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  • I probably start from a different place because when I go hiking, usually one of the reasons I go is photography so my starting point is a bag with a side pocket which is big enough to fit my camera body and a couple of lenses in (and then a pocket at the top for quick access to filters). It also has to have enough space…
  • I had mine out 5 years ago I've never heard of this! Like the other said, the bile normally stored in it is used to digest fats - I wouldn't describe veg as fatty by any means. I got no dietary info at all after my surgery. I'm not 100% sure I've fully worked out my diet yet as I do frequently end up with "the runs". I…
  • I'd suggest like the others, speaking to your doctor. I've got exercise induced asthma (which I tried to ignore until I was halfway through a run with a group and could barely breathe). All I need to do now is a few puffs of my inhaler (salbutamol) before I run and I'm good to go. If I push myself really hard I struggle…
  • I'm a girlguiding leader and it's a shock at times how little the kids (I do 10-18 year olds) know about food. They were horrified at the idea of eating chicken and potatoes rather than chicken nuggest and chips etc. One didn't know where eggs came from and in general they just don't know how to cook. Peeling and chopping…
  • The way I look at it, it's a 1 off. Out of all the food I eat over the course of a year, 1 meal isn't going to make any real difference.
  • Aside from digital you don't need an expensive scale. Anything that'll show you 1g is 1g is all you need. Pointless paying loads for the same info.
  • Suddenly jumping up 2-3lbs overnight is usually my sign I'm going to start my period in the next 48 hours. I'm that irregular it's by far the best way of knowing for me.
  • If I recall right, the vets have only ever weighed my uncle's dog in kg. I don't think anyone would use it weight lifting (happy to be proven wrong, it's not something I do). I think it's pretty much just people.
  • I'm getting ready to start Core de Force again. I did it in Jan and loved it. It's great getting aggression out punching the air and I have noticed my leg flexibility improve. I've got a 10k race coming up (my first) and a half marathon later in the year so I'm going to mix it up with running days.
  • I haven't failed to grasp anything. I was merely describing how the UK system ("my reality") for home shopping was different to the American one you seemed to be describing. That's not measuring it and judging, it's just informing how things are different in our countries (and I guess in return saying you can't put your…
  • I get that bit. :) The only stuff I buy monthly is annoyingly bulky but light stuff such as toilet roll/cleaning products. I was just responding to the trying to get things home with several bus changes etc. That bit is completely possible. Home delivery here is done via the supermarket websites/apps and having had a…
  • Calories in and calories out are long term running totals. Your body can't really say "the 200 cals extra today came from Monday". As long as you're running at a deficit in the long term (weeks and months) you'll lose weight. Your body doesn't know to allocate a certain number of calories to a day so you can pretty much do…
  • You do what I did when I was at university - use a rucksack of some sort. Or there's the option of the wheely trolley/bag things that stereotypically old people use. I see plenty of people on busses around here using both options. Or like others have mentioned, home delivery here is pretty cheap.
  • I think a lot of people could eat healthier if they put effort into cooking themselves. Veg is pretty cheap for the most part (my family picked up lots of 5p carrots and potatoes supermarkets were selling around christmas and made soup etc with them) but yes, it takes time and effort to cook something from scratch. A lot…
  • Something I didn't see others mention - some type of trousers with a loose/elastic waist will be your friend. I couldn't wear jeans for weeks as the waist would dig into my scars - probably not helped by the fact I had to have stitches as various glues don't agree with me. Either way, any pressure hurt and I could position…
  • I had mine out a few years back. I couldn't sit up or move really for about a week after my surgery. I'd suggest finding somewhere you can prop yourself all day which has painkillers and water within reach! Once I was in a position I wasn't moving unless I *really* needed to as it was so painful and my abs just didn't…
  • I guess I should consider myself reasonably lucky then! I recall having a big discussion with my psychiatrist before I started anything about pros/cons of each option and I was told there was the likelihood of some weight gain with some (OK, most!) and it could possibly be about 20ish lbs over a year. First med I went on…
  • I can relate. In the depths of winter we only get 7 hours daylight so for most people the majority of that is spent inside at work/school so it's not actually seen (out before it's light, home after it's dark). Add to that and the average winter in England is wet and miserable so not much sun around. I guess the answer for…
  • I have bipolar disorder and spend the vast majority of my time on the depressed side. Between the meds, comfort eating and lack of energy, I've gained a load of weight I'm trying to shift (I regained 70lbs from my previous low. 10lbs more than I'd initially started with) I enjoy (if that's the word haha!) running but I've…
  • Completing RED January - I'm being sponsored so there's the accountability I need.
  • I can't help with your problem (kids have shouted at me too and my breasts are smaller than yours but I do have plenty of jiggly fat so I know how hurtful and demoralising it is). However, there are *no* laws in the UK about filming or photographing children in public places (unless the content is pornographic in which…
  • I should actually mention Northumberland too as I live there! No mountains but lots of hills to walk around, Hadrian's Wall, loads of castles and a stunning coastline.
  • I go to the Lake District every year. It's stunning - look any direction for a brilliant view - and has loads of hikes. There's gentle ones of varying lengths around the lakes (my sister and I are planning Derwent Water this year - about 10 miles around the lake) and mountain ones including one up to the highest peak in…
  • I'm just starting to learn to run and I find it motivating to realise that I've run even 10 seconds faster or at least kept the same pace. It isn't something I'd do every run but if I do the same route 2 weeks later it would be nice to see as I'm going how much I've improved/motivation to keep trying harder. I'm very much…
  • Brilliant! I'll look into that. Thank you.
  • That's what I do at the moment, start my app, put it in my pouch and run. It would be nice to have something with would say if I'm quicker/slower as I go (say out loud! I can't be holding my phone/faffing about putting it in and out of the pouch). I'm come across some apps that let you virtually compete against other…
  • I've got a few. 1) Get back under 200lbs (4-5lbs away). 2) Fit into the next jeans size down. I can fasten them but not really move and I don't want to buy any more my current size! 3) Make it to the end of the 10 week beginner running club (week 2 was this week) in tact and be able to jog 5k no matter how slowly.
  • Start of the month update. Start was 210 June Goal 185 1/1/17 - 210lbs 1/2/17 - 203lbs That's good progress! Way faster than I expected. I was aiming for 50lbs this year but maybe I should aim for half of my total goal weight instead (which would mean a new target of 170). If I pass 185 before June, I'm heading for that…
  • As it's the first of the month, here's am update based on this morning's weigh in. Start Date will be 1st Jan 2017 Start Weight: 210lbs PS: 210-7 = 203 Achieved 1/2/17 CoS: 203-8 = 195 aiming for 15/3/17 PoA: 195-11 = 184 GoF: 184-15 = 169 OotP:169-19 = 150 HbP: 150-13 = 137 DH: 137-13 = 124
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