Thursday, August 21, 2008

To Eat or Not to Eat: that is the Poundage

Problem: Today, it took me fifteen minutes to figure out what I was going to wear to work, and not because I have an array of clothes to choose from, or that I wanted to look nice today. It’s because I couldn’t find a pair of pants from my dwindling wardrobe that are a decent fit. I KNOW the fashion industry is changing sizes making a size 10 from 10-years ago a size 8 today. Too bad I can’t blame my overload on the fashion industry.

On April 6, 2008, I decided to quit smoking, which was a 26-year habit. It was a spur of the moment decision, not one of pressure, but nonchalant. Well, it’s been 4 months, 2 Weeks (136 Days) and probably 10 to 15 pounds heavier since my quit. GAH! Before I quit smoking, I was already working out and eating healthy based on a routine I had when I dropped four sizes in the past. I’m still working out, I eat somewhat well, but the bad foods get in the way. This whole juggling to quit smoking/lose weight is driving me nuts. The thing is I know what I need to eat and do to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it's the filling of time and that gets in the way. So, now I’m muscular with a lovely layer of fat on top. Nice vision isn’t it. Smoking did help me keep a reasonable weight. I’m 40-years old, a non-smoker and the weight is increasing my anxiousness. In my older years, I’ve been health conscious yet, I’m struggling between putting something in my mouth, or grabbing another smoke. I don’t need to be a size 4, but a comfortable size for me.

Resolution: For now on, when someone asks about my weight, I’m going to say, “I’m a woman of substance.”


  1. Everyone I know who has quit has had the same 10-15 gain, no matter how good they are about exercise and food. If that's any solace to you. Remember to credit yourself for having quit, it's just about the toughest thing to stop doing.

    "a woman of substance", excellent, love that.

  2. Thanks, Alison, I appreciate the post. You're right, quiting smoking is one of the toughest things to stop and I did it. Hopefully soon I'll be able to get control of my weight again. Take care of yourself and you're in my thoughts.

  3. Dahlink
    it's automatic due to the metabolic factor.. 10 - 15 pffft..
    If anyone inquires about your weight, just tell them to bugger off, it's rude and none of their business..

    Queen Trollop :)