… I don’t have time to have a debate with you this evening about the virtues of our run. We are busy. This means getting in, heading out for a run, then showing our (beetroot coloured) face at Fat Club. Yes, I know you’re hungry (like all the time!), and the Slimming World meeting is taking forever to get through at the moment, so we’ll do a deal, and if there is no chance that either M or me being Slimmer of the Week (where you win fruit), getting to our Club 10 (10% of body weight off) or indeed hit our 2 stone mark, then we’ll chat to friends for a few minutes and then head home.
Not too impressed that M had to stay at work a bit later, so we got home later than planned, but determined, I went out. I started walking, got my ipod out for the podcast. Except in a recent update, for some bizarre reason, my ipod had wiped C25K (Inner Tub, did you sabotage this?!). Undeterred, I figured I could cope without the podcast, and follow the plan (5mins walk, then 60 secs running, 90 secs walking until I’d done 8 runs, then 5 mins walk). It was much harder, having to constantly look at the watch. I was also overtaken by a real runner. Nevertheless, I completed Week 1, and looked incredibly dedicated at Fat Club.
Appearing somewhat beetroot coloured at weigh in, I
dragged my body hopped onto the scales and registered a 4lb loss. I am pleased with that. I am not pleased at how long the meeting is taking. It’s ridiculous. Not only that but I didn’t even get my chance to talk about my week – too many newcomers asking silly questions (read the book!!!). This is a follow on from not being a “regular” yesterday (I know it isn’t, but it feels that way). Hmph.
What I have (re)discovered though, is that I seem to have become lactose, or specifically, milk intolerant again. I went through a similar phase in 2008 when I moved back down South, where I couldn’t handle milk (pesky Devonian cows clearly produce richer milk than Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire cows). I’d get excrutiating tummy ache, and I’m getting the same again this time. I am assuming that it is a milk intolerance, as that is the only real thing that has changed lately (my milk consumption has increased a bit). I’ve decided to go back to soya milk for the time being.
One more week to go before I can update my spreadsheet, indulge my need for progress stats, and revel in less of me.