or is it just me!
Rebecca, with 3 kids under 5, thats 3 pregnancies very close together. I think that if you make it out for a run, you should pat yourself on the back. Good time management and well done for doing something for yourself.
I have 3 kids, the youngest is 7, and I work and finding 'me' time is not always easy, but im getting better at it. I went through the 10 years in track trouseurs, and put weight on. My first 10k, a charming child yelled out to the man I was about to cross the line with, 'beat the fat lady'.
I was a real mixture of emotions. I had just run the furthest in my life, but insulted all in the same moment. It did though spur me on. No more reward food for having run.
If you lose weight slowly Rebecca you will get there. Ive struggled with alcohol and that was where a lot of my calories came from for years. Really didnt care that much if I ate, as long as I could drink. We all have different demons to fight.
Well done Sprinkletoes, 5 stone is a wonderful acheivement! Bet you can run further than all your friends too.
With 3 under 5's just getting out the door is an acheivement. I have a 4 year old who has special needs and is hard work. I've spent the last three years in trackie bottoms too with hair in various stages of unwashedness and a house like a pigsty. All these things conspire to make you feel awful about yourself but don't let them....
I've had my fair share of comments from kids too but I invested in an ipod so I couldn't hear them.... My favourite was at the Race for Life (one of my favourites races because I know I won't come in last) when some teenager yelled at her mum to 'get past the fat girl'. I was actually chuffed to be called a girl!
Yeah, 5st lost is good but I've been down this road before. Losing it is easy but keeping it off is another story altogether... I treat myself with non food rewards for every stone eg, leg waxes, perfume, new clothes, and for the last one a garmin 205!!
It's NOT A CRIME to be a busy, frazzled, overweight mum - see your running as a sanctuary and HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH.
Crikey I had no idea what a boost this thread would give when I first posted in it. Thank you all for your positive comments and for sharing your stories and making me feel less alone!
It seems there are a lot of us in a similar position. I have to say when I heard that comment during that RFL I did think I would show them - I can be fiesty sometimes, lol. Since then I have almost dropped a size in trousers, which is SUCH a good feeling. I'm 5ft 10 so I hide my weight quite well but now I have the thing where for the first time in my life the bottom half is toning up and the upper half isn't... thinking of adding swimming back into my routine if I can fit it in. I always used to be a size lower up top but now it's kind of going the other way...
sprinkletoes I think you are amazing to have lost 5st. I hope that the running will help you keep it off, although I know how hard it is... I'm never going to stop myself liking food
Thanks again everyone, there are some lovely people on here and it's really been lovely since I've joined getting to know you all.
As someone said at the end of one of the articles in RW this month, "waddle on friends"! (I love that!)
You never have to stop liking food, you just need to change your relationship with food.
I think its tough to be comfortable in your own body, no matter what size you are, but what it boils down to is YOU need to be happy with yourself, forget anyone else, if you want to change, you can, if not, stay as you are and embrace it.
Keeping weight off, and stopping losing weight is hard, maintaining weight is probably tougher than losing it, which is why I strongly believe diets do not work, but a life long lifestyle change.
My story was there for all to read in RW last month, I strongly believe that anyone can do exactly what I did, but I also strongly believe I'll always be a fat guy trapped in a slimmer frame!!!
Oops, sorry, am fighting my 7 month old for the keyboard!!!
Well done spinkletoes, 5 stone loss is fantastic.
HTF, you're certainly not a lardarse at 9 stone
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