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    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 15th Jul 15, 10:56 PM
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    Lose Weight 37
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    • 15th Jul 15, 10:56 PM
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    Lose Weight 37 15th Jul 15 at 10:56 PM
    Welcome to our new thread

    It's Summer time so it's time to shift the lbs and get the figure you've always wanted

    Welcome to the place where we encourage you not to save £'s but to lose Lb's instead

    So you wanna lose weight? Whether you want to lose a few pounds or several stone - you've come to the right place! Need a chat, a shoulder, encouragement and advice perhaps or even some downright silliness (even late at night or early in the morning)??

    Pull up a chair and join in the chat, whatever plan you're following to lose weight, be it SW, WW, RC, or just plain old reducing what you eat and increasing the exercise, there'll be someone here that can help and advise, or offer moral support. The more you join in the chat more support you will get from the thread.

    There are plenty of regulars here who follow all types of plan and will be willing and able to help you out or at least point you in the right direction.

    During the course of the week, feel free to post your weekly loss, gain or no change, and see your results in a chart that's updated every Wednesday evening. To help me quickly spot the losses late at night, please post the loss as BOLD and Colourful as possible (Its helps those of us with bad eyes )

    The chart is currently maintained by me, so if you can post your result before 10pm on a Wednesday you will be included on the chart.

    Also you can take part in the 5lb monthly challenge - This is a fun mini motivational monthly challenge, in which the goal of losing 2lb per week, is spread out to 5lb per month. To get started so get your name down quick and post your name and start the new list. You could be Slimmer of the Week, or Slimmer of the Month!

    We also currently have a monthly team challenge so if you want to join one of the teams it's never too late. This month we've a Home v Away challenge. If you want to take part send me a pm with the team you want to join and your starting weight. Then post your loss (or gain) each Wednesday

    Sometimes we also have a monthly exercise challenge this month we're climbing the equivalent of the Blackpool Tower twice a week. We try to make these challenges suitable for all levels of fitness to encourage as many people to take part.

    A few abbreviations:
    STS ~ Stay The Same (No change in weight)
    SOTW ~ Slimmer Of The Week
    SOTM ~ Slimmer Of The Month

    We have plenty of recipes to help you in the recipes thread (link below) and there are links to useful websites below.
    There are some friendly peoples 'Before and After' Pics on Lose Weight 19 and 20

    So come and join us, we're a friendly bunch! There are even one or two gentlemen hiding amongst us! You might even enjoy it
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    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 15th Mar 17, 9:53 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    No SoTW this week as no one lost weight.


    Well done to our STSers this week don't give up and keep on trying.


    Here's this weeks chart for this months challenge to travel to Melbourne for the Grand Prix(21 hrs and 30 mins) exercise:



    This weeks quote is by Anon:
    "Life isn't measured by the breathes we take but the moments that take our breath away."
    • dannie
    • By dannie 22nd Mar 17, 4:06 PM
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    dannie
    + 2lbs since last Wednesday.

    For the exercise challenge :-

    Outdoor bicycle = 55 minutes.

    Indoor bicycle = 5 hours and 56 minutes.

    Walking (to an appointment/shop and back) = 43 minutes.

    Gardening = 54 minutes.

    The weight increase was expected; ate more, bad weather for outdoor exercise and under par.

    Thanks and good luck fredsnail.


    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 22nd Mar 17, 10:25 PM
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    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to the SoTW Me



    Here's this weeks chart for this months challenge to travel to Melbourne for the Grand Prix(21 hrs and 30 mins) exercise:



    This weeks quote is by Anon:
    "The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose."
    • dannie
    • By dannie 29th Mar 17, 6:51 PM
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    + 2lbs since last Wednesday (calories continue to increase).

    For the exercise challenge :-

    Outdoor bicycle = 4 hours and 16 minutes.

    Indoor bicycle = 3 hours and 51 minutes.

    Gardening = 1 hour and 24 minutes.

    Good luck and thanks again fredsnail.
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 29th Mar 17, 9:28 PM
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    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to the SoTW & SoTM Me


    If anyone wants to join the 5lb challenge next month please post below.

    Here's this weeks chart for this months challenge to travel to Melbourne for the Grand Prix(21 hrs and 30 mins) exercise:



    Next months challenge will be to do 4 hours exercise a week - the equivalent of driving from London to Liverpool for the Grand National.

    This weeks quote is by Anon:
    "Your speed doesn't matter, forward is forward."
    • dannie
    • By dannie 30th Mar 17, 3:35 PM
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    dannie
    Well done fredsnail!
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 30th Mar 17, 9:16 PM
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    Thanks Dannie
    • dannie
    • By dannie 31st Mar 17, 7:48 PM
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    dannie
    For the exercise challenge :-

    Outdoor bicycle = 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    Indoor bicycle = 1 hour 4 minutes and 49 seconds.

    Walking (to an appointment and back) = 26 minutes.

    Gardening = 3 minutes.

    So that ends timed exercise for March 2017. Thanks fredsnail.

    • dannie
    • By dannie 5th Apr 17, 7:54 PM
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    Since last Wednesday + 4lbs. (Totally unexpected as I expected to have lost 2lbs. Lots of exercise and calories were less).

    For April 2017, please fredsnail, I will just record gardening time for the exercise challenge. So far = 85 minutes.

    Thanks.

    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 5th Apr 17, 9:48 PM
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    Here's this week's chart:



    No SoTW this week.


    Here's the final chart for this months challenge to travel to Melbourne for the Grand Prix(21 hrs and 30 mins) exercise:



    Here's this weeks chart for the Aintree challenge:



    This weeks quote is by Dr. Maya Angelou:
    "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
    • dannie
    • By dannie 8th Apr 17, 5:24 AM
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    Until end 7/4/17, another 112 minutes of gardening exercise towards the London to Aintree challenge.
    • dannie
    • By dannie 12th Apr 17, 7:08 PM
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    dannie
    Since end 7/4/17, another 205 minutes of gardening exercise towards the London to Aintree challenge.

    Since last Wednesday - 4lbs. (So off again, calories were about the same but probably all types of exercise increased).

    Thanks.
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 12th Apr 17, 10:37 PM
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    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to our SoTW Dannie this week



    Here's this weeks chart for the Aintree challenge:



    This weeks quote is by Henry Ford:
    "You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars."
    • dannie
    • By dannie 19th Apr 17, 7:55 PM
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    Another 153 minutes of gardening exercise towards the London to Aintree challenge.

    Since last Wednesday, weekly calories went up due to one day of "overeating", so didn't do the weight recording as the result might affect me adversely. Also, the outdoor bike is no longer in use (too expensive/unsafe to repair). Hope to replace it soon.

    Thanks and good luck.
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 19th Apr 17, 9:57 PM
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    Here's this week's chart:



    No SoTW this week.


    Here's this weeks chart for the Aintree challenge:



    This weeks quote is by George W. Carve:
    "Ninety-nine percent of the failures comes from people who have the habit of making excuses. "
    • dannie
    • By dannie 26th Apr 17, 8:17 PM
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    Another 205 minutes of gardening exercise towards the London to Aintree challenge. Other exercises have included one small walk, indoor weights once and outdoor biking. (Got another bike so have felt more motivated).

    Since 12/4/2017, - 2lb.

    Thanks.

    P.S. Please disregard me as (potential) SOTW due to two week gap of weight recordings, if that's okay with you fredsnail? Good luck.
    Last edited by dannie; 26-04-2017 at 8:19 PM.
    • Syman
    • By Syman 26th Apr 17, 8:23 PM
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    Syman
    hi all, i am stiil following the thread, but have been very busy at work so the "diet" and exercise has taken a hit. Am back up to 14st 12, after getting down to under 14 st.

    I am going to start again after the Whitsun school break when things should quieten down a bit.
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!
    Cos if you do it today and like it...You can do it again tomorrow..


    Bookworm's Thread 2017 reading Challenge total :- 30/30
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 26th Apr 17, 10:36 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    No SoTW this week, congrats to Dannie our SoTM.

    If you want to join in the 5lb challenge next month please post below.

    Here's this weeks chart for the Aintree challenge:



    Next months challenge will be the Eurovision pub crawl please post below to join in.

    This weeks quote is by Robert Schuller:
    "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet."
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 26th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
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    fredsnail
    hi all, i am stiil following the thread, but have been very busy at work so the "diet" and exercise has taken a hit. Am back up to 14st 12, after getting down to under 14 st.

    I am going to start again after the Whitsun school break when things should quieten down a bit.
    Originally posted by Syman
    Hi Syman - I'm glad you're still around - it's hard when things are really busy. Look forward to seeing you back in a bit.
    • dannie
    • By dannie 1st May 17, 5:45 AM
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    By end 30/4/2017, another 143 minutes of gardening exercise towards the London to Aintree challenge. Just a little short of the set figure?

    Thanks for everything in April 2017 fredsnail.
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