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Harcombe Diet daily menus
Sat 22-Sep-12
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Aly
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Same with me. I have a favourite black velvet jacket I couldn't do up that now fits fine. Also a navy blue wool 3/4 length coat that fits again. A few more weeks and I hope to be back in my size 10 jeans!

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Sat 22-Sep-12
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Good for you Aly !  I have never been a size 10 (well not since I was a young teenager). I would be happy to be a size 14 & ecstatic to be a 12.  roll_eyes  whistle

 

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Mon 24-Sep-12
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I had a day off the diet on Saturday so I am not posting anything, suffice to say I ate & drank lots of things I shouldn't !!!!  tongue  laugh  Interestingly I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would......Hmmm !!

 

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Mon 24-Sep-12
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Good for you Nadine, does us all good to take a day off now and then.  So long as it's only an occasional day off (says she, having had WEEKS off recently! whistle).  And the fact that you didn't particularly enjoy it shows that you're well and truly into the swing of the new way of living laugh

Aly, one of my legs is probably a size 10....well, both of them actually, each individual one big_laugh

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Mon 24-Sep-12
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wave Oh so are mine Sue!!!  big_laugh    big_laugh

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big_laugh big_laugh

I will be cheating a bit today, having brown rice with my soupy chicken....bad girl I know !!  

 

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Still on track but it doesn't feel like I have lost this week. Annoying but still have until Wednesday morning!

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Tue 2-Oct-12
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Sorry girls, got fed up with the Harcombe diet so am trying something else.  It works - well, ANY diet works, so long as you stick to it.  But that's exactly my problem....I have great difficulty sticking to any diet for long periods of time, I just get bored.  And have got into naughty habits, eating the lovely homemade bread and rolls I've been making - and am suffering because of it.  Haven't actually put back on as much weight as I thought I had, which was a pleasantish surprise, but I feel as if I have.

Anyway, am now giving the Dukan Diet a try - am doing the Attack phase for 4 days, then will be off the diet for a week as we have visitors arriving on Saturday to stay with us.

The Attack phase is strict, inasmuch as you can only eat protein, basically, and that only from a restricted list, but it's only for a few days and I feel so rough I'm motivated to do it.  Will blog about it to keep me motivated and chart progress.

Perhaps I'll start another thread, encompassing daily menus for whatever diet we're following!

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Tue 2-Oct-12
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That is why I have come back to weight watchers. I cannot live without some things and this way nothing is banned. I have found it fairly easy sticking to it and am now at the stage where I can get my size 12 jeans on and off without undoing them! My problem has always been maintaining the weight loss. I have just bought the Hairy Bikers dieters book and have found a few more veggie recipes to add to my repertoire. It really is a case of doing what works for you which is important when it is a lifestyle change. For me, I know if I go away from the plan I will regain the weight.
A general diet thread would be a good idea to keep us all focused.

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Tue 2-Oct-12
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My daughter has lost quite a bit of weight just recently and puts it down to halving portions. So eat what you like just half of it. I found a smaller plate works too, much easier when I had kids as I still ate what everyone else ate, just not as much as normal.cheers

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I've lost nearly a stone in just over a month by not drinking mid week, and maybe just a small amount of more sensible eating...however, drinking tonight to celebrate to disappearance of my brother

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Well done Jan welldone

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Just to say I weighed myself this morning and have lost 5lbs doing the Attack phase of the Dukan diet for the past 4 days.  Pleased with that but, more importantly, the bloating and gut problems have vanished, which pleases me even more!

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Well done, glad you are feeling better.

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I can't stick to actual diets which tell you what to eat and what not to eat - for some perverse reason my mind starts to rebel almost immediately thumbs_down I think I'm a bit of a rebel when it comes to rules.

However, I am overweight - very overweight and should lose at least 2 stone, 3 would be a blooming miracle, but I have an ongoing back problem which makes most exercise impossible (and no I can't swim eeek).

Just over 4 years ago i was rushed into A & E in the early hours of the morning with heart racing, rapid heart beat and palpitations and kept in all night on an ECG. It took hours to get everything stablisied but they could find no reason for it and suggested beta-blockers roll_eyes I looked at what I had eaten/drunk that evening as have found I am becoming allergic or intolerant to a whole raft of things and only thing I had that could be responsible was tea (drank late about 12am) and a glass of red wine with dinner which I only drank half of because it had given me a terrible hot flush. I cut out all alcohol immediately and haven't touched a drop since and switched to decaffienated tea and coffee.

How can I do that yet can't stick to a diet ponder FEAR is the answer. My emergency trip in an ambulance to the hospital scared the wotsits out of me and now I am terrified to try a drop of booze in case it happens again, it really was that scary. I actually think it might have been caffeine that triggered the attack as have had normal coffee and tea by accident on 3 occasions in the last 4 years and have suffered minor palps and rapid heart beat on each occasion - fortunately I can just take a propranalol and it stops them and I don't have to be on them all the time.

The reason for relating all of this is this............my husband also gave up the booze with me as we had been drinking a lot more of the vino than we hould have and neither of us lost a single pound in weight as a result doh How can that be? No idea, but there you have it. We are still both battling weight problems and I used to be 3 stone lighter about 10 years ago so it's all very disappointing.

Good luck everyone - if you find a way to eat healthily, lose weight and to maintain it then please let me know wave

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