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Old 09-29-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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Limey foodblogs

In support of Ibby's plan here's my foodblog. I can't guarantee pictures, but will try to include everything I eat and drink for a week. Friday evening onwards may be reported late as I am hosting a music event at the bunkhouse down the road for the weekend ...
Don't be put off by how this starts ... . In my recent weightloss success story I twigged that portion size is a BIG part of the problem, and in Britain at least, it is typical to pour out a MAHOOSSIVE bowl of cereal in the morning. I'm not that hungry in the morning, but do want to eat breakfast, so I decided that one easy way to consume less was to measure out the regulation bowlful of cereal. The other think I measure out like an obsessive is yoghurt, because I buy a 450 ml tub and like to get 5 portions out of it.
Sat. morning
45g bowl of no-sugar muesli, handful of raisins, semi-skimmed milk
Pint of filter coffee with semi-skimmed milk
(shall we just assume from now on the milk is semi-skimmed always?)
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:50 AM   #2
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Two slices of malt loaf and butter. I don't do marge, I kid myself that I do butter in small amounts instead. In fact, so long as I've not got any bread (or malt loaf!) in the house I probably do only do small amounts of butter ...
ETA: Swiftly followed by a clementine.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:12 AM   #3
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I've never eaten marge in my life.
When I was starving myself for my wedding I used low fat cream cheese for any savoury sandwiches, and avoided anything I would normally top with butter.

I was told I could never lose weight eating butter and cheese, but it's all about controlled portions. I did switch to skimmed milk though, and have never really missed semi or full fat.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:17 AM   #4
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I can't bear skimmed. Tastes like bad water. You're right about the portions though. My plan was never to give anything up, just to control portions and, if necessary, increase the quality!
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:31 AM   #5
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Six crackers and cheese, plus tomatoes. The tomatoes are tiny, about an inch in diameter.

A word about cheese .... I like it a lot, too, and once upon a time this sort of this was a late night snack for me. Now I try to make it a meal, usually lunch, and add some fruit/veg.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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Americano coffee with semi-skimmed milk abt 5.15 pm
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Dinner on the boat - sea bass with dauphinois potatoes drowned* in Cullen Skink broth with frizzled** leeks, and a 16oz 7up.
And a banana when I got home.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:00 AM   #8
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Lovely and crispy they were, too !
Yesterday's consumption was rounded off with half a bottle of red wine and 90g of Cherry bio-yoghurt* (not concurrently).

This morning ...
45g of muesli + handful of raisins with semi-skimmed milk and a pint of filter coffee with s-s milk.



* The only other food item I actually measure.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #9
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That was aroun 9am.
11.30am two slices buttered toast with Marmite and a US pint of coffee (up to now my pints have been UK, i.e. 20 fl. oz).
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #10
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1.30pm or so: five rather nasty herb oatcakes, thin scrape of butter, and cheese. 10 tiny tomatoes. A small dish of prunes in juice (it would have been a LARGE dish but we all know what prunes do to the constitution !)
Some time later: an apple
Then: two squares of Very Nice Chocolate (about 1/2 oz?)
Dinner: beef and chorizo stew, steamed cauliflower&broccolli, tiny bit of mashed potatos. Followed by the last 90g of yoghurt.

It helps to know what kind of eater you are. I'm definitely a grazer (although I love a good, massive FEAST now and again as much as the next person ...), so I kind of plan to have little staging posts through the day, in the form of fruit, or yoghurt, or chocolate ...
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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Yeah, I've settled into a usual pattern of 5 small meals a day. I go so far as to talk about "second breakfast" and "second lunch," because they're really not snacks, everything is the same size, except dinner which is sometimes a little larger than the rest.
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This comment made me take a second look. Sorry but what is that that looks like it has legs?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:20 AM   #14
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Midnight last night: a large mug of Ovaltine Light (it would have been something stronger given the plight of Mr. Limey but I was on call for the local Community First Responders)
8.30am: 45g of muesli + handful of raisins with semi-skimmed milk and a pint of filter coffee with s-s milk.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:03 AM   #15
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An apple at about 11 or so, then


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Lunch at noon. Tinned steamed mackerel, more tiny tomatoes (I've got an awful lot of these, and bought them right at the end of their shelf life. Every day I have to cull one or two with blue whiskers, as well as eat a quantity!), and Fudge's jalapeno crackers (I'm going to have trouble with these, they're deliciously light and horribly more-ish! They were at a discounted price, perhaps becuase they'd been roughly handled and many have turned into crumbs).


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