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    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 20th Jan 19, 9:26 AM
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    Weight Loss the Old Style Way Part 11
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    • 20th Jan 19, 9:26 AM
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way Part 11 20th Jan 19 at 9:26 AM
    MSE have asked that we start a new thread for 2019 so here it is - a shiny new weight loss thread. I'm not sure where Knit Witch is or even if she wants to run it so in the mean time folks, if you don't mind suffering me I'll do my best to keep up the totals and challenge dates.

    Here's the links to previous challenges

    Part 9 auto deleted as explained here .

    Part 8

    Part 7

    [B]Part 6

    Part 5


    Part 4

    Part 3

    Part 2

    Part 1 ???

    and here are some more useful links. If any of them are out of date or don't work please let me know and I'll remove them.

    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
    Caloriecount

    The rest on google

    Free printable food diary
    Printable portion guide


    NHS healthy eating website
    BMI calculator
    Weight loss 2019 6 lbs
    February '19 GC 76.61/200 + 20 savings
    Freezer restock 30 Celebration fund 30
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    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 21st Jan 19, 7:46 AM
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    Good morning all,

    Welcome dandy-candy and Doing it my way and Rose Wood, I'll add you all to the list.

    Feel free to post your daily menus and/or your trials and tribulations here as well as your success. It would be good if this could be a support group for weight loss rather than just a record of gains and losses.

    I feel as though I should set the record straight about my running too - it doesn't actually help with weight loss that much. Any doctor will tell you that what you eat is way more important than exercise. My GP says that you don't have to do any exercise at all. I started running because in September 2017 I fell down five stairs at home and hurt my delicate hypermobile skin so badly that I had a three inch open wound between my knee and my ankle. It took 4 months to heal over and once I'd recovered enough I started to look for ways to improve the circulation in it (it's never going to be completely ok). I decided running was the answer. It didn't make me thin, it just made me very hungry

    There's a temptation when you've been running to think that you must be able to eat more because of what you've done. Marathon runners can I expect, but not me and my dodgy joints running a couple of miles very slowly. Please don't get the idea that I'm some kind of super fit person. I'm still very overweight and once I get into the running thing again I will also be very hungry Just remember if losing weight was that easy there would be no need for this thread and we'd all look like Twiggy

    Have a good day all of you and tell the rest of us what you're up to. I'll be doing some knitting because that keeps my hands and brain busy. I know that dumpling sometimes knits stuff too. Anyone else?
    Weight loss 2019 6 lbs
    February '19 GC 76.61/200 + 20 savings
    Freezer restock 30 Celebration fund 30
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 21st Jan 19, 7:51 AM
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    CRANKY40
    MSE Old Style Weight Loss First Quarter 2019

    big5 ___________0/14
    Cranky__________0/11
    dandy-candy_____0/14
    Doing it my way___0/10
    dumpling_________0/14
    Ginmonster_______ 0/0
    monks___________0/10
    MrsLottie_________0/10
    Munchin_________ 0/14
    Rose Wood________0/7
    SIRENS___________0/14
    Weight loss 2019 6 lbs
    February '19 GC 76.61/200 + 20 savings
    Freezer restock 30 Celebration fund 30
    • Doing it my way
    • By Doing it my way 21st Jan 19, 7:59 AM
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    Doing it my way
    Thank you the hard work begins! I made a pair of baby mittens yesterday, first knitting for a while. Start weight is 11.4lb need to be 10lb. This is the third time for me each time I have lost the weight and then stupidly put it back on, really hoping this thread will keep me in check, thank you again.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 21st Jan 19, 9:24 AM
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    dumpling
    Good morning everyone, so nice to see so many joining in . I had a good day yesterday, completely sticking to my plan but had a sneaky weigh in this morning and I am up a couple of pounds . Oh well, it just makes me try harder and I will wait until Friday's 'official' weigh in before I start panicking. I have to be very careful and weigh myself several times a week because I have heart failure but it is hard not to take it the wrong way when the scales are heading in the wrong direction .


    Anyhow, I will be eating this today:
    b - bran flakes and a banana
    l - jacket potato with tuna and salad
    d - faggoty pea stew
    s - apple, pear


    This is my third week now of healthy eating and although some sugar cravings are not as strong, I still have a lot of temptation to eat junk. I have sort of solved this by not buying any for myself or my family (much to their disgust) but I hope I will soon stop thinking about it. Do any of you have any idea how long it takes to break a very bad habit?

    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 21st Jan 19, 10:46 AM
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    Ginmonster
    Morning!
    I've started today well with a bowl of porridge with a few sultanas and hazelnuts in and after dropping the 6 year old off at school I went for a run. Like you Cranky, I'm a runner for general health and happiness and not thinking that it's going to make me lose weight. I think you burn about 100 cals per mile so you'd have to be doing a lot to make a difference.

    Husband is at home in bed with the man flu so I think I'll make some soup for us both for lunch. Soup is pretty much the law when you're ill isn't it? It'll be served with bread but no butter and fruit for pudding.

    I'm planning on making Jack Monroe's "not a Tagine" recipe with added chickpeas for tea as the 6 year old loves it and we have all the ingredients already.

    I did my weigh in this morning and as my scales seem to be weirdly over-specific I'm 11st 3.8 llbs. Here we go!
    • K80 Black
    • By K80 Black 21st Jan 19, 11:06 AM
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    K80 Black
    Hey all, just wanted to pop in and say that I saw a dietician last November, and since then have lost just over a stone - not using any fad dieting, just sensible eating and cutting out junk. I was already cooking a lot from scratch, but have been more conscious of portion sizes. I'm pretty chuffed with myself, especially as it was over Christmas when there's loads of delicious food about!

    I hope to continue this trend of weight-loss, but have no specific goals at the moment. Just to keep on keeping on!
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 21st Jan 19, 12:30 PM
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    tessie bear
    hello id like to come in and join the chat/general support if I may I have lost 7 stone now weigh 10 stone and basically looking for ways to keep it at bay

    with regards to running I go out every week day and run/walk for about 50 mins I have a route near my house...it has never helped me shift weight but it has changed my shape...less belly more hourglass if that makes sense and as a mum I think we all are guilty of putting ourselves at the back of the queue well this is my time and the positive effect on my mental health has been fab cant recommend it enough

    so I wont go on the list but I would like to come in for the chat xx
    on the brink...
    • MrsLottie
    • By MrsLottie 21st Jan 19, 2:26 PM
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    MrsLottie
    Hi everybody ,reading how others are tackling weight loss will really help me and it’s so nice to get to know others all in the same boat ! I walk twice a day for about 1/2 an hour each time .I have two little dogs , three on weekdays as I look after my daughter’s too, so have little choice on wether to go out or not ! Good job I like walking .Today I have had fruit ,muesli and yoghurt for breakfast and ryvita ,cheese spread ,a tomato and an oat biscuit for lunch .I have to follow a wheat free diet so don’t each much bread as free from bread is so expensive. MrLottie is trying to lose weight too so hopefully we can help each other .We will have. Fish fingers , jacket potato and veg for dinner and maybe some fruit. Good luck everyone .������
    • Rose Wood
    • By Rose Wood 21st Jan 19, 4:31 PM
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    Rose Wood
    i walk a lot too. My daily target for steps is 15,500 for this month. I thought I'd add another 500 every month for a while. I've already achieved that today but will probably get another 3,000 in before bedtime. I played tennis this morning but it was a bit slippy so we didn't really run around a lot.

    I don't eat breakfast as I like exercising on an empty stomach but don't get hungry. I try to practise a restricted time eating pattern so don't usually eat before 12 or after 6. So my meals today are:
    L: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and a side salad.
    D: homemade low carb moussaka with left over vegetables from yesterday.

    I'm trying to have at least 5 portions of vegetables a day but very little fruit. Have definitely managed that today - I think I've had ten.

    I did have a coffee with cream and a dark chocolate biscuit at a friends this afternoon but probably won't eat anything else except maybe an apple after dinner.
    Last edited by Rose Wood; 21-01-2019 at 6:08 PM.
    Weight Loss Challenge 1/1/19 9st 12
    Target 8st 12

    Daily Steps Challenge 16,000
    Average daily steps for January 19,317
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 21st Jan 19, 10:30 PM
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    dandy-candy
    Cranky I’m a knitter too - I’m working on a pair of Latvian mittens at the moment.

    B: multigrain cereal and semi skimmed milk
    L: egg mayo sandwich, 2 plain krisprolls and glass of milk
    S: grilled chicken, rice and salad
    Snack: 2 digestive biscuits (several hours apart)

    I walked twice around the block today, once in the morning and again at tea time. I can’t jog because of a dicky hip, but walking is fine. I do have anxiety that makes going out alone a bit difficult at times but going around the block is doable because it’s not too long and I rarely see anyone else!

    I’ve had to come to bed early because if I sit downstairs I will probably raid the cupboard or freezer for naughty puds.

    Has anyone else seen the ads for giving up chocolate for February? I usually eat a couple of bars a day (awful I know) so I’m tempted to give it a go. Anyone else up for it?
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 21st Jan 19, 11:59 PM
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    Hello Cranky, many thanks for starting us off again. I'm so pleased this thread is up and running again as it helped me loads last year

    I'm in a disaster zone at the moment. Last year I lost 3.5 stone in preparation for open heart surgery. Sadly I've put on 2 stone since then which I need to shift as I'm in for another op mid way through this February (thankfully knees not heart).

    Please put me down for 14lb

    Portion size is the problem with me, I'm trying a smaller plate but the self control is non-existent. My fault - so I'm looking mainly for support. I always cook from scratch, usually English type of food as DH doesn't do 'foreign' (it's his age )

    B:- None
    L:- 3 eggs on 2 pieces of brown toast
    D:- HM, turkey KFC, ice cream

    I'm really looking forward to getting back on track.
    November 2018 42.83/100
    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 22nd Jan 19, 6:55 AM
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    SIRENS
    Morning All
    -1lb for me this week, not brilliant but I was expecting a sts so I'm happy enough. Was doing okay yesterday until the last bit of Christmas pudding wrestled me to the ground and demanded I ate it
    Well at least it's gone now. I'm also a knitter and it does help to keep those hands busy, especially in the evening.
    Today's plan
    B porridge and fruit
    L lo curry
    D pasta with a bit of pesto, yoghurt
    S cereal bar around 11

    Have a good day all
    'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' - Dr Suess
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 22nd Jan 19, 9:14 AM
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    Good morning all,

    I had an early night last night after the "eclipse" wakefulness of the night before and I feel much better for it today. I mentioned the running to make sure that the people with restricted movement don't think that they may lose less because they are unable to move about as much. Trust me it will work without the movement although if you're stuck in the house you could consider marching on the spot for a minute here and there. That's to strengthen your core though, and it helps to reduce aches and pains in your hips and legs once your core muscles are stronger and doing their proper job.

    Welcome tessie bear, and well done for your weight loss so far. Of course you're welcome to post and receive support. You can join in any time if you think you're slipping. Hello K80 Black, well done to you too and it's lovely to talk to you. Please stick around and share any helpful hints that you have with us.

    zafiro it's good to see you back in the fold! About the knee...if it's a replacement you absolutely have to do the physio afterwards. About the portion control - I've been studying the law of attraction lately. It says that you attract more of what you already have so if you think you have no control you get more of the same. If you think positive and say that you have control and that you will choose if you use it or not then you will gain more control. Worth a try huh?

    Rose Wood I've been trying not to eat after a certain time at night as well (7pm in my case). I couldn't do without food first thing though as I get migraines if i skip meals.

    dandy-candy Latvian mittens sound complicated. I've been making hats - some bobble hats, some plain. As soon as one person had a hat, they all wanted one. I've just finished the last so it's onto baby stuff next for my great-nephew who is due in May.

    MrsLottie, that's a lot of walking, I'm in awe!. I reduced my daily steps to 5000 when my leg was bad and I'm still working my way back up. It goes up by a fair bit on running days though.

    SIRENS well done, a loss is a loss, don't knock it. Two blocks of butter worth so that's great. We count in blocks of butter in our house as the HT had no idea what my weight loss meant when I was telling him in pounds. Blocks of butter is a good "visual" that we both understand

    Take care all of you and have a good day
    Last edited by CRANKY40; 22-01-2019 at 9:17 AM.
    Weight loss 2019 6 lbs
    February '19 GC 76.61/200 + 20 savings
    Freezer restock 30 Celebration fund 30
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 22nd Jan 19, 9:22 AM
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    MSE Old Style Weight Loss First Quarter 2019

    big5 ....................0/14
    Cranky..................0/11
    dandy-candy..........0/14
    Doing it my way.....0/10
    dumpling...............0/14
    Ginmonster............0/0
    monks...................0/10
    MrsLottie................0/10
    Munchin.................0/14
    Rose Wood.............0/7
    SIRENS..................1/14
    zafiro1984..............0/14

    Group weight loss week 1 ........... 1 lb
    Weight loss 2019 6 lbs
    February '19 GC 76.61/200 + 20 savings
    Freezer restock 30 Celebration fund 30
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 22nd Jan 19, 9:57 AM
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    I knew I'd forgotten someone.....the menopause ship is in full sail here

    dumpling, don't be disheartened. Your water levels are a bit ummm... well fluid I suppose is the word while your medication is still sorting things out. You've done really well so far and as for giving up sugar that must be so hard. It's in so many things in one form or another. It's a diabetic "thing" to crave sugar I understand (which has me slightly worried about my own inclinations as an overweight 51 year old) so I'm doubly impressed with your fighting spirit.

    All things that I've read say that it takes 6 weeks to break a habit. That fits with a previous break up with an ex-boyfriend when I stopped wanting to strangle the git after 6 weeks and was back to my usual cheery little self. I have found though that even if I break a habit, as soon as I do the stupid thing again I'm right back to square one. Luckily this only applies to food related problems and not the ex-boyfriend. I definitely never went back to him

    have you looked at the PinchofNom website? It has some good recipe ideas that fit in with most eating plans.
    Weight loss 2019 6 lbs
    February '19 GC 76.61/200 + 20 savings
    Freezer restock 30 Celebration fund 30
    • MrsLottie
    • By MrsLottie 22nd Jan 19, 11:38 AM
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    Thank you Cranky for your encouraging comments ,they do make a difference along with all the other posts they make me feel were not alone in our battle of losing the pounds. For portion control (a big battle for me too) Ive bought a pretty ,oblong shaped plate and I can see clearly what is a half for veg , a quarter for carbohydrates and a quarter for protein. Ive also bought myself a lovely little bowl for breakfast portions and for soup .Ive spoiled myself with buying these instead of spoiling myself with volume of food . Hope it works , so far so good , will let you know on Friday when I weigh in !
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 22nd Jan 19, 11:53 AM
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    Thank you Cranky, that really helps and I have also had my share of stupid ex-boyfriends so hopefully I am about halfway through the most tricky bit.



    My lovely youngest son has made a low fat shepherd's pie stuffed full of extra veg and only a thin topping of mash for dinner tonight. It smells gorgeous and is making my tummy rumble. I am finding it hard to stand today so it is so appreciated when my kids make dinner for all of us. It also helps them so that when they actually leave they will be able to easily fend for themselves. I was only ever allowed to bake when I lived at home so I was living on expensive convenience food when I moved out but soon taught myself to cook.


    My food today looks like:
    b - toast, avocado and poached eggs
    l- salad and cottage cheese
    d - shepherd's pie, cabbage and carrots
    s - apple. tangerine


    Hope you all have a great day xx

    • Rose Wood
    • By Rose Wood 22nd Jan 19, 1:39 PM
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    Rose Wood
    Hi Everyone,

    It's not so cold here today, thank goodness. I've been to Pilates this morning and also had a short walk with my son, who then came to lunch. I'm planning a longer walk on my own this afternoon as husband is feeling a bit under the weather and doesn't want to come. The sun is shining now so it should be lovely being out. Lunch was homemade tomato soup - I had thought I'd pulled out carrot but was wrong! Tonight will be the rest of the low carb moussaka and vegetables from yesterday.

    In an attempt to track how much cream I'm putting in my coffee I've put it in a tiny jug and when its gone then that is it for the day. I tend to make my coffee in a tiny espresso sized cup and that way I can have several over the course of a day. Otherwise I tend to drink water or, more often, weak squash.

    I'm another that likes to keep my hands busy with a craft. I'm knitting a doll at the moment for my baby grand-daughters first birthday. Last year I made cross stitch cards for everyone's birthday but want to find a new idea for this year. I also crochet and did lots of hats for Christmas presents this year. My eight year old grand-daughter and I made paper at the weekend so I am thinking of ideas to use that now. I can crochet in front of the TV but normally prefer listening to podcasts on the computer so that I can concentrate a bit more on whatever my latest project is.

    Hope everyone has a good day.
    Weight Loss Challenge 1/1/19 9st 12
    Target 8st 12

    Daily Steps Challenge 16,000
    Average daily steps for January 19,317
    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 22nd Jan 19, 4:51 PM
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    I didn't manage to stick to the meal plan yesterday but that was only because I got distracted and let the tagine burn that should have been tea. I ended up with leftover pasta instead.

    Today brekkie was porridge again, lunch was soup and bread followed by an apple and tea will be either a veggie burger from the freezer with lots of veg or a stir fry with noodles depending on how much I can be bothered to cook by the time I've got the 6 year old in bed.
    • Doing it my way
    • By Doing it my way 22nd Jan 19, 7:34 PM
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    Doing it my way
    I've been inspired today by everyone's motivation and decided to walk. I cant run just yet as have a bad knee from falling down stairs 9 months ago but walking is ok. We didn't have any cereal this morning so had to have toast which isn't great as I had tuna sandwiches for dinner and beans on toast for tea but i did drink 5 glasses of water. I am just going to make some more bread and then get on with my next knitting project which is socks for dad's partner, it really does help having my hands busy it stops me craving....never noticed before ��
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