Originally Posted by George'smom
Do your clothes fit differently than before you began your program? You are probably gaining muscle (which is heavier on the scale than fat). Don't give up! There isn't a quick fix to getting healthy It takes a lifetime of learning new habits. Do you feel better (more energetic, stronger) than you did 2 months ago? Keep up the good work! And congratulations for giving up the cigarettes!!! That's truly commendable!!! I am approaching middle age, and decided that if I can lose 10 pounds a year (how I gained it), I will be pleased with myself.
Thank You! Quittin the cigs was not easy and they are so right when they say - once an adict (of anything!) always an adict. After 2 years I could still pick one up tomorrow and love it! I know that's bad - very very bad.
It's especially hard now knowing this darn weight was because I quit. You know how awful the mind is sometimes - I keep thinking if maybe I start again I'll lose weight. Don't worry - I won't! Ever! If not for me, for my kids. It's a gross habit I know. Everytime I have a weak moment I just think of how unhealthy I felt and how bad my clothes smelled.
I do have to say as far as working out goes - no - clothes do not feel one iota different than they did 2 months ago (which is why I'm so discouraged), but....I do have ton load more energy! That I notice a lot! and that is worth it in itself.