I'm 5 weeks and 2 days into my quit. Hooray! I'm thrilled to have made it this far, but I have a problem. And it's a pretty common one: I've put on the weight, about 7 pounds worth of it. I don't own a scale, but I can tell when I need maintence. I got a chance to weigh myself today, and I came in at 136 !yikes!. That was a big eye opener. I'm on winter weight, too -- my normal, base weight, is approx. 125. But I have about 5 winter pounds on at the moment, plus the non-smoking weight. So yeah, it's time for me to get with it and take it off. I usually don't care if I gain 5 pounds of so (thus the winter weight), but 12? That's too much.
The reason I'm telling you guys this is so I make myself work hard on this. I'm too ashamed to fail at anything (read previous post) and I don't want to complain about weight to my friends or family. Yeah, I know I'm strange (especially for a girl) because in general I don't talk about weight, or diets, etc. I don't like to think about it and I'm usually happy with my weight/appearance. But, once again, I love this blog and the people involved because I don't have to keep up facades.
So my goal, for the moment (until Spring hits), is to get back down to 130 pounds. I will do this by cardio and/or weight activities 4 or 5 days a week. I will cut the soda down to one can every 2 or 3 days. I will cut out my weekly Monster energy drink. I will not overload my plate at dinner. It's a large plate and there's no need to fill it up. I will eat my oatmeal each weekday for breakfast, instead of skipping it in favor of crackers every other day. I will take a daily walk at work (this one is already in practice).
Let's say this goal started yesterday (Monday). Yesterday I played DDR (Dance Dance Reveloution) non-stop for approx. 2 hours. That's excercise enough for me.
1 workout down this week, 3 or 4 more to go.