Getting +ve & slender club 22nd Oct

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22/10/2002 at 09:15
First posting to day, must be the none drinking, the rest of you have hangovers.

No running for me today, just looking after 4 children and attempting to do some work.

11st 2lb so a bit sorry for my self, I don't even snack.

How are you guys?
22/10/2002 at 09:20

No running for me either today, drinks with the girlies tonight - must remember to pace myself.

12st 11lbs - would really like to shift a stone before the new year - tried to do fartleking last night, very hard indeed, but so much better for burning up the calories than 'ordinary' running.

Wishing everyone a strong and successful day.

22/10/2002 at 09:48
I think the reason it's so slow here this morning is that the site was down this morning. I tried to access it between 8 and 8.30, but nothing doing. Still coming down off the high of managing 5.4 miles on Saturday at 12 mins a mile. Did only 2 miles on Monday as legs felt like lead. Rest day today, then 3.6 miles tomorrow.
22/10/2002 at 09:55
Sassie did you see my post about the christmas cracker?
22/10/2002 at 09:59
Did nothing in terms of exercise yesterday (and only "touched" alcohol in the sense of pouring the lamp-oil stuff that I was given last Christmas over the dried fruit for the next batch of Christmas cakes and puds). Will be lucky if I walked 100 paces all day. Need a run today. Need it so badly I might even go out and get wet in the rain.

Awful meeting last night. Talking about diabetes with people who had got there by claiming to be experts but quite blatantly weren't. Difficult to avoid saying "shut up or they'll think all GPs are as thick as you" on several occasions. And by the time I arrived there were only a couple of lettuce leaves left so I made fair inroads into the toffees on the way home.

Will try to do healthy things today.
22/10/2002 at 10:08
Hi all...yes bit of a hangover this morning.
Feeling good now though because I managed to scrape myself out of bed and have done an hour in the gym. Think it was that fantastic run down by the river in the rain last night that has inspired me.
Working from home as the new car is being delivered today (yes, yes, yes - although had to get a sensible people carrier now that the third is on the way), this is never good for the waistline as the fridge is 5 meters from my desk!
Also got on the scales for the first time since last christmas, dont know if that is a good thing?
13st exactly (no change since last time).
I have decided to try and loose 1/2 stone for Crimbo! (not looking forward to it)
WildWill    pirate
22/10/2002 at 10:12
Sassie – keep it going – your doing very well

V-rap – You were given a waterproof that lasts a lifetime – your skin – now get out there today and get that run done ;o)

I’ve now gone 3 days without exercise – I’m starting to get a bit restless so I’ll have to go for a brisk tempo run – something between 6 and 8 miles hopefully and then I have to pack for tomorrow :o)

22/10/2002 at 10:17
17.5 hour day yesterday without a break... as you can imagine I didn't do any exercise or eat particularly healthy... will try harder today but it's gonna be another long day
22/10/2002 at 14:04
Afternoon all
Hope everyone is having a good day. Trying to stay more positive today. Thought I hadn't done too badly over the weekend but as I was done in Snails' Pace neck of the woods for a few days (in which we did incorporate a 5 mile run) I think I must have overdone the food and the wine that was on offer as the dreaded scales show an increase this morning. Have decided not to go to weight watchers tonight but to try harder for the next week. Haven't done any running since Saturday and if this horrible downpour and strong wind keeps up it looks like a night using the eliptical trainer while watching telly.
22/10/2002 at 14:13
SG, do they still charge you if you don't go? one of the reasons went for 'WW at home' last time.
22/10/2002 at 14:50
WW used to charge if you didn't go... didn't really ever put me off not going because I'd rather pay a few quid than admit to the rest of the class that I had been pigging out for a week...
22/10/2002 at 14:54
yeah they still charge!
22/10/2002 at 14:58
Yes they still charge for missed weeks unless you take it as a holiday but I think you only get 2 weeks in the year and as I have only gone for 3 weeks so far it might look bad. But I only lost 1/2lb first week and then put it on again last week so you see why a weekend of pigging out down south puts me off going tonight. I seem to have lost my motivation but really I am desperate to get rid of the weight. Only my willpower seems to have left me. If I am offered a glass of wine I can't seem to say no. Snails' Pace has challenged me to see who can shed more pounds by the Brighton 10K - her or me. But as my little sis is already 3.1/2 stone lighter than me that won't be hard.
Mr SG is 6'2" and weights only 12.1/2 stone and doesn't understand how hard it is and he has no sympathy for me when I tell him I am struggling. Just run more he says. As he has never had a weight problem in his life he can't understand. Does anyone else have this problem with unsympathic partners?
If so some advice on how to deal with them would be helpful.
22/10/2002 at 15:02
Mr J is 6ft 3in and weighs 13st. this is the heavist he's ever been, he was 11st 7lbs when I met him. he has always been very supportive and appreciative of my weight loss and never moaned once when I put 5st on with each pregnancy.

I on the other hand pinch his love handles and tell him he's getting a bit porky. Any suggestions to him how to deal with me.
22/10/2002 at 15:06

seriously, as someone who has gained 10st and lost 9st, you will find the will power when you really WANT to change. May be you are happy with your self as you are and see no real reason to change.

My catalyst is always photos and finding myself avoiding looking in mirrors
22/10/2002 at 15:14
No unfortunately I'm not happy with the way I am. I have lost and gained all my life. I put on 5 stone after meeting Mr SG - lost it all several years later and have put it all back on again. Now when I mention diet - he says Oh no not again heard it all before. I WILL try harder for next week and see if I can get rid of a few pounds. Then a few more and a few more until its gone.
Will keep you posted. Thanks for the support.
22/10/2002 at 15:43
Like you, JJ, I think my other half gets more unsympathy from me than I get from him. He's brilliant - tells me I'm gorgeous whether I'm my "normal" size, a skinny runner like I am now, or like the blob I rapidly became during each pregnancy (good thing I didn't keep on my pregnancy weight gain or I'd be 26 stone now).

On the other hand, he was a skinny boy when we met and is now about 13 stone, which isn't totally OTT for a six-footer, and has an excuse because he is on medication which has weight gain as an almost inevitable side-effect. Unfortunately, every extra ounce has gone on his G.U.T. and he gets teased mercilesly by the grannies about "when's it due, then?", Kevin worries because she doesn't want to end up with Daddy's tummy, and I keep trying to make him eat proper meals (which he does - and then the rest) and exercise. Which sounds awful, but I'm really quite fond of him and want to keep him alive as long as possible.
22/10/2002 at 15:50
my motivation is being 40 next June and if I didn't start to do something about it I'm going to be '40 fed up and fat' and thats a depressing thought
however yesterday i decided i am going to be 40 fit and fast!

I've given myself about 9 months to do it and broken it down into chunks - its about 40 weeks and set little targets and longer term goals and keep visualising what its going to be like when i am fit and fast - it helps!
I found a book called 'Go Mad - Make a difference'by Andy Gilbert (about making personal changes) very helpful in relation to planning, goal setting and putting into action - I used it to start my fitness plan and it really gave me a kick start - theres a website with details of the book -

Another interesting book is Lighten Up by Pete Cohen which is a weight loss programme that takes into account the psychology behind diet and overeating and has lots of hints and tips - I'd reccommend anyone who has a weight problem have a look at it. He particularly advocates focusing on being more active so you are all well on the way my fit fiends!

There is also a website
22/10/2002 at 16:02
SG please go to WW tonight or you won`t know what you are aimimg for next week. You will feel so much better KNOWING that you have lost 2 or 3 pounds next week than having to guess at it. I know that I am lighter than you but I still have 22lbs to lose and I find it just as hard not to eat so I know how you feel. You have done it before you can do it again....and by that token so can I. So lets be positive and go for it.

ps. wildwill the waterproof thing is a tip I could do with taking to heart myself! !
22/10/2002 at 16:14
SP I think you are following me around - where I go you go or is it vice versa?
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