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22/08/2012 at 12:04

Hello everyone,

-3 lbs this week. Not sure how, as i've eaten a bit more then usual but slowly upping the milage and doing some walking as well. Ran 35+ km, and walked 15 km+.

Total -54 in 22 weeks.  Only .5 lb away from loosing 25% of my bodyweight from March this year, and 2 lbs away from 4 stone loss.  Ghod it's worth it I have so much more energy, and am getting so many compliments at work.  I've been very dull hardly going out and stuff, but I just feel so much better so worth it.

22/08/2012 at 12:34

That's excellent booktrunk. I've lost around half a stone since getting back into my running and i too find i have more energy and generally don't feel sluggish at work or out and about.

My next weigh in will be friday, however I do say ''Fit first, fat second''....the weight loss is necessary but also so is my fitness and overall health.


Keep at it.

22/08/2012 at 13:38

well the gym sessions not going to happen got up to late will have to do it tomorrow or may count the 3 mile walk home this morning as training done

22/08/2012 at 21:04
Evening, folks,

Good work Booktrunk and Paul T. Doesn't being lighter and fitter make a real difference to your sense of well being? I also agree with 'fit first fat second' - but I think the two go hand in hand. I'm struggling to lose weight but I'm looking thinner, more toned and I'm a smaller waist size - all down to running changing my shape I think.

Went out for a ten miler this evening, which felt really comfortable. It also gave me an excuse to indulge at the chippy...
23/08/2012 at 09:21
Hi Toby , words linger n everyone. Yes I feel do much better about myself, cannot explain it really, as I am still the same "me" if you know what I mean.

I am still loud, sweary, and a bit of a bossy bitch.

Took a sneak peak on the scales today, and I'm there only needed to loose a bit not official until my Wednesday weigh in, but I've now lost 25% of my body weight -54.5 lbs in just over 5 months. I was 15st 8, and today 11st 9.4

People say they cannot recognise me now. Size 22/24 down to a size 12 love diet and love the running even more.
23/08/2012 at 11:10

Booktrunk - you have done amazing, well done, be very proud of yourself

Not been on for a while hope you are all good and running loads

I have been running loads but just not putting the long runs in  which is not good considering I have Lake Vyrnwy HM on 9th Sept  panicking a tad  going to attempt to get a long one over the weekend

Hoping to maybe get a holiday booked in the next few days, probably Fuerteventura for a week early October  OH can windsurf to his hearts content while I sunbathe, read and run of course

Maybe booking a holiday might push me to lose those couple of pounds to get under 10 stone  I know I know still not done it

24/08/2012 at 09:09

Another 3lbs gone this week for me. So 10 in total since getting back into my running.

I keep telling myself how much faster/easier my routes will be when I'm another 40-50lbs lighter.  

24/08/2012 at 11:55

 +2bls for me this week 

24/08/2012 at 12:03

Don't be to hard on yourself Toby, i'm sure our weight fluctuates quite a bit weekly so its best to concentrate on the overall trend.

24/08/2012 at 17:43

Afternoon all

Perfect running weather down here today overcast and cool should have done 13 miles but for the first time in weeks the run felt easy

 i had already decided to run the route i use when training for Brighton as the first 9 miles takes you away from home which i thought was a good idea as i have struggled at the end of the last few runs and the route i normally use takes me to close to home and the temptation to knock it on the head if it was going badly would be to great

I got to mile 10 and as i still felt alright in myself instead of turning for home decided to run along the docks and come back that way thinking it was about the same distance which proved to b e a sight miss calculation on my part as by the time i got to the end of the docks i had done 11.5 and it was still about 2 miles from home

any way run was still feeling good buy the time i got to mile 13.5 but to get home from there meant going up a steep hill which to be honest i didn’t fancy so came back the slightly longer way through our local woods which is flatter and finishing at the bottom of a path that i use as a stopping point on my 8 miles runs as it leads up and out of the woods and comes out more or less at the bottom of my road i use the walk as a cool down

in the end i ended up doing 15 miles the whole thing took 2:27:14 with an Avg pace of 9:46 which i was pleased about as i was aiming to keep the pace in the 9,s hand one disappointing 11m/m don’t know what happen there

out with the O/H tomorrow to keep her company as she has 12 to do

Paul thanks for that but to be honest i seem to get to about 12st 4lbs and then really struggle to get any lower

25/08/2012 at 10:57

Just back in from an 11 miler which, if I'm honest, I didn't really enjoy. I think it was just one of those runs when nothing seems to go right. I struggled to find my comfortable pace, cramped up in my left leg a couple of times, had a stitch, and basically just grumbled my way around tthe route.

Still, it's done, and that means there's only one more run left this week - tomorrow's 20 mile plod...

Paul - congrats on the weight loss.

Booey - you'll be fine for the HM, and I bet booking the holiday really does spur you on to shift those last few lbs.

Toby - have you thought about mixing up your trianing a bit with some high intensity workouts? Fartleks and sprint training is supposed to shock the body into burning more calories, isn't it? Not that I've ever done it, but it may give you that boost you're looking for.

Weigh day tomorrow, but not expecting great things. Oh, and my Berlin Marathon race number and info came through yesterday. 36 days now... gulp.

26/08/2012 at 18:18

Evening all

Well what a wonderful day for a run just back after going out with the O/H on her LSR she had 11 to today so we decided to use our 3 mile loop around the docks as it a nice run with plenty of toilets available

we started off really well and she was maintaining the walk 5 run 5 that she intends to use for Brighton really well and so we decided that as the day was just about perfect and it was a bank holiday which meant plenty of rest time that we would try 13.1 miles as she running the Cricklade H/M in October to see if she could do the distance and give her that mental boost of knowing she could

happy to report the 13.1 miles was achieved in a time of 3:30:03 with an Avg pace of 15:5 m/m which is a vast improvement on last week’s 10 mile run which only had an Avg pace of 17:10 m/m and she managed to keep up her run 5 walk 5 all the time

26/08/2012 at 18:34
Toby that is brilliant congrats to your OH.

I did similar my first 15 miler today.
27/08/2012 at 06:49

booktrunk and to you on your 15 mile's

27/08/2012 at 10:12

157.5lbs this morning, pretty happy with that.  16 miles for me on Saturday morning, longest run to date; intended on a pace of arounf 9:45-10:00 per mile, but really had a spring in my step and ended up with an average of 9:15 per mile.  Last 3 miles hurt quite a bit, but I kept my pace constant, so very pleased.

Headed up Slieve Donard on Sunday, the weather was fine, a great wee dander, and magnificent views at the summit.

27/08/2012 at 19:27

Finally got below 12st, now 11st 12lb and now I've started C25K at long last I'm hoping to be well below 11st by Christmas. Oink!

27/08/2012 at 20:07

Hi all

I can't remember the last time I posted but it seems like months ago! Lots of excellent running going on as well which is good news for everybody concerned. I had two weeks holiday during the olympics during which I did a bit of running but lots of eating and drinking and managed to put on 1/2 stone. I'm pleased to say that all of that bar one pound has now gone again. I managed 10.5 miles this morning but it was a real stryggle and I actually stopped before I reached home due to stomach cramps.

Keep up the good work all.


28/08/2012 at 12:30

Booked a holiday  Fuerteventura 4th October for a week  right on the beach behind the windsurfing rental, OH very happy  cant wait

Still no LSR  did 6.2 miles Sat and 5 miles Mon, HM a week on Sunday  

29/08/2012 at 15:08

Can this country get any wetter?

Anyhow, I seem to have forgotten to post since my 11 miler on Saturday, Did 16 miles on Sunday in 2hrs 40ish, but again I really didn't enjoy it. Too warm, too achy, and too much time grumbling at myself.

On the plus side, I did lose 2lbs last week.

Did an easy 5 miles yesterday, and have another 6 in mind for this evening.

Booey: good news re the holiday; hope you get your LSR in soon!

JLB, Miss Piggy and Gary: congrats on your weight-related successes! JLB - what's Slieve Donard like to walk up? Quite fancy having a crack sometime next year.

Toby: congrats to your OH. Ditto to Booktrunk on the 15 miler!



29/08/2012 at 19:44
Hello all, thought I'd join the thread as I like the motivation it provides. Currently running 45 - 50 miles a week, I had lost 27lb since 30 May 12 but have been away in France for 2 weeks. Still suffer with the pig outs from time to time which I would definitely like to stop. Any ideas?
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