Had a day out with my sister yesterday and of course had too many 'bad' things too eat (licourice sweets, sponge cake with cream and strawberries, pancake with sugar), but still this morning I had gone down from 78,1 kg to 77,5!
But ever since I gained weight (used to be 63 kg for a long time, than gradually went up to 70, 75 and even 85) I've never managed to get below 77. I would like to be 75.
Any advice perhaps for those last few kilo's?? Everyone here is doing so well, it's really uplifting to read!
I know what you mean, M. I used to drink 3 cups of café au lait every morning. And I always buttered my bread (with lots of lovely creamy butter, sigh...). I switched to black coffee and banned the butter. Relatively small change but saves quite a few calories on daily basis.
My food yesterday:
Breakfast: porridge (1 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1 cup milk, 1 spoon honey) 1 cup espresso
Then went for short run (3 km) uphill, just to wake me up (day of study ahead).
After run: water and more coffee
Lunch: cheese sandwich (wholegrain organic bread) with leftover salad, orange
Snacks: cucumber and tomato sandwich (same bread), dry cracker, few almonds. square of dark chocolate
Dinner (here's where things went wrong): - bottle of champagne ... - oven roast potatoes, vegetables mixed with fresh goat's cheese and some tahin (= sesamepaste, bit like peanutbutter but supposedly healthier) - piece of beef (baked in butter) - very old goat's cheese with 3 dessert wines (just a sip of each, to know which one went best with the cheese) - cup of espresso
I also get numbness in my right foot on longer runs and often very painful cramps in same foot afterwards (don't know if there's a connection). Don't get it on short runs. A really good warming up complete with running exercices (short sprints, skipping, knee bends etc) helps. What are neural stretches?
I'm new - nice to meet you all! My name is Lacrima; I started running last year hoping to keep my weight under control. It sort of keeps going up and down, just like the running... Sometimes I run like the devil (ahum) but mostly I'm a plodder (and a 'beetrooter'). Ran 10K for the first time last week, took me 80 mins. As for the food: I believe in enjoying life (well, who doesn't), so I'm certainly not going to starve myself. I think it's best to take baby steps - eating gradually less. Perhaps this is what makes it so hard for you LadyJo to stop eating that lovely chocolate now: you took some giant steps with the juice and now your body demands to have all those nice pounds you lost back ;)