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C25k anyone?

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OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 14:29:59

I'm starting tomorrow. And if a blimp like me can get further than day one, anyone can! 😂

I'm a pretty good walker. I can walk for miles. But I never tried running before

I'll be following a route I know, as running with a white cane may be a bit, um, hard...I want to run, not pole vault!

Anyone out there just started? About to start? Or just want to ask me whether I'm on glue for even attempting this?

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Lilicat1013 Sun 12-Feb-17 14:38:02

I did it, the Zombies Run version. It is the best thing I ever did. When I started I was 23st 7lb and couldn't run for a whole minute. This May will be two years on from the date I started, I now weigh 15st 11lb (still working on it) and can run a very, very slow 10k. I run regularly and really enjoy it.

Good luck with it, you just need to stick to it and you will be fine.

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 14:41:17

Wow! Did you change your diet etc? Or was the weight loss just through running?

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skincarejunkie Sun 12-Feb-17 14:43:34

I could be persuaded, yes! I've all the gear. Still with labels on... What time are we off?

Lilicat1013 Sun 12-Feb-17 14:53:23

My diet has been very hit and miss and it is something I struggle with. With regard to exercise I joined the gym, do the running and use FitBit to walk the recommended amount of steps a day and I am fairly consistent with that.

My diet on the other hand can be rather hit and miss, there have been times I have been really good and times I have completely messed up on it and gained weight but the aim has always been to have a better diet. At the moment I am using a virtual gastric band app (Easy Loss Virtual Gastric Band) and that has made the biggest difference to my diet. I have lost 17lbs since January 8th and I feel it has really changed my eating patterns.

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 14:56:06

I aim to nip out as soon as the DC's leave for school in the morning...sports bra and sneakers dusted off all out ready!

As an incentive for sticking to it, I've decided to "reward myself" for mini achievements-so, when I've clocked up, say, an hour's jogging in total (adding up all the workouts) I'll get myself a new pair of leggings to run in, etc.

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skincarejunkie Sun 12-Feb-17 14:57:32

Great. I'll do it too.

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 14:58:05

Lilicat Im DYING to try that virtual gastric diet, but I have to be so careful not to trigger my old binge/starve cycle again.

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OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 14:58:58

Woohoo! Shall we update as daily as we can?

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OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:05:31

I've just found this. I work better in miles than kms, so it's imperial, but it has a breakdown of what to expect.

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Lilicat1013 Sun 12-Feb-17 15:09:45

Good luck on your run, I'm sure you will have a great time. The rewards sound like a great idea, it is nice to have something to work towards.

I'm not sure how the virtual gastric band would work with binge/starve cycles. It doesn't advocate any particular type of diet or any restrictions, it encourages you to eat slowly, drink water and leave your food if you are full. Personally I have just felt less hungry on it. I can understand being wary though if you think I might lead you back to an unhealthy path. The creators of the app are very involved in the Facebook group for it though so you could ask them how it might work in your situation.

It's nice to see new people getting started, running has been such a life changing activity for me I hope every can enjoy it as much.

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:11:27

Thank you! DH is looking at me like I've gone out! 😂

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Trooperslane Sun 12-Feb-17 15:13:36


I did really well last year but have had a foot injury which has just been fixed after a year.

Hooray! Was about to go all guns blazing this weekend and I put my back out on Friday. Ffs.

I'll join you virtually til I can. X

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:19:49

Troopers ouch! Don't you DARE join in physically till you're well enough! Hopefully, by the time you take your first walk/run, there will be enough of us to pop your blisters guide you through the first week.

Is anyone bothered about a weigh in? Or are we just doing it for fitness? I need to lose a shitload, but that's not my main goal.

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OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:22:39

Oops...posted too soon. The route I'm taking goes past my local tesco (about 100 yards in). As I've thrown away my scales (fuck off, voice! If anyone has an ED they'll know what I mean!) I'm going to add a weekly weigh in on the scales in there.

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soupmaker Sun 12-Feb-17 15:22:51

Good luck Orange. I did C25k in the late summer last year. I'm now running at least 20k a week. I love it. The NHS app is brilliant to get you started.

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:26:00

soupmaker I downloaded the orange one. Dumbass question, but...if I play my music over it (a must!) will I have to keep checking my phone? Or will it be like the satnav thingy, and overide my music with it's announcements?

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MargotLovedTom1 Sun 12-Feb-17 15:27:14

Hello! I'd like to join in please. I have started C25K before with two other people but it tailed off quickly. I'm going to do it myself and stick to it! <determined face> wink. I will either start tonight or tomorrow night.

I'd like to lose about three stone so I need to massively overhaul eating habits too.

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:27:47

God it feels weird being called "Orange"...I was PopGoesTheFuckingWeasel until yesterday- aka Pop. I name changed for the woolly hugs thread- they know all about my obsession with the color orange! 😂

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OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:29:07

Margo if you start tonight, will you update us? I'll probably be out at about 7.30 in the morning to do my first one.

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MargotLovedTom1 Sun 12-Feb-17 15:31:26

I will. Although I'm looking out of the window at the rain and thinking 'Hmmm; maybe not tonight!' It's this lack of willpower that's made me fat wink.

MargotLovedTom1 Sun 12-Feb-17 15:32:28

I'm happy to weigh in too. I'll post my weight tomorrow morning.

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:37:12

I hear you. We can keep each other motivated if you like. I'll struggle in the mornings. But with it being half term next week, mornings will be the only time I can do it.

Anyone on mfp? I'm logging the walking/jogging, and if it helps, I can post the total walk/jog times of each day so it's easy to log.

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LurkingQuietly Sun 12-Feb-17 15:37:59

I am IN! We're just getting over three weeks worth of colds/vomiting bugs/other various disgustingness, but I will be out for my first run this week. I'll check in later when I've weighed myself (I'm going to weigh myself and measure waist, thighs etc and then I'll have an idea what my goal is). I reckon 2st. My diet is shocking, but I am putting off TTC DC3 until I've shed a bit of weight and feel a bit better about myself.

OrangeIsTheNewPop Sun 12-Feb-17 15:38:42

Well, according to mfp, I've lost 185 stone! Riiiiight...

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