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  • posted by Verano
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    Good afternoon!
    Great days work JGwen I definitely think you deserve a trip to the beach!
    Merry good to hear things are easing there even if it only very slightly. Fingers crossed it gets easier soon.
    Yowzer so glad your neighbour turned up safe and well. Strange times! Not that sure about mask wearing ….. my 12 year old grandson now has to wear a mask in school …. barbaric springs to mind!
    So today has been another lovely day and that has to make us feel better …..
    👨🏻‍🎓👨🏻‍🎓👨🏻‍🎓Read the best part of a Keto book by Dr Josh Axe. Very interesting and he talks about a keto diet and his mother who has cancer which improved dramatically eating the keto way. I wonder if anyone can remember a similar book that has been spoken about on these threads where a female doctor had similar success with her mother who had cancer?
    🧑🏻‍🍳🥦🌶 Stir fry tonight even though it’s more like salad weather. Just need something spicy.
    🙊🙈🙉 My mother always use to say …. if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing! I’m feeling a little like that at the moment but hey have to find the positive ….. I’m exercising self control and saying nothing!
    Have a good evening/day… find some positives!

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Dr Josh Axe is v good V! Im a fan..yes that rings a bell somewhere about the doctor whose mum had cancer…
    V,My mum used to say that too,if you cant say something nice,dont say anything!💜
    She also used to say,Dont worry if somebody’s talking about you..while theyre doing that,theyre leaving someone else alone. Mums have some great and wise sayings!
    More positives for Yowzer!
    *~ Great news! DDs test came back negative 👍🏻
    *~ Also,my DDs niece ( her half brothers daughter) has a place at Liverpool Uni. Should have known a while back,but didnt get the email they apparently sent. Not only has she got the place she wanted but DD and I will be able to take her to lunch now and again ( we hope anyway! Unless they close everywhere down again🙄🙄🙄🙄)
    *~ DD got a very complimentary work appraisal! Very proud of her 💜

  • posted by Californiagirl
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    Yowser, I would like to politely disagree:
    — I am educated enough to read the mask studies for myself and make up my own mind. Masks do not filter out particles as small as viruses and very likely give you a false sense of security.

    — I DO feel the government wants to control me as there is no reasonable evidence that supports wearing a face nappie or limiting my social interaction to 6 people

    — the world does not revolve around me but I am concerned for the greater whole — all people’s liberty and freedom and our democratic control of the government that has been elected TO SERVE US

    — if we all could follow the science, we would protect and shelter the aged and infirm (with their permission only) and free up the young and healthy (of any age) to get on with their lives

    — wearing a face mask does not make me safe, protected or even smart. It makes me a willing stooge in the coronahoax terror.

    — when you think about how you look, or how uncomfortable you feel, reflect on the now practically zero death rate (despite rising cases) and ask yourself, WHY??

    — wearing a mask is not political. It’s the opposite of democracy and has never been debated by your elected representatives

    Resist. Refuse. Ask for proof. Your freedoms are at risk.

    Best,
    Julia

  • posted by sixturkeys
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    I have not been a regular poster, but maybe we can agree to differ on some things and focus on what this forum is about. Julia, there was a feature over the weekend in The Times about properties in Bath. It was interesting and as a recent resident maybe particularly so for you. As you are a lawyer though, I don’t think you ought to use words such as “coronahoax” – we should deal in facts not hyperbole, and there are some basic inescapable facts. Viz, a novel corona virus, which in its first global infection led to high infection rates and high death numbers. Not being Spanish Flu 1918 doesn’t make it a “hoax”.

  • posted by MerryMelba
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    Good to see you SixTs!
    And agree – let’s keep this thread focused, for everyone, on the forum goals of 🌻support🌻 with this WOE and things that lift our spirits.

  • posted by Verano
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    JULIA! How good to ‘see’ you. I know your part of the world is suffering really badly at the moment so it’s really good to hear from you. I did ask several weeks ago if anybody had been in touch with you but got no response.
    Whilst I agree with both ST and MM I do think these forums are places for free speech. We are each entitled to our opinions and I really don’t see any harm in expressing them. At the end of the day we all make our own risk assessments and live our lives accordingly.
    Anyway, looking at the positive, Julia is obviously safe despite everything. Keep well Julia and keep in touch.
    Verano

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    Happy Tuesday Positive People 🌞🌞🌞🌞
    Thanks CALIFORNIAGIRL,SIXTURKEYS,MERRYMELB andVERANO,for giving other points of views,always good to see that,balances things out! XXXX
    Also,CALIFORNIAGIRL,so sorry to see on the news about the wildfires,glad you are safe. Saying a prayer for those who have lost their homes
    My positives this morning..
    *~ DD got a negative result for covid test! Relieved!
    ~ Looking forward to going to the hairdressers today and out for a drive!
    *~ DD gave me,as requested,a list of ideas for presents for upcoming 40th birthday…one of her suggestions, I already have in the house! And was about to give to charity shop or try to sell on ebay. So thats a good start! Looking forward to selecting more goodies from her list..have already ordered the cake and bought the candles,napkins,bubbly.
    “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.“ (Anthony J. D’Angelo ) 🌞🌻🌞🌻

  • posted by Jenni from the Block
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    California Girl I have enjoyed your posts for many years on matters of health relating to Michael Mosley’s low carb and weight loss based on scientific evidence.. Let’s just stick to scientific matters on the topics and reasons for the Forum existing when posting. I look forward to your posts on weight and eating.

  • posted by sixturkeys
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    Agreed Verano – it is good to hear that Julia, and everyone else, is well! I thought of you too as I had a recent leak in my roof as well. Had it patched yesterday by a very cheerful roofer who was springing about the roof like a gazelle – I always feel nervous climbing up ladder into my loft so I was impressed! Inspired by JGwen who is literally making hay while the sun shines I decided to strip and repaint my front door. Stripping nearly done, aim to get it primed tomorrow; still undecided what colour to paint it so will need to add to my extensive collection of sample pots. Yowzer enjoy hairdressers!

  • posted by ADD6605
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    Hi everyone,nice to read your positives and pleased Covid tests are negative!sorry have been meaning to post more regularly myself.
    1.After bit of a disastrous day food wise yesterday I’m back on track today,had poached plums with Greek yoghurt and toasted nuts for first time for breakfast and it was lovely.
    2.Hoping to speak to my dad tomorrow night via phone from his care home.He has dementia and was quite uncommunicative for months but is now chatting a bit again.Unfortunately all care homes in our area are closed to visitors again because of the rise in Covid cases so it means we have only seen him once in the 5 months since he left home.Difficult for my sister and I but even more so for my Mum as on the only occasion we saw him he just sat with his head hanging and never spoke so it’s very sad that now he’s chatting we can’t go in but a phone call is better than nothing I suppose and video calls seem to confuse him.
    3.Lovely crisp Autumn day here.
    4.Have the ingredients in to make Smoked Salmon Breakfast Muffins so going to make some for lunch,hoping they’re tasty!
    That’s all I can think of for now but will post again when I have more🙂
    Dawn

  • posted by sixturkeys
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    And a PS: hello back to you Merry! Dawn, I am sorry about your Dad; it must be so difficult for you all – but good that he is now chatting. Poached plums do sound delicious!

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    Thanks Sixturkeys,the situation with my dad has definitely been the hardest thing for us to deal with during all of this.Saying that,my sister had a phone call from the doctor at the care home one Friday a few months ago saying they didn’t think he would last the weekend as he wasn’t eating and was just sleeping a lot yet he’s still here now and zooming about on his Zimmer frame🙂

  • posted by Verano
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    Good afternoon!
    ST sorry to hear about your roof too. Water, anywhere, can just be so destructive.
    Dawn it must be such a difficult time for you but at least it looks like your dad is improving which is good news.
    Hope you enjoyed your day Yowzer.
    So to my few positives …..
    🩺🩺😢 Have an issue with my ankle at the moment but the good news is that I’ve managed to get an orthopaedic appointment later this week.
    🎓 Enjoyed reading a book in the garden today. It’s so good to feel paper and turn pages again. I’m so used to reading on a kindle etc it’s a pleasure to get back to the real thing.
    🧑🏻‍🍳🧑🏻‍🍳 Baked sea bass tonight with a dill sauce, mashed cauliflower and roasted asparagus. I just love fish!
    Hope everyone has a good evening!

  • posted by Mariet
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    I haven’t posted here in way too long but I am bursting with happiness today so no trouble finding positives to write!

    1 All my kids and my granddaughter came over for dinner last night, it was lovely to see them and see them all so happy. And though they all enjoyed their pudding after dinner I was happily able to abstain, without any temptation.

    2 DD and SIL told us they are going to have a baby in April next year, a real reminder that life goes on, even in these times. They are delighted and I’m so glad for them, it has been a while coming and my daughter had begun to think it wouldn’t happen at all.

    3 Lovely sunny weather and my garden is bursting with spring growth.

    4 Just a week and a half until I am on holidays! two weeks touring around western NSW with the camper trailer, I am so looking forward to it, have not had a break from work since June last year.
    5 Tonight I get to babysit my granddaughter, she is 19 months old and a joy to be around at the moment. I don’t often get to babysit any more, her mum’s work days changed so I was no longer able to mind her and I have really missed it. But tonight is their wedding anniversary so I will spend the precious evening with her 🙂

    That’s enough for one day!

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    I’m jumping in with positives and then will go back and read everyones updates….. I had a wildly off plan yesterday so need the positive therapy……
    1. I have my magic daffodil necklace on today, I forgot it yesterday. Despite working from home today I made sure I was up sharp, horses done, showered, body moisturised, properly dressed, hair done and necklace on! It is SO easy to come in from horses and just log on to work in horse clothes and not realise how scruffy i am until 2 minutes before my daily senior management call at 10am! So today, I am feeling good, feeling clean and ready to make today a good day!
    2. I havent mentioned my wee horse for a bit – he’s awesome! Hes still inexperienced and learning, but it is so rewarding and he is very promising. I was going to sell him this year, but due to other horse health issues, he is staying and I am so pleased. Its not helping me reduce my total horse numbers but i actually love him dearly and we are having a lot of fun despite his slightly naughty character, we are good friends!
    3. We have had some nice weather which has allowed some nice outdoor time. I rally like autumn, the worst of the insects have gone or are reducing, a wee nip to the air is refreshing, brambles are coming (although i will need alternatives to crumble and gin making!), the grass is safer for the horses and cosying up in the darker evenings is kinda nice. However, its astounding that it is actually nearly winter….. feels like we have bare had a 20202 as so much of it has been locked down with minimal contact with other people.
    4. Husbands job is going well (as is mine really), he’s been there for 7 week and has already been sent on a fairly significant course – I’m very proud of him for how he’s coped and for making it through the course which really pushed him out of his comfort zone.

    I think thats me for the day….off to catch up.

    🙂

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    WINDY! i love the sound of yr magic necklace! And hearing news of yr horse!💜
    MARIET,lovely family news X
    VERANO i agree,good to have a real boo…pages to turn,bookmark to keep yr place..
    You can make notes in the margins as well if you want or write a message in the front if giving it as a present.
    Love the smell of a new book too.all the things you cant do/ have online!
    Sorry about yr Dad DAWN but im glad he’s getting around well on his zimmer! And I agree with SIXTURKEYS,the poached plum dish sounds lovely X what colour have you decided for the front door S T?

    ~ Nice walk today,found conkers,breezy warm autumn day!
    * ~ Met a lovely little corgi/ jack russell cross,wanted to kidnap her!
    *~ Waiting for my guilty pleasure trashy tv prog to start..Married At First Sight Australia! And watched a great bn w film this avvo..Train of Events
    ‘ The older you get,the more you realise you have no desire for drama or conflict. You just want a cosy home,good food on the table,and people around you who make you feel happy’ ( like the folks on this thread! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 ) xx

  • posted by ADD6605
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words regarding my dad,my positives for the day:
    1.I’ve just come off phone from speaking to him and he knew who I was🙂 He is pretty confused about everything else but he sounded happy and it was just so lovely to hear his voice after so long that it’s put my mind at ease a bit.My mum will be ringing him on Friday,she spoke to him a week or so ago so was pleased I had managed to.
    2.I called into local little supermarket (where I succumbed to buying a frapuccino last week! ) and only bought the 2 things I needed and avoided even looking at anything else!
    3.Am actually looking forward to weighing myself tomorrow as my freshly washed jeans didn’t feel too tight today and they’re usually a bit of a struggle to get into when they’ve just been washed.
    4.I’m feeling peckish tonight,had my evening meal bit earlier than usual,but am having a big glass of water and nothing else!
    5.Really enjoying reading everyone’s positives🙂
    Hope to have more positives tomorrow,including a decent weight loss!
    Dawn

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    Hi guys, I am here to confess that I have had great fun over the last few days undermining the ego of a man half my age.

    As some of you may know, because of covid I have had to keep the holiday accommodation designed for groups of friends and extended family closed. So I decided to offer accommodation to people who were willing to exchange accommodation and food for work through a scheme known as workaway. The first workawayer who stayed was a really nice bloke, helpful, happily worked away on his own. The current one is full of his own self importance, will not listen to instructions, and after a couple of hours of physical work he carries on like he has climbed Everest without oxygen.

    Over the last week I have had great fun demonstrating that a mere woman, who is double is age, is capable of doing levels of physical work that defeated him. He has gone from the big I am, you don’t know what you are talking about bluster, to the ohh what can I do to help, via the of course you need plenty of carbs to give you energy….. to I don’t think I am needed here. He was taken aback when I agreed and said I have been thinking the same thing.

    Sadly I am sure you will not be able to keep an ego that size down for long and he will soon be somewhere else claiming that he didn’t hear the instructions that he wasn’t allowed to drive a quad onto a 5 foot high pile of hawthorn cuttings next to an area he has tried to set alight with the aid of petrol to help crush the pile down so it catches light. – Its not his fault, the tools you let him use are not good enough for the job, of course they were good enough for you to have used the month/week/day before because you were only doing light work not like him. The hay stack he built in the barn didn’t fall over because he had put the bottom bales only half on the pallet so they were on a slope, he used to build massive structures out of lego you know, so the problem must be the design of the barn and the slope of the floor / its all the goats fault for climbing on the bales.

    But a few days of letting him shoot his mouth off to the point of claiming he felt dizzy because of how exhausted he was from the work he had done, and then surpassing that level of work every day for a few days has been very satisfying. As well as knowing that after the weekend he will be gone.

  • posted by Yowzer49
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    JGWEN ,I’m chuckling heartily at yr post! You know theres the old saying’ A bad workmen quarrels with his tools’..but Ive never heard of one who blames the goat 🙄🙄😀😀
    My positives today
    *~ At the moment Im just maintaining,which Im claiming as a pozz! Its better than nothing! My Carb Monster’s making a nuisance of herself,trying to trip me up! I had a toasted bagel for blunch,with a chaser of a mini Twister!😋
    *~ Will do much better for my evening meal..scrambled eggs with a load of steamed greens
    *~ Cant think of a number three,so I will end with a nice thought for today..~ Your time as a caterpillar has expired ~ your wings are ready! ~💜🦋🦋💜 ~
    Keep safe and happy everyone xx

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    Good afternoon!
    What amazing lists of positives you all have. What wonderful things to look forward to …. just enjoy!
    JGwen I had to smile when I read you post. As Yowzer says … a bad workman ……..!
    Well it’s Friday and the start of another weekend but I do have some positives to add to your impressive lists …..
    🩺🩺 Saw an orthopaedic consultant yesterday who gave me good news about an old ankle injury that I thought might be infected.
    🌶🌶 Had a very nice Thai meal out last night with some friends. Almost felt like life, as it used to be, had returned!
    😀🌈😀Feeling bright and positive today because I’ve decided to take time-out. I am suffering from diet-fatigue. I will always eat low carb because that’s how I have been eating for the last 4 years. Just need some time away from weighing, food and myself, measuring and logging. I just need sometime without food being the focus of my every waking hour. Hoping a ‘vacation’ will give me renewed enthusiasm to lose more weight!
    Anyway, hope the weekend is good and positive for everyone.

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