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  • 8.3km today - was looking to do 10, but my right calf muscle 'popped' again after 5km, so I had to head straight home. Disappointed, because I thought I'd rested it enough since I first did it, during last Sunday's HM. Looks like I may fall short of my monthly running target now, which is a shame. Total running for the…
  • Half Marathon done today (The "Wicklow Gaol Break"). A bit hilly, and I had a calf problem after 8km which nearly sidelined me, but I pushed through it and finished, which is all I was aiming to achieve, after the pathetic training schedule I managed in the last few weeks! Makes a welcome addition to the totals for the…
  • 5.1 km as a pre-HM loosener. Not at all ready for Sunday, as I really haven't trained enough for it - I fully expect to do it slower than the same HM last year, when it was my first ever HM, but such is the price of bad preparation. I'll just be happy to finish, to be honest...
  • Up to 52.4 km. 5k more to do later this week, as a pre-lim for my HM next Sunday.
  • Still not as much as planned, but they're ticking away (and I HAVE walked almost 54km in March as well!)
  • Bit behind schedule, thanks to the weather, but managed to get a 10.7km run in today...
  • Miffin St Jeor has mine at 1771, which is about right - if I do absolutely no exercise, I've worked out my TDEE (which is near enough the BMR in those circumstances) is around 1750. The equation given by the OP would have my BMR as 2224, which is way too much for me.
  • Been snowing or blowing a freezing gale a bit here over the last few days, so the first run of the month had to wait until today. But we're underway now...
  • OK - I'm 'IN'... Have a hilly, half-marathon to run in 3 weeks time, so with the training for that, I'll certainly be running anyway! March goal set at 105 km (or 65 miles)
  • Oh, and referring to the OP, my favourite, "don't-worry-about-the-consequences" menu would be: Onion Bhaji Chicken Dhansak Mutter Paneer Spoonful of rice Peshwari Naan Mmmmm....
  • Why haven't I heard about this Indian food fest at yours before, flumi??? I'll be on the next flight out and beating Bea's door down...
  • It is indeed a really common reaction from friends and family. They see large changes in your appearance and their default position is to worry that you're doing something unhealthy, or (worse still) have developed an eating disorder. This fear won't be helped if you're refusing to eat when visiting them! The situation is…
  • The main thing you have to do is be consistent and not swing from one extreme (eating take-ways and drinking loads!) to the other (eating a starvation diet and working out like a demon!). Find a middle ground and stick to it, week after week after week. It's not a quick process. I know you've lost 12 lbs in next to no…
  • Kudos on the weight loss so far (both OP and emily!)! Stalls or plateaux in weight loss aren't uncommon. They're usually a sign that you need to change something. The only question is 'what'? A lot depends on what you have been doing regarding your calorific intake and the amount of exercise you have been doing, so without…
  • I bought a Nike running belt - has two, small bottles in holders, either side of a reasonably big "bum-bag"/"fanny-pack" style pouch. Plenty big enough for a mobile phone, keys, energy gels etc. It stays nice and secure and doesn't bounce around at all, to be honest...
  • Dublin Half Marathon, last Saturday morning. Finished in 02:06:37, which was pleasing enough, given that I'd not really ran at all during July & August and only picked up my training again 3 weeks ago. I can't say it was easy, but it wasn't as bad as I'd feared, and it was only my second official 13.1...
  • I do 5:2 fasting and I often use a Fuller for Longer meal as one of my 2 meals on my fast days - helps me feel like I've eaten a proper meal and is still generally only just over 300 calories, so fits my needs on those days. They're pretty tasty too!
  • Sodium is the primary component of the salt that is in your food. It makes up about 38% of the weight of all the salt. As you're probably aware, you should regulate how much salt to eat as, although your body needs salt to live, too much is bad for you. So keeping your Sodium intake under the recommended level is a good…
  • Losing and/or gaining weight is so much more about what you eat and not how much exercise you do. It seems clear that you're eating more than you're burning, so are putting on weight. Maybe the gym visits are making you hungrier, or maybe they're giving you a false sense of "I can eat what I want because I've been to the…
  • Au contraire - the reaction of the crowd, buying water to hand out, makes me proud to be a Yorkshireman! I can't figure what the police thought they were doing though...
  • I did c25k between last June and August. Once complete, I just adopted a policy of running 2-3 times a week ,and never running less than that 5k. Once a week, I do a longer run, and I gradually increased the length of that (assuming I felt up to it), from 5k up to 10k. It took me a couple of months and I booked myself to…
  • Don't mind running in the rain - except that I wear glasses, and I bleedin' hate not being able to see properly either because I have to leave them at home, or because they don't have windscreen/windshield wipers on them!
  • Yeah - I can't see how being constipated would make you pass out. But the reasons for being constipated could - and most likely that would mean dehydration. So drink lots more! I'm a 5:2-er and I fins that on my fast days, taking a couple of psyllium husk capsules before each meal helps to keep things in balance...
  • The only unhealthy thing about your 'proper' sushi would be the unusually high sodium content - especially if you have soy sauce with it, because that's lethal. Actually, apart from the soy sauce, I'm not sure why they are as high in sodium as they are, to be honest...
  • It's pretty simple really - unless you have an unusual medical condition (and that is incredibly rare), then in order to lose weight you have to eat less calories than you burn, but not too much less, or (as I said above), your system will start to shut down and you'll still not lose weight. If, as you say, you've tried…
  • Yep - holiday in Florida is booked as a reward for reaching goal! :D
  • Can't be sure without seeing your diary, but from what you say, I'd suggest you're eating too little. Nobody should really be consistently netting less than 1200, and at 5' 7", I imagine you should be netting quite a bit more than that. But from what you say, you're eating less than 1200 and not eating back your exercise…
  • If it's acoustic guitar wizardry you want, then it simply doesn't get better than this: Ari Eisinger - Southern Rag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q2lgtHgoFk
  • My top tip for fast day food is to eat as big a plateful as you can! That sounds trite, but what I mean is - eat loads and loads of low calories stuff, such as salad leaves and vegetables. Throw a small amount of protein in and you have space for something tasty and with a few carbs in it such as couscous and/or coleslaw.…
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