Old Style Weight Loss Challenge 2022 - 1st Quarter
edited 30 December 2021 at 11:02PM in Old style MoneySaving
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i got yesterdays steps even though it took me a few hours to convince myself i wanted to go for a walk.
I was astounded at how motivating having my knee replacement surgery delayed was for me a couple of years back.
It's a viscious circle - can't walk due to bad knee, can't have surgery due to weight, can't lose weight as can't walk....I had 2 weeks to lose 10 pounds and managed it through cutting out almost everything except lean meat & vegetables. Hopefully you won't get pushed to that!
2023 £1 a day £54.26/365
could you put me down for 12lbs please
I have to start the healthy eating slowly, like running an engine in so todays menu (day one) is
Breakfast - cornflakes with skimmed milk
Lunch - egg and bacon toastie (small wholemeal bread)
Dinner - hash browns, low fat sausages, beans and mushrooms - if I'm really hungry I'll add a dry fried egg & spinach
Supper - crackers and cheese but only 2 crackers worth
I did contemplate getting rid of the cheese that is going with the crackers but I don't have much dairy so I figured that using it up a little bit at a time would be ok. I've also had a multi vitamin tablet in a surprising shade of lilac as I forgot to order the ones that the doctor prescribed when I ordered the repeat stuff last month.
I hope that you all managed a fairly decent Christmas 😊
January Grocery Challenge £167.05/£180
2023 mortgage overpayment £460/£6000
Weightloss Challenge Q1 1lb/8lb
MFD: 30 March 2019
Mary, Cranky just remember new year new start, line has been drawn under 2021. At lease you have braved the scales I haven't since before Christmas I'll WI Wednesday and start from there.
have a good week everyone I think I need to organise my thoughts and start walking again you walkers are shaming me 🙂 once I start back to work on Tuesday (still WFH) I plan to stretch my legs lunchtime, if I prep lunch the night before like I do when I work in the office there are no excuses not to walk and grab lunch when I get back
So I braved the scale this morning and my worst fears were confirmed, as I normally walk a lot over Christmas and was unable to this year - i have gained about a stone back of the two I lost in 2020. I am sure I am the first person in the world this has happened to. So my target is to lose 1.3 stone overall. I am only about 4 lb over my 'green' BMI so not a disaster, but just not good, and due to autoimmune things added weight is added risk. That is my motivation. @Brambling can I please set my target to 8lb this quarter. Thanks for running the challenge.
1.3st/18lb those are scary numbers, I'm a kg girl, but will do the challenge in imperial lb this time.
For people above just weighing in and paying attention to what one eats(!) and is a great place to start. I can't set lofty goals, but I can sometimes be persistent over time.
MFD: 30 March 2019