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Old 24-02-2013, 1:47 PM
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OH, I just wrote a post and it's gone, gone away

Anyway, thanks FatVonD, Edwardia and Snaggles
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Old 24-02-2013, 7:04 PM
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alrighty then my lunches for next week?

Well I'm thinking of shifting my baby belly - well baby is 7 years old after all I am thinking of going a little more low carb because I just seem to have been eating carby stodge through the winter.

I am thinking egg mayo salad and the trusty cheese in a salad as well
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Old 24-02-2013, 7:26 PM
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I've just put my lunch in the fridge ready for tomorrow; Wholemeal bread, scrambled eggs and spaghetti. I don't have anything too big for lunch so prefer something quick, easy and light.
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My 12 year old is the cause of my 'baby' belly.
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alrighty then my lunches for next week?

Well I'm thinking of shifting my baby belly - well baby is 7 years old after all I am thinking of going a little more low carb because I just seem to have been eating carby stodge through the winter.

I am thinking egg mayo salad and the trusty cheese in a salad as well
I haven't got kids so can't call it a baby belly, but have gained weight in the last few months so am also going for low GI options (I'm only looking to lose about 1/2 a stone). Trouble is I'm a fussy sod and don't do salad lol.

Am really with myself at the moment as I've just gone to prep tomorrows lunch and seem to have left my cous cous bowl at work. I've had a rummage to find a substitute but everything I've found so far is either too big or too small. I think I'll have to take the bits I need and wash my bowl up at work ready for use at lunch time.

D'oh! I just remembered, I took cookies into work last week as it was my birthday the week before. I put my "cous cous bowl" inside the tub to bring it home & that's where it was still hiding! Oh well, at least my lunch is all ready for me to take in with me tomorrow now
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Old 25-02-2013, 1:00 PM
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slightly dull lunch today - had cheese and pickle sandwiches, although to be fair the pickle was home made (not by me, but by brother in law). Took some cherry tomatoes and had those as well, and a yoghurt and an apple. I have two clementines and a lidl cereal bar as emergency backup for later in the afternoon!
I have just 4lb to lose to get back to my target weight which I reached last summer and which then floated upwards a bit around Christmas time. As I have cut down on alcohol this seems to be doing the trick. and have had steady weightloss of around half a pound a week.
Tonight I'm going to make some mackerel pate and will have that tomorrow wlunch time ith some homemade bread. I'm also going to make some lowfat tea bread and will have a slice of that as my emergency afternoon snack fodder for the week!
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Old 25-02-2013, 8:13 PM
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Hi everyone

Snaggles I'm glad I'm not the only one to have a bb years down the line

Twiggy-phew what a close shave that was. You sound a bit like myself, if my specific item goes amiss then I get really aggravated by it. Thank goodness you remembered

Well dones babes and mrsdee

we had a yummy Chinese tonight so I'll take the leftover curry and fried rice in my food flask tomorrow. So much for the cutting back on the stodge eh?
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Old 26-02-2013, 11:47 AM
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Scrambled eggs on toast again for me today. I have a Peach and Pear for afterwards and also a Jam Doughnut .

I always have Crisps, Cereal Bars etc in my drawer at work just in case I get a little peckish.
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Old 26-02-2013, 4:47 PM
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Well done on being so close to your target weight even after Christmas mrsdee. I haven't been drinking this month, but I haven't lost weight. Bit annoying really, grr!

Thanks to being disorganised (again!), I had to buy a cheese sandwich for lunch today, although I did resist the expensive coffee and had the stuff they were serving at the training course (which was surprisingly good! The coffee AND the course!).

I have put a MugShot and a cereal bar into my bag for tomorrow, so I won't have an excuse for any more slip ups.
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Old 26-02-2013, 6:02 PM
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I ended up working from home today so made a kind of spanish omelette with odds and ends of veg in the fridge and some cheese on top, and had that with some HM bread.
I will take the other half of it with me to work tomorrow with some bread, along with a yoghurt and some fruit (probably the same clementines that have been coming to work and back with me for the past few days - lol!!) and a cereal bar. I def need to get it all together the night before as I like to get ready and out the door asap in the mornings to beat the traffic. Have found it much easier since no longer drinking during the week! Lol!
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Old 27-02-2013, 7:28 AM
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Hello!! I'm still doing this. It's so good to get into this habit.

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Old 27-02-2013, 8:38 AM
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Oh nooooo, picked up different bag, so don't have my lunch with me. Right, damage control. I have two Cup-a-Soups in my desk drawer, and a sachet of chocolate Horlicks. I'm only at work until 4pm, so that should be enough to keep me going, along with coffee! .

Evening edit: Woohoo, managed it!
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Old 28-02-2013, 12:34 PM
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Oh nooooo, picked up different bag, so don't have my lunch with me. Right, damage control. I have two Cup-a-Soups in my desk drawer, and a sachet of chocolate Horlicks. I'm only at work until 4pm, so that should be enough to keep me going, along with coffee! .

Evening edit: Woohoo, managed it!
Well done Snaggles! I don't know if you had them in your drawer as a result of my tip saying it's what I do at work, but if so I'm really pleased it came in useful!

Funnily enough I was a little bit lazy lastnight and am starting to get bored of my 'low cal' lunches (they're still high cal, just not as high as they were lol). I'd just bought a fresh loaf of bread in the supermarket so decided to pack a couple of slices as my lunch and use them to dunk in the oxtail cup a soup I keep here. Bread is gone already but the bonus is that lunch lasts longer as the soup is too hot to wolf back like I might have done cooler and more solid lunches! (I'm still supping at it now). Must remember to replenish the stocks after my next shopping trip.

How has everyone coped with LTW days in February, it seems to have been quieter in here this month. Will there be a thread for March (apologies if I missed the post for this already)? I've had to start a log on my desk calendar for LTW days for each month as it's becoming harder to take into account annual leave days and the likes!
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Old 28-02-2013, 1:30 PM
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I'm still hanging on in there, courgette and salami pasta for me today and yesterday though I picked the onions out of it today

My planned leftover noodles didn't happen on Monday as DH ate them Sunday night so I had leftover cauliflower cheese and parsnips on Monday instead. I've bought a few 'provisions' (*cough* chocolate) but from the supermarket and multipack prices.

I have bread in my drawer and cheese in the fridge for tomorrow

Well done to everyone

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Hi, I'm still doing this. I now see leftovers as lunch fodder!

It feels good to not do these unnecessary food spends. Today I bought a perfume which cost what I used to spend each week.

Keep up the good work everyone
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Old 28-02-2013, 6:08 PM
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Hi everyone

Apologies for not posting the new thread up yesterday

I will post it up now because I might be too busy later.

Big well dones to every one of you keep it up for March and by the end we will be through the first quarter of the year!

the new thread is called March-ing and munching 2013 so feel free to pop over
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Old 28-02-2013, 6:47 PM
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Evening to you all

Hope everyone is well and reaching their targets!

I still haven't got around to making paella yet but I do intend to when I get a bit of time.

I finished the month 1 day short of my target but I am happy with that. still lots better than last year.

Enjoy your evening

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Am still going along with this - my savings account sure appreciates me putting money in every Friday! I did slip last Friday though as I got home on Thursday and realised I had nothing to make sandwiches with...so I had to cheat and buy one from Tesco. Still managed to save 95 over the month though!
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Well that's February over! Managed 2/3 days this week - I'm on annual leave today! However, Wednesday was a planned spend day as I "deserved" a treat and I was on a course

Tuesday was a jacket potato I'd cooked at home when the oven was on anyway and some coleslaw I'd packed into a tub - see adventurous!! and yesterday was my usual cheese sarnie along with the crisps etc.

thats a total february spend of 2.92

It's great to see how well everyone is doing and I hope everyone is well
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Old 01-03-2013, 7:29 PM
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How long would you think spanish omelette would keep in the fridge?
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