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Anyone else getting their shit together in October?

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thenewaveragebear1983 Sun 29-Sep-19 22:48:28

I've had a really rubbish few months. I've yo-yo-Ed around on the diet, really good weeks, terrible weekends.
I've lost and gained the same 5lbs about 6 times
I need more sleep
I need less wine
I need to actually stick to the diet which i know works for me
I run loads but I don't look after myself properly and I am getting aches, pains and injuries
I have a interview on Friday for my first work in 4.5 years

I need to get my shit together in October! Anyone with me?

Starting Tuesday:
Cal counting and cut the carbs
Go to bed before 10pm
drink more water, less coffee, and no wine
Take my vitamins
Keep up my running and circuits (I have a race on Sunday) but do some stretching to sort my injuries out

Loads of other stuff as well, but that's a good start!

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Flurgle Sun 29-Sep-19 22:55:26

I have to.
I really do.
I’ve completely stopped exercising so this week I’m going to at least use the treadmill every night - just to get started.
Am in!

thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 30-Sep-19 08:03:03

Hi flurgle. Glad it's not just me! I do exercise a lot but then I eat back the calories in rubbish so it's not helping me much.
It's dh's birthday today so we are going out for lunch but I'm determined to choose wisely and not have dessert. I dread the thoughtful the scales tomorrow!

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toomuchfaster Mon 30-Sep-19 08:10:23

I'd like to try as well. Have lost the same 3lbs over and over in the summer and need to get in a dress I already own for an event in 3 weeks as I really can't buy another one! Am going to 5:2 again as it worked last time and have started exercising again when term started: but it doesn't burn as much as I think!!

toomuchfaster Mon 30-Sep-19 09:48:31

Run done! Need to get back on MFP too so I know my 2 days are 500 calories!

thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 30-Sep-19 09:53:03

I've done my run too. What do you do on your 500 cal fast days toomuchfaster? I have never done 5:2 (pretty much the only diet I haven't tried at some point) but I do do the blood sugar diet which has a fasting element. Do you eat small all through the day, or do you have 1 big meal?

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toomuchfaster Mon 30-Sep-19 13:49:10

I have 2 meals, leave breakfast as late as possible and then dinner. I aim for 200 cals at each and leave myself 100 cals spare to go over!! I find it fits the best around DH and DD.

thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 30-Sep-19 19:45:50

That sounds good. I have wondered whether to try to incorporate a few proper fasting days into my week, I might try. More as a 'reset' than as a long term thing. Over the summer I have forgotten how to fast, how not to graze.

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow, I feel so unhealthy right now. I'm going to hide the scales after I weigh in, at least for a week or two, and really focus on my food and making healthier choices rather than the minute fluctuations of the scales.

Good luck everyone!

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flowerycurtain Mon 30-Sep-19 19:51:06

Yes! Me!

Have also lost the same 6 lbs over the last 6 months about 6 times.

Also run and then spoil it all by eating all my exercise cals.

See you in the morning for a weigh in

supercee Mon 30-Sep-19 19:51:50


I too have got on and fallen off the same diet wagon over the last few months. I've lost weight before, I know how to do it I just can't seem to stick to it 🙄.

However after tanking the wine/alcohol like it's going out of fashion and piling on the pounds, I'm ready to tackle this. I start a new job this week and have a wedding coming up in 3 weeks so it's no more excuses.

I need to cut the wine out, introduce exercise and cut down massively on carbs as that works for me.

MemphisMum Mon 30-Sep-19 20:00:26

Haven’t run for nearly a parks half marathon was my last run

And I’m in the ballot for London marathon so I’ve got running on my mind.... might restart c25k, could see if there’s a thread to hop on

I need to lose the weight now. It’s ridiculous. I’m in an active job so should use it to my advantage, I’m always so knackered I just eat rubbish

Tomorrow I’m trying to re set my eating

thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 30-Sep-19 20:13:08

@supercee yes it's definitely the wine for me. I don't even really drink that much (maybe 1-2 bottles a week, only at weekends) but it seems to just destroy my willpower. I'm really hoping for a dry October!

@MemphisMum I did a half in April and I was at the top of my game, felt amazing. I was just saying to Dh today that I reckon my km pace for the 10k I'm doing on Sunday will be slower than my half, despite rigorous training and running 5x a week- and that's all down to my food and wine intake being off the scale!

@flowerycurtain yep, I'm in for the scales of doom and then I'm all positive thinking all the way!! There's no point dwelling on it and comparing to last month, and no point berating myself for my sins.

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thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 30-Sep-19 20:14:52

The Run/Walk/Swim 1000km / 1000m in 2019 challenge

This running thread is very supportive, I have done my 1000km now but I still post on there every time I run, it's only me and I think 2 others so do come and join in if you want any support!

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MemphisMum Mon 30-Sep-19 20:36:34

thank you! im in process of putting a new running playlist together, that always motivates me to move

im a lapsed slimming world member but cant organise myself to re join so im on my own food wise....doesnt help i live with strapping teen lads and a feeder partner.

flowerycurtain Tue 01-Oct-19 06:36:23

Morning all. Right. I'm 10st 8lbs today.

I am going to be 9st 10 by xmas. So 12lbs to lose. I'm going to aim for 7 in October and 5 in November.

Today is a work day for me so I don't get a chance to do much exercise. Will try and get out for a walk to get 10k steps in. Food aims are:
B - all bran, Greek yoghurt.
L - soup
T - chilli and rice

Evening snacking and eating out are my downfalls.

flowerycurtain Tue 01-Oct-19 06:36:37

Meant to say good luck all!

toomuchfaster Tue 01-Oct-19 06:46:19

Right. I am 11stone, heaviest I've been in 18 months sad
Today is my first fast day, not a good start as DD had me up at 5.45!
Good luck to us all!

thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 01-Oct-19 06:57:25

I am 10.11.5 this morning, also pretty much the heaviest I've been although I have bounced around to this and back down to 10.3 all summer. I'm aiming for 10.3 again although I'd actually like to get to 9.13 (for vanity reasons) by Christmas!

One day at a time though! Today I'm going to fast this morning, go for a quick run, and go to the supermarket. Meals will be egg for lunch probably with avocado, and dinner will be lamb spicy mince and veg. I go to a circuits class tonight for an hour as well, so a busy day!

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thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 01-Oct-19 06:58:46

And yes, good luck everyone.
I'm hiding the scales now to prevent myself from daily weigh ins.

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BIWI Tue 01-Oct-19 07:07:56

The next low carb Bootcamp starts on 14 October if that's any help to anyone?

supercee Tue 01-Oct-19 16:24:41

Forgot to weigh myself and didn't prep for first day in new job so only had a black coffee and turkey and cranberry bagel (low carbs out the window). Will have a protein only dinner and start properly tomorrow!

thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 01-Oct-19 18:11:58

I've had a good day today- fasted til lunch then I had leftover mushroom
Chilli with a hard boiled egg and avocado, then dinner was lamb mince and veg. I've had 2 sausages as snacks. I've been for a run, done 16k steps, and I'm going to hiit/circuits this evening. I probably haven't drink enough water so I'm going to try and get a few bottles down me this evening.

Tomorrow, I'm planning more of the same except no run as I'm tapering down this week for my race. I am planning a mammoth 5 hour cleaning blitz instead though, this house is grim! I've already boiled some eggs for snacks and made a sugar free soy milk jelly for a sweet treat tomorrow if I want it.

Hope everyone's had a good day

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thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 01-Oct-19 18:14:38

@BIWI I'm always tempted by bootcamp but I really really struggle with the no cal counting as I just never lose my appetite even with low carbs- I can eat far far too much. I don't eat dairy either so I struggle to get the ratios right for ketosis and it seems to work better for me to have a daily calorie limit and aim for 25-50g carbs a day.

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flowerycurtain Tue 01-Oct-19 20:50:18

Wow newesvebear that's a ton of exercise in one day!

I went for a walk at lunch so got my 10k steps in. I've stuck to my meal plan and had a good snack this evening - bear yo yo and a cereal bar.

Have been invited to a posh lunch on November 30th so I reckon that's a good tArgrt for me that's 60 days away.

Day 1/60 complete.

MemphisMum Tue 01-Oct-19 20:57:45

ive been at work but still got in 14,000 steps

eaten well but probably too many carbs. not had a chance to weigh but will do that first thing

think i'll do measurements too

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