A place to declare your weekly results
I have only lost 6lb in 5 months .Am a bit fat and need to get on track too. Can I join in?
toby3 wrote (see)
Jon Boy again welcome where do you get the point system from
If you're like me you pinch your sisters old Weight Watcher books. But you can either join a group or if your shy do it on-line.
I found it helped in getting my head around the impact of what I was eating and doing. It also doesn't give you any hiding place, you can't think 'well it's only one slice of cake' or a few pints because when you add up your points and see what it really means. I think it's also good in getting you to cook the meals from scratch. I found you get so much more satisfying meals when you do this as they tend to be bulked out with veg.
Right I'm out to restart week 5 on the beginners prog. It looks a brilliant day to be running.
Still managing to be healthy, woke up with a rumbling belly this morning which is a good sign, had porridge for breakfast (is that a halo? or do i look like Norman Wisdom??)
Sluggish Wonder well done on your 2lb, fantastic. and for running 6 miles, many people could not even walk that far.
Sal hope middle HL feels better. Weighing everything you eat will also help.
Waves to Jess, fancy meeting you here!
Hello and waves to everyone else, sorry i haven't time to repl to everyone, off to make beef stew (and loads of veg) for tea, then out for a country walk as rest day from running today
John Boy - it is a brilliant day to be out running, but completely dead on my feet after an interval training session yesterday, so will try to make it a day where I eat healthily and go out for a nice walk in the sunhsine.
Corrah - you are right, one day at a time it is. I don't have a choice but to pass those shops on my cool down walk back to the house.....)
Sluggish wonder - absolutely fantastic to hear you did 6 miles and lost 2 lb! I started out running 30 sec a few months ago, and trying my first 2K this week, and you give me hope . You must feel absolutely great!
wow Mark -well done
Zara Wood wrote (see)
It was but i found it a bit challenging. Horrendous and fantastic at the same time. I was glad to stop and pick up dog poo for a few seconds (It was my dogs I'm not weird). But I'm back to w5, 8min run + 2min walk x 3. I've got back some focus since returning to running. I find it goes hand in hand.
Julia - Porridge is great. I always feel so good all morning afterwards, like my stomach is happy. I've started to sprinkle it with cinnamon, which I think I read somewhere it helps regulate glucose levels and stops crashing, but is actually just nice.
Today isn't going to be totally saintly for me, but I've had a good dinner (roasted my 1st chicken with loads of veg). I'll pop over the road for the pub quiz tonight, but I think as long as you limit the damage you can enjoy a treat. I think it's a matter of enjoying the nice things in smaller but better quality measures and relishing them all the more for it.
Lovely afternoon for running, it was actually quite warm in the sunshine so I had a gallop across the crountryside and am shortly going to start on the roast for tonight's supper . Mmmm the talk of porridge has actually made me glad it's autumn, I stop having it in the summer as it makes me too hot but there's nothing better on a cold morning. I like to add flaked almonds and strawberry jam.
Zara - how did the 2k go?
Jon Boy - there's really nothing like the feeling of your fitness coming back again, well done for getting back out there.
Puffin 1 - 2 K is this Thursday, am psyching myself up for that one. I am just starting week 6 on couch to 5K, 8 min x 1 + 5 min x 2, but its the thought of running it all non-stop thats worrying me a bit.
Jon Boy - I find the first five minutes of the warm up session the most horrendous, till both my mind and body decide to sync and accept that I am going to run -you sound like you are on the c to 5K plan too?
Bloomin fairy cakes, why did i have to make them? Still we had a lovely walk through some woods today
Zara I get so fed up with Health Food shops selling such lovely things that are so high in calories........ flapjack, yoghourt raisins to name but 2 It won't make you feel any better but the warm-up is always bad, it never gets easier whether you run half a mile or 26 but at least if you know that then you're prepared? A great deal of running is in the mind, you CAN do it, if you tell yourself that and take it slowly you will make it easily.
Mark you've done fantastic, you have every reason to be proud.
Jon i've heard about cinamon too, i must try it as i will confess to a dribble of golden syrup this morning..... but as you say, in moderation, and i am planning a really long run later in the week. (glad to hear it was your dogs poo by the way!)
Puffini'm enjoying the autumn feeling too, it smelt like fireworks and bonfires this evening. A good time for soups and stews
Welcome Stu, the more the merrier
Waves back to Julie T and Toby 3
I'll have to start first thing tomorrow morning considering I've just indulged in a chip barm! Ran 9 miles today (furthest I've ever done) and felt fine when I got back. Half way home from my friends, I was suddenly ravenous - so stopped for a cheeky chippy!
I'll start tomorrow morning
Hope everyone is well
I could do with some chips at the mo Jess Got stinkin' cold and cannot think of low fat comfort food-lol
Julia -I am definately for everything in moderation. My aim is to eat around the same but move more outside of my running
Zara and Julia - Julia is spot on about the warm up, no matter how long you run the first 10 mins of each session are always the hardest until you get warmed up. You just have to push through and it will feel brilliant. Zrar - once you've done the 2k once you wont look back!!
Jess - well done on your first 9 miler.
Zara Wood wrote
I like the fact that your mind can overcome your body. I think it's one of the things I love about running the belief that you can overcome, despite the evidence.
I'm doing the beginner prog on the RW. 0-30min. I don't think it matters though as long as you lace them up.
Julia T wrote (see)
Jon i've heard about cinnamon too, i must try it as i will confess to a dribble of golden syrup this morning..... but as you say, in moderation, and i am planning a really long run later in the week. (glad to hear it was your dogs poo by the way!)
I've heard good thinks about the power of grapefruit as well.
No run this morning as middle child still poorly
Finally remembered to weigh myself yesterday - 10 st 12 so 1 lb gone
LOL at the chip barm Jess
Well done Sluggish Wonder
Struggling with the eating in moderation bit - will try harder this week
I shall be joining you on here as I'm another who needs to lose weight - I could do with losing at least 1.5 stone (if not more!).
I've actually been tracking my weight for about 5 years now and was 13st 10lb at one point in the past. Nowadays I am around 15st 3lb. I say 'around' as I've just been away for a few days. Which meant too much rich food, the odd drink or two and not enough fresh fruit or vegetables. So I don't know what my actual weight is at the moment. I always used to weigh myself on a Sunday morning so will stick to that routine. But I will probably jump on the scales later to check on where things stand at the moment and how much damage has been done! I don't see the need to weigh myself any more than once a week as I know weight can fluctuate so much from day to day.
Like everyone else I know there is no magic to this weight loss lark - you either need to consume less calories or burn more. I'm hoping now I am back running after an ankle injury, the 'burn more' side of things will improve. Its the 'consume less' side that I find more difficult (it's Mrs WM's fault for cooking such nice meals!). The one thing I am aware of is that if I get back into my running - and manage to clear enough room in my garage for the weight training bench as well - there's a possibility of putting on muscle which weighs more. But I won't be kidding myself about that - its just something else to be aware of. In the past I took a photo of myself (not for public consumption!) so that I could do a before & after comparison. Something tells me I need to do the same thing now so I have an up-to-date 'before' picture!
Jess we'll let you off, you had a spare 1000 cals or so
Stu hope you're feeling better today <<<hands tissue>>>>
Waves to Puffin
Hmm Jon, i like grapefruits. Also green tea is supposed to speed up the metabolism. not so keen on that tho
Lobes at least you are here confessing and not pretending it didn't happen. Have one of these for being honest
Sal fantastic at your 1lb, wishing you HL better soon
Waves to Mel, fancy seeing you here Is it worth getting Mrs Mel to measure you so you can also check on inch loss? (steady, i can sense rude thoughts entering peoples heads here.....)
I am weighing tomorrow, first thing, naked, after a wee........fingers crossed, i think i've had a good week and am hoping for a pound.
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