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What I am going to do.


I would like to thank Lowcal moreless and Marylou54 for the replies.

These are some thoughts I had under the tree this morning:

Set a goal. It may help and can't do any harm if I don't aim too high, so I'm going for a pound a week.

My waist is now 35" that's down 2" since I started, still a way to go but it's heading in the right direction.

Calorie allowance is 1375 a day now, and I'm managing to eat about 1200 of these. This is a huge improvement from when I started this journey - I was eating about 300-500 so that is good.

I'm going to up my steps from 6,000 to 6,500 per day from today - again up from 4,500 when I started so another positive. I also looked on you tube and found an exercise programme I can do inside for the over 50's. I need to do more than get to my daily step count then feel I can do nothing more for the rest of the day.

I meal plan front Tuesday to Monday which is better for us.

I've made a note of my goals and put them on the fridge.

Hope I haven't bored you to tears with this post, and will see how I get on this week.

Hope this sounds OK and doable

Finally I aim to be more positive you are all so brilliant at helping people and giving motivation each and every day, everyone has off days but I will try my hardest not to let it get me down so much. Thank you x

18 Replies
nteapea1st 7lbs

Sounds like an awesome plan. Positive thoughts directed your way

Hidden in reply to nteapea

Thank you. X

ZestHealthy BMI

Hi Bobbivee,

Your plan sounds great, and I'm so glad you've been reflecting under your tree - it sounds very productive, and very useful. It does sound ok and definitely doable. I'd like to wish you success with it, and hope you enjoy the week.

You're right, we all have 'off days' and 'off moments' but there are positives too, and it's looking for those to help us cope with the other times, and that can really help. Also, I think that allowing ourselves time to 'reflect' can be really beneficial. It's ok to feel emotions, all kinds of emotions - happy, sad, angry, elated - whatever it is, it's ok to feel it, and gaining energy and momentum as a result of reflection - that's really good. Sorry, I think I'm waffling a bit.

What I'm trying to say is Well done for your moments of reflection, and for thinking up that excellent plan.

I hope it goes really well, and that you have a good week ahead.

Lowcal :-)

Hidden in reply to Zest

Thank you. I shall do my best xx


I'm going to plan my meals! 😀

Hidden in reply to Clinicalgirl

Makes life easier, and saves money as well. X


Good for you Bobbivee, it sounds like an excellent plan and I'm sure you'll see results soon :)

Hidden in reply to moreless

Thanks. X


What a lovely post, everything is really on track, you are doing all the right stuff too.

I'm back on my 'Autumn /winter' healthy menu plan, which involves using my slowcooker a lot! Also it saves on the pennies, and I hate to do stuff that the slowcooker could have done, if I'd thought.

Crockpot have launched crokotber, just tried a chick pea and pepper tangine ( I'll check out later it's calorie content) which was lovely, esp as I don't like pulses.

What has helped me too is weighing unknown stuff too, it takes out the 'guessometer' of stuff, never good news, if you seriously need to lose.

I also work shifts and need food to eat almost as I walk home , as by then I'm too hungry to cook, so use my extra portions in the fridge to microwave which suits me really well.

Hope all this helps xx

Hidden in reply to Diana

I love my slow cooker. I try to prep the night before then leave the whole thing in the fridge. I also found bags that go in to save some of the washing up😊x


I reckon the calorie content is about 388 or less, I must get in touch with crockpot and ask then to post calorie values, should be easy enough tho

Hidden in reply to Diana

I'll have to try and find that site. Thank you x

DianaMaintainer in reply to Hidden

Go onto Facebook or google, lots of slowcooker books too on Amazon and eBay, and so many options too


DianaMaintainer in reply to Diana

I rechecked the info given a 75g portion of rice is 250 cals and the tangine ( I only added half a tin of chickpeas) is 142 cals, if the recipe is halved and divided by 3

Hi Hidden 😀 I'm so pleased for you 💖 look how far you've come since your first heartfelt post to now .... well done your doing amazingly xxx

Hidden in reply to Claire2stone

Thank you so much. X

YellowRose554st 7lbs

Hi Bobbivee, Sounds like you have a good plan of action in place there. Increasing your steps a bit at a time will work, I did this and over 14 weeks have now settled at aiming for 10,000 steps a day. When I first started I could only walk a sort distant and with using crutches so keep going and your get there.

Well done with losing 2 inches off your waist, feels nice doesn't it. Using a tape measure can be a very good motivator when the scales don't move.

Have a good week.


Hidden in reply to YellowRose55

Thank you. I've started by doing a longer walk this morning only from 6-6.45 but it's a start. X thanks x

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