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Old 10-03-2014, 8:33 PM
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Haha maybe that's why I've been eating so much savesummore. Well my cold and I have been well fed today
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Happy Birthday for last Friday KW, here a cal/fat/sugar/carb etc-free cyber cake for you

Not a good day in terms of weight watching but I did enjoy what I ate

B - F&F, prunes, ff Greek yogurt
D - salad, jacket with cheese, ice cream
T - 3 croissants, 1 with peanut butter, 1 with cheese, 1 with lemon cheese
S - satsuma, melon, 1/2 banana, 2 pieces shortbread
E - 4x5 mins on treadmill. Tried upping it to 3mph but ran out of breath in a minute so will keep it at 2.5 until I'm more used to it. Burned 102 cals - not quite enough to work off those all butter croissants and shortbread
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Belated Birthday wishes knitwitch, hope you had a lovely weekend x
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:20 AM
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Thanks for the birthday wishes folks - now back to shifting the blubber
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Hi everyone

Im sure people sense im really trying at this diet as yesterday I was given a twirl (the choc bar not just someone twirling ) then ive come to work today someone has brought in a box of heros, my work collegue has given me a mars and plonked a bag of sweets on my desk!!

Mars put in hand bag to take home for OH as was the twirl yesterday, I have put a couple heros in my draw thinking maybe if I have one per day that will be ok, 3 jelly sweets eaten then moved them off my desk!!

Today:
B: bran flakes, blueberries, strawberries, greek yog
S: banana, pkt french fries 3 jelly sweets
L: HM tuna & sweetcorn salad, 2 oatcakes, 2 satsumas
S: Apple
T: Tuna steaks with spagetti & hm pasta sauce

IF hungry later ill try and have something healthy..........i said this last night & ended up eating a freddo!! Oh well only 94 cals!

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Afternoon

I found a Freddo in the shop this morning (I didn't actually find it! I located it on the shelf and bought it.) I saved it until this afternoon and then after my exercise DVD I ate it as slowly as I could and it was lush.

I think this could be the way to go, it's pretty low in calories but it's got the taste I crave.

I went for my usual walk this morning but it's so cold I couldn't face it again this afternoon so I did extra on my DVD instead. I could see my breath outside when I was hanging out the washing mid morning.
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Ok due to working silly hours the last few weeks all sensible eating & exercise has gone right out the window. BUT somehow Ive managed sts now Ive four days off & as a great list maker top of the agenda is to get a routine in place once more....Right now girl get knitting keep those fingers busy
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Happy belated birthday KnitWitch!

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I found a Freddo in the shop this morning (I didn't actually find it! I located it on the shelf and bought it.) I saved it until this afternoon and then after my exercise DVD I ate it as slowly as I could and it was lush.

I think this could be the way to go, it's pretty low in calories but it's got the taste I crave.
I'm glad it worked for you, it was a good treat for me too, whenever I had a real craving.

My weekend at my parents has now come to an end. It was pretty typical of a weekend at home - lots of meals out, and my parents bought some treats for when I did eat in the house. I think I saw 2 small side salads and 2 raspberries the whole 4 days I was there (I'm not sure the raspberries count because they were on top of cakes!)

Going to draw a line under the weekend. Will have to grin and bear the results on the scales on Friday, and the clean eating starts again tomorrow. Been reading up on nutrition, and am going to up the fibre content in my diet for a couple of weeks to see if it helps my waistline.
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Still full of cold, but got out, running round the park today playing hide and seek. DS1 managed to run into a swing and has a big gash on his tongue so needed lots of tlc.

Food diary:
B: Plum, 1 piece multigrain toast with thinly spread brussels pate.
L: tuna, sweetcorn mayo sandwich. (white bread)
D: Golden veg rice with fried onion, orange pepper, carrot and 3 sausages chopped in. (shared with DH so actually only 1.5 sausages)
S: Two mini eggs, 2 belvita breakfast biscuits, tangerine
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B - F&F, Greek yogurt
D - grilled bacon, sausage, tomato, sauteed onion, mushrooms, fried potato, fried egg
T - 2 bread rolls, 1 with cheese & pickle, 1 with apricot jam
S - apple, pineapple
E - 5x 5 mins treadmill @ 2.5 mph

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Hi everyone

Minicooper- I read fibre is good for your diet/filling you up the only downside is it can get alittle erm.............windy

Not much to report here apart from i cracked yesterday and ate 2 hero chocs!

Ive come into work today and my friend has given me a bag of crisps!! Everyday this week someone at work has given me food- they either think i need fattening up (unlikely!) or that im some sort of human dustbin

Today:

B: 1 seeded bread toasted with butter, 2 eggs scrambled
S: 1 boiled sweet, banana
L: HM tuna & sweetcorn salad with carrot sticks and 2 oakcakes
S: 2 satsumas, apple
T: cheese sandwich, french fries, mini (you aint kidding!) choc bar

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Minicooper- I read fibre is good for your diet/filling you up the only downside is it can get alittle erm.............windy
Well it didn't warn about that side effect!! I'll bear that in mind before I go nuts for fibre then...

Got the worst sinus headache today, it's made me feel a bit queasy. Stopped to get hayfever tablets to see if that would help, but also bought a couple of 'sorry for myself' treats

Also, not sure if the headache is driving me a little nuts, but I think my new housemates have been helping themselves to my cheese. I opened a new block last Thursday to grate a small amount of cheese over a tray bake. I was away Friday to last night, but this evening I only had half a block left, and it was sliced flat (no grating bumps). I know that will make me sound petty, but I was really proud of how long I was making my cheese last, and now "I've" used half a block over 2 meals

To go all out for a strop, at least if they keep helping themselves to my cheese, I'll be more inclined to buy none at all!
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Hi chums ,very happy old lady tonight I went to see the diet nurse today and I have got my BMI down to 37.It was 46 last September and it means that I have lost almost 3 stone since then.Still a couple more to shift but I am a very happy bunny,fingers crossed so will my consultant be next week when I see him and he will agree to my operation
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minicooper- I would be so cross if someone stole my food. I remember being a student in a house share (the other housemates were working full time) My budget was 10 a week for food, plus an extra 10 at the start of each term which bought teabags, ketchup etc. My landlord had builders in and they were helping themselves to my teabags- using a half a term's worth in two days. Nowadays I prepare DH lunch every day in an insulated lunch bag because it gets stolen from the staff room fridge

JackieO thats a fantastic achievement, well done

Food diary for today:
B: weetabix, raisins, ss milk
11am: One round multigrain toast. Tuna mayo, tiny bit of cheese grilled on top.
L: Small baked potato with some tuna, sweetcorn, mayo. Stir fry cabbage, red pepper, mangetout. (Spray oil, soy sauce, level tsp sweet chilli sauce)
Two spoonfuls of DS's leftover noodles- I binned the rest.
D: Creamy chicken pasta (a favourite in our house, basically 2 chicken breasts chopped small and browned in wok, pasta cooked with 2 chicken oxos, not too much water, then stir in a tin condensed chicken soup and chicken) Broccoli, carrot, mushrooms, chopped cherry toms. Fed me, fussy toddler, DH (large portion) and enough for DH and DS's lunch tomorrow.
S: orange, apple, 1 belvita biscuit, 1 mini egg.

Ate quite a lot as you can see, but all done in a low cal/ smaller portion way than I would have done previously. Still suffering with this cold and tired tbh . I will be thrilled if I manage a STS this week, will not be surprised if I put weight on tho.
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minicooper- I would be so cross if someone stole my food. I remember being a student in a house share (the other housemates were working full time) My budget was 10 a week for food, plus an extra 10 at the start of each term which bought teabags, ketchup etc. My landlord had builders in and they were helping themselves to my teabags- using a half a term's worth in two days. Nowadays I prepare DH lunch every day in an insulated lunch bag because it gets stolen from the staff room fridge .
I hate people that steal lunches at work! I don't know how people think that it's OK to do that... I don't mind if people steal a glug of milk or a bit of butter, and if they ask, I won't begrudge a big bit because I know they'll return the favour. I do mind if they do it for more than a day, or take half the pack or slice it funny! As a student, I got irrationally annoyed when housemates took a bit of butter from the wrong end of the pack!
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According to Channel 5 (The Wright Stuff) this morning, the average person spends 110 per month on takeaways.
Meanwhile last night on BBC we had people who couldn't afford to eat due to having debts while also living on benefits.
Shocking stuff. My grocery bill is averaging about 90 a week (about 20 of that is baby milk, nappies, wipes etc. Used to spend lots less but finding it difficult to cut it down much and still have plenty of fruit, veg and some treats for DH and DS. But takeaways are a rare event.
Trying to think about portion sizes both when cooking and serving. Trying to retrain my brain that food waste is food that is binned but also food that goes in the mouth when the stomach is already satisfied. Eating DS's leftovers etc is treating myself as a human bin.
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Hi chums ,very happy old lady tonight I went to see the diet nurse today and I have got my BMI down to 37.It was 46 last September and it means that I have lost almost 3 stone since then.Still a couple more to shift but I am a very happy bunny,fingers crossed so will my consultant be next week when I see him and he will agree to my operation
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According to Channel 5 (The Wright Stuff) this morning, the average person spends 110 per month on takeaways. .
Wow!! Who are these people?! It has got me wondering how much I spend on take aways/eating out I bet on a bad month its 50 (couple meals out over the month plus one/two late night drunk pizza's it wouldnt take long to add up )

Today:

B: greek yog, bran flakes, blueberries, strawberries, banana
S: 1 seeded bread toasted with butter
L: HM cheese & coleslaw salad, 2 oatcakes, carrot sticks, 2 stasumas
S: one boiled sweet, apple
T: mint & lamb chipolators, mash & cabbage

have saved some cals for a small choc/freddo type bar later

Oh got up 6:30 this morning and did my dusting hopeing this has burnt some cals as I havent even found time for that 12 min workout
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Yesterday... B one slice wholemeal toast two poached eggs
D two seeded salad rolls
T steak chips peas salad (all served on a small plate)
S banana & apple
E two two hour walks
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According to Channel 5 (The Wright Stuff) this morning, the average person spends 110 per month on takeaways.
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Crikey! Never have takeaways, well I say never. Possibly fish & chips 4 times a year.
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D: Creamy chicken pasta (a favourite in our house, basically 2 chicken breasts chopped small and browned in wok, pasta cooked with 2 chicken oxos, not too much water, then stir in a tin condensed chicken soup and chicken)
That sounds nice fluffysox...do you add in the water the pasta cooks in, or do you drain it away?

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According to Channel 5 (The Wright Stuff) this morning, the average person spends 110 per month on takeaways.
110 a month Do we believe this figure? because if that's the average that means there are people spending a lot more than that!

I wonder if they made it clear if that was "per person"...if someone asked me how much I'd spent on a takeaway and I'd bought for a family of 4, I'd say the whole price?

I try not to have takeaways too often (honest guv ) but I have probably 2 or 3 per month. My favourite costs 4.70, so that's 10 - 15 per month (just for me, if I have one with family obviously it costs more, cos mum pays, doesn't she!)

It's a cost thing, and a healthy eating thing...there's a little part of me which wonders how long I could eat takeaways for before I got bored with them , if I didn't know that I'd get fat (well, fatter ) I'd love to find out
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