this is just brilliant, so many people all supporting each other and cheering each other on, it is a real help in the tricky times!
Just had my weigh-in, down another pound this week so I am pleased with that.
Unfortunately I will be taking the week off from running to rest my knees, so will be walking instead. Hopefully I will still get the benefits and be ready to run again next week.
My next big challenge is going to be getting through Halloween without being tempted by all the yummy food. I am helping at the kids' school disco and am planning lots of spooky treats for them, I just hope I can resist them myself!
Hope everyone is having a good day, if it is your weigh-in day too I hope you have had a nice surprise! Keep it up, we can do it!
Welcome Mr f and Marshallini, the more the merrier, hope you are feeling good today.
I had a serious wobble of motivation this morning, all I wanted to do was eat but then I was lucky enough to have a very inspirational aunt call by who got me back on track - turns out all I needed was to look back at how far I have come already on this weight loss journey, and remind myself of how hard I have worked to get here. One more stone will get me to a healthy bmi and will help my running no end, and I am going to celebrate with a new years day swim in the sea.
If someone had told me a year ago that I would even be contemplating that I would have laughed. I have always loved swimming in the sea but the new years day swims are a big event with cameras and big crowds - but I am actually looking forward to having my picture taken; I will treasure this way to mark the end of a long and life-changing journey.
Does anyone else have something in mind to celebrate their goal that they wouldn't mind sharing? Might get me even more motivated!
Hi Jane and Jules! I am delighted to see more people joining us on our challenge, it is always so motivating to hear others doing well and getting closer to our goal together. Best of luck with it, keep letting us know how you are doing!
Carterusm, I am really pleased to hear your wee man is back on his little feet and making a good recovery, that is really great news. Not so great about the huge bill, but sure they are worth it!
I may have overdone things again, which is very annoying. I am trying to hover around the 5 mile mark for a while, even though I feel I could go further, because I want to avoid the creaky knees I managed to pick up when I was making my running "comeback." Maybe I picked up the pace instead, always trying to push too hard, and now my knees are unbendable again. Grrrr. Will take a few days rest and then start again with a shorter run on Monday.
I am determined to have a better weekend this time around, weigh in on Monday so fingers crossed we can all do it!
@Colin - I think there are a lot of times when our brain "seeks out fat," as per that article.
After I had my son, and he refused to sleep for two and a half years, I would come downstairs in the morning and just hoover up the unhealthiest food I could find. Porridge or fruit had no appeal at all, I wanted fat, sugar and salt, I didn't care.
We are definitely programmed to feed ourselves in stressful times, which is one of the reasons it can be so hard to lose weight.
As soon as my boy started sleeping through most nights, I found it much easier to keep my resolve and get the weight off. What a difficult time that was.