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WigWamBam Thu 18-May-06 12:01:52

New week, new thread ... here's to another great week this week!

JackieNo Thu 18-May-06 12:03:31

Hear hear, WWB. Off to get some lunch now, and will try to make a sensible choice.

schneebly Thu 18-May-06 12:05:44

Cheers to that WWB! I was good yesterday and have been really good so far today. I have managed to increase my fruit and veg intake to a more acceptable level The kids were made to eat healthily while DH and I ate rubbish! They are 1 and 2 so not sure we could have gotten away with it much longer anyway!

JackieNo Thu 18-May-06 12:35:01

I agree Schneebly - I often think that if I ate exactly the same as my DS and DD, I wouldn't have such a problem.

coppertop Thu 18-May-06 12:42:18

Congrats to everyone for last week's losses.

A timely thread, WWB. I was just thinking about chocolate and instead saw this thread and kept away from the kitchen. Phew!

I think one of my big problems with food was that we were always forced to empty our plates when I was a child and so I still keep thinking I should eat everything on my plate. I keep telling ds1 to just eat what he can and just leave the rest so why can't I take my own advice??? I've started using smaller plates so that the portion sizes have to be smaller. So far so good....

suejonez Thu 18-May-06 12:52:15

My aim this week (on top of walk from tube and no pasties from last week), is to start monitoring what I eat more closely and cut down on portion size slightly, also to add one more session of structures exercise on top of two at aqua ie go swimming once a week as well.

WigWamBam Thu 18-May-06 12:52:15

Step away from the chocolate, ct ...

Speaking of chocolate, dh is doing some work at Bournville today and I will lay odds that he's brought me some chocolate from the factory shop. He's a bugger for trying to sabotage my diets and I don't know why!

I think one of my biggest problems with food stems from my childhood too, ct. My mother had the attitude that if you love someone you feed them - don't bother telling them you love them, don't bother showing them you love them, just feed them. And I think that's the reason why I crave food, and why it's my comfort.

JackieNo Thu 18-May-06 12:55:06

Suejonez, you're so good with the exercise - I haven't yet worked out how to fit that in. I do have a Yogalates dvd (cross between yoga and pilates), but am too embarrassed to do it when DH is around.

arfy Thu 18-May-06 12:55:16

my aim is to make an effort to eat more veg and fruit this week and to stop eating so much damn cheese.

I've no idea how I lost 4 pounds last week because I didn't feel like I was even trying. Also was feeling most odd last week, thought maybe I was pregnant but when I could test (Monday) was negative, so assumed was raging PMT - but still no period. Still feel rather hormonal, what can be going on? until this is resolved my head is not in diet mode. Still, I have stopped snacking which is good news.

suejonez Thu 18-May-06 12:56:26

WWB, we already know that we are the same person but it seems our mothers are also the same person.

To be fiar my did show she loved me but her answer to everything was to feed us. Even as an adult, when I'd just told her how important it was for me to lose weight, 5 mins later she would dish me up a massive portion of something horribly fattening but delicious. when I would wail at her about it... her answer? Well you don't have to eat it.

Right, because I got to this size by being able to turn down a piece of lasagne glistening with fat and cheese sitting in fornt of me crying "eat me, eat meeeee"...

suejonez Thu 18-May-06 12:59:08

JN - helps because I go with my mum we encourage each other.

Ironic eh, given my earlier post about her... surprise, she developed late onset diabetes and is much better about her diet and wieght than she used to be.

JackieNo Thu 18-May-06 13:00:13

Good to have a partner to exercise with. Have been parking further from the school and walking more of the way, so maybe I'll try to do more of that.

WigWamBam Thu 18-May-06 13:01:13

It's official ... you are me!

I guess I need to make my aim to get more exercise. I already walk everywhere, but I know that I need proper exercise to keep the weight loss going. Not sure what to do about it though - I might have a look and see whether our local leisure centre does any fitness classes for the very fat (I'm not ready to join anything where there are skinny minnies yet).

suejonez Thu 18-May-06 13:02:48

Hey has anyone tried quinoia, bought some red stuff from the health food stuff as I like couscous so much. For some reason haven't been able to motivate myself to cook it... any tips?

JackieNo Thu 18-May-06 13:04:36

I've tried quinoa, but not red quinoa. I really liked it, but nobody else in the family did, so I haven't bothered to buy it again. It goes a fantastic shape with a little curly 'tail' when it cooks.

WigWamBam Thu 18-May-06 13:10:26

Rinse it, rinse it again, rinse it even more, and when you think you've rinsed it enough, rinse it some more. It tastes really bitter if you don't. You can use it in anything that you'd use rice or couscous for.

NotActuallyAMum Thu 18-May-06 13:29:11

Oops! Haven't dared to weigh myself this week because of all the alcohol and the Indian takeaway I had at the weekend

In my defence, we were celebrating our engagement But I'm determined that when we get married next year I will have a size 14 wedding dress

suejonez Thu 18-May-06 13:53:29

G'won weigh yourself, g'won g'won.. I dare you!

Otherwise you won't know how well you will do next week, it will get lost in this weeks.

WWB is kind, she won't share it with us, promise.

suejonez Thu 18-May-06 13:54:44

OK, rinse rinse rinse rinse rinse rinse then boil?

Why not just use couscous - boil kettle, pour over?

Is it worth the effort?

WigWamBam Thu 18-May-06 13:55:52

Yes, I agree ... weigh yourself, it will give you a better idea of where you are next week - it would be a shame to work hard and lose loads, only for it not to show from last week's weight. It will also give you an incentive to start in earnest this week.

Congratulations, by the way!

suejonez Thu 18-May-06 13:57:18

Oooh yes forgot congrats!

WigWamBam Thu 18-May-06 13:57:24

I like quinoa but no-one else in the family did, so you may find it's not worth the effort! I've probably got some recipes knocking about somewhere, I'll have a look.

suejonez Thu 18-May-06 13:58:08

Low fat mind you...

WigWamBam Thu 18-May-06 13:59:58

And what else were you expecting?

WigWamBam Thu 18-May-06 14:06:06

It's nice done with roast vegetables - roast some peppers, courgettes, garlic, mushrooms, onions in the oven (drizzled with a little olive oil), cook the quinoa in a pan with about half a pint of stock and a tin of chopped tomatoes for about 20 minutes, until the water has gone and the quinoa is soft (you may need to add more stock). Add the roast vegetables and heat through.

Am still looking for recipes - I know I've got some somewhere!

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