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    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 31st Mar 19, 8:31 AM
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    CRANKY40
    Old Style Weight Loss 2019 Part 2
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    • 31st Mar 19, 8:31 AM
    Old Style Weight Loss 2019 Part 2 31st Mar 19 at 8:31 AM
    Good morning all,

    As we've decided that we'd like a new thread for each part of our 2019 challenge I've changed the thread title slightly. I haven't posted the links to previous challenges either - we're all capable of looking them up by title if we want them. If you do get stuck looking for them give me a shout and I'll find them for you. Please feel free to start posting your weight loss goals for the next challenge which will run from the 1st of April until the 30th of June (13 weeks).

    You do not have to submit a loss or gain for the first week as it's our starting week, you can post your first loss or gain the week after. I for one will be starting new after this weekend (party Saturday and Mothering Sunday today, oh dear! ).

    As usual everyone is welcome - we support and encourage, we don't judge.

    Take care all of you


    Here are some useful links to help your weight loss journey :-

    MSE links
    OldStyle Healthy recipes threads
    Menu Plans Collection



    Outside Links
    Free food/calorie tracking
    My Fitness Pal (iphone and android apps as well as online)
    MyNetDiary
    The rest on google


    Free printable food diary

    NHS healthy eating website
    BMI calculator
    July grocery challenge £152.03/£300
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    • ellie99
    • By ellie99 1st Apr 19, 9:44 AM
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    ellie99
    Hi Cranky40, can I please join the new challenge? My clothes are getting tight and uncomfortable, and I don't have any larger ones!

    I haven't weighed myself yet, will remember tomorrow. My plan is no snacks and smaller portions.

    I will aim for 10lbs please.


    If you could live one day of your life over again, which day would you choose?
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 1st Apr 19, 11:01 AM
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    CRANKY40
    Old Style Weight Loss Challenge 2019 Second Quarter

    01/04/19 - 30/06/19

    Imperial (lbs)

    Brambling 0/10
    Cranky 0/9
    dandy-candy 0/7
    Doing it my way 0/13
    dumpling 0/10
    ellie99 0/10
    enthusiastic saver 0/14
    hatful of hollow 0/11
    Iheartichokeyou 0/10
    Izadora 0/18
    K9zz 0/12
    Munchin 0/10
    Rose Wood 0/7
    s_glover 0/16
    SIRENS 0/10
    star trek fan 0/14

    Metric (kg)

    butterfly2507 0/9
    July grocery challenge £152.03/£300
    • katiepants
    • By katiepants 1st Apr 19, 12:53 PM
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    katiepants
    Thanks for the new challenge. New thread, new start. Took the plunge and weighed myself this morning and I'm really embarrassed to say that I am 2lbs heavier that I was at the start of the previous challenge *hangs head in shame*
    I am going to aim very low on this challenge in the hope that it'll make it seem more achievable. Please could you put me down for 13lbs, which is 1lb per week.
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    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 1st Apr 19, 2:14 PM
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    MovingForwards
    Good afternoon, I would like to join in please

    Dare I aim for 20lbs over the three months!

    I've changed my eating habits, monitor intake and walking over the last few weeks and am ready to shift a lot this year!
    • MrsLottie
    • By MrsLottie 1st Apr 19, 2:59 PM
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    MrsLottie
    Thank you Cranky for starting us off again on a new challenge .I have had a lovely weekend away having eaten out for every meal and quite a few glasses of wine too.So starting from tomorrow and I’m going to aim for 7 lbs over the next 13 weeks .I’ll weigh in next Monday .

    Good luck everybody !
    • Doing it my way
    • By Doing it my way 1st Apr 19, 4:52 PM
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    Doing it my way
    Toast for breakfast, pate and crackers for dinner and it's a special day so we are walking to the chippy for tea. Not fantastic dieting I grant you but considering what has my usual diet has been consisting of its pretty darn good and I am breaking myself in gradually. Starting at 11stone 4lb would like to be 10stone 5 by June's deadline.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 1st Apr 19, 8:18 PM
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    dumpling
    Good evening everyone
    Well I have had a very good day today, staying within my calories and trying a new recipe for dinner. It was chicken and leeks with a blue cheese sauce (page 112 Cranky) and it was absolutely delicious, not like diet food at all . I have organised shopping to be delivered tomorrow with more ingredients to try more recipes out.


    Nice to see so many people rejoining this challenge, I always think I may not have lost very much so far this year but I am not giving up although I may go off and sulk for a bit every now and then . I hope we are all successful this quarter and even though we may stumble, we all manage to get back on track with the help and support of each other. Right I'm off to bed before I get the tummy grumbles, take care xx

    • Rose Wood
    • By Rose Wood 1st Apr 19, 9:41 PM
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    Rose Wood
    Hi Everyone,

    A late post as I've been working this evening. I have added up what I've eaten and gone over my carb target so not a good start. Partly because things got switched around and I ended up not having lunch till nearly 3pm in a hurry before dashing off to work for four.

    Lunch: 2 poached eggs on homemade sourdough toast.
    Dinner: Cauliflower cheese with bacon pieces (left over from yesterday)
    Treats: 2 chocolate biscuits. 6 pieces of dark chocolate

    I have achieved my step total and played an hours tennis this morning so I suppose I could have had a worse start. I really need to fit in a supermarket shop to stock up on vegetables again.

    Rose
    Weight Loss Challenge 5/7/19 10st 6lbs
    Target 8st 12lbs

    Daily Steps Challenge 16,000
    Average daily steps: January 19,317, February 19,449, March 20,330, April 22,026, May 20,412 June 15,690
    • chocolatebum
    • By chocolatebum 1st Apr 19, 10:56 PM
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    chocolatebum
    Could i join in please, really need to get a grip of my weight.

    i would like to lose 14lbs
    DEBT
    31/12/2018 - £21,740.10
    31/01/2019 - £21,339.60 (1.84% PD)
    28/02/2019 - £21,398.62 (1.57% PD)
    31/03/2019 - £20,961.72 (3.58% PD)
    30/04/2019 - £20,616.12 (5.17% PD)
    31/05/2019 - £20,058.18 (7.74% PD)
    DFD OCT 2022 JUN 2022

    Declutter challenge 2019 in 2019: 110/2019
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    • Gingerlily
    • By Gingerlily 2nd Apr 19, 4:23 AM
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    Gingerlily
    Hello
    I would like to join this challenge if I may. So far this year Iíve lost 11.5lbs but regained 3.5 of those when I lost focus last week
    Hoping this challenge will help me stay on track. I would like to lose 14lbs by the end of this challenge
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 2nd Apr 19, 5:04 AM
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    dumpling
    Good morning everyone
    Welcome to all the new people wanting to start, good to 'see' you.


    I am popping on to write my meals down for the day as it helps me to stay focussed. So, todays meals are:


    b - weetabix and a banana
    l - tuna salad rolls and a packet of baked crisps
    d - chicken biryani
    s - fruit, cornetto


    Hope you all have a great day and make good choices, take care xx

    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 2nd Apr 19, 7:59 AM
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    CRANKY40
    Good morning all,

    Welcome to our new challenge members. I'll add you to the list.

    dumpling I shoved my sister's birthday card in the P.O.N. book to keep the card from being damaged on the trip home and it's in at that very page. I'm adding blue cheese and leeks to next weeks shopping list

    My meals yesterday were

    b - couscous with fruit and yogurt
    l - ham salad sandwich (bread is small size wholemeal loaf)
    d - cottage pie (sweet potato mash) with cauliflower
    s - apple and bag of quavers from multipack

    So far so good and all recorded on MFP. I was under my calorie count for the day and there were no sweets, chocolate or cake. I did have sugar cravings but I managed to ignore them. I went online and did some gaming with the House Troll (my 14 year old son for the new people ) and another friend so that kept me busy until bed time. I am also trying to drink more water.

    Take care all of you
    July grocery challenge £152.03/£300
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 2nd Apr 19, 8:01 AM
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    CRANKY40
    Old Style Weight Loss Challenge 2019 Second Quarter

    01/04/19 - 30/06/19

    Imperial (lbs)

    Brambling 0/10
    chocolatebum 0/14
    Cranky 0/9
    dandy-candy 0/7
    Doing it my way 0/13
    dumpling 0/10
    ellie99 0/10
    enthusiastic saver 0/14
    Gingerlily 0/14
    hatful of hollow 0/11
    Iheartichokeyou 0/10
    Izadora 0/18
    K9zz 0/12
    katiepants 0/13
    MovingForwards 0/20
    MrsLottie 0/7
    Munchin 0/10
    Rose Wood 0/7
    s_glover 0/16
    SIRENS 0/10
    star trek fan 0/14

    Metric (kg)

    butterfly2507 0/9
    July grocery challenge £152.03/£300
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 2nd Apr 19, 9:38 AM
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    Izadora
    Morning All and welcome to the newcomers.

    I'm not sure how but I managed my couch to 5k run last night. There is no way I would've believed anyone 3 weeks ago (when I was seriously out of puff and barely managing 60 seconds of running) that I'd be able to run for 5 minutes without stopping. Okay, it's ungainly and very slow but I kept going even when I thought I had nothing left and am quite proud of myself for not giving up and walking the last bit of the second 5 minutes.

    I also managed to resist eating the chocolate that a co-worker gave me and the last bit of leftover cake from the one I made for my mum on Sunday.
    • katiepants
    • By katiepants 2nd Apr 19, 9:44 AM
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    katiepants
    Had a good start yesterday. Made the effort to log all my food on MFP and came in almost bang on my calorie target. Then went to the gym after work and burned 250kcal (according to my fitbit anyway). Planning a ride through the woods on my horse later, and then I need to do a food shop.

    I just need to take it one day at a time, If I look too far ahead I get really demoralised.

    I'm also looking on Amazon for a good self-help book for the binge eating. This probably isn't the right place for these discussions though so ill stop here.
    Sealed pot challenge 11: number 594
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 2nd Apr 19, 10:28 AM
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    CRANKY40
    I just need to take it one day at a time, If I look too far ahead I get really demoralised.

    I'm also looking on Amazon for a good self-help book for the binge eating. This probably isn't the right place for these discussions though so ill stop here.
    Originally posted by katiepants
    Good plan, and why isn't this the place? Most of us have some sort of food issues otherwise we either wouldn't be overweight in the first place or dieting would be easy and we wouldn't be here....
    July grocery challenge £152.03/£300
    • MrsLottie
    • By MrsLottie 2nd Apr 19, 6:43 PM
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    MrsLottie
    I agree with Cranky Katiepants ,I’ve gleaned a lot of understanding through this challenge over the past few weeks and I feel it a comfort to know I’m not on my own with some of my worries .Also there are some good tips and lots of advice to be had on here. I too suffer from binge eating but have found that eating regular , well balanced meals does help and if you manage a day on plan reward yourself in the evening . I enjoy a glass of diet lemonade and something like a packet of quavers or french fries during the evening and this has been my salvation over the past weeks .Some nights I really feel the need to binge and if the urge gets too strong I sometimes have a kit kat or a sweet biscuit and manage to stop at that . I am not a quick shedder of weight - only lost 41/2 lbs last challenge but I am managing on the whole to fight binge eating . Also I’m helping my other half to shed some weight so feel responsible enough not to sit bingeing in front of him ( it wouldn’t take much to give him the green light - ha ha !).
    What I’m trying to say is that I’m happy to keep nudging down the scale whilst fighting the demon binge. Somehow slow but sure seems to have taken the panic of feeling out of control ,which seems to lead to a binge attack ,away.

    Hope I’ve explained what I’m trying to say and that it might help a bit . Would love to hear how others manage the binge attack .
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 3rd Apr 19, 8:44 AM
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    dumpling
    Good morning everyone
    Day 3 of my fresh start and it's still going well apart from the handful of bourbon biscuits that overpowered me and jumped in my mouth yesterday . I am here all on my lonesome today and that is going to be challenging as I am a sneaky eater. I will be keeping myself distracted that's for sure with my knitting.


    My meals today are:

    b - weetabix and a banana
    l - ham and soft cheese rolls
    d - creamy garlic chicken and pasta
    s - pineapple


    I have the district nurses popping in today to do a doppler test on me so I will be having a tidy up as well so that should keep me out of mischief.


    Hope you all have a good day and make healthy choices xx

    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 3rd Apr 19, 9:25 AM
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    Izadora
    Would love to hear how others manage the binge attack .
    Originally posted by MrsLottie
    Unfortunately the honest answer to that is probably "badly"

    I seem to have been a bit better this time round at recognising the difference between cravings which will be satisfied by a bit of what I fancy and those which will lead me to emptying pretty much every cupboard in the house and avoiding eating anything if it's the latter.

    Distraction tends to work reasonably well for me. I find the compulsion to binge is way, way harder to resist if I'm sitting still so either get myself out of the house or tell myself that I can have something if I still want it after clearing out my wardrobe/cleaning the bathroom etc. On the plus side, when I'm really struggling I end up with a very clean and tidy house

    I know that I probably shouldn't weigh myself every day but I'm finding it really hard to get out of the habit and then end up getting really disheartened if my weight goes up. I know that the gain I'm seeing at the moment is most likely due to monthly cycles but it's meant I've given in and logged everything on MFP. I was trying to avoid using it again, last time I got a bit obsessed and ended up beating myself up over having milk in my coffee when I'd already used my daily allowance, but I think I need to work out roughly what calories I'm eating and how that affects losses/gains.
    • katiepants
    • By katiepants 3rd Apr 19, 10:46 AM
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    Good plan, and why isn't this the place? Most of us have some sort of food issues otherwise we either wouldn't be overweight in the first place or dieting would be easy and we wouldn't be here....
    Originally posted by CRANKY40
    In that case, I shall share an excellent resource that I found yesterday, it's from the eating disorder association of Ireland and it is an excellent read: https://bodywhys.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BEDBookletUpload.pdf

    One think it is adamant about is that you shouldn't try and 'diet' whilst following this self-help guide. Therefore I'm keeping the programme on the back-burner until I've lost a little bit of weight.

    I also ordered a book off Amazon which was recommended by a lot of Dr's and eating disorder specialists. There was a big choice on Amazon so I wanted to make sure I was choosing one that was recommended by health professionals. It's called "Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop " By Christopher Fairburn.

    I am very tired today as OH kept me up late last night unloading a lot of career worries on to me... then I woke up with a splitting headache at 5am. I took paracetamol which got rid of it but it's back now with a vengeance. Tiredness is a huge trigger for me, so I need to have extra willpower today. In addition, I am feeling a little bit upset/jealous about something and this emotional upset would also be a trigger... today is going to be difficult.

    Still, It's OK so far: I've had a large bowl of cereal but no morning snack, and I'm going to go for a walk at lunchtime (good for shedding lbs but will also get rid of Mr Headache ). Then I can have a later lunch, orange mid afternoon and it'll be home time before I know it! No gym for me tonight, but going to have a walk with OH later on.
    Sealed pot challenge 11: number 594
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