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    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 4th Jul 19, 3:13 PM
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    Brambling
    Old Style Weight Loss 2019 Part 3
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    • 4th Jul 19, 3:13 PM
    Old Style Weight Loss 2019 Part 3 4th Jul 19 at 3:13 PM
    Hi All

    You're have to bear with me guys as this is my first thread

    Thank you Cranky for running the previous 2019 challenges,

    As we've decided that we'd like a new thread for each part of our 2019 challenge I've started a new one for the 3rd quarter. I haven't posted the links to previous challenges either - we're all capable of looking them up by title if we want them.

    Please feel free to start posting your weight loss goals for the next challenge which will run from the 1st of July until the 30th of September (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 on a day of your choice.

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

    There are some useful links to help your weight loss journey found on the previous challenge, sorry no time currently to work out how to do them myself

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5984457&page=25 :-
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    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 10th Jul 19, 5:36 PM
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    Need2bthrifty
    Good Evening

    Can I join in please, I weighed myself on Monday (big shock) and immediately started to cut out the unhealthy choices that seem to have become a regular part of my lifestyle. I do much better food-wise when I get into a proper routine of planning meals, having an organised fridge and a target to meet.

    Checking the nhs height/weight chart I am slap-dab in the middle of the overweight section ; aside from that and the discomfort I feel carrying the extra weight, I have a milestone birthday coming up later this year and I'm determined to be back in the healthy weight range by then.

    So for this part of the challenge Brambling can you put me down for 14lbs.

    Today's been a good day
    B - smashed avocado on 2 crispbreads, an orange
    L - ham, lettuce, cucumber, radish, tomato, pomegranate, drizzle of balsamic and a small slice of dry toast.
    D - Braised lamb steak, steamed broccoli and sweecorn. Maybe a toffee yoghurt for pud.

    Despite it being a muggy thundery day I did get out for a brisk 40min walk along the river bank and round the park.
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 10th Jul 19, 6:10 PM
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    Brambling
    Welcome Need2bthrifty I've added you to the list
    • Rose Wood
    • By Rose Wood 10th Jul 19, 6:27 PM
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    Rose Wood
    Evening Everyone

    Cranky, yes my son is lucky to have me to call on for work emergencies but I am equally lucky being able to work for him as I can be really flexible in what I will and won't do. I can fit work round all my normal activities and do shorter hours than normal staff etc.

    I've had a lovely day, although Im afraid I did succumb to two helpings of icecream after my meal tonight! I started the day with a swim and then spent the morning sorting and tidying. DS came for an early lunch and then I played tennis this afternoon. Once I've typed this Im going to listen to the radio while I do some ironing.

    Lunch: Cheese, mushroom, spinach and garlic omelette
    Dinner: Sole with green beans and jacket potato. Caramel icecream with toffee sauce.

    So not very low carb today I'm afraid.

    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
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 10th Jul 19, 8:51 PM
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    Brambling
    Weigh in for me today, I STS I'm not surprised and just happy I didn't gain as I've been off diet this week. I need to stop picking in the evenings when I'm not hungry

    I stocked up fruit, veg and salad lunchtime, I just need to hide the 'naughties' so they're out of sight and hopefully out of mind

    Food wise today I could have done better

    B - ff Greek yogurt, banana, nectarine and strawberries
    L - scotch egg, watercress and tomato, fibre one brownie bar
    D - bowl of cereal when I got in at 9pm
    S - grapes, 2 ginger nut biscuits
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 11th Jul 19, 8:13 AM
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    zafiro1984
    This weather doesn't help the diet. We're outside most if the day and by 4pm, when the sun is high, DH wants refreshments - not water, but alcohol free lager plus a magnum. I'm usually quite resilient and decline joining in, but it's so hard and occasionally like yesterday I failed

    Apart from that things are going OK. The help we have around the place is on holiday so I have to fill in and do what they did. That should keep me occupied for most of the day and maybe, just maybe help with the diet.
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 11th Jul 19, 8:40 AM
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    Izadora
    I've been doing really well with not snacking and having healthy meals but it was our work summer social yesterday so there was rather a lot of booze involved.

    I feel a lot better today than I deserve and I've so far managed to resist giving into the cravings for rubbish food but I would dearly love to dive head first into the biggest bag of salty snacks I can find!!
    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 11th Jul 19, 4:52 PM
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    SIRENS
    Weigh In
    Afternoon All

    Teeny loss of 1/2 lb this week for me, had a shocking weekend so I'm pretty lucky it wasn't a gain!

    Today
    B fruit and yog
    L toasted cheese pitta, fruit
    D rice with fish and veg

    Snack large chocolate covered rice cake, was yummy but rather high in calories!
    'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' - Dr Suess

    Autumn SW 0/10
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 12th Jul 19, 12:19 PM
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    CRANKY40
    Good afternoon all,

    We're back in the rainy north after a brief visit to sunny London. I didn't think I'd overdone the eating and we did a lot of walking but when I stood on the scales this morning I was back to what I was before I lost 1.5 lbs last week. I have a few days yet to pull it back and see if I can at least make my next WI a stay the same.

    The HT is joining me in trying to lose weight over the next couple of months. He's only about half a stone overweight but he wants to do something about it. He's going to come running with me over the summer holidays too which will be fun. I've read up about the connection between skipping meals and migraine and apparently if this is a problem it's caused by low blood sugar. The advice is to have smaller, more frequent meals so today's meals for the boy and I look like this :-

    Breakfast : Cereal for him, tinned grapefruit for me

    Lunch : Ciabatta pizzas (cheese and bacon medallion) made by me with a handful of pringles each, a satsuma for me and 2 mini sausage rolls for him.

    Dinner : Chicken fried rice with beansprouts for me (made by me) and skinny meatballs (made by M&S but he only has 3 per meal so one pack lasts ages - still a good few portions on the freezer) with pasta sauce for him.

    Supper : a ham salad mini wrap each for both of us.

    I've been keeping oranges and satsumas in the fridge while it's been warm. It feels like a treat to have lovely cold fruit and it also seems to have kept them fresh for longer. I've been looking through the Pinch of Nom cookbook for some ideas for new meals. We seem to have got stuck in the "same old, same old" meal routine.
    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 12th Jul 19, 7:28 PM
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    Need2bthrifty
    Good Evening,

    Food-wise things are going well but I do need to up the exercise a bit more; my excuse is the weather, its been so thundery/muggy around here and after about 1 mile brisk walking I'm drenched in sweat with a bright red face - not the most flattering of looks.

    For the past two days breakfasts have been - grapefruit, boiled egg & toast and yoghurt with a sprinkling of muesli & pomegranate. Lunches both days = spicy carrot soup, 2 crispbread topped with cream cheese & tomato. Dinner yesterday was thai chicken curry, boiled rice, sugar snap peas and tonight griddled tuna steak and stir-fry veg (broccoli, peppers, onion, s/s peas)

    I'm sitting enjoying my favourite tipple minus the crisps/nuts but decided I'll pick up some salted popcorn, a treat for another day - everyone needs a treat now and again.
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 12th Jul 19, 7:40 PM
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    Brambling
    Cranky I think your son has the right idea in tackling it when he only has a half stone to lose, I wish I had as a teen. You've reminded me I have th PON book I must go through it at the weekend

    I'm trying really hard to avoid snacking as they're my down fall especially picking in the evenings I really want to lose this week before going to Dorset next weekend, I've already found the emergency gin for the trip

    To try and keep things lower fat I made a potato salad for lunch and rather than mayonnaise I mixed FF cottage cheese with some horseradish, chopped capers and gerkins it was really tasty the horseradish stopped the cottage cheese from being too boring

    B - FF Greek yogurt with banana, nectarine and mixed berries
    L salad nicoise with potato salad (I seared the tuna with a black sesame seed crust )
    D - beef stir fry with lots of vegetables
    S - none so far
    • Gingerlily
    • By Gingerlily 13th Jul 19, 5:54 AM
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    Gingerlily
    Hello, I’m back home after 3 weeks away visiting family and friends. No one had weighing scales so couldn’t weigh in whilst away.
    I’m +3lbs from my last weigh in, I did think it might be more as I’ve had plenty of meals out whilst away but then I did do a lot of walking with no relaxing time at all.
    Looking forward to getting back on track, it’s only 3 months till my holiday. I did bring some gluten free biscuits and cakes back but not as many as I usually would.
    No idea what’s on the menu today, I’ll be going grocery shopping later.
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 13th Jul 19, 9:24 AM
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    MovingForwards
    0

    I'm getting off to a good start!
    • honeythewitch
    • By honeythewitch 13th Jul 19, 11:41 AM
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    honeythewitch
    Morning everyone.

    After hurtling from one dieting disaster to another all week I have stayed exactly the same.



    Weigh in for me today, I STS I'm not surprised and just happy I didn't gain as I've been off diet this week. I need to stop picking in the evenings when I'm not hungry

    I stocked up fruit, veg and salad lunchtime, I just need to hide the 'naughties' so they're out of sight and hopefully out of mind

    Food wise today I could have done better

    B - ff Greek yogurt, banana, nectarine and strawberries
    L - scotch egg, watercress and tomato, fibre one brownie bar
    D - bowl of cereal when I got in at 9pm
    S - grapes, 2 ginger nut biscuits
    Originally posted by Brambling
    It would be much easier if the unsuitable food was hidden from sight,wouldn't it?
    I feel quite disheartened when i open the fridge to get my salad and my daughter's black forest gateaux is waving itself in my face!

    Oh well, onward and upwards..
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 13th Jul 19, 12:38 PM
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    Brambling
    Old Style Weight Loss Challenge 2019 Third Quarter

    01/07/19 - 30/09/19

    Imperial (lbs)
    Brambling -/10 STS/
    Cranky -1.5/- /
    DundeeDoll -/10
    Gingerlily -3/14
    HoneytheWitch -/14 STS/
    Izadora -1.5/7 /
    Katiepants -/14
    MovingForward -/10 STS/
    Need2bthrifty 3/14 /
    Rosewood -/14
    S_glover 5/12
    Sirens 0.5/14
    Zafiro1984 1/28 /



    Weight Loss week 1 ..................
    Last edited by Brambling; 15-07-2019 at 1:33 PM.
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 13th Jul 19, 12:50 PM
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    Brambling
    It would be much easier if the unsuitable food was hidden from sight,wouldn't it?
    I feel quite disheartened when i open the fridge to get my salad and my daughter's black forest gateaux is waving itself in my face!
    Originally posted by honeythewitch
    Unfortunately as I live alone I'm the person who brings it in as well so unless I train the cat to hide it I also know where I've put it out of sight

    But did you have a good time Gingerlily

    I've managed to avoid 'bad choices' since Wednesday weigh in. I'm working from home this afternoon and evening I should finish at 7.30pm but it has been known to carry on until after midnight so I've ensured i've heathly options to pick at berries, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and some mini vegetable crushless quiches as it is usually a trigger to eat 'carp'. I've also cooked some puy lentils with tomatoes and loads of diced veg so i can grab it quick should work overrun, I have some cod which will cook quickly cook to go with it..
    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 13th Jul 19, 7:02 PM
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    Need2bthrifty
    Good Evening

    I'm starting to feel the benefits of a daily brisk walk and am really pleased that today I have managed to cut 10mins off my time. I was quite pleased with the pace I was setting but when a couple of squads from the local fire station lapped me...twice, that took the smile off my face .

    Todays meals =
    B - avocado and a hardboiled egg on toast
    L - watermelon & feta salad
    D - moussaka, shredded cabbage
    S - salted popcorn 20g roughly 110kcals, but then I had pernod and diet lemonade x 2 = 314kcals .

    At the moment I'm enjoying listening to the radio and doing some prep for the week
    - chickpeas in to soak overnight and cook in the slow cooker tomorrow, make some houmous and freeze the rest.
    - peel and segment some oranges and grapefruit for the next couple of days breakfasts/snacks
    - one of my basil plants has gone haywire so making some pesto which will feature this week.
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 13th Jul 19, 7:35 PM
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    Brambling
    I'm starting to feel the benefits of a daily brisk walk and am really pleased that today I have managed to cut 10mins off my time. I was quite pleased with the pace I was setting but when a couple of squads from the local fire station lapped me...twice, that took the smile off my face .
    Originally posted by Need2bthrifty
    shouldn't that have been put a smile on your face I enjoy walking and i'm lucky as i live close enough to walk in the country or in the local forest from home and it's free exercise
    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 13th Jul 19, 8:42 PM
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    shouldn't that have been put a smile on your face I enjoy walking and i'm lucky as i live close enough to walk in the country or in the local forest from home and it's free exercise
    Originally posted by Brambling
    Not really they were coming towards me and a bit red and sweaty
    • Gingerlily
    • By Gingerlily 14th Jul 19, 7:05 AM
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    Gingerlily
    Brambling
    But did you have a good time Gingerlily
    Yes and no much drama and tension from some folks, just so grateful I donít have to deal with that on a regular basis. Much love, laughter and fun with others, was sad to leave. Exhausted though was so busy didnít get even one rest day

    Iím happy to be home.
    • s_glover
    • By s_glover 15th Jul 19, 7:36 AM
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    s_glover
    Morning everyone, I hope you have all had a great weekend.

    Pleased to report a 2lb loss this week.

    We had visitors at the weekend and quite a few treats food wise, including going out for a lovely meal plus quite a few drinks. After not much exercise at the weekend, a little walking and fixing the garden shed yesterday, I'm looking forward to getting a couple of runs in this week, although it looks like they might be warm ones as the weather looks pretty fine, can't complain though!
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