I'm 6ft 1 and weigh 11 stone. It's mainly other people who are commenting on my weight loss. Part of me thinks they just remember the "A-Level and University Era" me of almost 10 years ago when I discovered beer and kebabs....
I suspect you're spot on with that. I'm slightly shorter than you at 6ft, weigh around 10 stone 4lbs, with 30 inch waist and am healthy, but I was 13 stone and in 34 inch jeans after 3 years at uni. It's mainly people who remember more what I looked like then that seem to comment, especially the ones who would like to lose fat but don't. I remember being pleased to get back into my 32" jeans, and surprised when I had to ditch them for 30", but similar to Lit's experience it stabilised and I've been a similar size/shape for a few years now, still getting fitter and faster without losing any more weight, and most people are used to what I look like now.
If you're comfortable with the way you are and you feel healthy then it would be a shame to put on weight just because you feel pressure from how others perceive you.
Yes getting some form back myself now thanks, after taking August off training thanks to arrival of baby boy, then attempting to train through a month or two of sleep deprivation, getting some form back by November then being ill in December and losing it again!
London Marathon is my 'A' race this year, second target to try and finish the HRRL at least as high as last year but without compromising the marathon training. Which means avoiding the temptation to race Eastleigh 10K!
Did Ryde 10 weekend before last - new course this year, still hilly as you'd expect, but windy this year too, had probably my best race over any distance judging by the people I beat who are normally ahead, and runbritain telling me it was my 'adjusted best' performance. Bodes well as that was just taking the Saturday off on top of the usual Friday rest day from marathon plan, and the week before had ended with my first 20miler of the campaign, so not exactly tapered!
I haven't checked in on this thread for a while - but I saw your parkrun result at the weekend Scott - good to see you're recovering well. Your time at Netley a couple of weeks earlier on the slowest of the three Netley courses was probably a better indicator than you realised at the time.
I see you nabbed the toll bridge westbound segment today - I don't place much value on these normally but that's a nice one to have!
Scott P - I know some of the Lordshill guys and they're a good bunch. I did consider joining them when I was choosing a club a few years ago, but I'm further east and went for Stubbington Green. Nowadays there's more choice with Hedge End and the recent Itchen Spitfires. I'm staying Green though