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by Marmalady
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling Christmas cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Recycling Christmas cards

M & S are collecting old christmas cards on behalf of the Woodland Trust. They will plant a new tree for every 1000 cards they collect:

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/news ... wQXbTXUPSs
by Marmalady
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Sprouts!
Replies: 21
Views: 8452

Re: Sprouts!

that doyenne of Victorian British cookery, Mrs Beeton, has Brussels Sprouts Salad

consists of cold cooked sprouts, lightly tossed in salad dressing. piled in a dish and garnish ed with beetroot


even tho i like sprouts, this way of serving does not appeal!
by Marmalady
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weight loss group 2012
Replies: 236
Views: 33542

Re: Weight loss group 2012

oh yes, i did expect to put on some weight over christmas -- but am shocked at just how much -- and disappointed that it wiped out half my weight loss from last year :(

I would love to achieve an average loss of 1 lb per week -- will have to try harder this year!
by Marmalady
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weight loss group 2012
Replies: 236
Views: 33542

Re: Weight loss group 2012

I am still somewhat in shock & horrified at just how much weight i have put on over the Christmas period :( It has meant that my net weight loss over 2011, instead of being a disappointing 10 lb is now a very dismal 4 lb!!! As for setting goals for this year -- do i repeat last year's goal of gettin...
by Marmalady
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weight loss group 2012
Replies: 236
Views: 33542

Re: Weight loss group 2012

Big Al 133.3 kg / 293.3 pounds /goal weight 85kg

Mrs Big Al 104.2 Kg / 229.3 pounds / goal weight 68 kg.

Demi 60kg Start weight:134lbs / 60kg goal weight:120lbs / 55kg

Marmalady start weight 11 st 8 lb (162 lb or 73.6 kg) Ideal goal weight under 10st (140 lb or 63.6 kg)
by Marmalady
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 29598

Re: weight loss group

i have just weighed myself

Result is not pretty :(

In the vain hope of an over-night miracle (or at very least last nights huge meal digesting iteself away) I will not declare my weight untill my usual Monday weigh-in

Are we going to have a new thread for our 2012 weight loss goals?
by Marmalady
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Santa
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Santa

The pizza joke should refer to Good King Wenceslas, not St Nic

G K W looked out
on the feast of Stephen
the snow lay round about
deep and crisp and even
by Marmalady
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 29598

Re: weight loss group

="Big Al Boxes of chocolates at Christmas time are really special. They are not nasty sweets but high fibre, low fat, low sugar, high protien, high carb power pills !! :lol: Well chocolate comes from a bean -- so thats one of your 5-a-day And its a well-known fact that christmas is a calorie-free day
by Marmalady
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 29598

Re: weight loss group

You're ok AL -- i did realise that you weren't serious about one last push to get rid of that last couple of pounds before the end of the year :) Although one Christmas crafts / recipe book I've got does have a chapter on how to stick to the diet over Christmas -- involves not buying too many treats...
by Marmalady
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Sprouts!
Replies: 21
Views: 8452

Re: Sprouts!

from a friend on another forum: "The way i do them is shred them very finely, don't use the cabbagey core bit which is on the bottom of the sprout, and then fry them in lots of butter and garlic with some thyme and sage. I also did them chinese style one time with lots of soy sauce, chilli and ginge...
by Marmalady
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 29598

Re: weight loss group

Well done Marmalady, the year hasn't ended yet. come on one last push over the next 2 weeks will see the weight target achieved.... :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: with the best will in the world, i cannot see me losing that final 2 lb over the next couple of weeks! As for the rest of your ideas: I hav...
by Marmalady
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 29598

Re: weight loss group

Ok final weigh- in: 11 st 2 1/2 lb So didn't make my goal for the year of getting under 11 stone But on the plus side I have lost 10 lb over the year My goal for next year will be to get somewhere near 10 st -- hopefully without all the yoyoing i've had this year!! (my total weight loss was actuall ...
by Marmalady
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Home produced soup
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

Re: Home produced soup

Or you could leave out the salt altogether - from the list of ingredients it sounds quite tasty enough without it!

Most people eat far too much salt in their daily diet, so try re-educating your palate and really taste the food!
by Marmalady
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 29598

Re: weight loss group

Yayyyyyyyy!! :) :)

Not only have i shifted last weeks 1 1/2 lb gain, but as much again! -- 3 lb down!

so i might meet my target of being under 11 stone by Christmas after all!
by Marmalady
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 29598

Re: weight loss group

Thanks Al Hopefully i have done better this week (will find out for sure tomorrow morning) But i am a bit despondent about the fact I still havent shifted the weight that i put on over my holiday in August!! At the beginning of August I was only 2lb away from my goal for the year -- now i am still 4...