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Nourishing November

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Octopus37 Sat 31-Oct-20 07:49:15

Right here's the new thread. Thought I would find a kind title as October has been a challenging month for so many and at the risk of sounding pessimistic, November is likely to be to. I'm starting at 9st2.75, my aim for the end of November is to get into the 8s.

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HoneysuckIejasmine Sat 31-Oct-20 19:20:07

Posting because I need to get myself sort, a fucking gain.

Monochrome4 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:14:21

I was going to suggest 'No-going-back-vember' but Nourishing is much better. You're right, we all need a kind title right now. Let's be kind to ourselves everyone!

HeyGirlHeyBoy Sat 31-Oct-20 21:24:52

Full disclosure, and actually not awful: 3 small slices pizza, 3 fun size bars from Halloween goodies and a packet of crisps. Run in the morning, already looking forward and early to bed now. My water goal was messed up by brown water coming out of the tap for some reason!

HeyGirlHeyBoy Sat 31-Oct-20 21:49:07

God it's shocking really, though I should know of course, that that Halloween food came to almost 800 cals shock Bloody hell. I need to crack the whip here!!

Lalanbaba Sat 31-Oct-20 23:03:05

Evening all,
Halloween cupcakes here they were yummy. Got some sweets in case anyone knock our door but no one in the village.
People has started panic buying again and has been very busy at work.
B: weetabix and tea
L: egg fried rice and a small sausage roll
D: fish stew
S: some little cupcakes with green icing (tasty!)

TheHoneyBadger Sat 31-Oct-20 23:15:04

Tub of ice cream. I'm excusing myself because of boris. My socially distanced gym must close and I can't see anyone from another household except when I'm jammed into classrooms all day with kids from a 1000+ households.

Going to the gym has been helping me stay sane despite the madness of work.

Octopus37 Sun 01-Nov-20 07:24:06

O HoneyBadger, its rubbish about gymns, especially if it helps you with stress. Agree that the rules are ridiculous. Went out last night and predictably 9st3 this morning, was worth it though.

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HeyGirlHeyBoy Sun 01-Nov-20 08:53:27

So disappointing Honeybadger sad I know many here are doing home classes etc as best they can but I know it's not the same.
B: banana, blueberries and Greek yoghurt
L: roast veg or ratotouille
D: roast chicken with veg and potatoes
Goals: 2.5L water, 13k steps, early bed.

HeyGirlHeyBoy Sun 01-Nov-20 08:54:24

PS love seeing the title when I check in Octopus, thanks for that one flowers

Monochrome4 Sun 01-Nov-20 10:08:18

Morning all! I survived Halloween and only had a couple of the kids' sweets. We had 2 round for a play date and it was utter chaos but the kids were so happy and continue to be happy this morning.

That's crap about the gym HoneyBadger. I do agree with the rules because keeping schools open has to be a priority, but it doesn't stop it being crap.

I'm just waiting to find out what it does to my work. I do some teaching at home and some on schools. We think the home teaching will have to go back to Zoom which is crap but better than nothing. I hope that visiting music teachers will still be allowed in schools.

Monochrome4 Sun 01-Nov-20 10:10:13

62.5kg this morning, which is astonishing considering I haven't been able to exercise all week. But it's really the average over the month which gives the correct picture, because there's such an upward fluctuation just before my period. I think I'm going to have to stop weighing myself in the week before my period to keep

HeyGirlHeyBoy Sun 01-Nov-20 11:58:58

Well done monochrome! I am just in from run and feeling super, going to do a v brief yoga class now (16mins) for a good stretch. I would never have said I have anxiety but really felt it this morning, between the increase in crap food, the enforced isolation and the lack of exercise it's probably no surprise. But I'm going to post fairly often as I need the check-ins and support.

HeyGirlHeyBoy Sun 01-Nov-20 16:54:12

And as Idontmindmarmite would say, drink your water. What a difference to my head, stomach and appetite.

SistemaAddict Sun 01-Nov-20 16:57:18

Thank you for the new thread. No eating after 6pm for me now it's November. I'll make soup tomorrow I think. My poor stomach is a knot of pain and has been for the past week. It needs good food and resting from too much of anything. I've not made any bread today so that I have to have yogurt and muesli or porridge for breakfast.

Happy Nourishing November everyone!

Hangoverstruggles Sun 01-Nov-20 17:16:53

Hi all, wow can't believe we're in November! I started this journey in April and have never kept up with dieting / maintaining for so long!

Hope you're all coping ok with the lockdown news. Trying it to slip into a downward spiral to Christmas! Have definitely over indulged during my week off and not exercised much at all.

Will weigh in the morning to kick the month off but fear I will have crept back into the 10s. Never mind! Out for dinner tonight as a final hurrah then back on it.

Would love to end November at 9st 10 to give me a little buffer for Christmas excess 😁

Monochrome4 Sun 01-Nov-20 17:56:24

All the shops have online sales. I bought an evening dress for £18 as I couldn't resist. It's size 12 and still a bit too small, but should look great once I've reached my goal. Then I'll have to maintain for another decade for an opportunity to wear it.

IDontMindMarmite Sun 01-Nov-20 21:42:40

Evening everyone. I'm gutted about the lockdown reboot having escaped self isolation 2 days ago. Feel scared for the economy, the future etc. Fed up of it all.

I enjoyed my restaurant meal yesterday though I think I went over my usual calorie target by 1000. Still, got plenty of time to avoid restaurant meals again.

I broadly maintained in October. Plan to do the same in November.

SistemaAddict Sun 01-Nov-20 21:55:23

The first night is the hardest right? I'm feeling quite hungry but it's after 6 so definitely no food now. I've got back into the habit of eating in bed while reading at night and it's not good. I broke the habit last time though and will do so again.
I will be brave and weigh myself in the morning. My aim is to keep below 9st 10lb and my ultimate goal is 9st 4lb but I'll probably go for 9st to allow for some fluctuations.
My plan is to have porridge for breakfast. I have about 3kg of porridge oats so that's another good habit to get into.

Monochrome4 Sun 01-Nov-20 22:40:54

Sistema yes it is the hardest and yes it does get easier! The first week all I did was stop snacking. I increased my meal sizes to compensate but still, no evening munchies was really hard. I just felt hungry the whole time for about a week while my body was getting used to 3 meals and 2 snacks per day instead of constant snacking.

I still need to be vigilant the whole time because not snacking is a constant effort.

TheHoneyBadger Mon 02-Nov-20 05:43:41

Complete stress binge eating last night. Just dreading life with only work and working whilst infection rates are soaring. Dread getting on the scales after the last few days.

Hoping I can get back on track. I need to find some new healthy ways to deal with stress now gyms are going to be closed.

Guessing I've piled on a good few pounds but scared to look. Excuse the pity party

Octopus37 Mon 02-Nov-20 07:15:51

HoneyBadger, that is really hard, be kind to yourself. Is it worth your getting some home exercise equipment, know its not the same. I really feel for teachers. TBH (much as as a parent tbh I dont want this to happen), I think they will close the schools again before too long. Heygirl, kind of agree about the water, made a conscious effort to drink more yesterday, going to be harder today cause out and about more. 9st1.75 this morning. This months Good Housekeeping has got some inspiring articles in it including something about meditation.

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TheHoneyBadger Mon 02-Nov-20 07:19:42

Thanks Octopus. Good call on meditation. I will try and build that back into my day.

HeyGirlHeyBoy Mon 02-Nov-20 07:42:01

Honeybadger totally get it but I'm forcing myself on the scales this morning to assess the damage, I've avoided for days tbh. I think definitely have a plan now exercise wise. I really liked the cardio dance I did in the last week and the yoga with adriene. There is a lot online. A long walk always does wonders too. You can do this.

SistemaAddict Mon 02-Nov-20 07:55:32

62kg this morning but clothed and tmi needing the toilet. I am full of veggie hot dogs and water retention.
Stress is horrible, I hope things ease soonthanks

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