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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 13th Oct 14, 12:54 PM
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    zippychick
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 10. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.
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    • 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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    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 30th Nov 17, 11:56 AM
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    zafiro1984
    Just back from the hospital - pleased to say lung function all within normal range, I'm seeing the surgeon tomorrow so I will know more then, as to exactly what they are going to do.

    I seem to be the same as most of you lovelies, maintenance is all I seem to be able to manage but I want to lose another stone before my op. I've not officially weighed in for the last couple of weeks but basically I've stayed the same. Looking back at what you have all been saying I think I need to address my portion size but I seem to be eating mostly vegetables anyway so I'm not sure what to do, any ideas or help gratefully accepted. (more exercise is not an option at the moment)

    On a good day lunch is steamed or stirfried vegetables with garlic, soy sauce ginger and lemon. - no oil used in the stirfry
    An apple and a satsuma in the afternoon or a cup-a-soup if its cold.
    Dinner is the same as lunch but with some form of protein (eggs, turkey, lean meat or fish) followed by SF jelly and low fat yogurt, one square of 85% dark chocolate.

    On a bad day all of the above and then my downfall comes after dinner, I can't seem to stop myself from having more chocolate, a piece of cheese or a glass of wine. At the moment my favourite is crackers with lashings of butter. i know it's not helping but I just can't seem to stop myself. I do like to go to bed feeling reasonably full.
    Aug Grocery 258.35/250 Sept Grocery 352.33/300 Oct 266.36/310 Nov 153.48/300 Non food/alcohol Oct 24.30/Nov 28.49
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 30th Nov 17, 12:42 PM
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    tessie bear
    interesting mally your membership sounds nice good for body and soul xx
    on the brink...
    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 30th Nov 17, 5:48 PM
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    Sa1sysoo
    Hey all, I've lost 2lb this week, so back to where I started!
    2017 £2 Savers Club #19 - £46/£100 Target Weight Loss: 0/12
    1% Club - 28%/100% Declutter 2017 in 2017 - 1029/2017
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Sainsburys (0%): £4,735.57/£4,681.95
    DH Overdraft: £1,500 Virgin CC (0%):£4,982.71/£3,857.70
    • Weewdy
    • By Weewdy 1st Dec 17, 7:15 AM
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    Weewdy
    Hi all, i am back on track and my hard work is paying off again. Can i record a 4lb loss please. Its not been easy but i have got my eating under control, lets hope it stays that way.
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 1st Dec 17, 8:52 AM
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    dolly84
    Mally - your membership sounds nice. Anything which causes an impact will strengthen bones, so as your foot strikes the floor when walking at a good pace the impact sends a shock through the bones which causes them to strengthen over time.

    Weewdy - well done on your loss.
    Total Debt 01/14 £13043.00, now £0 debt free date Dec 2016, actually July 2016.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 1st Dec 17, 4:46 PM
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    Knit Witch
    Arrietty … 3/8
    BearPearSun … 0/4.4
    Binsky … 0/14
    Cappella … 0/7
    Carmen … 7.48/13.2
    CathA … 1.2/4
    CRANKY40 … 4.5/7
    Dandy-candy … 2/6
    Debbiedodge1737 … 4/14
    Dolly84 … 3/10
    Donnajt … 6.5/10
    Dumpling …9/15
    Florence J … +2/7
    Fuddle … 3/4
    FurryBeastOz … 5.7/12
    Gresleyrover … +0.8/5
    Karcher … 4/7
    Katiepants … 2/20
    Knit Witch … 5.26/10
    Lynnejk … 7/8
    Maisie M … 3/14
    MallyGirl … 0/6
    Monnagran … 2/5
    PJ1 … 3.5/11
    Sa1sysoo … 0/14
    Short_bird … 7.5/6
    SIRENS … 7.5/16
    Sue14 … 0/12
    Tessie bear … 3/13
    TiredTrophy … 1/10
    Weewdy … 4/7
    Zafiro1984 … 9.75/14


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    • jules81
    • By jules81 2nd Dec 17, 1:48 AM
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    OK THANK YOU... I would like to loose 8 lbs lbs in the 3 weigh in please Knitwitch?

    B aldi smoked salmon 2 x scrambled egg and spinach

    L Bacon and soya bean salad

    T chicken kebab and salad-I left pitta-had ALOT of oil on it

    skinny cappuccino 3 coffee with semi skimmed milk AND 30g peanuts and a slice of low fat cheese

    I am TRYING to up my protein as I am down ( LONG wait) for weigh loss sugery on tier 3 month 5 is 4 day after chritsmas and I am 4 lbs heavier than when i last weighed in at hospital -They weigh me monthly.

    Hope you guys can keep me on track.

    Ex FIL had a hospital appoitment today and I walked 8000 steps-my legs are tired ( i have ME/CFS) BUT cant sleep.

    Hope everyone else in in the land of nod xxxx
    • Weewdy
    • By Weewdy 2nd Dec 17, 7:25 AM
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    Weewdy
    I dont know who else to share this with.

    This morning i have officially reached the 100lbs lost mark (actually 101.6lbs). Something i never thought i would achieve, i am where i never thought i would be. It has been a long/hard 8 months, but i wouldnt change it. I have made a new life for myself, one which sees me wake with a little confidence.

    So why do i feel so embarrassed about it? I should be shouting this from the roof tops, telling the world and instead i am embarrased and ashamed that i was ever that weight to begin with.

    I am now alot fitter, focusing on training hard and getting more ripped, i will have the body i have dreamt of my whole life and at 33 years old i hope i do it quickly. I would love to get another stone off in the next few months but i will just need to wait and see how my body looks as i dont want to go too far.
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 2nd Dec 17, 7:49 AM
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    dolly84
    I dont know who else to share this with.

    This morning i have officially reached the 100lbs lost mark (actually 101.6lbs). Something i never thought i would achieve, i am where i never thought i would be. It has been a long/hard 8 months, but i wouldnt change it. I have made a new life for myself, one which sees me wake with a little confidence.

    So why do i feel so embarrassed about it? I should be shouting this from the roof tops, telling the world and instead i am embarrased and ashamed that i was ever that weight to begin with.

    I am now alot fitter, focusing on training hard and getting more ripped, i will have the body i have dreamt of my whole life and at 33 years old i hope i do it quickly. I would love to get another stone off in the next few months but i will just need to wait and see how my body looks as i dont want to go too far.
    Originally posted by Weewdy
    I understand that. I lost 6 stone in 2014 and I feel ashamed that I had it to lose in the first place. Enjoy your new shape and lifestyle but just a warning (it may not apply to you) don't let this become a new obsession and take it too far. As I say that might not be an issue for you but it sort of was for me.
    Total Debt 01/14 £13043.00, now £0 debt free date Dec 2016, actually July 2016.
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 2nd Dec 17, 7:51 AM
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    dolly84
    I ran yesterday as I just felt it was too icy to cycle. I did 40 minutes plus 40 minutes dog walking but I never really got any pace up with the dog walk because of a combination of the ice and the dog.

    Today I will cycle but I will be having pizza later as it is DD's birthday this weekend and she wants pizza for supper tonight.
    Total Debt 01/14 £13043.00, now £0 debt free date Dec 2016, actually July 2016.
    • Weewdy
    • By Weewdy 2nd Dec 17, 8:12 AM
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    Weewdy
    Dolly84 it is already an obsession. I am training twice daily and rarely have a day off to be honest. My personal trainer is now a really close friend and we are now training together (free workouts lol) and i find i am pushing myself further and further to achieve my goals. It has all been done healthily with proper nutrition and no pills or shakes. Just hope i can find a mid point where i enjoy life and exercising without focusing too much.
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 2nd Dec 17, 8:43 AM
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    I am training twice daily and rarely have a day off to be honest.
    Originally posted by Weewdy
    Losing weight and getting healthy is great, but exercising to this extent is bad for your body. Your trainer should be giving you better advice, and if they don't then speak with a doctor.
    • TiredTrophy
    • By TiredTrophy 2nd Dec 17, 9:55 AM
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    They're young dandy.....my totally unsolicited advice for the exercise addict is to train for a triathlon, marathon or a multiday cycle trip, then have a deconditioning period afterwards with transition to sustainable regime...which might be training for the next event.
    What works for one person is injury city for another...we are all different.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 2nd Dec 17, 1:05 PM
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    Knit Witch
    Arrietty … 3/8
    BearPearSun … 0/4.4
    Binsky … 0/14
    Cappella … 0/7
    Carmen … 7.48/13.2
    CathA … 1.2/4
    CRANKY40 … 4.5/7
    Dandy-candy … 2/6
    Debbiedodge1737 … 4/14
    Dolly84 … 3/10
    Donnajt … 6.5/10
    Dumpling …9/15
    Florence J … +2/7
    Fuddle … 3/4
    FurryBeastOz … 5.7/12
    Gresleyrover … +0.8/5
    Jules81 … 0/8
    Karcher … 4/7
    Katiepants … 2/20
    Knit Witch … 5.26/10
    Lynnejk … 7/8
    Maisie M … 3/14
    MallyGirl … 0/6
    Monnagran … 2/5
    PJ1 … 3.5/11
    Sa1sysoo … 0/14
    Short_bird … 7.5/6
    SIRENS … 7.5/16
    Sue14 … 0/12
    Tessie bear … 3/13
    TiredTrophy … 1/10
    Weewdy … 4/7
    Zafiro1984 … 9.75/14


    7 st 8.09 lb
    V3ry - £555.59
    • gresleyrover
    • By gresleyrover 3rd Dec 17, 7:46 AM
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    Just a quick visit to post a loss of 1.2lbs. Have a good weekend everyone.
    • katiepants
    • By katiepants 3rd Dec 17, 6:08 PM
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    katiepants
    I feel like everything is against me right now. Lots of stress, meals out, winter weather etc. Meaning I'm not getting enough exercise and am not focussed on weight loss. Just hovering around the same weight +/- 2lbs for the past month...
    Sealed pot challenge 11: number 594
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 4th Dec 17, 8:32 AM
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    I'm pleased to say a 1.25lb loss, but I imagine that it's through fear regarding last Friday
    Last edited by zafiro1984; 04-12-2017 at 11:34 AM.
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    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 4th Dec 17, 10:56 AM
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    Florence J
    Finally I have made some progress and undone the damage of the previous weeks.

    3lbs loss

    I am now lower then when I started this challenge. I think I have got the right ideas in my head now.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 11 #553
    £1000 Emergency Fund Challenge #253
    Wombling free 2017 = £2118.64
    Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£3133.08/£3000)
    November 2017 Credit Card Debt: £3980
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 4th Dec 17, 3:27 PM
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    Knit Witch
    Arrietty … 3/8
    BearPearSun … 0/4.4
    Binsky … 0/14
    Cappella … 0/7
    Carmen … 7.48/13.2
    CathA … 1.2/4
    CRANKY40 … 4.5/7
    Dandy-candy … 2/6
    Debbiedodge1737 … 4/14
    Dolly84 … 3/10
    Donnajt … 6.5/10
    Dumpling …9/15
    Florence J … 1/7
    Fuddle … 3/4
    FurryBeastOz … 5.7/12
    Gresleyrover … 0.4/5
    Jules81 … 0/8
    Karcher … 4/7
    Katiepants … 2/20
    Knit Witch … 5.26/10
    Lynnejk … 7/8
    Maisie M … 3/14
    MallyGirl … 0/6
    Monnagran … 2/5
    PJ1 … 3.5/11
    Sa1sysoo … 0/14
    Short_bird … 7.5/6
    SIRENS … 7.5/16
    Sue14 … 0/12
    Tessie bear … 3/13
    TiredTrophy … 1/10
    Weewdy … 4/7
    Zafiro1984 … 11/14


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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 4th Dec 17, 4:53 PM
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    Remember me? Life is so manic at present that when, where,and what I am eating doesn't feature in my mental processe With the result that I've not weighed myself for some time.
    I did this morning.

    When I had stopped sobbing I decided that there is no way I am going to lose weight for a while so I think I will abandon the unequal struggle and rejoin at the beginning of the next challenge., which I think is just after Christmas. I will try to limit the damage but at the moment I am too cold, too busy and too tired to make the effort.

    Zafiro, I know just how you feel but you are more resilient than me. I don't have the energy to fight just now. You are doing well. Well done.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
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