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Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 6. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • tapladytaplady Forumite
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    nice to see you back Floyd!:j

    I had my veggie breakfast yesterday - it kept me going most of the day but I dread to think of the calories in it(fried read:eek::D) so last night I had a small jacket spud with half fat cheddar in it and some tinned fruit in juice for pud with a bit of squirty cream and a small meringue. Not the best of days but never mind - back to it now!

    I'm working all weekend so I need to try and avoid temptation.

    B - puffed wheat, WW toast

    L - spaghetti on WW toast

    D - quorn fillet thing with HM wedges

    also aim to have fruit and yoghurt.

    have a good weekend all x
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  • tapladytaplady Forumite
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    morning! very quiet here!

    not been a good weekend for me:rolleyes: think I will have gained this week when I get weighed Wednesday! Its so hard to keep on track at this time of year - there's temptation at every turn!

    Hope everyone's well x
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  • Hello Taplady, and anyone else lurking :santa2::santa2:

    Yes it is quite here...lots to do (and eat!) at this time of year.

    I don't expect great things weight-loss wise this week...been doing lots of baking.

    Made lots of mince pies (using Trex) at the weekend (nearly 5 dozen...and more than half have gone already!!) Admittedly I took a dozen into the clinic where I see my chiropractor and CB therapist. I also made some mini Krispie Christmas puddings. They are GF, so great for coeliacs (I know a few, so they make a nice treat). I will post the recipe in a minute.

    Almost finished the Xmas shopping, and can see the end of my Xmas knittingnow!

    Have a good week everyone.

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  • floydfloyd Forumite
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    Hi all,

    Still here but got a rotten cold and sore throat that I'm trying to shift :(

    B/L: 3 granary toast with butter

    D: HM chickpea curry with brown rice and a mini naan

    S: Maybe a small HM mince pie later or a dollop of ice cream if my throat flares up again :)

    Hope you are all well and holding it together, the way I see it at this time of year is that 1 mince pie is better than a box, 2 chocs is better than half the tin and 2 crackers with cheese is better than the whole block. Its all an improvement on my past festive eating habits so I don't torture myself too much over enjoying nice things :)
  • edited 15 December 2009 at 2:30PM
    Keiss_21Keiss_21 Forumite
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    edited 15 December 2009 at 2:30PM
    This is based on Jane Asher's Crunchie recipe (taken from her Children's Parties book).

    Mini Krispie Christmas Puddings :xmassmile

    Makes about 50 to 60 - but they won't last long!
    3 Mars Bars (or look-alike)
    100g/4 oz butter/margarine
    50g/2 oz Rice Crispies (or look-alike)
    150g White Chocolate
    Red and Green icing pens, and/or silver balls, or anything you want!

    • Cut Mars bars up small and melt with margarine in a bowl
    This can be done in one of two ways:
    • Place the bowl over hot water in a saucepan,
    • Place the bowl in the microwave (about 3 minutes on high - keep an eye on it!)
    • Mix well when melted, then add the rice Krispies. You may need more than two ounces, depending on which make you use.
    • Put mixture into mini (petit fours) cases, about a teaspoon-ful per case is enough
    • Once the mixture has hardened after a few hours, you can then decorate.
    • Melt the white chocolate (again in a glass bowl over hot water or in the mocrowave) and spoon a small amount over each pudding, resembling snow/custard/cream.
    • If you want to decorate with silver balls, pop them on while the chocolate is still soft.
    • Once the chocolate has hardened, you can ice some holly and berries using icing pens. It can be a bit fiddly, but looks great when it is done.
    I may add a piccie, if I can get the camera to work (quite old now!) and if I can work out how to upload it to the net!



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  • tapladytaplady Forumite
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    keiss - the cake look great!:T

    Floyd - hope the cold soon goes. I like your way of thinking:D a bit of everything in moderation:T

    not a good day today either:rolleyes: went shopping and had a veggie pasty! plus a curly wurly. Not looking forward to tomorrows weigh- in!:D
    I've had 3 meals out this week which doesn't help.
    Do what you love :happyhear
  • Well it's sweets and biscuits galore around my way! I think the Christmas period has well and truely begun now. I've decided just to let myself enjoy the sweet things when I'm having organised xmas lunches and try and do more exercise when I'm not. Hopefully it balances out but probably not! Well, tis the season to be naughty.....or something like that! ;)

    Hope everyone is doing well.

    ps keiss, those cakes look fab!
  • slowlyfadingslowlyfading Forumite
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    Hope everyone is doing okay! my day hasn't been too bad i guess:

    b - crumpet with jam
    l - tuna and sweetcorn sandwich
    d - tomato and garlic pasta.

    could have been worse i guess!
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  • Raspberry_SwirlRaspberry_Swirl Forumite
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    Hi all

    Congrats to anyone thats lost weight this past week. Things still aren't good for me personally at the moment and I've lost 7.5lbs in 2 weeks - which I should be pleased about :D At least I don't need to feel guilty over Xmas if I get my appetite back!

    Not sure if I'll be in this thread before Xmas now so if not have a great time celebrating everyone and don't feel bad if you over-indulge. We'll get back on it in the New Year :A
  • tapladytaplady Forumite
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    Raspberry - (((Hugs)))

    put on a pound and a half this week:rolleyes: but I did expect it after 3 meals out this week. Am trying not to overdo it this week - a bit of everything in moderation.
    Do what you love :happyhear
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