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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 28th Jul 08, 6:31 AM
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    Penelope Penguin
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 5. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.
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    • 28th Jul 08, 6:31 AM
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 5. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting. 28th Jul 08 at 6:31 AM
    Hello, everyone The old Weight Loss Thread is getting long, so I thought I'd start a fresh shiny one for you all

    As some of you know there's been some discussion lately on how to accomodate weight loss diets on the board. It was decided that the daily isn't the place for campaigns of any sort and that there was a very good weight loss thread on the I wanna board which would offer excellent support to anyone wishing to join.

    The board guides have talked about this and we'd like to accomodate a weight loss campaign the OLD STYLE way here. However, in order for it to fit with the board, it should be about scratch cooking and healthy eating, NOT about where to get low calorie/fat ready meals cheaply or fad diets.

    So, here it is. The Lose Weight the Old Style Way thread. This thread is for support in losing weight but in order to keep it true to the board - which is about money saving the old style way, there are going to be some posting guidelines.

    Important. Please read:

    The thread should be about healthy, old style eating. That means recipes and meal plans, support and encouragement and healthy eating. What shouldn't be accomodated here is if the thread goes off topic and covers ready meals, fad diets and weight loss clubs. There is a good thread that covers all that on the 'I wanna' board. So if the thread becomes an extention of that, we will have to close it and ask people to join in there instead.

    Enjoy, and good luck

    Penny. x
    Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding
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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 28th Jul 08, 6:32 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 6:32 AM
    And the rest of the details:

    So here are a few more specifics about what this thread is and isn't in the hope that there is some middle ground that everyone can be on board with.

    It is NOT a weight loss club. There is no membership to this thread and everyone is very welcome.

    Recipes are welcome. It would help if they were highlighted in some way - eg by putting the recipe name in the title of the post, or making it a different colour, so they're easy to spot without trawling through lots of posts. It would also be helpful if people could copy them into the recipe index. (I'll post a link later.)

    In order that it doesn't get too unwieldy, because there are SO many people interested, it would be useful if people didn't make LOTS of posts in the same day; perhaps one at the start of the day and one towards the end to say how you got on for example would prevent the thread becoming difficult to read for people who can't get here as often as others. Off topic posts, which do not relate mainly to Weight Loss Old Style, may be deleted.

    And for clarification, the other weight loss threads were closed because they were not money saving old style. It wasn't one board guide's decision - we were ALL following the rules set down by Martin and the team. While the threads were being closed, we were talking behind the scenes about HOW to accomodate this issue without it straying from the ethos and purpose of the board and we hope this thread provides a balance.

    This thread is from all 3 of your board guides. Here are the rules on copyright and medical advice. If you're posting recipes, in particular, please read this.

    I hope this helps everyone.

    Penny. x
    Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 28th Jul 08, 6:33 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 6:33 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 6:33 AM
    For anyone who's interested, Weight Loss Part 4 is here. I'll be closing that thread once people start posting on this one

    Penny. x
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    • 28th Jul 08, 6:47 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 6:47 AM
    OOOHHHH a nice new thread

    Morning all

    Meals today:-
    1. brekkie - 30g meusli
    2. mid morn-nat yogurt
    3. lunch - chicken pasta salad -made to much yesterday
    4. mid after - fruit
    5. dinner -jacket potato, cottage cheese and salad
    6. supper -25g seed/nut/fruit mix
    Well I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend -it has been far to hot here :rolleyes:

    I have a lazy day today as the dinner takes no prep, i made the bread the other lots of x stitching i think
    hope everyone has a great day..hugs to those in need... will pop by and catch up on our nice new thread later
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    • juliejim
    • By juliejim 28th Jul 08, 6:54 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 6:54 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 6:54 AM
    Morning All

    Haven't really followed the thread for ages but I'd like to join back in now. I'm off work for another 5 weeks (already had 1 week) and would like to have lost some weight by the time I go back as well as got a bit fitter. I've been timetabled to do 4 PE sessions a week in September - although this is with a sports coach, I'm still expected to join in especially with the younger ones!

    Only problem is trying to avoid baking stuff like Twink's hobnobs which the kids want because they're at home - but I always end up eating more of than them because I love them!

    Going on holiday for a week at the end of this week so that will be a challenge in itself as I want to try and be as OS as possible while there but I don't like cooking too much while I'm on holiday although I always make sandwiches etc. for on the beach.

    Anyway to avoid going too much off topic - I need to make a start so I'm expecting lots of recipes MrsM and everyone else.


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  • floyd
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    • 28th Jul 08, 7:29 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 7:29 AM
    Morning all

    Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Big thanks to Penny for starting the new shiny thread for us

    I suspect a little bit may have crept on over the weekend as we ate away from home twice and I wasn't careful yesterday so with renewed optimism, I start the week looking for a loss of some sort.

    B: Porridge with skimmed milk and water
    L: HM borscht
    D: Jacket spuds with HM kohlrabi coleslaw, sprouted seeds and other salad veg

    S: Apple and banana

    Going swimming tonight and hoping I can do as much as last week as I felt fabulous afterwards and not too achy
    • frogga
    • By frogga 28th Jul 08, 7:31 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 7:31 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 7:31 AM
    Good Morning Peeps,

    What a lovely day to start a new thread Thanks Pen Pen

    Lets hope it brings out more "lurkers" too and we see some new faces (come on , you know you want to )

    Back on the wagon for me today and quite glad I am about it too. I have friends comming down in 4 weeks , so I'm gonna be good from now til then, and then I'll have another week off when they're here. I said on the old thread that I'm so fed up with missing out because I'm on a diet. In the past I have missed out on loads of celebrations, birthdays et.c. Last year when my friends came down I had NOTHING nice the whole week. We went out for a mealand I had Plain vegetables and a plain Jacket. I drew loads of attention to myself and I felt so peed off that I came home and stuffed toast after they'd gone back to their hotel :rolleyes: What was the point in that? :confused: I'm mad!

    So, I've decieded to be good when there are no reasons not to , and then have a break when I want to. I could loose a stone in the next 4 weeks if I was good, and that wouldn't go back on in the 3 days that my friends visit would it?

    I've also decieded to do what Laine has named " The O/S Weight Loss Olympics". Split the amount of weight you have/had when you started to loose into 3 equal chunks. I for example wanted to get from 19st down to 10st. SO I've split the weight into 3 parts. When I get to 16st I get my Bronze award, 13 st I get the silver, and 10st gets me the gold Good eh?

    Haven't seen Toni around for a while, anyone know where she is? It would be great if we could get the table on page 1 again wouldn't it?

    Have a good one everyone, come on guys, anyone struggling, we can do this you know
    Say it once, say it loud ~ I'm an Atheist, Anti-Royalist, Socialist, Tea-Total Veggie Frog and PROUD!

    • procrastinator
    • By procrastinator 28th Jul 08, 7:32 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 7:32 AM
    New beginnings.
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    • 28th Jul 08, 7:32 AM
    I would love to join you all, have been reading for sometime. I tried a few weeks ago on another thread but got very despondant, now feel time to try again. I am currently 11st 6 and would like to get to 11st by end of Aug. I am only 5ft tall so this is heavy for me. Current clothes size is 16/18. I would like to be a 14 as I think I look much healthier at that size. Have tried to do more walking but not been too good lately. I'm not following any plan nor counting cals, I want to do this with sensible eating and homecooking, resisting crisps and chocolate, crisps and peanuts, twinks and cakes. Drinking water as trying to cut out coffee - been suffering too many headaches.
    Bfast 2 pineapple rings and natural yogurt.
    lunch wholemeal role and cheese
    dinner red lentil and beans with pasta.
    WL 11 st 5lb as at 050109. 160209 11st 2lb
    11st 5lb as at 20.04.09 11st 7lbs 040509 11st6 010609 I wish 2016 175 lbs.
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    • taplady
    • By taplady 28th Jul 08, 7:56 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 7:56 AM
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    • 28th Jul 08, 7:56 AM
    Morning all!

    welcome to juliejim and procrastinator

    A fresh new thread - thanks PenPin!

    off to work later and think I'm going out for a meal tonight so need to be good till then.

    B - beans on toast(2 small wholemeal bread)

    L - not sure but possibly mackerel salad

    D - out

    snacks - banana, yoghurts, whatever fruit is at work.

    have a good day all!
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  • toniwoty2009
    Last edited by toniwoty2009; 19-08-2008 at 7:54 AM.
    Disneyworld Florida in August 2011
    Lost so far: 0 lbs of 4st
    Mother of beautiful son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 28th Jul 08, 8:53 AM
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    I have been whining about being overweight for years and now I am finally going to make some changes! I have a stone and a half to lose and I need to tone up too. So today I will have:

    B - Bran flakes/raisins and milk
    L - Home made soup and bread
    D - Lentil curry and brown rice

    I usually eat healthy meals it is all the snacking in between that is my problem, I love all food sweet and savoury . Since joining this site I have increased my income and reduced my outgoings and debt so I figure it could help me get slim too!
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
    • suzieq
    • By suzieq 28th Jul 08, 8:58 AM
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    Hi everyone!

    I'd love to join in! I'm 2 weeks in to my own personal 8 week challenge, to lose 16lb. I was 11st 2, and I would LOVE to be 10st by 6th Sept, when my best friend gets married. I lost 5lb on week 1, and gained a lb this week, due to spending the week at my Mum's, and not having much control over what she had in etc.

    We (my OH and I) are purely doing it by cutting out the junk (I've been a chocoholic since preg with DD2) and watching portion sizes, and so far, we're actually both REALLY enjoying it! I'm allergic to raw fruit, and some raw veg which is a bit of pain in terms of finding suitable snacks.

    I've also given up Diet Coke, as I think I have a kind of association of it with chocolate, and other junk.

    Looking forward to joining in!

    B: Bran flakes
    S: Yogurt
    L: beans on wholemeal toast
    S: Slice of malt loaf
    D: Chicken rogan josh with brown rice and salad

    Frogga: ITA about giving yourself time off the diet, it certainly won't all go back on in 3 days, and I think it's nice to reward yourself for being good! You don't have to blow out competely either, unless you want to

    Suzie x
    Mummy to 3 little beauties
  • toniwoty2009
    right hello again

    i've updated everyone's total losses but i will post the shiny new table later on (too much to do right now!!)

    glad to see you all again. off to get my bum in gear now! thankfully i haven't put any on in my two weeks away...but then i haven't lost any either i've been stuck at 12 an half stone since April! Grrrrrr!

    have a good day
    Disneyworld Florida in August 2011
    Lost so far: 0 lbs of 4st
    Mother of beautiful son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • droopydrawers
    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome to mariel and procrastinator

    Nice to see you back toni, and for the table it's just 1/2 a pound off for me this morning. Had been hoping for a little bit more but I do know where I've gone wrong..... and I did enjoy the going wrong bits .... so mustn't grumble, at least not too much!

    I'll be spending a sweaty morning in the bathroom.... having new vinyl flooring fitted in there tomorrow (glad it's only a small bathroom, have you seen the price of that stuff )... so need to get the manky old stuff out and to the skip and have a good clean.

    Had my last 2 past-it 'nanas mashed up for brekky , lunch will be chicken and pickle bap, and more chicken tonight with salad and new spuddies. Fruit and yog for snacks.

    I'll pop back later, have a good day all!

    Ooooh, more new peeps arrived while I was typing... welcome alphi and suzi!
    Last edited by droopydrawers; 28-07-2008 at 9:27 AM.
    • rockie4
    • By rockie4 28th Jul 08, 9:23 AM
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    Ooooooo shiny new thread for a shiny day Thanks Pen!

    Brekkie was boiled eggs and soldiers, lunch is bulgar wheat and chickpea salad, tea is..............not sure but something quick as OH is working tonight.

    I'm too hot! It's really warm in work today - very unusual, our building is normally cold last week I was sat here in a fleece:rolleyes: We're never happy are we :rolleyes:

    Welcome the newbies and returners

    Back later!
    • frogga
    • By frogga 28th Jul 08, 9:27 AM
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    Glad you're back Toni, welcome Procrastinator, Mariel, SuzieQ and Alphie GREAT to see new faces

    Thought I'd post my August Challenge ~ so it's "to be 16 1/2" thanks Toni . What are we calling the new challenge? Ausome in August? Anyone seen Caterina?
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    • Rose Wood
    • By Rose Wood 28th Jul 08, 9:46 AM
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    Hi All,

    Welcome to all the new posters. Let's hope we are all going to be absolutely angelic as well as awesome in August.

    My weight for the new table Toni is 10 st 10 - a gain of 2 lbs I'm afraid since I last appeared.

    I lapsed a bit even though it was my first day back on the straight and narrow yesterday as our neighbours brought round an absolutely massive piece of wedding cake. I'm afraid a lot of the icing, though not much cake, found its way in my direction.

    Today I plan a long walk if its not too hot plus sewing together the knitted labrador puppy I've been making. I just need to find some safety eyes before I can put it together so am hoping OH will run me into the nearest town to the craft shop there (8 miles away so I could cycle but there is a massive hill out of it which puts me off.) I suppose I could get my bike out if the walk doesn't happen.

    B: Muesli mixed with fruit and fibre, raisins and skimmed milk. Cranberry and raspberry juice.
    L: HM wrap with prawn salad. Banana.
    D: Probably boiled egg or a mushroom omelette as OH will be working. Maybe strawberries afterwards.

    Have a good day everyone.

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  • saversarn
    Hi everyone, old and new

    I had a great weekend, eating was good but my drinking was a tad OTT
    Anyway I'd like to join in the Olympic Challenge, I would like to lose this last stone, so it's going to be tough
    Bronze medal will be awarded @12st 9 Silver @ 12.4 and Gold at 12
    I'm 5'10" and 12 stone gives me a BMI of 24.11 which is perfect
    FRogga lets get AWESOME IN AUGUST Toni I need 4lb off in that time
    B- alpen L- roll and fruit D- Roast Chix
    • pebbles88
    • By pebbles88 28th Jul 08, 11:35 AM
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    Morning Peeps,

    Wi today, and i have lost 2.5 lbs , i havent reached my target but im happy with getting down a bit anyway.

    i dont want to set a target for august as i am never reaching them anyhow!, as long as i lose some i will be happy.

    nice to have you back Toni

    (PS - i can comfortably get into my size smaller jeans now too!! - woo hoo )
    Last edited by pebbles88; 28-07-2008 at 3:08 PM.
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    • mummygems
    • By mummygems 28th Jul 08, 12:53 PM
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    Morning. I didnt get the chance to post much since saying I would join you.

    My August challenge is to lose 7lbs. I have got to get myself sorted out asap. I weighed myself this morning and am ashamed to see that I have gained 1 stone since having DD2 3 months ago and now weigh nearly as much as I did at 9 months pregnant!! I was only 4lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight the week after having her so feeling fed up and peed off with myself.

    I am going to be 30 in March 2009 and would love to be 11st or under by then. I havent weighed under 13st for nearly 10 years now and have noone to blame but myself. I have lost track of the number of times I have tried (and failed) to diet and lose weight. I want and need to do this for me and my 2 girls so I can be here for them and teach them a good and healthy lifestyle rather than a miserable fat mummy who never actually does anything about it!

    I am going to try and eat sensibly these next few weeks and then I am starting a 6 week course run by the NHS on 14 August about healthy eating and exercise so fingers crossed that will help me. After those 6 weeks I am going to see how I am feeling and decide whether or not I shall be going back to Slimming World as I managed to lose 3 stone with them last year.

    I know many of you ladies will be an inspiration to me and also I know that I am not the only one trying to change things for the better!

    P.S. Sorry for the long post!
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