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So far so good... I think !

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babette227lbs
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Hello everybody

You were all so very helpful and kind to me on my first forum post it really set me up. I have cut out most junk, sugar, crisps, biscuits, etc and am trying to up my water intake. I walk briskly for half an hour every day.

Let's see at the end of my dieting week if i have lost any weight or not. My diet is certainly different. I will only weigh myself once a week or I'll go mad (-der)! I weigh myself naked first thing as i get up.

Just checking in

Thank you. :-)

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moreless profile image
morelessAdministrator

Well done, bobette22, keep up the good work and good luck for the scales on Saturday :)

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babette227lbs in reply to moreless

Thank you. I am pretty nervous, if the truth be told.

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morelessAdministrator in reply to babette22

Don't be nervous, the number on the scales isn't the goal, your health is and the changes you've made to your lifestyle will definitely be improving your health and well-being :)

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babette227lbs in reply to moreless

Now that's a good way to look at it. Especially if I don't lose. I'm going to write that down.

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siggie1st 7lbs

Good to hear!! You've made a positive start. Can I suggest you join in with the Daily diaries and a weekly weigh day? You'll get loads of advice and some fantastic ideas for meals and its a great place for support.

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babette227lbs in reply to siggie

Yes you can and thank you. See you there. Oh no, now everyone will know all my secrets!

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siggie1st 7lbs in reply to babette22

In the months before I took action for my weight and to relearn better, positive eating ( and drinking ) habits, I wasn't particularly keen on sharing my initial start weight, but came to realise that the completely non-judgemental support and encouragement outweighed the embarassment I felt at the beginning and I haven't looked back!!

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babette227lbs in reply to siggie

Then I shall be very open too.

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GrigidModerator

That sounds like my weigh-in routine 😂Remember too that you’re making changes to your health, not just weight. You’re doing great!

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babette227lbs in reply to Grigid

Thank you. My, isn't everyone supportive on here?

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siggie1st 7lbs in reply to Grigid

me too!! Thank Goodness there's no web cams!!! the sight of me on a Monday morning, stood on the scales starkers is enough to curdle milk😂😂😂😂😂😂

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babette227lbs in reply to siggie

Haha. Me too!

Grigid profile image
GrigidModerator in reply to siggie

I go as far as making sure I’m at the door end of the bathroom so no one can see my outline through the window 😂😂😂

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babette227lbs in reply to Grigid

Bless your cotton socks.

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babette227lbs

Well tonight I am having chicken, with oven baked courgettes, red peppers, green peppers, onion, sprouts and broccoli.

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babette227lbs in reply to babette22

The sprouts and broccoli are not oven baked!

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to babette22

0h bung them in too! They're delicious baked! :)

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babette227lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

Really? I shall endeavour to do. it. Thanks.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to babette22

Yep,really! Put them in a freezer bag and season with salt, pepper, garlic (optional)and a drizzle of olive oil,about an hour before cooking, tip out of the bag , 30-40 mins at 180°C you'll never boil them again :)

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babette227lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

How interesting. Thanks. Will do.

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siggie1st 7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

And this, right here, is why I love this forum!! Something so quick can become life changing!!!

siggie profile image
siggie1st 7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

i was about to type the same, and having recently discovered the joys of roast cauliflower, I'd recommend that too!!!

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to siggie

Tagging babette22 so that they can see it's not just me :)

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morelessAdministrator in reply to babette22

Here's the link to our Daily Diary, where we post our meal plans healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

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babette227lbs in reply to moreless

Thank you. I filled it in.

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morelessAdministrator in reply to babette22

Good for you, you're going great guns :)

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babette227lbs in reply to moreless

Ah if you're all this good to me I will want to stick around long term... :-)

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morelessAdministrator in reply to babette22

That's what we like to hear :)

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babette227lbs in reply to moreless

*Getting cozy*

siggie profile image
siggie1st 7lbs in reply to moreless

thanks, I was trying to work out how to do it on my Chromebook, but being a complete technophobe, couldn't do it!!!

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morelessAdministrator in reply to siggie

I can only do it with a mouse :)

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BiometVisitor in reply to babette22

Another way to cook your sprouts is to slice them and add a bit of bacon to them or if you are vegan or vegetarian then just add an alternative. It’s done for a bit of flavour then you could steam the whole thing.

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GizmocatModerator

I'm glad you are doing well. You sound very positive and motivated which is great and you have made some good changes. Your dinner tonight sounds delicious.

I'm sure you are feeling better and healthier for the changes even if the scales don't show a big loss. The body can take time to adapt.My weigh in routine is the same as yours. I look forward to seeing you on the weigh in on Saturday

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babette227lbs in reply to Gizmocat

Thank you for taking time to reply to me

Melbourne68 profile image
Melbourne68

Good luck and well done so far for cutting out what you have

focused1 profile image
focused1Maintainer

Well done . Even if you don’t shed loads of weight as it does come off slowly and when I started intense exercises there was muscle gain -just think that all that junk food ruins your insides too and the sluggishness does nothing for your mental health . Excellent that you are walking so frequently too . My rubbish diet triggered hiatus hernia and I now have Gall Stones . I put this down to years of rubbish , hoovering the kids leftovers and not having that me time to exercise and eat properly. You will see a change all round . Might not be all obvious or overnight but keep this up .

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Joliv61Visitor

Don’t worry too much if the weight doesn’t drop off straight away. As you exercise your fitness levels will change and your shape will too. The first thing I really noticed was being able to walk further and faster, then the belt went in a notch; all that before any real weight change.

Well done though and keep up your journey. 👍👍👍👍

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Wobbleless1 stone

Sounds really positive well done and may the God of scales reward your efforts.😀

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babette227lbs in reply to Wobbleless

That's so sweet of you. I am not sure they are going to be kind I feel no different at all!

Peptink profile image
PeptinkVisitor

How are things going?

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babette227lbs in reply to Peptink

Please see my latest post xx

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