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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 4th Apr 18, 10:44 AM
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    April's Bring Your Lunch to Work
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    • 4th Apr 18, 10:44 AM
    April's Bring Your Lunch to Work 4th Apr 18 at 10:44 AM
    Spring time April is upon us Welcome to a new shiny month and a new even shinier challenge.

    Feel free to post what you're having/planning/eating for lunch as this may give others a idea of what to make and I'm always up for inspiration.

    There are 20 working days up for grabs.

    Let me know if you want to join in and I'll add you to the list on the next post.

    So come on.....who's in???
    Last edited by Purplemumof2; 04-04-2018 at 3:16 PM.
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 9th Apr 18, 10:50 AM
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    5/20 for me today please.

    Had a bit of a cooking frenzy yesterday, more-so for diet reasons as I'm not loosing weight as regularly as I'd hoped.

    So this weeks lunches will be a combination of lasagne, thai chicken noodle broth and Russian salad (ensalada Rusa).

    It's quite easy to make, tuna, egg, potato, veggies (I use red pepper and onion), mayo, lemon juice and a sprinkling of paprika over the top. Salt & pepper to taste.
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 9th Apr 18, 3:13 PM
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    Hi there - please can I join with a target of 9 for April
    Originally posted by selloptape
    Is it too late for me to join? Could I be in for 14 please? All working days before my holiday!!
    Originally posted by Tropically
    Hiya,

    You have been added to the list on Page 1.

    Good luck x
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 10th Apr 18, 11:17 AM
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    6/20 today please. Homemade lasagne today
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 10th Apr 18, 12:16 PM
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    3/14 for me please

    ( although the 14 is going to drop as I was sick )

    Found a new lunch menu - toasted sandwich. Make it, stick it in the toaster bag and use the toaster in work. Why I never thought of it before I don't know. A toasted sandwich is so much nicer then a cold one
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Tropically
    • By Tropically 11th Apr 18, 2:45 PM
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    3/14 so far!

    Monday, had some leftover thai green curry
    Tuesday, had a sandwich
    Wednesday, persuaded my partner to make a bean salad for us both!

    Now the trick will be tomorrow because we are both out this evening.
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 12th Apr 18, 12:23 PM
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    8/20 today please, all food eaten from weekend so today it's Firecracker Chicken Wings. Shop bought spicy wings with a little extra spice thrown in for good measure!


    If anyone fancies blowing the top of their head off, google "2nd assault hot sauce".


    I can verify it's intensity.
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • rawdinosaur
    • By rawdinosaur 12th Apr 18, 10:51 PM
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    Managed to bring my own lunch yesterday to get me up to 5. Had to pop into the shop for some bread & fruit today while at work but stopped myself from buying anything else or any pre-made stuff.
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 13th Apr 18, 7:41 AM
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    I'm starting an Atkins type of weight loss plan today so the meals will be mostly meat and veg based for a few weeks.


    Todays it's hard boiled eggs and chicken for lunch. Boring!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 16th Apr 18, 9:39 AM
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    Well this week I've brought some more meals that were made over the weekend. It's going to be a combination of:


    Lamb chops
    Handmade burgers with red chillies and chorizo
    low carb chilli con carne
    Beef olives with stewed veg


    I have a few portions of each so will mix and match lunches and dinners!


    Cheers
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • selloptape
    • By selloptape 16th Apr 18, 9:46 PM
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    2/10 so far and salad made for tomorrow. Just need to remember to take it with me
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    • Tropically
    • By Tropically 18th Apr 18, 11:49 AM
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    8/15 now! No slip ups so far, plus I have enough leftovers for the rest of the week.
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 18th Apr 18, 1:25 PM
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    Today was burger day. Oh they were amazing! I've been looking forward to them all week.


    I did cave in though and have them on brioche buns, with cheese and bbq sauce.


    Back to diet food tomorrow!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 21st Apr 18, 7:05 AM
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    I'm working overtime today and tomorrow, and will of course be taking lunch with me. I say "lunch" but it will be more like a midnight snack as I'm on nightshift, but that will put me 2 days ahead of my target!!


    Ham sandwiches all the way baby!!!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 23rd Apr 18, 8:47 AM
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    Morning,

    Apologies for going AWOL, the list is now up to date

    King pot noodle for lunch for me today.

    Pmo2
    xx
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    • Tropically
    • By Tropically 24th Apr 18, 8:45 AM
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    Ended up out of 15 in my last post, but there are not 15 days for me to bring my own lunch! My partner made me a lovely potato salad today, and I am up to 11/14, and I think I'm gonna make it!!
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 24th Apr 18, 10:53 AM
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    Morning,

    Left over fajita for lunch today and some crisps.

    Hope everyone has a great day x
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    • rawdinosaur
    • By rawdinosaur 24th Apr 18, 9:53 PM
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    Lost count of the number of days but have managed to bring my lunch with me every day I've worked since I last posted.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 25th Apr 18, 8:51 AM
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    Lost count of the number of days but have managed to bring my lunch with me every day I've worked since I last posted.
    Originally posted by rawdinosaur
    That is so easy to do
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 25th Apr 18, 8:52 AM
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    Ham and pickle sandwich for me today and I will probably have a cuppa soup too.
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 25th Apr 18, 12:35 PM
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    So this week's lunches -


    Monday - Roast beef sandwiches
    Yesterday - Roast Pork on brioche buns with apple sauce
    Today - Chicken Tikka Masala (shop bought)
    Tomorrow - Chorizo & chilli burgers
    Friday - Lamb Biryani (shop bought)


    Last week of current eating plans so next week I'm back on the savvy shopper cookbook. Need to save more and eat less!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
    Challenge - be 14 Stone BY XMAS!

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