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DoubleMum Mon 29-Apr-13 17:41:02

New thread for chiefs who choose their hard - all welcome!
Moving on from this thread which is full:

Lizzylou Tue 30-Apr-13 09:26:20

shock Tea, where on Gods green earth did you camp???
<<Please say not Anglesey, please say not Anglesey!>>

I always hated camping after 2 disastrous trips during travels with DH pre-dc. Then we did Keycamp and loved it and now we have a tent that we can stand up in and have found a few nice sites we like and that the kids can run wild in (with Cbeebies/CBBC language only!) am sold. Especially after a few bottles glasses of wine.

Do it Double! Do it!

TeaMakesItAllPossible Tue 30-Apr-13 09:43:45

Not Anglesey grin twas a Haven holiday.

I spent the whole time looking like Munch's scream.


me camping at Haven

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 30-Apr-13 10:01:53

3.4lb! That's bloody fantastic Double, well done you!

I love Anglesey Lizzy. It's only just over and hour away from me so we spent a lot of time there as kids. It's beautiful, whereabouts are you staying? (Plus it has the only Waitrose in Wales!)

I love camping, I can't wait til DS is old enough for us to start going together. I'm lucky to live very near lots of lovely camping areas so should be able to avoid all Havens shock

DoubleMum Tue 30-Apr-13 10:35:50

I love Anglesey, my friend at uni had a holiday home there and 6 of us used to go there at the end of every term. Great fun. Although one time the beach did have a rather suspicious and nerve-wracking orange glow on the edge of the sea. However, I am not never ever going camping again. Even if there is a Waitrose. Plus I have a Waitrose here and never go anyway. I'm an Aldi girl, me. <exudes class>

TheTigerDidntComeToTea Tue 30-Apr-13 11:51:26

Oooh, shiny new thread! Excellent title Double!

Lizzy - hows the sick boy? I hate the sicky smell in the house...
Enjoy the camping!

Sylvia -what a long day! I've just done the potty training too and I'm constantly amazed by the amount. Also why does she need to go 3 times in 10 minutes, using a whole toilet roll and a whole bottle of soapy stuff?? Has your dh booked a hotel yet? Your trip sounds fab.

Randall - there's only one Randall! Gwynnie wouldn't stand a chance! I hope you're feeling better, sinus problems are the worst, so annoying and painful!

Tea - not a wee-off. I've just recovered from the poo stuff last week.

Bssh - Size 12, bet that felt amazing! Enjoy your shopping!

Shew - well done on another lb off.

Darkly - well done on the fasting. I do Mon and Thurs because I like to eat the next day, but I think whatever works for you is fine.

Double - well done, 3.4lb is amazing! Nutella pinwheels sound delish, I'm too scared to google because then I'll want some, won't I??

Hope I haven't missed anyone. I disgraced myself on Friday night. Skipped lunch, went to the gym then straight to friend's house and started on the wine. Way. Too. Much. Wine. and not enough food to soak it up with

I am an idiot and am not talking to myself... not quite sure if anyone is actually Dh certainly wasn't impressed with me falling through the front door at 2am.

I fasted yesterday though penance and I'm going to the gym after work.

SylviaDaisyPouncer Tue 30-Apr-13 12:37:37

tiger bet your fall through the door was vair graceful. At least you made it home, I would have been having my stomach pumped I'm such a lightweight these days!

It is indeed a lovely day in the south west today, a little windy but that's good for my mountain of washing. Where bouts are you tea? I'm in Somerset but the end of our road is Dorset. There's a big sign there saying "home of the Jurrasic coast" makes me think I'm living right by the sea (sadly not however). I think you should def dye your hair pink now so I might be able to spot you should we be in the same area at any given time. <gets really excited at shouting "oi tea" at random pink haired skinnys> grin

Some good losses knocking around, must try your Nutella pinwheel diet double, sounds right up my street. Great loss though.
Well done fasters, you have my admiration, not sure I could do that but never say never!

I think I've recovered from my early start yesterday, that will teach me for overbooking myself and having to get a job done before starting my proper job at half 7. Weighed today with a lb loss. It seems to be taking forever to get out of the 170's lb. it will indeed be a milestone to hit 169! On a plus I feel as if I can feel muscle where my abs should be (albeit hidden by flab atm), plus my arms are a little more defined. Hopefully next week with a good loss I will hit that 169.

No hotel booked yet, dh has started reading reviews and is more indecisive than ever. Oh dear...we may be camping at this rate and I'm not a happy camper. Dh takes ds camping overnight sometimes but I don't go as I'm sure we would misplace dd! Last time I camped was Glastonbury the year before dd was born. It was ok as we had a massive tent (and earplugs) plus it was mainly sunny. We were supposed to go the following year but I would have been days from my due date and eventually dh said we couldn't go. Dd was 15 days late so we could've gone anyway (and I'm sure dh could have pushed me around in a wheel barrow or something).

Hope you all have lovely days today. Mine will be spent washing and ironing....oh and thinking of Nutella biscuits, may just have a quick google...

DoubleMum Tue 30-Apr-13 12:58:20

Well done Sylvia. The thought of being heavily preggers at Glastonbury is giving me palpitations. <fans herself>

TeaMakesItAllPossible Tue 30-Apr-13 13:27:38

Tiger grin at the falling through the door. I bet you and your pal put the world to rights though.

SDP Good loss Chief. And wishing you into the 160s. I'm with Double camping at Glasto whilst preggers shock

I too am in Somerset. But I'm up at the NE bit. In Bath. Somerset is fecking huge isn't it? I had to drive to Street with work a few weeks ago and I was shocked that it took me an hour and it was still a Bath postcode! I love it down your way. I spent my 40th on Weymouth beach with a pint of beer and a bag of chips, the boys swimming in their pants in a late summer heatwave and some donkeys. And the New Forest and Salisbury <sigh> just proper lovely.

I'm impressed with the new knowledge that Anglesey has the only Waitrose in Wales.

BsshBossh Tue 30-Apr-13 13:37:20

Well done all you losers. Yeah!

I am fasting today and have proven to myself that I can lift heavy (well, heavy for me grin) weights on a completely empty stomach and not pass out. In fact, I feel quite invincible. When I was walking back from the gym I could feel the strength in my legs. I think I am a little bit in love with weight training and just want to do more. My DH is most amused.

SylviaDaisyPouncer Tue 30-Apr-13 13:44:49

tea I think Somerset seems so big because we have crappy roads that only go from a to b via c,d and e (or is that my fantastic sense of direction?). It takes us an hour to get on a motorway! Haven't been to Bath in an age, usually go to Bristol or Taunton. I went to Street a couple of weeks back, shopping at Clarks village. Kitted out the kids but refused to buy stuff for myself until I am small.

Off to plant out my strawberries now. Maybe mow the grass too. Maybe not though, depends if I'm brave enough to go in the shed where the big spiders live.

SylviaDaisyPouncer Tue 30-Apr-13 13:46:28

Go bssh. There's no stopping yougrin

DoubleMum Tue 30-Apr-13 14:10:32

Yay Bssh! Next you'll be consorting with superheros. <Gwynnie? Is that you?>

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 30-Apr-13 20:36:50

Crickey Bssh, you really are a machine!

I'm feeling a bit better today thankfully. (Not sure if I mentioned my cold yesterday, I don't like to make a fuss)

For the first time since we started this chiefing business I'm actually nervous about tomorrow's weigh-in. I really really want to hit that first goal. I just have no idea if I have or not though, I've kept well within my cals every day but between my hideous disease and totm I can't tell if I've lost anything at all.

<positive thoughts, positive thoughts>

dinkydoos Tue 30-Apr-13 20:49:54

Come on randall, you are the consistent weight loser on this thread with n'er a stall! You can do it!
Been gyming again today, it does actually become a bit addictive which I can honestly say, I would have betted my house against saying a phrase such as that a year ago!
Bit jealous of lizzy camping. Love it, but DP working and not back till Saturday midday so seems a lot of faff to get the efffing huge tent we bought in a excited camping mad phase 2 years ago yet have only been arsed to put up once out for a weekend. Adore keycamp styleeeee though, but we now do mobile home type stuff direct with sites, vair much cheaper than uk operators. Hate all the drinking wine, eating cheese with baguettes outside at night though. Big yuk. Or..... grin

TheTigerDidntComeToTea Tue 30-Apr-13 21:32:29

just back from the gym, where I ran!! Well I did 2&1/2 mins walk then 2&1/2 mins very slow run. FIVE times - go me!! Sorry I'm just so impressed with myself, I'm still so huge but thought why not. now got to work on catching Lizzy! grin

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 30-Apr-13 22:55:46

Well done on the gyming Chiefs.

Just had to share this inspirational quote my friend just sent me. I know we don't go for schmaltzy crap here but it still think it's worth sharing.

"Reach for the stars! You won't even come close, but you need the exercise, fat-ass."

BsshBossh Tue 30-Apr-13 22:58:59

The fat-ass alone makes that quote the best.

Shewhojuggles Tue 30-Apr-13 23:30:18

Loving that quote Randall grin Good luck for the weigh in tomorrow - you can do it! I think we do have a similar weight loss goals to healthy but i'm some way behind you on the journey. I'm 5'6 (was 5'7 before DD) so according to the weighing machine a healthy BMI is 8.3 - 11.1. I think if i weighed anywhere near the 8 stone end of that i'd be tumbling down grids but anything healthy or lower would be fab. I also want to shift the baby weight tum shelf but she's 9 now so that's been a very long journey...

Well done on the gym Tiger and Dinky running on the treadmill is well brave!

Anyone fasting tomorrow?

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 30-Apr-13 23:43:18

You shrank shock

Very similar stats then, I'm 5'8" so healthy is 164lbs - 130lbs ish. I've set my goal at 140 as that is slap bang in the middle of healthy and will hopefully give me a bit of leeway. Plus going by the wrist test thing I'm small build which is rather disappointing to say the least as it means I should be nearer the lower end of the BMI range.

Shewhojuggles Wed 01-May-13 00:17:10

Yep, dignity, tummy muscle definition and an inch of my height! good job she's bloody lovely. Well. Most of the time... smile

My ultimate goal is 147 (medium build) but 5 more lbs will take me into the next stone bracket so thats my immediate target then i'll have a think about the next one. I'd said if i lost 2lb this week i would buy myself some Converse but i only lost 1 angry I wanted them for my birthday trip to Paris next week...

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 01-May-13 00:28:32

Gutted, although if it was me I'd be weighing again the day before going just in case!

I know I shouldn't be any more bothered about this weeks weight than any other but I just really want to reach this milestone. Because I haven't set myself any min-goals along the way it feels like this is my first opportunity to actually feel proud of myself. Sort of feels like I'd be half way there iyswim., like I've finally achieved something.

I only need to have lost 1.6lb but it's on the back of two decent losses in a row and coupled with hormones, bloat and my serious illness (which I haven't mentioned and have endured with quiet stoicism) it would just be Sod's law if I missed it.

DarklydreamingofDamon Wed 01-May-13 07:27:12

Indeed Randall - you've been so brave and endured your cold with such quiet dignity! wink Good luck with the weigh-in, but you've already done so incredibly well that you should be feeling v proud!

Shewhojuggles Wed 01-May-13 07:28:17

You should be incredibly proud already, you've massively changed your weight, and think how healthier you already are compared with where you started. I do know its hard when you have set yourself a goal though. If you don't make it this weigh in you definitely will do soon, you are determined Chief grin and have coped with lady flu this week!

I have fingers and toes crossed for you smile

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 01-May-13 08:08:58

Thank you, you're right I know. Psyching myself up for the scales now!

(It's been hard to be nonchelant when I've been enduring such suffering but I don't like to be a burden.)

TeaMakesItAllPossible Wed 01-May-13 08:32:13

Bssh you weight lifting machine. Glad you're enjoying it. grin

Tiger fantastic doing the running - that's exactly how I started. Then I increased it to six, seven etc when I was of the larger persuasion. I did lamp-posts at night so no-one could see me so running in the gym is vair brave.

Juggles Awww <sniff> motherly love smile and defo measure the day before. I have a pair of black converse with neon flashes on them - they are just a thing of beauty.

I'd say the same to Randall if you don't quite make it this week, take a look in a couple of days when TOM and feeling shitty is passing. You are such a big loser though wink and you will be healthy.

I'm fasting today. I am gymming it today. I'm struggling with outdoor exercise at the moment. My asthma is really bad - I didn't have the speed and stamina I usually have at hockey last night and Sunday I wheezed all the way around my run. I hope I have lady flu too so hopefully it will pass for the 10k on Sunday but I think it might be hayfever so I will find it hard to finish in a good time. Boo to be being a woman of advancing years.

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