Oh Birdy, Birdy, Birdy! I don’t think you could be dishonest if you tried! A post as honest as yours gives license to
others to do the same. In that way, you help people that may not even have joined the community yet, and are
silently lurking. No one is disappointed in you, Cutie! What we are after is progress, not perfection. 🙂 I left a post
earlier today for Avisa on this thread. Californiagirl has an excellent post on how detrimental alcohol is to all of
our endeavors. If you haven’t seen it, take a look! What concerns me though is that your husband was your
drinking buddy…Is he supporting you in making these healthy changes in your life, or will he eventually try to pull
you back in the direction of the pub, and all the liquid bread and liquid sugar that lurks there? Alcohol dependency
is a big problem in the UK, and I’ve read that it affects @30% of the population. The fact that pubs there are so
deeply linked to socializing probably compounds it. We’re here to help in any way we can, Birdy. You may need to
develop strategies for avoiding those places for awhile, though. Men don’t like change, so let us know if that’s
going to be a problem for you, and we will work on a solution. xx
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Oh Birdy, Birdy, Birdy! I don’t think you could be dishonest if you tried! A post as honest as yours gives license to
Thank you, I just felt a little bad. I was a big drinker but not anymore and that is what counts I suppose . I must admit I do like a bit of cheddar. They are also bringing out cheese Easter eggs this year, so my other half can be me one and I can have a little treat munch on it every now and then as cheese lasts a while in the fridge as we know🤣 💞🦜
OMG Birdy, cheese Easter eggs. That is so wrong 😉 I have fond memories of chocolate eggs in my youf (!) but I think now I would find them a bit thin and disappointing.. I would much rather have a square of very satisfying dark choc.
I won’t be in the Uk until after Easter so I might miss out on the cheesy offerings ! Don’t beat yourself up about the booze. You seem to have things well under control and even if you go to the pub ( just down the road if I remember rightly ?) I am sure you will manage admirably as you did with quiz night.
Thanks for the info Sunshine. House sitting is something we have to investigate when I retire as we will then have the freedom to plan longer overseas trips without work constraints. Right now we only ever go away for a Week or so at a time and my neighbour checks on the house and our cats but for longer trips we need to make arrangements. So we would definitely be interested in your scheme when I finally retire ( one more school year to do)
Enjoy your celebratory anniversary evening.I feel a complete beginner. We are coming up to 10 years at the end of May 😉
Wendy I am so determined that I will not go back to my binge drinking. I may have the odd one now and again and it will be counted😉. I am away in the south of France in August as I have already mentioned, I will drink then but I think by then I will only need one or two to feel a little tipsy🤣🤣. Cheep date this bird will be🤣🤣. I don’t know how I will resist french bread at the moment, but again I am sure I won’t be that bothered! It will be the ice creams on the beach🤣🤣. How comes you break up so late? Thank you for you faith in me Wendy 💞🦜
Birdy you are amazing! You are doing great on the WOE, looking well and kicking the drink habit.
Scottishgal, I really appreciate you thinking of me, this ankle is a drag in every sense; but luckily DH is on leave, and has kept me busy planning things we can do to the house.
My very lovely husband made me breakfast today, with a freshly buttered piece of toast, (I ate and enjoyed it!)
Allie knows my weaknesses! It’s bread, toast, ryvita. It’s out there as a problem for me when I start maintaining and don’t have to count the carbs for weight loss.
And you know mine, too, Patricia! 🙂 🙂 🙂 The dastardly wine creep. Stay vigilant my girl, and I will too!
Patricia that is lovely thank you. You have done amazingly even with your bad ankle. Mmmmm toast! When my son has it it makes my mouth water. I love loads of butter on mine and a Marmite. But a second later that craving is gone and I drink water🤣🤣. Not quite the same 🤣
Allie I love love wine. When I was young I thought all red wine tasted like vinegar! My brother trained me how to appreciate it by getting different ones for me to try whenever I vivsted him. So for years I learnt how to love it and now I kinda gotta to hate it🤣🤣🤣. 💞🦜
Today i survived a full sunny day with the kids. I said no to the ice cream and easter treats and thoroughly enjoyed my mug of tea instead.
As its easter weekend hubby, the kids and i plan on a couple of meals out. The Amaxing thing about this WOE is im not freaking out. If i can’t get a nice salad or fish something I’m just going to find what i can eat and deal with it. I know it won’t lead to a binge.
I am having a few gins this weekend. I will probobky only have one a night – and seriously i like gin with water (seriously) or sparking water. If it did lead to the munchies i know i need to stop it entirely. But for me I enjoy a gin, i don’t think i have drank for about a month so I’m not worried. I might not fancy it at the weekend so who knows.
Today i feel very calm. I had a beef salad for lunch and only are a tuna and feta salad for dinner because i wanted something light. This is all very positive x
Much love x
It sounds very positive happyhel. I have had the lamb mince and aubergine tonight and I was able to adapt it so my no veg eating O/H could enjoy all the lovely flavours. He enjoyed it so it has encouraged me to find more meals that I can adapt so I don’t have to cook three different meals! 🤣🤣💞🦜
I have only just seen this. Allie you have no worries about my O/H trying to drag me back. I am the boss in this house and I don’t mean this in a nasty way🤣. It is just the truth. 😉. We do enjoy socialising in the pub but I am really ok,without drinking. I am out there, mad and full of fun and I really don’t need to drink to have a good time🤣. I know you know what this is like because I am sure you are the same🤣. I just loved drink. I must admit though I wasn’t happy with my job and now I can see I was definitely not happy with my weight so it was easy to binge drink. But as of April 1st 2019 I don’t need it anymore because I am happy, thrilled and excited about this WOE and what it is going to do for me and my life🥰🥰. I am going to get others into this too. My brother is in desperate need to lose weight even more so than I am. He is my next target🤣. Thank you for caring and I will speak out if I feel I am crumbling into bad habits, of that you can be sure 🤣🤣🤣. Love ya 💞💞🦜
Hi everyone, I’d like to join this week if I may as I’d really like to get back on track. Nice to see many familiar names here as well as some new ones. It’s been almost a year since I last posted. I was in quite a bad accident last year shortly after my last post. I have been recovering from some pretty significant trauma to my back and pelvis and some sustained effects from a head injury. Impulse control with regard to food has been pretty difficult. On top of that, I’ve been feeling quite sorry for myself as none of the people whom I thought were friends who live in close proximity seemed to want to know me after the accident, never mind offer any assistance. I’ve had a few good cheerleaders among friends who live quite far away and my sister who lives 2 hours away picked me up from the hospital and stayed with me for the first 24 hours, but other than that I’ve been on my own. It has been quite difficult to cope with as I was very unsteady for quite a while and was feeling very vulnerable and scared.
Grocery shopping has been a nightmare as there are so many things in the supermarket that set off my symptoms. I was resorting for quite a while to just going in and grabbing quick things like ready meals so I wouldn’t have to think too much and could just throw it in the microwave. Needless to say this has not been great for my health and my weight has crept upwards again. I’m not feeling very mentally ready to get back on the calorie restriction yet, but I need to do something and feel like I need the accountability. So for this week I plan to stick to BSD principles and to start tracking what I’m eating again.
Feels good to be back! This was such a supportive group when I was posting before and from the little bit I’ve read just now, that seems to not have changed.
Welcome back arcticfox- sounds like a tough time. I feel very isolated from family and friends and I worry that if something happens to me, no one will know and my cat will get hungry and eat me. I hope you’re improving and good for you for making steps in the right direction.
I have a question, people, do you count cups of tea toward your water intake or do they not count because of being a diuretic?
Physically my body feels much better after just three days back on track and mentally I know
I feel better but then in that very same thought, I want to eat something bad. Such a mental game and I feel like I go back and forth all day with “yes I can do this, no cravings, I’m good “ and “I wanna have something bad, I’ll start again tomorrow etc”. Does anyone else do this???
Welcome back Arctic Fox – I remember you from last year. It sounds as if you have had a rotten time. So cyber hug from here and best wishes for a restart. There is nothing better for long term morale in my book than eating healthily and discarding unwanted weight!
Hi Arcticfox, it sounds like you’ve had an awful time! Here’s to a new start xxx
Happyhel I love gin but haven’t had any since I started, I intend to try it with soda water eventually as I have an entire 1950s drinks cabinet full….staring at me 😕
Its a beautiful day here in sunny Cumbria so I’m off for a long stroll on the beach with the dog 😎 xxxx
Alliecat, thank you for the link to the Wino thread. Enjoyed reading it and Californiagirl sounds like my kinda lady! I hope she is well, if she is no longer posting here. Thank you everyone actually, I am only sad that I am the grand old age of 45 (and becoming plus-size for the first time in my life) before finally learning helpful things about myself 🙁
Happy that you found Julia’s (californiagirl) post informative too,, Avisa. I always reread it on the verge of a holiday or a
special occasion, when my powers of rationalization tend to be working overtime..It truly sobers me up! 🙂 Julia
is definitely well and still around! She’s in the throws of a big move from California to Bath, so is wildly busy at
the moment, but she will DEFINITELY be back. Her posts are always “must reads” for me. I hope you are settling
in with this lifestyle! Best,
Wendy, you can also be a house sitter and combine the two. You find somewhere you want to go and offer to sit for however long they want, then you arrange to have someone come and sit for you. Makes it a bit more to organise but it really is quite simple.
Birdy76 sorry I spelt your name wrong, in the middle of my post I scrolled up to check spelling and I must have been at the bottom of a page so I couldn’t see your previous post. Dont worry about not being perfect, we all do our best and that is all we can do.
Still got loads to do to get ready for trip but packing is all done now except for those last minute things, oh, and I have to prepare the meal for tomorrow night’s dinner. See you all in mid May when I will need a kick start to get me going again.
No problem, I never even noticed 🤣🤣💞🦜
I have just read Julia’s Post and wow! Just Wow! I have never thought deeply about what drinking alcohol does to our whole bodies!😱. To be honest I have been so focused on succeeding on the eating and water drinking side I haven’t missed the booze! Don’t get me wrong it is there in the back of my mind but not to point it is rearing it’s ugly Head and saying “drink me now!” But it is there. Capable though. I have proved that with two trips to the pub and only a single gin drink the second time. I am now more determined than ever to stay away from it for a while! Soda water and sparkling water with loads of ice and fresh lime all the way for now!! I don’t want to be out of flubber burning anytime soon!😀. Come on ladies we can do this! Birdy doing a quick epiphany and happy dance here on the street in Hampshire in the sun🕺💃🏻🤣🤣🤣💕🦜
I’m doing the sofa dance with you birdy76!
Wine has been an interesting taste for me, matched with good olive oil and meat, cheese and desserts. An odd glass of red with dinner seems to be within my limit so I can re-enter ketosis in a few hours. We all can choose, the breathalyser is very useful for making the choice a meaningful one. How long before you want to reduce fat? Is this glass worth it?
My liver was slightly affected for a while, but between dropping alcohol entirely for 6 months, and dropping carbs since February it’s fine now.
I am truly impressed by your story. Many people who drink socially as you did would find going cold turkey very hard. You gave up bread and pasta as well, so rather than this being harder perhaps having lower than 20g carb protects you from the siren call of drink.
Wow, the thread is buzzing again !
Thanks for the very useful info on house sitting Sunshine. I will definitely be following up on that and your experience will be very useful.
Birdy : school holiday dates in France depend on the ‘zone’ you are in. There are 3 zones and each one has different holiday dates so I break up on the 19th April and go back on the 6th May.
Welcome articfox. So sorry to hear of your accident and the aftermath which sounds very challenging.I am shocked that your friends have not stepped up to the plate when you are so vulnerable. Being alone is tough . Stay strong .
We will be here to support you as you tackle your health issues and get back on track.
Have you considered having your grocery order delivered to avoid having to face the supermarkets ? That way you can take the time to plan your meals and avoid impulse buys.
All the very best to you and stay with us. You are not on your own xx
Patricia you go girl. After my dance I noticed a posh charity shop and whilst waiting for my Mother-in -law I decided to have a browse and I found myself a lovely pre loved Boden top! It actually looks like it has never been worn!😄. It is cream with light blue strips like crew tops with a little button detail on the left shoulder. I love it and at £12 a bargain as I think Boden is usually quite expensive.🤣🤣❤️
Ah I see Wendy. Something to look faward to and a lot of places will be quieter as the children would have gone back.
I have decided that I am not going to drink until May if I can help it. I might not even drink then. 🤣🤣. Happy days. 💞🦜
Hello lovely ladies!
I ‘ve been silently following the forum for 15 days now. All the info here is invaluable and even though I didnt actively participate, everything you share here has been a great inspiration for my new WoE.
My first week on 800 fasting (1-8 April) has been was a disaster as I caught the flu and deviated from the program too much and of course didn’t loose anything.
So Officially I restarted on the 10th of April. This past week (10- 17 April) was miraculous! 3kg down, 100% on plan, carbs between 15-25g, and I even managed a 24 hour fast on the last day of the week. It was so easy to do I will probably stick to it – 24h fasting every Tuesday.
Welcome Greek goddess and well done on your fantastic results. This really is a great WOE and everyone on the forum is brilliant. They are all so supportive and knowledgeable and full of encouragement. Checking in here every day keeps me motivated.
Also, welcome back to artic fox but so sad to read what happened to you. The accident was bad enough but your friends reaction over and above was shocking. Unfortunately, it usually takes a bad experience in life to discover who really are your true friends.
I love your enthusiasm birdy . I can take or leave the wine so it’s not a problem for me but I appreciate how difficult it must be for you. Sounds like you are doing really well so far. My addiction is chocolate but I’m working on that…….and being off work is definitely helping!
Welcome GIGI and well done on your start even with being ill on your first week. We are here for anything you may need and we are very friendly non judgemental group. We all have wobbles but we all here to help one another to navigate this WOE. I have been on this BSD for nearly 3 weeks now and I have lost a stone and a half and quite few inches off of different parts of my body. I personally love the control I finally have with my eating on here and I love love this group. No question is a stupid question as I am sure that one of of us at some point have asked it, thought it so please be assured you are not alone and you now have a community you can realy on. birdy💞🦜
Thank you Scottishgal I did love alcohol and I loved my drinking at the weekends, but I am now ok with it and I am not worried about going out with my O/H and drinking too much. My skin and swollen feeling has gone from the not drinking and I don’t want hangovers anymore. I have had some horrible ones! The worst being a pain in the top of my head so severe that it woke me and I was in tears as I didn’t know where to put myself or how to get rid of it. It caused a bit of a panic in my O/H as I woke him up from downstairs with my wailing🤣. I had a panic attack with it i think as I couldn’t control my breathing! Anyway that is the past.😄. I know if I want a drink I can have one, but I also know it will effect my flab burning so I will ask myself if it is really worth the trouble!?!? Me thinks not🤣. We go to the Army Navy rugby match at twickenham every year and it is a liquid bread fest! We drink from around 10.30 am until 4pm non stop! It is a big celebration for my other half as he gets to reunite with his army buddies. This year I said I may have a couple as being around a load of drunks is going to get pretty boring fast!🤣🤣. I don’t need to have a drink to silly and make people laugh so I don’t even think I will have a couple🤣🤣 it won’t be larger even if I do have one or two. Larger is never passing my lips again I hope.🤣 oh look I am waffling again🤣. You are doing an amazing job Scottishgal and I think you will be fine this weekend! Just think if you go without chocolate on your trip you could have some real foodie treats instead.(obv’s not carbs though🤣). Have a fantastic time hun.💞🦜
Guys I have a question I don’t suffer with cold sores but I have a little blister that has come up on my lip!😢. When speaking to MIL yesterday she asked if I have been eating nuts and of course I have had small amounts since starting this WOE, she said it is something in the nuts that causes them. Have any of you had this at all?
I am also bloated today but I now know it is the upside down hours of the nights, so I am not bothered. Still no GERD pain in my left side so I know I am doing ok. I also ordered some Keto stix, I know a lot of you don’t like them but I can’t afford £175 for the Breathilizer. I am sure I am in Ketosis as I have a dry mouth and metallic taste but I want to see it. I am going to go for a 48hr fast starting when I come off of nights tomorrow until Sunday. I am cooking the roast chicken out of the book for Easter Sunday, with lovely roast potatoes for my O/H and leafy greens for me😋. Can’t wait. Hope all of you are enjoying the sun today. Love and hugs 💞🦜
Oops forgot one more question, I have read the fat fasting still not sure of it though! So the way see it is tonight I eat good fat foods before going into my fast? I am thinking bacon, egg, sausage and avocado before work then more avocado and my my mini frittatas on my breaks at work. Is this right.??💞🦜
Actually I might have steak as not processed and I can have it rare🤣
Birdy76, a small fatty steak sounds good, have it with fried mushrooms and spinach if you fancy them. If you don’t want to finish it, that is where the fast begins. Having a high fat sendoff seems to propel you into a fast.
I started at 6pm and following morning had beef broth, and a few seeds for protein.
I had 2 Knorr Beef stockpots over the day, so I wasn’t hungry and knew I would soon have a nice cup of broth.
It’s the first fast is the hardest for your family to observe. Now DH has seen I didn’t have a problem, he won’t be getting stressed about the next one.
Oh birdy76, I forgot about the keto stix. I use the same breathalyser as JGwen recommended. It’s £6 from eBay and seems to work ok. You only need fresh batteries, and look at JGwen thread giving advice on using it.
LCD Police Digital Breath Alcohol Analyzer Tester Breathalyzer Audiable UK
Put this in the eBay search engine and you will get a choice of sellers.
Hi Patricia and thank you, so have my steak before I go to work and then start my fast? Sorry my brain never works well when I am on nights. Do you use a whole stock pot with just hot water, making up the amount it says on the packet then warming it up as when needed? I take it that is the little pots of gooey stock? Also with the breatherliser how does it show? Does it say Keto on it? Thanks again hun 💞🦜
1. Fat fast: eat before work, then you are occupied for at least 8 hours which makes it easier. How long do you want to fast for?
2. The stock pots are the gel ones. I like dissolving it in a cup of boiling water and sipping it.
3. The breathalyser – it’s easier to understand once you get it I’ll tell you the settings to use.
Thinking of the upcoming weekend jollities , I thought I would post this on the thread ………
My visual carb and calorie counter ( I’m a simple soul and I like pictures 😉 gives these readings
Easter Egg : 80g small , 415 cals, 45g carbs
Easter Egg :100g medium , 519 cals, 56g carbs
Easter Egg :200g large, 1038 cals ,112g carbs
One small chocolate bunny : 50g , 275 cals, 28g carbs
50g mini eggs, 248 cals, 35g carbs
CARB ALERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sugar bombs folks xxx
Birdy76, thanks for introducing me to Joules. I bought a size 14 jacket which is so much slimmer than my current size 18 puffa jacket. I love it.
Scottishgal, I found a link in diet doctor site on longer fasts when on medication. Dr Fung is great, but usually he just encourages people to fast without any caveats; in the article he says that he monitors his patients who are on meds carefully. He gives general advice on choosing the fast length to allow you take medication with a meal, eg Metformin, and strongly urges people not to ignore nausea, that is a signal that you need to eat.
I am not on medication so my fasting experience will be different from yours. The article helped me understand why.
Thank you Patricia and am so pleased for you that you have got your boot off and everything is healing well. Your welcome on joules I love and I love Crew clothing as well. Size 14 is amazing, I am still an 18 but I am getting there.
I was going to fast until Sunday morning but my other half wants to bbq Saturday night so I am going to fast until then. Lucky I am in a supermarket as I can get some stock🤣. I have already done a 33hr fast and that was easy because I was home alone. We shall see how this one goes with the O/H off from work due to the bank holidays🤣. Is your Breathilizer black and silver with a blue screen?
Thanks for all you help today 💞🦜
Wendy loving your breakdown on Easter eggs! I will leave the eating of those to my son and O/H. Although they will only be getting one each🤣🤣. I am getting some nice strong cheddar😉💞🦜
Birdy76, yes you have the right one.
It’s weird, I still feel I’m size 18, especially as my knickers are huge. But I can wear a 14 jacket!
And soon so will you.
Omg! Don’t even get me started about knickers!🤣🤣. I bought big apple catchers as my old bikini briefs used to end up under my bottom with all the walking and bending I do at work,! I started with a 20 and then when down to an 18 and they were great, BUT now they come all the way up to my boobs!!!😱🤣🤣🤣🤣. So I am going to treat myself to next size down now💞🦜
I’m with you there Birdy ! My bloomers are legendary ( I nearly had them around my knees in the classroom !!!) but my long awaited trip to M and S is inching (!) closer .My granny knickers also double up as chest warmers 😉 and it’ s time to down size.I won’t be sourcing thongs or bikini briefs though…..comfort comes first every time !!
One more day to go before I break up !!
Ah, yes, ladies! I think thongs are unsanitary! Yuck! I’m probably showing my age, though…Wendy is fearless,
and puts her bloomers out on the clothesline! Any birds taken up residence there, Cutie!?! My dainties live in
the clothes dryer!
I think if one scrolls back on Wendleg’s posts, for “knees” read “ankles”, but she distracted the class with a fiendish grammar question to retrieve.
OMG Allie ….how I managed to avoid inflicting major trauma on my 11 year olds !!!!!!!!!! It still haunts me 😉
Birdy I love the image of ‘apple catchers’ I don’ t know that expression but I have been out of the Uk for a while !
I have 4 Gudrun dresses on eBay ! I am a hopeless case though as I found a very bright pre loved Boden raincoat to buy !!!
I am very weary and must turn in now.O/H sneakily tried to get away with leaving off his sleep apnea mask last night after nipping to the loo and his snoring woke me …grrr !
I will be brighter tomorrow ! I have a hairdressers appointment in the afternoon 😉 xx
I stood on the scales and put my full weight on it for the first time since 8th April. I have only discarded 0.3kg since the day I broke my ankle. Before then, I was running and this seems to speed up the rate of weight loss.
So, between 30.3.19 and 18.4.19 I have only discarded 1kg. I have reduced my waist by 5cm though. That is comforting me now.
After keeping to the keto 800 diet and 40 hours fasting, this is a shock. When running I discarded 3kg in a month on fast800, but I see it’s going to be hard to do that while I regain fitness.
Hi sixturkeys 😉 I obviously traumatised you with my bloomer bloop 😉 Right, enough of this frivolity, I need sleep ! xx
Nighty night, Wendy! Sweet dreams 🙂
I’ve been dying to read responses all day but I’ve been very strict with studying and now that stupid mid-term (which I’m pretty sure was a disaster) is over, I can reward myself by reading what everyone has been up to! I was so bummed out about the exam and my immediate first reaction was to soothe myself by stuffing myself. But, I just had a piece of raw cauliflower instead.
Welcome GiGi – sorry about your first week but looks like you got on board the following week. I’m on a restart after blowing it big time.
I know I said I wasn’t going to weigh until Sunday but I accidentally weighed myself today. I’m up 7lbs from where I had got to after the first couple of weeks – I fell off the WOE wagon spectacularly! But, I’m actually not worrying about it, I’m sure it was worse at the beginning of the week and I’m back on track now. Weighing in every day actually helps me, otherwise I tend to go off track.
Sorry, ladies, I’m a thong girl – I don’t even notice them and find them perfectly comfortable!
So, I have a challenge coming up and I’m looking for tips. I’ve been invited to a friends place for Easter Sunday and I really want to go as I don’t have much of a social life at the moment and I know it’s not healthy. There will be a lot of food and alcohol (although I’m not worried about that, not my deal) and I’m wondering how to stop from over-eating. She’s planning on having nibbles and then chili and cornbread, I’m bringing a salad so can control what goes into that. Obviously I’ll avoid the cornbread and will be hard to count what’s in the chili so maybe just a small taste and tons of salad but how do I stop myself from picking! I read an article a while ago based on the fact that if there is free food or it’s a holiday, we find it much easier to give ourselves a pass but I don’t want to ruin my restart. I already feel my resolve slipping when I think about Sunday so help!!
Morning all hope we are all well on this most glorious sunny, hot day? Ok so I need to start this with note to self, don’t try to fast in such a physical Job! I don’t know wether it is because I am not yet used to fasting or whether it is just the amount of running about and the lifting of very heavy food products that caused me to become lightheaded and then ache from head to toe😢. Bloody Snickers! Snickers bars were callling me which caused my brain to start this monologue!! “Go on one snickers is not going to hurt!”, “Oh my god if I eat that snickers that will be all my hard work out of the window!😢”. “Nah not just one!😈😈Surely it can’t effect it that much!?!?” Ladies this went on throughout the 9hr shift! I even went down to the front of the store where all the single chocolate bars are! I was so weak! I looked for dark chocolate but non there! I grabbed a bottle of water and thought I will grab some nuts! They were salted mixed nuts and it was only a 100g pot and I shared them with colleagues, but that was the end of my fast, gone! And out of the window. I then tried your stock idea Patricia and I like it, thank you. I had also left one of my mini frittatas in a fridge from yeapsterday so ate that too. That was at 3.30am and I haven’t eaten since so started the fast again then and will continue until tomorrow afternoon. Oh if I have confused anyone I didn’t purchase or eat a snickers, no snickers, nor any other chocolate bars were harmed in this production.🤣🤣💞🦜
Oh birdy, you did well choosing nuts, chocolate would have stopped the fat burning. You are fasting, we are all fasting every day on a VLCD like fast800. You were feeling light-headed so you needed something to eat. Did you read the article on long-term fasting by Dr Fung that I linked?
I have been walking without the boot today and so far so good.
Patricia I did and for that I am very happy. I have never had that amount of willpower in my life!🤣. No I haven’t read the article but I am going to now. I think I am going to forgo my 24hr fast for now as my OH is off and it is a challenge to watch him eat and decide what to cook him without wanting something myself. Don’t worry I have safe options in my fridge I am prepared🤣. Thanks Patricia 💞🦜
Kirsten your honour 😉
I would suggest coming clean and just informing your friends you are changing your eating patterns for health reasons. It’s noone else’s business really but if you feel you may be under pressure then saying you are avoiding carbs, gluten whatever will hopefully stop friends ‘feeding ‘ you. If it’s your own reactions you fear then I think you would be in danger of ‘picking’ if you turned up really hungry so you could consider having something to eat before you leave ? ( maybe a boiled egg, half an avocado ?) so you are not starving ?
Give yourself permission to eat crudités and olives but tell yourself you are choosing not to eat carby nibbles which will ultimately cause you to constantly eat more and more of thet cr*p. Your health and wellbeing are too important to jeopardize with poor foods. You said you don’t want to ruin your re start and you won’t. Believe in yourself and your mental resilience .I am so pleased you feel able to face a challenging social event as not long ago you couldn’t face leaving the house. You can do this !
Well done Birdy ! You showed great mental strength and made the right choices when you started wobbling . As Patricia has suggested, Dr Fung would advise breaking a fast immediately you start to feel unwell. Your job is physically demanding as well as messing up your sleep patterns so go easy on yourself. You will find out which fasting patterns best suit you and your work /home schedule. I find it easy on workdays but impossible at the weekend.
It just shows how insiduous those sugar demons can be , trying to trick you into thinking ‘ just one won’t hurt’
You overcame the temptations and that is a VICTORY , Birdy ! O/H is supportive so he won’t sabotage your brilliant results either and you have nothing to fear because you will never give in !! You will soon be rocking that 2 stone discard !!