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Lets loose some weight together - Page 6 - Carers UK Forum

Lets loose some weight together

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Celeriac - hmm! The recipe looked good and initially tasted OK, but I couldn't finish the fish pie as the flavours just became more and more unpalatable. In the end I was picking out the pieces of cod only! I don't think I'll be making that pie again. On the plus side though, the mushrooms and spinach/feta I had for breakfast were lovely! Bought some kippers today - that's for breakfast tomorrow!
Hi everyone. I could do with losing about a stone.Have reduced amount of exercise since we got rid of dog last year. Recently realised I was buying lots of fresh fruit for partner but stuffing myself with cake and various other sugar laden items. Definitely comfort eating. I have been trying to get some fresh ideas for breakfast as most cereals have added sugar and I am with Henrietta on the porridge front - yuck! Tomorrow I am going to experiment with sweet potato, sprout and beetroot rissoles - if they are a success I will be able to feel very virtuous! The trouble is they require so much more work than a bowl of cornflakes.
It was quite exciting buying my first ever raw beetroot yesterday - and I am nearly 60! Today I tried to make fancy vegetable crisps - they came out as not very fancy veggie chews but I ate them all anyway. Need to be sliced thinner next time.
For breakfast I find I need protein as it seems to keep me fuller longer than cereals or bread, so scrambled or boiled or poached eggs , fish as in salmon or haddock or kippers, or lean bacon, or chicken breast.
Often just eat any of the above cold having cooked an extra portion with supper the night before
Also cooked tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans
Mix and match any of above for variety

Hope this helps
I have been sooo good today. Colleagues opened a box of chocs and I resisted!!!!!
Hi All,
Sorry two confessions, first the second week was bad and I went up 1lb, second, I haven't been reading the thread so am plunging in right in the middle- apologies- I will read it later.
Just been back from a course I signed up to at the local sports centre. I rather stupidly imagined it would be different to what it was and didn't really ask. It was - all the things I don't like about gyms wrapped into one very tiring hour!.
Yesterday I had a fantastic Pilates hour with my private teacher who is a russian ballet dancer- absoulutely superb- 2 others about my age and capability and all given individual attention.
This evening fatso here turns up at the gym nearly 50 with 3 or 4 stone to lose post hysterectomy and knees that don't even like to stand up straight. We had a young male teacher who was talking 90 % to the 2 young girsls in their 20s who looked like they were training for the Olympics . We had three rounds of circuit training with lunges, press ups , squats, planks and the like of which I haven't done for over 20 years. He more or less ignored me and asked all teh others if they were ok, I got the impression he was counting on me dropping out and not having to put up with me next week. At the end he asked if anyone had any questions- no one did except me- I asked him if he could include some easier alternatives next week LOL. I will not be ignored and I will get my moneys worth :twisted:
:D :D :D Henrietta
I am the oldest and fattest in at least 2 of my classes but find I have more flexibility than the youngsters thanks to years of yoga. Keep at it and show them you can do it, but can I suggest another 2-3 sessions of moderate exercise between these hard ones... you dont want to overdo it too soon and injure yourself
Xx MrsA
Hi Mrs A- thanks - yes I was thinking along the same lines, I will try and do something in between in the meanwhile. I agree about the yoga, this rubbish teacher did a stretch where you link hands behind your back and lift up-something I actualy excelled in. I could see him look slightly surprised that I was the best at something- as you say - years of yoga and good flexibility beneath the flab :lol: .
Do you recommend yoga or pilates then. I've been thinking that I should try something. Nearly 67, but they say never to old?!
Pet66 wrote:Do you recommend yoga or pilates then. I've been thinking that I should try something. Nearly 67, but they say never to old?!
Definitely!!!!!
Yoga does take some time to feel and see results so start in a beginner's class. Pilates good too. Could also look at 50+ classes or 'Fitness League' ( used to Womens health and fitness league, remember them?)

Any of them are good physically, mentally and socially. You'll enjoy it
Xx
MrsA
MrsAverage wrote:
Pet66 wrote:Do you recommend yoga or pilates then. I've been thinking that I should try something. Nearly 67, but they say never to old?!
Definitely!!!!!
Yoga does take some time to feel and see results so start in a beginner's class. Pilates good too. Could also look at 50+ classes or 'Fitness League' ( used to Womens health and fitness league, remember them?)

Any of them are good physically, mentally and socially. You'll enjoy it
Xx
MrsA
My sister is the same age as you Pet and she does both ! She's been doing yoga for years and has recently taken up Pilates. Although I'm slimmer than her, she is lot more flexible and has better 'core' strength than me. For either you need a good teacher who works with a small group so that they can give time to each individual.

Because of my heart problems I do a special cardiac gym class twice a week but am on the look out for something else to do inbetween - some sort of dance based exercise group for the over 70's (something like Zumba Gold maybe ?)
Henrietta wrote:Hi All,
the second week was bad and I went up 1lb,
You're bound to have good weeks and bad weeks, so put last week behind you and start over :)
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