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    Penelope Penguin
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 8. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.
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    • 29th Dec 11, 7:25 PM
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 8. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting. 29th Dec 11 at 7:25 PM
    Hello, everyone I've been asked, ever so nicely, so shiny new thread for you all

    Quote:

    As some of you know there's been some discussion lately on how to accomodate weight loss diets on the board. It was decided that the daily isn't the place for campaigns of any sort and that there was a very good weight loss thread on the I wanna board which would offer excellent support to anyone wishing to join.

    The board guides have talked about this and we'd like to accomodate a weight loss campaign the OLD STYLE way here. However, in order for it to fit with the board, it should be about scratch cooking and healthy eating, NOT about where to get low calorie/fat ready meals cheaply or fad diets.

    So, here it is. The Lose Weight the Old Style Way thread. This thread is for support in losing weight but in order to keep it true to the board - which is about money saving the old style way, there are going to be some posting guidelines.


    Important. Please read:

    The thread should be about healthy, Old Style eating. That means recipes and meal plans, support and encouragement and healthy eating. What shouldn't be accomodated here is if the thread goes off topic and covers ready meals, fad diets and weight loss clubs. There is a good thread that covers all that on the 'I wanna' board. So if the thread becomes an extention of that, we will have to close it and ask people to join in there instead.


    Enjoy, and good luck
    Life is too short to clean behind the fridge
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  • theatregirl4
    *wanders in and waves*

    I am vaguely aware I've been MIA/AWOL for the best part of 2-3 months....wondering if anyone remembers me and whether I'm allowed back into the thread?

    I stopped posting because I got really sick over Xmas + I got a new temporary role at work (both of which are gone/finished now) so that meant it was great for my waistline! I was running up and down stairs and back and forth to work but when I got sick I dropped 5lbs really fast and actually made it all the way down to 12st 1lb!

    However although it stayed off for a while....the weight has been creeping back on 1lb at a time for the last few weeks....so here I am end of Feb and I'm back up to 12st 6. I've been off chocolate for 1 whole week due to Lent and it doesnt seem to be making any difference...so maybe I'm doing something else wrong?

    In any case, I think it will help going back to writing my meals down again

    *hugs*
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  • Molly41
    Welcome back Theatre Girl - I have missed you x
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  • daisiegg
    Welcome back theatregirl!
  • The Dragon
    Hi again theatregirl and welcome back!

    Are you wanting to join in on the last bit of the current challenge?
    Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for thou art crunchy and good with catsup
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  • theatregirl4
    Hi again theatregirl and welcome back!

    Are you wanting to join in on the last bit of the current challenge?
    Originally posted by The Dragon
    Awww. I was missed I dont know if I'm glad to be back, doesnt it kind of mean I have a problem with food? (too much of it?!)

    Whats the current challenge?
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    • sparrer
    • By sparrer 25th Feb 13, 12:24 PM
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    sparrer
    wb theatregirl

    Not a good morning at all, just back from the surgery where I had an MoT which they're now offering to ladies over a certain age. The nurse made me shorter than I thought (4 feet 11 1/2", now 4 feet 11". Weight 9st 9lb . My scales tell me 9st 3lb, surely my clothes can't weigh 6lb? BP way, way too high, when it's been on the low side of normal all my life. The only thing that our calc's make the same is BMI of 26. I know I have to get that to 25 or less. Have to wait a week for results of blood test (cholesterol etc). So all in all feeling very low when I'm not the depressed type, never have been - no wonder I don't go to the surgery unless I really, really have to!!!

    Ah well, back to the grindstone
    B - 30g F&F, sk milk
    L - Mushrooms and tomato on toast
    D - roasted roots - sweet potato, carrots, parsnip, red onion, with 1/2 chicken leg
    S - apple, melon, satsuma, banana
    E - usual plus cleaned through downstairs.

    Have a bright day
    I'm just a little Cockney sparrer

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  • The Dragon
    Awww. I was missed I dont know if I'm glad to be back, doesnt it kind of mean I have a problem with food? (too much of it?!)

    Whats the current challenge?
    Originally posted by theatregirl4
    The usual "how much weight do you hope to lose by X date" the date in question this time being 30th March - so 5 more weigh ins
    Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for thou art crunchy and good with catsup
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  • gresleyrover
    Have to report a disappointing STS again this week. Sorry to be so late posting but DH and I have been away to visit DS1 and the family this weekend and had to go to work this morning so this is the first time I`ve been able to get to a computer.

    Hoping for better this week
    Weight loss since 5/1/13 21.0lbs
    Last challenge 1.8/8
    This challenge 2.6/7
  • theatregirl4
    @ Sparrer


    The usual "how much weight do you hope to lose by X date" the date in question this time being 30th March - so 5 more weigh ins
    Originally posted by The Dragon
    Oooh. Thats tempting.
    I think I will go for 5lbs by 30th March please - thats 1lb a week which should be doable.

    I was a good girl today and when I popped into Iceland I picked up some WW meals - 3 for 3. Going to be cooking stirfry a little bit and got some more pasta and other stuff too.

    Had quick meals today as have been really busy.

    b- quaker microwave porridge
    l - 2 x sausage rolls + pack of crisps, 2 squares of chocolate.
    d - diced chicken + chopped onions, was going to make them into a kebab style thing but couldnt find any kebab sticks, so it will be more like a stirfry thingy. DM having leftover cabbage with hers, and I will be having 1/2 a tin of sweetcorn.

    exercise - shopping, walking, carrying heavy bags, pushing heavy trolly lol, plus putting everything away when I got home. still got to clean the rabbits and do housework (dishes etc) before I put dinner on so I think I'll burn off at least one sausage roll!
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  • The Dragon
    Got you down then theatregirl4 and good luck with your first weigh in on Friday/Saturday!
    Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for thou art crunchy and good with catsup
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  • theatregirl4
    Thanks Dragon.

    In a sidenote, does daska still post on here?
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  • Need2bthrifty
    wb theatregirl

    Not a good morning at all, just back from the surgery where I had an MoT which they're now offering to ladies over a certain age. The nurse made me shorter than I thought (4 feet 11 1/2", now 4 feet 11". Weight 9st 9lb . My scales tell me 9st 3lb, surely my clothes can't weigh 6lb? BP way, way too high, when it's been on the low side of normal all my life. The only thing that our calc's make the same is BMI of 26. I know I have to get that to 25 or less. Have to wait a week for results of blood test (cholesterol etc). So all in all feeling very low when I'm not the depressed type, never have been - no wonder I don't go to the surgery unless I really, really have to!!!

    Ah well, back to the grindstone
    B - 30g F&F, sk milk
    L - Mushrooms and tomato on toast
    D - roasted roots - sweet potato, carrots, parsnip, red onion, with 1/2 chicken leg
    S - apple, melon, satsuma, banana
    E - usual plus cleaned through downstairs.

    Have a bright day
    Originally posted by sparrer
    Sparrer if your surgery is anything like mine they move the scales around in a very haphazard fashion so I would question the accuracy of them, but I would also give 4-5lbs for clothing and the time of day you were weighed, so all in all you cant be too far off chin up, theres only the BP to get control of.

    Im a much happier bunny today I went back to the dentist and halleluiah I can chew again got a new dental plate fitted last week and oh my goodness the ulcers I have are unbelievable but a bit of adjustment means Im sorted now no more living on soup, at last I can get back to my crunchy salads and solid food .

    Theartregirl nice to see you back, don't worry too much about going awol/mia - we've all done it
  • emmaneni
    Welcome emmaneni
    I'm sure a lot of us can identify with what you're saying. I'm a typical yo-yo dieter, I actually have 3 different clothes sizes in my wardrobe. Right now, I'm pretty determined to lose the weight, and NOT put it on again. I'm fed up with having to diet, and want this to be the last time.
    Please don't take this the wrong way - I'm saying it because I've been where you are - but we all have self control if we want to have it. Saying "I have no self control" is an excuse to do what we want. You have to REALLY want to lose weight, and do what's required to achieve that.
    Some people can eat a small bit of chocolate, then stop. I'm not one of them, so this year I'm cutting out chocolate biscuits and chocolate bars completely...7 weeks in, and it's much easier than I thought it would be (considering the large bars I used to eat).
    Fancy joining me in Chocolate Free 2013?
    Originally posted by ellie99
    Thanks Ellie and don't worry it wasn't taken the wrong way, you are completely right. Not sure I've got the guts to go Chocolate Free, I think I will have to have a wee think about that one.

    B: Coffee and a taste of someone's kuglof (sp?)
    L: 2oz of pasta with a tin of sardines in tomato sauce, a hot green pepper, small onion and 3 tablespoons of sweetcorn. A low fat/sugar yoghurt.
    D: Tomato soup (same as yesterday)
    E: Week 5, run 1 of c25k.
    • sparrer
    • By sparrer 25th Feb 13, 10:04 PM
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    sparrer
    Sparrer if your surgery is anything like mine they move the scales around in a very haphazard fashion so I would question the accuracy of them, but I would also give 4-5lbs for clothing and the time of day you were weighed, so all in all you can’t be too far off – chin up, there’s only the BP to get control of.
    Originally posted by Need2bthrifty
    Thanks N2bt, you're right of course, just needed someone to put it in perspective for me. I was wearing heavy skirt, thick tights, a roll-neck and a sleeveless woolly pully over the top so they must weigh a bit. It's stupid that as soon as you're told something isn't as it's always been you start to worry, so thank goodness for breathing exercises.

    I'm sure all will be well, got lots of good food in the house so I know I'm doing the best for my body that I can


    Except for the cheese. I need cheese. But I do buy rf which is okay, isn't it?
    I'm just a little Cockney sparrer

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  • theatregirl4
    Evening all.
    Dinner kind of went to pot as Mum still doesnt have any appetite - so just made her chicken and cut it up into pieces for her so she didnt have to bother with it. Did my chicken the same and mixed it with the sweetcorn. Left the onions out of the mix as I was originally going to do them for Mum to liven up the dish but she just wants plain food at the moment.

    After dinner did more housework, and installed Powerpoint onto my computer again as I have a presentation to do for a interview - I'm going for a Casual Duty Manager position and its in two stages. Have faffed around with that for a bit, then did some more couponing, registered my shiny new Iceland card and printed off a 1.05 APG coupon from todays shop!

    And because its been such a long hard stressful day doing e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g I have caved in and had a slice of ginger cake and just opened a bag of store bought sweet popcorn.
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  • ellie99

    Except for the cheese. I need cheese. But I do buy rf which is okay, isn't it?
    Originally posted by sparrer
    sparrer, I keep meaning to ask you, what does rf stand for?


    If you could live one day of your life over again, which day would you choose?
  • theatregirl4
    sparrer, I keep meaning to ask you, what does rf stand for?
    Originally posted by ellie99
    I know I'm not sparrer but I understand it to be reduced fat
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  • emmaneni
    sparrer, I keep meaning to ask you, what does rf stand for?
    Originally posted by ellie99
    Ellie I'd agree with Theatregirl that it's reduced fat.

    I've got to come up with a decent but healthy non bread/pasta packed lunch for tomorrow. I don't want bread because I live alone with no freezer so bread quickly goes off as I rarely eat it. I had pasta yesterday so want something different.

    I was thinking about some samosas or spring rolls, baked in the oven and not oiling the pastry so reducing the fat. With a nice dipping sauce of some sort. They have to be vegetarian as I don't cook meat for myself over here, only fish.

    Off to search for some ideas. Have a great day everyone.
    • sparrer
    • By sparrer 26th Feb 13, 9:36 AM
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    sparrer
    Morning all
    You're absolutely right Theatregirl and emmaneni, rf, sometimes known as lf is reduced fat, or low fat. I tend to only use rf/lf/ff in dairy, for instance milk, cheese and yogurt, I've heard some horror stories about what they replace the fats with in some processed foods!

    B - F&F, sk milk
    L - veggie soup, banana
    D - cauli cheese using sk milk, rf spread, rf cheese
    S - melon, satsuma, grapes, apple
    E - ironing, vac & polish downstairs, clean sofas with leather protector, I do it once a year and today's the day. Ideal if you want to increase your heart rate

    Have a sunny day whatever the weather
    I'm just a little Cockney sparrer

    Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most ~ Buddha

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  • The Dragon
    Ellie I'd agree with Theatregirl that it's reduced fat.

    I've got to come up with a decent but healthy non bread/pasta packed lunch for tomorrow. I don't want bread because I live alone with no freezer so bread quickly goes off as I rarely eat it. I had pasta yesterday so want something different.

    I was thinking about some samosas or spring rolls, baked in the oven and not oiling the pastry so reducing the fat. With a nice dipping sauce of some sort. They have to be vegetarian as I don't cook meat for myself over here, only fish.

    Off to search for some ideas. Have a great day everyone.
    Originally posted by emmaneni
    For a future idea, roast some Mediterranean veggies in the oven (light spray of oil so they don't stick!) and make some couscous with boiling water and herbs. Mix the chopped veggies through and serve/pot up and take for lunch.

    Or mixed beans with diced cooked potato and salad - all tossed together
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