Chocolate and gin!

Help - after an Easter full of bad things (see title - I am not even that keen on chocolate) - I have to do something about the flab! So to avoid buying an entirely new wardrobe for summer, I need to lose a stone. Sigh. I also need to feel a tad more healthy and relaxed. So not much to aim for then! I'll start with losing the weight ... world peace, I will deal with once my abdominal fat stays in the bounds of my waistband!!

Positive thinking and support needed please.

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  • Hi and welcome, Jules :)

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  • I'm exactly the same! Did toy with the idea of going to matalan to get whole new wardrobe...then decided to sort myself out instead. I have 2 st to loose. I'm on day two and determined (early days!)

  • Hi rubybluecar

    Thanks for replying 😊.

    Day one for me and so still determined! I am on Easter holiday so those chocolate eggs are still looking at me - saying eat me!! I haven't given in as it's my sons birthday so hoping to save some calories for a small piece of cake!

    I really don't want to be the chubby one at work - I work with lots of skinny people who really love running (I don't I'm afraid, it hurts my knees too much apart from the fact that I just plain don't enjoy it) and cycling. I am trying the twelve week NHS thingy. I will use 'my fitness pal' app to log what I eat. What are you doing?

  • Ha! I fear the same fate at work too! I don't want to be known as a biscuit munching teacher! Know what you mean about skinny colleagues- I try to tell myself that they're young and yet to have children....oh no! I sound like MY mum.

  • I teach as well and so know the destressing value of biscuits!! Staffrooms are a dreadful place! I am currently on my dad's exercise bike watching Pride and prejudice. Not the same without Colin Firth but eye candy will get me through the cycling - aiming to do at least 30 mins 5 times a week (until the marking gets in the way again). Pah unlikely to manage to keep up 5 sessions! Have tried any of the NHS exercise videos - I might try the strength ones, could do with getting rid of my bat wings.....

  • I find it's the de-stressing ( or should that be distressing) vodka I need after marking along with the sudden urge to comfort eat like a fool that ruins me. So much pressure at work!

    Agree Colin firth is the MAN. Oh yes...

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