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9 years ago 0 CausticCat 1 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Oh great, just great

Hi Kat,
Saw your post and instantly related.  
When I quit it took about 1-2 days and then my ankles, fingers, knees, etc. all started ballooning up.  I ended up putting on about 10 pounds in 4 days!  (sigh)  I took it on board that this was because I quit smoking and decided that I would continue on.
By the end of my second week I was a virtual sponge and seemingly destined to stay that way, well, that's how it felt.  I thought, Ok, just be sensible and watch what I eat and keep plodding on but obviously if it got worse I would have no choice but to go to the doctor.  I wore looser clothes and tried as best as I could to just put it out of my mind.  I had water tablets in the medicine cabinet but I really hate taking those things.  Again, I decided this was the least of my worries right now and focused on other things like breathing, being able to run up the steps and not being winded, you know, look at all the good things going on instead of focusing on that one thing.
About 3 days ago I started wee-ing for England.  Suddenly my shoes felt loose, my fingers were not sausages and I felt light as a feather!  I stood on the scale (hadn't really done that since I had noticed the 10 pound jump weeks ago) much to my surprise I had lost all of the weight!  I was thrilled to say the least.
Of course we are all different but the water will go, just in its own time.  Your body is going through a lot of changes right now, so it's reactions to those changes are unique to you.  
Let your body heal, keep an eye on things, of course, but I suppose my point is, just relax.  The body does what it has to do to repair even if we don't understand what or why it is doing it.
Stick with it, a little water weight isn't enough of a reason to go back to wheezing and coughing not to mention the miriad of other problems smoking has caused.
Hope this helps a little knowing you aren't the only one.  :)


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My Quit Date: 8/15/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 20
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 500
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Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 7 Mins: 19 Seconds: 32