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  • posted by  Elle-Mae on Going on holiday
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    Ty for your reply sunshine-girl. Luckily I don’t drink alcohol so that won’t be a problem. 😂 I intend to try to be as good as possible 🤞. Just kinda concerned that the menus won’t have suitable choices.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Going on holiday
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    Hi Elle-Mae, I see you are on the weekly thread. Ask your question there or do a search in the search engine at the top of the page. The only thing I can say is to not eat the carbs, ask for extra veg or salad and watch the alcohol. Not rocket science really and maybe someone else can give you some tips. As a diabetic I sometimes say I cant eat carbs but that has backfired. Like the time I ordered beef bourginone and said no chip so they brought them on a side plate in case I changed my mind – nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Yes the waitress actually said that. Didnt realise it was the temptation. Fortunately we were with a group of people and I just pushed the chips to the other end of the table and they were gone in seconds.

    You have been diagnosed as T2 so you just have to remember this is not a vanity thing and you need to get that diagnosis reversed or at least improved in the first instance. You can tell a white lie and say you have a medical problem and cannot eat the carbs and it really is the truth. See you on other posts.

  • What can I say, I am beyond upset today. First of all I fasted from 7.30 pm ready for my blood tests but while prepping breakfast for the next day I licked the spoon which was crushed fresh apricot with lime juice, olive oil and cinnamon. It was the sweetness that hit me and it just went ‘oh pooh’ I cant have my blood tests now. Had a terrible night and was up at 3 am. Just restless, hot and couldnt keep still. Went back to bed at 4 am and slept. Did blood test on myself this morning and it was only 55 (2.9). So maybe that taste wouldnt have scuppered my blood test but will fast again tonight. Yesterday I ate around 600 cals, mushrooms and poached egg, chicken, spinach and miso soup for lunch and the spicy aubergine and lamb mince dinner – only had half an aubergine so calories halved from recipe. Got up this morning and WHAT 76kgs. What the ……. Really really fed up. Forgot to say I also swam for 40 mins in the morning.

  • posted by  Andy1987 on Hi New Here Looking for a few tips.
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    Brilliant reply thank you so much.

    To answer the question, I am purely doing this to try and lose weight.

    really like the sound of the Ham and Egg muffins.

    I already drink black coffee so that’s great.

    Thank you

  • posted by  RubyG on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Hi Elle and congrats on the first week’s loss!
    I found that for the 8 weeks we focused on low-cal lean protein in order to eat 3 decent meals a day in 800cals – so a lot of eggs, chicken breast, venison, white fish and shellfish (if you eat these), and we ate a lot of big flavours which didn’t have a lot of calories (chilli, garlic, ginger, preserved lemons, lots of spices).
    Blitzing chicken breast and adding herbs and spices can mean that 1 chicken breast will feed 2 adults if served as meatballs in a tomato-based sauce with courgette “spaghetti”, or as a burger patty with salad or celeriac chips.
    As SG says, keep on keeping on 🙂

  • posted by  RubyG on Hi New Here Looking for a few tips.
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    Welcome Andy, and wishing you all the best,

    You’ll find a new weekly thread with “starting 15th June” in the title, where there is lots of support and ideas etc.

    You don’t mention whether you are doing this purely to lose weight, or if you have other health issues (T2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, high BP, etc.).

    Re. your specific question, I guess you’ll be looking for alternatives to sandwiches?
    I am a huge believer in the power of soup – it can be filling, warming, and very low cal if you’re keeping to the 800cals per day. You have access to a microwave, so that’s sorted. Maybe not ideal in summer, but a thought for the cooler months.
    The other option I would consider for cold lunches (you have access to a fridge) would be salad-y type stuff – boiled eggs, some cooked chicken, ham, cheese (watch the calories), cherry tomatoes, spring onions, radishes, olives, gherkins in brine (check for sugar on the label), salad leaves, fermented vegetables like sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.
    I also make ham and egg “muffins” – line a muffin case in a muffin tin with 2 slices of overlapped square cheap ham, drop in a raw egg, sprinkle on some seasoning and bake in the oven at 200°C until the egg is cooked (I make 6 at a time, cook for 15-20 minutes).
    Or “crustless quiches” – grease and line a small pie case with some baking parchment, mix up some raw eggs, add flavourings of your choice (chopped spinach, chopped bacon, ham, cheese, etc.), pour into the lined pastry case and bake until cooked.
    Apologies if the recipes are not detailed enough, I tend to cook by feel/eye.

    As long as you plan your daily meals in advance, you should be able to eat 3 decent meals a day on 800cals.
    My advice is to focus on what you can eat and enjoy it, rather than hankering after what you can’t eat.
    Keep the snacks to a minimum, and drink lots of water, black tea, black coffee, etc.

    Good luck!

  • posted by  LindaandHubby on Jive to July
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    Hi All. We’re still here, going on going on.
    I’ve lost 22lbs & hubby has lost 29lbs. I’ve gotten down to the overweight BMI range at long last. We’re both pleased with that as we’ve been away for a week at Aberaeron in our motor-home. Weather wasn’t too great, apart for the last 2 days BUT it was lovely to get outside & see the sea.
    Haven’t been strictly sticking to the BSD diet & have eaten as many as 80carbs on 2-3days BUT amazingly we’re both still in Ketosis. I think we may have a few days (maybe even weeks?) of trying to eat relatively well on Keto before we go back strictly to the BSD 800 diet. The strawberries are SO tasty now that we’re not willing to give those up just yet.

    Hope everyone is OK & that Lauren is still around & doing much better. Old age (69) Is making it difficult to remember names etc. The fact that this browser takes me back to page 1 instead of page 5 also doesn’t help. We will probably try to get another week away somewhere soon. I’ll be back when we start on the BSD again.

    Take care all from both of us XXX

  • posted by  SunnyB on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Hi Elle, well done on the 3lbs ditched so far. It’s fine to make substitutions to the recipes and even create your own dishes/menus, but be sure the calculate / adjust the calorie content (and carbs if you are specifically tracking these). A lot of people use apps like MyFitnessPal to track their calories etc., which makes it a bit easier to keep on top of what you’re consuming. Hope that helps.

  • posted by  Elle-Mae on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Thank you all for your kind welcome. I have lost 3lbs in my first week 😁. I have bought the 8 week blood sugar diet recipe book, delighted to see so many recipes I think I will enjoy, however a little question. My other half does not eat lamb, could I substitute beef, he also does not eat pork, so thought could I substitute chicken? I have planned this week’s meals, now to compile a shopping list.

  • posted by  Andy1987 on Hi New Here Looking for a few tips.
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    Hi all new here, haven’t actually started the diet yet, I always get little embarrassed talking about my diet so hiding behind a forum is perfect for me.

    I want to start the diet but i wanted to know what I could have at work. My hours are 7.30 am- 4.30pm.

    Breakfast i can have at home but My Dinner/Lunch I don’t know what would be suitable.

    I am active at work and have access to a fridge and microwave.

    Thanks in advanced

    Andy

  • posted by  HopefulinOz on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Evening everyone. I hope this new week finds you all well, and for those of you lucky enough to be on the other side of the world, enjoying the warmth that this time of year is bringing (I am envious!) 🙂
    Thank you, Wendy, for starting up the new weekly thread. I hope the new week is treating you well.
    Arcticfox – those bouquets sound wonderful – no end to your skills 🙂
    RubyG – I also made the kraut with fennel and lemon when it was mentioned last time. We love it also!
    S-G – I have my fingers crossed for you for your next doctors appt/results. Go show them how amazing you are 🙂
    Ella-Mae – welcome. I have no doubt you will be thrilled with the results once you get into it – lets hope for a reversal asap.

    All is well here. I am plodding along. Have increased my calories up from 800 to approx 950 each day, and that has been a great help to me in feeling a bit ‘fuller’ rather than hungry and also keeping me warmer. We live in a hills area, and in a very cold house without central heating, so come about 4:30pm each day it just gets freezing. I was retreating to my bed with the warmth of an electric blanket, or into a hot bath, but otherwise cold even in thermals. The increased food intake does seem to have made that a bit better.

    I need to pick your brains all! I tried some konjac noodles this evening, and after learning a different way of cooking them, actually quite enjoyed them in a thai curry. I am curious as to whether anyone has a particular recipe/combination of ingredients they like to use konjac noodles or similar with? I was trying to think of a low carb/low calorie pasta sauce, but had difficulty coming up with one (I know tomatoes are quite high in carbs). I would love some ideas ……

    I hope you all have a lovely day/evening 🙂
    Donna.

  • posted by  SunnyB on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Just dropping in to welcome ElleMae, sorry about your diagnosis, but I’m confident you are taking the best possible action and we’ll look forward to you becoming part of our merry band.
    As Sunshine-Girl said, any questions just shout out and someone will respond. Sunshine is our ‘resident T2 expert’, so she is well placed to advise/answer specific question in that area. The rest of us happily weighing on other issues and offer support and encouragement.
    Feel free to off load when things don’t go to plan and share you wins, no matter how small – even those non-scale related … we like to celebrate them all. So, remember to keep us posted on progress and we’ll happily share the journey with you.

  • posted by  RubyG on New, starting BSD TODAY!
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    I had a sneaky peek on the scales this morning:
    11st 7.4lb 🙂
    Thanks for the encouragement SG, I do need to try on some of my other trousers, as I’ve now got used to hiking in the belt or the ties on the ones I’m wearing 😉
    We’ve had 2 good days of 800cals / 20g carbs, no snacks, and sufficient water and it’s working, as expected.

  • posted by  Elle-Mae on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Hi, I am new to this. I got diagnosed last Monday, but had suspicions when Dr phoned 2 weeks in a row to come and get my blood tested. So I had bought the 8 week blood sugar diet book and had just finished reading it when my Dr called to tell me the news. Had a couple of days half doing the diet, then went and did a proper shop and will have been on track for a week tomorrow.

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Yowser, good to see you posting and very upbeat. Really sobering that from next week, the days start to get shorter again. How cute that the cat joined you and DD on your walk! Great quote by the way.

    So let’s see what little positives I can find for today …
    ⏰ this one is quite is sort of ongoing, but I’ve recently acknowlwdged that as we are ‘retired’, we no longer have to be woken by an alarm each morning. A much nicer way to start a new day … bliss! It is a rarity now, to have to resort to alarms.
    🌼 sowed the wild flower seeds in our ‘mini meadow’ this evening …. fingers crossed 🤞🏻 some take.
    🥘 made some rather yummy dal, as a side for dinner this evening.
    If something has made you smile today, please come and tell us about it.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Jive to July
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    Happy birthday Cathy, whatever you have just enjoy it. Dont think I did anything for my 60th but I remember hubby telling daughter he would have organised a party but I wouldnt like it. Guess he doesnt really know me.

  • posted by  Elle-Mae on Going on holiday
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    Hello, I am new to this, just one week in. I really want to give the BSD a go. In 4 weeks time we are going away for a few days, any advice on how to cope, whilst staying at a hotel and eating out?

  • Hello everyone and thanks as always to Wendy for starting a new thread.
    As you know I was feeling rather proud of myself for the initial 11 pound loss. Well after trying hard initially on holiday and seeing some friends and over indulging the weight crept back up, then dropped off again, but not completely, so I’m up 3 pounds meaning a total loss of 8 pounds since the start. I refuse to be hard on myself, as I suspect it was unrealistic to stay so focussed on holiday and whilst seeing friends. Plus we did so much walking last week, that I felt great having done so much exercise.
    But am back at work now and committed to the 800 cal routine. I’m inspired seeing so many people setting goals for themselves, so I’m joining in and aiming to stick to the goal of shifting a stone by my friend’s 40th on 17th July. I’ve got 5 weeks and am determined to stay focused. Am going to take advantage of the weather and long evenings and take myself for a walk each night and then I’m going to try and brave some online HITT classes starting tomorrow.
    I continue to be inspired by you all, so well done and thank you xx

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on 3 weeks in – Blood sugar woes
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    No worries Ruby77. Something I didnt mention – and I dont know why because I am the queen of the subject – the Dawn Phenonomen. This is when you seriously restrict calories and your body thinks you are starving. It has a safety mechanism to prevent you from dying in your sleep (yes it goes back to stoneage man) where the liver pumps glycogen (a form of glucose) into the blood to save your life. Obviously you are not starving but years of conditioning tells your body different. To combat this you can have a small snack before bedtime but on this plan it should only be something like a square of cheese, a slice of ham or a piece of chicken.

    This has always been my mantra but over the last few months I have been doing Time Restricted Eating so I have cut out the nighttime snack. What happened. I did have some instances where BG was higher but my body has not got used to it and it doesnt happen any more. So I would say dont worry about it and accept it is normal.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on New, starting BSD TODAY!
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    Well done Ruby and hubby, just maintaining in these times is hard. I keep hearing people saying they have put on weight – I mean people on the telly like Lorraine. Well we have bucked that trend throughout lockdown and should be proud of ourselves.

    You say you feel leaner. I posted yesterday that I have suddenly gone down 2 dress sizes from 16 to 12, yet I havent really lost much more weight. Probably body shifting around plus exercise. Keep on keeping on…

  • Oh no, done it again. Before I posted I hit the subscribe button and it wiped my unposted post. Like Wendy I normally paste and copy first but I didnt. Start again.

    Welcome to another week and thanks Wendy for setting it up. Come and join us no matter what your goals are.

    Still struggling with that kilo but my goal for doctors was 75kg with a wish of 74 kgs so not going to beat myself up. Anyway, still 3 days to go and I will be fasting tonight before my blood tests tomorrow. No matter how many times I have them done I worry. My daily bloods have been running at between 3.8 and 4.5 so really good but still worry as HbA1c is always higher than that. Will report when I get my results tomorrow afternoon.

    Wendy, clothes shopping was not my priority but we had to go get some frozen food and pool clearer (showing a bit of green). Kiabi just happens to be on the same row. Air con shops and air con car so not a problem. Our decorator told us not to buy ff in Picard as Thiriet is much cheaper. Wrong. Checked the reciepts when I got home, Picard is a lot cheaper.

    Now lets see if I can post this without messing it up. Have a good week everyone and keep drinking the water.

  • posted by  Mariet on Jive to July
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    Happy Birthday Cathy! I spent my 60th birthday on a cruise on the Mediterranean, before the world went mad. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoyed mine! !

  • posted by  SueBlue on Jive to July
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    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Cathy! I hope you have a wonderful day, relax and enjoy it – you’re only 60 once! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Howdy folks! Just checking in with some quick positives! WowzerYowzer,we’re almost halfway thru the year already! How did that happen?
    *~ Had a nice decaf coffee yesterday,and ( ahem! ) half a scone, sitting in the Bean There cafe on the corner of Penny Lane watching the world go by,then we sat in the park enjoying the trees and flowers. These days,because we go out so much less than we did in the “before” world,we really appreciate every little outing.
    *~ Making the most of this last week of the longest days. Having evening walks. Last night DD and I had a stroll and were joined by our cat. So cute padding along next to us!
    *~ Today having a lovely lazy and chilled day at home catching up on reading my cheapo books courtesy of eBay!
    Good news SUNNY re your Turkish build,and DAWN,not long til you see yr Dad on the 19th💕💕
    Thought for the day..
    ‘ Forget the mistake,Remember the lesson’ 💝🌻💝🌻💝🌻💝🌻💝🌻💝🌻💝🌻💝🌻💝🌻 XXXX

  • posted by  RubyG on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    RubyG and hubby reporting for duty this week, with a focused week of 800cals to get to the lower half of our stone mark by the end of the month.
    It looks like niece’s wedding (a festival theme) will go ahead next month (after multiple postponements last year), and I have bought 2 lovely pairs of linen trousers at the charity shop and 3 summer jackets/blazers which I can also wear to work, assuming I ever return to an office.
    I’m still managing to treat Brazil nuts as a nutritional supplement, and have 1 per day with half a glass of homemade milk kefir, which supports my “something fermented every day” aim.
    Whoever mentioned on here the kraut with fennel and lemon – it is awesome! I made a batch in May, and we ate our first meal from it on Sunday with some tinned tuna for lunch, and the flavour was amazing. I have just finished a jar of kimchi I found lurking in the fridge, from the fermenting course I attended in May 2019! I have a new jar on the go, started alongside the cabbage, fennel and lemon kraut, so we’re all good on the fermented foods front for a while.
    Plants and garden – everything is so far behind, but after this week’s forecast thunderstorms and maybe hail, I’ll get all the little pots planted out properly and hopefully get some harvest this year.
    Have a good week everyone!

  • posted by  RubyG on New, starting BSD TODAY!
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    Weigh-in this morning
    Hubby – 16st 11.8lb
    Me – 11st 9.0lb
    Yesterday we came in under 800cals and 20g carbs (I aim for under 50g carbs generally), so hoping for a drop on the scales by Friday. I am feeling leaner this morning, even if the scales didn’t agree 🙂

  • posted by  ADD6605 on Jive to July
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    Happy Birthday Cathy🎉🎉🎉🎉Hope you have a lovely day! Dawn X

  • posted by  Verano on Just seven days ….. 2 litres a day.
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    Tuesday … day 1 of week 2! Think I’ll be here for a while yet.
    S-g I drink green jasmine tea but I’ve never tried it cold. Do you have it just cold or iced? I have some orange and lemon black tea and a green mint tea which are quite nice. I think Wendy is a serious tea drinker. I must experiment a bit more. Maybe iced mint tea will be good…. will give it a try.
    Have a good day!

  • posted by  Dreamscometrue on Jive to July
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    Happy birthday Cathy! I hope you have a wonderful day, and that the coming year is a really good one for you. Enjoy all your celebrations and as Yowzer said, forget all about everything else for today.

    You say “must try harder” but honestly I can’t think of anyone else who tries as hard as you, especially given the dreadful year that has just gone. So well done, and have a fab day!

    Hello to everyone else too, and hope all is going well? I’m trying to do a bit of a blitz for the last couple of weeks. This mostly for me means trying to avoid – or at least reduce – wine and snacks: my two sunny summer carb monsters!

    Have a good week everyone X

  • posted by  arcticfox on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Count me in, Wendy and SunnyB. A kilo might be a goal that I can manage…maybe. I’m not weighing at the moment, but rather using clothes. I was just reading about you having to go down 2 sizes in clothes, s-g. That’s fantastic! I think it shows that you have put muscle on, and that may be why your body is being sticky at the 75kg mark. But it will pay off in extra calories burned in the long run.
    I had to go clothes shopping as I just didn’t have enough cooler outdoor working clothes to get me through the really hot spells that we are expecting. The water weight I was carrying around a couple weeks ago has gone, and I think I’m looking a little slimmer again. I bought 3 pairs of lighter weight jeans in different brands at a charity shop so that I don’t need to feel bad if I do end up slimming down even more. They are a UK size 20, which is what has been fitting me lately, but they fit very comfortably, and one pair is just verging on too big already.
    It isn’t overly warm here at the moment, but we’ve had some rain finally and it is very, very muggy. The mosquitoes have come out in hordes too, so it is not very pleasant to be outside in the evenings. I’m remaining very active though. I did more than 10 hours of weeding over the weekend, and finished planting all my tomatoes, peppers and melons. I have a few flowers out now, so I have been practising my bouquet making skills. Once more things start to bloom, I may be able to make up a number of bouquets to take to sell at the farmers’ market. This really is just a trial year for me though. I am gaining experience and hope to be in a good position to sell flowers next year when all those postponed weddings happen and flowers are likely to be in high demand. I really will need to be fit and ready for next year. I can definitely feel the extra weight slowing me down on the long days, so that is my motivation now.

  • posted by  Ruby77 on 3 weeks in – Blood sugar woes
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    Thanks Verano, that certainly makes me feel a lot better.

    Sunshine-girl, thank you. My HbA1c was 7.4 and it indicated it had only been at this level for 6-8 weeks. I did a finger prick test a week after I started and it was 6.0 fasting so it is definitely coming down I hope. I will be tested in another 8 weeks so hopefully by then it will give me a much clearer reading on how I am tracking.

    Thanks so much for the responses, this has definitely set my mind at rest

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Jive to July
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    🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
    Thanks sooo much for the heads up WENDLEG XX
    Happy 60 thBirthday for tomorrow CCATH…woohoooo..it’s nearly here!…. It’s a big birthday,and don’t forget..sixty is the new forty!🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂
    I hope you have a wonderful day and receive many blessings and joys in the year ahead.
    Don’t worry about weight,cals,carbs,carb monsters for now,just enjoy all the Birthday Girl treats and keep on dancing the light fantastic!
    Sending love and lotsa hugs xxxxxx Many Happy Returns of the Day! xxxxxx
    🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸🎶🌸

  • posted by  ClarinetCathy on Jive to July
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    Wendy
    What a wonderful surprise to see your kind and thoughtful post! Thank you so much. I am 60 tomorrow! I am going to embrace and celebrate my birthday despite everything that has been thrown at me this year. I am nowhere near where I hoped I would be re my weight but I have a lot to be thankful for and I am feeling positive and healthy and optimistic. It was so lovely of you to think of me and I really do appreciate the lovely friends I’ve made over the last four years whilst being part of this lovely community. It’s been a tough year for us all and we are all still here doing our best. I feel extremely fortunate and grateful for the support I’ve had and I will keep on keeping on. MUST TRY HARDER!

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    A busy weekend has kept me from posting positives, but I’m here now to share a few ….
    🍽 dined out at a fav restaurant with OH on Friday and then did date night at home on Saturday, two lovely evenings.
    🌱 some time gardening on Sunday, setting up a couple of new planters and tidying troughs in the front garden.
    🌜on Saturday it was such a warm evening, we sat in the garden until 10.30pm.
    🌞 heard over the weekend, that at last the builders have been able to start our build project in Turkey.
    🌹my roses are really flowering well now, with over half of them blooming at the moment. I adore my roses😍
    That will do for me at the moment, really hope you have all found some positives over the weekend. Please do share a few with us if you can find a moment to post …. will look forward to reading about them.

  • posted by  SunnyB on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Great kick off post, Wendy, to lead us into a new week. Like a lot of people, I am enjoying the proper summer weather we’re currently having is SE UK, but as you say, with that comes additional temptations… a chilled glass of wine, scoop of ice cream and the like. I admit my weekend was rather too indulgent and now I’m looking at a few lean days to compensate.
    So, if you have had similar issues, or are a ‘lurking’ new starter or a returner, please just jump onboard and share your story with us …. no judgement here! Will look forward to hearing from plenty of the folks name checked by Wendy too …. please come and tell us how are you getting on?
    Let’s keep the weekly thread a busy, vibrant and supportive place to be on the forum.

  • posted by  wendleg on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Updated list and welcome to any new members, thinking of anyone who has been ‘absent’

    wendleg, Sunny B, sunshine girl
    JGwen
    sixturkeys
    Starina
    Verano
    ADD6605 ( Dawn)
    Riccoh
    Russianroulade
    Tulip1 ( Clare)
    Mifoz
    MerryMelba
    Maryanne Carlos-Mascarenhas
    WindyJulz
    articfox
    Olive1
    lauraknits
    Marsie (Marilyn)
    EllieAllegra
    EC:Erin
    Hello66
    Jordana
    Alipetunia/Alison
    RubyG and hubby
    Ditchedthemet
    Dizzychicken
    SlinkyTinks
    LonelyAdipose
    Emzijw
    Barefoot girl
    Life Diet
    allicat1A ( Allie, formerly alliecat !)
    RedRooster
    nhatha3432
    sprox
    skittle
    Daisybean
    workingfromthe fridge
    Bombalone
    PSL68
    ScottM
    florobo85/Lauren
    Tamara1
    MillieMoo/Claire
    SummerTwinkles/ Summer
    Sheila Canning
    JustKeepFasting
    Bryla
    kiltgirl
    Deb2003
    Donnadoobie
    HappiR
    WilLuck
    PaulaZ
    Faithlyn67
    Onetowatch
    nicnocgee
    Smead01 ( Samantha)
    Goforgoal
    Britta
    Mokovex
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  • posted by  wendleg on Jive to July
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    Hello everyone ! I don’t post on this thread normallly but just wanted to pop in to wish Clarinet Cathy a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow, 15th June !
    I hope you are well CC, coping and managing with your health issues and enjoying the lifting of lock down restrictions.

    Thinking of you,
    Wendy xx

  • posted by  wendleg on One week at a time beginning 15th June APRIL 2021
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    Trying again !!

    I was saying it is mid June and HOT,HOT, HOT !!! Peeling off the layers, getting out a bit more, it’s all good ( more or less, let’s see what Boris comes up with !!)

    Summer is a busy time, more opportunities for ‘treats’ and excesses and a few indulgences . As long as we don’t totally lose the plot, there shouldn’t be too much damage done ! Let’s stay as focused as we can .

    So come and join us as we support SG in her quest to discard that pesky kilo before her doctor’s apppointment, supporting each other in our victories, struggles, moans whatever !!

    Not forgetting our lovely Australian members who contribute so kindly

    Looking forward to seeing you checking in when you can

    Wendy, SunnyB and sunshinegirl . Thank you lovey ladies for keeping the thread going when I am unable to log on. Thank goodness you are both there xx

  • posted by  wendleg on One week at a time beginning 8th June 2021.
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    Blinkin eck !! I just set up the new thread but it didn’t register so I have to start again ! For once I didn’t save my text , grrrrr !

    I will try again, either my laptop or the site playing up

  • posted by  wendleg on One week at a time beginning 8th June 2021.
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    Great new on the smaller clothes, SG ! I admire you going out to buy clothes though in this heat ! I am enjoying wearing my summer dresses , Vinted bargins as you know !

    Hi Ruby G ! I think we all have stuff going on at the moment , my week has certainly been full on but it’s time for a new weekly thread and we would love you to join us again .

    Must keep an ear out for what Boris decides tonight

    See you on the new thread !

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Just seven days ….. 2 litres a day.
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    Hi there, it is very hot here so I have definitely been drinking plenty of water. I had a green tea, strawberry and spinach smoothie for breakfast so that counts as 1 drink plus my water for medication and a mug of green tea. Water with lunch, 2 coffees and took a bottle of water out with me and finished it in the car. Just going to make another green tea (which I always drink cold) and another glass of water. So that adds up to around 8 glasses already. Keep going V, you will get back into the habit.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on One week at a time beginning 8th June 2021.
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    Hi everyone, still dithering around 75kg. It seems to be my bodies settling point although that used to be 78 so I know that once I get under I will reset.

    Nice surprise today. First of all my swimming costume which was new at the end of the season last year, no long fits me. Too big. Just back from buying new shorts and was also happy to try on my usual size 44 (UK16) and they were too big so I went to get a 42 (UK14) and they didnt have any so I tried size 40 (UK12) and they fit. They do have an elasticated waist but Im not going to knock it. I have also found some summer cotton trousers in the back of the wardrobe that I can now get back into. The 2 pairs of jeans that were too tight are now relegated to my winter wardrobe so dont know if they fit or not but not bothered just now.

    Enjoy the good weather and stay safe.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on 3 weeks in – Blood sugar woes
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    Hi Ruby77, you dont say what your HbA1c was when you were diagnosed so not able to judge whether you have come down or not. 6.9 is just tipping you into the diabetic range but as Verano says, not terribly reliable. You are so lucky to have found this way of eating so early since your diagnosis. I was 12 years in and on insulin. My BG dropped from around 8.2 to 6.9 in 3 weeks but then came down even lower and I now run at around 4.8 to 5.2. Funny though, as we said about not reliable my HbA1c is usually around 6.0 or 6.5. Stick with the plan, especially not eating the white starchy carbs and you will see great results by the time you are re-tested. Do you know when that will be, usually 3 months after diagnosis. Congrats on the weight loss, that is sure to help your overall health.

  • posted by  RubyG on One week at a time beginning 8th June 2021.
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    I too have neglected the thread and the forums in general the past week – busy working week and then spending a lot of time in the garden and outdoor projects in the evenings while the UK weather is co-operative 🙂
    We are both sort-of maintaining, not tracking anything and eating much more than 800cals but no appreciable carbs.
    We both want to push for a working week of 800cals starting today, to get into the bottom half of the current stone by the end of the month, which should be do-able.
    Have a good week everyone, I’ll keep an eye out for the new thread.

  • posted by  RubyG on New, starting BSD TODAY!
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    Weigh-in from Friday last week:
    Hubby – 16st 11.2lb
    Me – 11st 9.0lb
    Sort-of maintaining, not tracking anything so a decent result.
    We both want to push for a working week of 800cals starting on Monday, to get into the bottom half of the current stone by the end of the month, which should be do-able.

  • posted by  Verano on 3 weeks in – Blood sugar woes
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    Hi Ruby …. don’t panic!!
    Lots of us have had great results putting our T2 into remission and you will too.You say
    “I haven’t been checking my glucose levels much just because I find it very up and down “
    Exactly! Finger prick testing is really unreliable because there are so many variables. I test mine periodically and it can be anything between 5.6 and 7.2. When it goes above 7 I take a close look at my carbs. But … my HbA1c has been steady in the low 5’s for over four years. If you finger prick just use it as a very rough guide and find your own ‘norm’.
    Don’t beat yourself up, wait for your next HbA1c. I’m sure you’ll be fine.