Hi Wendleg – shame about the weather in the South East but hope the Brighton Air Bnb is good and bad weather would give extra reason for shopping… You may have seen that Amz has posted again today, under a new thread “Lack of willpower”, she knows you are on hols so limited access!
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Oh thanks so much Turkeys. I am finally on the train to Brighton . Had to run..thank goodness for my hip replacement and kilos discard 🤣. Not so sure about my bladder though 🤪
Going to seek out Amz now xx
Popping up to check in…
Today I weighed 169.
My goal for the week is to stick to only bsd- approved foods and be active on these forums daily.
I struggle with self -control, over-indulging, and constant negativity. I’ll do my best to regain my one week at a time mindset and take back all the ground I lost over that past couple months.
Sounds good Amz and we are here if you need us.💞🦜. I had a friend come to lunch today and bless her she said I have brought lunch. Brown breakfast muffins and blueberry muffins🤣🤣🤣🤣. I said oh don’t worry I have sorted lunch! Instead we sat down to a plate of my smoked paprika chicken with avocado smash, and mayo all wrapped up in little gem lettuce leaves. She said “oh yes this is much better!” Win!🤣😝
Hi Amz – because I too have had some slips in last couple of weeks and that shows on the scales (and elsewhere..) I am more or less exactly where you are. So I too need to get back into the week by week mindset. You are not alone, we all have different challenges and can also run up against internal negativity (well, apart from Birdy or Duckie who don’t ever ever seem to! …). You don’t need to give anyone else encouragement or pats on the back, just focus on you and walk alongside!
Six turkeys I slipped at the weekend I had alcohol and biscuits. Don’t know what you mean by negativity though? I always try to be positive but I have had wobbles and times if I didn’t know wether I was going wrong or not, as much as we all try and encourage each other it is more about us as individuals and we do have to put ourselves first too. 💞🦜
Birdy I meant that you always sound so bubbly and positive; pick yourself and dust yourself down and don’t (seem to) dwell on wobbles!
Been AWOL for two weeks on worl related stuff. First week our colleagues from another office visited for a massive planning seesion.
this seemed to involve alot of socialising after hours and I struggled with find BSD friendly food.
Then at the weekend my hubby had booked a meal at a wonderful restuarant. It was a taster menu 8 courses and absolutely fabulous darling.
that was not too unfriendly but I did succumb to the worlds best deconstructed rhubard crumble – divine and I dont have a sweet tooth!
Then last week i went on a residential course. I didnt really think that this would be a problem but how wrong I was!
On another thread someone commented on how carb heavy British food is – at the time I thought that was a little harsh but they were right.
Sandwiches for lunch (we werent allowed out in case the creativity dried up)
Pasta and chips with everything for dinner – I did manage a couple of nights with meat and veg but often stuff was battterd or covered in sauces!
Never mind I thought I can fill up on breakfast.
NO!! they go for healthy eating I was told so it was cereals porridge toast jams – none of that unhealthy bacon and eggs I was told by a supercilious manager.
Even the yoghurt was low fat.
The weird thing was when you are surrounded by all of this I really did not want it.
So I came back despondent to discover I had only put on a pound – I was really pleased with that.
Good news – what fabulous weather over Easter – I was able to go out riding every day and my young horse is coming on a treat.
Big family meal on Sunday then all sat outside in the glorious sunshine and snoozed!
Articfox – 15 years ago I had a mad mare (thats where the name came from) and I found a product called Cool Calm and Collected. This doesnt sedate but makes their brain work better.
It didnt stop her spooking but it did stop her winding herself up until she was a frothy mess and about to take me off into orbit.
Herbal remedies did nothing but this did.
So I am not where I wanted to be but I am going to get there.
I learnt a great trick use the word nevertheless.
So I have had two weeks of awful food, nevertheless I am carrying on and I will lose weight, I will fit into my skinny jeans, the beach ball (aka my stomach) will resume normal proportions.
Birdy, you are absolutely right – this weekend I too slipped and had alcohol after two weeks without. Its the carrying on that matters
Ah I see six turkeys🤣 believe it or not even though I am loud and proud I do suffer in silence, but you are right I don’t dwell for long, especially if it is out of my control. I do find things hard and this WOE can be one of them at times. I am actually craving Jaffa cakes at the moment! They have been mentioned twice on here today and now I want them., I am hoping the craving goes before work tonight as it would be very easy to buy some😢. 💞🦜
So I have got my Breathalyser and it just reads zero? How does it tell you about ketosis?
Thanks for the welcomes folks…and hello everyone else!
Sorry to anyone else who has now been thinking about jaffa cakes. I should have said i was craving mackerel and flaxseeds and maybe the subliminal thought would have been less hazardous.
Caronl thanks for the tips about taking things in chunks…i am trying not to get too hung up on scales and it is reassuring to see the measurements reduce! Not round my bum/thighs yet. Suspect that will be last to go :/
Ok so I am feeling a bit confused? How much is too much fat in a day? I think I may have over done it with double cream today! Too many coffees! My macros are this 10g carbs so far, protein is 22g but fat is 64g. I think it is too high? Thanks Birdy💞🦜
Will be better equipped to offer an opinion if you give us your macros for 1/ 24 hr period, as “so far today” could
mean just about anything, Cutie! Particularly with your switch off to working nights intermittenently.
Sorry Allie My macros for today are 33 protein, 12 carbs and 69 fat. That is me done eating until 3am. But I usually count my food from night shift into my next days food, if that makes sense. Thank you 🦜💞
Hi all, I haven’t been able to post on here recently although I have been reading all the posts. (A bit mixed up with what I’ve read and where lol). Welcome to all the new comers. This is a great forum and really helps to keep the motivation going.
It appears that I’m not the only one who has slipped up this weekend so that’s reassuring. Determined though to get back on track.
And I’m so glad to see you back Amz. Been thinking of you and wondering how you are doing. I remember you had some personal issues to contend with……hope things have sorted themselves out in one way or another. As others have said, we are all here for you and you need never feel alone. And you’re definitely not alone in having slip ups!
Also glad to read you’re on the mend, Patricia. Been following your progress in the threads. You’re doing really well.
Have a great time in UK, Wendy. Eating out can be tricky here, especially pub grub, but I’m sure you’ll cope. And it must be great catching up with your family.
Hi Scottishgal, missed you.
I have been working on the house and some gentle exercises, miss the running a lot.
We have all had a few unregulated carbs this weekend, must be the Easter feasting going on around us.
Getting into the zen of low carb would be great, I’ll put it into words.
I don’t need a snack to feel better, I am looking good and getting stronger. The food that I want is what I have planned to eat.
I am going to say this tonight and tomorrow, and it will become the reality.
Madmare, the worst thing in the world is to find you are reliant on their “healthy options” with nothing good for you to eat!
Right Patricia, I’m going to keep saying that with you……..and hope it works!
I’m a newbie to this forum. I’ve attempted 5:2 in the past and dropped off the wagon due to it making me feel poorly. The upshot was two years ago I was diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic and given Metformin straight away. I rebelled after nine months and came off them preferring to try and sort out my BC numbers myself. I have seven stone to lose (also on Thyroxine) and had a fatty liver from about five years ago – a shame no one explained that this would hold up my attempts to lose weight and also that carbs were a problem. It took a few TV programmes and Dr Mosely to make it more understandable. Playing with food and avoiding carbs showed my BC numbers dropped and fatty liver disappeared but still I struggled.
So, with lots more knowledge, as well as the Fast 800 book and my Fitbit on which to log food input and weight myself I started yesterday. A daft time to start as I have another book out next week and talks and related events, where food will be served, but if I don’t start now I fell I never will.
I look forward to following this thread and getting to know you all. xx
Hello, I went over the 800 calories today, but I am happy I stuck to my goal of bsd friendly food only. No workout today, but it did cross my mind. I hope I can get one in tomorrow. My personal issues… My o/h is still a struggle for me… I’m trying to contend with the disappointment and loneliness I am feeling right now. He definitely wholeheartedly supports the idea of my weight loss, but his comments are neither helpful or encouraging. I resisted the urge of emotional eating today and made sure I kept water near me. I found this lovely dress, so I want to work with the goal in mind of fitting into its slim silhouette.
Welcome bobtails. You sound as if you are already well up the learning curve, and we are all here to cheer you on! And well done for starting right now – in my experience I could always find a good reason to delay – a party, a birthday, Christmas…. I think the ideal time to start is now, given the benefits this way of eating brings. Food at public functions is always a challenge. Is there a way you can request some low carb options beforehand? If not, perhaps you could sneak your own food in to have first – a thin omelette with fillings, or mini crustless quiches, or some almonds?
If you need some inspiration to get you on your way, I heartily recommend Esnecca’s post of last night (you can find her in the search function). Good luck with this way of eating, and with your new book.
I ate a snickers!!! Can I just say though it was bloody disgusting! It tasted nothing like it used to and it is the last one I will EVER eat! It tasted fake and as if I had eaten a mouthful of saccharine!
Ah this thread is very quiet today😢. I know I messed up last night but I have decided not to beat myself up about it. How is everyone else doing today? I am still trying to get my protein down as most days it goes above 60g. I have been trying to work it out to get to a good level for the weight I want to be. I am 104.78 kg now ( I was 114.3) I would like to be 85-86kg. I am sure i will get there.
Wendleg I hope you are having an awesome time in Brighton with your family. Birdy💞🦜
This morning I weighed in at 165.6
I know not everyone likes daily weigh-in but it helps me focus my mind on what I want to achieve.
Hubby wants to eat out at an Indian place today… Any tips on getting through this successfully? I was thinking about getting like chicken korma and asking them to replace the rice with cabbage or another vegetable… Planning on jogging, or at least walking, this afternoon
Amz, I’m very happy to see you back with us! If you don’t mind the observation, I think you did marvelously
well when you were posting each day, and we miss you when you disappear 🙂 Americanized versions of Indian
and Chinese food are loaded with pitfalls in terms of carbs and sugars. The best advice I can give you beyond
seeking out a different type of restaurant, would be to take a look at the menu in advance, plan what you will
order, and don’t deviate from your decisions. Avoid the dahls, chickpea preparations and below ground vegetables,
pappadums, rice, and the like. Northern Indian dishes using chicken are better choices, and often use cream or
yogurt in the sauces. Let us know how your evening goes! Best of luck..
I had a tandoori mixed grill last week with salad. It had chicken lamb and prawns. I had the yoghurt mint sauce with it.
I love Indian food but it’s not easy in a restaurant.
Well done Amz and good luck with your Indian. I am sure you find something scrumpy you can have.
Skipping that sounds Devine 💞🦜
I was down 2 packs of butter since Friday, but also fell off the wagon today. Back in it tomorrow!
Have a good week everyone and welcome and welcome back to newbies and returnees.
Oh your posts on your dream boy pop stars have had me in stitches. Totally got the George Micheal thing, not so sure about David Essex though!! 😂🤣😂🤣
Some Indian restaurants have an English meal section on the menu. Perhaps you can find something BSD friendly in that section. Omelette, or Steak and salad.
On a mission, we had so much in common but I can see a parting of the ways coming if you cannot see the gorgeousness of a young David Essex.
Skipping – suppose I could squint???
Going well so far although finding nuts deliciously calorific. Is it inportant to try to have a few meals or are snacks ok?
Amz – I love a curry too..recommend something tasty and creamy with paneer if it’s on menu.
Frustrated that the myfitnesspal app doesn’t let you record anything under 1000 calories? It says it is unhealthy and won’t track nutrients / macros so am having to put in 2 glasses of wine I didn’t have which is a bit sad 🙁 any other apps people use??
Hi Greenbean. My fitness pal – if you click on settings the darker blue second line down you will sea Goals appear next to home. Click the on the goals and then press edit and you can amend your daily calories there and I think when you complete you won’t get “told off”. The other option is just to fill in your intake for the day but don’t press complete this entry. Doing that won’t give you your graphs but you will have an accurate (or as accurate as it gets) end of day count.
I use carb manager app and find it quite easy. I can set my own limits for cals and carbs and it has a good database of foods but I can also add my own as required.
I’ve been a bit better today except for a couple of jaffa cakes…….I blame whoever mentioned them yesterday! On the positive side though my BG readings are still low and that’s the main thing for me. Just need to discard the 4lb I gained over the weekend and I’ll be happy.
I use the Fitbit App to log my food. I don’t think you need a Fitbit to use the food log part.
I use Calorie King which I think is pretty user friendly.
Hello. I didn’t end up going to the Indian restaurant. I did get a walk in, did five or six minute long jogs during the 80 minutes I was out there. For dinner, I am eating chicken and broccoli with guacamole. Trying my best to get my water in a well. I also was tempted to down a huge bottle of wine today instead of dinner, but I refused the offer. I really want to get back to the confident and dedicated person I was. I’m going to keep working on regaining my positive attitude.
Thanks for the encouragement guys!
I have been doing not too badly at all so far this week. I’ve been sticking pretty well to BSD principles, having yogurt with raspberries and ground flaxseed for breakfast and then a spinach salad with other low carb veggies and a protein for lunch. I haven’t felt like eating very much in the evenings. I am realizing though that it is not just convenience that has caused me to reach for the carb laden options over the past little while. It appears that the effects of trying to cope with my injuries may have left me quite depressed and anxious and I have been using the carbs to cover it up and to cope. I have been really struggling with my mood as the level of carbs has dropped and my anxiety has spiked up so that I have been having trouble sleeping and concentrating at work. I’m hoping that things will level out a bit as my system adjusts to fewer carbs.
Madmare – thanks for the suggestion. I’ve seen a product here called Calm and Collected that is magnesium and herb based. Wondering if it might be similar? I’ve tried straight magnesium but I didn’t really notice any impact. My horse is on seemingly never ending box/small paddock rest for a suspensory ligament injury. He is going absolutely out of his mind, which has also not helped my stress levels. However, he had a better day today and seems to be calming down a bit for the time being. We have a stretch of sunny, warm weather in the forecast so that should make things a bit better all round too.
On a mission, David Essex when he was younger with long thick dark hair was definitely heart throb material.
Thanks everyone for the recommendations for tracking intake, food for thought:)
Today my partner and i will be finishing work early to go to the registry office to register our wedding! Very exciting. She then suggested we go to celebrate for dinner….just been spying the menu and to my delight they have an Asian noodle salad with courgette noodles!! And seaweed, example and other low guilt high enjoyment foods 🙂 just hoping I can resist the cocktails, and have a glass of wine instead. Have a great day everyone
Hi everyone . Just checking in as I travel by train back to the Midlands. Had a wonderful family time in Brighton. My family really is special and we rarely meet up all together so it was great !
I have to read all the posts more carefully but just checking Amz is ok first of all .Glad to see you are posting regularly Amz. We need strategies for you to turn to when you are feeling discouraged and despondent. You can get back to being that positive woman Amz…do not depend on others for acknowledgement of your success ..apart from us of course . We are not here to do anything but support and encourage you . Sounds like you are more focused and in control now. Keep going ! Xx
greenbean that is lovely news and as you say very exciting, congratulations. I also love that you have found some great dishes that coincide with this plan in a restaurant, definitely think these need to go on the positive thoughts feed❤️.
Artic fox sorry that both you and your horse are struggling, it is always hard when we get injured it leaves us feeling, useless, inadequate, and like a caged animal knowing we can’t do the norm to the best of our ability, which then in turn causes more anxiety and frustration. I would say that enjoying something you can escape into would help. Maybe a film or series that you can watch and take your mind off of your situation for a while, or some music if you are not into tv or films (they always work for me, I love a bit of escapism). Or failing that a good book? I have tried herbal remedies for anxiety before and found they do little or nothing at all for me and in fact some supplements have caused me to be unwell so that is why I choose escapism. When I escape into any of the above it also helps with taking mind off of naughty food and carbs. Please don’t be too hard on yourself as we have got you and you have the tools to correct any little blips and we are only human and doing our best in this crazy thing called life. Birdy💞🦜
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding Greenbean ! We attended a beautiful wedding at a registry office yesterday..photos in the gardens afterwards. My family are developing a tradition whereby I get to do the “speech”…no.pressure 😉.
Have a great celebration..the food sounds fab !
164.8 this morning.
I think tomorrow I’m going to try to take my calories down to 800 again and see how it goes.
Wendy, sorry to make you worry so much. I am feeling better and more like that lovely woman you so watched me blossom into so hopefully as I get back on track, your anxiety will lessen. 🧡
I have an event Sunday and I bought a lovely dress is a navy swing dress with bell sleeves and cherry blossoms at the bottom. I hope it looks lovely with the fire orange hair I’m sporting now. To be honest, I’m a bit anxious for Sunday. I’m supposed to prepare Japanese rice balls for the lunch, which are 1/4 cup cooked rice, 1 or 2 shrimp, a half a teaspoon of Avacado, rice wine vinegar, cream cheese, and fish roe, wrapped in a strip of seaweed nori… I’m trying to think of a bsd friendly option to take along. It’s an all day event and there’s no refrigerator, and the food has to last until the lunch break so with travels and the first half of the program that would be like six and half hours. Any ideas for lunch and snacks?
I’ve been lurking around for a while now and earlier this week I decided I was committing to this new way of eating after a trip to the doctors where I found I my weight and blood pressure had skyrocketed! So I’m here to change the way I think about food (no carb binging or excessive snacking- focus on meals), the way I think about my body and get my weight back down into a healthy range. I’m aiming to lose at least 10kgs (and lower my blood pressure) so I can feel healthier in my skin. I’ve gone through some poor health this year and I’m really excited to put it all behind me, including the weight I’ve gained, so here’s to a positive attitude!
I seemed to have lost a kilo in 3 days, however I bought a new scale so I’m not sure. Going to check again next week to see what’s really going on…
Hope you are all doing well!
Hi and welcome naomb so glad you decided to join us. No doubt by now you have realised that we are a friendly bunch at different stages in our journey and we welcome you with open arms. No question is a stupid one!( I should know I ask enough🤣). We never judge but we do encourage, help and hopefully reassure people in here. Non of us are medical experts but there are plenty of knowledgeable people here that have gained this through their own experience. We also know that everyone is different, but also our motivations are the same, wether we are T2, have other health issues and or just want to discard weight and become the healthy humans we have always wanted to be. So push your chair back and dive in😀. There are an abundance of great threads and there will always be someone along to help in any way they can. If there is not a topic covered in the latest threads just put a few key words in the top right search bar and it will probably be here somewhere! If not just start a new topic as we all keep a close eye on the forum and will be around, lurking or otherwise 🤣💞🦜. Birdy
Morning all I am 31 hrs into a fast and feeling great! Wide awake after 9hrs of blissful sleep, but I think that is because I just come off of nights! I drank loads of water yesterday so no ill effects from fasting at all. I am going to break at 36 hrs though. It is a thing I can only do when the OH is away! But that is once a month so at least it will be a regular one! 🤣🤣🤣. I hope everyone is well and Wendleg I hope your Asda shopping and knicker shopping goes well hun. I bet they will be a smaller size 😉😉. Have a great weekend everyone! Love Birdy 🦜💞
Well done Birdy! That’s great. I still struggle with the fasting but like you I’m better when I’m alone. But definitely not while at work!
Very quiet on here today. Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far and those who are on holiday are having a brilliant time.
Thanks scottishgal😉. I think it is quieter at weekends as people get out and about and get all their jobs done that they might not have time to do during the working week. I have just braved the supermarket! My next job is to sort out my whole kitchen and try to get the washing done! How rock and roll am I 🤣🤣. It keeps trying to rain so I think the tumble dryer my get some work today😢💞🦜
I’m working this weekend and it is freezing! I have the heater blowing on my feet as I sit at my laptop.
Since Tuesday, when I started the Fast800, I’ve lost five pounds. I’m thrilled as having an underachieve thyroid, and slightly fatty liver, and type 2 diabetic it has been hard to lose weight. I say slightly fatty liver as it was fine when on Metformin but as I refused to take them anymore and to take control myself things may have changed…
So far I’ve been fine and considering work is stressful right now I’ve enjoyed being in control of what I eat.
Enjoy your weekend!