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cinnamongreyhound Sun 26-Aug-12 19:54:33

I have recently lost 5st5 over 10 months using reduced calories and mfp as well as starting the c25k and now running regularly.

I am on the mfp support thread and the ladies there are lovely but I feel a bit guilty posting about maintaining when so many of them have large amounts to lose. I was hoping to find some others who are in the same position as well as keeping up with how my mfpers are doing. Still logging on mfp and have maintained between 60.5 and 61.5kg for the last month.

ssmile Fri 28-Dec-12 20:15:07

Yes I wish the grey endless rain would stop.... makes it much easier to find the energy to exercise.
My two DDs are 16mths and 5.5yrs we had hoped to leave them with Granny so we could have a ski holiday but that didnt work out for various reasons so we are taking them with us!! Ive found a french ski creche in the resort so fingers crossed we have the little one booked in for 3 days and eldest will have ago at ski school. We just want to all have a family winter holiday with sleigh rides, sledging, ice skating etc we must be mad with a very energetic toddler grin we will be camping in summer hols to balance out the cost smile

cinnamongreyhound Sat 29-Dec-12 16:05:52

We had a rain free morning today, yay!!! 6 mile run, lazy rest of morning followed by a long walk in forest and to park. Just home as it started raining 3 ish smile

cinnamongreyhound Tue 01-Jan-13 17:06:39

Another run this morning which was lovely smile. Now to finish up the Christmas food and get rid of the 1.5Kg I've put on. Not loads but I worry its a slippery slope sad

ssmile Wed 02-Jan-13 07:38:13

Me too cinnamon I've put on 2.5lbs so very keen to get that off and stop the evening nibbling! I've done couple 3-4mile walks with buggy last couple days the best I could manage in torrential rain with two kids. I'm planning to shred 2days a week and get 1-2cycle rides in a week, ideally once a week cycle to work which is 19miles round trip. So here's to get fit Jan! smile

cinnamongreyhound Fri 04-Jan-13 10:39:52

Was not well at all on 2nd, woke up very nauseous and when I felt a bit better and tried to eat I had horrible stabbing pains in my stomach so that helped me lose some Christmas gain! Felt fine the next day but have managed to reduce my eating a bit too. Still loads left in the house so I will have exert some control or throw it away and I hate wasting food!!

ssmile Fri 04-Jan-13 22:03:50

Hope you feelin better now cinnamon there is SO much D&V around at mo, I'm dreading going back to work n school next week. Baby &i had it Sept but nothing since I keep drilling into my eldest wash your hands! It's horrid getting it as a mum as you never get chance to recover with sick kids too.
Well after 6mths not using it I've opened another MFP account on my phone. It's a pain starting again as I don't have any of my favourites saved but I need to get back on track again with my food and I want to lose another 7lbs in next 7wks before my birthday smile over Xmas I've not been eating too much but I've noticed a few extra snacks creeping in &eating left overs off kids plates which has to stop! smile

cinnamongreyhound Fri 04-Jan-13 22:46:42

Good for you, if that's what you need to do. Ive had three good days now so I feel I'm on top of it but I still log into mfp and add my exercise and comment on stuff. Feel free to add me, the same name as here. It's only been 6 weeks since I stopped logging though. I'm dreading school next week but just because I miss my baby and he's so tired and grumpy. I've had a couple of issues with his teacher and now I think she sees me as a trouble parent so I feel I can't talk to her at all sad. My boys seem to be pretty immune to tummy bugs thankfully. I'm a childminder so having loads of kids here we pick up plenty of cold bugs though.

ssmile Mon 07-Jan-13 20:21:37

Hope school goes ok cinnamon I must admit I've had very little to do with our DD1s teachers. I got to know the TA more in foundation!! I was surprised after Preschool (in nursery setting) and we built up quite a friendly relationship with the staff that school was SO stand off but I guess thats just the way it is. Luckly DD1 setted well and she likes her teachers so thats good as she is a very sensitive little soul. She has been in tears tonight as its first day back tomorrow and they normally have a different teacher on Tuesday mornings rather that her beloved normal teacher. She goes to a lovely childminder first for breakfast so that normally helps as she is great with them and looks after another girl in her class so they go in together. I'm very sad at going back to work tomorrow its always such a juggling nightmare we have also made some changes to our childcare arrangements for both the girls which means I have less time after work to squeeze in exercise so I need to watch that I do prioritise it when I do get the chance. After 4 days logging on MFP I am pleased that I am logging around 1800 calories most days (my maintenance level) so if I do some exercise I can easily net around 1200-1400. I've already lost 2lbs gained xmas week smile

Hope your doing well with your running. I'm going to take my clothes&wash bag into work this week so I can hopefully cycle to work next Monday or Tuesday (when I have childcare set up)

cinnamongreyhound Tue 08-Jan-13 23:53:06

How was work?

ssmile Wed 09-Jan-13 16:16:38

Ive got a new phone so slowly getting all my favourite things set up on it including MN smile
Work was ok just hard back to all the ball juggling and we left DD1s school shoes at the childminder by mistake last night didnt realise until this morn Doh! She had got changed there as it was swimming night. Baby had bad night last night no idea why but i got up sluggish this morn and before i knew it old habits kicked in and i eaten 3 digestives waiting for kettle to biil grrrrr then realised they 3 g fat EACH flipping heck.

ssmile Wed 09-Jan-13 16:18:03

How are you doing cinniamin

cinnamongreyhound Wed 09-Jan-13 20:03:09

I never look at fat in things so no idea, digestives are nice though smile. Being back to school hasn't been too bad, feeling the walking in my legs today but I'm feeling positive. Ds2 is potty training so I'm trying to be upbeat and happy about his accidents but he's doing well really! Haven't lost anymore weight in the two days (I weigh every day even now!) even with extra walking. Had a very healthy low calorie lunch and been munching chocolate since dinner sad oh well tomorrow is a new day and I'm sure it's hormonal!

ssmile Fri 18-Jan-13 13:34:08

How ru all doing? No snow ere sad only heavy rain n wind. Friday is the only day im off work so i normally get long walk in but not today ho hum. Not doing too bad on food staying level but not lost the 1lb id hoped for. Did buy some new skinny black jeans this week and im still suprised i looked so thin in them i cant quite believe its me still when i look in the mirror grin

ssmile Fri 18-Jan-13 13:35:26

Sorry new phone doesn't auto correct the "i"s to I

cinnamongreyhound Thu 24-Jan-13 00:02:41

I'm good, ds2 isn't well and only wants mummy as well as getting up in the night so tired! Went for a 5 mile run last night with my new friend which was great through the slush!! We've had quite a bit of snow. Eating going well but I'm logging on mfp again, not sure why really. Have just posted in AIBU as I'm so fed up of thin comments all the time, I just want to be normal sad. Glad you're feeling good in your skinny jeans smile

ssmile Fri 25-Jan-13 12:46:05

Ive got two poorly girls too and DH away overseas for 7nights with work its tough going with crap weather. I put play tent up in lounge but toddler just wants to climb in windows and pull it over whilst eldest (off school sick) wants to play house! Had hardly any exercise this week normally i catch by having a walk in evening or cycle at weekend but cant whilst dh away.
I know what you mean about thin comments Ive always been the fat one in our family since a kid and my sister the thin one but my family just think i wont stay like this and ive lost weight before and it crept back on when i had my two girls. But this time i just feel very diffrent i lost weight for me and my health not anyone else and i didnt "diet" just ate less and exercised more. I havent read your other post yet i hope it was ok. I stay away from AIBU mostly!!

cinnamongreyhound Fri 25-Jan-13 21:38:23

Sounds rubbish! Hope they're better soon and dh will be home before you know it, can't believe its Friday again!!!!

I've had a very productive day today but also had a moment when I thought I can't be bothered to do this anymore!!! I gave myself a talking to and reminded myself how much better I feel but sometimes I just want to eat and eat and eat sad. So stupid when I can really have quite a lot of what I want but I am a bit fed up of always being mindful of what I eat at the moment.

I'm doing the mn wholewheat challenge and tried one of the recipes today and it was really nice! Oaty pork in cider, very creamy and filling and pork really tender. Will definitely do again smile

ssmile Tue 05-Feb-13 11:58:56

Hope your doing ok cinnamon? Hows the wholewheat challenge going? I had a look and thought i wasnt do too badly already as i eat porriage for breakfast 5d a week and have wholemeal bread for lunch mostly smile I just about survived last week had a bit of melt down thursday but 11hrs in bed fri (went to bed at 7.30pm) and my dh did youngest overnight so i felt like a new woman by 6.30am the next day grin made me realise how exhausted Id felt. Plus id been slipping back into eating more sugar to "keep going" but it doesnt work!! Old habits ate hard to break. Back to more exercise and im feeling better for it already. Going to try new zumba class thurs with a friend so be fun to see how that goes. Dh has promised to be home from work on time!!

cinnamongreyhound Tue 05-Feb-13 21:45:36

It was good, tried some new recipes and got ds2 eating porridge every week day by choice smile. Would be great to win the shopping voucher though!

I'm eating so much crap at the moment and its got to stop! Don't even know why, not gaining so keep thinking its ok but part of the reason I started was because I was worried about driving myself into diabetes because of the amount of sugar I eat! Tomorrow will be better!

Glad you had a good sleep to help you catch up, ds2 is always up in the night when he's poorly and it reminds me just how awful it is having disturbed sleep night after night, you have my sympathies!

ssmile Sat 16-Feb-13 08:34:53

How u been cinnamon back on track? My GB been tricky so its forced me back to very low fat again but ive tried out a couple new receipes as a result. I made very quick and easy bean burgers last night to have for tea instead of usual oven fish n chips. They were ok from good food bbc website but i didnt add the chilli spice just used toms with basil instead and sneaky squirt of kethup helped flavour smile. I keep finding really nice things on there that quick. I need speed as toddler becoming more escape artist by the day! Latest trick is getting out of highchair even if strapped in. After trying different strap decided to just remove straps all together and sit her up at big table "like big sister" and its working for now! No idea if DH will manage with them as I've escaped for weekend for my birthday Spa treat grin but no overindulging allowed :-( hoping the op in Apr to remove gallbladder will sort out my problems but also quietly terrified i will put weight back on again with out that problem to keep me in check.

cinnamongreyhound Sun 17-Feb-13 21:20:27

I'm good, in a much happier place at the moment. Trying to focus on all the positives in my life and not worry about things I can't control (mainly money!) and that has helped me reduce the junk. I have found that if I have a really bad day I can be good for a couple of days and I feel more in control and can then have the treats again. So looking forward to warmer days and more cheaper tastier fruit being around! There's only so many pears and apples on person can eat! I love BBC good food website, I'm just lazy and often do the same things every week. Will make sure I print one recipe a week before I shop and get all ingredients. Have been eating fish once a week for last few weeks, dh is getting used to it, ds2 loves it and ds1 thinks I'm trying to kill him!

Have a lovely time and don't worry I'm sure the fact that you're aware of the potential to gain weight you won't. I'm sure it's more than the fear of pain that has kept your weight off until now. Sorry but I have to laugh at your dd2, ds2 is a nightmare with climbing and getting into things he shouldn't! Seems to be a general trend for 2nd children, but ds2 is soooooo good at wrapping mummy around his little finger, although not so much this morning when after he saw my new top he said 'not like that top, it not beautiful'!!!!

ssmile Sat 23-Feb-13 19:45:27

Glad u in a gd place cinnamon i think it must have rubbed off one too grin my big birthday came and went and instead of feeling sad i felt very grateful too for all the really good stuff going on in my life smile i had lovely 36hrs away from kids i was very.careful with what i ate but did have one mall glass of wine and one cocktail and paid for it my bloomin gb flared up Monday so had to eat dry toast and veg soup to balance out. Ive eaten out three times this half term week and feel really positive with myself that i made ok choices choosing mostly plain fish or fishcakes and only eating 5-6chips lots salad/veg. So ive easily maintained this week smile I'm keen to get back out cycling again i managed 25mins on cycle trainer only this week its SO flippin cold and DH has been in bed last 2days with nasty fluie bug. Im fingers crossed i dont get it!

cinnamongreyhound Sat 23-Feb-13 19:53:35

Happy birthday for whenever it was!!! I don't think Ive ever drunk a cocktail in my life! I've got a cold which made me stop my run early yesterday sad hope your dh is better soon. It's so horrible going out in the cold, its snowed here most of the day but only lightly. Next week it's supposed to warm up yay!! I'm doing my first 10k race on 17th march and its coming round really fast, eek!

ssmile Fri 08-Mar-13 12:05:43

Hope the training for the 17k is going wellcinnamon . I avoided the fluie bug just had a cold for a week. But now I need to get back on my bike this weekend i may try to cycle to work Mon too. Our ski holiday is only 2wks away and my fitness has just melted away the last two months! What witn the weather,bugs and winter gloom I've just not done much it feels like but now the daffodils are out its time to get active again grin my weight has been fine I've maintained last few months which im really pleased about. Hope you still in gd place and snow has gone smile

cinnamongreyhound Sat 09-Mar-13 19:20:06

Snowing here today! Did my first parkrun today and came 32nd (7th female) and did it in 26:55, I did feel like I was going to die at the end though and was horrible cold rain too. Any news on your op?

I'm good, seem to have settled at 60-61Kg, which dh has put down to my increase in running so increase in muscle but I put it down to being a bit slacker with my eating but I feel happy so unless it creeps up again in a few weeks I won't change much, but do need to eat more fruit and veg.

Hoping 10k won't be as wet as today and that I manage it in under 1hr. If it's not too bad I may enter the half marathon in July. Found a 10 mile race in June, reasonably local so thinking that might be a good tester, it's only £9 entry.

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