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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 Wed 01-May-13 08:56:48

Morning Chiefs.

Dinky - I love Keycamp, we are off to a mobile home in SW France this year, v excited. I actually prefer the tents but the loo sitch is better with a mobile grin
Tiger - Go YOU! I started running on the treadmill, upping my running a minute at a time. Then ventured outdoors. No worries, you'll catch me in no time at all, I am a slowcoach!
Randall - love that quote! Don't be too hard on yourself, we are all in awe of your amazing loss!
Bssh - I have been loving the weights at the gym recently. My shoulders and arms have never looked so good and also my obliques. If anyone could tell me how to sort out my pouchy belly that would be grand.
Juggles- go do a poo and see if you can get the converse? Works for these lot!
SDP- camping in London would be quite cool though, no?

So, am knackered, DS1 woke us at 4.30am having vomitted exorcist fashion all over his bed. Then did same in our bed. Luckily DH is able to be off today because I am not good with puke. So, looks like spin is out tonight as I'll have to get back so that DH can take DS2 to Golf lessons. But I may get a run in later on.

Just hope that all bugs are gone before we start camping, that would be BAD.

dinkydoos Wed 01-May-13 09:47:25

Fasting today, so will link arms with tea and juggles as we drink our endless herbal teas.... Sigh.
lizzy which site, I lurve campsite porn actually, takes me ages to choose, unchoose, change mind, rechoose sites each year. We doing one week at an amazing looking site on dordogne which isn't really in keycamp etc brochures but looks awesome www.soleilplage/ and then week two at Can't wait!

dinkydoos Wed 01-May-13 10:03:51

That would be

Lizzylou Wed 01-May-13 10:14:02

Dinky, ooh both look lovely!
We are off Here
Going on 24hr ferry to Santander (so I think I can legimately call it a cruise?) then driving across to France.
We've always done Britanny and Vendee, so being v adventurous this time grin

TeaMakesItAllPossible Wed 01-May-13 10:18:05


They all look lovely. I may waft them in front of DH to see whether I can change his mind about camping before DS4 is 5. Looks perfect for us.

DoubleMum Wed 01-May-13 10:31:19

You're all mad. Camping is satanic.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 01-May-13 10:49:57


Literally by the skin of my teeth but I made it. 164lb exactly, what are the odds?!

Obese to healthy in exactly 16 weeks, I can't believe it.

Couldn't have done it without you Chiefs, I can never thank you enough, you all rock thanks

Now to tone up and get rid of this next 24lbs, yikes!

TeaMakesItAllPossible Wed 01-May-13 10:55:20

I'm soooooooo happy for you Randall <manly punch on arm>

Lizzylou Wed 01-May-13 11:24:22

GO RANDALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well done you smile

DoubleMum Wed 01-May-13 11:25:23

Yay!! Well done Randall!!

Shewhojuggles Wed 01-May-13 11:30:20

Randall you are a Super Chief!! grin Bloody well done. And in 16 weeks...?!! Brilliant flowers

BsshBossh Wed 01-May-13 11:35:31

Randall whoop whoop! I bet all your fretting about weigh-in helped burn some extra calories too grin.

Tea hope you feel more fighting fit soon.

Tiger well done on the running. I'm up to 15 minutes now having added a minute each week. Trying to get to 30 minutes doing it this way but have suffered a "running stall" this week in that my body just couldn't be arsed to run so I thrust it up an incline of 12% on the treadmill instead!

Randall gotta come back to you with another whoop whoop! You are amazing flowers wine flowers wine

SylviaDaisyPouncer Wed 01-May-13 11:38:10

Go Randall Go Randall <shakes big glittery Pom poms>
You are amazing. All in 16 weeks as wellgrin. You Super Chief!!

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 01-May-13 11:43:43

Thank you grin It doesn't seem real yet.

I got on and off the scales about 10 times just to make sure!

Oh god, I have to actually do some exercise now instead of just talking about it don't I. <wibble>

dinkydoos Wed 01-May-13 11:45:09

randall you star you! That is a really awesome achievement, enjoy it today! You really must look incredibly different.
lizzy have always liked the look of that one, and like the fact that you can walk to a resort, as that's not usually the case with those sites. That area is lovely, and will be sooooo much more reliable than up north. I adore Brittany but last time in Carnac where it rained virtually very day, we decided that we would always go further to guarantee weather.
tea, go on do it. It's really not like camping tbh of you get a mobile home r chalet thing, and even tough we have done lots type holidays, these ones are always my favourite, kids just love it!

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 01-May-13 13:09:25

I am also very pleased to report that The Jeans That Made Me Cry are now actually a little lose!

Fuck you skinny jeans grin

Lizzylou Wed 01-May-13 13:14:50

Great news on the jeans Randall!
And also on the fact that you now have to do the Pilates DVD!
You did say you would grin

TeaMakesItAllPossible Wed 01-May-13 14:15:18

You'll be great at it Randall <channels her inner Mr Motivator>

and I love that expression fuck you skinny jeans. I may have to go jean shopping to tell all the jeans to fuck off as they've caused me many a tear over the years.

Erm and Lizzy WTF is an oblique? No idea on tummy exercises, my sag has largely gone, I have a pot now but it's firm. I'm not sure what happened. I think it was Jillian what did it and the exercising on fast days. Though it could just be a by-product of losing weight because my norks are very small now <sobs>

Lizzylou Wed 01-May-13 14:25:54

Tea Obliques, the bits on the sides of your belly.

DoubleMum Wed 01-May-13 14:26:53

Tea I would kill for very small norks! (Not you, obviously)

TeaMakesItAllPossible Wed 01-May-13 14:51:52

Everyday really is a school day.

Ahh, in that case I would say you're going along the right path already. My obliques side bits came in before my belly did. If they're already coming in I'd just keep plodding on and do the plank and some stomach crunches between your weights

dinkydoos Wed 01-May-13 14:57:02

Gym gurus ( you know who you are!) tell me how to get rid of the flapping bingo wing look? My biceps are quite good, but my god, still hate my arms cos not tight underneath. They will never be baguette arms ( would sooooo love them to be) but hope I can improve them. Any tips? Very rarely wear sleeveless things cos of my arms and it's v restricting clothes wise....

BsshBossh Wed 01-May-13 15:10:58

dinky as you lose more weight you'll find bingo wings reducing alot (mine were the last bit of my body to reduce but they did). Nonetheless, I like using the exercises on this page if you have access to dumbbells:

TeaMakesItAllPossible Wed 01-May-13 15:36:11

Those dips are hard but great. I do those, plus press ups.

I've been using the heavy ball too - think it's called a medicine ball. It looks like a football but is heavy and hardly bounces.

Stand straight, knees slightly bent, tense core, hold ball straight above head. Bring ball down in one swoop to bounce it, catch it and pull above head again.

<goes off to see whether there is an example on the Internet>

TeaMakesItAllPossible Wed 01-May-13 15:40:55


The ball is great generally as an introduction to training with a resistance weight. I really enjoy it.

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