The Long Green Tape Measure......

A weight-loss sub-thread of The Long Green Ribbon Thread.

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28/04/2009 at 15:51

Well done BBS - that is really good.

Jaffa Cakes are good for runners - they are fairly low in fat, and the orangey stuff in the middle provides an energy boost.  They are used with the England Football Team as far as I know as a half-time snack.

28/04/2009 at 17:06

I really haven't done very well today. I'm hoping to do better tomorrow, gonna keep an eating diary for a week and see if that helps.

Katie, I've been running for about a 10 months, having had a break of 2 years after starting uni. Before that I was a gymanst, but enjoyed running so did that aswell though not a lot as i was doing so much gym training.  Now I run about 3 time a week and trampoline 3 time a week  

But my eating got rather out of control so i've put on weight. I seem to eat an awful lot of chocolate at the moment...

28/04/2009 at 19:42

Slightly better day today

Interval training this morning garmin claimed a burn of 485 cals.

Usual cheerios for breakfast and apple for snack.

Lunch was a bit piggy- working lunch so free sarnies and 2 choc chip cookies- I was so hungry from my run I wolfed a lot.

Tea was better- toad in the hole, spinach, asparagus and WW choc moose after.

Feel very full so no urge to snack tonight.

Next run either tomorrow or Thursday early steady 6 miler.

Welcome all, feel free to nag me, at this rate I'll gain this week.

28/04/2009 at 22:39

There's no need to nag - we all have off days.  Tomorrow will be a better one.

I want us to have this thread as a positive area where we can make our mistakes together and learn from them together.

Some days are going to be better than others, here we can learn from each other as to how we can help ourselves make the best choices without feeling miserable when we make a bad one.

-hugs- to those that need them

28/04/2009 at 23:13
Anyone watching the programme on BBC 1 about anorexia & bulimia?  Hopefully it's enough to put anyone off going too far with weight loss attempts. I am pretty confident I could never suffer either of those - I'd rather be overweight and enjoy my food & alcohol than fit into a particular size
29/04/2009 at 00:18

Hey everyone and welcome katie. Still going well for me, did spinning last night and then had a light dinner when i got home. Got up and weighed this morning (can't help myself) and was 10 st 0 lb so i'm soooo close to the 9s now!

Also had 3 comments this week about looking trim, well and healthy so feeling much better about myself. I've had 3 consectuve days of running and then a spinning class so was going to rest today but i really want to run - surely a sign i have my mojo back! As i know i'm not going to run for 4 days over the weekend i should make the most of a free evening and get out there!

Today is a bit of a test for me as i forgot all my food, luckliy i have porridge and rice milk already at work so had breakfast minus the fruit, but i need to go out and buy lunch so i just hope i make a healthy decision, i know they do good soup across the road so i should get this.

I feel so much better for not eating wheat and pretty much cutting out all dairy (besides milk in my tea) and hardly having any sugar....my stomach is a lot less bloated and i feel lighter so seems to suit me. I'm sticking to oasts, brown rice and things like sweet potato for my carbs.

I really must work on writing shorter posts.....

29/04/2009 at 04:13

I'll see you at the weigh-in on Friday all. Great idea Vixx.

I've shifted a stone and a half. Got another stone to go to be a comfortable weight/size but could/should/might lose an additional stone, which would make a total of 3 and a half stone loss. Can't have that as my aim though as it's way too far away. I break it down into half stones. I've just got down to a whole stone so my current aim is the next half stone. Here's wishing us all good willpower for good results on Friday.

29/04/2009 at 10:35

Welcome Lumbering Slowly - half stone chunks is a greta idea and I'll be adopting that one.

Katie - it's cool that you are in Australia and post overnight so we have something to read when we get in.

Dentist this morning. Final visit thank God (I have had to have quite a bit of work done - 5 visits - to repai damage caused by my grinding teeth).

Breakfast was two pieces of pumpernickel bread with low fat cream cheese and an apple and a black coffee. Lunch is going to be baked beans on pumpernickel bread. For tea I am considering having my favourite childhood food. Findus crispy pancakes (the cheese one) with salad. I am not sure how but it is quite low in fat. I know it's processed food but I need some comfort food today - no particular reason, just need it. Is there such a thing as healthy comfort food?

Got metro home last night in the end. It was pelting down and I decided to do metro home and in today and then cycle commute home again tonight.

Have a great day everyone.

Edited: 29/04/2009 at 10:36
29/04/2009 at 10:55
I wonder what it is in my head that makes me eat the chocolate, despite shouting at myself that i dont need it and shouldnt have it!? I need to just cut loads out but i seem incapable
29/04/2009 at 11:06
Becki- I sympathise but I have gone from eating loads of choclate every night to eating none. How? By not having any in the house and not going out at lunchtimes to begin with.
29/04/2009 at 11:32

Hi everyone,

BBS - it sounds like you are doing really well - the PMA is great for you.  Enjoy the Findus Crispy Pancakes.  Grill them though, don't fry them. They will stay low fat then.  Have a nice big salad too to fill you up.

Sydney - you sound like you are making great strides.  Don't weigh yourself too often as it can be demoralising if you have a day where you gain weight.  Trust in weighing a couple of times per week only, and you will stay focussed.

Welcome Lumbering Slowly - hope you enjoy being here with us.

Becki - learn to love Dark Chocolate if you can. 70% cocoa and above is best as it take away the need for something sweet after a couple of pieces and is really low in fat and high in antioxidants.

Have a great day everyone

29/04/2009 at 12:33

 mmmm you don't need to tell me dark chocolate is god for you Vixx...I don't need encouragement on that score Actually, Fry's Chocolate Cream is one of my favourites and much lower in fat than other chocolate for anyone who has a real chocolate craving at any point...

Didn't even know you could fry crispy Pancakes Vixx

http://6.media.tumblr.com/IC1uFljIPin6t6pk2VX5Lddgo1_400.jpg

 I know they are gross but I love 'em but then I am the man who likes packet mash...

29/04/2009 at 12:47

I used to love the curry ones as a kid.  Don't see them down here anymore.....

And I looooooove Fry's Chocolate Cream

I'm currently on my little water challenge to myself - have to drink 3x 500ml bottles per day, but I am allowing myself either some lemon or orange no-sugar squash in it.  Like many people I find plain water a tad boring, but love ice-cold plain water after a run.....

How's your day going BBS?

29/04/2009 at 13:01
All fine Vixx. Not sure if it is to do with the healthy diet and cycling commute but mood is so much better, stress under control and generally way happier... can you tell?
29/04/2009 at 13:07

For Fry's fans:-

http://www.retrotuckshopsweetsdirect.co.uk/images/frys%20choc%20cream.jpg

and I wanna know where you get these miniature bars from...anyone ever seen them?

http://www.miniaturesonline.co.uk/ekmps/shops/chadwickhall/images/cream(1).jpg

29/04/2009 at 13:12

Have never seen the mini one ever.

I can tell BBS - plus the sun is shining and that can always put me in a good mood

29/04/2009 at 13:16

And wouldn't min Fry's Chocolate Creams be an excellent idea???

You seem to be feeling better too Vixx (as much as one can tell on a forum).

I never did get the email you said you were sending by the way.

29/04/2009 at 13:19

Aww - I did check my email and it did send to yours.  Maybe it went into the junk tray. Or maybe I have the wrong email address for you.....

I feel better when the sun is shining, but I have a lot of stress in my life generally and it won't be gone until January 2010, so guess I am going to have to adapt......

29/04/2009 at 13:25
Have emailed you my work email Vixx. I looked in the junk tray and nothing was there but I am having a lot of trouble with my orange email account - will be leaving orange in May (when the tie-in ends) as I have fallen out with them big style so I'll have to remember to update eveything then
29/04/2009 at 17:52

haha i agree with the dark chocolate thing. i love the stuff!

have done better today so far...

breakfast- bowl bran flakes with prunes

snack- banana

lunch- tuna & sweetcorn granary bread sandwich, no mayo. 2 finger dark choc kitkat

snack- small hot chocolate, apple

 not sure what im going to have for tea.

becki lee, i really understand the chocolate thing, i don't really have an helpful suggestions though. I wonder if I was able to cut it out for say a week, I'd stop craving it, or if trying not to have it would just make me want more??

PMA- I'm very impressed with your not eating chocolate, do you miss it? this might help me decide whether or not to attempt to give it up?!

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