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    Penelope Penguin
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 8. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.
    • #1
    • 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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  • Penelope Penguin
    • #2
    • 29th Dec 11, 7:26 PM
    • #2
    • 29th Dec 11, 7:26 PM
    For those who are interested, Old Style Weight Loss Part 7 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
    Last edited by Penelope Penguin; 31-12-2011 at 4:35 PM.
    Life is too short to clean behind the fridge
  • The Dragon
    • #3
    • 29th Dec 11, 7:47 PM
    • #3
    • 29th Dec 11, 7:47 PM
    I'm here! and ready to start Ration Book dieting as soon as the Festive season is over (namely 1st January )
    Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for thou art crunchy and good with catsup
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    • MollyMischief
    • By MollyMischief 29th Dec 11, 8:17 PM
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    MollyMischief
    • #4
    • 29th Dec 11, 8:17 PM
    • #4
    • 29th Dec 11, 8:17 PM
    I will be following this thread with interest - I need to lose some weight this year, but I also need to budget carefully and feed DH and three kids too! I have done WW before, but I find if I'm not careful that I end up spending more and planning seperate meals/food just for me, which isn't very OS!!
  • Dragoncry
    • #5
    • 29th Dec 11, 9:15 PM
    • #5
    • 29th Dec 11, 9:15 PM
    I too will be following this thread as I need to reduce what I eat and lose some weight before then end of the year. No specific time target but would like to slim down before my next birthday in December I guess.

    Will try to have a main meal at lunchtime and something like soup at 5pm and not eat in the evenings any later as I read somewhere that helps with weightloss?

    Looking forward to some healthy OS ideas

    DC xx
  • Prudent
    • #6
    • 29th Dec 11, 9:41 PM
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    • 29th Dec 11, 9:41 PM
    Can I join please? I would like to lose weight and live totally OS so like the challenge of cooking everything from scratch and on a budget. I am hoping for a 100 a month spend maximum (although not to include cleaning products or cat food). Most of my clothes are too tight and I only want to buy clothes that I need rather than have outgrown. Some how buying and eating too much food and having to buy new clothes feels totally at odds with the rest of my life where I am quite frugal and a careful planner.
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    • sparrer
    • By sparrer 29th Dec 11, 10:26 PM
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    sparrer
    • #7
    • 29th Dec 11, 10:26 PM
    • #7
    • 29th Dec 11, 10:26 PM
    I'm here! Thank you Penelope and a Happy Slim New Year to everyone
    I'm just a little Cockney sparrer

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  • tink1981
    • #8
    • 30th Dec 11, 12:28 AM
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    • 30th Dec 11, 12:28 AM
    Please can I join? Have been looking at the buget for next year and really need to look to save pennies where I can which means the Rosemary Connelly membership is going to have to go. Have had a bit of a failure with December and think I weigh more now than I did at the beginning of the month oops!!

    Feeling pretty motivated now though and want to stick at it.

    (fuddle and ragz thanks for your posts on the other forum, it got me looking for this one and gave me the push I needed to make the decision to drop my other class )


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  • Twisted Threads
    • #9
    • 30th Dec 11, 12:38 AM
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    • 30th Dec 11, 12:38 AM
    I would love to have a go too!

    Although I joined the forums a while back i've been lurking mainly, but i'd really like to give this a shot.

    I have quite a bit to lose, but also I am wanting to cut out all the junk food and take aways, I love to cook but because only i'd eat it it seems a waste of time - i've got to get out of this mind-set!

    I've been bulk buying and the pantry is coming on nicely, I think it's time to start using it lol.
  • Molly41
    Im in for the long haul. As I said on t'other one I will aim for 14 lbs starting on the 6th January 2012. In the meantime I will aim to lose the 2lbs that keeps seesawing over Christmas x
    Last edited by Molly41; 30-12-2011 at 9:45 PM.
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over and through me. When it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    When the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
  • fuddle
    Morning ragz, morning everyone.

    Well I have been on the scales this morning and I have found that I'm 13stone on the dot. I'm really upset. I did't think it would be that much. I had guessed around 12 stone 4ish but never the milestone of 13. It's a shock and I never want that number to increase.

    I am giving myself a mini target of losing 1lb till the 6th Jan because I need to get rid of that 13. Then my challenge target will be 7lbs. I know it is small but I don't know what I'm doing and want something I have a hope of achieving.

    I wrote on a different thread that I had accepted that I would always be a size 16. I got a bum kick from ragz, a sleepless night and a determination that I want to be a healthy 30something not just an accepting, getting fatter and more unhealthy one. Thank you ragz. All those 10-12 clothes are still winging their way to the charity shop though. I need a new start, I have accepted my size and now my weight and now it's time to work at it and accept that if I don't I will age unhealthily.
  • ragz
    Morning all, big welcome to new posters and I hope you will all find support and tips aplenty here. Do read back as much as you can of the last thread, there is a lot of inspiring stuff...
    For those who aren't aware, I will be running a New Year Challenge from the 6th of Janurary until Easter, with weigh ins every Friday. Joining in is not at all compulsory, feel free to follow the thread without taking part in the challenge, but we had great success with the Christmas one (well, other people did ) and it seems to be a good way of keeping on track.

    Fuddle (haven't been on the other thread yet) - I came on this morning as I had been kicking myself all night for what I said on the other thread (I often come across more blunt than I intend!), I was worried I'd upset you and have a mob after my head today... I'm so glad you took it the way it was meant...
    It is very easy to keep getting a little bigger each year and put it down to ageing, get comfortable in the bigger clothes and avoid the scales...
    Please do stay on this thread, we'd love to have you. 7lb for the challenge would be 1/2lb a week which is very acheiveable and about what I managed on the last one, it's best to lose slowly then it will stay off, though anything from 1/2 to 2lb a week is considered healthy I find losing 2lb a week needs a LOT of exercise unless you are very overweight.
    Welcome (and sorry xx)
    Last edited by ragz; 30-12-2011 at 8:50 AM.
    Ragz is busy studying
    Progress is easier to acheive than perfection.
  • fuddle
    No need to be sorry hun. It was what I needed to hear. I did just accept my size because I am lazy. I did just give up on myself because I am lazy. I accepted because I couldn't be bothered to do anything about it. When you have confidence issues it's all too easy to put on a 'I'm happy' front. I am determined to be happier in my head this year, be in control. The weight issue is the last bit of me that I should sort because if I don't it will bring me down.

    It was a shock to read what you wrote for about 5 seconds but I found myself nodding, looked for your posts and followed you to this thread. I needed that kick Thank you misses
  • JBD
    Good morning everyone!
    Fuddle no one has to accept their weight, whatever age they are. I am 51 and it is never to late to improve your health. best of luck to you.
    I have just weighed myself. I am 11stones 5, so my target for the new challenge will be 17 pounds. That will take me to a healthy BMI. Thank you for setting the new challenge up Ragz.
    Best of luck to everyone !
  • ragz
    ]Weight Loss Old Style New Year Challenge


    I will repost this next Friday, the official first day of the challenge. If you want to start now and declare a loss next week, that's fine. If you want to get the festivities fully over with and declare your target on the first WI, that's fine too. Anyone is free to join at any time during the challenge, I will just add names and targets to the list as they are posted. If you change your target let me know.

    Each friday I will re-post The List, with updates on everyone's progress. Please declare your loss so I can easily see it if we get busy (something like this 1lb loss for me!), if you miss the Friday I'm happy to add to the list at any time.
    Losses will be noted on The List and a little badge awarded for each pound.

    A word on targets - The challenge runs for 13 weeks from Jan 6th or 14 weeks if you start today. A healthy weight loss of 1/2 to 2lb a week is advised. Be aware when setting your target that despite your best efforts, you will not lose every week. For those of us with devilish hormones, the best you can hope for is 3 out of 4, some weeks you will have a hard time sticking to your plans, some weeks you will be ill, some weeks you will do really well and still STS or even gain for no apparent reason. It happenes. Accept it now. It is best to have a realistic target that you can feel good about meeting/getting close to than to set a high one that will defeat you...

    A NEW CHALLENGE HAS STARTED FROM POST 1703

    As for the rest of the thread, for those of you new to it, feel free to post your food diary for the day if you feel it will help. Some people do this, some don't, but I do find it helps to keep on track if you aren't tracking in other ways. If you have a nice recipe please post it (if it's your own) or link to it, as we all seem to get stuck in a food rut sometimes...
    Any tips, hints, links, general support etc is very welcome. I will try to introduce Old Style related weight loss topics occasionally if the thread seems to be lacking in interesting content
    Last edited by ragz; 07-04-2012 at 11:20 AM. Reason: More members!
    Ragz is busy studying
    Progress is easier to acheive than perfection.
  • fuddle
    Menu's and shopping lists? That makes me worry. I have already done mine for the month. I don't want to be getting into the '1 meal for me something different for the rest of the family' so I was wondering if I could eat the same as them but use a tea plate size portion. Would that work?

    Also, it's going to be difficult a the moment as there's very little fresh stuff in the house and we're eating frozen and canned stuff right now. I have lunch ear marked as a jacket potato with tuna, no mayo and no butter melted. Breakfast will be porridge but it's a sachet with golden syrup flavour already added. Will do better but need to get the things in.
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
  • ragz
    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


    If you find a useful link please post it and I'll add it to this list.
    Last edited by ragz; 30-12-2011 at 9:45 AM.
    Ragz is busy studying
    Progress is easier to acheive than perfection.
  • dragonlily
    Hi all, please can you add me too. I am going to attempt to lose 14lbs over the course of the challenge starting from January 2nd so just over a 1lb a week. What appeals to me about this thread is it is about sensible healthy long term eating and exercise and that is what I need. I have always been prone to all or nothing and then give up when I can't lose massive amounts in a short period of time. I know I am 15 stone something, I hope it is not a high 15 something now after christmas! I'll be back with an accurate weight. I am going to focus on exercise too so will have to take some measurements. I carry a lot of weight around my middle, which is very unhealthy so I am going to have a particular target to decrease that particular measurement.

    Fuddle / ragz your dialogue has spoke volumes to me, I too am in my early thirties and have had a baby. I feel like I have let myself go and have given up on ever being able to look nice. I love clothes and shoes but have not interest in any of those things at the moment because feel at a size 20 (bordering on 22) I can't look nice in anything. My goodness, that is depressing writing that down . Still feeling sorry for myself isn't going to get this weight off is it?

    Will be back soon x
  • ragz
    Menu's and shopping lists? That makes me worry. I have already done mine for the month. I don't want to be getting into the '1 meal for me something different for the rest of the family' so I was wondering if I could eat the same as them but use a tea plate size portion. Would that work? Definitely. There's no need to do seperate meals, although I sometimes add extra veg/salad to mine instead of chips.

    Also, it's going to be difficult a the moment as there's very little fresh stuff in the house and we're eating frozen and canned stuff right now. I have lunch ear marked as a jacket potato with tuna, no mayo and no butter melted. Breakfast will be porridge but it's a sachet with golden syrup flavour already added. Will do better but need to get the things in.
    Originally posted by fuddle
    To be honest, as long as you don't have really high fat meals every day (and have smaller portions, if portions are an issue for you) it isn't the main meals you have to worry about. Most extra calories sneak in as unhealthy snacks, fizzy drinks, puddings and ALCOHOL. You can tweak you main meals as you go along, to make them higher fibre and lower fat, but you will be learning how to eat for LIFE, not just for weight loss, and good habits take time. Tackle snacks and drinks first, throw in a little EXERCISE and you should start to see results.

    Identify you own weaknesses and work on them. If you always have a bar of chocolate mid afternoon, try swapping it for something healthier. If you have a huge serving of pasta, try halving it and having more veg. Measuring your portions can be eye opening.
    Watch out for sugar - apart from being stored as fat if not used for energy, it plays havoc with your blood sugar levels and insulin, causing mood swings, tiredness and can cause overeating. I always used to dismiss sugar as being harmless but having done a lot of reading about it I realise it really does do a lot of harm when not needed. So out with the sugary drinks!

    DragonLily - welcome, and well done for joining,. You've taken the first step... it's not always easy to admit you aren't happy with yourself...
    Last edited by ragz; 30-12-2011 at 9:50 AM.
    Ragz is busy studying
    Progress is easier to acheive than perfection.
  • Dragoncry
    Ragz please count me in for 14 lbs till Easter as I think that is doable although I need to lose more I will take it slowly which I hope will be healthier and stay off.

    Thanks for starting this thread and for all your hard work keeping us informed.

    DC xx
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