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Trying on my own without going to a group
I'm trying to diet on my own without going to a group. I am 56 and have been doing slimming world since it first came into being in the 70's.
When I started it was a high protein (all red days) then it progressed to red and green, then extra easy etc etc and through the years I've stayed quite slim, but 18 months ago I gave up smoking and the weight doesn't seem to come off as easy. Has anyone else had the same problem or am I just making excuses subconsciously. I really want to lose the 1.5 stones I gained, but even joining a class and paying didn't work I got frustrated and stopped going, hence I am hoping that following the blogs and posts I might do better. If giving up smoking put your weight on please help me.
First of all, congratulations on giving up smoking! The best possible thing you can do for your health.
Secondly, no you are not making excuses. There are two factors here - yes, giving up smoking often leads to weight gain because smoking is a distraction from eating. The other thing is - and you are going to be hearing this a lot in the future! - your age. Take it from me, absolutely nothing gets easier as you get older! You might have to work a bit harder and see results a bit more slowly, but you will get there if you are determined.
Yes, as Anna says, well done on stopping smoking. I'm 53 and it's so much more difficult now than it was, even 10 years ago. However, as I see it now, it's not a diet as such, more a way of life and, with this in mind, I don't feel loads of pressure on me. I have been to group in the past but, due to various circumstances, was finding it difficult to continue. Was I glad though, when I came across this group! Such amazing people, offering all the advice and friendship you could ever need - with loads of recipe ideas too, so you'll never be bored.
I really hope it works out well for you, frankygirl, away from a group and, if you have any queries, someone on here will always be able to help. Good luck.
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