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Old Style Weight Loss Challenge 2022 - 1st Quarter

edited 30 December 2021 at 11:02PM in Old style MoneySaving
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  • short_birdshort_bird Forumite
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    Hi, I'm back: working on clearing 7lb this quarter as well as incorporating regular physical movement.
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
  • edited 31 December 2021 at 10:52AM
    CCW007CCW007 Forumite
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    edited 31 December 2021 at 10:52AM
    Can I go for 14lb please? Will be doing Dry January and my goals are:

    • Walk the dogs every day
    • Hit my 10,000 step target every day
    • Restart couch to 5k by end of January
    • Eat more vegan meals, cook from scratch 95% of time
    • Batch cook regularly so that there is a stock of meals in the freezer for CBA days

    I'm focussing more on January right now to get me back on track but it's great to have a longer term goal as well.
  • I'm back in for this year please! 😊 

    I want to lose 14lbs this quarter - I didn’t put anywhere near enough effort in 2021 and I'm determined to turn that around! 🙈 

    Thanks for running this again @Brambling!! 😊

    Bulk Buy fund for 2024: £600/£600 🙌

    Debt neutral fund: £11.27/£1000

    Weight loss challenge:
    1st quarter starting weight: 9st 9lbs
    2nd quarter starting weight: 9st 7.2lbs

    Wholefood plant based diet start weight: 9st 5.6 on 9/5/23

    GC - Annual Target: £3000 - Running total:£827.81/£3000
    Jan: £100; Feb: £108.31; Mar: £71; Apr: £229.50; May: £225; Jun: £94; Jul: £0; Aug: £0; Sep: £0; Oct: £0; Nov: £0; Dec: £0

    Bulk Buy spends: £200/£600

  • marycanarymarycanary Forumite
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    I lost weight on this challenge over the summer but have put it on again :/ Please put me down for 10lbs

    Thank you

  • ditty1234ditty1234 Forumite
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    Hi can I please come back. My target will be a modest 5lb as it is winter, I and I have not done well in 2021 at all, although I was keeping weight off for a long time. 
    Tuesday will be moment of truth. CHristmas have literally been sitting around and eating a fair bit and not getting a lot of exercise. So that is why I will wait for a fresh start here. 
    Happy new year all. See you around Tuesday.
    LBM Jan 2019 - £25.928/Active debt £14616, 43% sorted EF 2023 £50/10005% Have paid up my car and house insurance yearly and am now saving to pay back my overpaid tax credits outright. And am saving for various things that might break - like couch(£60), vacuum cleaner, dish washer, and fix bikes. Housing fund 2023-2024 £1970/6000 32%
  • Its_timeIts_time Forumite
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    I'd like to join please.  Goal for the year is also 2 stone so would like to go with 12lb for this quarter, thank you
    *Stop giving up what you really want for what you want now*
    *Face your fear, don't do what's easy, do what is right, fight for it because it will be worth it*
    January grocery budget £215.07/£250
    #18 The 365 day 1p challenge 2023 £108.50/£667.95
    #48 Saving £1 a day for Christmas 2023 challenge £31/£365 
    Emergency fund £83.98/£1000

  • edited 31 December 2021 at 10:45AM
    BrieBrie Forumite
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    edited 31 December 2021 at 10:45AM
    Morning Brambling!!  Add me in please!  I'd love to do a stone a quarter but will be happy with half that as long as the downward trend is ongoing.  Got to get rid of the plus zero that's accumulated since Christmas of course.....To be down 2 stone overall by the end of 2022 would mean a complete wardrobe revamp but that's something I'd be happy to deal with as I approach a pensionable age.

    And it would be lovely to have links to people's favoured diet/meal/exercise plans.  (@Frith!!!)  I'm always in need of inspiration.  And while I know that not everything suits everyone sometimes switching between different schemes not only keeps things fresh but also makes the body work better - well it seems to work for me at times.

    All that said my ongoing aim is to eat less carbs, more veg (focusing on fibre) and aim for a majority of alcohol free days.  Don't mean I won't fall for the occasionally fish and chips or pizza with an extra large glass of vino but occasional treats must be allowed.  
    "Never retract, never explain, never apologise; get things done and let them howl.”

    2023 £1 a day  £54.26/365
  • BellaLasagna2018BellaLasagna2018 Forumite
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    @ Brie I pick up recipes from Slimmimg eats https://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/ and from Pinch of Nom. I use the Nutracheck app https://www.nutracheck.co.uk/Home  on my phone to log my calories as well as recipes I like/create. I also do a bit of intermittent fasting, as in I don’t eat after 8pm and usually not again until lunchtime. When I’m in the mood and focused, it works very well. Trouble is, in 2021, I have been neither in the mood or focused and far too easily distracted from the diet. 
    LBM: August 2006 - £12,568.49 ——  DFD: 12 March 2012
    MFD: 30 March 2019
     »The road to DF is long and bumpy » Greensaints 
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