Generously proportioned(not fat) club 16th Oct

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16/10/2002 at 07:10
Thought Id start positively
Done a 2.5 mile run/walk, only slightly damp
Has anyone else noticed the crisp thread, I am not alone
Ill have to do some research!!
16/10/2002 at 09:24

Maxine's got the Lurgy so sent her to doc. Took boys to school, will work from home and am deciding on whether to run later. I was going to have a rest day but there is an opportunity to run in the daylight which is altogether more satisfactory.

Benz - I found it and posted my favourite flavours!

16/10/2002 at 09:32
I think I'm about the only one who still admits to preferring chocolate to crisps. I used to eat quite a lot of crisps. Mother-in-law, who doesn't like them, was terribly disapproving. "You shouldn't be eating crisps, they're not good for you," she told me once soon after we met. "I NEVER 'ave crisps." It seemed impolite to point out that M-in-L was 12 stone and I was 8 stone and surely this was therefore proof that crisps were an aid to maintaining a healthy weight.

I have to put the crisps on a high shelf at home because otherwise the kids get up early and have them for breakfast. When Tinkerbell was a toddler, "Twinkle, twinkle little star" was not "like a diamond in the sky", but "like a bag of salted crisps".

Eaten dodgily for the last couple of days. Terrible fibre intoxication from all that fruit. Too much chocolate and not enough proper meals eaten with cutlery. Started not too badly today - pumpernickel, banana and yogurt. I WILL run later. If.
16/10/2002 at 09:40
Morning all, Vrap I prefer chocolate to crisps infact I am a chocoholic big style. Started today well with a bowl of fruit and fibre and have brought running kit to work for my lunchtime run all going well. Will try hard to be good today and stay off the fattening things. Enjoy your day all.
16/10/2002 at 09:42

Not too bad a start today - some of those mini Shredded Wheat things, and tea. And then it'll be four miles tonight (come wind, rain, or whatever. But preferably not too much of the whatever).

Whereabouts is the crisps thread?
16/10/2002 at 09:47
I can't eat crisps, beleive it or not. They cut up the inside of my mouth and give me mouth ulcers afterwards.

I have, however, been experimenting with Waitrose 72% cocoa dark chocolate. Very tasty, although you'll be horrified to know that the missus and I still haven't finished the 100g bar we bought on Saturday.
16/10/2002 at 10:00
You SHARED it with the missus, Glenn? Or managed to wrest a portion from her? You're a better man than I am.

Those supermarket 72% brands are pretty good, if a bit sugary (Asda has a 76% one which I like better) but my favourite is Hachez 77% cocoa, which I've only ever found in specialist shops. Even their milk chocolate is 55%, and it', I'm going to stop before I come over all Jilly Goolden about this. The really nice thing about the viciously dark stuff is that three of the four kids think it's horrible so I get to eat it myself.
16/10/2002 at 10:20
Since this has temporarily become a chocolate thread I'll pose a question here since I have a dilemma.

my wife is a confessed chocoholic, I'm not and "couldn't possibly understand...." now she's recently lost about 20lbs through that age-old combination of diet and exercise. however last night lardygirldaughter shoved an advert for joining "the chocolate tasting club" under my nose with those words "mum said she's like that as a present".

damned if I do damned if I don't....
16/10/2002 at 10:28
Ernie, I got a flyer about the chocolate tasting club in my copy of the Sunday Times. Pure gastroporn - and pure cheesy advertising copy! Their merchandise is not proper chocolate, it is CHOCOLATES, which are a very poor substitute. Bloody expensive too, I thought - for the cost of 420g a month of their violet creams and giandujas and ganaches, you could buy her a load of Lycra and still have enough left over for a few bars of some decent quality chocolate.

on't buy anything on the basis of a glossy mailshot. That's how people end up with timeshares in Alcatraz and shelfloads of Jeffrey Archer hardbacks.
WildWill    pirate
16/10/2002 at 10:35

Morning all

I’m supposed to be going for a swim today, but I’m not sure if I’ll make it as my head is swimming and I feel rather dizzy, I thought it would pass and was a symptom of my night time dehydration – but not as yet – still blur and see double now and again

Last nights run turned into a hard fast 8-miler, battling against the wind and rain at a pace bouncing between 10mile and 10k pace – bloody marvellous


PS – FOR SALE! – time share on the moon – hardly used :o)
16/10/2002 at 10:42

Funnily enough, I have to go to Asda at lunch to buy salad and stuff. And, oh look, there's chocolate in the basket, no, I have no idea how it got there, it must be those evil chocolate pixies....

16/10/2002 at 10:48
Its the white stuff I go for. Can't resist it.
16/10/2002 at 10:54
The white stuff isn't chocolate.

Mr A, the Asda stuff to go for is the one that comes in 150g bars rather than the 100g cardboard-wrapped ones. Gorgeous!
16/10/2002 at 10:56
No, no, no! What am I saying! Isn't this the fat club? Brush your teeth before going shopping so that you won't want to get them all chocolatey. If you need a top-up of will-power, put some peppermint oil or a few menthol crystals in your pocket and sniff them before deciding to put the chocolate in your basket :-)))
16/10/2002 at 11:07
Ah Vrap, my sentiments entirely - gastroporn and I guess it was the ST that provided it. The only stuff I touch needs to be as bitter as a .... I hate Uk milk choc

so now I need to explain to lardygirldaughter so she can tactfuly explain to her mum! I'd get an earful if i tried.

WildWill    pirate
16/10/2002 at 11:14
EP - No you should not

You should avoid chocolate except under the following circumstances

Weekend treats
After runs greater that 50 mins

So if you want chocolate regular – do more runs ;o)

PLEASE NOTE a portion of chocolate does NOT equal 1kg

16/10/2002 at 11:17

sniffin' crystals? thats a bit leftfield!

but on the chocolate thing

I've converted myself to the hard stuff - dark n' orgasmi sorry organic too

Got to be Green & Blacks - Maya Gold which is about 60% cocoa and then mixed spices
also like Dark chocolate with Ginger pieces
(bit of a spice gal- boingy spice)
Tescos own Organic Dark isnt bad - its swiss made so its god quality.

Interestingly I never destroy a bar of dark -its always a few sqares and only after tea/supper - pigging out on expensive choco seems like sacrilage so thats how I manage my habit

anyway Dark chocolae is healthier and has lots of goodies in it

have had some Chocolates from Chocexpress and although very expensive are very nice and very rich! It was nice receiving choccies through the post- even if I sent them myself!

Anyway digressing- today is weighday for me- no loss still 13 5 argh and I risked Tanita and she said 42% oooer
weight loss has stopped since the first 71bs 2 weeks ago but my waist measurement is nearly healthy!
It must have been the ginger bats

oh I'm 5'8'' by the way - if I was 6ft I'd be supermodel!
16/10/2002 at 11:28
OK so white isn't chocolate but white, milk and dark I love it all. Thats why I am the size I am.
Sun is shining although it is cold but will go for my run at lunchtime and I won't eat chocolate. Got my WW lunch with me.
16/10/2002 at 12:25
Hi guys. Too busy to post until now. Glenn, crisps hurt my mouth too, as do citrus fruits, marmite and hardboiled sweeties! But then I do have allergic asthma, so maybe it's all connected. Embarrassing admittion coming up: I don't like chocolate!

Good run this morning: 3.6 miles, with only a very short walk up a rather nasty hill. Lost 3lbs too!

Will - how are you feeling? Sounds a bit flu-ey to me...
16/10/2002 at 12:26
This thread is almost like an alien today.

Chocolate is OK but it's not important. The only good use is the very strong stuff put into Delia Smiths chocolate bread pudding - excellent!

Great run last night then I spoilt it by drinking 5 pints of beer! Now there's a thread I could really get into ....

p.s. all complaints about my foul language should be sent to the publishers of the web site.
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