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Eat fruit and vegetables - 10/10 thread BOOTCAMP, all welcome

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SuperBunny Sun 23-Aug-09 18:16:41

For anyone who wants a boost to their general health. The suggested goals are:

EAT 10 PORTIONS OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY - if you don't usually eat much fruit and veg I would build up gradually or you could upset your digestion.

DO (AT LEAST) 10 MINUTES OF EXERCISE EVERY DAY - can be yoga, stretching or something more energetic. The plan is that the idea of doing 10 minutes is not too daunting, and having started you may well find you want to do more.

There are no restrictions on what you eat so long as you get your 10 fruit and veg as well. The focus is not on weight loss but on improving our energy levels and hopefully our general mood and well-being. Sign up below and post here to tell us how you're getting on and how you are feeling.

Basic guidance on what constitutes a portion of fruit and veg here and you can download more detailed information by following the link at the very bottom of the page

SuperBunny Sun 23-Aug-09 18:17:38

Good title, eh?

SuperBunny Sun 23-Aug-09 18:22:13

Lovely photos Franny.

Welcome back to those who have returned from absences/ hols/ whatever.

Baked beans

erm, bootcamp starts tomorrow

MayorNaze Sun 23-Aug-09 18:22:28

thats it SB - cut to the chase!

hello dear, how are you today?

petit pois
baby sweetcorn

hour of hard core gardening

check me out all committed to the thread grin

SuperBunny Sun 23-Aug-09 18:25:14

Ooo, well done Mayor!

I'm knackered - had a v busy weekend indeed. This is my last week of being a SAHM and I don't know what to do with it. I should make plans really.

MayorNaze Sun 23-Aug-09 18:30:06

now was it you that went camping with their ds?

blush blush blush as a bit hard to kepp track of who is who and what is what on other thread blush

ABitWrong Sun 23-Aug-09 18:48:16

Well done that bunny.

I have eaten greengages.
Am currently cooking courgette/peppers/aubergine/tomatoes/smoked tofu. Expect I will eat some.

Hello everybody.

ThePinkOne Sun 23-Aug-09 19:39:00

Pear, orange, apple, raisins, pepper, carrot, avocado, hummous, bean & veg stew (3)

10! Hoorah! I should go out and do some trampolining but I have stuff to do (while watching the x factor auditions) and I did walk with the double buggy this morning.

Good title Bunny grin

How you doing ABW?

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 23-Aug-09 19:45:06

Boot Camp will have to start tomorrow in Lemur Towers as that is when the shopping arrives!


Yikes, that is piss poor blush

How's it going Bunny? Are you getting back into the swing of Blighty?

littlerach Mon 24-Aug-09 08:11:17

Morning all smile

Yesterady dd2 made the courgette friters and they were delicious shock
and we made cous cous with spinacj and peppers.
and apple crumble.
then salad fpr tea.

That's a bit better then.

SB, when do you start work?

FfreckleFface Mon 24-Aug-09 08:25:02

Can I join? I've spied these threads in Active but never ventured in.

Yesterday I managed:
orange juice

Will try harder! I always exceed five a day, but may need some extra motivation to get to ten.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 24-Aug-09 08:44:59

Hi Ffreckle. Welcome smile

That's a good list, I'm sure you'll manage ten. If you have 2-3 portions with breakfast it really seems to start you off on the right track for the day.

I have a freckle face at the moment too. I even think my nose is about to start peeling <attractive>

TigerFeet Mon 24-Aug-09 09:00:57

Hello Ffreckle... are you in Wales? DD has developed tiny freckles across her nose this year. It's very cute

Well I managed to get home from the weekend away with the baby still on the inside grin. I am utterly knackered though. We did loads of walking, albeit in shortish bursts. I have a back brace which stopped my left leg from feeling like it was about to fall off. We ate chips. A lot.

Happy to bootcamp from today but I doubt I'll be doing much over and above my standard daily mooching about, exercise wise.

Franny I have boy envy. Ds1 has the most delicious curls and ds2 is edible.

Pink I am incredibly impressed with your early morning antics. I'm struggling to haul arse out of bed before about 8.30 atm... god knows how I'll cope when dd goes back to school.

Just about to have a couple of nectarines.

Littlepurpleprincess Mon 24-Aug-09 09:06:54

Hello. I have a question.

Do you all feel better for eating so much fruit and veg? I mean is it worth it?

littlerach Mon 24-Aug-09 10:49:27

Of ocurse it is worth it grin

Are we all not glowing with health?
Our shiny coats, bright eyes etc grin

Actually, it does make you feel better (plus the lovely veggers make you feel even better) and makes you much more aware of what you eat.

Join us, g'wan, you know you want to smile

quoteTHISyafuckers Mon 24-Aug-09 11:23:32

sorry for sweary name.
It's me, the pirately-one.

franny your pictures are wonderful. As are your boys.

Mayor, tell me festy news <Hungry. Deprived>

quoteTHISyafuckers Mon 24-Aug-09 11:25:45

I am so thankful for my allotment at the moment. We are living off it
Bloody marvellous peas! And I have 4 pumpkins getting very fat and I didn't have to diddle them with a paintbrush or anything grin

mollyroger Mon 24-Aug-09 11:44:51

where are you all today?

LouiseMW Mon 24-Aug-09 13:21:54

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FfreckleFface Mon 24-Aug-09 13:38:58


Thanks for the welcome. We're not in Wales because Bloke is in the RAF, but that's where we're from.

Took the dogs and the child for a brisk 45 minute march this morning.

Will return in the morning, hopefully with news of getting my ten portions in.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 24-Aug-09 15:27:14

TF, how did you know Ffreckle was from Wales <baffled> Is it the double f?

purpleprincess - yes it does make you feel better. I don't notice it on a day to day basis, but if I fall off the wagon I then notice how much better I feel when I'm eating more f&v. I also notice how much better it makes my <ahem> waste product.

mollyroger Mon 24-Aug-09 15:49:38

beans, onion, carrot, sweetcorn, peas, salad, peppers, raspberries, blackberries.

4 hours' digging!

ThePinkOne Mon 24-Aug-09 15:59:29

I ran at 6.15 today grin 2x5 mins running with about 7 mins of walking before, between and after!

And pear, raisins, apple juice, and I've been shopping so lots more in and I'm making meatballs for dinner with tomato sauce containing b'nut squash, celery, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, tomato, onion....

Oh and I had lettuce in my Macchicken sandwich.

sad Now, veggers. I have some sad news. Flossie, I'm afraid to say, is no longer with us sad. She had terrible arthritis which was not responding to treatment. The kindest thing was to put her down. She did however lead a happy life, free from factory farming so we must take comfort in this at this terribly upsetting time.

I think we should have a short silence in memory of Flossie the pig.

mollyroger Mon 24-Aug-09 16:17:32

Oh hear the sad tale of pigling Flossie
Her snout was moist, her bristles glossy.
We think of poor flossie and mourn her lossie
But at least she didn't end up as a sossie


FfreckleFface Mon 24-Aug-09 16:54:37

ILikeToMoveIt - it is the Ff. 'Tis a letter in it's own right in the Welsh alphabet, and my daughter's initial. I am going to be militant and insist it is observed, however happy she may be to just go by F...grin

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