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5 and 2 day diet End of Week 3

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Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 8 Oct 2012 17:15

I am on day 3 and still going strong

Today I have only had fruit so far...am waiting for oh to pick me up some more salad stuff.

Walked for 1 1/2 miles with dog

Back to dog training this week so that should help with the exercise.


Well done everyone and any who are taking part but only looking in
:-)

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 8 Oct 2012 17:41

Well done Susan only 4 days to go to the end of your first week :-D

MargarettawasMargot

MargarettawasMargot Report 9 Oct 2012 13:30

Well done,Wendy-that's a great start.

Keep up the good work, Susan.

Thank you for your words of encouragement,BC.

Tonight I had my first weigh-in-I lost 1.5 kilos,which is a great result.I'm very pleased.I only managed 4 days writing down everything I ate,but I will try again this week.

I walked 5 days out of 7-yesterday I got half-way through my walk,and got a sore knee,so didn't walk this morning.Hopefully my knee will get better,and I can get back into the walking again.I know that I won't lose as much weight if I don't walk.

I'm still motivated, and don't feel the least little bit tempted by chips etc.

It is nice to feel in control of what I am putting into my mouth.

My whole group is being motivated by our Group Therapy Leader,she is very positive,and very inspiring.I have another 7 weeks with her,so hopefully I can follow her good example.

Good luck, everyone,stay positive.

Margot.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 9 Oct 2012 17:10

Well done Margot, 1.5 kilos is 3.3lbs, fantastic. Walking does make a big difference. I don't find walking a problem but walking in the extreme heat that we have here at the moment is hard and I don't like walking in the dark. I intend to soldier on and if I lose 2lbs this week I will be very happy as my visitors arrive tomorrow and the house seems to be full of food and drink.

Wendy

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 9 Oct 2012 17:47

Day 4 and am absolutely whacked.....I did two trips of 1/12 miles today First with two dogs then with the other. The second time round I had lost 1/4 of a pound from the morning weight.

Sheesh, If I carry on like this I shall disappear :-D

Still just drinking water and eating fruit and salad......Felt better today.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 9 Oct 2012 18:16

How many days of detox are you doing Susan, mind you don't feel faint, i think that maybe you will soon have to add other foods but gradually not too much all at once, but that is just my opinion. Well done with the walking. Glad you feel okay.

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 10 Oct 2012 23:06

Hi Wendy

I have been fine with it but have to admit to having a portion of cauliflower sprinkled with cheese yesterday....and boy was it delicious :-D

Today I made my own coleslaw to add to my salad.....that too was delicious :-D

I have lost 5 pounds but put on a 1/4 each time I give in to extra portions, but walking with the dogs takes it off again......Next week I will add other foods to see how it goes.

MargarettawasMargot

MargarettawasMargot Report 11 Oct 2012 05:32

Well done, Wendy and Susan.

Stay strong,Wendy with all those tempting things in the house,maybe just have a little, to be sociable?? Just do the best that you can in the heat.

We have our cold weather back again,and my knee is still not up to walking any distance.

I am still very motivated,and will do the best I possibly can.

We have a problem with our computer,and I find that I'm not able to get on here whenever I want to.I think that the memory on the external hard drive is full,and the computer just keeps cutting out,and turning itself off.If you don't hear from me,
that's why.Hopefully it will be sorted out soon.

Good luck, everyone,stay strong.

Best wishes, Margot.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 11 Oct 2012 08:47

Visitors arrived okay and I made sausage and bacon rolls for lunch with shop bought creamy yogurt type things for pud. I did have one small roll and a low fat yogurt, so not too bad. The roll was nothing short of wonderful but I found one was enough while the visitors all had two.

My daughter has just finished her second week, she lost four pounds the first week the same as me but this second weigh in she stayed the same. She was disappointed but is carrying on with the diet. Daughter had also been to two partys and a house warming. I am looking forward to having a week where I have no invitations and I can see how it goes on a normal week.

Good luck everyone else. Christmas is coming and I hope it is only the goose that is getting fat :-)

Cooper

Cooper Report 11 Oct 2012 09:06

Hi Wendy,Margot, Susan and waving to BC :-D

I stayed the same this week at weigh in. Maybe it's the body adjusting itself. Never mind onwards and upwards. I'm afraid I have had a full scale munch over the last few days :-( our eldest daughter is leaving home for the first time. She attended uni locally so has lived at home for 21 years. She has successfully got a job in a company which supply all the retail staff to the cruise liner industry and she will be off for a six month contract on Monday :-D. The cruise she is on will in operate the world tour so she will have the opportunity to see so many wonderful countries on her days off.

I think once she has gone I will be able to set my mind to healthy eating without distractions. Our youngest is a strange eater for a 14 year old. He only likes hot cooked food, casseroles meat gravy veg, soup etc with the occasional fish and chips. It's very easy to cater for him as he eats like us :-D

I have cellery and leek soup in the slow cooker. There was an offer on cellery when I went shopping a couple of weeks ago and I found it lurking at the bottom of our fridge. I added onions, garlic and chicken stock, bunged it in the slow cooker and will see how it turns out. I will report back later and
Let you know what it's like :-D

Teresa

Malcolm

Malcolm Report 11 Oct 2012 09:29

Oh Yummy. Celery and Leek...one of my favourites. In winter i'll roast a dead hen and boil the carcase for stock which I skim thoroughly when cooled. Celery Leeks, Onions, Carrots and a drop of the magic "Spike".....just stay away from the spuds and you have a well combined nutritious soup....No bread with it...naughty naughty.

Lean stew meat, sauteed with onion and garlic simmered for an hour then add in carrots, leeks, turnip and celery....pressure cook for ten minutes. Winter fare.

One of my Missus favourites: Liver Provencale: 1lb lambs liver thinly sliced, 1 onion chopped, 1 green and 1 red pepper deseeded and sliced, clove of garlic crushed, 14 oz can of tomatoes salt and pepper. Layer the sliced liver with the veggies in a shallow casserole dish, pour over the tomatoes and season. 1 hour in the oven at 180C. 4 portions at 200 Calories per portion and fully combined!

Credit: Cooking for Slimmers, Carol Bowen. M&S books (long time ago)

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 11 Oct 2012 18:16

I've now lost 5Kg (about 11 lb) and I haven't started the 5:2 diet.

Went to the doc, have acute sinusitis, an infection, and a fever.

He gave me 3 prescriptions, one of them I've never had before. Had a horrible reaction to it (after taking ONE tablet), and threw up for two hours.

Another one for my "Do Not Take" list.

By the time I get better I won't need to diet!!

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 17 Oct 2012 11:12

Well my visitors have returned home and I am back on track. I have had a week of eating and drinking more than usual but not obsessivly. During week 2 I have managed to stay the same. So 4 lbs over 2 weeks.

Now, week three and I am hoping to lose a bit more, I have only got 6 days in this week to get me back to Monday as my start of week, but I can do it if I try. Today is a 500 calorie day to get me going.

Hope everyone else is doing well. Please let me know how you are progressing.

Wendy

Cooper

Cooper Report 17 Oct 2012 16:48

Hi Wendy Scozz, Malcolm, Margot< and Susan and BC if you are looking in :0)

I have been very off track this last week and have not dared get on the scales. My Daughter has just gone off for her first grown up job and has left the nest for six months to work for P&0cruise liners. My way of dealing with it was a full scale munch on maionly carbohydrates :(

I will get back on track and im off work next week so will hit the gym again its a waste having a memebership I have not used for the last three weeks.

Hope all goes well this week Wendy and I hope you are feeling better Scozz, Its miserable feeilng so ill but well done on your weight loss :0)

I have been jabbed by the OH Nurse at work so hopefully will avoid any flu this winter.

Back soon

Teresa

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 17 Oct 2012 17:20

Am glad to see this thread is still going even though I am a mere onlooker! :-D I am very curious, Wendy, about how much one can eat on 500 calories? And well done for staying the same in spite of the visitors.

Teresa, and good luck to your daughter....how exciting for her and hopefully you will soon stop comfort eating! lol

Best of luck to all.

BCXX

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 17 Oct 2012 17:30

Right now back from holiday, not got on the scales yet but we have definitely put on weight as we were staying B&B and didn't do as much walking as when in N Tenerife. Sooo next week will have a go at this diet. Does anyone have some good recipes for the 'fasting'/low calorie days?

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 17 Oct 2012 18:21

No Ann I am very boring on the fast days. Fruit for breakfast i had an apple and a banana but i dont eat much breakfast at any time. Or you can have Weetabix low fat milk no sugar. Lunch 4 Ryvitas no butter low fat cream cheese and cucumber a LF yogurt and mid afternoon a banana. Tonight chicken breast and salad. The other days I eat normally but sensibly, I went out several times in week one and as you know eat pizza but I still lost 4lbs.

BC basically it is very much a no extras kind of day, chicken, fish, boiled veg, salad low fat yogurts, fruit etc definitely no frying, no butter, oil fat etc but it is only for one day twice a week. My daughter lost 4 lbs in week one and stayed the same in week 2 and lost 3 lbs last week, we are doing it together but she started on the Wednesday before me so has done 3 weeks. My visitors made last week hard work. I'm back on track now as I need to catch up with my daughter ;-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 17 Oct 2012 20:14

Wendy, Thanks, do you feel hungry on the 500 cal days?One thing guaranteed to make me fail a diet is to feel hungry. And those days will be no alcohol days too!

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 17 Oct 2012 20:40

Hello all

I am afraid I succumbed to a bowl of spring vegetable soup 2 days running.....have lost 2 more pounds but put one on.


I have a rotten dose of flu at the moment but am still walking the dogs. First two then one. The fresh air is much better than staying indoors methinks.


Oh woe is me I am not a well gell.....but onwards we must go. :-(

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 17 Oct 2012 21:02

Hi Susan the soup will do you good if you aren't we'll, don't over do the diet while you are poorly especially as the weather isn't all that good at the moment. Sometimes if you cut back a lot you regain the weight quicker. It's good having the dogs as you have to go out each day while I can often think of an excuse not too, usually the weather.

Hi Theresa, good luck to your daughter and her new job. Try to get back on track with your diet as soon as possible because if you don't you are more likely to give up and all your hard work will have been for nothing.

Ann I don't really ever get hungry but I eat fruit or yogurts etc if I do, and keep telling myself it is only for a day and if it is later in the day that you feel hungry then you only have a few hours to go. Mind over matter and all that.

Wendy