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The Lose Weight The Old Style Way Thread.

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  • DonnaP
    DonnaP Posts: 458 Forumite
    Hi all

    This thread is great!

    It is what I have been doing over the last year, combined with exercise and I have lost 2 stone.

    I think I might have added a couple of pounds over the last few weeks as my twin daughters have just started school and I have been comfort eating. BUT I will get back on the scales tomorrow morning and re-fresh my weight loss campaign (no diets here!!).

    I will add my weight and weight lost to my signature as suggested earlier in the thread.

    This has to be the way (weigh, no pun intended!!) to go - cooking from scratch, not wasting money on ridiculous diet clubs and exercising as much as you are able.

    Good luck everyone and I look forward to reading and sharing tips and news.

    Donnax
  • newlywed
    newlywed Posts: 8,255 Forumite
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    Hi all. I have been doing healthy OS eating since 1 July and so far lost 12 lbs :D

    I reduced all the oil in cooking, stopped making cakes (OS board is the reason some of the weight went on with all those microwave sponges, flapjacks and chocolate pudding). I also stopped buying biscuits and chocolate. And stopped making anything with pastry in!!

    Todays breakfast was porridge (not my favourite but keeps the hunger at bay for longest) - with raisins, mixed spice and honey - much nicer that way!!

    Lunch is ham and pickle roll (running low on money or else it would be a home baked jacket with tuna).

    Tea will be chicken and leek pancakes - skim milk for pancakes and sauce made from stock, tiny bit of marge and some flour. It would have been chicken and leek pie with puff pastry so pancakes have to be better than that!!! :D

    Love the fact that we have our own old style weight loss thread now ;)


    I do still get a sweet tooth now and again and usually opt for jam on toast to cure the craving - but does anyone have any low fat cake recipes (other than banana cake)? Might try a low fat rice pud.

    Also, does anyone have a good recipe for some sort of carrot soup - money is tight and I have a big bag of carrots!

    I find if I have porridge for breakfast and then soup with a plain wholemeal roll I can last through till tea time (just) with no snacks.
    working on clearing the clutterDo I want the stuff or the space?
  • frogga
    frogga Posts: 2,217 Forumite
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    I'm Back!

    Just been to Sainsbury's and now off to Tesco! It's amazing how much money I have saved this month by not buying "Binge food". I added up my reciepts from July and they came to nearly £600!!!!!:eek: I know it's DISCUSTING isn't it because that's money I haven't got. No wonder we're in debt! August and This month I've been so good and been home baking and NO MORE SWEETS! Not only am I loosing weight I'm saving HEAPS! I also used to buy so much we couldn't eat it all before it went off and the stuff I chucked away was a disgrace!

    Any way like the rest of you this is a new beggining and think how fab we'll be:T

    Glad to see you on here Odds , I wont bother PMing you about it now!
    Say it once, say it loud ~ I'm an Atheist, Anti-Royalist, Socialist, Tea-Total Veggie Frog and PROUD!:D

  • rockie4
    rockie4 Posts: 1,264 Forumite
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    I like this thread!:T
    I cook from scratch most nights anyway and try to 'double up' at weekends so that I have stuff in the freezer.
    Boss is out today so I'll do my weekly planner and shop tonight, I've got loads of veggie recipies that I've collected over the years with various slimming clubs, most of which are healthy so I'll post some up later - stews, curries and soups I think this week - lots of comfort food!!:D

    :j :j :j
  • I have a low fat recipe for teabread which is quite cakeish - I make mine quite moist so it ends up something like maltloaf. I just eat as it is but if you make it a bit drier and more breadlike you can put spread or jam on etc :) I'll post the original recipe ( which comes from the Weald and Downland museum in Singleton, West Sussex ) plus my variant on it a bit later on - once I have work and impending visit from the crumblies over and one with :D
    " Baggy, and a bit loose at the seams.. "
    ~ November 8th 2008. Now totally DEBT FREE !~
  • Hiya, my name's KJ and I'm obese :rotfl: I've gradually gained weight over the past 7 years, since having my son, and have struggled like mad with the official 'diets', they're just not for me. I'm so pleased this thread's here as my OH is convinced old style eating is the way to go. We do mainly HM food for meals but I binge eat on the sugary rubbish you can buy. As my OH says, there's nothing wrong with a SLICE of cake, just not the whole cake :o

    I'll weigh myself tomorrow morning and add it to my signature and commit to this. It's 16 weeks to Christmas so if we all lose 1lb a week we'll be on course to lose a stone. Put a stone in flour in a bag and see how heavy it feels, it's no wonder I have problems with my feet and joints!!

    I'm meeting my OH for lunch on the market in Blackburn and we're going to have a sandwich and HM soup (just not made in my home!) then tonight I'm going to make a veg lasagne. I tend not to put cheddar in the white sauce but use light mozzarella on top with a sprinkle of parmesan for added flavour.

    Here we go.......... :T
    2018 - The Year I Will Declutter!
  • newlywed
    newlywed Posts: 8,255 Forumite
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    I have a low fat recipe for teabread which is quite cakeish - ....I'll post the original recipe ( which comes from the Weald and Downland museum in Singleton, West Sussex ) plus my variant on it a bit later on - once I have work and impending visit from the crumblies over and one with :D

    Oooh yes please! Sounds good :D
    working on clearing the clutterDo I want the stuff or the space?
  • alfiesmum
    alfiesmum Posts: 1,171 Forumite
    Morning everyone. Can I join in with you all please? I'm gradually getting to grips with 'proper' cooking, and really enjoying. It would be fantastic to be able to combine that with weight loss too.

    After a hysterectomy last year I've put on over 2 stone (and I wasn't exactly kate moss to start with!). So at 5' 2" and 13 st, it's not exactly my ideal weight! I'm loooking at loosing around 4 st. (Or gaining around 1 ft in height). My incentive is I'll be able to borrow all my daughter's clothes! Do they let 36 year olds wear belly tops nowadays then...:eek: :eek: .

    Anyhoo! looking forward to this, lets do this everyone, lets make this the time that works! I've got too much happening now that I'm healthy(ish), and out of the woods to let weight gain get me!! Best of luck everyone.

    xxx
  • vixtress
    vixtress Posts: 1,153 Forumite
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    :D morning all!!
    well done MRS M :T

    today is going to be my first real challenge :eek: am finishing work at lunch time and am off to scarbro' to see billy connelly :D am out for a meal and there will be a few beverages consumed so i must stay strong !! its not a common occurance for me so as long as i dont dont my usual of 'oh well ive blown it, better give up' then i will be fine....straight back on the wagon tomorrow and moderation tonight !

    we are a busy bunch on here arent we. this is exactly what i need, am still
    very giddy about this thread, i obviously need to get out more :o
    have a good day!!
    - prior planning prevents poor performance!

    May Grocery challenge £150 136/150
  • kippers
    kippers Posts: 2,053 Forumite
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    Hi all

    I lost 4 stone in weight about 5 years ago on Rosemary connelly and yes i put it all on again. I haven't got the money to go to a slimming club again or the time.

    Kayjay 1809, i think you are right that healthy eating old style is the way to go. This needs to be a lifestyle change for me as well. I feel very unhealthy being over weight and i feel sluggish and tired when i'm eating rubbish.

    Good luck all (mind you, i'd kill for a cake now...must resist, must resist)
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