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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 3:13 PM
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    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 9. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.
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    • 30th Dec 14, 3:13 PM
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 9. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting. 30th Dec 14 at 3:13 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 accommodate 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 accommodate 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 (nb - we run 4 challenges a year, generally either 12 or 13 weeks, with a fortnight off at the end of December )
    Last edited by Knit Witch; 14-04-2015 at 2:29 PM.
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 3:19 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 3:19 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 3:19 PM
    For those who are interested, Old Style Weight Loss Part 8 is here

    Useful Links For Old Style Weight Loss

    MSE links
    OldStyle Healthy recipes threads
    Menu Plans Collection


    Outside Links

    Free food/calorie tracking
    My Fitness Pal (iphone and android apps as well as online)
    MyNetDiary
    Caloriecount
    The rest on google

    Free printable food diary
    Printable portion guide

    NHS healthy eating website
    BMI calculator
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    • islandhoppa
    • By islandhoppa 30th Dec 14, 7:37 PM
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    • #3
    • 30th Dec 14, 7:37 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 7:37 PM
    Ooh, lovely new thread, I have been eagerly waiting to start this challenge again as I did quite well with it this time last year but then fell off the wagon due to some health issues, however all is now good and I need to shift this weight. Is it running till Easter? I need to weigh myself at weekend then return with an achievable target
    • MummyRivett
    • By MummyRivett 30th Dec 14, 7:40 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 7:40 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 7:40 PM
    2015 is going to me the year I lose weight and get fit. I've let myself go over the past few years. I am going to get on it with the help of you guys on here.

    The MSE Boards have been a help in the past with getting me out of debt and back on track. would you mind if I join up too?
    CHALLENGES FOR 2015
    12K for 2015 Member No: 141 / £1 a Day for Xmas 2015 £500/£365 / 12lb in 12 Weeks 9 /12
    • pollys
    • By pollys 30th Dec 14, 7:47 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 7:47 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 7:47 PM
    Hi Knit Witch

    I'd like to rejoin if that's ok. I left the last challenge when my scales broke, rejoined when I thought I'd fixed them, then they gave up and so did I. I now have new scales bought in the sale for half price. So I would like to rejoin. Are we having a new challenge? If so I'll weigh myself on New Year's Day, that will give me a starting point.

    Many thanks for the new thread.

    Polly
    MFW 1/5/08 £45,789 Cleared mortgage 1/02/13
    Weight loss challenge. At target weight.
    • BrassicWoman
    • By BrassicWoman 30th Dec 14, 7:52 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 7:52 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 7:52 PM
    Hello! I am not sure how this works but I'd like to lose a pound a week this year and could use some help and encouragement I'm mainly planning to eat lots of home made stuff with a strong emphasis on padding with veggies!
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    • sparrer
    • By sparrer 30th Dec 14, 8:30 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 8:30 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 8:30 PM
    Lovely new thread, good . Hi to all regulars, returners and newbies

    BrassicWoman if you read the first couple of posts you'll see how it works, but basically KW lets us know when the next challenge starts and ends, usually about a 13-week period, and we weigh in once at week and let her know, in red so it's easy for her find, if we've had a loss, gain or sts (stay the same). Then she posts the results every week so we can see how we've done. Some like me list their daily menu although sometimes it's not always possible if eating out etc. It helps me keep an eye on what I'm eating.

    Yesterday
    B - spicy fruity porridge
    L - hm baton with Brie and cranberry sauce.
    D - chilli and jacket
    S - 4 fresh dates and a fresh fig brought over by a friend from Saudi

    Today
    B - hm wm and honey
    L - boiled egg and soldiers
    D - venison steak, sprout tops and kale
    S - as yesterday, eking them out carefully so they last me a week which is about their shelf life
    E - 6x5 mins on tm. Determined to lose the !!lb's I've put on over Christmas

    Stay warm, sweet dreams
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 9:11 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 9:11 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 9:11 PM
    Okay the next challenge starts on the 3rd of January and will run for 12 weeks!
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    • salduck
    • By salduck 30th Dec 14, 9:13 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 9:13 PM
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    • 30th Dec 14, 9:13 PM
    I'm in please although have a broken ankle so not going to be full steam on exercise etc for a while I can defo sort out my eating habits. I am ashamed to say I have about 7 stone to lose to be in a healthy bmi!
    Start with the first step and continue!!
    Xx
    Long time lurker- Sometimes poster! Always interested to read and hear others opinions!
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 9:16 PM
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    Ooh, lovely new thread, I have been eagerly waiting to start this challenge again as I did quite well with it this time last year but then fell off the wagon due to some health issues, however all is now good and I need to shift this weight. Is it running till Easter? I need to weigh myself at weekend then return with an achievable target
    Originally posted by islandhoppa
    2015 is going to me the year I lose weight and get fit. I've let myself go over the past few years. I am going to get on it with the help of you guys on here.

    The MSE Boards have been a help in the past with getting me out of debt and back on track. would you mind if I join up too?
    Originally posted by MummyRivett
    Hi Knit Witch

    I'd like to rejoin if that's ok. I left the last challenge when my scales broke, rejoined when I thought I'd fixed them, then they gave up and so did I. I now have new scales bought in the sale for half price. So I would like to rejoin. Are we having a new challenge? If so I'll weigh myself on New Year's Day, that will give me a starting point.

    Many thanks for the new thread.

    Polly
    Originally posted by pollys
    Good to see you all - the more the merrier!
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  • rubiesr4eva
    Wow, this site is just what I need I roughly need to lose 1 1/2 stone, managed to lose 1 stone, but it just came straight back to me


    I want to lose this for my 40th (middle of July) so hopefully this is manageable (fingers crossed).


    Definitely count me in please.
    Loving life to the full, just need purse full too

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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 9:19 PM
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    Knit Witch
    Hello! I am not sure how this works but I'd like to lose a pound a week this year and could use some help and encouragement I'm mainly planning to eat lots of home made stuff with a strong emphasis on padding with veggies!
    Originally posted by BrassicWoman
    12 pounds it is then!

    Lovely new thread, good . Hi to all regulars, returners and newbies

    BrassicWoman if you read the first couple of posts you'll see how it works, but basically KW lets us know when the next challenge starts and ends, usually about a 13-week period, and we weigh in once at week and let her know, in red so it's easy for her find, if we've had a loss, gain or sts (stay the same). Then she posts the results every week so we can see how we've done. Some like me list their daily menu although sometimes it's not always possible if eating out etc. It helps me keep an eye on what I'm eating.

    Yesterday
    B - spicy fruity porridge
    L - hm baton with Brie and cranberry sauce.
    D - chilli and jacket
    S - 4 fresh dates and a fresh fig brought over by a friend from Saudi

    Today
    B - hm wm and honey
    L - boiled egg and soldiers
    D - venison steak, sprout tops and kale
    S - as yesterday, eking them out carefully so they last me a week which is about their shelf life
    E - 6x5 mins on tm. Determined to lose the !!lb's I've put on over Christmas

    Stay warm, sweet dreams
    Originally posted by sparrer
    I'm in please although have a broken ankle so not going to be full steam on exercise etc for a while I can defo sort out my eating habits. I am ashamed to say I have about 7 stone to lose to be in a healthy bmi!
    Start with the first step and continue!!
    Xx
    Originally posted by salduck
    You and me both salduck I have been on crutches for 9 years so exercise is pretty much a no go for me
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 9:33 PM
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    Wow, this site is just what I need I roughly need to lose 1 1/2 stone, managed to lose 1 stone, but it just came straight back to me


    I want to lose this for my 40th (middle of July) so hopefully this is manageable (fingers crossed).


    Definitely count me in please.
    Originally posted by rubiesr4eva
    Welcome to the thread! Are you wanting to join the challenge? (hmm wonder if I could lose 10 stone in two months? No .... ah well fat and fifty it is then!)
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  • rubiesr4eva
    Yes please Knit Witch
    Loving life to the full, just need purse full too

    2015 GC £561.86 / £3710 Mar GC 0.00 / 280.00
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 9:50 PM
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    Yes please Knit Witch
    Originally posted by rubiesr4eva
    Fantastic! I just need to know how much you want to lose in the 12 weeks then
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    • pollys
    • By pollys 30th Dec 14, 9:52 PM
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    Please could you put me down for 12lb Knit Witch.

    Polly
    MFW 1/5/08 £45,789 Cleared mortgage 1/02/13
    Weight loss challenge. At target weight.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 9:54 PM
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    Please could you put me down for 12lb Knit Witch.

    Polly
    Originally posted by pollys
    Got you Polly!
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  • rubiesr4eva
    Oh sorry, err, put me down for 10lb please
    Loving life to the full, just need purse full too

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    50p Challenge 2015 - £62.50
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 30th Dec 14, 10:05 PM
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    Oh sorry, err, put me down for 10lb please
    Originally posted by rubiesr4eva
    10 pounds it is then!

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    • MummyRivett
    • By MummyRivett 31st Dec 14, 12:03 AM
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    could you put me down for 12lbs please
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