Fat Club - Friday!

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06/09/2002 at 08:43
Hi guys, here I am for my once-daily contribution to the Fat Club!

Off home for the weekend after 1st week of training, did quite well, ate OK (well, 2 hot puddings but otherwise not bad!) and ran 3 times. Planning a 12M for the weekend...

Hope you all have a good one and catch you Monday!
06/09/2002 at 09:08

Morning peeps, NEARLY THE WEEKEND :)
Had a weigh in last night, down to 71.3Kg

Lost this week: 1Kg
Lost overall: 14Kg

Have been goodish food wise this week, main problem at the moment is I am ALWAYS hungry.
06/09/2002 at 09:20
Hi all. Gemini, spoken like a true runner. Being always hungry (despite lots of food) seems to be part of the deal.

I wasn't hungry after my long run last night, probably not helped by the fact that while I was out Mr V-rap had conveyed to the children my tentative promise to make them a fry-up if I got home before teatime. So when I got in at 7.05pm they were banging their knives and forks on the table and having sneaky licks of tomato ketchup. I barely got time to rehydrate and throw down a couple of biscuits and a banana. And (healthy eating confession time) I HATE fry-ups myself. Except for the potatoes, and then only if I've used duck or goose grease.
But I made a big pot of spicy chicken, veg and pasta casserole, ate half of it last night, and got into work early this morning so have microwaved and eaten the other half. Hopefully my room now smells so garlicky that nobody will linger in it, and the smell of the chicken will be permeating into the airspace of my partner Lay-Zee-Boy, who fancies himself as a militant vegan (as well as just generally fancying himself) and will annoy him as much as his plug-in air fresheners, stomping sulks and general existence on the face of the earth annoy me.

06/09/2002 at 09:26
Brilliant Gemini! Well done!
Pixie - well done for the run in the morning and a cycle at lunch - I feel virtuous if I've done one thing a day, let alone two!

Not a brilliant couple of days for me, didn't run yesterday as recovering from hangover, and didn't run this morning - I got a headache yesterday and it just won't go away - I think it's all the hours I'm spending in front of a pc at work.

So, quiet, good food day today in preparation for long run tomorrow (long being about 4 miles - nothing like the 12 you've got planned lamb!).

06/09/2002 at 09:29

Evil Pixie, well unforutnaly it didn't come off over night I made a resolution in mid-feb to watch what I ate when I finally tipped the stones at 85.5Kgs, so 14Kgs in 6 months is fairly slow process. I work on the premise that I am strict with myself during the week and then have whatever I want at the weekend - and exercise lots. But you have to find a method that works for you.
06/09/2002 at 09:31
Hello all. I'm so impressed that you're all not only early enough to be here by now, but have done something productive first! Your days must have more hours in them than mine - i need to sleep until the last possible second that would make me late for work - my last day today so i really shouldn't have been late....oops!
On to a cheerier note - did a km swim last night, and have persuaded my mum that venturing into the world of exercise would not necessarily be a bad thing - she came with me and managed half a km! well done mum! So that was my (relative) rest day, and i can be back on the road tonight - yay!
Other good thing about this running thing, apart from feeling better and the possibility of actually losing weight rather than dreaming of such an occurance, is that my skin seems to be improving. not as many spots! which adds to the sense of feeling better, which makes me want to run, which.....vicious circle, but in a good way. what do you call that? a happiness circle? anyway, i'm waffling now so i'll sign off for a bit.
Keep smiling,
Pamela x
06/09/2002 at 09:43
Don't let it get you down Pixie, happens to everyone. Just remember that at least you're getting out there and giving it your best. If you've still got lead-legs next time, maybe got back a bit in the training schedule and have a run/walk thing? Might help loosen up the legs a bit. I have days when I can't keep going, and I just walk the rest of the way, and chalk it up to experience - not every day can be a good day!
06/09/2002 at 09:52

EP - exactly the same happened to me, did a 5K run on Tuesday and it was excellent, had a rest day and the went back into the gym yesterday for another 5K - and nothing, my legs refused to work. Sometimes that just happens, don't get disheartened just go for a long walk or swim or something and see how you feel tomorrow.

By the way my personal opinion is that Slim Fast is a crock of shit and the lazy persons way to lose weight, the only good way to lose weight and keep it off is to re-educate your self about food, not drink foul tasting milk-shakes. HOWEVER that is a personal opinion.
Have faith in yourself and the weight will come off, and as you said running tones things up anyway!
06/09/2002 at 09:58
Gemini - thank you, thank you, thank you! Finally, some one who agrees with me over all that slimming stuff. (Altho I suspect V-Rap might also have something to say about it...) The women in my office are all counting calories and saturated fat grams religiously and it is getting on my nerves - Especially when they start counting my calories as well!
A: I don't have the patience or self control to starve myself, and B: I have this feeling that it's not the best way anyway. So I keep telling myself that "everything in moderation" and increasing my exercise is the way to go - but progress is very slow.
06/09/2002 at 10:10
Fair point - but don't let it get you down. Be proud of the fact that you are running! That is a much cooler way to lose weight (albeit a bit slower) than drinking milkshakes. Remember - you are a runner. I don't know about you, but I think that's great!
06/09/2002 at 10:16
umm, as a rather uncoordinated wimp I thought it was appropriate! I'm intrigued by yours - you don't come across as particularly evil!
06/09/2002 at 10:28
EP - i tried slim fast for a while, too, and just found that I was so hungry all the time I kept sneaking illicit snacks, thus undoing any benefit I may have accumulated (however unhealthily). I know it's a cliche, but it is better to be happy and healthy than slim and miserable. Although as runners, I hope we wont have to choose for much longer - we can be slim and happy and healthy!
keep smiling,
pamela x
06/09/2002 at 10:31
Hi all! I had a brill run last night, springing along in the evening sun, birds singing, rabbits bouncing, and the 35 minutes flew past (not that I flew, more a sort of plod but you get the picture!) I then blew it by having a large plate of curry (cooked by DH), loads of lime pickle and half a naan bread. Oh and two beers. I'm just hoping that my metabolism was still zooming along...

Today will be okayish - I feel decidedly grumpy as I will probably have to miss Windsor because of a business trip, so I am trying really hard not to eat to compensate. I wish I was one of those people who get stressed and go off their food - I just get stressed and want to eat more!!

V-rap - hmm, perhaps you need to do something about your partner? Sounds like he's got under your skin a little.

Gemini - well done on the weight loss -cracking stuff. Like you, I got to 85kg in January and thought - this ain't right. I'm not doing quite as well as you - now at 78kg - but I'm getting there. I agree with you and Tink on the slimming stuff. I fully support people's right to use it if they want, but personally I refuse to be sucked into that guilt trip stuff.

Have a good weekend everyone - I may not get the chance to log in but I WILL do a 1hr walk today, a 20 minute run tomorrow, and my long run on Sunday - 8 miles if I can manage it. I also promise to eat reasonably well (not completely because we're having dinner with friends tomorrow night and they're good cooks and it would rude to be picky and .... and ....)

06/09/2002 at 10:47
Hi all ,excuse me for gatecrashing your thread but I just like hanging out where the action is and you lot appear to be supporting each other in the very best forum tradition.

Main reason for posting this was to tell Vrap I've just nearly fallen off my chair laughing at your description of tit-for-tat office shenanigans! Hope your partner logs onto the forum and recognises himself...
06/09/2002 at 10:54
Don't panic, Pixie. Lead legs happen, and there isn't always an obvious reason. You will - guaranteed! - have another good, satisfying run in the near future. Meanwhile, walk or do something you aren't fed-up about. As Tink hinted, I'd recommend ditching the SlimFast and spending your money on good fresh food instead - or if you like milkshakes, make your own with skimmed milk and fruit and a spot of honey or golden syrup if you like them sweet. You don't need all the supplement stuff that is mixed up with the colourings and flavourings and stabilisers in diet shakes.

Good run, Amanda. You didn't blow anything. One of the good things about exercise is that once you've done a sesh, nobody and nothing can take it away from you.

As far as my (business, not domestic) partner goes...yeah, he's a pain in the butt, but I've worked with him for nearly 10 years and he's always been a pain in the butt, and I know he has big domestic problems (out of which I am firmly keeping my proboscis) and I can tolerate him quite adequately most of the time. There's MUCH worse than Lay-Zee-Boy out there. And at least he's a more than competent doctor when he is forced to do some work!
06/09/2002 at 11:03
V-Rap - Good point about the extra bits in food. I recently read a book by Joanna Blythman (a food journalist) about what goes in the food we eat. Scary. Her tip is to look at the ingredients on the packet, and if you don't understand what half of them are, or wouldn't expect to see them in a recipe, don't buy it. There's not a lot that qualifies in my supermarket!

So I'm now on an organic, make it yourself drive, so at least I have an idea what I'm eating. And there is something very satisfying saying "would you like some foccacia, it's home made" even if it didn't really rise properly!

My next crusade is GM food, but I won't bore you with it just yet!

Well done for you forebearance V-Rap - after 10 years I would have had to say something rather pointed!
06/09/2002 at 11:10
Morning all.

Not a good day yesterday so didn't log on. Results of tests came back and confirmed CINiii severe dyskaryosis (and other long words) requiring further treatment together with the presence of the dreaded virus that causes the unmentionable. Yuk! Never mind, this stage is treatable. Thanks to everyone who's emailed me with their own 'smear' stories. It's really helped hearing that others have gone through this and come out smiling.

The one funny thing about yesterday was going to see the Specialist in his office, which is situated in the Portland Hospital, and having to fight through silly people waiting outside to see Posh & Becks. Hubby and I must have ended upon at least 10 photos 'cos they were just snapping anyone who came out of the doors! I wouldn't mind but Posh and sprog had already gone home the night before!!!!!

As a result I shall be continuing my week of bingeing and do not expect to record a weight loss on Monday!

Good luck to everyone weighing in today - it's great that there are so many new people here.

06/09/2002 at 11:17
Laura, wondered when you'd get round to "outing" yourself as a lurker on this lively thread. Welcome!

I don't have to worry about partner logging on and recognising himself. He's not a runner (says it's a waste of time participating in a sport unless you can be the best at it), is functionally illiterate, and wouldn't recognise any description of himself that wasn't effusively positive. He gets the occasional slash from my claws and his behaviour improves for a week or two afterwards.

You're doing better than me, Tink - I'm not heavily into organic yet - if we were meant to garden organically, slugs would prefer ground elder to lettuce. My home-made bread is inedible, unfortunately (cakes, now, that's another matter - I'm Scottish, after all).

06/09/2002 at 11:24
Cake, mmmmmmmmmmmm. Shortbread too? I must admit to a weakness for homemade shortbread.
Can't think of a response to the slug thing. personally I think they were an evolutionary mistake - kind of snails without the shells - what's the point of that?

Redhead - sorry to hear your news. I've been lurking around reading threads for a while, and you come across as a positive person, so I'm sure you can fight this and come through it. Keep positive, and remember that chocolate has healing properties (it does, doesn't it?).
06/09/2002 at 11:26
Tink, yes it's a proven fact that chocolate, in copious amounts, cures EVERYTHING!
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