Weight loss name and shame (or congratulate!)

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18/10/2010 at 17:11

Quote Mel"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!"

I like that idea very very much!

18/10/2010 at 17:17
I bought new jeans today - a 36 inch waist! I was a 44 in January! I love running!
18/10/2010 at 19:37

Mark - v v impressive

 I weighed 13st 1 lb today after my long run so thats the benchmark.  Looking to lose a stone by xmas.  Will weigh self weekly after long run.

18/10/2010 at 19:41

Well done Mark - that's great.

I'm not sure I want to run 9 miles everytime I fancy having a chip barm.  I'll be fat, but about 3 inches shorter

xxx

18/10/2010 at 20:08
Evening allManaged huff and puff a slow 5 miler today took me 52 minutes so very pleased
18/10/2010 at 22:45

Hi all, just checking in, good to hear that lots have got out there for a run today.  Perfect conditions again tonight, not too cold and no wind to speak of where I am.  I'm not looking forwards to the Wednesday weigh in this week as I don't think I'll have lost anything but we'll see.

Following from the discussion about cinnamon and grapefruit I have read that turmeric and chilli are also supposed to help speed up your metabolism.  If that's not a good reason to cook up a big curry then what is??!

18/10/2010 at 23:43

I think i've heard that about coffee as also, because of the caffeine. It's supposed to improve your (running) performance as well.

Had a long lunch and cemented week 5 with a 2nd run. I love flexi-time. It seems so good to be in an office one minute and running around a nature reserve the next, when everyone else is at work (or should be, how dare they invade my public space). I hope I've lost a bit today as well, I had a reasonable weekend overall but today I've eaten better (roast Chicken with lots of veg) and just the one pint. I weigh in every day but have a weekly bet with my sister, so Tuesday mornings are more important.

My winter goal is to run 6 miles a couple of times in the week, increasing that gradually on a long Sunday run and have an easy 3 mile jog home from work on Mondays. I think the lifestyle will naturally evolve around that as a routine.

19/10/2010 at 08:36

 got on scales and have stayed the same  and i thought i was doing so well too.....it's all those little things. a square a chocolate. a fairy cake (or 3). glass of wine. banana cake. crikey! i was lucky not to put on! So it's time to start writing it all down from now.

One cup coffe, white 2 sweetners, 1 glass beetroot juice, duly noted!

And i shall run 5 miles today and try and speed up. Mr T is coming out too so that will make me quicker!

Zara i have too many bad photos so i've no need to join Mel there!

Mark mega news on the trousers

Andrew perhaps i should get back on the scales after todays run. I'm always less then. or is that cheating?

Waves to Jess and Toby

Puffin it's vegetable curry for tea then

JB hope it was good news for you this morning

19/10/2010 at 08:58

Julia dont worry too much I stayed the same too! Although you tried alot harder than me this week. Sometimes it just happens like that, however don't forget muscle weighs more than fat!!

Toby well done - I intend to do a gentle 3 or 4 miles with my eldest son tonight (my 2nd run in a week, actually 2 and half years)

Good luck to everyone else - keep going! 

19/10/2010 at 09:40

Well done Mark

JT but stick at it, you know that slow progress is the best. Can I just say to beetroot juice!!

19/10/2010 at 09:51

I've given up weighing myself for about a year now, I used to get too depressed when I weight more than I thought I should.

In 2004 I weighted over 24 stone, and to cut a VERY long, ugly and messy story short, I lost circa 10 stone, and have been around and about that for a few years now.

I just can't continue beating myself up by getting depressed and dispondent when I have gain a lb or 2, and now use the "do my clothes still fit" as a guide, lifes to short to be a slave to the scales.

I've also come to accept that, no matter what I weight, I'll still be, in my head, 24 stone.

Its nice to read all the happiness in this thread that losing weight gives people, but it also makes me sad to think that "we" are a slave to the "number", and its a lifelong, and futile (at least for me) experiance.

Anyway, enough from Captian bring-down!!!!

19/10/2010 at 10:15

Bum! Forgot to weigh myself last night! So I'll assume for now I'm still 212lb (15st 2lb). I did remember to look at my weight spreadsheet. Turns out I've been keeping track since Oct 2001 and at my lightest (Sep 2002) I was 192lb (13st 10lb). So that's  going to be my target for now - to lose 20lbs.

JT - you shouldn't be surprised to see me here! It would be a good idea to get Mrs Wm to measure me so I can check on inches lost as well as lbs. She has trouble keeping her hands off me anyway <he says casually ..> Sorry to hear you didn't lose anything this week.

Zara - I'm glad you like the idea of a photo. I think you see yourself in the mirror and can kid yourself about what you are seeing .. but a photo is somehow a bit different.

Mark - impressive shrinking waist you have there!

Andrew - my Sunday morning weigh-in used to be the 'best' time for me! I used to eat early on a Saturday as I regularly went for a swim and sauna in the evening. Then I would weigh myself first thing Sunday before breakfast.

JBinT - I do 'earlies' every 4th week and am home by 3pm. So it's nice to be able to run sometimes when its not dark.

Danowat - I only use the scales as a guide. As you'll have gathered, I'm more interested in what I look like (currently seeing a large middle-age spread) and how my clothes are fitting (have trousers that are currently too tight) than what I weigh.

*waves* to everyone else ..

19/10/2010 at 11:29

Good Morning everyone, just thought I would look in to see how everybody is getting on.

Cutting out all the crappy food during the week, eating things like nuts, oatcakes, ricecakes and extra fruit.  It worked a treat last week and before my run on friday I was down to 13st 6lbs.  Unfortunately I ruined it by having about 8 pints of lager, cooked breakfast and then buffet food in the evening on saturday.  Got back on the scales last night and surprise surprise back up just over 13st 9lbs.

I would have thought by me doing over 40 miles running last week and being really good about what I eat might mean for just one day I could be bad but NO!!

7.3 miles in around 55 mins last night, had to stop to help a foreign trucker who was lost trying to find the Coca cola building in Foots Cray.

Keep up the good work everyone

19/10/2010 at 12:49
Danowat - That's just how I feel!!

1 1/2 years ago I weighted 25 stone, I decided to join a gym to get fitter and be able to run around with my daughter.

Starting at the gym I felt very self concious and could barely manage 10min on the bike! Over the months I persevered and slowly graduated up through the cross trainer to the treadmill.

I know weigh 15 1/2 stone, and regularly run between 6 & 10 miles. I completed my first 10k in a sub 1hr time, and have a few more races shortly. I'm also back playing rugby after far to long on the sidelines.

........BUT.....

As crazy as it sounds I too still think of myself as 25 stone! I have embraced the 'do my clothes fit' method as I would go in to days (or weeks) of depression if I put on as much 2 pound!

I would still like to lose another stone or so, but I know deep down if and when I lose that I'll still wanna lose a bit more!
19/10/2010 at 12:54

I find my weight does fluctuate by about 3 lbs and I can lose that much on a run so you'll lose that in no time.

 Resting today after 10 slow miles yesterday, gym tomorow lunch time.

 Getting a bit sick of chicken wraps and need to avoid too much of my sons birthday cake tonight!

19/10/2010 at 13:27

Glad to see everyone is hanging in there.  It is a long and slow process.

I'm away this weekend for my folks golden wedding anniversary do.  They are actually having a lunch instead of a dinner, so that will certainly mean that I won't eat as much.  Someone will also have to drive, so I think I will volunteer as that way will limit my booze consumption!

On the good side, they live out of town so got some quiet roads to run around, so looking forward to that.  My dad (ex marathon runner now in his 70s) may end up joining me if I'm really lucky.

With all that in mind I will weigh myself on Friday, not been quite a week but then I'll get an idea of if my hard work is paying off.

On a side note, I find it interesting that some of you folks still feel like you are bigger when you have lost weight.  My problem is the opposite.  I always think I'm quite slim until I see the reflection in the mirror or photograph.  Then I'm completely gobsmacked.

C xx

19/10/2010 at 13:32

Hello! Can I join you?

Bit of history - I'm a serial dieter. Although, I've never been back to my heaviest weight, which was 17 and half stone  . About 8 years ago I joined a gym and got down to about 12 stone. It crept back up slowly, and I had a baby, back up to about 15. Reigned it in back down to about 13 stone, and have been up and down a stone ever since. I'm currently 14 stone exactly, having lost half a stone over the last 5 weeks or so. 

I'm 5' 10"  and my target is between 12 and 12st 5.  Any less than that and I look flippin awful!  I am currently just counting calories, aiming for about 1500 a day, give or take some depending on exercse. I'm running, doing a bit of swimming once a week, and trying to work on my core muscles (doing the plank!!) and on strengthening my legs (doing squats and lunges etc). 

My running history is similarly up and down. Started a few years ago but I have been stopping and starting with injuries (plantar fasciitis which I still have, albeit very very slightly now - it's manageable with stretching and massage) and a leg/knee thing which also seems to have resolved as long as I'm careful. I'm currently running a few times in the week (between 2 and 3 miles - which I'm hoping to improve on) and one longer run at the weekend (just over 4 miles last weekend). I'm aiming at doing a 10k at the end of this year, and maybe even a HM next year.

 So yeah - that's me! Historically I tend to be good at weight loss, and very bad at maintaining it. I'm very all-or-nothing - and I need too learn how to be in the middle. I'm not great at moderation, but I'm learning! I either have brilliant willpower, or none at all, and I have a terrible weakness for junk food (hence the previous heft!). 

I'm weighing myself once a week (well..trying to to get hung up on it!) - on a Monday. And any buddies, tips, general motivation and laughs along the way would be lovely

x

19/10/2010 at 17:20

Hi all, what's happened to the weather today - suddenly pouring down just as I'm getting ready to gom out for my run!!! 

Naughty chocolate bar for me at lunch but hopefully tonight's interval session should work that off.

Len - welcome aboard, know what you mean about the all or nothing, and don't you find that once you've had one bad thing it's really hard to stop yourself ditching the diet for the rest of the day?

19/10/2010 at 18:59

Slowsal =   ha ha - that made me laugh. 

JT - Hope you're OK  - I know how disheartening it is to feel you've deprived yourself of treats or worked harder and there is no change.  I've not changed to a few months now, but I'm desperately trying to be positive and think well at least it's not gone back up.  Keep at it, keep your chin up (or in my case, my three chins up - ha ha) and it ill all pay off in the end.

Everyone else - hope you're all doing well.  Well done anyway

Just about to sit and watch some telly whilst nibbling on a stick of celery!

xxx

19/10/2010 at 19:05

First 8 min continuous run....and inspite of the rain )! though got completely soaked and looked a sight when I got back into the house - luckily did not peer into any rearview mirrors along the way, otherwise would have been mortified - a red face and hair plastered to the scalp is not a good look on any day!

Gareth - know the feeling. Was once 11 st (currently 15 st 5) and never felt "thin". I think that the lack of feeling "thin" possibly contributed to the weight creeping back up again. This time I am throwing all my old clothes out as soon as they start to feel loose - that way I will have to keep my weight down to fit into any clothes at all + adapting Mels strategy of using photographs of self during weight loss.

Jamie - I feel for you! 40 miles of running a week  - I would have thought that would allow you to eat "treats" most days. Hopefully it will come of just as easily this week.

Btw does anyone know what is a good time to aim for a first 5K? Once I regularly get to running/plodding around for 30 mins, I want to increase speed, but I need a target time to focus on.

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