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    How sad that a decision to walk back to holiday home instead of getting boat with his wife and friends should end so badly. I suppose it was a typical decision of MM to do the healthier option.
    Hard to take in isnt it.
    But how wonderful to have lived a life where you have helped so many people improve their health. Also,to get people together on this forum and the fasting forum,where friendships have been made,and ideas and advice exchanged,and support offered.
    RIP MM. Its a shame you couldnt stay longer,the world needs people like you. Prayers for your family.

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    Yes, so sad, especially as he almost made it all the way in spite of the heat and not having any water. I’m sat here crying too. As awful as it is I am glad that his family will have closure. So many people go missing and are never found, and I was worried that would be the case here.

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    Thats the really upsetting part isnt it..that he almost made it.
    Good point about closure. Must be terrible to spend years not knowing what happened.

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    .Apparently he always said he wanted to die a short sharp death,so i hope he got his wish,and passed quickly. XX
    Has left an amazing legacy behind. Why do good people die yet baddies are still walking this earth.

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    Yowzer I hope your right and he did not suffer what a sad day for everyone I feel so sad 😞 for his family he was such a great man and did so much for us all I was looking at a photo I had taken in feb with him and Clare at one of his talks his smile was so infectious we are all going to miss him so much just wish he hadn’t walked on his own
    Rest in peace mm🙏xx

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    Hi all
    Just checking in to say hello and send love to you all. Some lovely comments and very heartfelt sentiments on here, all of which I echo 100%.

    Sad times indeed.

    On a more positive note, we still have 3 weeks of this journey left. I confess I’ve wandered off piste the last week or two. And, not surprisingly, the weight is creeping back on. But I really want the next 3 weeks to count. Particularly in light of this week’s developments. Let’s make sure Michael’s legacy lives on through all of us that were inspired and helped by his wisdom and insight. I personally want to get back on track this week not just for me, but hopefully as a bit of a tribute – no matter how small and insignificant – to him.

    Sending love to you all and wishing you a better week X

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    ❤️to you all xx

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    Love to you NOKIE and to all our pals here xx all brought together by MM xx

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    Just popping back on to say that, I agree, DCT, about viewing getting back on track as a tribute. I was thinking this as well.
    It’s been an exhausting weekend trying to look after my horse post-colic. Fortunately he seems to be doing ok and I’ve got him back on solid food, so hoping I can get some more sleep tonight. I haven’t been eating much and my wrists seem slimmer already.
    I have been reading Megan Ramos’ book on intermittent fasting for women, and I think I have figured out a way to get back into fasting. It was making my stomach hurt to go too many hours without food, and now with the biopsy results, I guess that makes sense. Megan Ramos lists among salty water, pickle juice, broth, etc. as ‘cheats’ to get through a fast, also taking a spoonful of chia seed or psyllium fibre in a glass of water. I think that might work. I’ve been doing a bit of reading on gastritis, and increasing fibre is recommended. So although it seems I may not be able to water-only fast, perhaps this will be a good alternative.
    Clare Bailey was saying that Dr. M was an adventurer and he certainly experimented on himself to find what would work to get healthier, and I would like to take that spirit forward. I’ve been struggling for the last few years with various things and it feels like it is time to get serious and see if I can find what works for me to get and stay healthy.

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    Hello all
    Agree completely with what everyone is saying. This comment was left on the Fast 800 page on FB and I thought it summed up perfectly what we are all feeling:
    “I so devastated like so many here. He was the loveliest man and I had such admiration for him, his research and his dedication to helping us all live longer healthier lives. My deepest condolences to his lovely wife Clare and their 4 children. I too feel like I have lost a very dear friend but my sadness is nothing compared to the heartbreak they are going through. I have got all his books out today because I want to reinforce his teachings and way of eating as a way of remembering and honouring him. His legacy lives on with each of us and I give thanks to him for that. Thank you Michael for your warmth, kindness, humour and your total dedication to your profession…”
    So for me tomorrow is a whole new fresh start. Exercise will be a bit compromised as I have a fractured ankle (tripped over a few weeks ago and have been walking around with what I thought was a sprained ankle, but it’s actually fractured and I have to wear a moon boot for 6 weeks), BUT I can make healthier choices with diet.

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    ARCTIC FOX I’m so glad your horse is improving. I had meant to ask, but got overtaken by events. Good luck with the fasting, and I hear what you say about each of us needing to experiment with what works for us in making us healthier. I hope you have a better week at work too : I’m sure we’l all be thinking of you and sending moral support your way x

    SUE I’m sorry to hear about your ankle and hope it heals bu fully very soon. Thanks for sharing that lovely quote. It really resonates. Like you, I am making a fresh start this morning. I’ve put on 2lb so far this journey so would like to see them go this week, then aim to lose another 4lb by the end of the journey. That will take me back to my lowest weight for a while that I touched briefly in January, so I know it’s been do-able very recently, and hope that by going back to basics diet-wise for the next 3 weeks I will be able to get there.

    Good luck everyone X

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    I wonder if there is a way for us to all to send a letter of condolence to his family.

    As many others have said, his work was the stepping stone which opened my eyes to the importance of considering carbs, fat and protein rather than just calories in/out It was the first wide step on the staircase away from feeling like a failure because all the years of yo yo dieting had not worked.

    I have never felt moved to send a letter of condolence to the family of a stranger. But if just feels like his legacy is the number of individuals who have a healthier longer life because of his work, and its important to share that with his family.

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    JGWEN I think that’s a lovely idea. Not sure the best way to go about it, but I guess we could hunt around for the best place to send it (eg Fast800 website? BBC?) then either sort out the wording on here or through email (I have email addresses for some on this thread but not all).
    Any ideas??

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    When I logged on today the second message was from a spammer. I reported it and the tech team have already sent me an email confirming they have deleted it. So I took the opportunity to reply to the email to ask if there was a way we could get a letter of condolence through to his family.

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    Ah I see there is now a thread specifically for messages of condolence which is a wonderful idea. Who knows, perhaps you influenced that JGWEN ❤️

    Also to say that in the UK there is a special commemoration programme on the BBC this Friday at 20:00 BST. I will certainly be watching and know that many of you will be too.

    Hope everyone is doing ok X

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    Thanks DCT,wow they got that programme together fast!
    Maybe we should all watch together? As many of us as can. I’ll be watching and will light a candle for him and his family,what a terrible shock for them,its bad enough for us. When someone is so full of life and well being,you really dont expect bad news. I cant stop thinking about how close he was to help. Maybe that saying about if its your time to go,its your time to go,i dk xxx

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    Hi YOWZER yes I’m the same. Keep just wishing that someone had spotted him or something. But I guess we’ll never know exactly what happened in those final minutes and, even if help had arrived, it still may not have been possible to save him. It’s so sad, I keep remembering what’s happened and almost have to pinch myself to check I’m not imagining it 😢

    Lovely idea to light a candle on Friday. I’ll do that, and raise a glass too. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind on this occasion!

    Lots of love xx

  • posted by ADD6605
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    That’s a lovely idea Yowzer, I will watch the programme and light a candle too.X❤️

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Good idea,DCT,lets all raise a glass to celebrate his lifetime!

  • posted by Nokie
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    That’s a lovely idea i Will light a candle too I still cannot believe he has gone I keep thinking if we all feel like this whatever dies his lovely family feel
    Love to you all xx💕

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    Great idea about watching the program together. I was initially a bit upset that I wouldn’t be able to see it here, but it will play on BBC iPlayer, and if I download a free vpn, it might just work. It will be sandwiched in between a gp appointment to discuss my biopsy results and my next counselling appointment.
    Hope everyone is keeping well.

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    Thanks for the info Dreams. I missed that so will now put it on to record.

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    Hi everyone. Just to say looking forward to your virtual company tonight. It seems the programme is only 30 minutes long but I will relish each one, and will be thinking of you all with fondness.
    Candle and red wine at the ready! X

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    Hello Dct
    And friends
    I sitting here waiting to light my candle 🕯️ also box of tissues !!
    Will think of you all
    Love nokie 😘 xx🕯️

  • posted by ADD6605
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    Hello everyone,
    I have my candle and tissues at the ready too❤️
    Dawn X

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    🙏🕯️💕xx

  • posted by ClarinetCathy
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    Hello everyone
    I too will be watching the Michael Mosely tribute this evening. It’s still very difficult to comprehend the unfortunate turn of events . Tragic beyond words.

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    I’m currently having to update my computer to run the vpn and BBC iPlayer and it is taking sooo long. So I won’t be watching simulanteously, but will watch it from the beginning once I’ve managed the technology.

  • posted by Nokie
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    I am sobbing 😭
    Why oh why did he have to leave us

    💕

  • posted by Dreamscometrue
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    Just finished. What a man! What a waste! I struggle with thinking about his last few hours and minutes, and thinking how preventable it all was. Even at the end he was so tantalisingly near potential help. But then on the other hand there is so much we don’t understand, and perhaps it was his time to go wherever he was and whatever he’d been doing …

    We’ll never know. RIP Michael. Thank you for all you taught us, and also for bringing this group of lovely people together. We started as strangers but have become friends.

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    There was so much to fit in, I wish the programme had been longer but at least it gave us a small reminder of the tremendous work Michael did over the years.DCT I too struggle if I start to think about his last hours, so very sad.
    I intend to restart the Fast800 tomorrow with renewed vigour.
    Sending everyone love, Dawn X

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    What a lovely programme. What a great man and I loved the style of his presenting- so natural and I loved the glint in his eye. He loved what he was doing. You could tell.
    Michael’s sad and untimely death brought back terrible memories of my brothers best friend who died two years ago in July aged 49 whilst going to meet his son from school . He fell crossing a small stream, banged his head and died instantly. It is sobering to think how fragile life really is. It’s a sliding doors moment. If only…
    I am grateful to Michael for his BSD book and for the fast 800 and for this forum. I didn’t ever think I would be pre diabetic and so once again I am following his advice and getting my blood glucose levels down.
    I can’t imagine how his family will be coping without him. He seemed to be such a bright light. RIP Michael.

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    Hello all

    I agree with everything you have all said and although I feel down at the moment I am also going to try harder so that I am not pre diabetic he did amazing work I don’t know how his family will manage without him 💕
    Life is short isn’t it and none of us know what’s round the corner I just want to finish by saying thankyou to you all on this forum we have all helped each other and will continue to do so Thankyou Michael Mosely RIP XX🕯️

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    I was sorry it was only half an hour,but they had to put it together quickly I suppose.
    Enjoyed watching with lit candle and a g and t,and it was lovely knowing so many of us wre watching together! X💜
    ARCTICFOX,hope you managed to watch!

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    Yes, Yowzer, it took me all afternoon to get the technology working, but I was able to watch. Very nice even though it was short. I learned some things about Dr. M that I didn’t know about him.

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    Hi everyone,
    I hope you are all well.I’ve just been watching a MM interview on utube which I haven’t seen before(not sure if one of you have mentioned it)which is from April this year.It was a summary of the various things he has been involved in over the years and over an hour long which was nice.The channel is ‘unstress health’ if anyone would like to see it.I haven’t weighed myself this week, think I will hang on until 1st July when hopefully there will have been some downward movement🤞😀 Dawn ❤️

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    Hi guys,hope all well and enjoyed the Solstice. The evening was so beautiful,big moon and still quite light at turned ten pm
    Have a good weekend! XX
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  • posted by Nokie
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    Hi everyone

    Hope you all ok 👍 just popping in to say have a good weekend and hope everyone feels a little better I still feel very sad but so glad we have our group
    Not doing too well with my weight my own fault I have eaten strawberries 🍓 but yes you guessed cream as well I will never learn !!!!
    Anyway as I say have a good weekend be in touch soon I have my blood test Thursday my yearly check !!!
    Lv nokie x💕🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓

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