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    (Original post by flamingoshoes)
    I'm going to pretend that my birthday meal tonight is full of non existent calories. I'm not sure it'll work..
    calories don't exist on your birthday OR Christmas. FACT.
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    (Original post by betty_w)
    Agreed! I hate going out for a meal, and then it not being very nice. Just feels like such a massive waste. One good thing about eating healthily is that while I still eat chocolate, cake etc, I much prefer to eat it less often and actually buy decent stuff rather than just eating junk It's still calories, but at least then you feel they're worth it!
    Exactly! It's just annoying thinking that for the same number of calories, I could have had the 600g tub of Gloriously Skinny Soup that's in my fridge with a alive of seeded toast and a handful of cherry tomatoes, rather than a chicken and stuffing sandwich that had no taste and somehow managed to be dry and smothered in butter at the same time.


    Going to make up for it with a tasty dinner - sausage Bolognese and a biiiig bowl of salad with balsamic vinegar. Oh, and a cheeky glass of Rose. Since it's Friday

    Really need to make sure I run tomorrow and Sunday, otherwise I won't fit in 3 runs this week been having lots of early starts this week, and just didn't fancy getting up at 6 to run, especially since I've not been sleeping all that well. Think I might do a longer (3.5 miles) run tomorrow, since the weather forecast says it's going to be really cold (hate running when it's warm), followed by a fast mile and sprints on Sunday. Plus I might be getting a takeaway with friends tomorrow night, so it would be a good idea to get some decent exercise in to balance it out...
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    (Original post by Flo[ProActiv])
    Really need to make sure I run tomorrow and Sunday, otherwise I won't fit in 3 runs this week been having lots of early starts this week, and just didn't fancy getting up at 6 to rub, especially since I've not been sleeping all that well. Think I might do a longer (3.5 miles) run tomorrow, since the weather forecast says it's going to be really cold (hate running when it's warm), followed by a fast mile and sprints on Sunday. Plus I might be getting a takeaway with friends tomorrow night, so it would be a good idea to get some decent exercise in to balance it out...
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    (Original post by Yellow-nutshell)
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    Damnit Stupid phone.
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    (Original post by Flo[ProActiv])
    Damnit Stupid phone.
    Haha, made me laugh a lot! My sophisticated sense of humour

    You did make me feel guilty for not running for so long though. I need a kick up the bum!
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    (Original post by Yellow-nutshell)
    Haha, made me laugh a lot! My sophisticated sense of humour

    You did make me feel guilty for not running for so long though. I need a kick up the bum!
    My boyfriend always finds it highly amusing when I text him that by accident (which has happened on more than one occasion - you think I'd learn at some point to check things, but apparently not )
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    (Original post by Flo[ProActiv])
    My boyfriend always finds it highly amusing when I text him that by accident (which has happened on more than one occasion - you think I'd learn at some point to check things, but apparently not )
    I always reply to texts from my boyfriend whilst asleep. Have also been known to reply to Facebook statuses. Absolutely no "real" words, just a string of utter junk.. the occasional real word if my iPhone corrects the junk, but nothing that makes sense.

    :-(.
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    Hope you feel better soon, that sounds pretty miserable :-(. I can hardly cope with my usual 4 days!!

    ..I'm struggling a little bit at the moment. Not diet or exercise wise because I'm actually really geared up, but more about whether I NEED to lose a full stone more.

    I look at myself in the mirror and fair enough I still have a bit of flab that needs to be shifted, but I'm not sure it's a full stone that needs to go. Obviously I'll play it by ear as things go along, and of course I'm thrilled that I'm almost at the "perfect" weight for my body, but there's something I'm struggling with about changing my goal.

    The whole way along, it's always been 105lbs that I need to lose to get to the magic BMI 22. It's the amount everyone thinks I need to lose, and I have countdown things all round the house to remind me of how far I've come. But now, at a size 10-12, I'm thinking I don't need to go that far! Obviously I had no idea how I'd look at this weight when I started because I haven't been this weight since I was 11, and even then I was half a foot shorter so I can hardly compare that. But the thought of NOT reaching this "goal" seems weird and uncomfortable for me. No idea if that makes sense.

    Chances are I'll end up losing the stone anyway because I don't know where the fat is going to come off, but if I don't need to I think it will be a slight anti climax!
    I know what you mean about the whole target thing. Its like you don't want to stop until you reach that number.

    Whether or not you lose the weight is up to you but remember that once you lose and if you feel to slim you can always slowly go back to your current weight
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    you are a lifesaver! Tesco costs me sooo much, I don't even go out clubbing etc but I swear fresh fruit and veg drains my loan! Ridiculous how you can get 5 jam donuts for less than 70p in sainsburys but a tiny pot of strawbs is 3 pounds
    I generally get frozen veg, the only stuff I get is salad veg and only the stuff on special offer. Frozen fruit(except berry mix....with frozen yoghurt :coma:) is generally crap in my experience
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    Today
    1 banana, large salad with 1 tbsp low fat mayo and paprika breaded chicken, large bowl of homemade lamb and vegetable stew with 2 slices of crusty white bread mmmmm
    About 100ml of belgian chocolate haagen dazs ice-cream (276 so treat but not binge)

    Someones birthday being celebrated at work today - could have choc cake, wouldve but things happened, so count not having it as a victory.
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    I am at McDonalds now. So I know this is bad for me but I don't think it will stop the cravings all together (first time eaten this week compared to every day) I think I can stick to once a week, then increase the time to 2 weeks and etc.
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    (Original post by sauce)
    I generally get frozen veg, the only stuff I get is salad veg and only the stuff on special offer. Frozen fruit(except berry mix....with frozen yoghurt :coma:) is generally crap in my experience
    I don't like mixed veg so I'm sort of limited in frozen :/ the thing is I eat the same things everyday as well, always a banana, apple, strawberries, carrots, red peppers and mushrooms. Never tried frozen fruit...

    Week 5 Day 2 done didn't realise the days of week 5 were all different, I was wondering why the 6 minutes felt so long...I thought they were only 4! haha.
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    Dinner = totally makes up for crappy lunch
    This is why homemade food > takeaway/pre-packed stuff. I can make things exactly the way I like
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    (Original post by Flo[ProActiv])
    Dinner = totally makes up for crappy lunch
    This is why homemade food > takeaway/pre-packed stuff. I can make things exactly the way I like
    Takes effort but worth it, definitely a labour or love! What did you make?
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    (Original post by sauce)
    Takes effort but worth it, definitely a labour or love! What did you make?
    Sausage bolognese (but with carrot/shallots instead of mushroom/fennel, and chopped toms rather than a jar of sauce), with a big mixed leaf and red onion salad

    Planning on making this tomorrow, sounds really tasty.

    Definitely one of the best habits I've picked up from my mum - she makes dinner from scratch pretty much every night, so I'm used to always having home cooked food.
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    (Original post by Flo[ProActiv])
    Sausage bolognese (but with carrot/shallots instead of mushroom/fennel, and chopped toms rather than a jar of sauce), with a big mixed leaf and red onion salad

    Planning on making this tomorrow, sounds really tasty.
    oooh yummy although the second link doesn't work :'(
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    (Original post by sauce)
    oooh yummy although the second link doesn't work :'(
    Oh, weird It's grilled chicken with minted new potatoes, and creamy peas and lettuce
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    hello everyone ! I recently started using myfitnesspal after 2 failed attempts before, and its really helpful especially the app (btw add me for support im latina_30 ) and my question is:

    ive been minding my calories more closely and im aiming for 1200 atm, so thats what Ive been eating but after I work out and add it to myfitnesspal it tells me that ive only eaten 700 calories.. because it discounts the calories I burn.

    does that mean that I can eat more than 1200if I work out and burn 500 ?
    it said that I could slow my metabolism and my body would go into starvation mode ! :O

    if anyone could set it straight for me that would be great ! thanks
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    (Original post by Lomo_gurl)
    hello everyone ! I recently started using myfitnesspal after 2 failed attempts before, and its really helpful especially the app (btw add me for support im latina_30 ) and my question is:

    ive been minding my calories more closely and im aiming for 1200 atm, so thats what Ive been eating but after I work out and add it to myfitnesspal it tells me that ive only eaten 700 calories.. because it discounts the calories I burn.

    does that mean that I can eat more than 1200if I work out and burn 500 ?
    it said that I could slow my metabolism and my body would go into starvation mode ! :O

    if anyone could set it straight for me that would be great ! thanks
    Just added you on MFP. Some people choose to eat back their exercise calories, some don't, but if you're going as low as 1,200 then you could certainly afford to eat them back.

    I tend to eat mine back now, and still lose a little bit each week.
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    Just added you on MFP. Some people choose to eat back their exercise calories, some don't, but if you're going as low as 1,200 then you could certainly afford to eat them back.

    I tend to eat mine back now, and still lose a little bit each week.
    just accepted you on myfitnesspal, thanks! so it's ok for me to eat abit more 1350 ? if I know I'll work out later in the day ? I tend to have bigger breakfast and smaller dinner..

    I just don't want to slow down my metabolism or go into starvation mode as myfitnesspal said I would for being under my calorie intake.. it would be pointless, I'm trying to speed it up!
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