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  • Hello all - I hope you are all well & no more storms! I am very grateful that I was able to visit my father today for the first time since February - it was good to see him. (I have no idea how to record my lunch though - he made meat & potato pie which is one of the few things he feels that he cooks well & you can't say…
  • I'm not quite sure how we are supposed to "report in" but I'll try:* Current weight: 196 * Goal weight: 160 by end June 2021 * Interim goal: 185 (Ideally 180) by Christmas A weird week - have not been hungry but have also not met the 1200 minimum several days. Slightly over today partly due to not planning meals & grazing…
  • It’s good to have another Brit here! I am trying to drink at least 50% of my Diet Coke Caffeine Free but it’s nowhere near as widely available and often more expensive (well not on offer anyway). I don’t drink tea/coffee or basically anything else but Diet Coke & water and I have a terrible habit with water of having one…
  • The week so far: Monday: was running a bit late to get to work so didn't eat breakfast (not unusual for me) but I grabbed some nuts to eat mid morning which was not so bad. I did pack a salad lunch to take with me & although I went slightly off in the evening with a lateish packet of crisps (potato chips) I was within…
  • Thanks! I look forward to journeying with you - I am trying to be very realistic looking for min 15lb lost by Christmas (ideally 20lb), 25lb minimum by mid February & 40lb minimum by end June. I would ultimately like to lose >50lb but am trying to be very realistic. I am only just starting so my weight loss this week will…
  • @Nikki31104 - thanks - I’m here to support you too! I’m aiming for 15-20 by Christmas so we are on a similar target!
  • Can I join you? I'm not quite 50 yet but I'm far, far closer to it than I feel & it seems like a good deadline for losing some of this excess weight! Started at just over 200lb and am aiming for 160lb as an initial goal. If I can reach 150lb by the time I'm 50 that would be fabulous!
  • dont be discouraged - you've done great so far & you can do it again! Find what works for you & go with it. If you want WW style, use the things you learnt there to keep going. I am sure you can find meals that you can adapt for both you & your husband too - same basic foods (eg chicken & veggies) that you both tweak to…
  • How did everyone do over the weekend? Do you find that staying “on plan” is harder at weekends than in the week?
  • Weekend update: 🔢 calories: good, under calories both days 🟢 🍽 food choices: Not perfect but not dreadful - I need to go steady & also to eat up things I already have in the house! 🟠 🥛 drinks: not good. Still too dependant on Diet Coke (am a bit of a camel & actually drink very little, but have been like this all my life!)…
  • @jugar - the team idea sounds fun, but I think I worry that it will be too overwhelming at the moment ...
  • Thanks @geetadubey, @Sawjer, @Megan_smartiepants1970 & @Olgaukr83 - your support is very much appreciated. I *think* I have added you as friends, though I’m not 100% sure what that means!
  • 🙋‍♀️ 5’4” but not 75lbs to lose - well not initially! Starting with a 40lb goal & we’ll see how that goes. I need to be realistic about this :) I started a thread asking for an accountability partner but will in check here too if that’s ok?
  • Hi - great, lets do it! I think 40lbs by Christmas is very ambitious, do you think it might be better to go a little slower & maybe aim for 20-30 by then? What are your plans for this weekend?
  • happy to have another friend - I'm just getting back to this & at the moment am focussing on logging what I actually eat rather than heavily on planning what to eat but I know that will come in the next few weeks as I eat through what I have in the house & really get back to this "health kick"!
  • Wow - you are doing GREAT! Well done you :) :flowerforyou:
  • Spices, mustard, salt& pepper, dash of vinegar, anything similar that I have in a tiny amount that is negligible calories. I'm aiming for 1200 so 10-20 calories isn't going to make any difference in the long run!
  • I moved a box in our office the other day & found a half eaten sandwich & a *very* mouldy cup of coffee behind it - and I know *exactly* who left it there - a contractor we had in a few weeks ago ... Is it really that difficult to throw your leftover lunch in the receptacle you pass as you walk in the door - the grey one…
  • I've been eating meringue nests with lowcal yogurt/fromage frais/creme fraiche and fruit or maybe just a sprinkling of nuts However I agreee with the others - eat what you fancy & make it work in your day!
  • I'm 5'4" and aiming for 145 as my final goal
  • you need to see a nutritionist to get some real advice One thing that comes to mind is vegetable soups - you say that you avoid most fruits & veggies due to fibre but well boiled vegetables are recommended by doctors for people who need to eat a low fibre diet medically. Carrot & coriander, pumpkin etc Tofu & fish - eg…
  • I agree with what others have said, if you insist on your own food for the weekend you risk being seen as rude by the rest of the group. If you already know them well and they know you are on a specific diet plan that's one thing, but if you are new-ish to the family then you might want to bring along some healthy sides as…
  • I hadn't really thought about a "goal prize" but it is a great idea .... I like the idea of 10lbstage prizes too! Now to try to think of what mine could be!
  • what are your favourite foods? what do you rarely eat but really like? How about the chicken cooked with a balsamic glaze, served with roasted veg, or a good tossed salad or steamed broccoli (depending on the weather where you are/preferences) and a baked potato followed by a delicious summery dessert of a meringue nest…
  • To be honest, if all you ate for dinner after a workout was a protein shake, yogurt, cottage cheese, feta and small whole wheat bun then I too could be concerned - I am guessing that if you'd sat down to a plate of salad with a good protein like chicken or something he wouldn't complain so much. He is seeing what you ate…
  • I would think your role is "Lightly Active" as I would bet there are times when you are not actively moving - eg clipping tickets, greeting customers, changing notices etc I am currently wearing a FitBit which tracks my steps & I have found that I do 2500-3000 steps in my normal job (which involves a lot of moving around a…
  • I'm happy to have active friends too :)
  • I don't schedule a cheat day, but at the same time, I'm not going to beat myself up if I go over my calories one day! Doing this has made me question everything I eat which in some ways is hard but in other ways is actually quite easy. I have been shocked how calorie-heavy some of my previously frequently eaten foods are,…
    in Cheat Day Comment by LucyBzz July 2014
  • I quite like tart things & can happily down a spoonful or two of apple cider vinegar neat, but I really don't think it has any weightloss benefits other than perhaps waking up your tastebuds a little to help you appreciate the taste & textures of foods a little more & perhaps move you away from that lovely mouthfeel of a…
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