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  • Hi Wendy, congrats from me too on just saying *no* to chocolate. And to you Caronl for resisting the wine! I made it through to Saturday night with 10 alcohol free days, and broke my “fast” on Saturday night at dinner with friends as planned.
    Well done to everyone on their pledges this week – wobbles or no! We can do this!
    Beautiful sunny Melbourne Monday morning, as I think about what I will post for my pledge in the coming week. Mmmm.
    Merry

  • Hi Wendleg Congrats on resisting the dark temptress aka chocolate. I am still hanging in there – one wobble on Wednesday, but otherwise wine-free. I plan to build on this next week by ditching the other great weakness – salted peanuts….. One vice at a time! Have a good week. And thank you for keeping us all on our toes! xx

  • posted by  Ianbrez on Following the BSD as an active athlete
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    I’ve followed the BSD diet for 3 weeks now and it’s changed my life and thinking to the way I eat food . I’ve lost 7 lb and feel great.
    My problem now is I’m an active racing cyclist and I’m feeling as if I m not fueling. my muscles properly . My legs feel a bit empty when i ride .
    How do I stick to this brilliant way of eating and still fuel my body for intense exercise.
    Conventional knowledge is carb up for energy , but that goes against everything that’s good about this diet .

  • Just checking in on Sunday evening and hoping everyone is feeling focused and positive as our first Weekly pledge will be ending soon. I am definitely missing my chocolate fix but will continue for a couple more days. I am then going to give up nuts for a Week 😉
    I have definitely felt I can’t let the side down 😉 and no choc chomping has been allowed. The scales are moving again and I suspect I have been in choccy denial for quite some time.
    Scottishgal, how are you ? I don’t like it when you go quiet ! Merry and El our lovely Aussies how’s it going ? Izzy you have made a good start …let us know how you are doing.
    6T …how is your week going ? Crikey, we will soon be in turkey season again !
    Hi Jennie10…I think you are in maintenance ? Is it going well ?
    Are you managing to stay on track LesleyLondon ?
    Happyitsworking….are you happy with your week so far ?
    Hi KKatie : Check in with us ?
    What about you, Butterlover ? I hope your week continued to go well
    Interesting info from Californiagirl, SG….I wonder if your hubby could get that treatment in France ?
    Birdy…don’t stray too far from us, we miss your chirpy energy 😉
    Hi to Allie, Kazz, JGwen V, SunnyB and caronl 😉 You are our support network xx

  • posted by  Verano on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Hi. I hadn’t realised I’d not posted for so many days. Lovely to read all your positives. As usual, all this bright news brings a smile to my face.
    I must admit I’ve struggled the last few days but then I’m always a bit uptight just before we go away on a long trip. Nonetheless I do have some positives …..
    1. Saw my beautiful granddaughter this morning for the first time in several weeks and she’s talking! Always a problem when children live in different parts of the country, or even more so the world.
    2. SunnyB your talk of Reiki, which I’m a real fan of, reminded me I do need to get back to my meditation on a regular basis. I’ve had Reiki myself which I found great but when I was seriously ill I had ‘telephone’ reiki, amongst other prayers from most denominations, they all seemed to do the trick! So yes I’m a fan!
    3. Wendy I love your idea of ‘making friends with your body’ that has given me a real ‘uplift’. Think it’s about time my body and I had a serious chat.
    Hope you all had a good and positive weekend.

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Good to see you posting again Izzy. Completing a long standing project is a great achievement, hope you are really enjoying the painting now that it is finished.
    Oooo … a holiday to look forward to, Wendy, how lovely! So glad you and your body have made friends and you’re feeling good about it.
    Hope you got your bulbs planted, caronl.

    Weekend positives from my little corner of the world ….
    1 two days running with no rain here …. definitely breaking a pattern!
    2 conducted a Reiki session for son’s new partner. It is really interesting that the nature of the direct feedback when giving Reiki, can still surprise me in the way it manifests – fascinating.
    3 OH passed his electrical upgrade exam with flying colours – 93% pass mark.

    Hope everyone is finding some positives during their weekend. Please share one or two of them here …..

  • posted by  shoegirl on No Nonsense November
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    Hi all, some great tips as always. I’ll check out some of the apps as I haven’t tried any yet. Feeling good about the TRE, I lost 900g last week so down almost 6kg in 6 weeks. I’d set a conservative goal weight as I was nervous about failing, but I’m already there! Guess I’ll keep going and see where I get to!
    LouiseKangaroo I’m in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, I don’t eat out in the city often so recommendations would be great!! Have a fabulous week everyone!

  • Hello Sunshine girl, I’m so very sorry to hear of your husbands situation with A-fib. My OH had severe atrial fibrillation several years ago and was on an extensive drug regimen to control it. He was also apprehensive about exercise and So I understand that problem and how limiting it can be.
    I am replying because you mentioned that the doctors have stated that this is a lifetime thing and there is nothing to do but continue the drugs.
    That may not be true — my OH was treated at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto California with a procedure that “burns” the area of the heart muscle where the overactive stimulation is coming from. At the time it was brand new technology but it is fairly routine now and we have other friends who were also successfully treated.
    My OH had to do the procedure two times but the second time did the trick and he is 100% ok and takes no drugs for it anymore.
    The procedure is basically a “wire” that is pushed up into a groin artery and into the heart where the wire “burns” the overactive area. It takes about three hours. Recovery is about a month and my OH is able to ski, hike, run and has no further symptoms.
    If you cannot get this treatment in France, I recommend trying to get it in the US. I know it would be expensive but it is brilliant and works very well. Or maybe it is available there or in the UK for a price (private doctor/hospital?)

  • posted by  MelBelle on No Nonsense November
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    Does anyone have favourite apps? I’ve just downloaded two. One is called Zero – a free fasting tracker. You put what kind of fast you want to do in and it tells you how long to go, keeps records. The second one is Ate. You take photos of each meal and it keeps a log of what you eat that way, plus has mindful eating stuff (why you ate, how you felt) and goals. A great thing about Ate is you can do it with friends for accountability. I’m hoping to kick my dark sneaky snacking with a bit more accountability (and of course requires me to be brutally honest, but I feel motivated right now to honestly track. At least, from now to Christmas.)

  • posted by  SueBlue on No Nonsense November
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    Cathy I was the same this week too, with a pound on. I was a bit all over the place last week, with starting a new job, but am determined to be more organised this week. I’ve spent some of this morning making breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday, I’m having the same or very similar meals both days.
    I want to have another go at TRE, and am hoping that 16:8 will work better with my new work hours. I work 8.30-1.30 with a 10 min break around 10.30. My plan is to wait and have my breakfast during the 10 min morning break, skip lunch, or maybe just have a snack after work and then dinner at 6/6.30, this would keep my eating in an 8 hour window. It just means that breakfast needs to be portable and something I can eat quickly, I’ve made a Bircher porridge with fresh berries for Mon and Tues but may try smoothies or boiled eggs/egg muffins later in the week. If this doesn’t work out I guess I could have breakfast before I leave in the morning still but my day would be more of a 14:10.
    Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, can’t believe we are more than halfway through No Nonsense November already!

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on Trouble ending 800…
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    Most people here with diabetes aim for low carbs, others just pick a limit that agrees with their body.
    I don’t have diabetes, dropped to 20gr per day to lose the weight and now that I’m in maintenance I stay low carbs cause if I don’t I feel sluggish and depressed. It has quite a huge impact on the way I feel. Some days though I will have higher carbs but mostly not 🙂
    Since you’re aiming to maintain your weight, I would just experiment with the amount of carbs that agrees with your body and lifestyle and adjust the fat accordingly (ie. if you increase the carbs, decrease the fat or the other way around)

  • posted by  CountingDown on Trouble ending 800…
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    Thanks for that, helpful advice to add fats being such a big calorie hit that does make it easy to add calories without bulk for now, have added seeds to breakfast yogurt and more oil to lunch salads for now.

    Longer term though your plan sounds far more keto than I had imagined?
    Mosley is quoted here (https://coach.nine.com.au/diet/fast-800-diet-michael-mosley-weight-loss/7f602665-129b-46f7-b87c-b29e34464b82) as aiming for 40/40 carb/fat and 20 protein, and encourages healthy complex carbs such as beans/pulses and vegetables containing carbs/fibre. The 2 x 800 days plus the time restrictions I guess are used to make sure that we burn up any reserves we build up in the interim.

    Are most of you here basically just doing keto or are some of you following the intended Mediterranean diet and still having success?

  • posted by  wendleg on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Weekend check in time ! Hi everyone !
    Stay safe Mariet…worrying situation I know. Sending big hugs to you and anyone else coping with the threat of bushfires in Australia .
    So one positive is that we have just had rain here in SW France. It is pretty grey and miserable some days but no flooding in our area.

    Went to aqua gym today for my usual Saturday class and my plan now is to arrive in time to have a session in the hammam and the sauna. Not sure what it is called in English…a salt cave sauna ?? Very relaxing gazing at the golden hues. I then followed up with my exfoliating olive oïl treatment and felt very energized and smooth !! The class was great too !

    I have bought some preloved winter coats , one was brand new and is very warm faux fur, perfect for an English Christmas. The other fluffy jacket was in excellent condition and feels very snug and cuddly for my early morning drive into work. These French brands would normally be well out of my price range so I feel quite chuffed !

    Betty our kitten is thriving and still up to all sorts of tricks which keep up entertained !

    Hubby has had a haircut and looks much tidier 😉 He hasn’t had any more health scares thank goodness.

    We have booked a week in Valencia in February .

    My yoga teacher is going to be offering relaxation/meditation classes to kids in school to help them manage stress etc and I am really pleased about that.

    Went to the farm yesterday and bought 3 magnificent , just picked lettuces !

    I think my major positive is my relationship with my body right now .We have made friends and quite like each other.I am still surprised when I look at my silhouette in a full size mirror. Something is definitely changing and I think I could maybe in the 10 stone bracket by the end of the year. Not showing off …but I am proud of myself for sorting myself out after starting at 16stone plus .

    It’s Saturday night and Strictly will be on soon 😉 I don’t get out much 😉 but am quite happy having a relaxed evening in front of the fire with two cats on my lap 😉

    Wishing you all a lovely rest of the weekend xx

  • Hi everyone. Weekend check in after my weary Friday ! I decided to weigh myself this morning as I sort of felt my body was changing a bit. I can feel ribs I never knew I had 😉 I am down a kilo since my last step on the scales which is a nice boost. I wonder if is a consequence of my reduced choc consumption ??!! I am still resisting but very much looking forward to having a cheeky square or two when the Week is over 😉
    Well done Sunshine girl on your continuing discard and your commitment to exercise.

    Sorry to hear your hubby has the ongoing heart problem. I agree, it will need patience to convince him that exercise would be good for him but he is understandably anxious.Maybe you could get your gorgeus doctor to suggest it to him…or the cardiologist ? I am sure he is receiving excellent treatment and regular checks. Take care of yourself too xx

  • posted by  Lupf on travel for work
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    I seem to be reaching a limit at 10 kg, so only have lost another couple of pounds over the last two months. My blood sugar averages now 6.2 mmol/l. Thus I plan to have another Hb1Ac test soon.

    What does actually happen when you lose weight? Of course you burn calories when exercising, but this is not where the weight goes, despite 60% of doctors and health professionals getting this wrong as well and claiming the weight is converted into energy and heat. I found an article which explains this, see https://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7257.

    Let me try to explain this in lay terms. Fat is stored as something called “triglyceride” in your fatty parts. When you breath your lungs convert oxygen from the air and trygliceride into carbon dioxide and water and it is through this process that you burn calories.
    This is written as a chemical process, but you can ignore this: (C55 H104 O6) + 78 O2→55 CO2 + 52 H2O + energy.
    However the correct proportions of trygliceride (C55 H104 O6), oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) are relevant.
    The results are the following: For my loss of 10 kg of fat, I had to breath in 29 kg of oxygen or about 140 kg of air, which corresponds 220’000 normal breaths of 0.5 litres. 84% of this oxygen and 8.4k kg of my body fat was converted in my lungs into 28 kg of carbon dioxide which I breathed out. The remaining 16% of oxygen and 1.6 kg of fat was converted into 11 kg of water which I excreted as urine, … Such a 10kg weight loss is illustrated in Figure 2 at the back of the paper. The paper also shows how each day you convert about 200 g of carbon into carbon dioxide which in steady state you replace by eating 2000 calories. Have a look and ask me if you have questions.

    Summary: during weight loss most of the fat is converted by breathing into carbon dioxide.

  • posted by  Helen52 on 10% yay!!
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    Well done @fatfatgoaway. That is amazing. I also reached the 10% mark last week and that is 25 pounds for me too!! I have fallen off the wagon a few times but found it easy just to get back on track the next day. I never thought I would get this far. The best thing is dropping 5 inches from my waist. I love reading everyone’s stories here. So motivating to read them and it makes me want to carry on. Thankyou so much. I couldn’t have got this far without you all.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on No Nonsense November
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    I was just saying on the weekly thread that around the 15th of each month I gain weight for no reason only to lose it a few days later. It is a danger point for me as I could just give in with the diet but knowing my own body I know it is part of my monthly cycle. Even though I am 66 and not had a period for 20 odd years it still affects me. Oh what we women have to put up with.

  • Another day and I have had a further weight loss. Last night hubby asked if I was going to have a drink so he would know if he could too. I told him to go ahead but I would decide later. Later never came so I managed to stay AF and so pleased I did. It is not hard, I just have to say no. Done another 30 mins aerobics this morning as it is raining very hard so I know I wont get out for a walk. The story with my husband is that he had a heart problem just before our cruise in April this year – atrial fibrillation or an uneven fast heartbeat. He had meds and a further checkup before we went away and he was told he was okay to go. He/we walked all over the place, Tallin in Estonia, around Copenhagen, Hamburg, Stockholm and St Petersburg with no problem. He went to the doctors last week to be told he still has the problem and it is now with him for life (free meds and treatment from now on) and has become an invalid since. That is why I had to coax him on a 20 min walk as, understandably he is frightened to exercise. It would do him more good than anything as long as he is not running marathons but I have to be patient and let him take his own time. He has never been ill in his life and at the age of 74 finds it hard to deal with. I just need to take care of him even if I do feel like beating him around the head and screaming ‘now you know what it is like to be ill’ after having T2 for 14 years. He never worried about me and still criticises me if he sees me having a second snack and I have to explain I only had….. or it was just….. and that I feel the need i.e. lightheaded or weak and know I have a hypo coming on. He turns into the food police.

    Didn’t mean to moan about him but you know what men are like when they get something wrong and so annoying when I have been ill for years with not an ounce of sympathy. End of moan.

  • posted by  caronl on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Good for you Izzy. I hope the painting is in pride of place! No roses here SunnyB, but fuchsias and salvias still going well, so enjoying those.
    1) Enjoyed watching two red squirrels this morning. Even though they are usual in mainland Europe, it still feels special to see them after all the grey ones in the UK.
    2) Saint Nicholas has arrived on his steam boat allegedly from Spain. Cue lots of excited happy children and traffic chaos! Still enjoy these traditions.
    3) Today is the day for bulb planting – tulips, alliums and crocuses. The positive is anticipation of how they will look next Spring, all being well.
    4) More wine-free days under the belt (or not if you see what I mean).

    Have a lovely weekend everyone.

  • posted by  MelBelle on No Nonsense November
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    @LouiseK, I stopped getting sore breasts, but still get some extra water weight.

    @julie, I started at 33 inches in July and am now down to 27.

    @foodislife – I’m very short and I didn’t get nearly as good results as others have from 800 cal without watching macros. I got better results when I started to watch carbs as well and keep them very low (under 25g as far as possible), plus time restricted eating. Some of the recipes in the book have too much carb for someone my size. I went from 12 hour to 14 to 16. I’ve hit my goal weight (although now I know weight is not nearly so important as your measurements and body composition) and right now am fluctuating around it. I haven’t hit my goal waist line yet. Another inch to go. I haven’t worked out how much fat I should be eating yet, but I have worked out that I need it to feel full. I tried to do this diet a bit low fat to begin with, not realising that I needed fat to feel full. That was a big mistake.

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on No Nonsense November
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    On fluctuation of weight around TTOM, I use to put on 2kg worth of water in the week leading to it. Since I’ve transitioned to LCHF I don’t get that anymore, my weight stays stable. Weird!

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on No Nonsense November
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    Yes macros are important. Usually the rule is :
    Carbs – don’t go over 20-50gr per day, although you could experiment and chose a higher limit.
    Protein – push yourself to get to it every day, between 0.6 to 1gr of proteins per kg of goal weight. Don’t go over that amount though.
    Fats – add fat until you are full.
    Hope it helps.

  • posted by  foodislife on No Nonsense November
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    Hi all, I’m new here! Only on Day 5 but going well! Can I check if there is a maximum grams of food groups that I should be eating? The book reiterates sticking to 800kcals for at least two weeks, but no mention of maximum carbs/fats ratio? Any ideas?

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on No Nonsense November
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    Im a daily weighter, same time every day. Basically as soon as I get up and after a wee
    Thé app happy scale is great if you do daily weigh in as it shows you the trend. 👍

  • posted by  Julie l on No Nonsense November
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    Oh that’s good timing. I was feeling dizzy this afternoon.
    My waist was 35in and 1in has already gone
    How much did you lose?

  • posted by  MelBelle on No Nonsense November
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    Hi @julie-l, I think lots of people who weigh daily (including me!) have felt awful when the scales don’t show anything or show an increase. Especially for women, you just need to keep going. Don’t binge when you’re discouraged. Distract yourself or don’t weigh. The week before my period is tough. And the scales will probably show an increase then if not before. Go by measurements or your dress, not the scales. Sometimes after a stall you can have a big discard a week later (the whoosh effect!). Have salt if you feel dizzy or get a headache (keto flu).

  • posted by  Julie l on No Nonsense November
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    Thanks Louise, that sounds hopeful. This seems the equivalent of a weight loss group you would go to, encouraging each other to reach goals.
    I hope we carry on during December- that may be a tough one. January will be fine as you’re surrounded by healthy eating messages everywhere

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on No Nonsense November
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    Hi @julie-l and welcome!! Congrats on completing your first 10 days.
    That’s the hardest bit I reckon as your body adapts to go with way less carbs and to fuel from fat.
    Personally the other hurdle I met was around week 3-4 when the loss stalled. It made me pretty angry haha
    I kept pushing though and the weight has dropped off me later. It’s been 5 months and now it’s my routine, I don’t think of it as a diet, it’s just my new way of eating and will be forever

  • posted by  Julie l on No Nonsense November
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    Hi can I join?? Only just seen the forum but have been on the diet 10 days. Starting weight 12 stone 5, goal for wedding next July 10 stone 4. So far 8-9 lbs off so really pleased. Wedding dress in wardrobe and not fitting is perfect motivation 😀. Eat about 900 cals a day but still seems to work.
    I see a lot of people have been on here a while. So any advice about which tends to be the hardest and easiest weeks?

  • posted by  Annach on No Nonsense November
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    Slight gain this week. Had a visitor and then TOTM. I should be able to manage a much better week starting tmrw. Congratulations to all you losers and keep trying to all of us struggling

  • posted by  keithm on No Nonsense November
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    Hi everyone, great to keep reading your posts. I was mega surprised this morning to weigh in at 13st 4 lbs, a 5lb drop on the week. Have now lost exactly one stone on this bash. I thought this week would be much slower. I think I will have a few glasses of wine tonight to celebrate. I know I shouldnt but I feel i am ahead of where I want to be, so even if I risk going backwards for a few days, so what. I’m now more confident than ever that I can lose another half a stone and get down to my best weight from 2 years or so ago. I’m also gonna have a day off from the gym tomorrow. I have done 16 days on the trot; often doing 4-5 classes a day and I think it has caught up with me. Legs felt so tired today as I started a spinning class. Nose back to the grind on all fronts from Sunday. Good luck everyone with your goals.

  • posted by  ClarinetCathy on No Nonsense November
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    Congratulations to this weeks “losers”. Some great commitment being shown during No Nonsense November.
    My weigh in was disappointing this morning – 1lb on! I’ll dust myself down and keep on plodding. I expected a loss this morning too! My weigh loss journey has always had its ups and downs! I won’t ever give up. I can’t because if I don’t follow BSD I will be back to where I was and I won’t let that happen.

    Have a good week everyone.

  • Buddy, good to see you back. Huge well done on the nonsmoking, that’s a great achievement. Glad you are on the mend now and so determined and focused on getting back to the BSD and reaping more positive results.
    There is evidence that weighing daily results in more successfu weight loss and maintainence, but you are right, not everyone can use a negative result as a spur to do better. Like you, s-g, daily weighing is now just part of my daily routine and a habit that would be hard to break.
    Anyway, about to do my daily ten mins exercise, so will report somewhere on forum later.
    Have a good w/e maintaining those pledges folks.

  • posted by  Au secours on No Nonsense November
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    Thanks Jennie for your kind comment. There is no doubt about it. Being on this forum is definitely a big help in keeping to plan and not indulging in extra carbs. If I think of having an extra tangerine I stop myself by saying no nonsense, and it has worked.
    I wish you luck with your plan for a balance of food. Have a good weekend and week.

  • Hi all, welcome back Birdy. I have lost all the 0.6kg I gained and I can see it follows a pattern especially with the whole knowing my body theory and it being down to premenstrual bloating even without the periods. Also I have done another 50 min exercise routine this morning.

    As for the weighing question. Dr M recommends daily weighing and I guess it has become a habit but it depends on your mindset whether you should weight daily or weekly. For me, if I gain a little I become more determined to lose, if I lose weight I am spurred on to do even better. So for me it is motivational. Anyway, if I had weighed weekly I would be exactly where I was a week ago and with the weekend looming and the wine calling I am determined to have a loss by next Tuesday to get me over this hump in the road.

    Have a good weekend everyone.

  • Good afternoon lovely people❤️ I am still alive and kicking! I was going to pledge this week but I’ve not been very well I have had a nasty head cold once again and I have had a bit of stress. But have no fear I have been reading this week and keeping an eye on all of you❤️❤️ Merry thank you and I am here💋. I must admit I have missed it and I think my real pledge is to get back on here with you guys and get back on track

    It has now been two months and six days since my last cigarette 🚬 💪😍, but over those two months I have gone from 14 stone 2 to fluctuating between 14 stone 13 and 15 stone 1😱😱. I am not beating myself up about it as they say when you quit you can gain up to at least 30lbs!! I know the last time I gave up I gained 3 stone!!! But I didn’t have BSD principles and I was eating mega amounts of carbs and low fat foods!! I now know different thanks to this forum and you guys! I have been TREing daily and I even managed a 19 hour fast this week, I was going for. 36 but with being ill 🤧 i had to break it! It is now my TOTM and I didn’t even realise I was due, so explains why I really craved chocolate yesterday. I could have bought some at work last night but I didn’t, I did however buy a Coke Zero!! I know it is not good for you and I know it still makes insulin pump out, but I needed something sweet in my gob😂😂.

    I am also going to pledge (even though it is late in the week) to getting back to no lager and 800/20 on a weekly basis that will hopefully turn to monthly and then by the 1st of April 2020 I will be 12 stone 9.❤️❤️

    Wendy, V, SG, Alliecat, JGwen, Merry and Elky plus the new ones, thank you and what a great first week of pledges. Hugs 🤗 Birdy 🦜💞

  • posted by  Jennie10 on 10% yay!!
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    Hi Fatfatgoaway
    What a brilliant result. There are so many things in your post to cheer. It’s such a pleasure to read and I relate to it all. Really well done. I agree, it’s a life changer.
    Jennie xx

  • posted by  Jennie10 on No Nonsense November
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    Hi everyone
    Au secours – well done on the discard – sounds like everything is going to plan and you’re going great! I agree, it really helps me keep going when I know l’ll be reporting in on here.
    Crazyquilter – love Devon, – I’ve always struggled with the water intake, and often just forget to do it. I’m drinking too much tea and coffee with milk at the minute, so I’m going to go with you and aim for 2 litres of water a day. I’m just about to plan my menu for next week – so I’ll add the water ‘challenge’ into this in big letters!
    The last couple of weeks I’ve lost 1lb, gained 2lb, lost 2lb but essentially I’m at my initial goal weight (9st). But one of my November goals is to cook and eat a wider variety of food, which means also trying out new recipes. I’ve not done too bad this week, I’ve tried out a few new dishes, but I seemed to end up eating a lot of meat. So, my plan for next is to get a good balance of food across the week and try out more vegetable-based meals.
    My exercise goal is getting there. I’ve done 10k steps every day so far except yesterday(8,236) and have gone to each of my exercise classes/gym sessions so far. Pilates on Sunday. I’m still anxious about maintaining any exercise routine long-term but, after a lot of disruptions this year, I’m happy to have got back into a routine. Early days.
    Louise and MelBelle – great to hear you’re both doing so well.
    Izzy – that’s a great start – oh, and I read your positive thread post- I really admire you being able to stand up and read those poems – well done that woman. The spoken word event sounds great.

    Hope everyone else has a good weekend.
    Jennie xx

  • posted by  Izzy on No Nonsense November
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    Hi everyone thanks for the welcomes, I’ve had an up and down week but still trying to get on top, which I know I will. I’d forgotten about drinking a lot but I’m getting there.

    I’ve lost 2lbs according to my scales 🙂

    I’ve scanned the messages, I’ll come in more often to try to keep up. Hope everyone near the fires stays safe

  • posted by  Au secours on No Nonsense November
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    I was so happy this morning when I stepped on the scales and saw 123 lbs. I had successfully discarded the one pound I was aiming to discard. My aim is to achieve a loss of one pound every week till Christmas. Being on this forum is certainly helping me as I know that if I am tempted by more carbs than my daily allowance I will not have a discard to report on here. I hope everyone else has success too. Have a great lc day,. 😊

  • posted by  Crazyquilter on No Nonsense November
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    Hello everyone, i’m still here, hanging on by my fingertips. Tomorrow is the start of another week for me. I will plan my meals for the next few days, and i will record exactly what i eat and drink each day. My normal exercise is hillwalking with a local group once a week and a weekly FitSteps class (aerobics using dance steps). However, recently walks have been cancelled because the relentless rain has caused damage to paths so I’ve not been as active as usual. I live in Devon, South West England, close to superb walking country so there’s no excuse. Tomorrow I will start my day with greek yoghurt and seeds; I need to eat my main meal in the middle of the day and will be cooking for a friend. I will rummage in the freezer and see what i can find which suits both me and him. And i will drink TWO LITRES of water! Well done those of you who are keeping to plan and losing steadily – you’re all stars.

  • posted by  Izzy on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    hi everyone 🙂

    I finished a painting that’s been sat about half done for over a year.
    I took some funky pictures of ice formations on my morning dog walk
    I went to a spoken word open mic night last night and read out 2 poems, which was terrifying but I did it 🙂

  • posted by  Izzy on A new chapter begins…
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    had a few blips but have a lot going on. my scales show a 2lb loss tho so not bad for 4 days in.