Well, the pesky 2lb I managed to gain last week has gone away again. This morning the scales showed -2lb. I have now been told NO RUNNING (again!), but recommended to power walk for the time being instead to reduce the impact on my joints and help rehabilitate my ITB and foot injuries. I'm finding power walking does up my heart rate and make me puff - especially on the uphill sections! I guess strictly speaking I shouldn't really be posting on a runners forum since I am not running, but I have been a runner, and still am hoping to be one again!
Have readjusted my goal weight to allow for a 1lb per week loss and a target therefore of two stone off by Christmas. Hopefully that should allow for a few ebb and flow weeks when I'm away on business in the US (always come back from US trips heavier!) and on holiday (in a hotel which does AMAZING food and which while I will avoid binging on, I am not going to by-pass when I am paying to eat it!).
Good luck to everyone who is on a weigh in day today!
First session done this morning using a very basic sports watch which I already had. It was slightly random, but broadly the right idea. I think I did an extra set of reps but that's not exactly a major issue! It was good to be out and 'doing'.
Thanks to everyone for their responses. I have an old timex which is slightly temperamental but I will see how I go with that! Usually when I run outside I ignore my watch, except for hitting 'go' when I start and 'stop' when I stop! I run on tracks and bridlepaths so will have to be a bit careful of how much watch watching I do. I don't really want to get too bogged down in the technicalities, and I DEFINITELY won't be loading my splits on FB....