Two stone off!

Support for losing weight between now and April 2012.

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12/04/2011 at 13:50

Running Brighton marathon next year, 15th April, and want to lose some serious weight before then.  Two stone in fact.  Starting this thread to see if any others want to join in (losing any weight) so we can support each other and monitor our progress both weight loss and running.

Then have a bloomin' good blow out at the end of April after Brighton and London!

12/04/2011 at 14:37

Hi Green Fairy,

I'm definitely up for this as I need to lose some weight but injured at the moment so it will be a slow start but if I could shift two stone for next year's VLM that would be great.

Did you do the Brighton marathon this year as I recall you defering last year?

12/04/2011 at 14:55
2 stone sounds impressive guys so best of luck. i need to shed a few lbs tht were put on through a period of pretty much no running between nov and march due to a back injury. hoping the 40m ultra on sunday kicks me into gear! il probably start aiming for around half a stone to be what i used to be but maybe an extra couple of lbs wouldnt hurt!!
12/04/2011 at 17:37
OK GF you're on. I've entered so now I HAVE to shape up, I want to run that course all the way!
12/04/2011 at 17:51

Mr F - anyone wishing to lose any weight welcome here.  First target is to lose half a stone then 3 more halves!

JuliaT- Yay!  Knew you couldn't resist!  Just make sure you aren't tempted to walk on the powerstation section to take in the view!

Richard B - Didn't run again this year so chomping at the bit for 2012!  Targets don't have to be reached until BM 2012 so plenty of time to lose weight.  Here we hope to motivate each other at any time, whatever their target loss.

12/04/2011 at 21:20
Hello Green Fairy - can I join in please? I have 5 stone to loose but I'll settle for any weight-loss at the moment! I ran London last year and have gained 3 stone since then mainly due to a series of stressful lifestyle issues where I ran less and ate way too much of the wrong stuff. I'm now back running (ok jogging/plodding) as of yesterday but I'm stumped as to what "diet" to be on. I've cut out the junk for the last 6 weeks and upped the exercise (brisk walking 2 hours a day) but not lost a pound (in fact gained a few lbs) so I'm a bit stumped as to what to do...tried Slimming World and Weight Watchers in the past - great for losing weight but find maintaining the weight loss a battle. Are you following a set diet? Best of luck, anyway.
12/04/2011 at 21:37

Hi all

Will apply for London 2012 but if I dont get in will aim for another Marathon in Scotland. In fact 2 stone is what I am aiming for so will join in with this thread !!

13/04/2011 at 08:52
mitiog, im not going to be following any set diet, just reverting back to some good habits! more fresh fruit and veg, lots more water and gteen tea to replace normal tea and coffee. my mum has just lost near two stone on slimming world coupled with lots of walking and.cycling so im sure you can do it, good luck! ive got a mouse mat photo of me aged 21 doing notts marathon as a reminder of just how fit and trim i used to be. 3 kids, awful shift patterns at work and ageing 11yrs has taken its toll so i need to regain that former fitness if possible!! maybe a wedding with free bar this friday is not a good start?!
13/04/2011 at 22:48
Oh my goodness, I checked my scales today as I thought they were weighing heavy by about 7 lbs but they seem to be telling the truth.  Will get them properly checked tomorrow.  Perhaps I should rename the thread Two and a half stone off!
14/04/2011 at 06:53
oh dear! the wii might be more accurate if you've got one?!
14/04/2011 at 09:40
Can i join this thread? i'm not looking to run a marathon anytime soon but could really do with shifting some blubber
20/04/2011 at 19:55
right. my wife just pointed out my love handles so time for acton! am i on my own people? not been a too unhealthy week post 40m ultra but i want to get rid of a stone. very doable as long as i remain focused!
22/04/2011 at 15:50
Can I join you?! I want to lose 18lbs and improve my fitness too. Just started back at running in March after 5 months off exercise due to 3 operations. Ate waaaaay too much while convalescing and need to shift the weight I put on and some!
22/04/2011 at 20:38
Elizabeth, more the merrier! think a little cheery enthusiasm never did anyone any harm! i feel healthier already, lots of water, herbal teas, fresh fruit and veg and avoiding nasties and unnecessary snacks. not much exercise as its kids holidays but still working shiffs so not too much time left!
22/04/2011 at 21:15
Hi everyone! Can I join in too? I'm 12 stone and want to get down to under 11.5 but can never manage it. I have been over 15 stone as a pre-runner fatty. My lowest is 11:9. i just can't seem to lose those last few pounds.

I should mention I have a problem with beer and cake
22/04/2011 at 22:31
a man after my own heart Mr Spoons!
similar to you really, but i want to be 12st.
23/04/2011 at 07:30
Hello all, this is a welcome coincidence as I was only saying yesterday that I'd like to lose 2 stone before April next year. I'll enter the VLM ballot on Tuesday but will look to get a charity place If I don't get in. Did London last year but in over 5hours30 and to do it in my target time I really need to lose the weight. Will do a WII weigh in shortly....
23/04/2011 at 07:34
Well, yesterday I ran and ate sensibly, but had 3 pints of beer.

The reality is, weight loss is easy. You just need to stay focused, excercise a bit ever day and eat sensibly. If you run you don't need to diet properly. Just cut out all the cr*p. I have started weighing myself every morning and posting the numbers onto fetch so I can see a graph or my weight going up and down. Hopefully that will help.

I did lose some weight training for VLM but I seemed to put most of it back on during the taper and post race binge eating / drinking.

Today I am 0.8 pounds lighter than yesterday. I am not running today and am going out for dinner so tomorrow may be bad news.
23/04/2011 at 07:36
Just reading back, Green Fairy, the reality is it doesn't matter if your scales are wrong as long as they are the only scales you use. The calibration don't matter. Any gain or loss will still be accurate.
23/04/2011 at 08:04
no beer for me mr spoons, and given the fantastic bbq weather im being very good! even abstained at the football yesterday afternoon! for me its just bout not snacking and as you say just be sensible wirh your eating along wkth the running. also on holiday at the end of the may so this is all timed very well!

Mornin Andy! marathons arw certainly made easier with a bit of weight loss. 26.2 miles is a long way to carry a few lbs. good luck, 12mths is a very sensible length of time to change habits, like.most rhebkey will be in remaining focussed!
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