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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 06:12 AM
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Unhappy Vents about weight gain from one with an ED

I am completely terrified of gaining weight when I quit. I have battled eating disorders my whole life and right now feel out of control thinking about gaining weight.
I try not to think about it but just writing this is making me cry. I can't figure out how to overcome the fear of weight gain (which is much more than the fear of quitting).
I know how vain and immature this sounds and feel stupid even writing it down.
I honestly just don't know what to do. I thought that I had gotten to a point in my life where my weight was not as much of an issue. I've gone through weight gain during pregnancies without problems.
I am a little heavier now, thanks to the holidays, than I normally am. Thinking about adding 10 or more pounds to that had me sobbing last night.
I can't believe that with two beautiful babies and a great dh I am stressed about gaining a few pounds in order to save my life.
What an idiot I be.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 06:21 AM
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Make yourself a very healthy weekly menu and really stick to it. If you get hungry or feel munchie, have some popcorn or rice cakes, or just drink a big glass of water. You don't have to binge on junk food just to curb a cigarette craving, and if you DO happen to gain a few pounds, you know that with proper nutrition and exercise those pounds will come right back off again. If you really feel as though quitting smoking will throw you into another problematic situation, then please talk to your doctor about it. They do have medication to help people quit smoking without many of the stressful side effects that you go through during withdrawal. Click here to enlarge
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You are not an idiot! I'm freaking out worrying about weight gain too, and I've never had an ED. I can only imagine how it affects you, but don't let it get you down so much. I started exercising the same day that I quit mostly to keep busy, but that could help with keeping your weight down too. Stocking up on healthy snacks instead of junk is good too. I feel stupid saying those things becuase I'm sure you know that, but I've never dealt with ED's close to myself before. I just want you to know that I, and everyone here, am here for you to help you through everything. And even if you do gain some weight, it won't be much and a little exercise should take it right back off in a short time. Trust me, the feeling of having quit and being healthier is totally worth a few pounds. Click here to enlarge
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Click here to enlarge I could cry with you. Quitting is hard enough without worrying about that.

Try having very healthy things around to snack on when you need a snack. Fruit is the absolute best, it's a natural sugar.

Carrot sticks with ranch dressing, broccoli with ranch, any fruits. They also make yummy sugar free candy. Click here to enlarge
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 01:10 PM
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I know I am also trying to lose weight right now & I think that is why I keep putting off quitting. I just hope I can quit w/out gaining too!

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