Last year I found out I had slightly high cholesterol and triglyceride so I started eating right and exercising resulting in a loss of 25 pounds and great improvement in my blood work within 6 months. Then I quit smoking 13 weeks ago and gained back 15 pounds!! I’m not happy about this at all! I am back to exercising and improving my diet again (I slacked off once I hit my goal weight and kept it stable), but two weeks in and I feel like it’s more difficult to move the scale. I have actually not lost 1 single pound!! I know it’s only 2 weeks so far, but has anyone else experienced a gain that was more difficult to lose as a non smoker? Is it just in my head? Am I making excuses for myself...again?