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Nourishing November
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Octopus37 · 31/10/2020 07:49

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 · 31/10/2020 19:20

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

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Monochrome4 · 31/10/2020 20:14

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!

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HeyGirlHeyBoy · 31/10/2020 21:24

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!

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HeyGirlHeyBoy · 31/10/2020 21:49

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!!

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Lalanbaba · 31/10/2020 23:03

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!)

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TheHoneyBadger · 31/10/2020 23:15

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.

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Octopus37 · 01/11/2020 07:24

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 · 01/11/2020 08:53

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.

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HeyGirlHeyBoy · 01/11/2020 08:54

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

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Monochrome4 · 01/11/2020 10:08

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.

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Monochrome4 · 01/11/2020 10:10

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

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HeyGirlHeyBoy · 01/11/2020 11:58

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.

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HeyGirlHeyBoy · 01/11/2020 16:54

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

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SistemaAddict · 01/11/2020 16:57

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!

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Hangoverstruggles · 01/11/2020 17:16

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 😁

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Monochrome4 · 01/11/2020 17:56

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.

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IDontMindMarmite · 01/11/2020 21:42

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.

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SistemaAddict · 01/11/2020 21:55

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.

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Monochrome4 · 01/11/2020 22:40

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.

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TheHoneyBadger · 02/11/2020 05:43

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

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Octopus37 · 02/11/2020 07:15

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 · 02/11/2020 07:19

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

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HeyGirlHeyBoy · 02/11/2020 07:42

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.

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SistemaAddict · 02/11/2020 07:55

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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TheHoneyBadger · 02/11/2020 08:18

HeyGirl - well done - hope the scales weren't too unkind. My plan is to fast today, at work and I think we're going to the gym after work so I'll do that fasted and then eat dinner when I get home.

I'm giving blood tomorrow so wasn't planning on going to the gym again till Thursday but now I know they'll be closing I will go every day even if I just walk on the treadmill or do an easy stretch on a bike.

I think I'm going to try and be really good for a few days and then face the scales.

My friend who I go to the gym with is full of how we can go for long walks in it's place. I'm less optimistic about the weather than her though. It's the cardio that I'll miss - easier to walk uphill for 5k on a treadmill than to try and replicate that in the real world. I do have weights at home, wasn't planning to start resistance training till I'd lost a lot of weight but I could start on that now and aim to eat a higher level of protein.

We'll see. I'm sure I'll find a way to make the best of it. I think the dread is often worse than the reality itms - that Sunday night feeling is often worse than the realities of Monday.

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