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Tell us what's in there! Looks delish.

Ok!

* Two sandwiches, because I refuse to be hungry.
Each with two slices of low fat seed loaf, (no marg or butter), one with roast onion marmalade and (very) thin slices of mature cheddar cheese (yes I know cheese is fattening, but its all about moderation etc), the other with sweet chilli sauce, low fat ham and dill cucumbers.

* small bunch organic grapes
* two apricots
* one apple
* one banana
* handful of raisins and sultanas

* one tub of fat-free vanilla yoghurt

(and 1 x ice pack to keep it all cool)

Plus 2 litres of water to drink.

Can you see my halo shining brightly?

I usually find a low fat diet works for me. I don't mind eating healthy, I prefer it anyway, so that part wont be hard. But giving up the wine!!! That I am going to struggle with. But one thing I wont do, is be hungry. I believe you can lose weight without having to go hungry. You just have to eat the right food. Now to find the resolve not to cheat.

Well Done !!!!
Very impressive !
If you do get hungry (sugar in fruit might make you a tiny bit more pekish) try and have some protein, like a slice of turkey or chicken breast.
All my good intentions have gone down the drain : having Nandos for lunch today.......

Nice going....so what was for breakfast?

Breakfast was Woollies Slimmers Choice low fat muesli and fat free milk.

So far so good.

Impressive! keep us updated with your progress.

WOWZA! You need a bloody medal!

All that fruit! Yuck! But hey - good for you, keep it up!

I know you said compromise and moderation and rah rah rah, so how about watering down your wine, say by half and half - that way you could have 1 full glass over two drinks? Just a thought. I know thats what my mom did on her diet and she was okay weight wise because it was dry white, which is what you drink, right?

I decided yesterday to go on a "diet" with you. For me the hardest part is also swapping the wine for water, especially on a Friday night. Oh, and the exercise part at the end of a day!

Have you ever tried a low-carb diet? If the fruit/low-fat route doesn't produce (no pun intended!) the desired results, you might try a low-carb plan. In a month's time, DH and I each lost 20 pounds! The weight literally slipped off...

What surprised me the most, when I learned about carbohydrates, is that they hide in EVERYTHING. Even "healthy" things like fruit and yogurt.

Anyhow, it looks like you are doing fantastic with your resolve today, Tertia. WAY TO GO! Here's hoping your goals for 2008 are (all!) a resounding success.

Wait . . . you *pack* a lunch? Way to show the rest of us up, T.

;-}

I want whatever that bright green goo is.

Wow, so healthy! Good luck with your new plan!

You go, girl. That is definitely the lunch of someone who lives a healthy lifestyle! I lost 30 pounds last year, and I did just what you're doing--everything in moderation. Didn't totally deny myself anything, and stepped up the exercise. It's been a snap to keep the weight off since it was less of a diet and more of a lifestyle change. Good luck!

You go, girl. That is definitely the lunch of someone who lives a healthy lifestyle! I lost 30 pounds last year, and I did just what you're doing--everything in moderation. Didn't totally deny myself anything, and stepped up the exercise. It's been a snap to keep the weight off since it was less of a diet and more of a lifestyle change. Good luck!

You'll be packing my lunch tomorrow, right? RIGHT???

WOW, that IS impressive! There are low fat wines... Drosty Hof (spelling) has a small range. Not bad stuff.

OK so how did that work out for you? Did you stick to it and come home glowing in your perfectness?

Yeah. The wine in your lunchpak. They tend to frown on that at my office.

I'm substituting with vodka - much less calories!

WINE, FOOD and SPA in one place.....alas in France

http://www.spadestinationstravel.com/sources-de-caudalie.html

Since you enjoy wine, I do not believe it is worth cutting it out completely. Just reduce and enjoy.

Wine has no fat just calories laden and empty calories at that. Red has the health benefits.
Light wines are lower in alcohol and sugar. They have either been diluted as such by a distilling process or decreased the sugar by picking the grapes early before they peak. As well as Drostdy Hof range of light wines, I believe Four Cousins has some too. These light wines have been described as having a lacklustre flavour. I hust read an article that they are apparently very popular in the US and UK but in SA not a big seller. Depends on what you drink and what you get out of it. I would prefer less of a good bottle and red rather than white or a blanc de noir. But can imagine in the heat a lovely chilled glass of pinot grigio can go down a treat. I guess you could always dilute it and make a spritzer.

I meant.....'I would prefer less...'as in quantity not quality of a good bottle.

Oh, go on - have some lite wine. Not the whole box, just a glass at a time. I can't find lite wine here, v. tragic ...

did you make the same for the kids? it looks delicious to me. you could keep offering that to the kids for a week.

The hair thing - there are serums on the market - no blowdrying - just put a little in your hand, smooth over your beautiful hair and viola .... frizz is gone in no time - easy peasy .... I do it on my hair and works like a charm - go and look in "Clicks" at the hair products and find a serum for antifrizz, sleeky, shiney hair.

Nice!! That looks so yummy! I'm really lucky to have my Mom pack my lunch for me EVERYDAY!! Only for another 2months and a day, then I'M MARRIED!!! :D

Suppose then I'll have to be the one who packs healthy lunches ;)

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