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No light at the end ov d tunnel

#1
Guys...im really stuck. I have to loose 8 stone in total...n have to lose 50lbs by 26th Aug so I can fit in my bridesmaid dress. (My friend is gettig married abroad). I am on xtra easy but dnt feel it is workin 4 me...I want to try red/green days but just cant get my head around it. I feel like givin up n just acceptin ill never be thinner. I need to do a food shop today but im just baffled with what I should buy...
 
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Nikki<3

Gold Member
#2
dablaksista said:
Guys...im really stuck. I have to loose 8 stone in total...n have to lose 50lbs by 26th Aug so I can fit in my bridesmaid dress. (My friend is gettig married abroad). I am on xtra easy but dnt feel it is workin 4 me...I want to try red/green days but just cant get my head around it. I feel like givin up n just acceptin ill never be thinner. I need to do a food shop today but im just baffled with what I should buy...
You can do this hunny. I know it seems daunting at first and that it feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel but this plan works wonders :)

Red and green days are fab. I have always done red days as I don't get on with carbs. They work in a similar way to EE. You can have 2 x HEXB and 2 x HEXA but say on a red day, it's all the meat that is free food and if you had potato you would have to measure it and have it as a HEXB. On green it's unlimited pasta, potato, rice etc and if you wanted meat you would weigh that a a HEXB.

It can be confusing but you can do this!! I've been stuck for about 8 weeks and think it's time to mix it up a bit!

50lb by august 26th is around 2.5lb a week, slimming world say healthy weight loss is between 1-2 a week but with a couple of good losses you could do it!

X x
 

WelshCake

Silver Member
#3
Can you not go thru any SW mags/books/the fab recipes on this site and work out a weeks menu then buy the things you need for them along with extra veg fruit milk wholemeal bread reduced fat cheese etc, if you get lots of veg in you can make the soup really filling (esp if like me you have 2 bowls) You may do 50lbs by August but they taking it half a stone at a time it seems less daunting x
 
#4
Red and green days are fab. I have always done red days as I don't get on with carbs. They work in a similar way to EE. You can have 2 x HEXB and 2 x HEXA but say on a red day, it's all the meat that is free food and if you had potato you would have to measure it and have it as a HEXB. On green it's unlimited pasta, potato, rice etc and if you wanted meat you would weigh that a a HEXB.

X x
So wid red days what wud yu have for breakfast?
 
#5
On red days you could have cereal and milk using a hexB and hexA, with fruit

bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms with hexB of bread, yogurt

sardines on toast (bread = hexB)

filled omlettes

Have you got the books? Take a good look at them and read diaries on here of people doing red days. The latest SW magazine has Red/Green day menu plans in it.
Don't put too much pressure on yourself to lose the full 50lb by August, just decide that you'll do your best.
 
#6
Hey Dab, I was exactly the same had done EE for ages and got in a bit of a rut but I was a bit scared to try red and green because I didn't fully understand it.
I just did what welshcake advises and went through my books and did a weeks plan... so for example I do mainly red and a typical day would be....
B: boiled egg (or 2), coffee (milk he a)
L: tuna salad, 3 krisp rolls (he b) 3 cheese triangles (he a)
Fruit and yogurt
D: stir fry with loads (and loads) of veggies chicken and noodles (he b)

Hope that helps and if you need any help there are some fab red diaries in the food diary bit x
 
#7
Thanks eternity xx

The pressure is on thou because I dont lose that amount I wont be able to fit into my bridesmaid dress..I wont b able to go to Dom Republic...plus Im looking forward to the break becuz been workin flat out at work, at uni and with my son lol...I want to chill in another country lol

I will look at food diaries for red days. I think im more likely to do red than green days, but if i get bored I can always change up.

And I must say what an amazing weightloss!! Well done!
 
#8
Sorry forgot to add, that breakfast might look a bit light but that's because I'm at work and a bit limited. Weekends would be a big old English breaky with Bacon, eggs, mushrooms etc ... : ) x
 
#10
They're in the cracker aisle in super market. In a biggish bag and they're like melba toast style cracker type things. I love em! You can have 3 for a he b, but u could have bread or ryvitas etc x
 
#11
dablaksista said:
So wid red days what wud yu have for breakfast?
I'd probably have either omelette, weetabix (HEXB) or fruit salad x
 
#12
dont yu get sick of eatin meat?

And im lookin thru food diaries as we speak...i really need to do my weekly shop as i have emptied my cupboards to start again
 
#14
Can sum1 plz check this weekly food diary please?

Hi guys, decided to do a red week next week. I have composed my weekly food diary and I plan to buy these foods this afternoon. Could someone just take a quick look at it to see if there is anything missing before I buy the foods please..

[FONT=&quot]MY RED/FISH WEEK[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Sat[/FONT]
Breakfast – Jamaican bun n Philadelphia (Bad start to the day lol)
Mid-morning – Shreddies (HeB) +Milk (HeA) DISASTER...GOT NO MILK IN D HOUSE, SO HAD MORE BUN :(
Lunch – Jacket Potato (HeB) with tuna
Snack – Kellogg’s Squares Snack Size, cooked chicken pieces
Dinner – fish parcel +lots of veg + salad

[FONT=&quot]Sunday[/FONT]
Breakfast – Prawn Omelette, Shreddies (HeB) + Milk (HeA)
Mid-Morning - Apple and banana, Alpen Light
Lunch – Jacket Potato (HeB) + tuna/seafood/prawn filling (No sauce)
Afternoon – apple + cashew nuts (Snack size)
Dinner –Mushroom, prawn omelette + salad.
Supper - Alpen light

[FONT=&quot]Monday[/FONT]
Breakfast – 2 boiled eggs, Shreddies (HeB) + Milk (HeA)
Mid-morning - apple and banana
Lunch –Tuna Salad.
Afternoon: 2 x Alpen Bar (HeB) (AFTER WEIGH IN)
Dinner: Speedy prawn curry.

[FONT=&quot]Tues[/FONT]
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs + dairylea (HeA) +Toast (HeB)
Mid-morning: Alpen bar
Lunch: Tuna Pasta (HeB) salad
Mid-afternoon: apple and banana
Dinner: Stir Fry + Noodles

[FONT=&quot]Wed[/FONT]
Breakfast: 2 Weetabix (HeB) + milk (HeA) + chopped banana
Mid-morning: Kellogg’s Squares (Snack Size)
Lunch: Speedy Prawn Curry
Mid Afternoon: Grapes and banana + Alpen Bar
Dinner: Veg Tikka Masala + Small portion of rice (Not sure syn value)


[FONT=&quot]Thursday[/FONT]
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs in a Muffin (HeB), Shreddies (HeB) +Milk (HeA)
Mid-morning: Banana + Apple,

Lunch: Egg Salad
Mid Afternoon: Milky Bar Biscuit n raisin choc (Not sure of syn value), Alpen Bar (6 syns)
Dinner: Veg Tikka Masala (Adapted from pg. 26 of 50 free food feasts) (FREEZE ½ FOR NEXT WEEK)


[FONT=&quot]Friday[/FONT]
Breakfast: mushrooms omelette, Shreddies (HeB) + Milk (HeA)
Mid-morning: Alpen Bar crumbled in yogurt
Lunch: salmon + Philadelphia (Red. Fat) + Jacket Potato (HeB)
Afternoon: Alpen Bar + grapes
Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry + lots of veg


[FONT=&quot]Sat[/FONT]
Breakfast: 2 Weetabix (HeB) + Milk (HeA)
Mid-Morning: Beans n Cheese (HeA) on toast (HeB), Apple
Lunch: Fish parcel + veg
Mid Afternoon: Cooked Chix + Small pre prepared salad
[FONT=&quot]Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry + lots of veg
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