The Long Green Tape Measure......

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

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28/04/2009 at 08:34

Ha ha, glad i'm not the only one, and you're right i do feel better about it as i knew i'd had a bad week and a good weekend so would be lower now!

Off to spinning now, aka torture! Have a good day everyone x

28/04/2009 at 08:36

finally the FLM is over (the bf ran) so i can stop comfort carb loading and eat properly again! there was NO need for me to be stuffing my face while he did, but i am supah greedy and cant help myself, and was partly glad i did after the 3 day epic that was his nerves, the expo and walking round for 10 hours on sunday sending him off on the start/up to the runners world mile 17 group/finding my mates at charing x/finding him at horseguards parade, knackered!

had healthy cooked brekkie in the hotel yesterday of scambled egg on wholegrain toast with tomatos/mushrooms, salad at pizza express (torture!) for lunch and tomato soup with rye bread for dinner. 2.5 litres of water and i may of had some jelly babies in the car from the FLM goody bag but then the bf decidd to drive us through central london on the way home and put 110 minutes onto the journey time so its allowed  going for an 8 mile jog tonight. hereford half marathon may 17th

 entered the VLM ballot at 11pm last night  good luck to everyone with their entries!

28/04/2009 at 08:51
wow, frantic post for a frantic weekend Kelly!  Hope this week's a bit more 'normal' for you
28/04/2009 at 09:08
Hi there... is it too late for me to join?  I would like to lose 2 stones as well...  I deferred my london place from this year to next and would like to loose the weight before the training for london starts again! 
28/04/2009 at 09:57

Not too late for anyone to join Katie - more the merrier. When is your target date for losing the 2 stone? I am after losing 2.5 stone before 01 August. Have lost half a stone already.

Cycled into work again this morning.

28/04/2009 at 10:02

Thants fantastic PMA...  I am hoping to get mine off by 1 October... then if I can keep it off up til Christmas, I will start next years marathon training in a good place! 

What sort of diet are you doing?

28/04/2009 at 12:18

Been for 4 mile run this morning but then had a chocolate bar when i got back. oops was feeling really good after the run, so not sure why i then went and ate chcocolate. ah well, just try to eat healthy for the rest of the day.

well done PMA! how long did that first half stone take you to lose?

I'm training for a half marathon at the moment, it will be my first. I think i should be ready by about July, but would it be better to wait untill septemeber to run it so that the weathers not as hot?

Hi Katie, I just joined aswell.

28/04/2009 at 12:25
Katie Weston wrote (see)

Thants fantastic PMA...  I am hoping to get mine off by 1 October... then if I can keep it off up til Christmas, I will start next years marathon training in a good place! 

What sort of diet are you doing?

Well I started off with a crash diet for 5 days (BHF one - not the way to do it but I found it gave me a boost) and since then I have been just having low fat food and have totally cut out chocolate (of which I was probably eating a pound a day at night times!) and have severely cut out bread and potatoes. I am also eating breakfast, dinner and tea whereas before I was having no breakfast, hardly anything (sometimes nothing) for lunch and then totally binge eating in the evenings. I have also started cycling into work (10 miles each way) a couple of times a week (hoping to build up to 3 or 4) and am trying to find my running mojo again...

I work long hours in my job and have put all of this weight on since I started the job 4 years ago.

What sort of diet are you doing?

28/04/2009 at 12:36

Apart from the 'crash' start that all sounds great... especially the cycling...   I am going to try and avoid bread and too much starch for a while to give me a kick start...  and (once again) going to try and cut down on the booze

I started training for a 50 mile race but three weekends with 20+ miles on the trot made me realise I am really not ready for that yet so I am going to aim at getting faster over shorter distances and lose the excess 'baggage' in order to get a better london time next year.  Only looking for sub-4.30 so not that speedy

Have just popped accross to Boots and weighed myself on their 'high tech' machine... and it was more shocking than first thought..  So am going to give it my best shot this week and will weigh in again next Tuesday! 

Holly... how long have you been running? 

PMA...  I also work long hours, but to try and get back my running MOJO I am going to assist in training a beginners group once a week from nil to 10K in 20 weeks!

Thanks for the welcome... am looking forward to watching us all shrink!

Edited: 28/04/2009 at 12:37
28/04/2009 at 12:58
Oops, haven't been as good as intended so far today, and it's only going to get worse.  Had a bag of crisps around 10am, then a colleague returned from Peru with a box of Quality Street (very Peruvian lol) so have had more than a couple of those during the morning...   Just had homemade lasagne & salad, followed by fresh fruit & yogurt (that bit's OK), but later on I'm meeting some friends for a drink or 2.... ah well - what's life if not to enjoy?
28/04/2009 at 13:03
Its only one day lol ...  You can cut back on the other 6!  Well thats the theory anyway!
28/04/2009 at 13:49
oh dear again - one of the directors' 50th birthday today = more cake!  
28/04/2009 at 13:51
28/04/2009 at 14:10

Hi everyone

Welcome to the newbies - hope you enjoy yourselves here with us, and get the motivation, or company that you need

Sounds like people have had good weekends - don't worry too much about weight gain, drinking etc... it's what Fridays are for.... you can weigh in then and enjoy the weekend and then work on the weight loss again on Monday.....

I've been pretty healthy this weekend - the only thing I can say I've probably had too much of is coffee.  But then I have more weight to lose than you guys

28/04/2009 at 14:44

Hi Vixx.. many thanks for the welcome and all I can say is... surely coffee doesnt count!!!!

28/04/2009 at 14:54

afternoon all, and welcome to all the newbies

well im still being really good with sensible eating, still havent eaten any crisps/biscuits/chocs etc for nearly 2 weeks now and am being sensible and s ticking to 3 meals a day and not eating late in the evenings and feeeling very good for it. was told by one of the mums in the school yard yesterday that im looking really good at the moment and that i had lovley skin  dont you just love compliments !!!!!

28/04/2009 at 15:04
I just had a Jaffa cake
28/04/2009 at 15:06
Jafa cakes are low fat and as runners we are SUPPOSED to eat them
28/04/2009 at 15:13

Not sure I can call myself a runner at the moment though, Katie. Anyway, I earnt it

Consumption today:-

Too many black coffees

x 1 bowl of porridge

x 1 banana

x 1 wrap with chicken, lettuce, cucumber and houmuss

x 1 jaffa cake

28/04/2009 at 15:25
oh and a chocolate eclair (sweet, not cake)...
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