Fat Club - Thurs 26Th

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26/09/2002 at 08:33
Morning EP and anyone else who's up.
I've got a lot of very tedious technical stuff to do at work today so I may have to post a lot to stave off boredom.

Training going ok - latest project is to learn to run faster. 6min miles would be nice :-). Weight still dropping steadily - I'm definitely now 14st something rather than a bit less than 15st. Strength work is also giving me muscles - not sure that I want them, I'm built like a brick outhouse (polite version) anyway.

Gordon, if you're out there, what exactly do you do in the City? I'm usually in that office a couple of days a week - we could meet up some time and discuss escape strategies.

26/09/2002 at 09:21
Good morning!

Another late start - slept through the alarm, physically unable to move when I did wake, threw some food into bag, dropped Kevin at school, arrived at work and in quick succession got asked to look at a leg full of smelly ulcers and got pinned in a corner by the health visitor who had bad halito....well, maybe she just doesn't eat breakfast and gets a bit ketotic. Don't know what is more appetite suppressing - being stunk at aggressively or getting dumped on just because I'm first to arrive in the morning.

Solace should follow soon. I'm removing an ingrown toenail from a wife-beater later this morning. Light hand with the local anaesthetic, I think.
26/09/2002 at 09:34
...and a heavy hand with the axe. IMHO, of course.
26/09/2002 at 09:41
Good morning all, fat bloated Redhead here. Feeling like a beached whale through lack of exercise (not allowed to go to the gym for 2-3 weeks, no running for at least 3 - nightmare!). Chocolate overdose too.

EP, gardening always makes me hungry!

Glenn, it is possible to escape the City - I did it 10 years ago and have never regretted it. Only thing I ever missed was the after work drinks.

V-rap, what a glamorous vocation you have! Make sure you do a good job on that ingrowing toenail ;-)

Have a great day.
26/09/2002 at 09:47
V-rap, I can always rely on you to cheer me up. Only professionalism (and the fact that my Rural Dean is a runner - are you out there Bryan?) stops me from sharing my best funeral stories with you! Quick hello between services - back to the grindstone.
WildWill    pirate
26/09/2002 at 09:47

Have not weighed myself for a bit – I’m having a bad food time at the moment and cannot seem to stay on the relatively straight and narrow :o(

Once I get the race I’ve organised out of the way this weekend and the GNR next I think I’ll have a nice fresh start – Base training and good solid nutrition - apart from my weeks holiday in Cyprus on the 23rd of course ;o)

26/09/2002 at 10:01
Glenn, I'm a management consultant (yawn)... even saying those words bores me. I have an escape plan firmly underway... massive pay cut... massive life boost. Lots of time for running in the near future hopefully.

V-Rap, I'm sure there is a national shortage of local anaesthetic... have your supplies not totally dried up yet... at least until the wife beaters had his toe nails done?

Sassie, which church do you work at (sorry, not the most religious person in the world so can't think of the word to decribe what ministers do).

I went for a run with my mate this Sunday and was stopped on the tow path along the Thames between Kingston and Hampton Court. The person was asking if we ran with a running group. If that person is out there and looking for someone to run with then get in touch. Always looking for someone to run with as I can't seem to get myself off the couch to do it on my own.
26/09/2002 at 10:23
Gordon, me too. I worked internationally for a number of years, now I'm UK based and specialise in (whispers) ...financial modelling. Couldn't take a pay cut, but I could move to international freelance work again. It's not a good lifestyle from a fitness view point though - difficult to train when you spend too much time in hotels and eat in restaurants.

V-rap, just remembered, I know some guys round Brum who might have a chain saw you could borrow.

Will, are you really bothered about your weight? I'd have thought on your schedule you wouldn't have to think about it much.

Oh, and Redhead, it's great to see you on this thread. Thinking of you often.
26/09/2002 at 10:52
Ooh, you are AWFUL! I did have the odd fantasy about removing the toenail with a baseball bat, but thought I'd better try to LOOK professional. Besides, many of the people I look after are probably Very Bad Eggs and I'd rather not know - it just happens that in this case I do!

Got a nice boost when a lovely lady came in and told me she's started running.

Sassie, I posted this on the URWFRC thread too, but in case you don't see it - I'd be happy to pop down for a Saturday race somewhere in your direction. Why not do some research and e-mail me your suggestions? Maybe some other Fat Clubbers would be up for it too?

Susie, glad to hear you sounding chirpy. Have a great day.
26/09/2002 at 11:11
There is a Sunday race in Wimbledon on the 6th of October. Ahhh... I realise this probably isn't ideal for Sassie.
26/09/2002 at 11:25
Well done, EP. I'll sponsor you. Can you e-mail me a link?
26/09/2002 at 12:10
I've just come over all nostalgic! Remembered that I had an ingrowing toenail operation as a consequence of my first running related problem back in (...coughs loudly...) 1976. Proper hospital outpatient job...off work for two weeks. Rather enjoyed it, which is very sad.

EP, nice web site makeover, although I did appreciate the earlier eye-ball searing green colour :-)
26/09/2002 at 12:15
1976... I wasn't even walking never mind running.

Sorry Glenn.
26/09/2002 at 12:31
It's ok Gordon, I make even Jurassic reptiles look young by comparison :-). 1976 was a great year though - first Sex Pistols singles, baking hot summer, saw David Bowie at the Wembley Empire Pool. Weighed just under nine stone at the time - and yes I do have the photo to prove it.
WildWill    pirate
26/09/2002 at 13:03
Back in 76 I was also under 9 stone - But I was only 10 at the time :o)
26/09/2002 at 13:11
I remember that summer in 1976.

I was under 6 stone - for the last time in my life. I was 12 years old and about to move from primary school (where I walked 3 miles a day just going to and from school and played rounders at break-times) to secondary school (where I walked about 100 metres to school and stood around chewing the fat and eating chocolate at break-times). Within a year I'd gone from a skinny 5 stone 10 to a tormentably chubby 7 stone 5. Society has changed, though - I haven't grown much taller since then, but am regarded as skinny at 8 stone nowadays. And my tormentors are all fatter and greyer-haired than I am!
26/09/2002 at 13:12
I probably weighed around 9lbs. Well maybe a bit more. I was 1 at the time.
26/09/2002 at 13:13
Just realised that chewing the fat and eating chocolate sounds like saying the same thing twice...

The toenail came off a treat. He's taken it home to show the kids. B*gger!
26/09/2002 at 13:23
When I see the people I used to go to school with they are particularly shocked. They remember me being an incredibly fat eighteen year old and I remember them as enviably slim good looking people. Now, most of the ones I have met, haven't moved more than 3 miles from home (not that there is anything wrong with that) are thinning on top and have developed nice beer guts.

I have one massive advantage over them. I know what it feels like to be miserably fat and they helped that feeling by their childish torments. I know that now I have got myself down to just over 12 stone I will never ever go back to feeling that way. That's what stops me chucking chocolate and beer down my neck (well not too often).
26/09/2002 at 13:26
I've just read what I wrote and realised that being a very fat young man is what will hopefully keep me fit and healthy for the rest of my life. Perhaps there is hope for Britains population of obese youngsters.
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