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    bubbles21 - hang in there, your overall loss for the challenge is fantastic!

    Marigold - How awesome that your jeans now fit! I have a wedding to go to in October and want to buy myself a really lovely dress (never get to dress up!). I've been thinking about getting something now that will fit at my goal weight to give me some motivation, but I don't want to jinx myself!! I'd be ready to start the new challenge next week. I feel like I just need to keep at it until I get to goal - if I have a break I think I'll probably relax too much and the weight will creep back up.
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    I just wanted to pop in and say that while I signed myself up for this - my immune system didn't. Have had 2 colds in a row so will bow out and accept that my body needs rest and recovery.

    However I just wanted to say I have been reading and all of you are inspiring. Whether you lose heaps of weight or hardly any, becoming more active and eating healthily does make changes to your overall health, even if the scales don't reflect that.

    Good luck!

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    Awesome job on the jeans fitting now marigold. I bet that was a good feeling.

    I'm keen to kick off on the next challenge on Monday otherwise if I have a break ill struggle to get back into it again I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleriv View Post
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    In a few drops of olive oil, i slow heated some chopped spring onions and 2 cloves of garlic, then threw in a bunch of chopped brocoli, chopped zuchini, chopped yellow squash, chopped coriander, a whole bag of baby spinach leaves, 4 cups of water (with a vegetable jelly stock), cooked for 15 mins til soft then blitzed it with stick blender)- it is super green and tastes great. I love soup! Jazz it up with some chopped mint and a dollop of natural yoghurt.

    jb23, this is how I make green soup (but the veges change from week to week, depending on what I have left in the fridge, kale or cauliflower would be good too). Coriander is a winner, and I add stock for a bit of salt. I think there is only about 50 cal per cup (without the yoghurt).[/QUOTE]


    I'm going to make a big batch of this soup tomorrw and freeze in meal size portions for the week

    Thanks littleriv I'll let you know how it goes!

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    Girls, how's it going? I am struggling this week- sore throat and feeling sorry for myself. Green soup helped though lol. It has to be good for us, right? I chuck in the brocoli stumps and all to give it a bit of body. I have just run out so must make some more. I am going to a kitchen display centre today- we may be getting a new kitchen. Our kitchen just turned 40 years old and she deserves a bit of an upgrade

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    Nearing the end of the week - how is everyone going?

    littleriv - I felt really off yesterday too. My ribcage and chest were hurting when I took a deep breath and I was feeling really achy. DH has tonsilitis so I'm hoping to god I don't get it. Feeling better today though. Good luck with the kitchen! We've recently renovated but had to put in a second hand kitchen. It's 1000 times better than what was there, but what I would give for a brand new kitchen!!

    I've been pretty good food-wise this week. Yesterday was my only blergh day where I just ate toast and milk arrowroot biscuits. Feeling good today, so back to smoothies for breaky and green soup for lunch

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    decemberbubba, I hope you can avoid the tonsilitis... Our house is original 1970's and the most we have done so far is a new bathroom vanity. I think I am dreaming if I can get a new kitchen for our tight budget, but we can reuse the fridge etc. We'll see!

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    hey ladies,
    I'm doing ok this week, gone for some walks and food has been ok, nothing overly naughty but dinners havn't been great either. Portion size has been on the bigger size so need to get that back down. After weeks of not having much in the way of starchy carbs (mountain bread and a lil bit of rice at the worst) I have been having a fair bit in the past week. I had been feeling very tired by the end of each day so incorporated it back in to try and find some energy. Unfortunately it has backfired a little as my system really doesn't seem to handle them well at all. So whilst I found a bit more energy the downside doesnt outweigh the upside. So no more carbs for me (except mountain wraps and a lil rice after an active day). Will be interesting to see what the scales say at the end of the week, not expecting a loss though. I went and brought a whole heap of green veg to make green soup yesterday so will hopefully get that done today. I'm looking forward to having nice warm soups for lunch

    Littleriv - I hope your feeling better soon, being run down and sick always makes everything seem so much harder. YAY on a new kitchen or even the possibility of an upgrade. I wish I could get a new one as I hate mine, it's so small and badly designed but that's not going to be in the budget for a long time yet.

    Decemberbubba - eek! I hope you manage to avoid the tonsilitis and are feeling back to normal soon.

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    I have stocked up on the green soup stuff as well I wrote down your recipe littleriv and will make it like you do, using the same ingredients- but I've never cooked with yellow squash in my life and don't even think I've eaten it before! So I had no idea how many to buy for the soup, or even how to cook/prepare them I bought 3. Is that enough? Too many? lol... I need help with how to cook them...
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    Hi Marigold, did you buy the tiny button yellow ones? If so, chop them up and chuck them all in- they are like zuchini in consistency. Before I add all the water/ stock, I try to steam everything off in the pot with only a tiny bit of water and the lid on. Then, add the stock and simmer til everything is soft, then blitz. The soup turns out bright green! Awesome. I have to make some more!

    jb23, I am like you with the carbs at the moment. I am having cruskits and wraps, but can't stomach full on bread, rice and pasta. I try to have heaps of herbs and yoghurt on hand to jazz up my dinners so I don't miss the white refined stuff.

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