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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 20th Mar 17, 4:26 PM
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    Allotrope … 0/18
    Blackberrycurved … 10/14
    CathA … +1/4
    CloughiesBrewerArmy … 10/12
    Cool Runnings … 6.6/13
    CRANKY40 … 1.5/5
    Debra … 0/24
    Dincanada … 6.5/20
    Doveling … 5/10
    Dumpling … 17/14
    Eleven_Eleven … 0/24
    Frith … 9/21
    FrugalinShropshire … 0/12
    FurryBeastOz …10/8
    Gresleyrover … 3.6/10
    Guccigoo … 0/7
    Hermionesaver … 11/24
    Horse76 … 7/14
    Jjef … 1/12
    Jules81 … 5.5/15
    Juliejim … 2.5/14
    Katkin … 7/16
    Littlefrugalcottage … 0/16
    Lynnejk … 1/4
    Magicdance … 0/28
    MallyGirl … 2/6
    *Margaret* … 11/12
    Meekie … 9.9/17.6
    Millymouse … 9/12
    Missyp123 … 1.5/14
    Mookiepook … 2/12
    Muddles … 6/12
    Need2bthrifty … 7.5/10
    Nozama … 2/3
    Pop Up Pirate … 24/20
    Pretz … 23/14
    Redlaces … 3.5/12
    Rolandtheroadie … 11/24
    Room512 … 4/7
    S-annie … 0/14
    Savingmore … 0/12
    Sequeena …15/24
    SIRENS … 5/9
    Slowdown … 9.5/14
    Sue14 … 13.5/12
    Suki1964 … 2/14
    Tammykitty … 3/18
    Tessie bear … 1/6
    Thepennyfarthings … 2/12
    TiredTrophy … 4.5/6
    Troll35 … 8/12
    Weewdy … 31.5/20
    Zafiro1984 … 11.5/14
    *zippy* … 0/7

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    FurryBeastOz …0/8
    Karcher … 0/14
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    Muddles … 0/7
    Munchin … 0/14
    Pop Up Pirate … 0/24
    Sue14 … 0/12
    Tessie bear … 0/9
    Troll35 … 0/10
    Weewdy … 0/14
    Zafiro1984 … 0/20


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    • pretz
    • By pretz 20th Mar 17, 9:19 PM
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    pretz
    Evening all,

    Just reporting in that by some miracle I have managed to lose 1lb this week. Even though we went away for the weekend, copious amounts of alcohol was consumes as well as pork pie, fish and chips and the largest carvery I've ever seen.

    knitwitch can i please be added to the next challenge and I think I will aim for 10lbs as the weight is coming off a lot slower now and I'm nearing my goal which although is heavier than I should be. It's my happy medium weight.
    • troll35
    • By troll35 21st Mar 17, 6:25 AM
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    Forgot to weigh myself yesterday but remembered this morning. I have lost another 1lb.
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 21st Mar 17, 7:43 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Well done all of you losing weight. Fantastic.

    B - Bulletproof coffee
    L - High fat salad
    D - Chicken mozzarella in tomato sauce with steamed greens.

    Drinks - black coffee or water.
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 21st Mar 17, 8:53 AM
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    Morning all - WI today and it is +1lb for me

    I seem to be stuck in a cycle of +1, -1, STS. Maybe my heart isn't in it at the moment with so much going on. I don't think I am cheating and I am recording everything in MFP but the weight is not going. I have started to use some of my exercise cals at the weekend though so maybe that is it.

    OH is still moaning that his legs hurt after the run.

    B: low carb granola, berries, skim
    L: some sort of veg thing or maybe soup
    D: small pork loin steak, bns crinkles, cavalo nero, broccoli

    S: 2 plums, 2 reece's mini cups
    40 min brisk dog walk
    Last edited by MallyGirl; 21-03-2017 at 9:00 AM.
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 21st Mar 17, 9:12 AM
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    zafiro1984
    Day late with weigh-in. 1 lb gain.

    Not sure if I'm pleased or not, lost 5lb with hosp stay, I must have been dehydrated as I put it all on again in 24hrs once home. Now lost 4lb so 1lb heavier than at my lowest - if all that makes sense.

    Had the occasional cheat, a couple of pieces of dark chocolate after tea, and a couple of glasses of the red stuff, but on the whole I've been good. Really enjoying the new found way of cooking, ie stir-fries.

    Knit Witch Hope you are starting to feel better and many thanks for keeping me motivated.
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 21st Mar 17, 12:25 PM
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    Allotrope … 0/18
    Blackberrycurved … 10/14
    CathA … +1/4
    CloughiesBrewerArmy … 10/12
    Cool Runnings … 6.6/13
    CRANKY40 … 1.5/5
    Debra … 0/24
    Dincanada … 6.5/20
    Doveling … 5/10
    Dumpling … 17/14
    Eleven_Eleven … 0/24
    Frith … 9/21
    FrugalinShropshire … 0/12
    FurryBeastOz …10/8
    Gresleyrover … 3.6/10
    Guccigoo … 0/7
    Hermionesaver … 11/24
    Horse76 … 7/14
    Jjef … 1/12
    Jules81 … 5.5/15
    Juliejim … 2.5/14
    Katkin … 7/16
    Littlefrugalcottage … 0/16
    Lynnejk … 1/4
    Magicdance … 0/28
    MallyGirl … 1/6
    *Margaret* … 11/12
    Meekie … 9.9/17.6
    Millymouse … 9/12
    Missyp123 … 1.5/14
    Mookiepook … 2/12
    Muddles … 6/12
    Need2bthrifty … 7.5/10
    Nozama … 2/3
    Pop Up Pirate … 24/20
    Pretz … 24/14
    Redlaces … 3.5/12
    Rolandtheroadie … 11/24
    Room512 … 4/7
    S-annie … 0/14
    Savingmore … 0/12
    Sequeena …15/24
    SIRENS … 5/9
    Slowdown … 9.5/14
    Sue14 … 13.5/12
    Suki1964 … 2/14
    Tammykitty … 3/18
    Tessie bear … 1/6
    Thepennyfarthings … 2/12
    TiredTrophy … 4.5/6
    Troll35 … 9/12
    Weewdy … 31.5/20
    Zafiro1984 … 10.5/14
    *zippy* … 0/7

    24 st 0.10 lb



    CathA … 0/0
    Cloth of Gold … 0/20
    Dumpling … 0/14
    FurryBeastOz …0/8
    Karcher … 0/14
    Knit Witch … 0/3
    *Margaret* … 0/12
    Muddles … 0/7
    Munchin … 0/14
    Pop Up Pirate … 0/24
    Pretz … 0/10
    Sue14 … 0/12
    Tessie bear … 0/9
    Troll35 … 0/10
    Weewdy … 0/14
    Zafiro1984 … 0/20


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    • gresleyrover
    • By gresleyrover 21st Mar 17, 8:54 PM
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    Hi knitwitch I think you must have missed me. Can you put me down for 7lb for the next challenge please.
    I hope that you're feeling a bit better now
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 21st Mar 17, 9:34 PM
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    Hi knitwitch I think you must have missed me. Can you put me down for 7lb for the next challenge please.
    I hope that you're feeling a bit better now
    Originally posted by gresleyrover
    Sorry about that! I have added you now (not sure if I am better or not )
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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 21st Mar 17, 10:36 PM
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    Apologies for late response here, haven't posted in a while.

    Due to breaking arm 7 weeks ago I changed my eat pattern a little, sure I lost some weight out of it and even friends noticed weight loss, past 10 days been naughty due to exhaustion so had about 4 takeways in 10 days instead of 1 per week, when I first broke my arm I was eating more things like chicken or pork sausages from butcher with veg and potatoes so I want to go back to that again.

    It was the I am tired so will treat myself mentality last week when of course eating take out made me tired too!

    Thinking of taking out some chicken from freezer and making chicken with herbs in oven with some rice or potatoes with peas and carrots tomorrow.

    Anyone know a good set of scales to get, being a heavy guy I find my weight makes most wrong.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 22nd Mar 17, 4:58 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Wow, there have been some amazing losses over this challenge, I am very impressed.

    dekaspace, I have bought my super duper talking scales from Amazon. The brand is My Weigh and they weigh up to 550lb. They are about £45 and being American, they only weigh in pounds but it is easy to convert back to stones. I 'outgrew' about 3 sets of scales but have kept them as I will shrink back down to a weight where I can use them again.

    I am going to spend a couple of hours today planning meals and shopping online to get back into the 'losing' mindset. I have managed to maintain for a couple of weeks but feel ready to start again. It will be a worthwhile investment of time for myself and I would love to go back to my diabetic clinic next year with another good loss.

    Hope you all have a great day and make good choices xx
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 22nd Mar 17, 7:45 AM
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    Good morning,

    B - Bulletproof coffee
    L - High fat salad
    D - Chicken with mozzarella in tomato sauce with steamed greens

    Drinks; black coffee or water

    Dumpling - Good idea I'm not one for online shopping but I'd imagine you're able to avoid temptation.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 22nd Mar 17, 8:01 AM
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    I started changing the way we eat back on the 6th November when I had a review of meds for blood pressure and met a truly obnoxious GP for the first and only time. She has however done the best service for us (we both have been following a sensible eating plan) that anyone ever did as I got so angry that I decided to lose my excess weight to 'show' her!!! result is that I now have less than a kilo to lose to reach BMI 25 and He Who Knows is and has been for a while now BMI 23. Having started as a size 22/24 I am now between a 12 and a 14, we are swimming regularly, walking regularly and feeling Oh so much better in all ways and at 69 and 72 respectively I think we've done ourselves a massive favour as we go into older age.....If I can do it, anyone can!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 22nd Mar 17, 8:25 AM
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    great update

    It doesn't really matter what kickstarted it - you have done it your way and are feeling the benefits. Congratulations
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 22nd Mar 17, 9:35 AM
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    I started changing the way we eat back on the 6th November when I had a review of meds for blood pressure and met a truly obnoxious GP for the first and only time. She has however done the best service for us (we both have been following a sensible eating plan) that anyone ever did as I got so angry that I decided to lose my excess weight to 'show' her!!! result is that I now have less than a kilo to lose to reach BMI 25 and He Who Knows is and has been for a while now BMI 23. Having started as a size 22/24 I am now between a 12 and a 14, we are swimming regularly, walking regularly and feeling Oh so much better in all ways and at 69 and 72 respectively I think we've done ourselves a massive favour as we go into older age.....If I can do it, anyone can!!!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    I was about to post on how I'm slipping back into my old ways again-again-again, but on reading your posting I feel much inspired by your efforts. Thank-you. Has your blood pressure come down as you lost weight. Mine is high and not really under control, although the specialist changed some of them when I had an unexpected recent stay in hosp. I'd just be interested to know what part weight loss plays in bringing down blood pressure.
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    All food,wine,toiletries/cleaning/veg plot-yearly budget £3650 (£10 a day)
    5/3/17 Daily average so far this year £14.55
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 22nd Mar 17, 10:09 AM
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    I'm hoping to reduce medication levels at my next review in August but the second and much more sensible GP I saw a couple of months ago has given me advice on dropping the latest introduced one if I get any symptoms that make me feel unwell. I really hope you can get motivated to do the same as we have, He Who Knows has Atrial Fibrilation and also is benefitting from his weight loss in terms of feeling much more energetic and being able to do more before having to stop for a rest. It's a real pleasure for both of us to be able to continue to be active and more active than we were last autumn particularly as we are keen gardeners and have a large garden, a polytunnel and a full allotment to work and grow things on. Good luck with your journey, I don't normally read this thread but I will in future to see how you're getting on, Lyn x.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions ALWAYS show who they really are!
    • katkin
    • By katkin 22nd Mar 17, 5:37 PM
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    I started changing the way we eat back on the 6th November when I had a review of meds for blood pressure and met a truly obnoxious GP for the first and only time. She has however done the best service for us (we both have been following a sensible eating plan) that anyone ever did as I got so angry that I decided to lose my excess weight to 'show' her!!! result is that I now have less than a kilo to lose to reach BMI 25 and He Who Knows is and has been for a while now BMI 23. Having started as a size 22/24 I am now between a 12 and a 14, we are swimming regularly, walking regularly and feeling Oh so much better in all ways and at 69 and 72 respectively I think we've done ourselves a massive favour as we go into older age.....If I can do it, anyone can!!!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    Thank you for an inspiring and motivating post Mrs LW. I like reading about your meals in the "what are you having for dinner" thread and you seem to still be enjoying lovely, healthy meals. Great ideas and they always sound so tasty.

    It would be great to see you popping in here more too.

    I've always struggled with my weight since childhood and have issues with hunger, becoming satiate and comfort eating. I've managed to move out of extreme obesity to obesity to now overweight. Still got quite a bit more to go and I've struggled with this next phase since the beginning of the year.

    What mostly keep me going is acknowledging this is a lifelong commitment and I will always have to be mindful of my weight and eating. This helps me not to feel hopeless and give up completely. So what if it's taking me longer to lose at this time, it's ups and downs all the way.

    This last challenge hasn't been very successful for me but the one before that I did great and before that I'd been slowly but gradually managing to get out of giving myself real problems with my health and weight into tackling it. It really is a life long journey for some of us with issues.

    Thank you to everyone here who posts and provides support and great ideas and meal plans.
    • katkin
    • By katkin 22nd Mar 17, 5:41 PM
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    Knit Witch can you add me to the new challenge with a target loss of 14lbs please.


    I think I aimed too high last time not appreciating I was heading for a slow yo yo phase! 14 pounds is achievable over this timeframe and I think as the spring heads towards summer I will find myself in a better frame of mind.
    • Weewdy
    • By Weewdy 23rd Mar 17, 7:12 AM
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    Weewdy
    WI- 5lb loss

    Dont actually know how i have managed it this week, have been eating a bit more and doing more intense exercise. So happy i had set a new goal for myself and didnt expect to reach it before i go on holiday tomorrow. Now all i need to do is not put it all on whilst away!

    Thank you for running this thread. It has really kept me motivated and hopefully i will continue losing in the next block.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 23rd Mar 17, 7:28 AM
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    Morning all,

    B - Bulletproof coffee
    L - High fat salad
    D - Tuna steak with kale

    Drinks - coffee and water

    I am going to bake tonight so I may have a lick of the spoon or 2 tonight as a treat.
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