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    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 13th Mar 13, 9:19 AM
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    Lose Weight 36
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    • 13th Mar 13, 9:19 AM
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    Lose Weight 36 13th Mar 13 at 9:19 AM
    Welcome to our new thread

    It's a New Year so it's time to shift the lbs and get the figure you've always wanted

    Welcome to the place where we encourage you not to save 's but to lose Lb's instead

    So you wanna lose weight? Whether you want to lose a few pounds or several stone - you've come to the right place! Need a chat, a shoulder, encouragement and advice perhaps or even some downright silliness (even late at night or early in the morning)??

    Pull up a chair and join in the chat, whatever plan you're following to lose weight, be it SW, WW, RC, or just plain old reducing what you eat and increasing the exercise, there'll be someone here that can help and advise, or offer moral support. The more you join in the chat more support you will get from the thread.

    There are plenty of regulars here who follow all types of plan and will be willing and able to help you out or at least point you in the right direction.

    During the course of the week, feel free to post your weekly loss, gain or no change, and see your results in a chart that's updated every Wednesday evening. To help me quickly spot the losses late at night, please post the loss as BOLD and Colourful as possible (Its helps those of us with bad eyes )

    The chart is currently maintained by me, so if you can post your result before 10pm on a Wednesday you will be included on the chart.

    Also you can take part in the 5lb monthly challenge - This is a fun mini motivational monthly challenge, in which the goal of losing 2lb per week, is spread out to 5lb per month. To get started so get your name down quick and post your name and start the new list. You could be Slimmer of the Week, or Slimmer of the Month!

    We also currently have a monthly team challenge so if you want to join one of the teams it's never too late. This month we've a East v West challenge. If you want to take part send me a pm with the team you want to join and your starting weight. Then post your loss (or gain) each Wednesday

    Sometimes we also have a monthly exercise challenge in January we'll be aiming to do 270 minutes of exercise a week, whether it's walking or something more strenuous it'll all count. We try to make these challenges suitable for all levels of fitness to encourage as many people to take part.

    A few abbreviations:
    STS ~ Stay The Same (No change in weight)
    SOTW ~ Slimmer Of The Week
    SOTM ~ Slimmer Of The Month

    We have plenty of recipes to help you in the recipes thread (link below) and there are links to useful websites below.
    There are some friendly peoples 'Before and After' Pics on Lose Weight 19 and 20

    So come and join us, we're a friendly bunch! There are even one or two gentlemen hiding amongst us! You might even enjoy it
    Last edited by fredsnail; 01-01-2015 at 7:54 PM.
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    • margaretclare
    • By margaretclare 13th Mar 13, 9:41 AM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 9:41 AM
    68.6 kg today.

    That's - 0.9 kg from a week ago.

    I don't think that's 'weight loss' as such. It's probably reduction in swelling, bruising, fluid retention etc from the breast reduction I had nearly 3 weeks ago. I was told that 850g x 2 had been removed, and the day I went to theatre I weighed 69.0 kg

    I can't do any exercise at all yet, and, with the weather as it is, even a walk round the block is not something I want to tackle just yet.


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    Before I found wisdom, I became old.
    • Nile
    • By Nile 13th Mar 13, 9:46 AM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 9:46 AM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 9:46 AM
    Good Morning Everyone.

    My thanks to fredsnail for creating this new thread, I've made it sticky/pinned it to the top of the board.

    I'll leave the LW 35 sticky for a while and then let it drop down the board.

    Regards

    Nile
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  • lolly101
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    • 13th Mar 13, 11:07 AM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 11:07 AM
    Thanks Fred and Nile

    I love getting a new thread - we currently have a 999 WOW factor!!! Go us!!!

    Well it's a 1 lb gain for me this week. Not surprised really as I've not being doing much lately and have probably eaten a little more than I should! Hoping I feel better soon as I was thinking of taking my boys away this weekend. A good stroll along the beach would probably do me good... or finish me off, lol!
    Last edited by lolly101; 13-03-2013 at 11:11 AM.
    • Nicky Noo Na
    • By Nicky Noo Na 13th Mar 13, 11:48 AM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 11:48 AM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 11:48 AM
    A disappointing STS for me this week. I had lost almost 2lbs when I weighed at the weeeknd but have put on nearly 3 since monday!!, something funny going on. Hope its due to TOTM and/or increase in muscle mass so hopeful for a good result next week instead! I've lost another 0.5 inches off each leg and my waist so I know I'm doing something right!

    • Frodobaggins
    • By Frodobaggins 13th Mar 13, 1:18 PM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 1:18 PM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 1:18 PM
    Thank you Fredsnail for our shiny new thread and all your hard work.

    0.5lb loss for me this week, 30 mins gym and 2 hours dog walking.
    DFW Nerd 1394.
  • Tupperware_Queen
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    • 13th Mar 13, 3:41 PM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 3:41 PM
    On nights again tonight, so busy day at the gym to tire me out, planning for a nap later.

    Treadmill 15 min
    Pilates 45 min
    Weights 20 min
    Cardio blast 30 min (nearly killed me!!)
    Swimming 25 min

    Total 2 hr 15 min
    Getting fit for 2013 - Starting weight 10.1.13 88.1kg
    Weight 27.3.13 79.1kg weight 2.4.13 79.9kg Weight 24.4.13 77.8kg. 4.6.13 76kg

    BSC member 331
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Mar 13, 6:34 PM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 6:34 PM
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    1 1/2 hours yoga today.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
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    • dannie
    • By dannie 13th Mar 13, 6:36 PM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 6:36 PM
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    • 13th Mar 13, 6:36 PM
    Hi,

    Since last Wednesday 5 hours and 47 minutes for the exercise challenge (indoor biking).

    STS since last Wednesday.

    Gardening halted by the weather. Just one outdoor bike ride and also a short errand. Had an appointment so this was a four miles approx. walk too. Lots more effort to eat healthily required.
    • jess444
    • By jess444 13th Mar 13, 7:30 PM
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    jess444
    Hi all,

    Thank you for the shiny new thread Fred
    Sorry I have not been around much - had a few days away and busy at work. Will try to catch up with the old thread later.

    Another +1 lb My weight has gone up and down for over 12 months and I am beginning to feel I should just be happy with the size I am.
    In fact I am thinking of trying to 'forget' about losing weight and just concentrate on exercising for fitness.

    8 hours to add to the exercise challenge please Fred. My 5K 'run' is this weekend. Not feeling prepared at all but will give it my best shot. Will probably walk / run and hopefully not come in last
    Good luck with the weight loss this week everyone.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Mar 13, 7:51 PM
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    beanielou
    jess~Might be no bad thing to just have a wee spell of concentrating just on fitness and wellbeing.
    Keep posting whatever you deceide though.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 13th Mar 13, 11:40 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this weeks chart:



    Well done to our SoTW Durham_mim

    Congrats to our losers and STSers this week, comisserations to our gainers, tomorrow starts a new path for you - only you can chose the direction to go in.

    Here's this weeks chart for the Cardiff to Dublin exercise challenge:



    Well done to everyone taking part, keep up the good work.

    Here's this weeks team challenge chart:



    Congrats to the Shamrocks who've won this week - although it was a very close thing!

    This weeks quote is from anon
    "There are no mistakes in life, just lessons."
  • Tupperware_Queen
    Well done Durham min, thanks for the chart Fred :-)
    Getting fit for 2013 - Starting weight 10.1.13 88.1kg
    Weight 27.3.13 79.1kg weight 2.4.13 79.9kg Weight 24.4.13 77.8kg. 4.6.13 76kg

    BSC member 331
    • durham_mim
    • By durham_mim 14th Mar 13, 10:06 AM
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    Thank you TQ. Diet is going well again this week but no exercise as yet, I'm hoping to get an hour in tomorrow.
    Weight loss 2st 1lb/5st
    Inch loss = 21.5"

    Slow & Steady 3
    • Nicky Noo Na
    • By Nicky Noo Na 14th Mar 13, 7:49 PM
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    Well done Durham mim!

    The good news is my mysterious 2lbs have now disappeared again. The bad news is there was a comic relief bake sale at work today so they might come back, lol!

    Done 40 mins exercise to try and undo some of the damage!

  • Tupperware_Queen
    No gym today, but did 30 mins Pilates at home
    Last edited by Tupperware_Queen; 15-03-2013 at 6:45 PM.
    Getting fit for 2013 - Starting weight 10.1.13 88.1kg
    Weight 27.3.13 79.1kg weight 2.4.13 79.9kg Weight 24.4.13 77.8kg. 4.6.13 76kg

    BSC member 331
    • Matryoshka
    • By Matryoshka 15th Mar 13, 1:35 PM
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    Wow!! You lot are still going strong. Awesome

    Not been on here in over a year
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    If you see it in your mind, you're going to hold it in your hand.
    Thoughts become things!
    What you think about you bring about!
    No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.
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  • Tupperware_Queen
    Despite having the mother of all sore throats, I made it to the gym, so glad I did, hilarious Zumba session and excellent relaxation after body balance.

    two hours 15 min to add to the total please Fred
    Getting fit for 2013 - Starting weight 10.1.13 88.1kg
    Weight 27.3.13 79.1kg weight 2.4.13 79.9kg Weight 24.4.13 77.8kg. 4.6.13 76kg

    BSC member 331
    • Mrs_T_M
    • By Mrs_T_M 15th Mar 13, 6:54 PM
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    1 hour and 25 minutes (and 2.1 miles) to add for yesterday and today. Hoping to go by the gym tomorrow before we head into town. I'll probably have the garmin fit app running while we are in town to see how far we walk, but I may not count the time.
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    • durham_mim
    • By durham_mim 16th Mar 13, 9:56 AM
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    Weight loss = 1lb
    Callanetics = 1hr

    So pleased for another loss this week, hope it continues, I'm desperate to get into the next stone.
    Weight loss 2st 1lb/5st
    Inch loss = 21.5"

    Slow & Steady 3
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