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17/06/2013 at 14:28

good result at my weight watchers weigh in lose 2lbs i put on last week plus and extra 0.5 lbs so now done to 10st 5lbs which is about a low as i want to get

running wise chicken out of the 10 miles i was thinking of doing today and  opted for 8 in the instead  got around in 1:11:27 avg pace was 8:40 but the best thing was all the splits were in the 8's so looking good for pacing my friend around  the Bristol H/M in September

19/06/2013 at 14:21

Hello All

Haven't been online here but just thought I'd show my virtual face.  Ongoing lower back problems mean running has been at a minimum, which peeves me off in a big way; also meaning that keeping off all the weight I lost in 2012 is a constant struggle.  I've mostly been hovering just under 170lbs, which I am "OK" with, but would ideally would like to get down well into the 150's again.

Hope you are all well.  Keep up the good work!

19/06/2013 at 14:38

Afternoon all

well i did 5 miles yesterday not the quickest I've covered that course but the splits were where i wants them as I’m going to pace my friend at the Bristol HM and try to get them there first sub 2hr half this will be the 3 year we had ago at it the first time out she knocked 21 minutes of her time but we missed out by 2 minutes

i put that down to the heat it was a really hot day and we both struggled and don't get me going on last year just let’s say she never try very hard and paid the price missing it by a 43 seconds but this is the year she wants a sub 4hr at Brighton next year so is in a more determined frame of mine so it's looking good

i  was going to do a gym session today but have only just got up i haven't slept this long in ages but the problem now is i will be having to think about  going  back to work soon so the gym session won't get done today so i may just walk to work for a change or even dig my bike out

JBL 3 nice to hear from you sorry the back still not right hope you can get irt fixed soon

Edited: 19/06/2013 at 14:41
19/06/2013 at 16:10

I had a bad week, don't know how managed to gain 2 lbs.. OK I do know... a few sweets after a half marathon on Sunday and an ice cream each night... Just goes to show that you can never get complacent ran 26 miles in the week and gained 2 lbs.  Weight isn't one of those things that just takes care of itself, at least not for me, I need to be on the ball 5 days out of 7 to stay on top of it weekly. 

19/06/2013 at 18:08

Down to 92kg/14st 7 so half a stone down on a few weeks ago which is nice 

20/06/2013 at 04:36

don well done you

21/06/2013 at 11:00

I've cut my food down a lot and been getting my runs in for the last 3 weeks. Haven't lost a pound. I'm massively overweight, so would have thought I'd drop some of the excess quite easily for a while. Getting fitter, but a bit gutted about the weight, although I feel like I'm toning up  a bit, losing little bits of fat here and there. Why no difference on the scales?

21/06/2013 at 11:15

Biggun sometimes at the beginning of exercise you do seem to keep the weight then it just goes in a big lump.

I know you say you've cut down a lot, but unless you actually count calories it's very difficult to actually tell if you've cut down enough. I don't want to sound disheartening.  If I was you for one week i'd try to actually calculate the calories of everything that you eat and drink... Remember to include drink I don't know if you are drinking alchohol or not, that usually has a lot of calories in it, along with things like fizzy drinks.  (Unless you go for the diet varieties).

As a ballpark, you need to drop around 3,500 calories a week from a normal amount of calories, to lose 1 lb a week on average.  So if a bloke the daily allowance is around 2,500 and for a woman 2,000 you need to drop at least 500 daily from that, so around 2000 / 1500.

It's tedious counting the calories in whatever method you want to use, but it becomes habit forming.  I lost a lot of weight via WeightWatchers (no meetings just using their app on my phone) and running.  But basically it doesn't matter how you count the calories, just count them strictly for a week. 

It's amazing the changes you can make that help.  It's tedious but hunting out good diet versions of food can make a real difference to the calorie intake.

I also found I struggled to loose much weight if I eat much bread, especially processed stuff.  All the bread we eat in our house now we make ourselves, if we don't make it, then hard luck no bread with X.  Cuts down on the amount we eat, and it's nicer stuff when we do have it. 

I'm sorry if it sounds like i'm teaching you to suck eggs... I don't meant to be, but it really is something that you need to work hard at to begin with to make a difference.  There are so many ways you think your doing ok, and find you aren't when you count all the calories up in a week.

Also don't over-estimate how many calories you are burning with running, it's also no good running really well, from a diet perspective running a great 5k and then swigging a sports drink with 500 calories in it. You would have been better off from a diet point of view watching TV and eaten an apple.

Concentrate hard for one week and see if that helps to kick start your weight loss.

Good luck!

21/06/2013 at 11:40

Appreciate that booktrunk, I'll have a go. I know I've only cut down, and not been too strict on myself. I'll start on that, I'd like to 'live the life' for a while and see what I'm capable of. As for 'sucking eggs', I'll take and be grateful for any good advice. Cheers. 

21/06/2013 at 11:49

Your welcome.

I know it's hard March 2012 I was 15st 8lbs.  I now hover between 9st 7 and 9st 13.  I know it isn't easy to loose the weight, but good luck.

When I decided to diet and take up running I got serious.  I have relaxed a lot over the last few months, but for the first six months I was very strict no sweets or chocolates at all for 6 months.  Now I have lots of treats and i stay in my range if i get near the top i then behave myself for a week drop back down etc... but the first week or two are the hardest but they really pay off.

Personally I picked payday, as i thought eating "healthily" might be more expensive, so come pay day. I threw out all sweets and chocolates, got a fruit bowl in the living room, and ever since then i've always had fresh fruit availble for if I want a nibble.  It's things like that which help a lot.  Yes the fruit has calories, but it's taking a bit of effort to eat it in the first place, and it's way healthier then processed sugar in sweats or sausage rolls, etc...

If you have a smart phone there are loads of apps out there like myfitnesspal that you can use to track calories.

EDIT: If you don't have a smart phone and want one, it's the perfect excuse to get one.

Edited: 21/06/2013 at 11:50
21/06/2013 at 12:09

*Sidles in sheepishly*

Um. Hello. It's been a while...

Been stupidly busy at work and haven't found any time to keep up with what's happening on the thread, but I'll try and track back over the last few pages to find out how you're all getting on.

I took three or four weeks off from running to allow my foot to recover (metatarsalgia). Seems OK now and I'm back running. It's worring how quickly I lost the fitness/ability to run though - it took me a week or two to get back up to 10k and I'm nowhere near my PB times. Hoping I'll be able to get back up to scratch soon.

I've also added a few lbs, which ain't good, but I'm aiming to shift them over the next month or so. Weigh day on Sunday will mark the start of the new regime!

Next up is the Llanelli 10k (Sunday week), Swansea 10k (Sept) and Cardiff Half (Oct), then nothing until the Paris Marathon in April, all being well.

Hope everyone's OK and enjoying their runs.

22/06/2013 at 10:36

That's superb what you done there booktrunk, must have changed your life massively.  I'll download that app on to my phone today. Did you come back to running or was that your first proper go at it, last year?

22/06/2013 at 16:35

word nice to see you back glad the foots better

22/06/2013 at 23:04

booktrunk, you are an inspiration! How tall are you? I'm trying to lose weight. I've been quite strict for about a month but I find it hard to sustain. Any tips? Can feel my old habits  (wine and chocolate and just too much food generally), creeping back in. I've only got about a stone to lose or stone and a half tops. I find as I get nearer to the target it's harder to keep going. I've lost 4 pounds over 4 weeks, it's just sustaining the lower calories etc that I find tough....

23/06/2013 at 14:03

Afternoon all

well after saying there was going to be no running this
weekend i didn't count wife having a different idea's so we were out the door this morning for what should have been 7 mile run  which in the end turn into 8

Edited: 23/06/2013 at 14:06
24/06/2013 at 14:16

weigh in day at my weight watchers meeting today put 1lb on from last weel so still well with in my target weight area of between 10st5ls and 10st 7.5lbs

running wise as it was such a lovely day today decided to do10 miles went OK i had decided not to look at my watch every 5 seconds and only look at the pace at the end after i had down loaded it have to say i was a little disappointed with the splits as i thought the run felt faster

24/06/2013 at 22:45

Do you log your runs in 'My Fitness Pal'? I've put my calories in at 1800 a day, but when I logged my run today, it let me have another 500 calories. I shouldn't have this extra if I want to lose weight, should I?

Edited: 24/06/2013 at 22:54
25/06/2013 at 11:45

Biggun no stick to what Booktrunk has said that half the problem we run get hungry and then eat more than we need and the weight goes no were

26/06/2013 at 00:21

Booktrunk, looks like you done similar to what I need to do, weight loss wise, and you've done what I'd like to with my running. Where do you stand on zero carb protein powders?

26/06/2013 at 16:14

Afternoon all

Well just a little 3 miles for me today have to say it was nice down here again today so just chucked on a t-shirt, shorts and a pair of running shoe was out the door and home again in roughly 25 minutes as i didn't even bother taking my Garmin today

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