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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 13th Oct 14, 12:54 PM
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    zippychick
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 10. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting.
    • #1
    • 13th Oct 14, 12:54 PM
    Weight Loss the Old Style Way! Part 10. Please read posts 1 and 2 before posting. 13th Oct 14 at 12:54 PM
    Hi, i've done the best I can to piece the weightloss information together - I hope it's okay for you all

    As some of you know there's been some discussion lately on how to accommodate 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 accommodate 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 (nb - we run 4 challenges a year, generally either 12 or 13 weeks, with a fortnight off at the end of December , so they run Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep and Oct-Dec.)
    Here are links to most of the historical threads

    Part 9 auto deleted as explained here .

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    Last edited by zippychick; 19-07-2017 at 1:58 PM.
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    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 13th Jan 18, 9:29 PM
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    Florence J
    STS this week, but I haven't really been trying so that is a small win for me, and at least it isn't a gain!

    Went to the gym for an hour today, first time I've been since joining it about a week ago. It made me feel really good.

    Bought Tom Kerridge's cook book 'Lose Weight For Good' as I have been enjoying the TV series.

    Could I change my target to 14 lbs please? The last weigh in (correct me if wrong) is the 31st March which is my birthday so I want to go big and bold.
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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 13th Jan 18, 10:00 PM
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    Evening all

    Today

    B.......spicy porridge, syrup and s cream

    L.......grilled cheese on one wm toast. conference pear

    D......two egg omelette with salad. fresh pineapple and bio yoghurt

    Hope you're all enjoying the weekend
    Lx
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 13th Jan 18, 10:46 PM
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    Frith
    B - granola

    L - beetroot and feta sandwich

    T - cheese and tomato tart
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    • Sue14
    • By Sue14 13th Jan 18, 11:48 PM
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    I'm pleased to say that I've lost 3lbs this week!

    For most of the week I was in agony with gum/tooth pain, the left side of my face was swollen, and it was extremely difficult to open my mouth to eat. Consequently I've been mostly having porridge or soup as it was easier. I had to brave the dentist for the first time in about 7 years, as I thought I might have an abscess, but he said it wasn't, and the pain was probably due to me needing a filling, and I have gum disease and have lost some of the bone surrounding the teeth. Luckily the pain has got less intense as the week has gone on.

    I was convinced that the dentist was going to take one look and say I needed to have teeth taken out, or root canal work, so I was quite pleased with the outcome of the appointment. I'm going for the filling next week, and I'm dreading it as I'm a real coward when it comes to dentists, I almost need tranquilizers just to make the appointment, lol!
    Weight loss challenge 3.5/7lbs
    Total weight loss 29.5lbs

    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 14th Jan 18, 1:31 AM
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    • gresleyrover
    • By gresleyrover 14th Jan 18, 8:32 AM
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    gresleyrover
    Hi. 3lbs off for me this week. Thanks knitwitch
    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 14th Jan 18, 1:49 PM
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    SIRENS

    Bought Tom Kerridge's cook book 'Lose Weight For Good' as I have been enjoying the TV series.
    Originally posted by Florence J
    I just watched the last 2 episodes on the catch up and they were very good, I've written down the receipe for the Cajun chicken, it looked yummy!
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    • CathA
    • By CathA 14th Jan 18, 2:09 PM
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    CathA
    They say that weight loss is mostly due to exercise, and that has certainly been proved right this last week.
    Hubby has been ill with this cold/ flu virus this last week or so and he's not felt like eating or cooking, so we've had mostly soup and toast, beans on toast, sandwiches etc. Generally speaking, that sort of food plus my all fruit Thursday would have meant I'll have lost weight.
    However I normally walk to town and back at least once a day (about 2 miles) plus two days at work when I'm on my feet for my entire shifts, so normally that plus extra running about keeps my step- numbers up, and according to my fitness app thingy I walk 5/6 miles extra easily on my work days. As I've been taking MIL backwards and forwards to hospital several days a week, it's easier to swing by the shop in the way home in the car to get paper, milk, etc so the walking has gone out the window.
    The good thing is I've stayed the same but I'm sure if I'd done my normal walking it would have been a loss.
    Ho hum, such is life, back to the walking methinks!

    Happy Sunday everyone x
    • Frith
    • By Frith 14th Jan 18, 6:20 PM
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    Sue - I!!!8217;m with you there - I snapped a wisdom tooth off last year and had to have sedation to get it taken out! Hope you get sorted.

    B - porridge and banana

    L - salad - beetroot, celery, apple, feta and walnuts

    T - Jack Monroe!!!8217;s aubergine and spinach satay

    I!!!8217;m actually starting to feel a bit healthier. 14 days in and I!!!8217;m a lot less lethargic. I was consuming so much sugar before, almost obsessing about eating and when the next snack would be.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 14th Jan 18, 6:32 PM
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    I'm starting to feel the benefit of healthier eating too Frith. I had a late start today because my leg was very sore last night which stopped me from sleeping until somewhere around 1:30am. Hopefully that means it's busy healing. Today's food :-

    Breakfast : Bacon medallions on small w/m toast
    Lunch : spiced chicken, pink lady apple sliced with yoghurt to dip
    Dinner : roast chicken, dry fried roasties, carrot and turnip, gravy
    Snacks : 2 ginger nuts
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 14th Jan 18, 7:02 PM
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    I've been having a bad patch with sweet things as we still have lots of chocolate and biscuits Left from Christmas and I can't bear chucking stuff out which is daft as I will only eat it!

    I'm considering getting a bicycle as I used to love cycling, 2 things are making me hesitate - the roads are busy around here, and I haven't ridden a bike for 30 years! Are they effective for losing fat?
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 14th Jan 18, 7:12 PM
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 14th Jan 18, 7:16 PM
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    We have currently lost the equivalent of an elephant's heart and a Malayan Flying Fox
    V3ry - 389.60
    • Moneyx3
    • By Moneyx3 15th Jan 18, 8:43 AM
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    3lb off in my first week. Yeah happy happy happy! Thank you KnitWitch.
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    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 15th Jan 18, 8:48 AM
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    STS this week. Not too disappointed as I had 2 blow out days and thought it would have gone up.
    Goals - Weight loss 6/26lb at 22nd Jan 18
    • dolly84
    • By dolly84 15th Jan 18, 9:06 AM
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    I've been having a bad patch with sweet things as we still have lots of chocolate and biscuits Left from Christmas and I can't bear chucking stuff out which is daft as I will only eat it!

    I'm considering getting a bicycle as I used to love cycling, 2 things are making me hesitate - the roads are busy around here, and I haven't ridden a bike for 30 years! Are they effective for losing fat?
    Originally posted by dandy-candy
    I cycle a lot and it totally transformed my shape. I do however really cycle I don't do canal paths etc, I live in Yorkshire and there is a reason we have the Tour de France/Yorkshire - the hills are evil. Start off slowly, maybe 2 miles with a bit of a gradient somewhere in that then build up from there, the thing that will make or break it for you is the seat, the thin racing seats are more comfortable once you get used to them but whatever seat you have the bones in your behind (my experience was it was the bones not the skin) will be very painful and it took me a good couple of months for that to pass.
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    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 15th Jan 18, 9:45 AM
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    We have currently lost the equivalent of an elephant's heart and a Malayan Flying Fox
    Originally posted by Knit Witch
    With what's going on in my life I would just say 'elephant's heart' However, foxes are not my best friends, I prefer my chickens/turkeys to be alive, although I expect a Malayan F Fox is not even related to a Reynard.

    I'm going to go for STS this week as I'm now the same weight as I was at the end of the last challenge even though I put on 7lb over the holiday period but now have lost it again.

    Appt at the Royal Brompton Heart Hospital in a few days time for a whole day of tests. Hoping for a workable outcome.
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 15th Jan 18, 2:27 PM
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    Apparently a Malayan Flying Fox is actually a Fruit Bat

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    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 15th Jan 18, 3:02 PM
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    Thanks for the info dolly. I like the look of the classic ladies bikes like

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/classic-bikes/pendleton-somerby-hybrid-bike-slate-grey-17-19-frames

    but are the any good for a long cycle do you think, or just nipping to the shops?
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 15th Jan 18, 3:49 PM
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    I have a hybrid bike a bit like that and it is fine for out and about (plus I have added a 'comfort' saddle). When we go to the New Forest camping with friends we always do quite a bit of cycling and for that I always hire a mountain bike as my normal one isn't up to off-road. I did use it one year but the brakes gave up on a big downhill and it was both scary and expensive to fix. It depends on what you are going to do with it.
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