't want to be reliant on them either so I'll give it only two or three weeks on those.

But I'm exactly the same, I'm petrified I will turn to snacking when I give up. It's so true what you said - at the moment I'll have a cigarette instead of eating if I feel a bit nibbly.

So YES - let's do it together! Jump on this thread and we'll give it a go. We know it's the right thing to do. It's just so bloody hard! We are getting healthier bodies through losing weight, so it makes sense to kick the cigs. It's just toxins going through your body. I have friends who are a bit older who smoke and I see how it's ravaged their skin, and I'm quickly heading down the same path.

LETS DO IT!
__________________



Being fat is hard, losing weight is hard. Choose your 'hard'.

Christmas Goal - 250 pounds!
Aussie Nikki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 07:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
whip1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: maryland
Posts: 169

S/C/G: 257/233.2/145

Height: 5'4

Default

ok then here we go!! as my face is stuck in a bowl of cheerio's LOL. I'm cutting back too but I'm not gonna do a patch or anything just cut down and when there are gone there gone eekkk maybe we should write what the good things are about smoking and then the bad so we can reread this thread to remind us of why we are doing this in the first place. I guess the bad should come first. ya know I read somewhere that your lungs try to start healing 15 min after your last smoke how sad is that......
1. I want to quit smoking because I wheeze when I sleep. thats BAD!)
whip1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 08:53 AM   #6
Less than 15 now!!
 
mortonpixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,249

S/C/G: 220/*ticker*/145

Height: 5' 4"

Default You Can Do It!!

I quit smoking after losing 85lbs in 2005. I was turning 30 that year and wanted my "next 30 years" to be smoke free. I didn't gain back a single pound. I ate things like sunflower seeds and suckers, chewed gum, and started tinkering with sewing and cross stitch to fix my hands and my mouth.

Fast forward 4 years...I'm still smoke free - but have had 2 babies in less than 2 years...sooooo - onward to re-losing that weight again!

Best wishes - and look up Onederchick - she quit last October int he middle of her weightloss journey.
__________________



Please Visit My Blog
mortonpixie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 09:04 AM   #7
Resident Pixie
 
Onederchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 14,658

S/C/G: Pant Size - 28/12/8

Height: 5'2"

Default

I quit smoking, after nursing a 2 pack a day habit for 21 years, during my weight loss journey and didn't gain from doing so.
__________________
Stopped smoking October 21, 2008
Made it to Onederland July 16, 2009


Transformation in Pictures

My Facebook


Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian, nutritionist, any kind of health professional or fitness expert...I'm just a woman who's lost 161.5 pounds so far with a lot of hard work.
Onederchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 10:00 AM   #8
Maintainer since 7-3-2009
 
Lori Bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: A Nebraska Farm
Posts: 3,087

S/C/G: 333/160/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

I also quit smoking, (and drinking alcohol) along with healthy diet all within a few weeks of each other. It has been 19 months without a cigarette. It IS possible to lose weight while going smoke free. Another thing to remember is this...smoking will probably kill you faster than being over weight. My Father and Mother both had weight issues but they both died at the age of 49 & 50 from emphysema and lung cancer respectively..from smoking!

I don't know how much cigarettes cost in your corner of the world, but here they are $5.50 A PACK. One pack a day is $37 a week, $157 a month, and a whopping $1916 a year. That's a boat load of new skinny clothes. (In the time I've quit smoking, with my pack a day habit, I've saved over $3000.00).

Last edited by Lori Bell : 10-21-2009 at 10:04 AM.
Lori Bell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 11:15 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 8

Default

I wish you all the best of luck in your efforts to quit smoking.

In 2004 I lost my mother (age 53) to lung cancer. She had small cell carcinoma which is specific to smokers. I don't wish that on anyone.

I understand that quitting smoking is very hard. You can do it!
CutAlongTheDots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 11:45 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Jinksie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 640

S/C/G: 225/ticker/155

Height: 5'6

Default

i've never smoked, but i think people gain after smoking, is because its a finger habit... what i mean is, every so often putting something up to your mouth. So what do you do instead? Eat....
__________________
Joined Weight watchers 3/10/11

Jinksie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 11:55 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
whip1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: maryland
Posts: 169

S/C/G: 257/233.2/145

Height: 5'4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jinksie View Post
i've never smoked, but i think people gain after smoking, is because its a finger habit... what i mean is, every so often putting something up to your mouth. So what do you do instead? Eat....
yeah I know so far today I have been keeping busy and not smoking but I have found my self looking for something to eat and so far today the damage is
a bowl of cheerio's w/blueberries
a cup of vegi soup w/ 5 lf crackers
a hand full of ff chips
and 2 chocolate mousse's and its just now lunch time lord help me...
whip1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 12:06 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
bobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Texas
Posts: 24

S/C/G: 220/153/145

Height: 5'7"

Default

Try to get some exercise in when you are looking to fill the void. It doesn't have to be a long workout. Try jogging in place or jumping jacks or even walking in place. After about 5 minutes of getting your heart rate up, it helps with the void/cravings. Plus it helps you lose weight vs. gaining.
bobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 12:23 PM   #13
On my way to Skinny!
 
mateosmama2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 358

S/C/G: SW220/150-160GW

Height: 5'5

Default

Hi! My boyfriend keeps begging to to quit smoking...I don't really WANT to, but I know it's better for my health...But I feel the same way...I feel like I shouldn't/Can't do both at once, or if I do, then i'll gain weight. Just like most of you, I LOVE my morning cigarette!! Its getting out of hand though. I amoke when I wake up, before I exercise, after I exercise, after I take a shower and so on...maybe i'll give it a try...I got alot of cool apps on my phone that count the days since I quit, how much money and cigs I saved, and health stuff...its cool. Good luck guys
__________________


~*ASHLEY*~
mateosmama2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 03:22 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
lauralyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 528

S/C/G: 206/141/139

Height: 5'9

Default

I quit cold turkey and managed to not gain weight. I just had to look at it that it was a lifestyle change and I upped my exercise a bit to compensate and really watched what I ate.

I like cold turkey better because after 3 days all of the nicotine is out of your body and then it is more of a mind over matter raher than a physical craving.

I use silkquit on my desktop computer to keep track of my quit smoking stats. So far I have saved almost $4,000 dollars in the past 18 or so months.
__________________
lauralyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2009, 11:02 PM   #15
Focused on the Future
 
JustBeckyV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 990

S/C/G: 237/132/137

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Luckily I quit 2 1.2 years ago. YOu could do low calorie foods -- carrots are a great replacement and and celery. Get sugar free candies if you need those to help you. Even if you put on 5 lbs the trade off is invaluable. Think about how much more you can work out and not feel windy. Your food will taste 100% better!!

I actually used Chantix to quit and it worked very well for me after smoking for 20 years. I hope you take the plunge and quit -- you won't be sorry!
__________________


JustBeckyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2