1 stone off by Christmas!

Hoping to use running to help weight loss.

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17/12/2012 at 12:30

As predicted, stayed the same this week, one final push for the last weigh-in before chrimbo!

Good luck all!


17/12/2012 at 18:56

Staying the same is ok!

My weigh in isn't until friday, but for the previous two days i've doing up my belt on the last hole (without straining! Just pulling to a natural comfortable, so my jeans don't fall down, amount) so whether or not i'm lighter than last week I don't care, i'm definitely slimmer.

21/12/2012 at 08:00

...staying the same is only ok when it's someone else!

...I only lost 1lb again.

21/12/2012 at 12:36
Lardarse wrote (see)

...staying the same is only ok when it's someone else!

...I only lost 1lb again.

So true! Though this week with all the Cristmas lunches, i'll be grateful to stay the same!

21/12/2012 at 12:47

I think i've become a little bit addicted to watching the weight come down on the scales. I'm ~8lb from 22.5 BMI, think it's going to take for ever, I just want to get there so I can gorge on Bread, meat pies, cheese, biscuits, cakes, chips, chocolate (in that order of preferrence) so I can start the cycle all over again

24/12/2012 at 11:29

Well done guys!

Well, I failed my challenge but lost 4lbs in total. New year's resolution is to put put more effort in lol.

Have a very happy Xmas everyone and all the best for an injury-free 2013!

'See you' in the New Year xxx


24/12/2012 at 12:38

I'm the same as you Okapi, lost 4lbs. But that is better than putting 4lbs on !

Good luck everyone, it's time for my festivities to begin...

26/12/2012 at 12:52

Well, Christmas was easy, not one chocolate, no mince pies, no alcolhol, no pudding, no wasted calories, only a very moderate single portion of Christmas Dinner, so that's the Christmas pigging out all done for another year. Hopefully I should be at least another pound off this week.

26/12/2012 at 15:23

Right, I'm up for this. 364 days to lose a stone: no problem!

26/12/2012 at 16:49

You jest about that now , but read back through this thread and most of the "enthusiasts" couldn't be bothered to diet for 2 months, which is fair enough and their business, 12 months is a long time to stay motivated when you're naturally greedy.

28/12/2012 at 10:14

1lb off this week. Quite disappointed with that, still my long runs start increasing again this week, 18 on Sunday, 20 the following week, should be very easy to go into negative calories.

Here's some interesting data i've lifted from my own Sportracks log, it demonstrates a very real and obvious impact of weight loss and calorie consumption and therefore the slowing down of weight loss. It really is soooo much easier to lose weight when you're very over weight:

04/03/12   13.10    2:21:18  10:47  2,082  14.6st
21/10/12   13.10    1:53:42  8:41    1,730  12.1st
08/11/12   13.09    1:59:02  9:05    1,718  11.7st
23/12/12   13.22    2:05:54  9:31    1,661  11.5st

So for a 3st weight loss you have over 400 kcals less to play with over an average mid-long run of 13 miles.

Multiply this over the week (actual data from those weeks) and you see a bigger picture:

23/12/12  42.22  6:36:13  9:23   5,325 kcals   11.5st

04/03/12  31.15  5:42:48  11:00  4,969 kcals  14.6st

For 3st this works out at 20% extra kcals required just to maintain weight, if an average adult male requires 2500 kcals (I know this is crap, but an often quoted figure) then the same individual at 3st heavier requires 3000 kcals to maintain weight.

01/01/2013 at 19:58

I failed the stone by Christmas, lost about 3 lbs in total.  The main reason wasn;t diet but that I didn't start training/running again.. started again yesterday though.

02/01/2013 at 21:24

So how do all those countless millions in the world who don't run, amazingly most of whom live in very poor countries where they they don't have an abundance of excessive calories (funny that), manage to keep their weight in normal or even very low BMI's?

Any thoughts? I'm obviosly too retarded to work it out, but maybe someone clever will come along to help me out.

02/01/2013 at 23:24
Don't hate me...
I've been the same weight, (give or take a few pounds) for the last 22 years snce I was 16. I don't exercise, but have just started couch25 this week, but just to get fit.

I applaud you all for your weight losses. And 1lb loss is still a loss, so be positive
I know you can all still run faster and longer than I can. I am pants at the mo, but you've got to start somewhere Can't imagine that at the end of 9 weeks I might be able to run 5k without stopping when I am just managing 1min run and 90 secs walking at the mo without hyperventilating!

In lots of cases weight gain is about portion size, BUT I think that as unfair as it is, some people just have different metabolisms and burn off calories faster than others. I don't eat very healthily and certainly not 5 a day (Although I still think you don't need 5 a day, a piece of fruit at lunch and veg with dinner is enough and I haven't got rickets yet ). Am aiming for 1 piece of fruit and veg a day as a New Years reso.
Hubby is a prime example as well, although to an extreme that if he misses any meals his face starts to look gaunt. (he does 1 hr 5 aside football a week and other than that, nothing...) He hates that he can't gain weight and is underweight but is constantly eating Not a thyroid problem and I don't think he has a tate worm hee hee.
03/01/2013 at 11:34

Morning all.

Failed the challenge but still running loads. Will do a weigh in on Monday and give everyone an update.

Here's to a great 2013 for everyone!


03/01/2013 at 21:09

pushmepullme, it's always about portion size.

I've yet to meet one single person who claimed to eat "loads" (on a daily basis) but couldn't put on weight.

It's bull.

It's all determined by what you consider to be a lot, during carbo loading for my last marathon I was eating 6000+ kcals a day (I know I didn't need that many but I was indulging myself after losing weight) I wasn't eating very much at all volume wise, I was just eating whatever I fancied, unsurprisingly I put on 5lbs in a week.

Try it.


07/01/2013 at 12:53

Bit late I know but down to 14st 1 lb today. Yipee. Hopefully under 14st by the next weigh in which would be a major milestone. I havent been that weight for many years!

Keep on Running

07/01/2013 at 12:59

S**t, I have just had a week where I ran 1 Marathon, 5 daily runs of 5k, and one weekend run of 5 miles and I put 5lbs on. I'm gonna have to take it more seriously.

Jan 7th 14 st 5, shocking! 

07/01/2013 at 13:05

Did you carbo load?

i put on a pound last week...but I swept that under carpet...! lol

11/01/2013 at 12:04

3.5lb lost this week, take off the 1lb gain last week 2.5lb net.

I did do a fast (for me) 14 mile run yesterday though, so I wonder how much is glycogen depletion?



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