flyingpig checkin

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Post by flyingpig » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:58 am

Wednesday
Breakfast: porridge with apple, walnuts and cinnamon
Lunch: cheese salad sandwich, red pepper, cucumber, pineapple
Dinner: butternut squash "sausage", roast veg and cous cous. Oh and a lot of cheese.

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Post by flyingpig » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:10 am

Thursday
Breakfast: croissant, banana, yoghurt
Lunch: cheese sandwich, red pepper, cherry tomatoes and kiwi
Dinner: chicken wrap and chips

I really really wanted chocolate but I managed to resist the temptation. Hooray!

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Post by Octavia » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:10 am

Well resisted, Flying! :)

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Post by flyingpig » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:30 pm

Friday

Breakfast: peanut butter on toast, peach slices
Lunch: cheese sandwich, red pepper and a kiwi
Dinner: chickpea and butternut squash curry with naan, peach slices

That was hard work.There was the most delicious looking chocolate cake in the staffroom all from Wednesday and I kept being offered some. Thank goodness it's Friday and I don't have to resist tomorrow! (Not that I'll be at work to eat the cake... typical! :P )

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:12 am

I bet that chocolate cake wasn't really that good. :mrgreen: Chocolate cakes are the dessert that wins for "good looks with a shallow interior". :lol:
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Post by flyingpig » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:34 pm

Had my chocolate cake on Saturday. And all the biscuits on Sunday.

Monday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, carrot
Dinner: blackbean chilli and brown rice

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Post by flyingpig » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:47 am

Tuesday
Breakfast: pancakes with peanut butter and banana
Lunch: pancakes with cheese then lemon and sugar, cucumber, carrot and an apple (last three things were not on the pancakes :P)
Dinner: fluffy slightly sweet pancakes (the breakfast ones were thin like crepes). Straight out of the pan, plain.

It was pancake day...

Wednesday

Breakfast : peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber and carrot, a bit of kiwi (it was too hard, I couldn't get my spoon in it)
Dinner: fish and chips

Thursday
Breakfast : peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, red pepper and carrot
Dinner: BLT sandwich and crisps

Super tired the last few days as haven't been sleeping properly (thanks work stress for keeping me awake). Therfore dinners have been bought and involved no washing up. Lazy but green...

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Post by flyingpig » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:26 pm

Friday

Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, red pepper, carrot
Dinner: beans, roast veg and quinoa

Had nine hours sleep, back to making more sensible food choices. I was so close to saying yes to a biscuit at an after school event (reading books to kids, they got a biscuit and hot choc- there were plenty left over to offer the staff), but I resisted. Probably wouldn't have if I hadn't slept again, but life is much easier when you're not exhausted. :lol:

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:27 pm

My kiddos took mugs to school yesterday to read and have hot choc! Read a million minutes, yes? :-)
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Post by flyingpig » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:43 pm

My school event was for world book day, which is not on the same day in the UK as everywhere else. Also not sure if all other countries celebrate it as widely. UK World book day was on Thursday, so we always have the story time /hot choc event the next day (Friday). I'm in charge of literacy at school, so I had to show my face, even though the event was run by the parents' association. It was lovely actually, all the kids so excited for story time. Or maybe just for seeing their friends and wearing pyjamas in school and getting hot chocolate. But I can tell myself they were excited about the books. :D

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Post by flyingpig » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:36 pm

Monday

Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, red pepper, carrot, cucumber and a kiwi
Dinner: pasta with roast veg and chorizo, mozzarella

Boom. Another week starting. Tired already...

I've not lost any weight recently (ie in the last month) which is quite frustrating. My dinners have not been the best but maybe I need to put something in place to sort that out... Suggestions welcome.

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Post by flyingpig » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Tuesday

Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, red pepper, carrot and mango
Dinner: chickpea curry and naan

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Post by liveitup » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:28 am

Your meals sound great by the way. You could try swapping fried stuff for grilled options during the week, and seek out lighter defaults? If you're maintaining and not gaining, that's still good though!
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Post by liveitup » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:31 am

Hm, you really don't have a lot of fried stuff on your menus actually. Maybe try taking just one less spoonful or bite on each meal to reduce the portions? Let me know if you find a good trick and want to share!
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Post by flyingpig » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 pm

Yeah most of my food is stews/curries that have been batch cooked and then frozen in individual portions for quick heating up. And I try to make the portions what the packet recommends or less. I used to have more, so that's an achievement!

I have a feeling that things like this might be the problem:

Wednesday
It started with a biscuit at 4pm and degenerated into crisps, chocolate and biscuits for dinner.


Thursday
Lasted a bit longer till epic fail - had McDonald's for dinner but that was still green. And then I ate a packet of salted caramel chocolate shortbreads.

I can't even explain why that happened. It just seemed like a long time till the weekend...

But at least I got one more green..

Friday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, carrot and pineapple
Dinner: pearl barley risotto

And it's actually the weekend tomorrow. Cos I clearly need it...

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Post by ladybird30 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:03 pm

Even in my bingeing days before I found No S, I was saved from many a junk food breakout by not keeping those sort of foods in the house. If I had to go out and buy them, I often decided it was more trouble than it was worth. Eventually I developed a personal rule - if it was in the house, I could eat as much as I wanted of any particular food. Conversely, if I didn't want to eat something, I didn't keep it in the house. I prefer to remove temptation rather than rely on willpower.

This is relatively easy for me, as I have complete control over my home food environment, and don't have to deal with other peoples desires to have those sorts of foods available.
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Post by flyingpig » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:29 pm

I follow the same principles! There is nothing sweet in my house really (I don't buy it for myself and my housemate is diabetic so she avoids sugar too) and although my housemate has crisps we don't just help ourselves to each other's food.

Unfortunately it is a different story at work. And although I find it easy to say no when people are there, after school when I'm alone in my classroom and I know the biscuits are just next door in the staffroom sometimes I give in :oops:

The other problem is that I go to the shops /takeaway places on the way home from work. I had stopped this habit by never bringing money to work but somehow my debit card ended up in my phone case so I kept using it. It's back in my purse now so hopefully I've nipped that one in the bud.

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Post by automatedeating » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:33 am

Well, you did ask for suggestions, so take this with a grain of salt and filter as desired. Toss if offensive. :lol:

Try reducing the grains. It was the key for me and the weight fell off after that.
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Post by flyingpig » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:12 pm

Ooh, definitely something to consider. I do probably eat too many carbs and realise far too frequently that every meal in a day has been bread based. But I have lots of dinners in the freezer to eat so I'll have to put it on the back burner for now.

Monday

Breakfast: fried egg on toast (one slice, I've slipped back into two slice ways recently even though I had dropped down to one)
Lunch: cheese and cucumber sandwich, red pepper and a kiwi (my lunch is so standard now, I don't even think while I'm making it.. it's extra easy cos I make all my sandwiches at the weekend and then stick them in the freezer)
Dinner: vegetable stir fry with cashews and noodles

Evidence that I can say no to biscuits at work: I'm running an after school grammar booster session. To bribe the kids to come, we give them squash (I don't know what is to Americans, it's like sweetened juice that's really concentrated then you dilute it with water) and a biscuit. The (very sweet) children kept offering me a biscuit. I declined. Then I had them sat on my desk after the session and I ignored them all the way through marking 30 letters of complaint. Even though I was at work for an hour longer than usual. Woop.

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Post by flyingpig » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:35 pm

Tuesday

Breakfast: toast and scrambled egg, a banana
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, carrot, an apple
Dinner: spicy beans and rice

My beans are way too spicy. They're my new broccoli quinoa - I don't really want to eat them but I've got serval portions in the freezer so I've got to. At least I don't gobble them down, I need mouth breaks to let it all cool down. Might need to finish them off with a glass of milk on the side!

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Post by flyingpig » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:55 pm

Wednesday

Breakfast: poached egg on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber and a kiwi
Dinner: pasta with roast veg and chorizo in a tomato sauce, with mozzarella on top

I can feel my resolve weakening by the minute. Better get making a cup of tea, then a tiny bit of work (urgh, assessment week - so easy to plan, so much work to input data afterwards) to distract me. Doesn't help that my TV of choice at the moment is masterchef... I should find something less... foody...

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:07 pm

urgh, assessment week - so easy to plan, so much work to input data afterwards
Ain't that the truth!!!!
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Post by flyingpig » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:47 pm

Thursday

Breakfast: omelette on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, apple
Dinner: Pearl barley risotto and a (horrible) kale and mushroom "sausage"

I threw the other two sausages away, they were disgusting. I never throw food away.

I am possibly in the process of making a big error. I'm baking cookies to bring to work tomorrow. I had a stressful day and my colleagues were lovely dealing with my meltdown so I wanted to thank them. Plus beating cookie mixture was very therapeutic and distracted me from my silly stressing. Just got to resist trying a cookie fresh from the oven, or tomorrow. Any leftovers will still be nice on Saturday!

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Post by flyingpig » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:09 am

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Work has been tough, so I had friends round on Friday to cheer me up. I was going to call it an s-day but I ate way too many cookies so.. And on Monday I made microwave cake after dinner. Luckily yesterday I fell asleep at 7pm, so avoided snacking that way!

I think I'm struggling because I'm not wanting to be too hard on myself. It's tempting to say "you're really stressed, just give up for now and come back to it when you're a bit more chill." But actually, that won't help.

Plus I'm not really that stressed any more because everyone at work has been so lovely and basically done my work for me since last week. Hooray for amazing colleagues!

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Post by flyingpig » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:04 pm

Wednesday

I've tried not logging meals before and it's ended in slight disaster so this may be a terrible idea, but let's try it again.

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Post by automatedeating » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:03 pm

It's tempting to say "you're really stressed, just give up for now and come back to it when you're a bit more chill." But actually, that won't help.
This is thought-provoking. On the one hand, I totally get that -- I almost wonder if it's a cyclical teacher thing we deal with. But even though I agree with your analysis -
But actually, that won't help
whenever I HAVE tried to fight fight fight during those times I still just end up failing. It's almost like I have to just go with it, mark my red days and recognize that those are days that life gets the best of me. Then on the sort-of-not-so-bad days, I can successfully work to keep those green. And then when the days are easy (for a nice long stretch) I am just grateful I have established good habits. A challenge but not the insurmountable challenge I feel I face at certain points in a quarter. Anyhooo, not sure if any of this makes sense. Motivation and willpower are tricky things.
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Post by flyingpig » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:41 am

Automated, it seems like you predicted what was going to happen :

Thursday

Friday

Only five more work days until the holidays. Only two more assessment spreadsheets to do (but it's writing and reading, they take the longest :cry:). One one more set of tests to mark (again, it's a reading one, not as quick as maths...). That's a lot to squeeze into four days of teaching and one training day.

I wonder whether to even fight to stay green for those last few days, but maybe the fact that it's a new month (I mark colours on a paper calendar) might motivate me.

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Post by automatedeating » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:09 pm

I am so in your spot right now. I have chosen not to fight, but to make my normal daily plans, and then if a fail happens, oh well. That is a different approach than to actually planning a WTH day (which I have most definitely done at times) and going out of my way to buy junk and have it around.

It seems like every night I go to bed thinking - tomorrow I'll get back on track - and every morning I wake up and think - mind not ready - mind maxed out with teaching stuff. :roll:

Anyway, you'll get there. We are all in this moderation thing for the long haul. :wink:
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Post by flyingpig » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:44 pm

Monday

Tuesday
Breakfast: peanut butter on toast, a banana
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cheese crackery things, an apple
Dinner: chicken, mashed potato, a roast potato, stuffing, veg and gravy

Monday was all good until 4pm when there were spreadsheets to do and flapjacks in the staff room. Then it descended to chips for dinner followed by a packet of biscuits.

I then had a really dodgy stomach. Possibly related. So that was good motivation to be sensible today. My head is also hurting, but it might just be staring at spreadsheets that caused that. I totally went into teaching for the data input...

In good news, all the data is now done. Only two teaching and one training day until two weeks off!

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Post by Whosonfirst » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:34 pm

flyingpig wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Thursday

Breakfast: omelette on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, apple
Dinner: Pearl barley risotto and a (horrible) kale and mushroom "sausage"

My eyes first read that as Pearl Bailey Risotto!

I threw the other two sausages away, they were disgusting. I never throw food away.

I am possibly in the process of making a big error. I'm baking cookies to bring to work tomorrow. I had a stressful day and my colleagues were lovely dealing with my meltdown so I wanted to thank them. Plus beating cookie mixture was very therapeutic and distracted me from my silly stressing. Just got to resist trying a cookie fresh from the oven, or tomorrow. Any leftovers will still be nice on Saturday!
Didn't know that was even possible.

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Post by flyingpig » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:52 pm

Wednesday

I need it to be the holidays.

All going well until 5pm when I went all shaky after the staff meeting. But sure if it was psychological (data can do strange things to you) or physical but I resolved it with cake. At least I stopped shaking...


Whoson: Pearl Bailey might not taste great in a risotto :lol:
And I may have had a tiny taste of cookie that day :oops: but only to check they were OK to feed to other people. I ate loads the next day anyway so it was still a recipe for disaster

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:03 pm

I’ve said this so many places, but I gave up baking a few years ago. I was just not up to the battle. To this day, I can still get a rush in my body thinking about eating chocolate chip cookie dough batter. I had to accept that I was always fooling myself when I told myself I’d be reasonable. I’m so envious of people who can bake without eating a ton of dough or batter or eat the baked results in moderation. I will say that most of them seem to have witnesses. Someone knows they’re making a batch, so if they all disappear, it’s pretty obvious who ate them. :shock:
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Post by Staff Assistant III » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:35 pm

Agreed! Baking sourdough every Saturday morning is awesome, but definitely contributing to my weight gain.
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Post by flyingpig » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:41 pm

Thursday

Friday


Don't think I've had such a fail of a week the whole time I've been doing no S. Mark it and move on! And be very grateful that it is the holidays now.

Monday

Breakfast: porridge with strawberries and walnuts, a banana
Lunch: a bread roll, cheese, cucumber, rocket, a cherry tomato, a kiwi, grapes
Dinner: chicken and chickpea stew with brown rice

Today I managed to bake bread and only eat one roll 8) I think individual rolls are a bit easier to control myself around than a loaf because it's all our nothing. And I got to spend way too much time plaiting dough to make pretty bread because it's the holidays so why not.

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Post by automatedeating » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:06 am

Yay for you to make it to the holidays! I hope you really have time for some self-care and relaxation and pleasure.
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Post by flyingpig » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:03 pm

Tuesday

Breakfast: porridge with peanut butter and a banana
Lunch: chicken soup and two bread rolls
Dinner: mackerel, mashed potato and salad (rocket, cucumber and carrot)

Thanks automated. I have so much time. It's wonderful. I've stayed in my PJs all day. This morning I got up, had breakfast and then went back to bed for another hour or two. So lazy, so great.

I might go a bit stir crazy if I stay pyjammed all week so I will go outside tomorrow. Maybe. :lol:

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Post by flyingpig » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:00 pm

Wednesday
Breakfast: Weetabix, apple and peanut butter, a banana
Lunch: two cheese rolls, cashew nuts, cucumber, a kiwi and a few grapes
Dinner: jacket potato, sausages, salad

I did have seconds of sausages at dinner but I was at someone's house and I always find it tricky to decide on portions in situations like that. It would have all fit in the plate.

Thursday
Breakfast: beans on toast
Lunch: fish finger sandwich with peas
Dinner: roast veg and beans and quinoa
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Post by flyingpig » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:48 pm

Friday
Breakfast: croissant and a cheese straw
Lunch: ham and egg sub, crisps
Dinner: pasta with spinach and cheese

Almost no fruit or veg today :oops: Quite unusual for me, but I just wanted junk...
Only one sleep till I can eat chocolate all weekend. Been a much more successful week than last week, probably because I have done almost nothing. Still longing for cake. But it's Friday, it's not worth ruining a green week now.

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:55 pm

Almost no fruit or veg today :oops:
We'll count the spinach in the pasta. :wink:
But it's Friday, it's not worth ruining a green week now.
Good for you! I had a similar victory last night. My husband ordered my FAVORITE kind of pizza for the family, and I stuck with my fried chicken and tortilla chips w/guac. Although it might not sound like that big a deal, you should know I really would have wanted that pizza! But I had your same thought that tomorrow is an S Day and I can have leftover pizza if I really want it.
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Post by flyingpig » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:58 am

Hooray for pizza resistance, automated. And why do you think I added the spinach? Having literally no fruit or veg in a day is just not me.

Monday
Breakfast: hot cross buns and a banana
Lunch: Italian sausage casserole and a chunk of bread
Dinner: raclette (cheese on potatoes with bits of topping like pepper, bacon, mushroom) and salad

Raclette is really not a one plate meal but I had four potatoes worth as I'd planned.

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Post by flyingpig » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:09 pm

Tuesday
Breakfast: eggs (a kind of omelette) on bread
Lunch: red pepper and tomato soup, bread, cheese
Snack: a hot cross bun
Dinner: chicken and bean fahijtas

When will I learn not to bake on an n day? In terms of fails though, it could have been worse. And I didn't wth.

Wednesday
Breakfast: hot cross bun, cereal, a banana
Lunch: leek and potato soup, bread, cheese
Dinner: pizza and an apple

I'm still feeling nibbly (pizza just doesn't fill me up properly) but I'll make it. I'm at my parents and the lack of control over what and when I'm eating is getting to me slightly. I also had to sit and watch my grandma, dad and brother eat scones and cake because that's the kind of outing my grandma likes. And then I just watched a cooking show with my brother. So all that combined probably explains why I'd really like to eat all the food still...
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:00 am

Isn't is just too cruel that pizza is calorically massive and appetite totally unsatisfying. :evil:
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Post by ChandaLikePanda » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:28 am

automatedeating wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:00 am
Isn't is just too cruel that pizza is calorically massive and appetite totally unsatisfying. :evil:
If you get a pizza with a lot of veggies on it, it's pretty good. Add a salad and a drink and it's pretty satisfying.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:20 am

pizza with a lot of veggies on it, it's pretty good. Add a salad
Um. That does not sound satisfying to me! I'd want a real pizza after that. :twisted:
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Post by flyingpig » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:49 pm

Haha. I do love a veggie pizza but it's still not going to fill me up properly. Home made pizza is a bit better, but I think my brain links it too much to snacking and ice cream :lol:

Thursday
Breakfast: fried egg sandwich
Lunch: leek and potato soup, garlic bread, normal bread, cheese
Dinner: paella and an apple

Tomorrow is probably going to be an S day...

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Post by flyingpig » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:44 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday


Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


Well, being back at work is a shock to the system. Plus who decided parents' evenings in the first week back was a good idea?!
I'm posting now in the hope that it'll keep me green. I did snack on some fruit at like 5pm, but it wasn't cake. There was cake there so I'm happy to have chosen fruit. Hooray to lovely deputy heads who provide healthy snacks with the unhealthy!

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Post by automatedeating » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:11 am

Isn't it crazy how we (teachers) are understandable exhausted a) at the beginning of break; b) the entire first week back; c) from the halfway point to the end....... yeah. so. teaching is exhausting.
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Post by Octavia » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:29 am

Totally! I’ve never been so tired as when I was teaching. And that was small groups and individuals! Respect and sympathy to you both!

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Post by flyingpig » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:02 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday


Monday

And another week begins.
I actually feel quite chill this week. So far. Last week was so stressful, I can't imagine it going worse this week. Probably shouldn't say that...

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Post by flyingpig » Wed May 08, 2019 6:18 am

Tuesday

Wednesday
(I think... This is why I should record daily!)

Thursday

Friday


Saturday

Sunday


Monday

Tuesday


Well, longer time no see than I realised! I think I was embarrassed about all my reds. I used to find no S so easy- what's happened?!

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Post by automatedeating » Wed May 08, 2019 12:46 pm

I was so green for about a year when I first joined, then there were a couple of years of bumpy times. The novelty has worn off and we don't feel as "caught" about our reds, nor do we feel as overall determined to stick to it. At least that's what happened with me a few times. On the "why did you leave?" thread I said something once about leaving when I get lazy, and coming back when I feel guilty about having no parameters.
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Post by flyingpig » Wed May 08, 2019 6:16 pm

Totally agree, automated!

Add in the fact that work has been horrible this academic year, which has made feel justified in all my epic fails, and it's no wonder it's going downhill...

Wednesday
Breakfast: peanut butter and toast, a banana
Lunch: minestrone soup, bread, carrot, cucumber, little oranges
Dinner: Fish fingers, rice, tomatoes, spinach (little random- had rice to use up but not much else)

This week is going ok so far though. I'm impressed Monday was green. It was a bank holiday and I was planning on having cake at a tea room mid-walk with friends. However, one friend was on some kind of complicated extreme sounding diet, so I thought if she can say no to cake, I can, and hopefully show her that this way of eating is far more sensible and sustainable. Not that I'm doing well sustaining it at the moment!

Onwards and upwards, though!

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Post by oolala53 » Fri May 10, 2019 4:00 am

Hope Thursday went decently well, and Friday will be green! It's such a great feeling to go to bed Friday night having been compliant, even if it took some pain to get there.
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Post by Dandelion » Fri May 10, 2019 9:41 pm

flyingpig wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:44 pm


Well, being back at work is a shock to the system. Plus who decided parents' evenings in the first week back was a good idea?!
I'm posting now in the hope that it'll keep me green. I did snack on some fruit at like 5pm, but it wasn't cake. There was cake there so I'm happy to have chosen fruit. Hooray to lovely deputy heads who provide healthy snacks with the unhealthy!
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Post by flyingpig » Sat May 11, 2019 10:12 am

Thursday

Friday


Just about... There was some slight bending of the rules with crackers pre-dinner on Thursday and pringles at the same point on Friday. I had to tell myself it was OK to stop myself wth-ing after dinner but probably not a habit I want to get into.

Regarding snacks to show appreciation: I wish there was another way! I deliberately didn't sign up for our "Staff angel week" You get given someone and you do nice things for them for a week. It's a great idea but ends up with chocolate appearing all over the place so I think I'll leave it this time!

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Post by flyingpig » Thu May 23, 2019 12:05 am

Oh dear!

Last week was epic fail. I think I had one green day. It might have been Thursday. I've clearly blanked the whole thing from my mind.

This week so far :
Monday
Tuesday

Wednesday

How easy it is to break good habits! How difficult it is to break bad ones!

Monday's problem was cake, Tuesday was pringles. I just don't fight the snacky urges any more and I don't know why! It's so frustrating, I thought I had it down. Don't get overconfident guys!

I can't even blame work, that's been super chill this week. Last week was test week though (I teach year 6, they have exams that all British people will have heard of - the much hated SATs (they're not like the American ones, as far as I know!)), so that might explain that disaster.

Tomorrow I'm at work but there's no children (there's an election and our school is a polling station) so that'll be even more chill. Friday is "normal" but then it's a week of holidays again. Been a very short half term! Hopefully all this relaxing will give me time to get into better habits again...

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Post by flyingpig » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:07 pm

It's been a while. I've flipped between eating all the things and then being a bit too strict (trying not to have carbs at lunch, only vegan stuff), then back to all the food, especially if it's sweet!

So this week I've gone back to my old faves. If it's worked for a year and a bit, why change it?
On a similar note, I should probably go back to recording what I eat.

So here's this week.

Monday
Breakfast: porridge with peanut butter and banana
Lunch: cheese salad sandwich, cucumber, carrot, grapes, little oranges
Dinner: spicy beans and rice, an apple

Tuesday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese salad sandwich, cucumber, carrot, kiwi
Dinner: pasta and lentil sauce, little oranges
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:40 pm

Hi! Glad to see you on the boards! :mrgreen:
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Post by flyingpig » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:02 pm

Glad to be back!

Wednesday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese salad sandwich, cucumber, carrot, pepper, kiwi, orange (teaching my class about their five a day, so got to set a good example)
Dinner: chilli beans and rice, an apple

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Post by liveitup » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:33 am

I love peanut butter banana toast!
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Post by flyingpig » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:43 am

Me too! Hence why I have it for breakfast so often. Though I am currently (Friday morning) eating porridge as I ran out of bread. Sad times.

Thursday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast :D
Lunch: cheese sandwich, carrot, cucumber, red pepper, apple and little oranges
Dinner: roast veg, chickpeas and cous cous

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Post by flyingpig » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:02 pm

Friday
Breakfast: porridge with peanut butter and banana
Snack: cupcake
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, red pepper, carrot, little oranges, another cupcake :oops:
Dinner: crisps, fish fingers, peas, sweetcorn and peanut butter crumble oat cake thing

Well... It would have been yellow if I'd just had one cupcake (a lady at work had put a lot of effort into making hundreds of them to sell for a charity that means a lot to her) but obviously I didn't. I should have just given some money without eating a cake. Or two. And then having cake at dinner..

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Post by flyingpig » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:51 pm

A reasonably controlled weekend (just a scone with cream and jam in the afternoon instead of breakfast on Saturday.... Sunday was a bit more excessive - crisps and cake with dinner and a bag of mini kit kats before that), and now back to green.

Monday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: pizza, carrot sticks, cucumber, red pepper, little oranges
Dinner: cashew and sesame seed veggie stir fry with noodles, mango

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Post by flyingpig » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:14 pm

Tuesday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: pizza, cucumber, carrot, red pepper, little oranges
Snack: chocolate
Dinner: (full wth time) cheese and onion sandwich, tube of pringles, pack of M&Ms... I feel kinda sick...

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Post by flyingpig » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:50 pm

Wednesday

Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: pizza, cucumber, carrot, kiwi
Dinner: falafel, pitta, spinach, mango

Still suffering the digestive ill-effects of yesterday's wildness. Putting me off doing that again... My stomach can't handle that many peanut M&Ms in one go it would seem...

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Post by flyingpig » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:05 pm

Thursday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, carrot, an apple (that was a bad idea - thought I'd got over my apple intolerance but that one caused major itchyness)
Dinner: chickpea curry and rice, mango

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Post by flyingpig » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:35 am

Friday
I went out in the evening, over dinner time, so it all ended up a bit snacky. Not entirely planned, but hard to avoid and I didn't get too carried away even though there were canapés involved, so I'm sticking to an S day.

Monday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: pizza, carrot sticks, an apple
Dinner: roast veg and butterbean stew with cous cous

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:56 pm

flyingpig wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:35 am
Friday
I didn't get too carried away even though there were canapés involved
Victory indeed! :-)
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Post by flyingpig » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:26 pm

Argh, lost track of the days again

Tuesday
All going well, then I got hungry and ate all the cake. I'll blame hormones...

Wednesday
Went out for dinner, had two courses. And snacks before because I had lunch at 11:30 and we weren't meeting for dinner till 8. I normally eat lunch at 1 and dinner at 6 so that was never going to work. Didn't eat anything sweet though. Probably because I'd eaten it all on Tuesday...

Thursday
Breakfast : peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, carrot, cucumber, red pepper and a nectarine
Dinner: fish fingers, jacket potato, peas, sweetcorn and (quite randomly, and a little excessively) a couple of handfuls of cashews

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Post by flyingpig » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:34 pm

Friday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, a carrot, cucumber
Dinner: roast veg and butterbean stew with cous cous, an apple and a nectarine

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Post by flyingpig » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:49 pm

Monday
Breakfast and lunch were all good. I could even have left it as green with my sandwich and a (big) bag of hoola hoops for dinner. But then I ate three flapjacks :oops:
I'd baked them for toddler group at church, left them there on Sunday but sadly the leftovers were returned to me.

Tuesday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, red pepper, carrot, cucumber and a kiwi
Dinner: pasta with lentil sauce, mango and melon
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:03 pm

hoola hoops? That sounds like a breakfast cereal.... ? :-)
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Post by flyingpig » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:30 pm

Oh wait, they're spelt hula hoops. They're potato-based snacks. Like rings. Actually the bag I ate were supermarket own brand "potato loops". Mmmm salty crunchy deliciousness. But not a healthy dinner, especially when you eat a whole sharing bag by yourself.

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Post by liveitup » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:46 am

Well done! I love PB toast w/ banana. Such a satisfying breakfast.
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Post by flyingpig » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:42 pm

Me too! Hence why I have it almost every day. Branched out today though..

Wednesday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana in porridge (see- totally different :P)
Lunch: tuna sandwich, red pepper, cucumber, carrot, an apple
Dinner: chickpea curry and rice, mango and melon

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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:16 pm

Branched out today though..Breakfast: peanut butter and banana in porridge (see- totally different :P)
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Post by flyingpig » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:56 pm

Panic not, normal service resumed:

Thursday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, red pepper, carrot, kiwi, mango
Dinner: chicken and chips.

Might have some fruit when I get home. Virtual plating dontcha know. Otherwise known as why I shouldn't go shopping straight after work, particularly when the shop I was going to involves me driving past a KFC and a McDonald's. Twice. KFC won. Vegetables lost.

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Post by flyingpig » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:30 pm

Friday

Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast (kinda.. It was a bread roll, I slightly toasted it but I was in a rush so as soon as it wasn't frozen, I ate it)
Lunch: tuna sandwich, cucumber, kiwi, apple
Dinner butterbean and roast veg stew with cous cous

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Post by flyingpig » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:25 am

Saturday
Breakfast: strawberry, kiwi, apple, yoghurt, nuts and seeds, a mini pain au chocolat
Lunch: roast veg and haloumi sandwich
Snack: white choc and cookie magnum ice cream
Dinner: cheese and mushroom pasta, sweetcorn, peas, carrots

So I was looking at my weight graph yesterday. It was a bit discouraging at first but actually I've decided it's quite motivating.
Not sure I've ever actually shared my weight before, but it's too complicated to explain without numbers so here goes:
I started no-Sing in January 2018 at 90kg. By April 2018 I was 83kg. At that point weight loss slowed. In early December I briefly hit 80kg (well 80.4), but I weighed 82.5 by January. Somehow in February I hit 80kg again. However, I haven't recorded a weight since then. I've weighed myself a few times recently, it's been around the 83/84kg mark.

So how is that an encouragement?
- clearly it is difficult for me to go below 83kg, so I shouldn't be surprised that weight loss has stalled.
- I have been lower than this, but only briefly. So it's not easy to get and stay at (what in my head is a magical nice round number) 80kg.

Maybe I do need to change something. I'm unwilling to accept 83kg as my ideal weight as its still solidly into overweight bmi. So my first change is going to be to log s-days. I read back through my early posts on this thread, and I used to have quite controlled s-days so I'm hoping this will help.

My other change is going to be to log weight a bit more regularly. Even if (shock horror) it has gone up that seemed to work in January/February. Or it could have been that I logged regularly because I was losing weight... We'll see.

If anyone got through that ramble-well done!
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Post by automatedeating » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:32 pm

I totally got through your "rambly" which I didn't find rambly at all, actually. :-)

I think it's encouraging for five more reasons:

1. You have LOST weight and kept it off since Jan. 2018. At least 7 kg/15 pounds!
2. You have managed to do this despite going through some very difficult times.
3. You have done this without yo-yoing and your body is in a healthier place at this weight.
4. You have managed to do this without spending money on diets or making yourself miserable.
5. You have become part of a community that cares about you and looks forward to hearing about your journey. :-)

This weight loss has sustainable written all over it. That is a victory.
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Post by Candace » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:21 pm

I agree with Auto-- you should be proud and happy of what you've accomplished. Going from 90 kg to 83 kg is fantastic. Bouncing around a little has to be totally expected, especially around the end of the year.

I look forward to hearing more, and think your ideas for logging your S-days and looking at other reasonable changes are good ones.
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Post by flyingpig » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:51 pm

Aww, thanks auto. Those are all excellent points. I think I've gone from thinking "I've been doing this for a year" straight to "it's been two years and nothings changed" when that's not actually true. It's been 18 months in total, this academic year has been horrible (two weeks to go! and you might have noticed from my lack of complaining recently that work is actually much much better now) and I have still lost weight quite recently.

In other encouraging news, my housemate had a friend over and apparently he said he thought I'd lost weight. He probably hasn't really seen me for around two years so it's nice to hear someone see the long term effects.

Also, my housemate might start going to aqua fit, so I might go swimming while she does that as we want to do more stuff "together" (at least we'd probably travel there together, even if we did different things at the pool) and it might make us both go if we don't want to let the other down. That probably won't happen till September though as over the summer we're on holiday at alternating times :P

So..

Sunday
Breakfast: strawberries, kiwi and a slice of banana bread (sugar free, so really like bread not cake - made by aforementioned housemate's friend for her (she is diabetic))
Lunch: haloumi and roast veg sandwich, pringles
Snack: the ends of a fresh loaf of bread
Dinner: pizza, garlic bread, carrots, pepper, cucumber, two small "unicorn" cakes, a chocolate mini roll (all at youth group)
Snack: cheese, more of the fresh bread

Sundays are a work in progress. That was the last youth group for a while as next week we're going to an ice cream cafe for a social and then there's none till September. So won't have my weekly pizza temptation for six weeks. Just all the holiday temptations instead! :lol:

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Post by flyingpig » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:44 pm

Monday
Breakfast: banana bread, mango and a handful of nuts
Lunch: cheese and cucumber sandwich, carrot, kiwi, strawberries
Dinner: chickpea curry and rice

Such a busy day, no time for snacking even if I wanted to. Also, walked to and from work so yay. The traffic coming out of work is terrible at the moment (thanks to roadworks) so the thought of not having to sit in that is a bit motivating - I walked one day last week too and I haven't walked for ages. I do enjoy the walk, it's just getting ready in time in the morning! At least at the moment I don't have to be in early as there are rarely lessons to get ready - we're mostly rehearsing for the end of year show and then getting things finished/sorted etc.

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Post by flyingpig » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:57 pm

Tuesday

Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, carrot and red pepper
Dinner: cheesey mushroom pasta, kiwi and mango

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Post by Candace » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm

Having a workout buddy is the best, if you and your roommate decide to do that. My husband and I work out together four mornings a week. If it weren't for that, I'd have to join a gym.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:03 pm

Workout buddies are the best! I had a walking partner years ago but it's been a long time since I had a consistent walking partner. Well, I guess I should count HappyHerder!! :-)
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Post by flyingpig » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:34 pm

Wednesday

Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, carrot, red pepper and mango
Dinner: tofu and veg stir fry with noodles

Thanks for all the motivation about getting some exercise with my housemate. She went to a swimming/dance in the pool class yesterday and enjoyed it, so it's a definite possibility. Just a matter of matching schedules though; we have very different work hours!

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Post by flyingpig » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:10 pm

Thursday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, red pepper, carrot and mango
Dinner: tofu and veg stir fry with noodles
... And then the cake floodgates opened and five unicorn cakes fell into my mouth. Urgh.

I didn't sleep well and I think I'm thirsty, but obviously the answers to that are an early night and a cup of tea - not cake. Mark it, move on.

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Post by Lemonie » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:21 am

Yes tomorrow is another day.

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Post by flyingpig » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:17 am

Friday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: pizza, cucumber, carrot and mango
Dinner: egg and bacon sandwich, crisps

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Post by Candace » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:39 pm

Go, flyingpig! I love your handle BTW. I'm betting it means you have a sense of humor. How did you come up with it, if you don't mind saying?
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Post by flyingpig » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:11 am

It was about 15 years ago, at school when we had to make email addresses for something. I actually have no idea who thought of it and how, but it's stuck :lol:

Saturday
Breakfast: jam on toast
Snack: peanut butter and banana milkshake, chocolate
Lunch: chickpea curry and rice
Dinner: chickpea and aubergine stew with bulgur wheat followed by strawberries and cream

I do love chickpeas but I wouldn't normally eat them twice in a day - I went to a friend's house for dinner and it just so happened that they'd planned chickpeas too. The dinner chickpeas were very tasty.

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Post by flyingpig » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:36 pm

Sunday
Breakfast: strawberries, raspberries, Greek yoghurt, mixed nuts
Snack: flapjack, two small biscuits
Lunch: hot dog, an apple
Snack: mini rolls (chocolate cake)
Dinner: chilli beans and rice
Snack: fresh bread. Meant to just have the crust but it was a triumph (if I say so myself) so I had an extra slice. Got the rye:wheat flour ratio just perfect. Nom.

Ideally I'd like to have just one snack on s-days but that wasn't going to happen today, especially as my breakfast and lunch were both not particularly filling

I will do the breakfast again because it is delicious.. I have lots of strawberries (I went to a pick your own farm place yesterday) and more yoghurt so I need to figure out how to add some carbs in to it by tomorrow morning. I reckon either oats (if I toast them in a dry frying pan like I do the nuts will they taste less raw?) or just have a slice of toast/bread on the side.
Just in case you're wondering, I want to add carbs because I don't tend to feel full after breakfast if there's no carbs involved. Might just be psychological but I love carbs so I'm not complaining.

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Post by lpearlmom » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:22 am

Yum you’re food looks great! Fresh rye bread? Is that hard to make? So jealous of your strawberry picking experience!
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Post by flyingpig » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:22 am

It's not hard to make with a bread maker :mrgreen: best birthday present I've received for a long time. Although rye doesn't rise much, which is why I've tried making it more and more wheat-y so it's fluffier. I like it very rye-y for lunch, but something lighter is nice for breakfast.

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Post by flyingpig » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:26 pm

Monday
Breakfast: strawberries, raspberries, nuts, a handful of oats and Greek yoghurt
Lunch: cheese sandwich, carrot, cucumber and a kiwi
Dinner: cheesey mushroom pasta, a banana with peanut butter spread on it

The oats just blended into my breakfast so that's a winner for the next few days. And I still got my peanut butter and banana fix :lol:

Tomorrow I have to be at work until 8pm as it's the end of year show. I don't know whether to bring my dinner and eat it in the child-free part of the afternoon /early evening (children will be gone from 3:30-5:45, so could eat at like 5...) or wait till I get home, which might be more like 8:30. Dilemma. Wonder what I did last year...
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Post by flyingpig » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 pm

Tuesday

Breakfast: strawberries, raspberries, nuts, a handful of oats and Greek yoghurt
Lunch: cheese sandwich, cucumber, carrot and an apple
Dinner: chickpea curry and rice

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Post by flyingpig » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:45 pm

Wednesday
Well that was a buffet-triggered, stomach ache-inducing snackfest of a fail...
Mark it, move on

Thursday
Breakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast
Lunch: chilli beans and rice
Dinner: fish finger sandwich, sweetcorn and peas

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Post by Candace » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:44 pm

flyingpig wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Wednesday
Well that was a buffet-triggered, stomach ache-inducing snackfest of a fail...
Mark it, move on
{snip}
Not that I want you to fail, but your sense of humor makes me laugh. Good job bringing it back in the next day!
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:56 pm

I agree Candace! Flyingpig, you make me laugh, and that makes me want to give you a big hug.
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