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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 13th Oct 14, 12:54 PM
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    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 10. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.
    • #1
    • 13th Oct 14, 12:54 PM
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 10. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting. 13th Oct 14 at 12:54 PM
    Hi, i've done the best I can to piece the weightloss information together - I hope it's okay for you all

    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 , so they run Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep and Oct-Dec.)
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    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 4th Sep 17, 7:43 PM
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    Yay. -4.8lb
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    Goals - Weight loss 0/13lb from 1st Jul 17
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 4th Sep 17, 8:25 PM
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    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 4th Sep 17, 9:23 PM
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    Well I've had a bad gut today, and as it's DS1 birthday it means I've missed out on pizza, cake, chips and ice cream. Probably a good thing, although I'd rather not have to deal with the cramps

    Furry that's a great loss, well done
    • gresleyrover
    • By gresleyrover 5th Sep 17, 7:28 AM
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    Morning all. I'm late weighing in this week as we've been anxiously waiting for the birth of grandchild number four. Thankfully she arrived yesterday evening and she and her mum are both doing well.
    Anyway somehow I've managed to lose 0.8lbs.
    Hope eveyone's having a good week
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 5th Sep 17, 8:23 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    First of all, congratulations to gresleyrover on the safe arrival of your grand daughter xx

    I am having a very busy day so I will start by planning my meals for today.

    b - boiled eggs and tea
    l - might take my daughter to 'spoons to talk about how her first morning back went
    d - chicken breast coated with cheesey breadcrumbs, beans and salad. I will do a few chips for the family and try to stop some of them jumping into my mouth...the chips, not the family .

    Hope you all have a great day and make good choices xx
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 5th Sep 17, 9:40 AM
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    Morning all.

    WI today and I can report a loss of 2 lbs. I am still pretty purple on the chart but when I look back at my records I have gained each summer.
    I started in April '15 at 13st 4 and today I am 11st 6 so I am still doing well.

    B: apple compote, blackcurrant compote, fat free yogurt.
    L: I need salad stuff so it depends what the supermarket has on offer
    D: sausage, mash (mine will be carrot & swede), ratatouille

    40 min dog walk

    DD went back to school today so I have control over my lunches back. I am happy to have odd things for lunch - very light options to compensate for a dinner that won't be light - but I don't tend to do that in front of her. I am very conscious of all the body image issues young girls can face (she is 15) so I try to show her good, healthy eating choices and not mention dieting.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 5th Sep 17, 9:44 AM
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    Another little grandchild. Another little treasure in the world. Congratulations gresleyrover.

    MY food for today..........

    Br: scrambled egg on toast.

    L: chicken, ham, salad
    sf jelly

    Extras. An Apple.
    3or 4 'ready to eat' prunes, very necessary. You will all be too young to remember the Radio Doctor, he broadcast hints on keeping healthy during the war. He used to call prunes, "black-coated missionaries," and he was spot on.

    And on that pretty and very personal note I will wish you all another self controlled day. Well, on the eating front anyway.
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    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 5th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    congrats gresley lovely news

    i will never look at a prune in the same way again...i like eating them though

    its raining here a very uninspiring day but will do my best xx
    on the brink...
    • TiredTrophy
    • By TiredTrophy 5th Sep 17, 11:26 AM
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    Fresh figs are helpful in that respect and make a delicious light lunch with a blob of goats cheese and wrapped in parma ham on a terrace with a glass of something yummy...fizzy water anyone?.....

    However, today's lunch is grated carrot and beetroot with a can of sardines on top and a cup of coffee.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 5th Sep 17, 12:15 PM
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    Congratulations to you and your family on the new arrival Gresley
    OS Weight Loss 5.26/10

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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 5th Sep 17, 12:16 PM
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    Florence J … 3/10
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    GDB2222 … 7.74/28.6
    Gresleyrover … 5.2/4
    Karcher … +2/7
    Knit Witch … 0/10
    Lynnejk … 3/8
    MallyGirl … +4/6
    Monnagran … 6/7
    Pinknsparkly … 0/5
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    SezzaF … +2/7
    Short_bird … 4.75/10
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    Tessie bear … 0/11
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    5 st 0.82 lb
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    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 5th Sep 17, 6:49 PM
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    Congrats Gresley to you and your daughter.

    Also congratulations to Mallygirl - a great loss

    L: A friend came so I did fresh pea and mint soup, rolls and coffee
    D:-remainder of the soup plus an omelette with loads of veg.

    The weather is awful here so I've been indoors and had coffee on the go all day. I feel a little awash.
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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 5th Sep 17, 7:57 PM
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    I thought I would post again, my diet is greatly changed and whilst I eat a subway 2-4 times a week its a chicken salad on flatbread and I don't really eat anything else all day.

    But decided thats a simple dish I like a lot, so was thinking of basically my entire diet being chicken wraps with salad,

    I have lost 1-3 stone in past few months (never take regular readings but def 1 stone lighter than a whole ago and sure I was 2 stone heavier at one point at least)

    So yeah on the chicken salad wraps, I was thinking just getting that cheap chicken slices from somewhere like Farmfoods which are 3 for £5 and do 2 or 3 wraps a bag so can live off those, I always say I am not fussy but that isn't strictly true, I eat just about anything but few things appetise me except chicken salads as meat is a pain to get right, and packet foods are often too salty and packed with calories.
    • TiredTrophy
    • By TiredTrophy 5th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
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    From the point of view of a mum, it looks a bit low on protein, calcium and fibre.I hope you maybe have a glass of milk with that? And lots of salad? Buy a bag of economy mixed salad, plenty of chicken and wholemeal wraps. I know you are not confident with cooking so go for it. Maybe in the winter you could have a cup of soup with it?

    But well done on your weight loss so far.
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 5th Sep 17, 9:13 PM
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    Won't you get sick of them eventually, day after day deka?
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 5th Sep 17, 10:22 PM
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    Morning all. I'm late weighing in this week as we've been anxiously waiting for the birth of grandchild number four. Thankfully she arrived yesterday evening and she and her mum are both doing well.
    Originally posted by gresleyrover
    Many congrats and pleased to read both doing well

    .......
    Extras. An Apple.
    3or 4 'ready to eat' prunes, very necessary. You will all be too young to remember the Radio Doctor, he broadcast hints on keeping healthy during the war. He used to call prunes, "black-coated missionaries," and he was spot on.

    And on that pretty and very personal note I will wish you all another self controlled day. Well, on the eating front anyway.
    Originally posted by monnagran
    I do like prunes - but unfortunately only smothered in custard. It's a good thing I don't need to eat them
    Lx
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    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 6th Sep 17, 9:20 AM
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    hi plus 1 lb for me this week....odd as i felt quite slim when i stood on the scales

    many thanks
    on the brink...
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 6th Sep 17, 6:26 PM
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    Well chicken is one of the few things I don't get sick of, with me its more a mix of cooking skills and judgemental over own cooking that makes me fussy, i wouldn't mind spag bol but its a pain to get just right as I have said in past its the way the meat always tastes like its just been soaked in sauce rather than flavour soaked into the meat.

    I will admit it wont be 100% of my diet but my plan was to eat that rather than snacking later in day hence 2 wraps a day as right now I tend to eat the Subway, then not that hungry in evening so eat some biscuits or now and again a small amount of sweets.

    I do love noodles but I tend to notice wraps/bread with meat fills me up the most and gives me less energy crashes.

    Now im at college I fouind cheap training cafe on site where I got a quiche for 75p, enough for 2 portions so was thinking of half that and a scone for lunch and the chicken wrap for dinner, won't get much hungry after that.

    I still plan to have a weekly take out too with friends but even that I have cut back, used to get a large chicken kebab now I share a pizza and chips, not healthy but its half a small pizza and a small portion of chips than big portions and even then fed up with it, that was why I turned to Subway in first place as got the sub, drink and crisps to fill me up without making me feel dizzy/bloated hours later.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 6th Sep 17, 9:01 PM
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    dekaspace, well done on finding what works for you. We all have such different ways of eating that one diet is never going to suit everyone. I'm sure some people will be tutting at you having crisps and chips but a little of your favourite food is never going to ruin your diet in the long term. Subway is actually very healthy, lots of salad stuff and chicken is very good. Keep it up.

    My food today....

    Br: boiled egg and crispbread.

    Lunch: ham and cheese salad.
    SF jelly.

    Extras. a few prunes. A mug of Options. One wine gum found in a pocket. I don't know the calorific value of the wine gum, nor the fluff that adhered to it.
    If I gain weight this week I'll blame the fluff.
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    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 7th Sep 17, 7:41 PM
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    Back to the grind, today started off busy but this afternoon I've just done paperwork so the step counter has had a rest.

    L fruit plus one chocolate biscuit
    D roasted vegetables followed by a little cheese and a few nuts. I need to move the couple of pounds I put on last weekend before it sets like concrete
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