"Oh when my student loan comes through and I pay my rent I’ll only be £500 overdrawn, so that ain’t too bad"
Overheard in a shop just now. Students worry me…
This is my skin telling me that although I’m drinking lots of water, regularly exercising, eating healthy most of the time and generally sticking within my calorie goals, I absolutely can not get away with all the treats I’m having recently. I’m all for having occasional treats, everything in moderation and all that but last week I had multiple milky coffees, pancakes, loads of biscuits, carrot cake, fizzy drinks, juice, a scone, a custard tart and today I went for lunch with a friend and had a massive shortbread slice thing and another flat white (even posted a picture of its deliciousness). But I need to stop! I need to get my self control back. My skin at the moment is definitely a reflection of my diet.
I also really need a haircut.
im 25 years old, 5'9, and weight 330 lbs, if i loose a significant amount of weight in a timely manner (2 years) will I still suffer from stretchy or saggy skin?
Because of how much weight you will need to lose (anywhere from 100 to maybe 150 pounds), I would venture an educated guess and say yes, you will most likely have loose skin at the end of your journey. HOWEVER, that thought should NOT stop you from losing the weight. What’s better? To be unhealthy and have that extra skin, just still filled with fat inside, or to be healthier than you’ve ever been (and all the amazing benefits that come with that) and have some skin that hangs a bit? The pros outweigh the cons in losing weight. And skin removal surgery is always an option down the line. I follow two blogs (enoughfluff & funeralformyfat) who had tummy tucks to remove their loose skin and one blog (imgonnamakeachange) who had breast reconstruction surgery to remove the loose, saggy skin in her boobs. Go ahead and look through their blogs to follow their journeys and surgeries. I promise, loose skin is nothing to be worried about. If it happens, you figure out what to do about it then. For now, focus on making yourself fit, healthy, and happy :)
I have loose skin after a 70lb loss, but I’m much happier with loose skin than I ever was when I was obese!
#half marathon training
This my attempt of trying to show off the running belt I bought on Friday. I left my arm band iPhone holder thingy at the boy’s house so I had to go buy another one. I usually carry a water bottle, and try and stuff my key, bank card and jelly babies (they get very squished and warm) into my pockets. Soooo I thought maybe now that I’m going to be marathon training this year maybe I should try a belt or something. So I bought one.
When I tried it on it seemed absolutely perfect. Yesterday I had 10 miles planned so I was quite excited to try it out. With the water bottles filled it was absolutely disastrous. I basically ran down the road and it was pulling my top up, my shorts down, I just couldn’t get it to sit right and comfortably. I gave up and turned around, there was no way I could put up with that for 10 miles. So I ended up just going to the gym instead.
I had a mega busy day yesterday and planned to go to the running shop this morning only to find out its closed on Sundays. Boo. I had one of my deja vu seizure things this morning so I wasn’t going to risk running without my phone on me (I really can’t hold it in my hand for two hours) so I ended up going to the gym again. I snuck into a body attack class then ran 5k on the treadmill.
So third week in a row with no long run BUT loads of exercise (I also walked a million miles yesterday).
Got me thinking though, do any of my long distance followers have any recommendations? What do you guys use to carry things on your runs? I’m thinking I want something that’s going to see me through marathon training. I need room for my phone, keys, jelly babies, bank card and water. Oh and I’m starting to think with the epilepsy I should carry a medical emergency card or something :/
How I faced up to epilepsy →
Helen Stephens talks to Kate Kellaway about the epilepsy that has dominated her adult life â and her powerful photo-journal that documents its emotional toll
This actually made me cry. Having epilepsy is so much more than just having seizures. I could relate to a lot of what she was talking about, some of it was even quite difficult to read because it sounded so familiar :(