Hi everyone ! I hope you are having a happy extended weekend . Today was the first day I got out my linen tablecloth and napkins for an “al fresco’ lunch . It was lovely .Broccoli and brussel sprouts were on my plate . I too find it strange to eliminate healthy veg because of the carb count but I am not quite as strict with the carb monitoring these days. It has become second nature to never eat rice, potatoes, bread , pasta etc but I won’t deprive myself of broccoli . We still have chard in the garden which is a great spinach substitute . Hubby had parsnips and new potatoes with his roast but I don’t feel any urge to eat them . So far so good . I do find it hard to limit fruit though and I mean even the humble apple so I occasonally have a treat of an apple sliced up with a spoonful of almond butter, purée ? ( it’s just ground almonds in a jar like peanut butter ) I keep saying I am trying to limit my nut consumption and there I am buying almond butter .. oh heck !
I haven’t had an Easter egg for years , certainly can’t remember having one in France . It’s easier I suppose because the supermarkets are a 25km drive away and not a daily occurence. I honestly think I get better value from my bar of super dark choc.
I am a very rare weigher nowadays but when I started out I weighed myself once a week . It depends how you respond to fluctuations, as SG has said . I do have the tight trousers as my target !
EC I was mortified when I realised I hadn’t responded to you in one of my recent posts . I am so sorry to hear of your health issues but relieved to hear you have a great medical term and you are clear about options of surgery and chemo . Just do what you have to do and you will be bouncing back in no time . I hope you are enjoying your camping weekend . My boys are spending the weekend on Magnetic Island up in Queensland !
Hi Merry ! Lovely to see you and I am glad veryone is going well in Melbourne now . Love to all the Aussies on the thread ! We can’ t wait to visit your beautiful country but there is still lots of uncertainty as the situation in France is pretty dire . Like SG , we are not too badly impacted as we have space in our rural areas and access to most essential items but travel is severely restricted . Who knows if we will be able to get to the Uk for a July wedding this year ?? If it means hotel quarantine then it won’t happen . We are still waiting to see if the Uk will put France on the red list as far as travel is concerned …ho hum .
I am with you on the TRE and safe, manageable fasting . It’s a very personal thing but as I have said before , just to recognise true hunger is a great tool . Unlike you Lauren I have never gone off my food and to rediscover my on/off switch is vital to me .
About Esnecca. She is something of a legend on the forum and it is well worth reading through her posts if you are looking for inspiration. She had many debilitating health issues which she overcame with low carb eating and she had a very rapid, successful weight loss. Esnecca was evangelical in her weighing and monotoring of carbs and was incredibly focused and determined . She never entertained any form of carb indulgence as her theory was there was nothing magical about sugar and she made amazing ,delicious meals which to her were far superior . Indeed ,her mantra was ‘ Not one step backward ” I would love to know how she is doing . She was always very generous in sharing her advice and experience
However, even if we can’t all be as consistently focused as Esnecca all of the time , we are doing pretty well so be proud !! So much positivity and support . Welcome back Daisybean ! I love your description of feelinfg ‘fluffier’ 😉
However your weekend is going , one of Easter Excess or Economy ….don’t let anything hold you back and remember a new week begins on Tuesday .
Thanks Denise as always for contributing so thoughtfully to the thread . So pleased to hear of your continuing success lowering your insulin . You are in the Esnecca league as far as inspiration goes !
Well done everyone for just being here and for continuing, whatever the challenges and disappointments . If we haven’t heard from you,; please check in .
Enjoy your Easter Monday , especially if you are getting a day off . I will be back to start the new weekly thread tomorrow