Fat Club - Tues 17th

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17/09/2002 at 09:33
Morning EP. I had porridge for breakfast, which should get me through to the sandwich person at 10.30.

If you are tempted by snacks why not bring in an entire fruit bowl's worth?
17/09/2002 at 09:39
Morning kids!

Dull cornflakes this morning, I know that's probably not ideal but at least I've weaned myself off cocopops.

Very taken with the smoothie concept though. I may venture down that road tomorrow.

Pixie - you are indeed evil, your thread about layering has lead me astray to look at RWs shopping partners...

My visa has gone into hiding.
17/09/2002 at 09:39
Morning guys,
I'm definitely up for a healthy day today! Going to go for a run in a minute (yeah I know I said that yesterday, and it took me 5 hours before I actually went..!!), but I am a determined little Michelle today..!! Slowly starting to pack for our holiday, oooh can't wait for Saturday! Hope you're all feeling good today!
Michelle x
17/09/2002 at 09:48
My problem is I browse through the catalogues and think 'oooh, my life would be enhanced by this...and this...and this...'

I bought a bumbag thing that turns into a rucksack, very handy but you can't fit much into the bumbag cos it's full of rucksack...

Actually typing that's made me realise that I should try out the rucksack part before buying a new one (I know that's common sense, but I'm working in shopping logic).
WildWill    pirate
17/09/2002 at 09:58
This Years Costs – Healthy – But not for the bank balance

Talking of shopping I’ve just estimated my outgoings on training cost this year to be close to £2000 (see thread in gear) – and I have the nerve to call the wife a shopper-holic
17/09/2002 at 09:59
Good morning, everyone!

I can't do the fruit bowl thing because if it's there and a chocolate craving strikes I will eat the contents of the entire fruit bowl then still want chocolate, whereas if I know the only fruit I can get to quickly is the nasty wrinkly stuff sold in the little shop across the road I will just have a bar of chocolate and be happy with that. But I've had an apple and a banana with breakfast, and lunch will include a big mango (can't snack on that between consultations - too messy).

Planning to run later. Thought work would be better today, but Lay-Zee-Boy has decided not to do anything apart from "administration" this morning. I suspect that means lamenting on the phone about his football team's ignominious walloping last night. Ah, well, life goes on.
17/09/2002 at 10:03
Any fallout from yesterday's charitable works V-Rap?
17/09/2002 at 10:08
V-rap -- hee! Your stories about your colleague really make me laugh! I imagine he looks like my old GP that I used to go to whom I no avoid after he told me that BMJ articles were far too technical for nurses to be reading!!

So I'm on for being healthy. Not had anything to eat yet but am going to do the smoothie thing when I go downstairs. Then I'm off to the gym and will have a short exercise session and a dip in the pool.

17/09/2002 at 10:15
Hi, all

Keep meaning to log onto this thread in a bid to keep on the diet but get very side tracked.

Had a good breakfast and am now hungry so going to eat a cereal bar in a minute...

Ive only just started running and really love looking for new gear, however Im nowhere need as bad as hubbie who has spent £300 so far this month....He only started running last month. I suppose I should be happy that hes getting fit

have a good day all
17/09/2002 at 10:23
Have had cereal and a banana and two coffees. Going to go out for a run now. Thanks for the info. about The Oriana EP - I will definitely try & run round the decks a good few times a day (if it's allowed).. when I've been on cruises before, they haven't let me as it could be 'dangerous' -for who, me or the other passengers, who I could knock flying overboard? Anyway, if not, I'll be confined to the gym, so not all bad. I'm determined not to have the six meals a day that are provided.. well, I say that now... but I know the Mr. will definitely give it a go, and he may need me for company!! Right I'm away for my run now..!!
Michelle x
17/09/2002 at 10:24
No comeback yet, BB - but I haven't seen him since then, and he probably didn't know I was doing the examination anyway. I shall leave it on a "need-to-know" file - if he accuses me of trousering the cheque myself (which I don't think he'd dare to do) I shall wave it at him. If not, silent revenge is just as satisfying as the clothes-shredding variety.

I don't know what your old GP looks like, Cath, but Lay-Zee-Boy is only 40, likes to think he looks and acts about 25 (wears sideburns because Liam from Oasis has them and tries to hang out with the medical students), but actually looks like a discontented and undernourished 40-year-old. Thing is, under that burnt-out exterior there's a very competent doctor and I'd love to have him back to the way he was 8 years ago! But he won't accept that he has a problem. Oh, no! It's everyone else that's crap.

Suppose I'd better do some work too, or goodness only knows what name Fizgog will have for me.
WildWill    pirate
17/09/2002 at 10:43
Have just had my second breakfast of the day:

Lucozade and a Turkish delight first thing (Pre breakfast snack to kick off the day)
Shredded wheat and tea at 8:00am (Breakfast 1)
A couple of crumpets with coffee just now (Breakfast 2)

But it will be late by the time I get a chance to have lunch ;o)

17/09/2002 at 10:47
Hi guys. decided to have a lie in this morning rather than run, so will have to behave myself with food today! Stocked up on fruit again this morning, but as you've already said, it's not quite as satisfying as a block of choccie! and I've just entered the PMS zone, so chocolate cravings and generally being neurotic are heading my way! I shall have to warn everyone at work to steer clear of me till next week.

WW - two and a half breakfasts??? are you working on the 6 meals a day theory?
WildWill    pirate
17/09/2002 at 10:53

I’m a lord of the rings fan – so I follow the hobbits meal philosophy:-

Early Breakfast
Late Breakfast
Late Lunch
Afternoon tea
Late Supper

17/09/2002 at 10:59
I wish I understood chocolate. It seems to bring so much happiness into your lives...
17/09/2002 at 11:00
WW - I don't think I could do the Early breakfast - not really a morning person, but the rest of it i could live with - but do you end up looking like a fat little hobbit with furry feet? I don't think I want that...

Glenn - It's one of those things - either you get it or you don't! Consider yourself lucky...

17/09/2002 at 11:31
Careful, Glenn. Chocolate deniers are a suspect breed! I remember the late and mightily lamented Princess of Wales going on record during her skinny years as saying that she didn't like chocolate. A few years later, she was outed as having bulimia...

Chocolate is like make-up. Girls do it in public. Men do it in secret, using the supplies bought by (or for) the girlies in their lives.
17/09/2002 at 13:18
I don't dislike chocolate, in fact I'm quite keen on the poncy Belgium stuff but I don't eat it more than a couple of times a year. When I was about 20 I worked in a petrol station where they said "eat any of the sweets you like." So I did. So I got fat and I've never really been thin since.

Come to think of it I don't wear make-up either. If chocolate and make-up really are normal for men I must be weirder than I thought.

Things that I might really want to eat that are bad for my weight include:

doner kebabs (I've been clean for three; months now, honest guv)
Indian takeaways (ditto);
fish and chips (ditto);
cheese (lasted 90 minutes so far).

I seem to have cut down on the beer recently without really trying, but like to have a couple of glasses of wine in the evenings after my run.
17/09/2002 at 13:53
There's an interesting article in the Guardian today about the limitations of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity. It's on:

17/09/2002 at 14:02
Most of the men I know don't wear make-up either, Glenn, but allegedly there are blokes out there who have been borrowing their womenfolks' mascara and concealer since long before GQ made it acceptable to do so. Not the man of my house, of course - he'd have to buy his own, because the last time I wore slap was for my wedding in 1990 and I looked like a panda in all the photos.

We have the original Cadbury's factory in this fair city, and the staff there are allowed to eat as much chocolate as they want. Apparently none of them touches the stuff after the first six months.
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