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13/01/2013 at 21:29

Shall we slap her?

13/01/2013 at 21:31

Spence, that is - we've already slapped Yums's sister (who should be locked in a room with Spence's sister and Tubs mum)

13/01/2013 at 21:31
Might help!
13/01/2013 at 21:38


Bleedin' Nora it was freezing out there today - nothing between Siberia and us so marshalling on an exposed coast for more than 3 hours was not much fun at all - I had 6 layers on the top half + cross country ski salopettes + knee high socks + fur lined boots, scarf, hat, gloves, windproof marshal vest and I still froze..........

However there was plenty nice lycra on show  which made it all worth while

I refuse to contemplate what the temp was with the wind chill factor added - I just know that "brass monkeys" probably covers it   Still over 100 indivs and teams turned out for 2.25 miles road run / 9 mile off road MTB bike / 4.5 mile XC run and most came back absolutely black from head to toe which is always gratifying

13/01/2013 at 21:39


M...eldy    pirate
13/01/2013 at 21:39

Spence, just dont do it.   Easy as   

Think of us each time you go in to grab a gobfull, if thats not motivation then I dont know what is !

Pippi, I have a feeling we may need a bigger room  !!

M...eldy    pirate
13/01/2013 at 21:40

That bike looks a little deflated 

13/01/2013 at 21:41


13/01/2013 at 21:43

it was one of many meldy - also some snapped chains and ruined derailleur but most people took it in good heart - several who had to bail from the bike due to mechanicals took their numbers off and did the run anyway

M...eldy    pirate
13/01/2013 at 21:46

I see you have perfected the art of uploading as well 

13/01/2013 at 21:55

Oh I haven't finished yet - why stop at boring your family with photos when you can bore the whole word

3 more to follow including one very cold marshal you might just recognised  who of course is only the shape she appears due to the layers of clothing!!

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13/01/2013 at 22:16
Looks like great fun there podds, well done you!

Spence, i left slimminng world before christmas after taking nearly a year (which, bear in mind, costs about ??250) to lose a stone. Bought the paul mckenna book and cd for ??2.87 from amazon and haven't stuffed my face since... Also not weighed myself and stopped worrying about it, but now dropped a dress size... Worth a try of summat cheap first i reckon, but do what you need to!
13/01/2013 at 22:22
Ooh might have a lookie at the book, cheers Daffs
13/01/2013 at 23:06

On the other hand I lost 3st 5lb with Slimming World last year.......horses for courses!  There again running round a course LIKE a horse would probably lose you some weight and gain you some marathon training too.  Willpower is THE best slimming aid but like running sometimes you just need outside help for motivation whatever that may be for you.

(climbs off soapbox, then on again, then off again, then on again, then off again, repeat as necessary)

Yums, sorry to hear that your sister apparently still has behavioural problems.  You have done everything possible to hold out the olive branch and you can do no more.  

Podds, wow you are a hero! Marshalling is a hero's job anyway but in that cold, wow! The competitors look like they enjoyed it because of the mud rather than despite it. 

14/01/2013 at 06:57

that looks like a proper race, Podds - did you arrange extra mud just for fun ? And well done you for standing there for so long - watching kiddy poofball for half that time frozzes me to the bone

LOL at your soap box and hoss work out, FP SW certainly worked for you but as others have said, its about what works for each person - wasn't it Paul Mc that suggested people imagine awful things in their trigger foods - like pubic hair and bogeys - obviously they are the awful things not the trigger foods....I hope

Signs of snow falling here but just dandruff at the moment. WAISt well and safely my lovvies

14/01/2013 at 07:07


Well done Podds.

I like the idea of using the soapbox as a step aerobics work out.

If I remember correctly, Paul McKenna's 3 rules are

Only eat when you're hungry
Eat really slowly
Stop eating when you're full.

Simple but effective.

Add to that - eat the right sort of healthy food and step away from the cake - and you're on your way.


14/01/2013 at 07:28
That's right xb except there are 4 rules extra one is

Eat whatever you fancy

(that's my favourite!)

Works really well for me - if i'm hungry and really fancy cake i have it rather than avoiding and feeling deprived and having more later. I did worry that i'd always fancy cake and nothing else... But turns out body has more sense and when i really listen to it, it usually really fancies pasta or risotto or soup...

That mad bit is in the book yums but it says to skip unless you want to make yourself avoid a particular food forever, so i ignored it.

excellent weight loss for you fp, well done!

6 hours of trains for me today, off to see if thhe predicted travel chaos has materialised...
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