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  • Gday all,

    Thanks sunshine-Girl, Snoop & Never Give up, much appreciated.

    Had to get my slimmer cloths out , one of the perks of the not so good yoyo dieter mantra.

    Week 45 of my journey, weighed in at 99.30kg, 0.50 kg gain for the week, 65.5kg loss to date.
    Serving sizes were massive past week, couldnt help my self after having lamb roast, pork roast & beef roast during the week. Least l managed to avoid the carbs and sugars. Have to be more mindful this week and leading up to xmas, considering ive been shocking around the holiday period in the past. Back to omad for a little while.
    Keep up the great work all & remember bloody never give up!

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Sweet dreams SUNNY and safe journey home xxx
    V..OMG!โ€ฆthis isnt going to help my battle to lose weightโ€ฆ a new bakery at Aigburth Valeโ€ฆ! I darent walk past as i know my Carb Monster will just shove me through the door ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคจ the goods look amazingโ€ฆ.
    โ€œMon Petit Chou
    Food & drink
    Micro-Patisserie and Bakehouse by Betty. 367 Aigburth Road. Thursday-Sat 10am-3pm โค๏ธ
    http://www.monpetitchoulpl.co.uk โ€œ
    Other bakeries available of course! X
    Ps Yay! A new page for December! X๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    We’ve been having a bit of a reflect on events of 2022, Yowser, it’s been a busy year for us and happily, with lots of high spots. Counting ourselves very lucky indeed.
    V, hope you have had/are having a good vacation, are you back home yet?
    So, as our current visit to Turkiye is now pretty much finished, I can offer up a few positives before we head homeward ….
    ๐Ÿ˜„ had a wonderful evening with friends last night, haven’t seen them since the end of last year, so was a lovely catch up, with lots of laughs.
    ๐ŸชŸ we have windows in the villa!!! Feels like a bit of a milestone and it means we have a water tight structure to shut up for the winter.
    ๐Ÿ›ฉ packing is almost complete, fridge has been sorted and there are just a couple of small chores left to do tomorrow before we leave. Rarely have we been so organised at the end of a visit here …. have to say it’s really nice not to be stressing about whatelse needs sorting!

    Will be back in the UK on Tuesday, stay at the airport hotel tomorrow night, to make things easier on Tuesday morning, so am signing off now to snuggle down for my last sleep in the apartment for this trip… night, night folks.

  • posted by  SunnyB on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    SG, just dropping by to send all best wishes and positive vibes to you for tomorrow ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป it will all be sorted out ASAP, so you can relax and enjoy the festive season. Big hugs ๐Ÿซ‚

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Hi all! Just one positive for me this Sunday
    *~ Went to see an old schoolfriend yesterday whoโ€™s had a stroke leading to dementia. Makes me realise just how lucky I am. Yes I have my health problems, but I can still get around,and although I have senior moments,my mind is still clear.
    Puts my weight worries into perspective too as my friend is now very frail and thin due to her poor health- not the nicest way to lose weight is it. So count yr blessings folks – we are fortunate in so many ways xx

  • posted by  arcticfox on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    All the best for the week ahead, s-g. It sounds like you are in good hands. I imagine too that your improved health and lowered blood sugar may assist with your recovery and hopefully prevent future instances as well. All your hard work (and all that swimming too) has to be worth something!

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    Thanks for all your good wishes. Julia, I’m not going anywhere but if I do become unable to come on the site hubby has instructions to send a whatsapp to Wendy.

    Yes V, can you imagine going to your GP in the UK and saying you feel crap (which is what I did), told him I just didn’t feel right and him sending you for blood tests, scans etc. I have had this diagnosis in around 2 months plus the asthma diagnosis within 5 weeks. I don’t think I would have even got an appointment to see a GP in the UK. Cant wait to see the bill for the op though, that is the downside of France but I am fully insured so it wont come out of my pocket.

    Just want to get it over with. Hopefully on Wednesday or, if not, it will be first week in January, depends on whether the surgeon can clear his schedule at such short notice. BTW, I told him about my forgetfulness and confusion and he said that was not the problem. Guess it must just be my age but also I’ve go so much on my mind right now.

    Not much else to say. Bon week-end tout le monde (have a good weekend everyone).

  • posted by  Verano on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Great idea Yowzer.
    I might have to ponder for a while as at the moment reflecting on 2022 isnโ€™t throwing up much in the way of positives!
    Take card everyone .

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    Hi all, just back from my consult with the vascular surgeon and it is very bad news. He wants to operate asap and has booked me in for a scan on Wednesday morning, because I need to have blood tests before the scan and cant get to the lab until Monday (the are on strike). So Monday blood tests, Monday afternoon results then scan on Wednesday morning and see consultant same day after lunch and then, if he has managed to clear his surgeries he will operate the same day. He says the scan is a formality as he already knows how serious it is. Right now I am at 85% risk of having a stroke so he doesn’t want to wait any longer. Well nothing much else to say on that, at least it is all in hand. I am going to find out how much this is going to cost in a couple of days but I am fully insured so shouldn’t have to pay out too much.

    BTW I am wearing a t-shirt with a big sunshine on the front with the words Always Look on the Bright Side – hey ho.

    I’m not sure I am interested in talking about or worrying about my weight but I am still KOKO.

    Have a good weekend all of you.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Newbie to Fast 800
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    Hi Meraya, glad you are not diabetic but picked a good time to get rid of the carbs to prevent the pre turning into a full blown diagnosis. This really works. 6.5 grams of carbs seems awfully low so I am not sure what you ate. The 50g apple will give you around 10gm carbs.

    You dont live in the UK, where are you. I am in France. Oh and we have exactly the same BMI.

  • posted by  chocolatemonster on Christmas Belles
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    2nd December, and I’m going to be on this bus until the bitter end too (with a few planned pitstops for festive occasions). This week I’ve managed to get back down to my pre-holiday weight, 81.7kg. I seem only to be able to shed 0.5kg/week, even with very strict adherence to the fast and quite a lot of exercise, so <80.5kg for christmas might be the realistic goal. Let’s go busmates!

  • posted by  Meraya on Newbie to Fast 800
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    Hi,
    MilIion thanks for the concern/advise. I really appreciate it.
    I am prediabetic but I do not take Metformin now. I trained yesterday and did not feel hungry at all though I ate around 600 kcal and 26E% fat. But I needed a whole nights sleep about 12 hours. My usual is 8 hours. Yesterday carb consumption was only six and half grams. Today I want to eat 50g apple and try to keep carbs under 20g. I consulted both cardiologist and the family physician and tested blood glucose, bloodfat. Glucose was normal but a tiny increase in bloodfat. My BMI is 30.5 and hope blood fat drops down when I lose weight.
    I do not live in the UK and my next cardiologist appointment is on the 7th. Cheers, M

  • posted by  arcticfox on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    Hi everyone,
    A bit more time on my hands this week as I’m taking a couple days off work. I had some holiday to use up before the end of the year and as this week is going to be so cold, I thought it would be easier.
    I have a couple of NSVs to report. I had a dentist appointment this morning, and I was running a bit late due to morning chores taking so much longer in the cold (hauling buckets of water from the house, etc.), so I grabbed the first bra off the drying rack that I saw. Turns out it was the one that is one size smaller than what I have been wearing recently and I’ve been wearing a back strap extender with it to help it fit better. Because I was running late, when I realized I didn’t want to go and find the extender, so I thought because I was only going to be at the dentist a short time I would wear it anyway. Turns out it is quite comfortable. I definitely feel less puffy this week, so fingers crossed some of the fluid, if not fat, is finally shifting.
    Also, the dental hygienist said that my gums are looking healthier than they were 6 months ago and she asked if I was doing anything different with my teeth cleaning. I said no, but my diet has been better. So a little win there as well!
    Came home and gave the fridge a much needed and thorough clean, then back outside to finish my chores for the day while it was a bit warmer (-14 C!). Having some mushroom and barley soup for lunch now. It sounds like it should be high carb, but it is only 7g per serving and pretty filling. Barley is recommended for improving lymphatic function, so that is why I picked some up. I quite like it, but haven’t had it for years and years.
    Need to go and get a fire started in the wood stove now. The temperature is starting to fall already. Hope everyone has a good week!

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Christmas Belles
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    ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ
    Whoโ€™s Santaโ€™s favorite singer? Elfish Presley
    What do you call an elf that runs away from Santa’s workshop? A rebel without a Claus!
    ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Enjoy yr last few days SUNNY! X
    Yeh the Christmas Countdown has begun! ๐ŸฅณHappy December everybody!. ๐Ÿฅณ
    Maybe we should take a little time to look back and reflect on the 11 months just gone – and gone so fast! – before we look ahead to the upcoming festivities and holidays, and then onto the new chapter of 2023 and all of the adventures to come. I think I can feel one big last December declutter coming on! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ xx

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    Joining the gang for the next few weeks. My problem when I am away is I don’t have a computer. Hubby takes his laptop but tends to hog it, daughter is usually working up to the weekend before Xmas and, not only that, we are already looking to be very busy.

    On the treading water subject, I did get to go swimming again yesterday. As it is 20 mins each way and โ‚ฌ3 to get in I decided to make the most of it and did 45 minutes. Might have paid off as I am half a kilo down this morning and heading nicely to the 71kgs mark.

    My surgeon cancelled my 9th December consultation and has moved it forward so I am now going tomorrow. At least it is in the afternoon whereas the other was early morning 9.30 – early for me, especially with a 90 minute drive to get there. So early lunch and then set off around 12.30. Getting quite nervous as I dont know if he is going to do the procedure there and then. Doubt it as I will probably need a pre-meeting with an anaesthetist. I will let you know what happens.

    Congrats on growing the sprouts and cauli. My last attempt at cauli gave me some beautiful mini caulis which I left to the cold weather (I think you are supposed to). Came back from a Christmas break to find they had all gone black. From next year we are going to employ a gardner on a regular basis to do odd bits around the garden so I am hoping he can help dig over my veg patches so I can start planting again. I put it off because of the heavy work. About time we paid someone to do it for us.

    Nearly weekend and I am determined to keep on track as we have a night out on Monday. Quiz and dinner – last one of the year.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Newbie to Fast 800
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    As you are checking BG does that mean you are diabetic. Are you on meds – it can make a difference to how you react to the diet and might be in need of some advice on that. If you are not diabetic then just ignore my comment.

  • posted by  SunnyB on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    Checking in to say I’ll be around too, Wendy, I’ll try to be more present, now that our time away is almost done. If I’m honest, I’ll need to be around to keep myself accountable and to hopefully get back on track and back to target weight again, without too much delay.
    Like you V, I’ve had too many carbs recently and so am trying to rein them in again. Definitely want to get a handle on them before Christmas hits. I had a couple of days when the carbs got almost completely out of control, as a result, I had a few days feeling physically really unwell. Still don’t understand why I allow myself the self-sabotage like that, but it seems to happen at least once while we’re away. Perhaps on some level, I need a reminder that being out of control makes me feel ill.
    Ruby, like you, the weight goes on readily enough, but is much harder to ditch again. Being ‘vertically challenged’ means that the pounds impact much too quickly on garment fit too. Don’t beat yourself up for being just 4lb heavier than in Jan though, you can remedy that over the coming month/s. Really like the sound of your Christmas menu idea … if we end up having Christmas day to ourselves, I might try something similar.
    AF, I really hate the idea of clearing lots of snow, so you have my sympathy. Being largely cold blooded with a poor circulatory system, I loath snow and/or being cold. You did the right thing, sometimes we really do need a bit more than we’d normally eat, best to listen to your body at times like that.
    Finally, I’m looking forward to being an active part of the thread again as we move towards the festive season and into the new year. The weekly thread has been invaluable to me and I know to others too, so let’s keep it alive, albeit in a slightly different format, until 2023 when we’ll all be eager for normalcy again.

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Happy 1st of December my friends … the Christmas countdown starts here!!!
    ๐ŸŒƒ last evening was so lovely and mild, we sat outside to eat dinner! ๐Ÿ˜‘ by contrast it’s tipping down with rain this morning and looks like it’s set in for the day… my positive from that, is OH has to take today off!
    ๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŽ got three Christmas presents ticked off my list and ideas noted down for three others. Have also recruited GS to help me with Christmas decs when I get home, so the festive season is feeling a little less daunting.
    Think that’s it for positives right now. We’re on our last few days here in Turkiye, packing begins today and I’m starting to look forward to being home again, seeing family etc.
    Please share your positives and/or what you are looking forward to.

  • posted by  Meraya on Newbie to Fast 800
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    Oh thanks, with all this support I cannot fail. I had my breakfast, the usual bacon 30g and 2 large eggs with plain Ceylon Tea. Start training at the gym in 3 hours time. I packed a chorizo and 3 slices cucumber to eat after the pass.
    I have cod topped with dill and cheese for Dinner which I used to eat before 4 pm. By the way half an hour after breakfast my blood sugar was 7.2mmolL which is “normal”. I aim to drink 2 litres of water. Yes, I keep record of what I eat, calories, protein, fat and carbs.
    Until next time, M

  • posted by  arcticfox on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    Very jealous of the cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, RubyG! I did put in a fall crop of cauliflower, broccoli and kale. Unfortunately we had a very warm October and the cabbage moth catepillars ravaged them, so they were only just starting to struggle upwards when we were hit with a sudden and early winter. They are under more than 30 cm of snow at the moment. I think the kale should survive winter, so hopefully will have some of that come spring, but not sure that the cauliflower and broccoli will. We’re at -15 C tonight and going down to -20 C tomorrow night. I was looking back at some old posts and that reminded me that I used to make cauliflower nachos. Cauliflower from the shop is too expensive here now though, so I’ll just have to wait until I can grow some more.
    I did lots of snow clearing this morning before work and again at lunch time, so I spent a good part of the day hungry and struggling to get warm once I was back inside. I’ve had lots of soup and tea, but have finally given up and had some rye bread with sliced avocado and cheese. I figure I need something a bit more substantial after all that work and being out in the cold.
    Love the swimming theme of the new thread. I used to swim a lot competitively, and I do miss it. It is supposed to be excellent exercise for the lipedema as well. The masters swim club in the city to the south of me meets at really odd times, so I had discounted joining. I suddenly thought that the town to the north may have a club and looked them up, and sure enough they do and the times are much more reasonable. I may have to see if I can join a day or two a week in their next session. I would like to do some skiing this winter as well. Currently I’m too heavy for my skis though, so I’ll have to figure something out for that. Maybe rent skis for now? I’ll look into it.

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Hehe! First December very very soonโ€ฆ! โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐโ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐโ˜ƒ๏ธ
    Saw a guy with an accordion outside Tescosโ€ฆplaying Jingle Bells..it sounded great,highlight of my Wednesday!
    Leaving love and hugs xx

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Christmas Belles
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    NGU and DCT !Thank you,They really made me chuckle!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚xx
    And well,done DCT on w/loss and Pacific challenge ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    โ€œ My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
    reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.
    I asked her, “Do you know him?”
    โ€œYes”, she sighed, “He’s my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinkingright after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn’t been sober since.”
    “My God!” I said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”
    And thats how the fight started…โ€
    XX

  • posted by  Never Give Up on Christmas Belles
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    Okay so with the recent football match in mind and no offense intended, here’s another….
    A guy walks into a bar in America and hears two large ladies speaking in a British accent. He says “So are you two ladies from England?” ” No, we’re Wales” they replied. “Ok, sorry, so you two Whales are from England?”
    And that’s how the fight started……

  • posted by  RubyG on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    RubyG lurking in the shadows.
    Thank you for setting up a new thread until the New Year arrives – I always check in daily even if I don’t post.
    I know I’ve had a rubbish year weight-wise, and looking back I’m about 4lb heavier than I was in January. While the original reason for doing this was to support hubby in reversing his pre-diabetes (which he has successfully done and maintained for 2 years now), it is a way of life now and forays into the pre-BSD world of carbs are few and far between. But as ClarinetCathy mentioned on another thread, it doesn’t take much for me to gain weight and losing it is really hard and requires a lot of discipline, and some days/weeks/months I just don’t have the mental bandwidth to do that.
    But, this WOE feels good for me, is certainly good for hubby, and a return to a high-carb life is not on the cards.
    Christmas will be relatively quiet this year, as usual, but without a glorious goose (the local farmer didn’t raise any this year because of the avian flu risk), so we plan to do something completely different and have a tasting menu of many small courses adapted from a very posh (but now very dated in style) Christmas dinner we attended the year hubby and I met. It should be fun, albeit a lot of kitchen time for me, and I can keep it low carb.
    On a positive note, I grew Brussel sprouts for the first time this year, so they will be on the menu ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am also having a glut of cauliflower from the allotment, not a bad thing on the BSD, but we are eating cauli leaves and/or florets on a daily basis.
    Keep on keeping on everyone, as SG would say ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • posted by  Verano on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    Thanks for setting up this thread Wendy. It really would be a pity if the weekly thread disappeared into the ether.
    I feel better already, all the pressure off and now just watching the carbs. Iโ€™ve had a few too many over the last four days.
    Last day of November so time to remedy that and start December with a โ€˜clean sheetโ€™
    Better to have run and lost than never tried at all!

  • posted by  Dreamscometrue on Christmas Belles
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    Good morning everyone! Lovely to read all your posts. And the jokes! And a big well done to those who are seeing some losses, whether on the scales or off the body.

    As Yowzer said, there are still over 3 weeks till Christmas. I’m planning to stick on the bus till Friday 23rd, even if it’s parked up in the garage by then . . . or perhaps even giving Santa a hand to get those presents out! So that’s another 24 days. I will have various social things between now and then but will try to eat and drink moderately at those and be strict in between.

    I had a nice surprise today when I got on the scales and another pound had gone : very unexpected as I had wine and pizza last night whilst watching the England/Wales match. And even had a mega sugar craving and downed some fudge (which someone brought for us and has been lying around for weeks waiting to be thrown away cos I don’t even like it!!). Sometimes there are no whys and wherefores to our weight loss journeys!

    The only thing I can think of that’s different for me this week so far is that I’ve been skipping breakfast. Not an intentional strategy, just been so incredibly busy that I don’t get round to eating till lunchtime. But that does mean I’m doing 16:8 without really trying, so I guess that’s having an effect. The other factor is that I’ve just started another virtual walking challenge. This time it’s The Pacific Crest, which is about 2500 miles and I’m already behind ๐Ÿ™€ I have 18 months to do it, which means a target of around 5 miles a day. Most days that’s just not possible for me so I will have to extend the finish date at some point, but I find it really does help having something to aim for and make me think more about moving regularly during the day.

    Hope everyone has a good week and that we all achieve some milestone, however small.

    Another joke to make you smile : Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing? They keep dropping their needles!

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Christmas Belles
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    Come on kids,weโ€™ve still got over 3 weeks til Crimbo..lets all make one-great-big-last -PUSH and make the Belles Bus proud! XX
    Thanks for the joke CCATHY!X โ˜ƒ๏ธโค๏ธ
    There were a lot of jokes on here a few years back that all ended with the line.โ€.And thats how the fight startedโ€
    Off the top of my head,this is the only one i can remember right nowโ€ฆxx
    โ€œ I was out for dinner with my wife at our local bistro.
    The waiter comes up to us and asks me what we would like for our mains.
    “I would like T-Bone steak, medium please”
    He replied, “Are you not concerned about the mad cow?”
    To which I then said “No, she will order for herself.”
    And that’s how the fight started….โ€
    โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    VERANO youre in the best place..its cold,damp and grey today here in Lpool!
    Positives here tho..
    *~ I succumbed to a hot chocolate today to offset the gloom and tbh it was well worth the cals and carbs..so creamy and smooth โ€ฆand was good to chat with the really nice young mum who cooks in a local health shop and sells coffees and hot chocs
    *~ Enjoyed browsing in local florists who also sells interesting Christmassy bits and bobs. It was a joy to feast our eyes on all the beautiful flowers,especially the gorgeous Christmas wreaths
    *~ Postman knocked with a couple of parcels..just small Christmas gifts for the little ones of family and friends,but i love getting parcels in the post. Also received my first christmas card today!
    XX
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  • posted by  wendleg on TREADING WATER until the NEW YEAR 2023 comes !
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    Thanks to Verano and sunshine girl for the inspiration !

    This is a continuation of the ‘weekly thread ‘ which will run until we are all back after the festivities in January .

    Lots of us are going to be busy, visiting family, travelling and realistically we are not going to be that active on the forum .

    So … as V suggests, you can just dip in and out as you are able. .There will usually be someone around to chat .I will check in until the 12th December but will be in the UK for a couple of weeks .

    We are not going to be drowning in carbs !! Just waving ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The main thing is to keep this long-standing thread going .
    Thank you everyone for your input

    Wendy, sunshine-girl and SunnyB XXXX

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    No particular positives to post, but wanted to wish V a wonderful break in the sun … I know what a struggle you’ve had to make vacations happen in the last 12mths, so enjoy!!!!

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Newbie to Fast 800
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    Hi again, You are embraced – big hugs. don’t totally forgo the dairy. The full fat dairy is good for you – just never have low cal or low fat products, they are full of c”””. Just watch the calories on things like cheese but a good source of protein now and then.

    Yes, get rid of the potatoes and the basmati but also, if you eat it now, the breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, high carb vegetables. It is a big learning curve but even after 6 years I make mistakes. Keep sharing.

  • Hi, we could start up a thread before we go and let it run, give it a different name – one or two weeks at a time to see us to New Year. Not so snappy but does the job so people know it is still the weekly thread. I would probably pop by from time to time.

    As for me getting out and about. I am going swimming again tomorrow. The first time is the worst, not knowing where the changing rooms are – we have to take our shoes off before we go into the changing area, leave them in a corridor and then walk through disinfectant water – very nice smelling. Then you have to find a locker and work out how to lock it. Then I couldnt find my way to the pool. No signs saying piscine but one saying douce obligataire – must shower, so figured that was the last part of my journey. It is oldies morning but they have lots of lanes for different levels. I went in the one with no sign. I like to be in the slow lane but some people were going a bit fast and always a bloke who splashes as he barges his way through. Anyway, when it was time for me to get out I walked along the lanes and discovered I was in the wrong one. I needed debutant. I will know exactly what I am doing tomorrow.

    Still stuck at 72kgs but thats okay. Have a good week.

  • posted by  chocolatemonster on Christmas Belles
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    haha the cup a soup one is so true! A bus themed one liner: ‘I couldn’t get my fridge to work this morning, so I took the bus instead’

    My progress has been stalled by my inability to resist eating chocolate bars that I bought as christmas presents last weekend…I am the WORST. Static weight, and back at it with gusto today.

  • posted by  ClarinetCathy on Christmas Belles
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    Hello everyone
    Iโ€™m two steps forward and three back at the moment. Iโ€™ve been compensating by eating one meal a day. Went out for Sunday lunch, went to York yesterday with my husband and ate lunch out and ate a delicious orange and cranberry scone and am meeting friends for lunch today. Three consecutive bad days! My jeans are TIGHT! I have decided that after lunch today I am firmly back on the wagon until the next meal out with friends! There is no way I have lost anywhere near the weight intended to lose, if any!! If I can stay focused on between my meals out then hopefully I wonโ€™t gain any more. My husband said why are you always beating yourself up, you donโ€™t eat a lot. My reply was that to lose weight I canโ€™t eat a lot and just eating what โ€œnormalโ€ people eat makes me gain weight. Itโ€™s a constant battle. Anyway, like Yowser and Dawn I am dusting myself down and focusing on being the best I can be. There wonโ€™t be a grand weigh in and amazing weight loss for me on Christmas Eve as I had hoped. However, Iโ€™m not giving up. Iโ€™m keeping on trying and I will weigh myself on Christmas Eve and take it from there.
    I donโ€™t know why I live my life constantly beating myself up about what I eat and what I weigh. Itโ€™s been good not going on the scales but itโ€™s not helped me lose any weight so there is my dilemma. Keep doing your best everyone.
    why does everyone like โ˜ƒ๏ธ frosty the snowman? Because he is so cool!

  • Hi. Sorry to hear your sad news Wendy but letโ€™s hope for brighter news in the future.
    I think itโ€™s probably the best idea to have a break until the New Year.
    I sometimes wonder why these boards have all gone so quiet. I know there was a Facebook group but I donโ€™t do Facebook anymore and I donโ€™t think they were a very friendly lot. Unless Iโ€™ve got my wires crossed!
    Anyway, as Wendy says it would be a shame for this thread to disappear.

  • Hi everyone,
    I’ve had not too bad a week. I’ve been keeping fairly low carb. I had an interesting food reaction, and I don’t know what it was to. My dad and I went shopping for farm supplies in a nearby town and it took us a bit longer than expected and he was hungry for lunch. If I had been by myself, I would have just fasted through it. We went to a deli and he had a sandwich, and I had a black bean mexican salad that had lots of veggies in it. Within about 15 min of eating it, I had a scratchy throat and runny nose. Don’t know what ingredient was bothering me (perhaps cilantro? I don’t ever eat it at home), but interesting because I was wondering about maybe trying to go low histamine for a few weeks as I’ve been breaking out in some unusual hives, mostly when my skin gets a bit sweaty. Still giving it some thought, but might be worth a go.
    Tonight I’m having a pumpkin gratin that I found a recipe for on Diet Doctor. Smells delicious cooking away in the oven. It’s just about ready, so I’m off! Have a good next week, everyone.