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Aug 11, 2018 (05:04 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Yup, definitely got this.
 
Lovely large pizza last night (all of it) and this morning? Still 205 
 
 
 

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Jul 22, 2018 (07:54 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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205 this morning.
 
Looks like I've got this!!!
 
 
 
 

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Dear nalabean,

With all my milestones, from a day to a week to years, I still regard ONE YEAR as my biggest and THE biggest, so you should be planning something very special for yourself for Monday!!

One year is huge and you should be very proud of what you have achieved. Please reward yourself. We were always encouraged to do that in my early days here when this site was far more active than it is today.

As for the weight gain? You can address it once you are comfortable in your quit – that, to me, is the priority. How did I do it? Wise food intake and exercise. Walk often when you can, eat wisely and exercise at home during winter. And don’t expect immediate results; like quitting smoking, it takes time to lose weight.

Once again, big congrats for Monday; keep on keeping on nalabean and deal with the weight later! 

All The Best

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I love your quote, Penitent, it rang true for me today. 
 
 I am almost at year 1 of my quit....April 9th,2018. I am proud of myself for achieving  this milestone but my weight gain ia really weighing me down.... no pun intended. I have mobility issues that make my activity an issue in the winter. My artificial hip is great , got rid of the pain but left me with a pronounced limp, so walking on ice or deep snow is difficult. Spring , summer and fall no issues I walk with my cane and my little cocker spaniel.
 
I shouldn't  complain I am truly blessed to have my life never mind cutting myself down for 20 pounds...how do you guys do it? 
 

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Penitent, you were such a big help to me along with Mr. Ed. My wife is now 6 days into her quit and I couldn't be more proud. She had quit for almost 2 years before we got together and started again when she went through some rough patches with her family. Now that we have a place in a 55+ community, she's working hard to keep from smoking and has started working out. I asked her to get onto SSC, and she laughed and said she'll tell everyone that I'm not helping her. I'm sure if she feels the need, she'll be here looking for the people that got me through.
 
 
Take care, if you talk to any of our friends, let them know I'm still around.
 
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GOOFY!!!! I thought you were long gone!! Great to hear from you and to hear that you are still quit after all these years. Also pleased to hear that life is working out for you. I will be 13 years quit in May and while I can't quite believe it, I know that I will NEVER smoke again. The sands continue to drop through the hourglass and I have no intention of encouraging them to accelerate!! Continue to enjoy your new life and congratulations on a great quit!! All The Best, Penitent

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Hey Penitent!
 
Great to see that you're still hanging tough. I had a hard time getting back on the site as I forgot my e-mail I used to originally log on. I have remained smoke free all this time. I got divorced and remarried. My wife just quit smoking this week and I thought of this site. I remember how hard it was to quit for all of us in the beginning and now it's a breeze. 
 
Best of luck and Happy New Year!
 
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Amazing - 204 this morning too - 21 months on!!!

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204 today - that's ok 

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201 today! WHAT?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 

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203 this morning!
 
Still headed in the right direction.
 
It can be done!!
 
 
 
 

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208 today - Happy!!!
 
 
 

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I've come to believe the most attractive weight for each individual is the one each can maintain comfortably without having a stinking cancer causing, polluting, health hazard hanging from their lips. 
That's the real 'bottom' line! 

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Hmm. I just looked back and noticed that I  had lost 9 lbs after hitting peak weight at some point. I forgot about when I really topped out. I'm still back down from the peak weight, so now I'm wondering if the 10 extra lbs weren't already there before I quit. ...And I'd really love to be about 20 lbs less than now. Just not sure which part of that 20 is from the food orgy habit I got with the old roommie or from quitting. ...Oy! Clearly, I don't use a scale very often or keep very good records. 
 
Bottom line is that I ride the bike and do the yoga to be happy. I wish it resulted in a leaner me than I currently have, but if not, que sera. 

Slow and steady wins the race.

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Hey VIV,
 
If it makes you feel any better, I gained about 10 lbs. with my quit, and haven't really lost it. Unfortunately, I had already gained weight during a stint with a previous roommate who shared my love of both eating and smoking. (This had happened before my quit.) So even though I still like pedaling around, doing yoga, and doing some trots on the elliptical in the gym, I'm still a big girl.  
 
However, I'd say it's still a net positive for me. I'm a big girl who has a whole lot more energy and lung power for activities than I did before I quit. Like willis said, even if I never lose the weight, it was was worth it to lose the smoking. ...And in terms of the appearance issue, I'm finding that some of the boys out there are kind of warm for the softer form.  So it's all good in the end. 
 

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