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SocialMisfit in Leicester is doing 22 things including…

Health: Lose Weight

7 cheers


SocialMisfit has written 3 entries about this goal

Dietician Approved Goodies #1

I thought I would share my dietician approved recipes with the rest of the team. When I was at the height of my immobility I was referred to a lovely dietician who had to discharge me as she admitted that there was little she could do for me in a good way. her advice to me was to watch my portion sizes, not eat too much dried fruit, and exercise as and when I can.

She also stole quite a few of my recipes.

BANANA BREAD (10 portions at least)

Sieve 250g plain wholemeal flour, 2 tsp baking powder and 1tsp mixed spice into a bowl. Rub in 75g sunflower margarine until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in 50 g sugar, 2 tbsp honey, 2 eggs (medium or large)and 2 mashed bananas (approximately 200g)and mix until smooth. Level mixture in a greased and lined 7” cake tin or a 2lb loaf tin and bake at 200 degrees centigrade for 1 hour or until the top is springy. This cake is best left overnight so the top becomes sticky.

An alternative to the sugar and honey is to use rice syrup as this contains maltose and other complex carbohydrates. Rice syrup is a recommended alternative sweetener for diabetics as well as dieters. Or so I was told. I get my rice syrup from a local health food shop.

Social Misift checking in 23-05-05

My long term goal is to be a dress size 18 (last time I was that I was about 12 stone) and after a disheartening weekend on the scales where I actually weigh 8lbs more than I thought I did my interim goal is to get below 17 stone.

My short term goal is to stop snacking.

My current weight (as of Saturday)is eek! 17st 4lbs. if nothing else I should be shamed into losing some by everyone else.

I don't want to be fat and 30

I’ve got 11 months to lose a serious amount of weight. It has taken me 2 years to lose nearly 2 stone so the chances of me losing the next 5 stone in 11 months are pretty dire.

Currently I weigh 16st 10lbs and am a size 22 with a size 20 waist so no clothes fit me properly.

SocialMisfit has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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