Frustration and Venting from an Ex Smoker
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Although it was something I never talked about here on Spark , I was a smoker. It was a bad unhealthy habit and it wasn't something I was proud of. So, after years of talking about quitting, I did quit 6 months ago, actually it was 6 months on April 9th.
While I am glad and proud of myself for quitting, I am frustrated about the weight I have gained since quitting. I had been in maintenance for over a year with no problems keeping that up but after quitting, starting in December I started gaining weight and I have put on 12-15 pounds. I have kept up with my workout schedule and have pretty much stayed in my nutritional ranges . But, I am afraid to get on the scale because it just upsets me.
I don't regret quitting at all but it just seems so unfair that after working so hard to get back in shape and then quitting a bad habit, this happens. I do understand from what I have read and heard that everyone who quits does gain some weight and it usually takes about a year for the metabolism to reset. But, with summer approaching I am a little anxious because I know most of my shorts are not going to fit. Ugh!!
I am just going to keep pushing myself and hoping that this weight comes back off but if anyone has any suggestions or tips or experience with this please let me know. Thanks!
Ok, I am done venting now!