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w3r1 & changing shape...weight loss/running post

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i know i have only been here for two weeks and am finding it a real struggle, but my recovery rate has really speeded up already and ...my body shape is changing! ? ! i have lost four pounds due to cutting down i would think (i wonder if any one loses weight on here without dieting as well) and my boyfriend keeps telling me to look in the mirror. my waist. under my chin. and my face in general.... they are...how to say it...trimmer. more tight. and i attribute this to the running as well as the eating regime. losing four pounds with diet alone wouldn't usually cause a fairly exciting appearance change... (oh and an inch and a half gone from my waist too. fact. )one often doesn't usually notice a 4 pounds weight loss physically on just diet alone. i know from past experiences. so i think this is another thumbs up for this programme. don't you? changing shape with weight loss due to C25K and cutting down? (and i have still cut 5 minutes off my 30 minute walk every day...without intending to)

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JimmyLucy2Graduate

Hi - I tend to think it is a bit like having a facelift from the ankles upwards. It takes a lot of exercise to burn calories, so you don’t really lose weight, but legs, glutes, etc get more exercise so get firmer and stronger. I suppose I now eat less trash as it makes me feel sluggish when I run, so that is what caused a bit of weight loss. Giving up alcohol is the big one, of course, but that doesn’t suit everyone!

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to JimmyLucy2

interesting post!... thanks for replying to me... not met you before :-) how do you do? x

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to JimmyLucy2

i don't drink so that's a happy coincidence... well i have a drink high days and holidays

i am hoping for an influx of replies to this still! lol i really want to know what people think about running/weight loss/changing shape . i am sure many people have fascinating insights into this as in every other subject on here... love, me :-)

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FazwazGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Hi, I’m hoping to lose a few pounds but more importantly tone up and feel fitter. Just about to start week 8 and not lost anything yet however can definitely see difference in my legs. I’ve not really cut down on food and still like a weekend drink. 🤪

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

interesting post thanks... golly, imagine what would happen if you did cut down at the same time! your body is changing already...wowzers...slenderness (or even more slenderness) here you come! lovely to meet you on here x

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FazwazGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Im over 50 now so not expecting miracles 😆but I’m still in healthy BMI so if I go over I will start cutting something out x

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

expect miracles and they'll happen! i am 50 and consider myself and my body to be young x :-)

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

there's nothing wrong with a weekend drink. i never drink really but i had a glass of red last night and it was pleasant x :-)

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FazwazGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Good for you! Red wine has its health benefits so I’ve been told 😉

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

yes true fact. just a glass occasionally. x i love your avatar

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FazwazGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Cat lover 😆😻

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

dog lover x

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FazwazGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Yeh me too. Got 2 of them and 3 cats 👍😆

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

omg what a household. how beautiful! :-)

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to changing-woman

i think you are doing brill in your running... its w3r1 for me tomorrow and i have really struggled with weeks 1 and 2 so goodness knows how will i get on...but i keep saying I love running... I can do thisI love running... I can do thisI love running... I can do this ... x

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to changing-woman

how did you get on with your early weeks, i am thinking 1 and 2 ....cos i nearly died! :-D

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

re wine: so put me down for a bottle a day (joke)... its very dehydrating though isn't it so its bad for runners especially...

i think the reason this is a really positive post is cos it's saying though you wont lose weight on the C25K alone (probably) if you do the programme along with the diet regime of your choice you definitely will lose weight. i am sure this programme speeds up the metabolism... i know i have lost two pounds a week on it so far and that's GOOD! diet and exercise not just diet IMO is the way to go x PLUS your shape really improves... inches are lost... and of course your fitness changes altogether... 'from zero to hero in no time flat' :-) (disney's hercules, brilliant film)

' It takes a lot of exercise to burn calories,' it sure does jimmylucy2!

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FazwazGraduate

The first couple of weeks I found it hard. Even running a minute I was pleading for it to finish. But it got so much easier as the weeks went on and I never thought I’d look forward to going out but I do (bit of a battle tho as I’m an evening runner and I have to drag myself off the coach) However on my last run on Friday w7r3 I was supposed to run 25 mins but ended up running 31 coz was enjoying it in that mad sort of way. Nowhere near 5k but I’ll complete the next two weeks, graduate then work on my times. Keep going you will be fine! Trust me! X

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

Well done you’re inspirational x

make that lost 6 pounds since starting...(with a watched diet) x

make that lost 7 pounds

and another half inch off my waist

You're melting away 😃 great going !

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imoca

l am melting away like the ice and snow here in italy...

and another inch and a half off my waist! i literally am having trouble believing this. i didn't lose any weight this week but i lost 1 1/2 inches off my waist! result! x :-o

i knew it was odd that i wasn't losing weight for a week or so yet was doing the same 'cutting down' and exercise. well, thats where the weight went ...from my figure!

another pound and a half off

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