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    Ok, my goal for this year is to lose 20 - 30kg and get myself fit again. I am quite heavy at the moment although I don't look it. I feel very unhealthy and one of my (many) resolutions is to lose the weight and make myself feel better about what I look like.

    I'm guessing I'm not the only one with this kind of a resolution and I'd love for us all to help one another out, post hints and tips and even just get a pick me up when we're feeling down. Oh, and share healthy recipes too!

    To get the ball rolling, I have started a new healthier eating plan from yesterday, basically my day goes something like this:

    4am Wake up and large glass of water
    5am Yoga workout then take puppy for 30 minute walk - he's only 11 weeks so 30 mins tuckers him right out! Followed by a big glass of water
    6am Breakfast - at the moment 3/4 cup Special K with soy milk, 1 Berocca, and a glass of water.
    Water every hour minimum until 9:30am then Fresh fruit as a snack, today it is some grapes, two strawberries and an apple along with more water.
    Water every hour until 12:30pm then lunch is a green salad with capsicum, tomato, celery and no dressing, steamed chicken cooled and shredded into the salad.
    Water every hour until 3:30pm then some fresh fruit and veggies to snack on. Celery, capsicum, a mandarin and two slices of avocado.
    A run at 5pm followed by yoga again.
    Still more water until 6pm then dinner. Dinner varies night by night, tonight it is chicken and vegetable stir fry with homemade spring rolls (baked).
    Water until 8pm then bed at 9pm.

    What are your routines? What works for you and what doesn't?

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    I lost 20kg in 2008. In 2009 5-6kg crept back on so this year my aim is to lose 8.9kg to get me down to 60kg.
    I've already lost 1.4kg so I've got 7.5kg to go.

    -My exercise of choice is dance and I can't wait to get into walking Troopa mid-late week now that he's had his 3rd lot of vacc. Just waiting for his new harness to arrive in the post

    -I drink alot of water, very easy to do with the heat we've had lately.

    -I treat myself to a small amount of chocolate each day to keep the cravings at bay.

    -Healthy meals and I have fruit and rice crackers for snacks.

    I still really need to work on my portion sizes at dinner. Must remember to use a small plate instead of a dinner plate.

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    Oh I like this thread

    Currently I weight 55kg give or take a kg or 2.

    I am underweight for my age and height and have slowing been putting on weight!
    2 and a half years ago I was a shocking 36 kg and was going to be admitted to hospital. I honestly ate like a horse but was going through a really stressful period in my life.

    I will keep looking into this thread

    If anyone has any suggestions (serious ones lol ) as to how to put on weight (healthily) and keep fit at the same time please post them here

    Cheers in advance guys

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    Wow, that sounds very healthy, AGB. I do have a goal also... to lose my ass We have a big ass gene in the family so I really need to take care of that.
    Having a dog that needs to be walked everyday reinforces my goal (although please do not think that I got a dog solely for the purpose of walking her and losing weight) quite well. I don't have such a gruelling morning routine; you'd be dead by the time you see me getting up at 4am willingly .

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    JTDNTB, have you tried the weight gainer powders that you make into milkshakes? Obviously everything in moderation, but I'm curious as to whether that would work for you or not?

    I need to get down to about 50-55kgs and at the moment I weigh 78kgs.

    Well done Megan! I have a trick with my meal sizes, I only put the food (one layer of) on the plate within the border - my plates have a clearly defined line where the centre of the plate stops and the rim starts if that makes sense.

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    No I haven't tried them as I would like to do it without 'additives' (if that makes sense?) My doctor has advised a high carb diet.

    I do A LOT of walking and exercise because I have 3 dogs that cannot be walked together so each has to be walked for approx 45mins EVERY DAY! lol but as I am a smoker (I know it helps keep me thin lol) Im not particularly fit and when I do put on a little bit of weight it practically drops off straight away.

    Also thought I better add that I don't eat any red meat or seafood including fish - so that cuts out a lot of stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    I don't have such a gruelling morning routine; you'd be dead by the time you see me getting up at 4am willingly .
    LOL I used to think the same... Then I met hubby! He's up at 4am every morning because that's when he has to start getting ready for work in the morning. I make him his lunch and make him breakfast. By the time he leaves in the morning I'm completely awake with no chance of getting back to sleep.

    My family is very voluptuous with larger backsides too. I don't mind the first part, I have to admit, but the backside can disappear - I just haven't worked out how to make it happen yet!

    I do need to add that the diet isn't only for my weight but for a mild skin condition as well, I have to eliminate all dairy food and most wheat products as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    No I haven't tried them as I would like to do it without 'additives' (if that makes sense?) My doctor has advised a high carb diet.

    I do A LOT of walking and exercise because I have 3 dogs that cannot be walked together so each has to be walked for approx 45mins EVERY DAY! lol but as I am a smoker (I know it helps keep me thin lol) Im not particularly fit and when I do put on a little bit of weight it practically drops off straight away.

    Also thought I better add that I don't eat any red meat or seafood including fish - so that cuts out a lot of stuff
    High carb would be the best way to go then. I completely understand not wanting to do it with additives! Weight training can be very good as well.

    I can post some really good high carb, healthy recipes if you like? Bonus is most of them are vegetarian or use chicken (don't know if chicken is taboo or not?).

    Is there any food that you're allergic to?

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    No allergies! And I LOVE chicken lol!

    I would really appreciate it if you could post some recipes .....YAY!

    My OH will be spewing considering I cant cook! lol looks like he will have some new dishes to learn hehehe

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    Well, here's one to get you started - Use low fat cream if you're worried about it being rich! It tastes sublime, it's one of hubby's favourite dishes and it doesn't take much effort at all.

    Chicken and Parmesan Alfredo Pasta
    (Serves Two)

    Ingredients:
    300ml of Thickened or Double Thick Cream
    220g Grated Parmesan Cheese
    3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley
    250g Fettuccine Pasta
    2 Chicken Breasts (Approximately 600g)
    1 tsp Salt
    Pepper to taste
    Grated Parmesan to serve

    1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add a splash of oil to prevent the pasta from sticking, then cook the fettuccine until cooked well.

    2. Cut the chicken into thin strips and brown in a frying pan, once cooked through place to one side.

    3. Place the cream into the same frying pan and bring to the boil. Gradually whisk in the grated parmesan until it has dissolved into the cream. Add the salt, Pepper and chopped parsley and stir until well combined.

    4. Drain the pasta very well and toss in the cream sauce. When the pasta is thoroughly coated, add the chicken and keep tossing until the chicken is coated as well.

    Serve as hot as possible!!

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