Fat Friends Club - 19/11

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19/11/2002 at 07:16
mornin EP, mornin all.
What a foggy day - can't see hand in front of my face!
EP - today is, as they say, another day. I'm gonna stop pretending that eating what I like and then going around with my stomach pulled in as far as I can manage (that's not very far) is the same as losing weight. I'm gonna pull my finger out and get back to some kind of decent eating. Might even, God forbid, get organised and do a week's menu in advance. Only had a cup of tea so far but I'm feeling very positive today (hope you're more positive too Will). This is the first day of the rest of your life. Am also having hair cut today which always makes me feel better.
Have a fantastic day each and every one of you!!!!
Catch you later.
19/11/2002 at 07:59
Good luck Clariss - hair cut should put you in a positive mood.

Know what you mean about holding your stomach in! I shall make a big effort to be good foodwise today, but the challenge will be tonight - farewell dinner for ex-colleague.

Fingers crossed.

19/11/2002 at 08:27
Morning Psi; so sorry about your news.

Hi Clariss, EP, SR; and Benz....... where are you?

Day off from church-y stuff today, but lots of therapy clients.

No running yet; still recovering from Brighton. Out again tomorrow I think.
19/11/2002 at 09:05
Morning all. EP, long time no chat, how's life?

Benz.. where are you? she's gone very quiet all of a sudden.... must've upset her...

Have cut down on...beer! Only 2 cans last night!!!!!!
19/11/2002 at 09:17
Waiting to se my schedules now.. sounds not too fierce, but injecting professionalism into my training, including Heart rate targets and categorisation of runs.....

I'm enthused, but the first schedule will be here toady and I'll know more then...
19/11/2002 at 09:35
Hi all - no running and no posting for 4 weeks and I've put on 6 lbs. Even my wife who was "concerned" about me running too much is complaining that I'm not running now.

I must get out there today!
19/11/2002 at 09:40
Morning all. Trying to get my head back round the diet after feeling I could eat what I wanted to last week b4 brighton.

Bit down yesterday and today. Speedy G! is not too well. They found blood clots in her lungs and leg. I am told she will be fine but it doesn't stop me worrying myself sick. Our brother died in May from a heart attack so I think I may be worrying out of proportion but I don't really know. The nurses sound very positive but that's their job and as I am on a downer today I read everything the wrong way I think.

Thanks for your email EP. I'll send you the address today.

Now must stop moping around and get on with something. C U all later.
19/11/2002 at 10:04
Hi peeps, see you're looking for recruits - can I join plse?

rightyho - here goes, my name is Snoop and I'm a closet fatty.

I'm 6'1", and 12 st.7lb. Drink too much beer, and want to lose 5 lbs.

Have thought about cutting out Guinness, but been told that as it's a food and my staple diet, this would be too drastic a step this early.

Thought about Atkins, but smelly side effects don't appeal either.

What should I do, nice people? Help!
19/11/2002 at 10:09
Hello Snoop, didn't expect to see you here.

5 lb isn't a big target to reach over a few weeks in a healthy way. Anything fatty that you eat regularly you could cut back on? And how much guiness do you drink? Maybe just ease back a few pints per week?
19/11/2002 at 10:14
Well Glenn, about 6 pints a week, I suppose.

I think the problem is that I've cut down running from 25 miles p.w. to 15 - 18 or so p.w. and that's unbalanced the calorie intake/output ratio.

I need to cut out the Sunday afternoon 3 pinter perhaps, and put in an extra 10 miler each week.

Are you a regular here? - I've never looked in this forum before, but I must do so more often methinks.
19/11/2002 at 10:19
Snoop, I'm a regular here 'cos I'm a full blown bloater.

Your alcohol content is (IMHO) insignificant, but you're right about the mileage. That 10 miles is worth about 1100 calories a week at your weight.

Hi to everybody else btw. Didn't mean to just barge in...
WildWill    pirate
19/11/2002 at 10:32
Morning all

Had a bad day yesterday – felt really depressed and was working from home so I just snacked on junk all day :o(

I did make a healthy dinner thought – hotpot steak with winter veg –was made up of: -

4 lean beef steaks coated with black pepper and toped with grated onion, thin sliced carrots and thin slices of waxy potatoes (2 layers of each) to make little towers cooked @ 180 for 40 mins – yummy :o)
The winter veg was steamed leeks, turnip, small onions, carrots and spuds

19/11/2002 at 10:50
Hi all, hope you don't mind me joining in. Have posted b4 but sporadic. Have lost 1stone 8lbs with Slimming World and regular running. Run 4 times a week approx 20 miles. Really enjoying it at the moment. Very slow runner - did 10k at Heanor on Sunday and clocked 68:14 so in the slug category! Am very keen to lose more weight - hoping speed will improve as I get lighter. Want to be a lean, mean running machine!
19/11/2002 at 10:54
Morning all, no weigh-ins today yet?

Mij, good to see you back...bummer about the gain. Never mind, you'll soon get rid of it. Get out those running shoes mate and it'll soon wobble away.

SP, I'm so sorry to hear that SpeedyG is so poorly. I hope she's soon on the mend and out of hospital.

Snoopy, come to join us bloaters have you? Better behave yourself on here then as we're all nice and friendly and supportive!! Your alcohol consumption isn't much so you shouldn't worry unduly about that but maybe your food intake could do with rebalancing? What's your carb/protein ratio? BTW, Atkins is a big NO NO! Horrid and unhealthy, please don't even think about that.

WW, not like you to be naughty! You're usually Mr Health & Fitness! Today's another day so forget it.

I haven't run today but have been to the gym with a super-fit instructor who's been showing me lots of weights to use to help my upper body strength. I realised that I've just been concentrating on my legs so I needed some guidance. He's given me a prog which is quite testing but I'm looking forward to trying something new.

Good luck to anyone weighing-in today.

19/11/2002 at 10:57
Welcome Dolly and well done on the weight loss so far. Good time for your 10k too. I've got about 1 1/2 stomes still to lose adn I'm hoping that upping my mileage will eventually do the trick. Good luck and keep posting.
19/11/2002 at 10:59
Hi snoop, Dolly, Mij Welcome and welcome back.

WW What gives? Where is your usual bouncy full of energy self. I hope You are back on form soon, your posts inspire and amaze us all.

Snails Pace, I will be thinking of Speedy G wishing her a speedy recovery.

Hi clariss, keep going girl.

Hi EP Go for it.

Where is Benz?

Hi to those I have missed.

A client has just delivered a whole load of work so I am a very happy JJ. Did mexican food for Mr J as a thankyou and found it really hard to finish. Appitite must be reducing Yippee.

Have a good day all. It's beautiful out there.
19/11/2002 at 11:09
Morning all,
And welcome all the newbies! We're a good ol' bunch on here!! Weighed myself - 6lbs still to go..! Still no running since Friday.. but I'm getting out there today. I'm gonna up my mileage a bit methinks. WW - sorry you've been a bit down.. I get like that sometimes (well, quite a lot actually!!!), hope it'll soon pass and you'll be back to your old self. Today is another day - forget about yesterday! So sorry to hear that Speedy G is still poorly. Let's all send positive thoughts & prayers for her recovery!
I was working last night - doing drama workshops with kids in 'alternative education' - very stressful! Got my regular drama kids tonight though, so that's good! Anyway, hope you all have a good day - exercise & food-wise! Take care all.
19/11/2002 at 11:11

I would like to be another member of your club. I am currently 90kg and need to get down to 80 or possibly 75kg. No time limit, but lets say I would like to be in the ball park by March. I have been running on and off but have started again on Sunday and am aiming to be consistent. Also need to train as I am running Bath in March.
So I ran on Sunday, did yoga last night and went for a run this morning.

I wish you well in your efforts to get fitter and slimmer as I am right there with you.


19/11/2002 at 11:18
Welcome Sam, lots of newbies today! Lots of us are training for 1/2marathons early next year so you're in good hands. Good luck with the weight loss.

JJ, have you decided about the Serpie 10k yet? Managed to recruit SP last night, hoorah. You can bring the jumpettes and Mr JJ and make it a family day out. Come on, you know you want to!

Hi Michelle, how's Steve at the moment? Love and hugs to you and him. xx
19/11/2002 at 11:24
Hi Susie,
Steve is still the same thanks.. he started his radiotherapy on Thursday and they were going to discuss his chemo with him then too.. Did I tell you they found cancer in his gums too??! He's got to have treatment for 6 months initially, then I'm not sure what'll happen after that. He can't eat solids at the mo as his mouth is full of ulcers.. poor love. Thanks for asking after him Susie..
By the way, I am VERY impressed with your time at Brighton - go girl!!!
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