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Dear Diary – January

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January Stats…

Start Weight: 11st 9lb

Weight Now: 11 st 6lb

Monthly Loss: 3lb

Total loss: 12lb

Waist: 29.75″

Miles Run: 45.1

Average Distance per run:1.4

Well, Janathon is over, but of course, it’s not all about the running of a mile a day. I have weight to lose and January has been a difficult month.

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From May last year, when I started running and watching my diet, to the end of August when I moved into my new house I’d lost a stone, going from 12 stone 4lb down to 11 stone 4 lb, and it had all been pretty easy. When I moved our house needed a new kitchen, we ripped out the old one and it took us till December to get the new one put in as we were doing it on our own. I found living entirely off takeaways and microwave ready meals incredibly difficult and my weight started to fluctuate up and down a couple of pounds, so instead of losing weight, by Christmas Eve I’d gained a pound. A pound, of course, is nothing, but then, over Christmas, that became 5lb.

I’d hoped to get back to 11 stone 4lb in January, but I’ve missed that target by 2 lb. I was doing fine for the first couple of weeks, but about half way through I started to get stressed, and what with all that was going on I found myself comfort eating, which is something I’ve always been prone to and I’ve yet to find a way to deal with. Every time I pass the fridge I stop and eat something, whether it’s a piece of cheese or a slice of ham, if there are crisps or chocolates or biscuits around I just can’t stop eating them. I find it incredibly difficult to control.

Still, I have managed to lose a few of those Christmas pounds, and while I might not be back at my “pre kitchengate” weight I am at least still moving in the right direction.

So, onwards to February. I have a 10k to train for at the end of March, so I intend to get back into running 3 or 4 times a week and back into my eating plan that was working so well before, and also look into some techniques to deal with comfort eating. The other thing I need to do is remember how to blog about something other than my daily runs! I have a few product reviews, including a diet book which I am interested to start reading.

Gemma Stats

January’s Achievements

Completed Janathon

Lost 3lb post Christmas

Completed my longest ever plank (2 mins)

February’s Goals

Start training for the Trowse 10k – Have built back up to a weekly 10k by the end of February

Do a weekly interval/speed training session

Lose 6lb to get down to 11 stone.

Get back into strength training that lapsed during Janathon

Run a minimum of 3 times a week

Relax more!