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Complete week 1 Yipee!!

Complete the 3rd run of week 1 this morning, feel amazing, legs tired and was thinking WHY am I doing this!!!! But now showered and so pleased to have done the first week. I just didn't think I would be able to do this but here I am at the end of the first week. One thing you guys may help is with nutrition. I want to lose around 8 lbs but don't want to exercise and then stuff my face with rubbish because I'm hungry, what can you recommend as a before and after exercise snack? Thanks x

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Bananas and water ! You will find you change shape with running but build muscle so 8 pounds can be hard to lose but your clothes will fall off!

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Super duper news sewingbee. Well done for completing Week 1. Slow and steady remember....slow and steady.

Food wise, everyone is different. My routine is a morning one - a couple of spoons of oats and milk microwaved for a couple of minutes, then add a squirt of honey. I wait for about ten mins after eating then off I go. I usually have a fresh fruit smoothie that I make myself after my shower - blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, pot of 0% vanilla yoghurt and a handful of almonds all mixed together with cranberry juice - then WHIZZZZZZ in the liquidiser thingy we have and drink. It's purrrrrrrre heaven and I have this EVERY MORNING of my life! I find this smoothie keeps me going for at least two to three hours before marauding the place for more food!

I am sure others will have their own routines, but the main thing is to NOT eat fatty things.

Good luck

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Congrats on completing your first week!!!!!!!! I echo canidoit - you may actually struggle to see the weight come off on the scales with running, but you'll drop a dress size or more! I noticed a change in my legs within three weeks and had dropped a dress size within 6 weeks.

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Well done you!! Very pleased for you (I finished my 3rd run this morning as well). I would echo the others re. weight - go by the fit of your clothes and how you look rather than the scales - muscle weighs heavier than fat and you don't want to get discouraged by the numbers when you are actually making a huge difference to your health, well-being and appearance. Well done again!!

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Well done!!! I would also say porridge is great for keeping you fuller for longer. I add a bit of honey and a few raisins. Bananas are great of course too. I also sometimes snack on weight watchers biscuits but they're probably not so great... I'm finding that I'm not eating as much as before because I think 'why undo all my hard work'? I've also stopped taking sugar in my tea/coffee, which I think is making a big difference. I've lost 2 pounds in 3 weeks, but for me that's just a nice extra as I'm really in it to get (and hopefully stay) fit.

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I'd second bananas and porridge. Also the odd sneaky jelly baby for a quick sugar boost...

Well done on getting through the first week.

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