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The challenge to lose 1st

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MummyRabbit12 Tue 22-Jan-19 17:26:53

Any tips/advice appreciated but anyone willing to join also welcome!

I'm going to treat this as bit of a food/exercise diary. I'm 5'4 and weigh 10st. Hoping to get down to 9!

Typical day:
Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs, one brown toast, 2 cherry tomatoes

Lunch - handful of plain chicken breast, salad leaves, tomato, cucumber, beetroot

Dinner - homemade chilli and boiled rice or chicken breast and veggies or similar

Snack - half handful of blueberries and 3 strawberries

30 mins of Pilates or 30 mins running (alternating).

How does my diet/exercise sound?

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MummyRabbit12 Tue 22-Jan-19 18:31:22

Bumping. Diet tips anyone?

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Eattothebeat Tue 22-Jan-19 18:51:14

I'd try and remove a few of the carbs so have chilli without rice and if possible remove the kidney beans and substitute with more mushrooms.

MummyRabbit12 Tue 22-Jan-19 19:50:40

Thank you! I normally only have one lot of carbs a day. So if say, I had a slice of brown toast at breakfast I wouldn't have rice for dinner and vice versa

Thanks for the tip!

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MummyRabbit12 Wed 23-Jan-19 10:38:19

Weighed this morning and I'm now just under the 10st mark. Progress!

Today's food:

Breakfast - 2 poached eggs, 2 cherry tomatoes, one slice of whole grain bread

Lunch - tomato and basil soup

Dinner - bowl of chilli with peppers. Planning no rice!

Snack (if needed) handful of grapes and blueberries with 2 strawberries

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MummyRabbit12 Thu 24-Jan-19 10:18:57


2 scrambled eggs and one wholegrain toast

Unsure as I didn't have time to prepare 😩. Thinking sushi, or possibly a salad from subway

Roasted chicken and grilled vegetables

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MummyRabbit12 Fri 25-Jan-19 10:51:59


Almond and raisin granola, skimmed milk

Chicken salad

Chicken and veggie stir fry


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MummyRabbit12 Sat 26-Jan-19 08:10:13

Another lb off! Now 9st 11

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Ironmanrocks Sat 26-Jan-19 12:13:08

Thats really good - are you feeding your family on this as well? Im unsure how to start - suddenly decided to get married in 6 months and NEED to do something. But I have a busy life with DP and a child. Need quick and easy food. I also need wine at weekends!!! grin

NotPennysBoat Sat 26-Jan-19 12:29:13

Cauliflower rice is a decent and filling substitute for something like curry or chilli try to ignore the fact that it smells like farts when cooking!

MummyRabbit12 Sat 26-Jan-19 17:59:10

@Ironmanrocks congratulations!

That's my motivation too although I have an extra month after you for my wedding!

My husband to be is also on a healthy eating kick so it's been a little easier to keep up as we are able to help motivate each other. We have an 18 month old so he's pretty up for trying most food so we are lucky. At lunch if I'm having a salad, I'll just give him a sandwich or something instead. I haven't tried him with curry or anything spicy yet.

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MummyRabbit12 Sat 26-Jan-19 17:59:33

@NotPennysBoat I've heard this! Does it not taste a bit, erm, horrible?!

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MummyRabbit12 Mon 28-Jan-19 09:45:50

I've really had a blip this weekend, I've been totally off plan and ate some rubbish!

Back on it today:

Breakfast - granola with warm skimmed milk

Lunch - wholegrain rice, chicken breast, peas

Dinner - chicken stir fry (hopefully no noodle!)

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MummyRabbit12 Tue 29-Jan-19 07:58:27

Weetabix and skimmed milk with a handful of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries

Repeat of yesterday to use up rice. Wholegrain rice, chicken breast strips, peas and sweet corn

Bolognese (I'll be having the mince without the pasta)

Handful of nuts as a snack of required

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Eattothebeat Tue 29-Jan-19 08:28:20

Well done for getting back on it and it's definitely worth persevering as it will pay dividends. I am constantly having blips but as long as I get back to the low carbing the next day it seems to be ok. I am also trying to get back to 9 stone and have a few pounds to go but it's in sight now! Have you weighed again yet?

MummyRabbit12 Tue 29-Jan-19 09:21:05

@Eattothebeat thank you!

It's the chocolate. I miss the chocolate!

I started at 10st 4 but haven't managed to drop past 9'11. I'm trying to not weigh myself too often though and instead have chosen to take a weekly "progress" photo which I can definitely see a difference in.

Just can't wait to get back to exercising!

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MummyRabbit12 Fri 01-Feb-19 10:22:34


One slice of whole grain toast
One Skyr protein yoghurt

Chicken noodle soup

Chicken and mushroom with potato and some kind of sauce!

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TabithaBraithwaite Sat 02-Feb-19 08:21:28

Keep going!
How’s the exercise? Are you enjoying it

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