Your not alone. And yes I agree, perhaps I would not have quit had I known. I quit cold turkey after 33 years. I have tried everything to stimulate my metabolism, As I found out on this site what the nicotine actually does to you heart with each drag. No wonder our bodys have plunged into shock as we fed it with nicotine for so very long.Do a search for Nicotine and your metabolism, there was another blog out there set up by a doctor, but we got so chatty he stopped it, I guess he didnt want us helping others like us to get better and lose. I am glad I am healthy but in the mean time, being this over weight over time cannot be healthy. Good luck ladies. Try try try.View Thread
Thanks for the tip. yes I already have , I just did not post it. I am very healthy, just fover weight. I cannto off the top of my head tell you what my levels were but my doctor told me they were perfect. im not pre-menopausal either. So one doctor tells me, its the shock, a nutritionist tells me its the shock, a nurse tells me, its the shock and research on thissite tells me, it is the shock. Frankly I believe it. I will try to have faith that it will come off in it own time. Funny though, I have not gotten so much as a cold since I quite which is incredible. My point really was that it fpeople told you how much you really would gain, would most people quit, it is the number one reason people say they wont quit.... I would love it to be just 10 poundsView Thread
Would any one really quit if they truly told us how much weight we would gain. 1/16/11 I was 5ft 8 inches, size 6 and 150 pounds, yes I was thin, I was and still am tall. so nearly 2 years and a much healthier eating habits not to mention exercise, I am 215 pounds. And regardless of everything I have tired doing, it will not come off. Why, well I smoked 33 years, smoking boosts your heart rate with each drag, the nicotine hits your heart, giving a false sense of activity, but nonetheless, it works to keep you thin. So your body goes into shock, the longer you smoked the more shock hits it,and your metabolism shuts down entirely. And if someone tells you it does not do this. They are lying to you. So by the books I am obese, to myself I am obese, and I hate it, my bodys gone, my legs hurt, but one thing is, my bodies healing from the toxins,and my lungs are clear as a blue sky. I am healthy, everything is healthy except my metabolism. It will eventually stop, but truly 1200 calories and loads of walking 50 miles worth a week, still made me gain, so have faith, one day it will just fall off, we dont realize what the smoking does until , we give it up.View Thread
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