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Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by tamkat, 7 January 2014 Social URL.

  1. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    has anyone successfully lost weight whilst giving up smoking??
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  3. Julieee123

    Julieee123 Full Member

    I stopped smoking 3 months ago and use an electronic cigarette now. I'm addicted to it and don't miss the real fags at all. I'm losing weight slowly.

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  4. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    That's great welldone,im not sure I can do both at once :( do you have nibble on certain foods or just use the e cig for cravings?
  5. Julieee123

    Julieee123 Full Member

    Just like to add that I gave up smoking 2 years ago using patches. It lasted for 6 months but I gained 2 stone!! Stress of a new job finally made me start smoking again but I did quickly lose the 2 stone I'd gained. To me using an e cig is just like smoking so if I'm in need of a smoke I vape instead :). and it doesn't make me want to eat more either. It's the hand to mouth bit that I need and vaping stops me missing that.

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  6. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    the last time I gave up I ate everything in sight and gained 10 pound in 2 weeks,panicked as was already overweight & started smoking again ,will look into vaping as sounds like its what I need,thanks for the reply :)
  7. Julieee123

    Julieee123 Full Member

    If you're anything like me. You'll love it and won't look back. Good luck with it if you decide to try it please post back to let me know how you're getting on with it.

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  8. AllyCat123

    AllyCat123 Member

    I stopped smoking 14mths ago...originally I lost a stone as I dieted whilst quitting smoking...I have since yo-yoed and am currently 2 stone heavier than when I first quit :-(. I do however believe it is possible to quit smoking and lose weight at the same time, I found dieting helped give me something else to concentrate on and take my mind off the cravings. Good luck xx
  9. Dolly1971

    Dolly1971 Full Member

    It will be hard but if your focused and really good at sticking to things u will be fine. Just take one day at a time.
    Good luck
  10. tink2011

    tink2011 Silver Member

    I quit with tablets did slim fast at same time and lost 3 stone have been maintaining since november - can be done good luck x
  11. Cherry-Blossom

    Cherry-Blossom I CAN do this

    I'm another vaper. E cigs are brilliant as they fulfill that craving. They're a bit strange to get used to at first but once you've started you really don't want to go back. Especially as you can get lots of lovely flavours, I only know one person who's stuck with tobaco.
  12. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    thanks for replies,where is the best place to get vaping cigarettes?Can you get them in shops or is it an online thing?
  13. AllyCat123

    AllyCat123 Member

    I got mine from www.nicolites.com but I've noticed the ones that you have to put oil in yourself are very popular lately and have hundreds of flavours. They seem to sell them on most markets I've been to.

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  14. Cherry-Blossom

    Cherry-Blossom I CAN do this

    You can get them from shops or online. I'd probably say going to a shop to get your first one would be best as they'll be able to advise you on things like what strength liquid you need and what cigarette will suit you best. If you google e cigarette and where you live you should find somewhere local.
  15. AllyCat123

    AllyCat123 Member

    I got my ecig from the nicolite website but I have noticed recently that the ones were you put the oil in yourself seem to be very popular and come in hundreds of different flavours. They sell them on most markets.
  16. charlottie

    charlottie Member

    Another vaper here - I gave up ages ago but have since been on and off the cigs (usually when I've had a drink). The vapour e cigs are fantastic, I have been using mine all week and managed to stick to the diet no problem. As cherry-blossom says, they really do stop the cravings. Currently having a mix of tobacco and apple and it's lovely - couldn't recommend enough! I honestly don't think I could have done it without them, stopping smoking makes me run to the biscuit tin like there's no tomorrow!
  17. Rochelle1

    Rochelle1 Gold Member

    I stopped smoking 2 years ago, joined slimming world 2 months later and here I am. 8st 8.5lbs down and nearly at target. Do it! Lol

    oh and I used patches and read the Allen Carr easy way book
  18. missy1978

    missy1978 Big Bird

    I stopped for good two years ago in May using nicotine lozenges - best thing I ever did! Doing SW at the same time really helped as I couldn't just go mad and eat everything without going off plan so it kept me focused. When I ditched the lozenges I swapped them for fruity sugar free sweets (1.5 syns for 2 sweets from memory) and that worked really well. I think I only had one week where I gained and went on to lose 5.5 stone.

    Well done to everyone who has given up - it's so hard! x
  19. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    wow some really inspiring stories welldone all of you :) Rochelle your comment blew me away,I ordered an ecig off internet lastnight so going to try that,im scared but excited at the same time.First weigh in this morning & ive lost 4 lb despite blip at the wknd so im happy with that
  20. hedgewytch13

    hedgewytch13 Member

    I quit smoking using Champix six months into slimming world. I also went to a smoking cessation counsellor at my doctors once a week. She asked me at the beginning how much weight would I consider gaining and I told her none I would lose. And I did. I've lost a total of 5 stone now and been over a year since my last cigarette. I think my mindset is all or nothing. In my head if I continued to smoke I would have eventually gained weight again and quit the gym because I was still being unhealthy in one way instead the "new me" was a slim non smoker who goes to the gym 3 times a week. Good luck :)
  21. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    brilliant welldone :) my ecig arrived today bit unsure how to put the vaper in but hopefully get to grips with it later.You have achieved my 2 main obstacles to overcome you must be chuffed to bits xx

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