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    I’ve developed this thread for myself to get committed but also for those who have a lot to loose like myself, as it’s a long journey. It would be lovely to have some long term peeps to join in with the journey. I am experienced with this plan, I lost 3 stone in 2016-17 and put a bit back on, but have taken a few years out, and now have 7 stone ish to loose, but I would love to be joined by those who want a light hearted approach to loosing their weight, with gentle forgiving support for our deviations. I have noticed for some time the threads have moved away from how they were when I started in 2016 This thread aims to buck that trend, with its valuing all and everything. Like it was in 2016. I also like having a weekly weigh in so my weigh day is Thursdays, hope there are some who would like to join this thread and have some fun and laughs 😊 lucy

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    With you there Lucy, love to join in and bring back the 2016 spirit,
    julesmaigret, greenjanet, bloke41,54andfatnomore, snoop, maharanikitten, captainlynne and a bunch of others were are my heroes and heroines. Would love to see nonnamary, canadaliz and many others..you know who you are…folk who’ve read MM’s books and are working their way through..fun and laughs essential..🙈🙉🙊
    👙👠 swimsuit and shoes of the future

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    Ooh remember that phrase from LuckyManeki and Tokyo cough drop something like ‘Jeans of the future’
    I have a pair hanging and I’m getting nearer to be able to get them on, but at the mo too much still popping out where the zip should be done up. Can you see it 😱😱😱
    I’m on week 2 day 3 lost 11 1/2lbs with 102 1/2 lbs more to go and aiming for 2 more of the pesky blighters to be gone by my next weigh day 👗

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    Ooh yes and remember captain lynne my hero.
    In my humble opinion the ambassador for this plan. She lost the same as I’m aiming for, with beautiful loving dignity, she never preached this plan at anyone although a minister (pardon the pun) and was always so humble about her amazing achievement
    She was my absolute hero.
    She was part of the original team that was used in the research I believe. I saw a before and after photo of that was published along with the evaluations of the research.
    Ahh hope they are all well all those you mentioned.
    👗👗👗

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    Hello Lucy, I was on the verge of welcoming you back, but I couldn’t understand why I had no recall for any of your posts..
    I just clicked on “replies created”, and I find no history there apart from your posts today. I wish you the best, and
    hope that you become an active participant in the community this time out. Prior to joining, I lurked about for a
    few months, and joined shortly thereafter. The 2 experiences, being a lurker and then a participant, are very
    different experiences. You can’t really know the community until you become a part of it. Those that I admire
    and respect are the lovely ladies who are here day in and day out, generously sharing this adventure that we all call
    “life”, and being there for each other. I hope to be reading of your future successes, and sharing the celebration!

    Allie

  • posted by Lucy2000
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    Hi allicat
    Thank you for welcoming me to the thread I’ve started.
    Nope never posted here before too busy living a life, but I’ve followed the forums since 2016 and I was noticing a growing trend where all the threads are controlled by just a few.
    This stifles development and growth, so I wanted to recreate the 2016 model of exploration and excitement of the plan. For new people to find their own feet. So to speak.
    Fortunately for yourself you are in maintenance so a thread such as this will be boringly repetitive.
    But thank you for your comments anyway.
    👗

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    Hi Towanda
    Do you use my fitness pal app it’s absolutely indispensable and my biggest inspiration, it scans bar codes amazing and free to use great stuff.
    And I love the progress chart, I have a peek when I’m feeling weak willed and lurking around the carby stuff.
    👗👗👗lucy

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    Hi Lucy2k,
    Yes i have used my fitness pal since 2016 too..dead handy while recipe creating as well as entering food with barcodes..obviously am speaking of smoked mackerel, smoked salmon, crayfish tails etc,packaged non carb fresh food. I weigh every day, i know there’s a lot of variation on the fora around that..but i like to know..it’s my bit of control freakery. The ups and downs dont bother me as it’s the trend line i concentrate on as well as the nsvs (nonscalevictories)

    Re Alliecat, I dont know if she’s back in maintenance yet as she told us all of a surprise weight gain of some pounds a couple of weeks ago? Not sure if it was wine creep or calorie creep or carb creep or all of the above but she said she was going back to a strict 800/20. Still i am sure she will let us know when she’s back to her target. Eternal vigilance is the name of the game..as we all know to our cost and gain.

    Anyway onwards and upwards , weekly meals planned soj ust off to Lidl for a trip round the outside of the aisles, where all the good stuff resides. A tyneside version of a tuna nicoise tonight and greek yogurt, cottage cheese, quark, feta and ham for the break fast sometime tomorrow. Back to 16/8 after a wonderful hol up North

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    Ooh I remember those NSV Loose pants, bigger pants going to smaller ones hehe
    I fortunate that I can loose very well on 50g carbs but had beans with my brunch today so need to se what I have left I’d like to have some carrot with my stir fry chicken and courgette.
    Of feed the garden, pants of the future hmmm keep that one in mind. When by the Buckie jar 🙃🙃🙃

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    Hey Lucy! Love your thread and your tone! That’s the right attitude girl 😁💃
    I don’t have enough to lose to join but I’ll cheer you up from the sidelines. You’ve got this! x

  • posted by Lucy2000
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    Haha Louise kangeroo
    You made me chuckle you make it sound like you have to fill the turnstiles to get in not at all little hoppy, I’ve been reading your posts and you are a feisty lady, we can all party together the more wiggling the better, like slimming clubs that call exercise body magic or some such rubbish.
    Whenever anything good happens I always do the dance as a family we all do it. You stand up put your arms out in front and do like a side to side and round and round rowing action while wiggling your hips and grinning.
    I’m doing it every morning at the moment loving the plan.
    Ooh dear just reread all that sounds a bit mad 🙃 but hey that’s me bonkers
    Join us you’re about the same stage as me I think.
    👗👗👗

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    After all we are all aiming for small pants, or perhaps you are too young to wear big knickers hehehe
    Ooh dear I’m pants mad today 👙👙👙there wasn’t an emoji for pants 😂

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    Ahh yes captainlynne was my heroine and guiding star too. I often wonder how she’s doing. She did come back very briefly a while back and I do hope she got over her blip and all is well.
    I wonder if when we started in 2016 it was like a ‘bright new world’ in front of us ,with us all being at beginning of something wonderful, and all having a huge amount of motivation to go with it.
    I still have my ‘trousers of the future’ on my wardrobe door ……. maybe one day!
    Best of luck on your journey Lucy.

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    Ah Verano, i didnt namecheck you..but Bill, Frog, Mixnmatch, Seaside nana, Theodora it’s funny how the names come back…apologies to the hundreds there in 2016 i havent named..You were all so wonderful and i reckon you all still are…and hoping some of you occasionally dip in for a read, best wishes to you all. However your journeys have gone, you’ll always have my thanks for your help and support on my journey. When i was a lurker…you were my community and..gosh i miss you!

  • posted by Verano
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    Towanda believe me my journey is still a ‘work in progress’ ! Yes there are so many who went boldly before us…..

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    Better to be a work in progress than any of the alternatives?

  • posted by Lucy2000
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    Hi Verano
    Thanks for your good wishes.
    Yes I feel that motivation thank goodness very compelling, that’s why I’ve had a big break so that restarting has a big impact can’t be doing with loosing a couple of pounds a month.
    For me it’s got to happen fast, I’m planning to have this done by spring. Ms everhopeful. 👙👙👙 or should I say ms smallpantsofthefuture hehehe seeing as I am in pants mode today hehehe
    Going to have chicken cooked in thyme and celery, cabbage carrots and gravy for dinner and try not to look at the Yorkshire puds
    👗👗👗

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    Hi Lucy, just before reading your post I read something on another thread where someone had jumped in to say his wife never needed to take diabetes medication ever again, just click on the link and watch the video. I have reported it but it brought back memories of the days before I found DrM and the BSD when I clicked on such a link and sat through 25 minutes of absolute drivel. How a tribe somewhere never had diabetes because they ate a certain berry, herb, whatever blah blah blah. After watching it I sat and cried. Cried because of my high numbers and cried for another dashed hope. So I approached DrM with some trepidation and a great big dollop of cynicism. That was in June 2016 and the rest is history. I am not an all or nothing person and cannot manage the 20g carbs but I do try my hardest to make this my way of life. Ups and downs apart I am in a much better place than I was 3 years ago. Good luck with your quest although you probably wont need it with your outlook and determination.

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    hey All, it is STILL a bright new world — this WOE has changed my health and my life forever.
    The program works brilliantly if you follow the general directions and even if you mess up, (as I did for so long in the beginning) as long as you keep going back to it over and over and just don’t give up!!
    The amazing part is that it becomes a simple and sustainable way to eat and makes you feel good and energetic and in control — something that I never thought could happen.
    This forum was never going to be static, it was always a work in progress as new friends joined and old friends stepped away.
    If you are a newbie or maybe just reading from the sidelines, please ignore the comments about it how “it used to be better” and just start the program.
    Stay calm, post if you want to, and DONT QUIT!! This way of eating works. It can change your life.
    Please don’t let the comments dissuade you from staying the course. It’s just noise. Your health and your happiness will benefit from this way of eating.
    I finally became friends with my body and now it is my loyal companion, support and friend. Before BSD, I thought my body was betraying me and I would never gain control.
    The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. This way of living and eating WORKS.
    3 year veteran, Julia

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    Hi sunshine girl
    Thank you for your good wishes, but I’m on this plan fast 800 because I’m not a diabetic. But I’m sure there would be many others interested thank you for thinking of me
    👗👗👗

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    I do agree CG/Julia. In 6 months I have reached a point where i last was over 10 years ago, and feel so much better, despite blips, which become ever more easily managed. I am the most contrary person, kicking against any kind of perceived control, but I for one am very grateful to those not too busy living a life to post some very helpful pointers. Which just made me think and reflect. And act.

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    Hi California girl
    Thank you for your good wishes but i think your post may have been meant to go elsewhere as I’ve been on this plan for three years so am fully aware of its benefits.
    The noise I think you are referring to was a unfortunate few of the posters getting told of complaining about some individuals on here being rather judgemental to them just because they were finding their own way, and doing naughty things like eating carbs, but they seem to all mostly have left the forums hence this thread for them to return as I was appalled that that behaviour was sanctioned by a small majority as being okay.
    Hence why I have come out and started this thread, as I believe everyone needs to go at their own pace. Also I disagree the threads I read in 2016 were very different from those presently running. There was humour and everyone was valued. Which I haven’t seen in many of the current threads sadly. Well not for everyone.
    In the words of Gandhi. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”
    That’s what’s happening here
    👗

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    Hi towanda
    How’s your day been I’ve eaten everything and am at wait for ittttttttt. 787 caps and 50 carbs how bril is that
    So one more tea then start my fast until 12 tomorrow 👗👗👗👗👗
    Hope we all have a good day tomorrow

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    Hi CG
    “The program works brilliantly if you follow the general directions and even if you mess up, (as I did for so long in the beginning) as long as you keep going back to it over and over and just don’t give up!!” Excellent example of warm and supportive and helpful, just what we need more of here. Sixturkeys excellent to be back in a positive place such as 10 years ago. Funnily enough i do the same thing..oh that’s the same weight as i was when i worked in york 10 yrs ago, oh it’s not been since newcastle in2002 i was able to do that. So wonderful to feel we’re rolling back the years. I still have some jeans of the past never mind the future JoTP and JoTF…onwards and upwards and they will be worn

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    Haha jotp wants to spell check as hot pots heheh perhaps it means wait for it. Hot pants hehe
    Jotf. Wants to spell check as joyful
    See even spell check wants us to succeed hehe crikey I’m bonkers today
    And it even thinks of our pants

    Cor go away Lucy you’re irritating hehe

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    Hi Lucy,
    I wasn’t actually writing for you. I am concerned that the anger and attacks and cleverly/politely-worded brushoffs will dissuade people who desperately need to try the BSD way of eating.
    I understand your frustration, but i don’t agree that it was “better” before (I’ve been here since 2016 too) and that kind of comment will put people off from trying the diet or participating in the forums.
    It’s a fragile thing, to change your whole way of living and eating — and I completely agree that everyone has to find their own way to make this work.
    Despite your thanks for my good wishes above, I hadn’t expressed any in my previous post but I will now,
    Best wishes (and I truly mean it),
    Julia

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    Hi lucy,

    Better than me 894 cal and carbs 48g..first day back from hols i’ll take it.
    CG, how are you finding Bristol?
    Signing off for tonight, atb al koko

  • posted by Lucy2000
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    California girl
    Did you even read the intro profile on this thread.
    Who are the people being brushed of is this directed at me if so can you tell what I’ve done wrong.

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    Towanda
    That’s bril
    And anything 800-1000 is okay so I understand on fast 800 👗👗👗

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    Lucy, I suspect c.g. was meaning me not you..as I’ve made a number of comments about how I miss the 2016 mob and the general fora mood then being more warm witty and supportive. I wouldn’t wish to put folk off..I am pleased to see this thread as a new beginning. So let’s be warm and witty whilst on the ball ‘re carbs, calories and all the rest.
    nightnight

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    Towanda
    Surely not. Perhaps there needs to be a prescribed list of what we are and not allowed to talk about, ie not allowed to talk about known people from the past whatever next
    I’m here to loose weight end of and help anyone who joins me
    Onwards to tomorrow 👗👗👗👙👙👙👗👗👗

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    Hi Towanda,
    Bristol and Bath are truly amazing, and I have so enjoyed all the southwest towns we have visited — I feel like I’m on holiday all the time — it’s really been an incredible opportunity!
    Bath is a golden city with all the yellow bath stone and it’s so graceful, with the river Avon and the canal — I even love all the tourists because they are happy and on holiday. I’ve become “local” enough to give them directions ha ha!
    I sometimes struggle in restaurants because meals are heavily carb focused but cooking at home is a breeze with local fresh cod and Somerset veggies so we’re managing the BSD-thing well.
    We still don’t have a car so I walk miles every day which is wonderful.
    Julia

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    Hello Lucy 🙂
    “I lost 3 stone in 2016-17 and put a bit back on, but have taken a few years out, and now have 7 stone ish to loose” – this bit you posted resonates with me quite a lot.
    I only had 2 stone to lose in 2016 – and I did so – and felt great. I kept it off till late 2017 and now I have about 4 stone to lose. It’s disheartening to say the least, I used to feel so well when I didn’t let the carbs control me, and I want to get back to that. I’m looking at your situation and its pulling me back to do something about mine. Thank you. I am starting again today.
    I had two eggs for breakfast and I’m off to work with a planned lunch for the first time in a long time! I have tomatoes, tuna, and some watermelon. Plus my milky coffee! I can’t do without that, but I’ve carefully measured it. Its when I don’t that I slip up.
    My weekly weigh is going to be Fridays. I’d love to lose at least 2 of the 4 stone by Christmas!
    All the best – lets do this 🙂
    B.

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    Morning world
    The only useful thing slimming world taught me in the decades I attended of and on fruitlessly and we know now why don’t we.
    The old carb monster that Yowser cleverly spoke of iOS always chasing your arse.
    Anyway the only useful thing it taught me was to start the day with hot water and fresh lemon. Perfect for fasting hours.
    Actually you know it may have even been slimmer club oh well it’s very good love it loads of bit c.
    Weight stayed the same today. But everything getting looser 🎉🎉🎉
    Happy day everyone

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    Hi Barista girl
    Ooh I really like the idea of travelling with a barista girl your name sounds very comforting.
    Isn’t it funny how our minds suddenly get switched on and the old carb dragon gets tied to the fence post.
    It’s such a lovely feeling isn’t it. Don’t be daunted by your end goal I’m just looking at it to my next mini goal, and eventually we will get there.
    This plan is amazing for us carb addicts as it’s fast, I need results to keep me motivated.
    So delighted for you, enjoy your food and wait for the lovely alertness to kick in and a little more energy.
    We can do it on this party bus and we can enjoy the journey with pit stops for those who have temporarily fallen of and need a rest, and we all will at some time.
    I’m getting busy, thinking about how I will feel another half stone lighter. Ooh there’s so much to motivate us
    So glad you are on board. Hehe it’s like the school bus when I was a kid.
    👗

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    What’s everyone having for dinner I’m having baked fresh salmon with lemon and lots of luscious salad and a few of my fav pickles like sundries tomatoes or beetroot.
    I’m so sad I get quite excited about pickles
    👗

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    Yes my name derives from the fact I use a proper little barista machine at home for freshly ground coffee. So lovely! Sadly its turned me into a bit of a coffee snob though, lol!
    It is quite exciting to think of being the size I used to be! One stone can be my mini goal but – it takes as long as it takes. As long as I stop gaining and start losing.
    I love salmon. I might buy some to have tomorrow. For dinner I am probably having chicken slices and beetroot and cucumber. I can’t eat too many lettuce leaves as I don’t digest them very well. Some salads look so lovely, its very annoying! I sometimes have an egg salad with mayo and count the mayo calories.
    Yum, sun-dried tomatoes, now you’re talking!

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    hi thought I’d posted earlier but obviously lost it somehow. was feeling virtuous sitting outside gym listening to Tom Kerridge talk on r2 about his prev cookbook (the wt loss one) and his next project (lose weight and exercise) before I went into do my programme. now recovered after a big aeropress americano coffee..i allow myself 5 a day and try for 2/3 black/white or other way around depending on calls avail. Fancying my yog/cotcheese/feta/ham high protein concoction but holding off for now. dinner will be trying as we have mates over from nz and are taking them out..still the intended place does a mean plate of meats so I’ll be majoring on that..

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    Hi Lucy, you are quite welcome to use my catch phrase. Keep on keeping on… Good for motivation and kept some of us old hands on the straight and narrow.

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    Hi BG
    How fab having a machine, my youngest sister is like you she likes proper coffee, but I’m a tea fiend and I only like good tea properly made so we can be tea and coffee snobs together heheheh and a pickle fiend yeaaaa
    Are you sorted for the week I’m just planning mine as I’ve got to work 5 days straight from tomorrow very boring
    I’m looking at making the skinny aubergine bake for tomorrow it’s nice and chunky and filling.
    Hmm need some more ideas summer is so much easier isn’t it as it’s salad with ppppickle and something, I’m using a lot of tinned tuna, very easy and plan friendly.
    Are you in uk sorry assuming you was saying about summer
    Happy day 👗

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    Hi t57
    Ooh get you outside the gym, I work very physically so have a workout most days, but am nursing a couple of injuries at the mo.
    How often do you go? It’s so good for you and you have a programme that sounds great.
    Ooh have a lovely catch up with your friends isn’t it wonderful that we can travel so and keep in touch. We are so fortunate.
    👗

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    Sunshine-girl, I remember well your Keep On Keeping On – its excellent and will help me when I feel like I’m not doing well.

    Lucy – no I’m not sorted for the week. I actually need to do a decent food shop for various meats/fruit/veg. Then I can plan. I like eggs and will occasionally count a small amount of carbs because I’m not diabetic, but I will stay below 60g because it speeds my weight loss and makes me feel so much better.
    One yummy idea is chicken curry. Do you like that? Can bulk out with lettuce and kind of forget about the rice!
    Yes I’m in the UK. And yes I love summer! Less craving for the comfort carbs.

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    Hi BG
    Curry yum yum, mind you last time I made a counted Thai curry I dropped it all over the floor. I’m also going to try this recipe that Louise posted I’ve pasted it on here
    I’d call it a carbonara potée. I sauté diced onions and diced bacon together. Once fragrant I add a whole finely diced cabbage and 2 cups of stock/broth. I leave it to simmer for minimum 30-40min. The longer the nicer. At the end I add some thickened cream and simmer for a further 10-15min.
    It’s decadent! My husband add cheese on top but I don’t. Very satisfying. It serves 4 and around 10gr of carbs and 400 carbs. Best to enter your exact food measurement to know macros and carbs.
    Sounds divine, clever Louise Kangeroo I’m going to try to make myself do a few recipes from the book instead of keep having salad I love salad, but want to ring the changes for nutrients etc.
    With he curry I’d have cauliflower rice I just finely shave some and zap in the microwave for a min
    Yum cover it in sauce yum yum
    We’ve got to do a big shop johns got to take me as I cant drive at the mo due to shoulder injuries, we will hit Tesco’s for walnuts pumpkin seeds and fage yog the rest in super duper Aldi
    👗

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    Well end of another day W2 day 4
    Cala 812. Carbs 61
    My neighbour gave me some Victoria plums and insisted I try them, delicious but took me over a little.
    Feeling very well and full of energy, just been and done the weeks shopping, having my last cuppa and I’m looking at the dog now wondering if she wants to go for a trot 🐶🐶🐶
    Hope we are all having a good day
    🦋

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    Day 1 of restart over – successfully – and onto day 2. I’d forgotten just how much I go to the toilet when I get going, getting rid of all the excess water before it settles down.
    Today I had poached egg for breakfast and have salmon and cucumber for lunch, with some nuts and chicken chunks to keep me going till then. I get terribly hungry while I work, mostly in the morning, and no matter how much I have experimented with different breakfast habits, having it or not having it, having enough fat or not enough fat, it is still the case. So – I have to work with it.
    Still haven’t managed to sort my weeks shopping. Any ideas for dinner?
    Feeling full of energy too Lucy, its funny, even when I’m hungry (which is often), I feel full of energy whilst I am properly following this.
    Towanda how did the evening out go?

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    Hi BIts good to hear you are so enthused, I think it’s the only way, get a bit excited and it keeps the motivation going.
    I’m having aubergine bake from the BSD cookbook basically large sliced ratatouille with cheese in the top, very nice and filling.
    I’ve been so busy today only had my salad never got time for my fage and berries, so I’ve got dinner and dessert tonight.
    I also need to start looking at the strength exercises that we are supposed to do, and remind myself what they are.
    Hope you have a nice evening almost mother day in the bag 😀😀😀
    👗

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    Hmm BG
    Meant to say when I’m having a wish few hours I’ve been known to go every 20 mins it’s exhausting 😂

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    Woosh not wish this blinking spell check you have to watch it it could get you into all sorts of trouble 👗

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    Well it’s the end of Wk 2 d 5
    Cals come in at 749 and 15 g carbs very pleased with that, it was improved as I planned to have aubergine bake then realised I had some baked salmon to finish up so a very fishy day as I had tuna at lunch time.
    Also a NSV as Towanda reminded me, I went to have my shower and my trousers could be pulled of without undoing them 👙👙👙 small pants here I come yeaaaaaaa.
    Amazing, I’m so enjoying this plan and it’s amazing effects. Long may it continue.
    👗

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    Morning lovely world
    Well the scale gods continue to be kind to me beginning of wk2 day 6 and im1/2lb of changing a stone figure. 13 1/2 lbs down weekly weigh day tomorrow. So fingers crossed. I had a plateau of three days, but am wooshing again for England again now.
    My body obviously likes the much lower carbs, but I find 50g a day gives me much more variety.
    I’m also the lowest I’ve been since March 2016 so that is very encouraging.
    The monster appetite remains tied to the fence, it’s so wonderful to feel in control again. Amazes me when this feeling feels so good why do we forget and overeat on poisonous stuff .
    Another thing I’ve been doing that Towanda gave me the idea for is to have a square of high percent choc every night. Ooh and I’ve been having miser Roth dark choc with sea salt oohhhhhhh it’s divine and a small square is perfectly adequate as my dragon (monster appetitei ) is tied up down the garden so I don’t get greedy.
    Mind you I’ve got John to guard it so will have to check MFP to say the Cals and carbs. Anyone reading this hope you are equally having a lovely day
    👗

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