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Anyone looking to lose 100lbs plus... - Part 4

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NoTractorsAtTheTable Tue 13-Mar-18 21:12:28

Hello, welcome to the fourth instalment of the ‘Anyone looking to lose 100lbs plus …’ thread smile

If you want to read them (but by no means feel obliged!), the previous threads are here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

We’re a very friendly, supportive group, and I think we’re all seeing some real changes in ourselves and our attitudes to food. It’s a long old road, but it helps to chat along the way 

Collectively, we’ve lost 869 lbs since the start of the first thread, which is pretty amazing! grin

We tend to weigh in on Fridays or Saturdays, but feel free to join in at any time, with whatever weight loss method you think works best for you. Some of us have lost more than others, but we're all in this together, so if you're losing, gaining or staying the same, it's nice to have some inspiration to keep going.

We’re always welcoming to newcomers, but as with the previous thread(s), I’ll add one caveat - we’re all here because we are trying to lose a LOT of weight. If you’re looking to lose the last half stone, or even two or three stone, this might not be the thread for you. Good luck with your goals, but you may find more support with in threads with people who have similar goals to you.

B1rdonawire Tue 13-Mar-18 21:19:22

869lbs!!! That's pretty fantastic. star star star

NoTractorsAtTheTable Tue 13-Mar-18 21:21:53

It is amazing, I had to stop counting on my fingers and toes a long time ago grin

fezzesarecool Tue 13-Mar-18 21:23:19

Yay, part of the new thread!

Dd’s Finally asleep 😴

I’ve had some really great advice on here tonight and now going to sit down and make a proper meal plan for tomorrow.

Would it be ok if I ask for more help with future meal planning? Otherwise I’ll end up just repeating the one day menu!

I did honestly think my big problem was to cut down on portion size but everyone’s made me focus on getting a balance in there at meal times and that’s where I really am falling down on.

Anyway weighing in day for me tomorrow so hopefully that will make me feel better about where I’ve been going wrong.

PostNotInHaste Tue 13-Mar-18 21:24:50

Thanks Tractors, that is an amazing total.

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:27:14

fezzes I'll post mine in a sec if you like? Mostly contain links to the recipes too. Only have last few weeks though as tend to delete them.

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:29:12

Week one - no links, sorry. Most ingredients written on, don't worry about brackets, that's just me reminding myself what I do and don't need to buy. Sometimes I don't bother writing things in if I know I have them but if you Google recipes you should see any obvious omissions.

** bean chilli (freezer) TUESDAY

**Jackie chicken. bacon, chopped tomatoes, Passat's, peas and sweetcorn (chicken, spaghetti) WEDNESDAY

**pan haggerty (hby 57) onions, bacon, carrots, (cheese, stock, potatoes) FRIDAY

**turkey burgers and chips (hby 36) leeks, courgette, turkey mince, lemon zest, salad/beans, fish fingers (salsa, potatoes) SATURDAY

**sweet potato crust quiche. ham, balsamic vinegar, onions, eggs (sweet potato) MONDAY

**turkey tagine. turkey, carrots, chickpeas, (spices, apricot, almonds, spinach, cous cous) THURSDAY

**chilli con carne (freezer) TUESDAY

**vegetable curry. onion, carrot, cabbage, potato, tomatoes, swede, peppers, celery... left over veg! SUNDAY

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:29:34

**doner kebab. lamb mince, pitta bread/wraps, cucumber, mint sauce, mayo, tomatoes, onion, garlic. Hairy Bikers SATURDAY

**red wine and mushroom risotto. oil, garlic, 100g mushrooms, red wine, sausages. cookingonabootstrap.com/2017/09/20/red-wine-and-mushroom-risotto-43p-vegan/ TUESDAY

**falafel wraps. onion, carrot, chickpeas, parsley, coriander, flour, chili houmous, peppers (frozen), pickled red cabbage, lettuce, red onion, coleslaw - carrot, onion, cabbage, mayo MAKE DOUBLE
cookingonabootstrap.com/2013/03/06/carrot-coriander-falafels-23p/ www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/quick_flatbreads_43123 SUNDAY

**Cornish pasties and beans. beef mince, potato, swede, Portobello mushroom, shortcut pastry, baked beans. www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7776/cornish-pasties MONDAY

**burger and chips. beef mince, lamb mince, bread rolls, potatoes, coleslaw (from falafel wraps) (beef and lamb and mint) THURSDAY

**Cajun pasta. chicken breast, onion, garlic, peppers, pasta, Cajun spices, creme fraiche. WEDNESDAY

**peach and chickpea curry. chickpea, onion, garlic, (peaches), chopped tomatoes, rice. www.google.co.uk/amp/s/cookingonabootstrap.com/2018/02/13/jardaloo-ma-murghi-curry-with-apricots-22p/amp/ FRIDAY

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:30:15

**kidney bean burgers. kidney beans, onion, carrot, cumin, salsa, roast vegetables (tomato, onion, pepper, courgette, carrot)
cookingonabootstrap.com/2018/02/19/carrot-cumin-kidney-bean-burger-17p-was-9p-vg-v-df/ MONDAY

**butterbean and wine cassoulet. butterbean, whole garlic, onions, carrots, thyme, cannelini beans, white wine, tomato
cookingonabootstrap.com/2018/02/01/butter-bean-and-cider-cassoulet-35p/ WEDNESDAY

**mushroom and spinach Bolognese. spaghetti, garlic, onion, chopped tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, mixed herbs
cookingonabootstrap.com/2015/11/14/mushroom-and-spinach-bolognese-38p-vegan/ SUNDAY

**salmon pasta. pasta, onion, salmon paste.
cookingonabootstrap.com/2013/07/17/creamy-salmon-pasta-with-a-chilli-lemon-kick-27p/ THURSDAY

**kedgeree. spices, onion, rice, egg, smoked fish, spinach.
cookingonabootstrap.com/2014/01/31/smoked-mackerel-kedgeree-89p/ FRIDAY - marinate fish in spices and creme fraiche.

**cauliflower passanda. cauliflower, ginger, tumeric, onion, garlic, cumin seeds, creme fraiche, creamed coconut, almonds, coconut, sultanas.
cookingonabootstrap.com/2014/10/01/cauliflower-pasanda/
SATURDAY

**aubergine curry. aubergine, onion, garlic, chopped tomatoes, chickpeas.
cookingonabootstrap.com/2014/05/28/aubergine-and-chickpea TUESDAY

**minestrone soup. onion, garlic, carrots, chopped tomatoes, stock, haricot beans, pasta, spinach.
cookingonabootstrap.com/2014/11/13/minestrone-soup-19p/
LUNCHES. MAKE SUNDAY

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:31:09

Each post is a weeks worth of dinners.

Thanks Tractors for the new thread and taking the time to add up our total!

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:32:51

Re: post at 21:29 - hby ## refers to a page number in the yellow hairy dieters cookbook. A lot of their recipes are available online.

notanurse2017 Tue 13-Mar-18 21:37:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:41:31

I'm really boring and have same lunches over and over. I used to have ham salad sandwich, crisps, carrot sticks and houmous. Recently started on soup too.

Breakfast is porridge or bacon and egg sandwich or bacon, tomato and mushroom wraps... I also make a pork meatloaf and have a few slices with beans or mushrooms and tomatoes or a poached egg.

B1rdonawire Tue 13-Mar-18 21:44:54

I don't know if this helps but here's a few of my fallback regular day menus Fezzes

Breakfast: usually porridge made w water, 1 dessert spoon sultanas, 1 chopped up apple, good shake of cinnamon. (Alternatives: mixed fruits with fat free high protein yoghurt, OR two slices wholemeal bread soaked in 1 beaten egg, then dry-fried, and eaten with chopped Apple and orange and mixed spices)

Lunch: home-made veggie soup with cold meats on the side (Alternatives: omelette with ham and salad, OR cold salmon and pasta salad with roasted veg and rocket)

Supper: turkey meatballs in chopped tomato sauce with pasta and green beans (Alternatives: jacket potato with chicken breast and mixed veg OR prawn and veg stir fry using spray oil for the pan, and soy sauce as the sauce)

I rely on Satsumas heavily for snack times, occasionally crackers with low fat cream cheese and grapes, or yoghurt with a little honey and cinnamon... I often find I want something sweet in the evening, and this gives me the leeway to still do that. I'm conscious none of these meals are very exciting, hence buying a few cookbooks recently grin

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:45:35

I change it up a bit with different crisps and houmous so it feels exciting. Sometimes use small amounts of pickles or chutneys in my sandwich instead of mayonnaise.

Currently I'm on salt and vinegar "twists" from Sainsbury's, that look like fusilli pasta, as they are dairy and soy free. And DH bought a little three pot stack of reduced fat houmous so I tend to have 20-30g each of two different flavours each day.

B1rdonawire Tue 13-Mar-18 21:46:08

Cross posted with Honeysuckle - now feeling both outclassed and inspired!!

fezzesarecool Tue 13-Mar-18 21:50:54

Thanks for that, loads of ideas there

I’ve just totalled up for tomorrow and somehow came to 2500 calories! 🤣 I’ll get there

Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow

honeysucklejasmine Tue 13-Mar-18 21:53:06

b1rd 😂😂 I'm a SAHM so I have to be meticulous with the meal planning as we've not got much money. Otherwise I wouldn't be quite so... Anal.

moonlight1705 Tue 13-Mar-18 22:15:02

Wow, new thread and already so many ideas. Interesting discussion about what and when.to eat those calories.

I've started having overnight oats (1/2 cup of oats, yogurt, milk mixed with blueberries, 1tsp honey and a banana) which is delicious. Its 453 calories which kinda fits in with the 400/600/600 split.

Just got to stop eating the lovely Belgium cherry chocolates my DH brought back from a school trip. wink

Moonandstars84 Tue 13-Mar-18 22:50:59

Just posting on new thread. Tdee for me if sedentary is 1800 but drops to 1400 when I hopefully lose enough to hit normal weight band. The joy of being short.
I am aiming for about 1500 calories.
Thanks for congrats on losing first 1/2 stone.

Moonandstars84 Tue 13-Mar-18 22:51:34

Feeling hungry now looking at those recipes.

fezzesarecool Tue 13-Mar-18 23:40:07

Ok final menu for tomorrow

Morning
Quakers Apple and cinnamon pouch
2 slices of toast buttered
1 cup of grapes Total 456

Mid day
Jacket potatoe, scrambled egg, baked beans and 2 ham slices
Mini cookies Total 632

Evening
Tuna pasta with cheese Total 579

So whole day should come to 1667 not counting any coffee and a allowance left for any snacks

I’m sure I’ve still not got it right yet but hopefully more of a balance on there than I originally had! Also I kept my cookie snack for before evening as going back in my food diary it looks like I’ve been having something sugary as the afternoon snack

Looking forward to trying out some of those recipes!

LittleBearinaBigWorld Wed 14-Mar-18 08:37:28

Hello! Just checking in! Still shocked at how wonderful and supportive you all are. What an amazing total!

BreakingSad Wed 14-Mar-18 11:01:33

Just catching up on you all, wow it's been busy.

Amazing total and thanks for the new thread Notractors.

Didn't get a chance to post, but weighed in on Sunday and another lb down, 4 weeks loss in a row that's good for me grin

You've got a great varied menu Honeysuckle, I don't particularly enjoy cooking (it's another chore to me) but I do cook from scratch, just not very adventurous, so thanks for all the ideas.

fezzesarecool Wed 14-Mar-18 13:51:41

A big thank again to everyone last night, I think I made real progress today and education myself better on when and how to be eating

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