Thursday, March 20, 2008

Day #62 - The Million Dollar Question

Today is Day #62 of being smoke-free.

*pats self on back*

I stopped taking the Chantix. I was sick of the sour stomach. I'll take one every now & then if I'm having a craving really bad, but I don't think it's the pill changing the craving. I think it just puts my mind at ease.

So I've been asked a few times.... have you gained weight since you quit smoking?

Well... for those of you who know me in real life and haven't seen me in awhile.... sit down.

Seriously, sit down. You'll want to.

Let me first tell a story to those of you who don't know me. I was 140lbs when I graduated high school. All muscle weight. My parents bought me a trampoline when I was 10 or something... and being a bored teenager with friends who didn't have a trampoline - it was our "hang out spot". Anyway... when I got pregnant at 21 with Demon #1 I threw away all my size 9 jeans. I mean, who is ever going to get back into those after a baby, right?

I'm glad I threw them away because I was right... they didn't fit me anymore. 3 months after Taryn was born, they were too big.

Yes, too big.

I had gone down to a size 5.

I got preggo with Demon #2 and threw away my size 5 jeans. I mean, who is ever going to get back into those after a 2nd baby, right? Dumbass I am. Within 2 months I was back to a size 5 and I was 120 lbs. I lost some more weight after that - I'd just forget to eat.

Yes, you can forget to eat. With 2 munchkins running around.. it happens. I'd sit back and think "when was the last time I ate?.... Tuesday? Monday?". I think my lowest wieght was 105 if I remember right.

Well, one night I was sitting on the edge of the bed in just a bra and the husband stuck his fingers between my ribs.

I knew it was time to do something. I wanted to get back to around 130-140 lbs. Demon #2 is almost 12 years old - it took me this long to get back to 140lbs. I don't know what it's like to try to lose weight, I've never had to worry about what I ate before. But I do know that it's a bitch to try to gain weight.

Yes, I'm back to 140lb. I passed 140lbs.

Two months ago I quit smoking. I was 135lbs. I am now 149lbs.

I guess smoking was my diet.

Now I have to lose 10lbs.

Come on, brat-dogs, we're going for a walk!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I'm sure you'll lose that 10lbs easily. It sounds like you're pretty busy and like to keep moving. Congrats on being smoke-free for 2 whole months!!!