The book I read is "the easy way to stop smoking" by Allen Carr. Now please understand that I smoked 60 cigs a day for 30 years (I am 49 now) - and I was petrified to even contemplate stopping.
I would panic at the thought of not having a smoke first thing in the morning, with my Cappuccino, after a meeting, at my computer etc.
Half way through the book, which took me 3 hours to read, I knew I was going to stop, had no fear (zero) and couldn't wait to get to the end of the book so that I could stop (as per the book's instructions).
Well, it was the easiest thing I have ever done to the extent that, one year later, I cannot believe I used to smoke.
I was reluctant to state which book I read as I did not want to be seen as promoting a product - but then Frosty Lady mentioned the book first!!!
Good luck if you are going down that road!! www.allencarrseasyway.com
Hi Frosty Lady
Thank you so much for the encouragement. I agree that keeping the weight off is harder than the stopping smoking!! However I was so disciplined with my nutrition and exercise, that to not lose a single centimeter around my waist has been demoralizing.
I am pinning my hopes on the fact that my natural metabolism slowed to nothing because it had nicotine to do the job for it for 30 years, and that with the 2 month drug programme it'll get the kick start it needs.
I am not worried about my weight - just centimeters around my belly! Judging from your graph, Frosty Lady, you not only lost weight and centimeters, but have successfully kept it off! So that's great!
The only way I can rationalize this whole process to ensure that the weight stays off, is to accept that my daily diet and exercise regime are part of a new lifestyle that will not change.
Thank you so much for the good wishes.