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    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 15th Jul 15, 10:56 PM
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    Lose Weight 37
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    • 15th Jul 15, 10:56 PM
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    Lose Weight 37 15th Jul 15 at 10:56 PM
    Welcome to our new thread

    It's Summer time so it's time to shift the lbs and get the figure you've always wanted

    Welcome to the place where we encourage you not to save 's but to lose Lb's instead

    So you wanna lose weight? Whether you want to lose a few pounds or several stone - you've come to the right place! Need a chat, a shoulder, encouragement and advice perhaps or even some downright silliness (even late at night or early in the morning)??

    Pull up a chair and join in the chat, whatever plan you're following to lose weight, be it SW, WW, RC, or just plain old reducing what you eat and increasing the exercise, there'll be someone here that can help and advise, or offer moral support. The more you join in the chat more support you will get from the thread.

    There are plenty of regulars here who follow all types of plan and will be willing and able to help you out or at least point you in the right direction.

    During the course of the week, feel free to post your weekly loss, gain or no change, and see your results in a chart that's updated every Wednesday evening. To help me quickly spot the losses late at night, please post the loss as BOLD and Colourful as possible (Its helps those of us with bad eyes )

    The chart is currently maintained by me, so if you can post your result before 10pm on a Wednesday you will be included on the chart.

    Also you can take part in the 5lb monthly challenge - This is a fun mini motivational monthly challenge, in which the goal of losing 2lb per week, is spread out to 5lb per month. To get started so get your name down quick and post your name and start the new list. You could be Slimmer of the Week, or Slimmer of the Month!

    We also currently have a monthly team challenge so if you want to join one of the teams it's never too late. This month we've a Home v Away challenge. If you want to take part send me a pm with the team you want to join and your starting weight. Then post your loss (or gain) each Wednesday

    Sometimes we also have a monthly exercise challenge this month we're climbing the equivalent of the Blackpool Tower twice a week. We try to make these challenges suitable for all levels of fitness to encourage as many people to take part.

    A few abbreviations:
    STS ~ Stay The Same (No change in weight)
    SOTW ~ Slimmer Of The Week
    SOTM ~ Slimmer Of The Month

    We have plenty of recipes to help you in the recipes thread (link below) and there are links to useful websites below.
    There are some friendly peoples 'Before and After' Pics on Lose Weight 19 and 20

    So come and join us, we're a friendly bunch! There are even one or two gentlemen hiding amongst us! You might even enjoy it
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    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 22nd Nov 17, 11:20 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to our SoTW Syman and congrats to our STSers and commiserations to our gainers - keep going everyone.

    Here's this weeks chart for the London to Abu Dhabi challenge.



    This weeks quote is by Anon.
    "Those that talk down to you are just trying to walk tall by making you feel small. Rise above"
    • Syman
    • By Syman 29th Nov 17, 5:46 PM
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    no change in weight this week.
    Weekly Totals
    79,456 steps 125 floors 37.65 miles 20,982 calories
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!
    Cos if you do it today and like it...You can do it again tomorrow..


    Bookworm's Thread 2018 reading Challenge total :- 22/48
    • dannie
    • By dannie 29th Nov 17, 6:39 PM
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    STS since last Wednesday.

    For the London to Abu Dhabi challenge:-

    Indoor bicycle = 69 miles.

    Outdoor bicycle = 3 miles. (Nothing but rain last week).

    Diet still very similar.

    Thanks.

    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 29th Nov 17, 8:16 PM
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    Another gain for me 2.6lbs this week.
    Back to work and just getting back on track. Been to Boxing tonight and seemed to cope okay with the efforts. Hoping to get to Spinning tomorrow if BF gets home from work on time (I need the car).
    Debt Free as of 17/01/2009 Turtle Power!!
    May NSD's - 13/19 / Lose weight 11.2 lbs / 50 lbs
    EF Challenger #36 139.93/1800
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 29th Nov 17, 10:19 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to our SoTM x_raphael_xx and congrats to our STSers and commiserations to our gainers - keep going everyone.

    Here's this weeks chart for the London to Abu Dhabi challenge.



    Next months challenge will be Santa's travels - aim to do 24 hours exercise in the month. Please post below if you wish to sign up.

    This weeks quote is by Anon.
    "You may look into your mirror and see flaws, but someone else looks at you, and only sees beauty."
    • dannie
    • By dannie 1st Dec 17, 4:37 PM
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    dannie
    Just info -

    Only did about 2 miles indoor cycling for the last two days of November 2017. Total miles of outdoor cycling for that month was my lowest all year.

    Good luck for December all. Thanks for everything last month fredsnail.
    Last edited by dannie; 01-12-2017 at 4:42 PM.
    • dannie
    • By dannie 6th Dec 17, 4:15 PM
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    dannie
    STS since last week. Did more outdoor cycling which was further afield than usual plus indoor cycling. Diet remains about the same.

    Thanks fredsnail.
    • Syman
    • By Syman 6th Dec 17, 5:37 PM
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    Hi All,

    1lb loss this week.

    Weekly Totals
    74,883 steps 117 floors 35.38 miles 20,012 calories
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!
    Cos if you do it today and like it...You can do it again tomorrow..


    Bookworm's Thread 2018 reading Challenge total :- 22/48
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 6th Dec 17, 10:25 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to our SoTW Syman and congrats to our STSers - keep going everyone.

    Here's the final chart for the London to Abu Dhabi challenge.



    Here's this weeks chart for Santa's travels:



    This weeks quote is by Mary L. Bean.
    "The days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself. "
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 6th Dec 17, 11:32 PM
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    whoops! Forgot to post. 1.6 lbs loss this week.
    Sorry Fred!
    Debt Free as of 17/01/2009 Turtle Power!!
    May NSD's - 13/19 / Lose weight 11.2 lbs / 50 lbs
    EF Challenger #36 139.93/1800
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 13th Dec 17, 7:15 AM
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    0.2 lbs gain for me this week
    Debt Free as of 17/01/2009 Turtle Power!!
    May NSD's - 13/19 / Lose weight 11.2 lbs / 50 lbs
    EF Challenger #36 139.93/1800
    • dannie
    • By dannie 13th Dec 17, 7:10 PM
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    dannie
    STS since last Wednesday. Just a lot of indoor biking and a lot of effort with diet. However, hardly any outdoor exercise.
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 13th Dec 17, 9:16 PM
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    Here's this week's chart:



    No SoTW this week as there were no losers - congrats to our STSers and commiserations to our gainers - keep going everyone.

    Here's this weeks chart for Santa's travels:



    This weeks quote is by Michael Burke.
    "Good instincts tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out."
    • dannie
    • By dannie 20th Dec 17, 7:20 PM
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    dannie
    Didn't weigh myself this morning. Lots of effort (diet and exercise) but one "very high" calorie day. Probably added to the trend of increasing weight for me this year.

    Good luck everybody.
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 20th Dec 17, 7:47 PM
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    0.8lb Gain for me.

    I'm getting off very lightly from all the xmas treats. Went out for a xmas social with the boxing group on Sat, so a little bit of alcohol too.
    Lots of chocs and sweets in work, far too close to my reach. I don't even have a sweet tooth!

    I went out for a run for the first time in a month yesterday, but I doubt it did much in the way of damage limitation.
    Debt Free as of 17/01/2009 Turtle Power!!
    May NSD's - 13/19 / Lose weight 11.2 lbs / 50 lbs
    EF Challenger #36 139.93/1800
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 20th Dec 17, 10:48 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    No SoTW this week as there were no losers - congrats to our STSers and commiserations to our gainers - keep going everyone.

    Here's this weeks chart for Santa's travels:



    This weeks quote is by Jane Goodall.
    "If you really want something, & really work hard, & take advantage of opportunities, & never give up, u will find a way. "
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 20th Dec 17, 10:49 PM
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    I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that you all have time with your loved ones and enjoy the festive food. I'll do the next chart next Wednesday as normal.
    • dannie
    • By dannie 21st Dec 17, 6:36 AM
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    dannie
    Thanks fredsnail.
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 27th Dec 17, 7:41 AM
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    Its all caught up with me this week 3lb gain.
    Xmas is now over so back on the running etc, this is my starting weight for 2018.
    I!!!8217;ve lost a total of 22.2 lbs in 2017 so still pleased with my efforts.

    Hope everyone had a lovely xmas, and Happy New Year to you all
    Debt Free as of 17/01/2009 Turtle Power!!
    May NSD's - 13/19 / Lose weight 11.2 lbs / 50 lbs
    EF Challenger #36 139.93/1800
    • dannie
    • By dannie 27th Dec 17, 7:32 PM
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    dannie
    STS since 13/12/17. Only been out twice locally on the outdoor bike and also probably less use of the indoor bike. Diet remained the same.

    Thanks for the message x_raphael_xx. Hope you are feeling the benefits of all your "efforts".

    Best wishes all for 2018.
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