Those recipes sound nice cinnamon. little I hope you savoured the cream cake and made the most of it. Er, sorry I'm on my phone and can't remember your name newbie, but I'll have another go at adding you.
Well done Little. I agree, I am enjoying counting calories more than I thought I would. Off out to lunch today, so will use my exercise calories. In fact, might try to exercise twice today to keep under.
I had a look at the fast diet thread and posted a couple of questions, which have been ignored, as I was just curious what they eat on the fast days. Perhaps it is a fast day for a lot of them and they're grumpy. I probably would be.
BFAST porrige (40g oats) with water, and 145g blueberriues
DINNER CHICKEN STIR FRY 140g chicken, fried with 1tbsp olive oil, 1tsp ginger, 1tbsp corander, a clove garlic, 2 tsp soy sauce, half a squeezed lemon til browned. Then add 50g sugar snap peas, 100g finely shred cabbage, 2 carrots 1 tangerine
BFAST 1 boiled egg half a grapefruit
DINNER VEG CHILLI fry clove garlic, half a finely chopped red chilli in a tsp of olive oil. Add pinch cumin and 1 large or 4 small mushrooms, cook for 5 mins Add half tine of chopped tomatoes, half tin kidney beans simmer for 10 mins. Serve with 2 tbsp cooked wild brown rice.
DINNER Thai Salad 2tbsp fish sauce, juice 1 lime, 1 tsp sugar, 2 sliced spring onions, 1 red chilli, finely chopped, mix well. Add 10 small cooked prawns, 2 gratd carrots, and 50g vermicelli noodles soaked according to instructions, Toss well.
BFAST blend a banana, pot of natural fat free yog (150g) 50g strawberries, splash of water adn ice (smoothie)
DINNER 200g haddock roasted until fish cooked, serve with poached egg and springs of lightly steamed broccoli (100g)
BFAST slice appled 100g and 1 mango 150g and serve with 2 tbsp half fat crème fraîche dip
DINNER 140g canned cannellini beans, 120g canned tuna in spring water, 6 chopped cherry tomatoes, and a generous handful baby leaf spinach (30g) drizzle over dressing made from 1 clove crushed garlic, juice and zest of one lemon and a splash of white win vinegar
BFAST one boiled egg a slice of ham one tangerine
DINNER mex pizza 1 tortilla, 2 tbsp pasta, 3 snack diced balls of light mozzarella (90g) an scatter with chopped vegetables - mushrooms, red pepper, courgette, red onion, aubergine spinach. Cook in hot oven for 10 mins
Chops, bless you! Thanks, that's really helpful and they are things I would eat. I need to go food shopping tomorrow! I might be brave and give it a go next week and report to you all with brutal honesty!!
Hi all, I'm not on this thread much as I'm mostly logging into MFP and posting all my news and thoughts there (thanks for all the new friends! I'm franch71 for anyone else who'd like to add me!), but just wanted to let you know I've lost 3lb in my first week on there and don't feel like I'm on a diet at all. Wahay!
Well done on the run cinnamon - how is DS now? Better i hope? Interesting that you go to bed at 10.30 every night. DP and I were only reminissing (sp?) the other day about how well we were doing with fitness and weight loss when we were both in bed by 10pm and asleep by 10.30pm, no alcohol except for a small glass of wine on a friday night (), loads of water, 2 cups of green tea a day and limited my carbs to 100g a day. I got down to 16st 1lb back then and getting tons of compliments but then it all started going pear shaped and now i've put on almost a stone and feel so uncomfortable!
Thankfully DP and I are almost back on board - it was my birthday on Monday so we have had to chomp through birthday cake, chocolates and choccie bars too, plus wine most nights (for me). I have managed to get to the gym tho, so that's a good thing.
What is NOT a good thing however is when you're in the spin class and at the end one of the regulars asks you how you found it. I told him it was the same as always - hard! He then says "dont worry it gets easier" like he thought I was a newbie!! Bloomin' cheek! I've been sitting behind(ish) the bloke for the past 6 months in that class and have been a member at the gym for almost 4 YEARS!!! Just coz i'm fat doesn't mean i'm unfit and a gym dodger, thank you very much!! GGGRRR!! Rant over!!
Also, people asking me to make delicious cupcakes and cakes doesn't help my will power! lol
Hi RGP, just added you. Bloody cheek of that guy in your gym. I hate the perception that thin means fit and fat doesn't. People of all shapes and sizes are fit and I know some very thin people who are super-unfit!
He's better thanks RGPargy but I had to put him to bed and fell asleep in his room! Woke up at 8.45 and couldn't be bothered to go for a run then! How rude of that man, bizarre that he chose then to speak to you for the first time after both being there for ages! We get up at 6.20 so any later and I'd be dead on my feet! Going for a run with my club tomorrow morning and might try and go Sunday as well as we're going out for a curry for dh's birthday!
Cinnamon - Glad he's better now. Such a worry when they're poorly! no, i wouldn't be bothered to go out then either, especially in the dark! BBRRRR!!!
I guess people go around in their own little worlds when they're working out. I am more of a social person tho and always just go to classes. I know spin is a class too but it's more solitary because you dont necessarily have a laugh in there like we do in pump and step!
Am off to the gym tomorrow to do spin (hah!) and pump. Haven't been on a Saturday for what seems like such a long time due to Christmas getting in the way and it being my turn to take DD to kickboxing (which is at the same time as my classes) and me losing my motiviation to go at the weekend. I have also booked DD to go to nanna's on Sunday morning too so my intention is to go to step and spin too. DP and I have booked ourselves into a 40 mile cyclo-sportive next weekend and have stupidly been too busy filling our faces to have remembered that we actually need to do a little training for it! Thankfully i have got some winter cycling bib trousers but fear i will definitely freeze on they top half as i cannot find anything to fit my "robustness"! I think we'll be ok as it is only 40 miles but it will probably be a push for me as although I've been spinning lately (yes, really! lol), i've not been out on my bike since the cold weather set in. Erk!!
Depends on the instructor RG - I love spin but our instructor plays cracking music, has a brilliant personality and generally makes it fun as well as hard work. I love spin....next to pole fitness it's my fave followed closely by badminton
I have done pump but find it quite boring and repetative.
Oh yes, Betty, I totally agree! I have to admit that all the spin classes I go to have all got great music but we have 3 different instructors and they all teach 3 different ways. For example, I know on a Sunday it will be more like proper cycling training, whereas on a Saturday and Tuesday is more spin training, IYKWIM? The guys are nice enough but we dont normally muck about too much lol.
Pump and step on the other hand are a real laugh! Yes, pump is same old same old and can be boring but thankfully the instructors I go to are a real laugh. The saturday classes are just chaos though because we are all just having such a laugh - sometimes a bit too much! The step instructor got told off by the studio co-ordinator last week because the first class back after Christmas was too noisy, loud and "out of control" apparently . All i remember is that we were all having a laugh (even the quiet ones at the back lol), particularly due to the fact that we had all lost the ability to step over Christmas!
Pole fitness! Wow! Am i right in assuming you have to be thin to actually do it? You must also have to have a very strong core with all that dangling about!
Welcome Betty. I'll add you on MFP. Hobby, I think you'll find we are already friends Went out to lunch with DH and guesstimated calories. I chose quite good choices, I think. Feeling tired, cold and hungry now though and won't have dinner for another 1 1/2 hours, so I'm trying to stay strong. Love all the exercise people are doing. Well done.