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Old 06-26-2002, 01:40 AM   #1
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22 pounds later

I quit smoking 1-1-02. I weighed 132 on that date. I'm 5'7" & 49 yrs. old. I truely enjoy having my taste buds back but hate the rubbing thighs. I also had back surgery May 16th for a ruptured disk so I'm quite sedendary. I try to walk some but dogs are loose & threatening. I'm 153 lbs. now & I'm so depressed about this all. I'm not doing aerobics anytime soon & I hardly eat a thing. Is it turning 49 , the surgery, what???

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Old 06-26-2002, 12:01 PM   #2
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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=""> 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.

Old 07-01-2002, 12:41 PM   #3
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Re: 22 pounds later

Lindarella, cute name, I am drinking 4 /30 oz. glasses of water per day in hopes this will make me feel full & aide in flushing bad toxins from my body. My hubby is walking with me now & since I use a cane I don't need the spray.LOL. We are both trying to loose 20 lbs. & we are both great cooks. We are only cooking on the weekends now. Our PIG FEAST! Then its diet foods only the rest of the week. Have you tried the boca burgars?? They are actually pretty good. Donna

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