Re: 22 pounds later
People do need to eat less as they get older. In your case though, since it has all happened since January it's probably not your age. My guess is you're eating too many calories and of course, not getting around too well. During this time of injury for you, you'd need to eat quite a few less calories to maintain what you had before. A completely sedentary person who weighs 132 has to eat roughly 1320 calories a day to maintain that 132. That isn't a lot of food.
Congratulations on the quitting smoking. It is the single best thing you can do for your health. Most people who quit smoking gain weight. I read a study once that most also lose the excess weight within 2 years so don't lose all hope. Just try and keep in mind that even with this extra weight you are far more healthy now. Eat a bit less and keep track of it all. By all I mean ALL. Even the little tastes of dinner when you're cooking and the cookie that you sneak on your way to the bathroom. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> These can add several hundred calories a day to your diet.
I lost 23 pounds and didn't/don't exercise so it can be done. Of course for your health exercising is going to be better so try and do as much as you can. Carry some pepper spray for the dogs in the area. You'll do ok. Give yourself a break, it's been a rough year for you. Good luck.