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    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 15th Jul 15, 10:56 PM
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    Lose Weight 37
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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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    • Poppy27
    • By Poppy27 15th Feb 18, 2:59 PM
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    I think apostrophe issue must be something to do with my browser *shrug*
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 15th Feb 18, 6:56 PM
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    I think apostrophe issue must be something to do with my browser *shrug*
    Originally posted by Poppy27
    I've noticed it on a few of my older posts that I wrote thru my phone rather than laptop. Maybe it's what you're posting with ??
    Firefox seems to work okay.
    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 17th Feb 18, 2:11 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to our SoTW x_raphael_xx this week
    - congrats to our losers and STSers - keep going everyone.

    Here's this weeks chart for our Everest challenge:



    This weeks quote is by Anon.
    "Be true to yourself, because there are only a few people that will stay true to you."
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 17th Feb 18, 2:16 PM
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    Apologies for the delay in this weeks chart hopefully excel will behave in future!
    • Syman
    • By Syman 21st Feb 18, 6:40 PM
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    Syman
    Weekly Totals
    53,635 steps 18 floors 25.41 miles 19,023 calories

    +1lb for me this week
    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 21st Feb 18, 7:46 PM
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    + 3lbs since last Wednesday . Diet was about the same as the previous week. More biking done whether it be in or outdoors.

    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 21st Feb 18, 7:50 PM
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    Very bad news this week caused 3 takeaways and zero exercise.
    Resulting in a 2.6lb gain.

    Fat % has dropped by 0.6% thou??

    Once this news has been mentally processed I'm sure I'll be back on track.
    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 21st Feb 18, 11:46 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to our SoTW Me this week
    - comisserations to our gainers this week - don't give up.

    Here's this weeks chart for our Everest challenge:



    This weeks quote is by Anon.
    "Worrying will never change the outcome."
    • Poppy27
    • By Poppy27 22nd Feb 18, 8:57 PM
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    Well done Fred on SOTW

    The apostrophe issue is because I am using chrome on my phone. Will try not to use any apostrophes!

    Sorry I missed the chart again. Meant to post after the gym yesterday but got distracted with housework it was a STS for me this week anyway
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 28th Feb 18, 7:38 AM
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    x_raphael_xx
    Good morning

    2lb loss for me this week. Back on track.
    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
    • Syman
    • By Syman 28th Feb 18, 5:31 PM
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    Syman
    Weekly Totals
    92,917 steps 90 floors 44.19 miles 21,750 calories
    amounting to a 1lb loss this week
    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 28th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
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    dannie
    STS since last Wednesday. Diet remains the same. Some (local) outdoor biking before the snow came on Tuesday. Continue to also do the indoor biking.

    Outdoor bike miles/February 2018 = 22 miles.

    Thanks fredsnail.
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 28th Feb 18, 10:53 PM
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    Apologies no chart tonight as my broadband is down . Hopefully it will be back tomorrow so will upload it then.
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 3rd Mar 18, 12:40 PM
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    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to our SoTW x_raphael_xx and our SoTM Poppy27 this week
    - congrats to our losers this week.

    If anyone wants to join the 5lb challenge next month please post below

    Here's the final chart for our Everest challenge:



    Next months challenge will be to travel to Pyeongchang for the paralympics - 11 hours travel time.

    This weeks quote is by Richard D. Rosen.
    "It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want. "
    • mlarmour
    • By mlarmour 6th Mar 18, 11:10 PM
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    I!!!8217;ve STS this week - we don!!!8217;t have scales at home so I do it on a Tuesday at my grandparents, I hope this doesn!!!8217;t mess things up.

    The Pyeongchang challenge sounds interesting. I only do walking and monitor my steps at the moment, so would I be able to take part?
    Money saved in 2018: 18.78 in jar, 250 added to savings. Total: 268.78
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 7th Mar 18, 7:31 AM
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    1.8 lb gain for me this week. Couldn't get out to run cos of the snow and freezing winds.
    Looks like the world is now back to normal (although shops are still out of milk)
    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
    • Syman
    • By Syman 7th Mar 18, 5:38 PM
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    Syman
    Weekly Totals
    55,482 steps 33 floors 26.27 miles 18,657 calories

    2lb gain for me this week
    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 7th Mar 18, 7:16 PM
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    dannie
    - 2lbs since last Wednesday. Walked to some local shops 1.5 miles approximately. Also, one local bicycle trip once the snow/winds lessened. Apart from that, indoor biking and a slight improvement with diet.

    Thanks fredsnail.
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 7th Mar 18, 10:48 PM
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    fredsnail
    I!!!8217;ve STS this week - we don!!!8217;t have scales at home so I do it on a Tuesday at my grandparents, I hope this doesn!!!8217;t mess things up.

    The Pyeongchang challenge sounds interesting. I only do walking and monitor my steps at the moment, so would I be able to take part?
    Originally posted by mlarmour
    Hi welcome to the thread.

    That's absolutely fine - it doesn't matter when you post your result it will go on the chart.

    Yes you can take part in the challenge - just post whatever exercise you do and I'll log it for you and convert it if necessary.
    • fredsnail
    • By fredsnail 7th Mar 18, 11:00 PM
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    fredsnail
    Here's this week's chart:



    Congrats to our SoTW Danny
    - commiserations to our gainers this week.

    Here's this weeks chart for our exercise challenge to travel to Pyeongchang :



    This weeks quote is by George Eliot.
    "It is never too late to be what you might have been. "
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