Hello everyone, besides my great 3 monthly blood results I have also managed to lose 1lb. I should always do this ‘I’m not bothered about losing weight diet’ as I have now lost 6lbs since mid January. Obviously I stick with the no carbs rule and try to be under 800 cals and also exercise and no alcohol helps – so I guess I am permanently on this diet. Usually, I diet all week, lose a couple of pounds and put it back on at the weekend but I really have been super good.
Skippingthroughetc, have you tried eating blett or chard, very similar types of veg to kale and just about the same nutrients. Kale has not yet reached magic rood status here in France and is mainly fed to the animals.
Cockneylady – so that is where people disappear to – the black hole of paying for BSD – I can understand people not wanting to double the amount of time posting on different fora (plural of forum although forums is allowed). Thank you for offering to update us.
Fr0do, very clever. I did pretty much the same with my doctor, told him I was on a strict diet and that I wasn’t eating as much bread (baguette), it seemed to satisfy him as he was always nagging me about losing weight. However, it was his bloody insulin injections that put my weight on. I was only 65kg when first diagnosed and now 77kgs.
Wendleg, I was reading an article in the Connexion (French / English newspaper) about a woman who has moved back to the UK and she couldn’t understand why there were no fresh fruit and veg markets. I guess it is something we take for granted and it is lovely to walk around and see all the seasonal goods. Never any tat stalls but things like oysters, charcuterie, fresh olives and artichoke hearts in oil, even live chickens and rabbits (for the pot). Plus all the fruit and veg. We came from a little village in North Yorkshire and there was a twice weekly farmers market so we just took it for granted.
Will move over the next week now but hope you are all enjoying success and keeping on keeping on…