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    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 31st Mar 19, 8:31 AM
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    CRANKY40
    Old Style Weight Loss 2019 Part 2
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    • 31st Mar 19, 8:31 AM
    Old Style Weight Loss 2019 Part 2 31st Mar 19 at 8:31 AM
    Good morning all,

    As we've decided that we'd like a new thread for each part of our 2019 challenge I've changed the thread title slightly. I haven't posted the links to previous challenges either - we're all capable of looking them up by title if we want them. If you do get stuck looking for them give me a shout and I'll find them for you. Please feel free to start posting your weight loss goals for the next challenge which will run from the 1st of April until the 30th of June (13 weeks).

    You do not have to submit a loss or gain for the first week as it's our starting week, you can post your first loss or gain the week after. I for one will be starting new after this weekend (party Saturday and Mothering Sunday today, oh dear! ).

    As usual everyone is welcome - we support and encourage, we don't judge.

    Take care all of you


    Here are some useful links to help your weight loss journey :-

    MSE links
    OldStyle Healthy recipes threads
    Menu Plans Collection



    Outside Links
    Free food/calorie tracking
    My Fitness Pal (iphone and android apps as well as online)
    MyNetDiary
    The rest on google


    Free printable food diary

    NHS healthy eating website
    BMI calculator
    Weight loss 2019 challenge two = 3 lbs
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    • s_glover
    • By s_glover 16th May 19, 3:12 PM
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    s_glover
    The last couple of days have been 'good food' days primarily due to me having an ulcer on my tongue, making eating pretty much anything rather painful. It seems to be a little better today so am hoping it's on the mend. Another nice walk out in the sunshine at lunchtime yesterday and I managed a run today, was a lot warmer than i was expecting though!
    Hoping everyone else's week is going well.
    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 17th May 19, 6:41 AM
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    SIRENS
    Weigh in
    Disappointing sts for me this week

    Was hoping for at least a 1lb off as I have been well behaved, still at least it's not a gain I guess.
    Day off today so need to do a bit of housework and might walk to Sainsbury later see how lazy I feel.

    B yoghurt and fruit
    L probably a ham salad sandwich
    D grilled material with new potatoes and spinach and green beans.
    'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' - Dr Suess
    • VickyV
    • By VickyV 17th May 19, 8:54 AM
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    VickyV
    Weigh in...
    Hi all,

    Sorry I don't post more, everything seems so hectic all the time at the minute.

    Had a good food week, despite eating out a few times, managed to keep to around my calorie budget. Not done much "exercise" as I've been clearing and sorting and trying to get the DIY jobs finished (cos I start loads then lose interest )

    I did do a run with a friend yesterday. I felt really good. I ran 12 minutes, walked 1.5 then ran 14. I would have tried to go without the rest but my friend was struggling a little.

    Anyway, can you put me down for a 3lb loss this week please? That takes me to 11/16 for this challenge and only 8lb off my lowest ever adult weight!

    Hope you all have a good week and your heads are in the right place to do what you need to do!

    Vicky x
    Grocery challenge May 2019 £40/£320.
    2019 GC slush fund: £147.80
    2019, Q1 Weight loss challenge 20/11lb
    Q2 weight loss challenge 7/16
    Saving money, decluttering and getting fit. How hard can it be?
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 17th May 19, 8:58 AM
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    zafiro1984
    I am hanging my head in shame on two accounts.
    The first being not keeping my eye on the ball after having surgery last year and again this year. Practically all my weight has crept back on.
    The second being not posting although I have been reading most of the posts.

    I started watching what I was eating again a couple of weeks ago, then the scales decided not to work. I got so frustrated when my DH kept forgetting to change the battery (I'm not wasn't allowed bend down at the moment) that yesterday I asked the postlady to help. Scales are now back working. Weigh-in on Monday

    Food today
    B: small amount of porridge
    L: cup a soup x 2 and fruit - choice of apples, pears, satsumas, bananas
    D: Small piece of cooked turkey, loads of veg. Sugar free jelly with a no fat yogurt stirred through it and possibly more fruit if I'm hungry
    snacks:- none, black tea and coffee plus sparkling water
    November 2018 42.83/100
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 17th May 19, 2:39 PM
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    dandy-candy
    sts for me which is fine because I haven't been bingeing, but I haven't really been trying to diet either

    Good luck everyone with your weigh in
    • K9zz
    • By K9zz 18th May 19, 6:16 AM
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    K9zz
    Morning all,
    Don’t really want to weigh in this morning as I’ve ballooned and I now weigh 13st11lbs which means I’m up by [COLOR="magenta"]+3lbs[COLOR]
    I’m sure it’ll come off at some point though.
    I’m going to have a moan now! This is a huge site, why oh why do we have to go through this rigmarole to put bold or colour in our text?! Surely it should be possible to use the icons at the top of the text box to make things easier. By the time I’ve stumbled my way through trying to do these messages each week I’m in a thoroughly bad mood, even thinking about the wisdom of continuing to do this as it winds me up so much! There, I’ve let off steam and I hope you all have a lovely day and don’t succumb to naughty stuff over the weekend.
    Luv K9zz x
    • K9zz
    • By K9zz 18th May 19, 6:19 AM
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    Right, that took ages to do and didn’t blooming work so I’m bowing out of this website, I don’t need the stress of battling just to get a message put up. I appreciate most of you don’t have a problem with it but obviously I’m deficient in some area and cannot manage to achieve a simple message so I’m not going to attempt it any more! Good luck all of you!
    Luv K9zz x
    • ellie99
    • By ellie99 18th May 19, 7:48 AM
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    ellie99
    I have STS this week. I really didn't want to stand on the scales as I was so sure it would be way up! But luckily it is the same as last week. I feel I'm not doing very well on this challenge

    My expected 2 days away for work turned into 5 days as I had some problems, so I was buying a lot of my meals out, rolls and sandwiches and the like. So no idea of calories at all, just knew it was "too much".

    No excuses now though, back home and time to cook. I'd just rather be gardening than cooking lol.


    If you could live one day of your life over again, which day would you choose?
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 18th May 19, 10:20 AM
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    CRANKY40
    Good morning all,

    I have work soon so this is just a quick post......I seem to have lost my food imagination. You know that thing when you look in a full freezer and the equally full cupboards and have no idea what you want to eat or what you should cook. It's my birthday tomorrow and I'm going out for lunch with a friend and there is cake at home too so I think that on Monday I need to make a serious effort to get my act together and start cooking the food that's here rather than buying more.

    I think that while I wasn't working there was an element of stockpiling for emergencies but there hasn't been an emergency and I can't fit anything else in the kitchen cupboards. To that end and to help me with the chaos that is meal times when working a lunch time shift with no break I will be listing my meals and snacks from Monday This will be interesting as right now I can't even be bothered filling in MFP!

    I hope you're all having more success than I currently am. Take care all of you
    Weight loss 2019 challenge two = 3 lbs
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 18th May 19, 10:58 AM
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    Brambling
    Hi K9zz. Please don't feel you have to leave because of adding colour to your text, I find adding colour isn't easy on my tablet as well, my fat fingers don't help, It's to make it easier for Cranky see and record the loses etc I'm sure if you add 'weigh in' in the subject that should be enough to highlight it

    Zafiro no need to hang your head in shame we've all been there it looks like you've been dealing with a lot re surgery so just draw a line under it and start again

    Cranky I have the same problem as you loads of food and lacking inspiration on what to cook, I'm determined not to buy anything else other than fresh until I've some wiggle room in my freezer and cupboard. Have a good birthday tomorrow and enjoy the cake

    Someone said to me recently what do you want more to lose the weight or that slice of cake or bar of chocolate, if only it was that easy she was right it should boil down to what I want more but that doesn't allow for my emotional eating or my complete lack of willpower and love of food, it's a battle I've been fighting all my life and I fear I always will be. I remember as a preteen overhearing a conversation that it was puppy fat and I would lose it now I would be happy with the weight I was as a teenager then I wanted to be he same weight as my friends

    Not sure what lunch will be today as I'm going out with my sister, nowhere fancy so could just be a sandwich or jacket potato, I've taken some sea bass fillets from the freezer and will have with new potatoes, asparagus, fennel and some other green veg for dinner

    Have a good weekend
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 18th May 19, 11:55 AM
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    dandy-candy

    Someone said to me recently what do you want more to lose the weight or that slice of cake or bar of chocolate,
    Originally posted by Brambling
    At the moment of pondering, I take the cake everytime

    My Fitbit buzzed me to say I was 47 steps away from reaching my 250 steps in and hour target. My daughter wasn't impressed that I used those 47 steps to get a Cadbury creme egg from the kitchen

    Have a great birthday tomorrow Cranky
    • MrsLottie
    • By MrsLottie 18th May 19, 12:33 PM
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    MrsLottie
    Registering a STS this week ( my tablet didnít want to play colour this week also) Had a very up and down week swinging between careful calorie counting and super over indulgence. Over indulgence has been many mint imperials ,lots of popcorn and much rose wine ! And I enjoyed all of it and managed to counterbalance in the end .
    I need to take myself in hand now and give myself a good talking to .Will try harder next week .
    Oh yes I forgot the two takeaways and crisps - feeling ashamed !
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 18th May 19, 11:06 PM
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    zafiro1984
    Quite a reasonable day to day. went to a village fayre and resisted the food on offer which must be a first for me. Spent the rest of the day in the greenhouse pricking out and potting on.
    I find if I'm occupied and out of the house I'm not hungry - good excuse for not doing the housework

    B: none
    L; one sausage rolled in bread - fruit
    D: pork chop, loads of veg, two no fat yogurts and blueberries, a glass of the vino.
    November 2018 42.83/100
    • Gingerlily
    • By Gingerlily 19th May 19, 6:02 AM
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    Gingerlily
    That made me chuckle Dandy-Candy!

    Happy Birthday Cranky!
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 19th May 19, 6:29 AM
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    dandy-candy
    Happy Birthday Cranky! Have a fabulous day
    • Munchin
    • By Munchin 19th May 19, 6:41 AM
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    Munchin
    Morning

    lost -1/2 lb this week. Iím going to try intermittent fasting this week and see if that shakes me out of my lethargy.
    • ellie99
    • By ellie99 19th May 19, 8:23 AM
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    Happy Birthday Cranky

    Didn't do too badly yesterday, ate on my own so used up leftovers.
    However, I'm going out for a meal tonight, booked weeks ago. One of those occasions where you choose from the menu in advance so I already know I'm having fish and chips, and lemon cheesecake. There were no lower calories options I don't have to clear the plates though!

    Hope you all enjoy your Sunday.


    If you could live one day of your life over again, which day would you choose?
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 19th May 19, 9:34 AM
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    Brambling
    Happy Birthday Cranky have a great day

    I booked a week away with my sister yesterday walking in North Devon at the end of July we will be staying on the edge Exmoor so in theory I've ten weeks to get into better shape, from previous experience I usually get to two weeks before going and go shopping for tee shirts as I've done nothing but talk about it I'm currently between sizes in my wardrobe they're either too big or too small .

    Lunch yesterday was vegetarian quiche and salad, the quiche was quiet big and not the slice I was expecting therefore dinner was sea bass fillets with salsa verde and just green veg, I skipped the potatoes as they weren't needed.

    I'm not sure about today I've taken some pork fillet out for dinner and just need to think what to do with it lunch will be whatever appeals when I open the fridge there is a lot of choice
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 19th May 19, 9:50 AM
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    MovingForwards
    Happy birthday Cranky!

    1 lb for me.

    I've just hopped on the scales.

    I'm glad to see the back of this week
    Last edited by MovingForwards; 19-05-2019 at 9:57 AM.
    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 19th May 19, 5:09 PM
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    SIRENS
    At the moment of pondering, I take the cake everytime

    My Fitbit buzzed me to say I was 47 steps away from reaching my 250 steps in and hour target. My daughter wasn't impressed that I used those 47 steps to get a Cadbury creme egg from the kitchen
    Originally posted by dandy-candy
    Lol that cracked me up dandy!

    I was having a good week....until yesterday when it all went to pot, today swiftly followed the same pattern. However tomorrow is a new week I'm working the full week so that should keep my eating in check as I cannot eat at work (except at lunch).

    Happy Birthday Cranky
    'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose' - Dr Suess
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