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  • posted by  JGwen on 16th July 2018
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    Thanks for the suggestion, re Aldi bread, I regularly shop in there and have never seen any. Now I know the name I will ask next time I am in there.

  • posted by  Baby Bumblebee on Jun-Jul 19 starters, support group
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    Thank you for all that info Louise Kangooroo! That was really sweet of you. I’ve not tried a probiotic yet but I’m almost at the end of the 12 weeks so will be increasing my carbs on non fasting days, I’ve missed fruit so much! I think that will help. I’m not planning to go crazy with the carbs but I am looking forward to having an apple. I’m going to catch up on all the posts now, it’s been a while. 🙂

  • posted by  David Knight on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Resistance worked! Kept very nearly to 800 cals yesterday and shed 2 pounds. Blood sugar down to 4.0 – I am having a chat to the practice nurse today as I am a little concerned it is getting too low.
    Today is another super stressful day but not a fast day. I have some cashew shots from Asda and Lindt 90% choc as back up if needed.
    It really helped having a supportive colluague at work yesterday. Celery and Hummus never tasted so good. Although it is still comfort eating it is lots better than snickers bars.
    Gwen – I probably count myself as one of the bosses and we are pretty relaxed at my work generally. My problem is that I have a deadline that is looming and am a bit behind in preparing for it. Self inflicted really. Time out is a difficult although I do sometimes go for a 5 -10 minute walk
    Elky and Wendy – thanks for the support – just one more stressful day (today) to go!

  • posted by  Elky on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Hello everyone, I feel like it’s been ages since I was last here but it must have really only been a few days.

    Sadly I don’t think I’ve got anything new to report, so I’ll just catch up with what everyone else has been up to 😊

    Merry those palaak paneer recipes you posted look really good, I will definitely try them. I am particularly attracted to the one with haloumi because I adore the stuff and almost always have it in the fridge.

    BeeGirl I’m sorry life has been a bit at sixes and sevens for you, I really hope things get better soon. But doing the happy dance for your size 16 jeans!!

    And, until you and EC mentioned them, I didn’t know that Pilates videos existed. I had always imagined Pilates to involve complex torture machines that only existed in studios, so the idea of videos intrigues me. Shall have to have a poke around on YouTube and see what’s out there.

    Birdy you continue to do so well with banishing the cigarettes, hang in there!! Don’t worry about not fasting just now, you are being amazingly strong in sticking with low carb while getting the nicotine cravings out of your system. Sending lots of positive vibes your way, hon.

    David, hope you managed to resist the lure of the chocolate machine, and that the rest of your week is not so stressful. I think eating from stress if a big trap for many of us. Mind you, I will also eat from boredom … or just about anything else really 😉

    Hello to everyone else, and a big welcome to the newcomers.

    Cheers, Elky

  • posted by  KimSue on 16th July 2018
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    If you live near an ALDI store, try their Bakers Life 85% lower carb bread – 5g of carbs per 2 slices. Low GI, lots of protein and fibre, and tasty. Well reviewed by nutritionists and others.

  • posted by  KimSue on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Good morning (in Sydney!) everyone. EC, thanks for the tips re managing a camping trip – will have to do some careful pre-planning taking these hints into account. Great to have this lovely support group when preparing to launch into this WOE mark II.

  • Hi 54,

    I used to swim but with prices and ‘cold’ I tend to find other activities … 🙂 But I used to do a lot. I still like sea / lake swimming though in a hot summer! 😀
    Heath Pea is a plant.
    A few facts :
    Grows throughout the EU. IN the UK you need to look in wild slightly grassy areas. Latin name Lathryus Linifolius. I’ve made a FB page about it … hunt for that and I’ll approve you! 😀
    But it grows wild. 1st record of it is with the Romans in AD250.
    Last recorded in 1920’s in the Outer Herbridean Islands when they had a famine and they lived off this and nearly made the plant extinct on their islands.
    Had various names over the years.
    But i’ts been researched and found to contain 60 chemicals and they don’t (yet) know ‘how’ it works!
    It : reduces hunger, thirst, intoxication and provides ‘energy’ like that you ‘can keep going’ so a slow burn energy.
    Armies literally marched on it.
    It’s harvested in Autumn. and you pick the tubers that are in it’s connecting root system. the older plants have larger tubers than this years growth.
    Roughly a hazelnut piece is said to ‘Stave off hunger’ for around 2wks.
    I use 0.2g of a tuber (about 1/4 of a small hazelnut piece) and that can ‘reduce my hunger’ for around 3 days.
    I have found that taking it regularly that builds up.
    it can be purchased from a few nurseries. I now have areas of it growing outside, in tubs and in grass, and trying it in house pots inside, and also hydroponically (just started this latest experiment)
    🙂

  • posted by  ManTooBig on Completed 8 weeks fast 800
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    Hi carbdodger.
    Your post (25/9/19) is very inspiring, especially for me.
    I too am 5’9″ and was 16 stone but now 15st (lost over last year on no special diet). Two days ago I started the BSD and am on Wk 3 of the C25K programme.
    I aim to have either 2 scrambled eggs or yoghurt berries/nuts for brekkie but am struggling to find reasonable packed lunch for the 3 days a week I work. My wife is not on the BSD but I am aiming to follow the recipe book for main evening meals.
    Can you recommend any packed lunches?
    Thanks again and well done!

  • posted by  JGwen on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Hi David,
    I worked out that my craving to head for the fridge when I was struggling with a difficult document to write came from the days when I worked in an office. – What I really needed to release the tension was movement, if I could be free to pace while talking through what I wanted to say in my head I didn’t need to head to the fridge….. It was a learned routine because the only place we could go (without the boss getting the hump) was the coffee machine, vending machine / kitchen or loo. – ———- Depending on where I was working if there was an option to head back and forth to a test rig, that worked as well.

    There was an occasion once where I was working in an office that was quite a stressful situation for everyone. The bosses had hired freelancers to take over from a group of people who were being made redundant. – It was a really hot office, without air conditioning, so we got into a routine of having an afternoon choc ice run to the supermarket across the road. – Just the boxes of cheap chocolate coated small blocks of ice cream. – Volunteering to do the run (without buying any choc ice for yourself may work.)

    I have also found out since starting on this WoE that if I am feeling stressed heading into the gym and working out to max weight magically releases all the tension. – Could you take out some time to get to a gym? Or is it one of those situations where bosses count bums at desks more than results?

  • posted by  wendleg on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Thank you lovely people for keeping the thread going. Merry does a great job greeting newbies while we are all sleeping ! The time distance can be useful ! Thanks Merry ..and I love the sound of those recipes. They are on the weekend list. I love the book recommendations too.That book « What the Fat » is very clear and down to earth. A very useful read.
    Thank you for welcoming GroovyJane ! Hi Jane !
    KimSue, try not to worry about being thrown off track with holidays. They can be managed with forward planning and determination as EC mentions.
    6T I bet you look lovely. I am glad you are happier with the colour adjustment.
    Beegirl, thinking of you and family stresses.Big hugs coming your way.
    David, stress is a hard one to manage and the appeal of food is compelling at those moments but JGwen would advise breaking the habitual reflex by finding others which do not involve the vending machine. I hope you coped .
    SG has given you some good tips .Hi SG ! Good to see you !
    I would also say drink loads ….if no food is available you can’t scoff it !
    Hum..chocolate.I have weaned myself off the fatty Dairy Crunch but even 98% dark choc is appealing , and I love the crunch of cacao nibs so I have to watch that !!
    Well done our Birdy ! We are so impressed by your determination to beat the nicotine monsters. I cant imagine how tough it is but totally trust you will get there. Love the idea of telling the nicotine monsters to EFF OFF, heiding !!
    I have been accepted on a free 12 week programme of ‘adapted physical activity’ by my health insurance as I am over 60 ! I was relieved to hear floor mats were provided so it doesn’t sound like it involves weights or kettle bells, phew ! I start on October 4th … I would like to be a bit more supple and toned as I have a few wrinkly bits especially on my thighs . I will let you know how I get on.
    Have a great week everyone.
    Amz …don’t forget to check in or I will come looking for you !

  • What is ‘Heath Pea’ ?

    I hate water as its dull, but liven it up by buying the fizzy version (11p for 2 litres!!)
    Didnt make a swim yesterday but have found a ‘swim buddy’ !! Turns out their Dr has told them to lose a few flabby bits and that Swimming is the best gentle way to do this. Anyway we are at the pool tonight !! (I tend to have the place to myself after 9.30 which is fun !!)

    Stuck to the menu book today and had turkey burger with loads of Veg !! (Nothing odd, just meat and veg !!)

    54

  • Hiya ALll and 54andfatnomore,

    Yeah it’s all just plug at it and keep goiong !
    The ‘Your Body Need YOU’ (to behave sensibly!) 😀 Sort of thing!
    I still am not keen on water but tea is great. 🙂
    But I’m not losing much and it’s slow and hard work.
    Sadly take too many nuts. First 2 days this week I wasn’t too worried but the theme is too frequent, so I’m going to have to have stiff words with myself! I think they might have become my ‘new comfort food’.
    Anyway I’m trying and I know it works so must try harder. Must take more Heath Pea too to stave off hunger! As that helps for sure! 😀
    DIY is my exercise but I must get back on the bikes and restart all the tennis again – even itf it is just me and my ball pitcher! 😀

  • posted by  Sandie on My eight weeks….
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    Hello Lucia, friend,
    I have just found you on a message.
    I too need to get back to low carbs. Gosh it worked so well for me. Why didn’t I stick with it?
    Getting back on track.
    Wishing you well.

    regards Sandie

  • posted by  Verano on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR YOU BIRDY!!!
    You are doing so well. Giving up the refined carbs is a doddle compared to ‘the devil’ nicotine. Just keep taking ‘one day at a time’ and before you know it it will be October and you will be into a new ‘smoke free’ month.
    You can do it ….. believe in yourself …. and keep on keeping on ………..

  • posted by  Birdy76 on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Evening all ❤️ Thank you 6T I am taking each day as it comes. I am annoyed with my appetite coming back in spades now the nicotine is gone🤬. Ah well it will sort itself out eventually.

    Merry I always buy the mini cathedral city cheeses for work🌸 yum yum xx

    Wendy I hope you have had a lovely lunch today.💖😊

    David I know the vending machine trick and work😂😂 hang in there until you go home and then treat yourself to something healthy that you love. Bless her scottishgal is a monkey when it comes to chocolate. 💖💖

    I hope you have all had a great day today?❤️👍. My fluid has dispersed and I am down a lb from yesterday😉😉. See you all soon Birdy 💞🦜

  • posted by  Scottishgal on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Oh David I’ve stood in your shoes many a time…….and always failed miserably!
    Try going for a wander……sometimes the vending machine or canteen is an excuse to get away from the desk.
    I also sometimes opt for crisps instead of chocolate as I know once I have the chocolate it’s then a slippery slope for me so the crisps seem like a better choice. Nuts are ideal but our vending machine or canteen don’t stock them……probably due to health and safety with nut allergies.
    Anyway best of luck. Let me know how you manage to cope in the end……..and pass on any good tips.

  • posted by  MerryMelba on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    I hope you managed to resist the chocolate machine David 😀. Work stress is hard to cope with. I take a small serve of nuts and a Babybel cheese to work, so when I feel I have to shove some food in my mouth I try to reach for those as a first response. Doesn’t always stop me heading for some carnage though 🤪😟 but slows me down.
    I hope your day got better!

  • posted by  EC on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Hi all
    so…feel as if I’ve slipped a little….not in woe but visitors/wine etc! so no victories to report 🙁
    Only a week til we leave for Canada so maybe I’ll try to join Beegirl in pilates (I also have a video, but find it hard to listen and do….yoga is quieter so possible 😉 )-just losing the “sideways tum” would be SO good!!-not sure I’m going to make it with those new trousers….but maybe!!
    Work is still mad (always is this time of year for a January festival but more so as I’m heading away (which is work….but interspersed hopefully with some serious walks and exploration on another continent))
    Heiding I’m with you re the palaak paneer-likewise Strongcurves re miso soup….I throw lots of veg in and also add tahini to the miso before adding the stock for a lovely sesame taste!
    KimSue we’re campers and I have taken dehydrated veg with instant miso (as per previous) -a little more work but works and is light…..also tinned fish or jars/tins of anchovies as a base for a veg dish if you can take veggies with you-lentil or chickpea patties pre-made would also last OK-or smoked fish is a great travel food! (I don’t eat meat so no help there!)

  • posted by  Verano on My eight weeks….
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    Glad all is well with you Igor. You sound as though you are still doing well eating low carb.
    I still follow low carb with mainly two meals a day although my weight still fluctuates! My blood glucose remains ‘normal ‘ and for me that was the most important. I often wonder what happened to CaptainLynne. She did come back for a very brief visit a good while back. She was one of the inspirational members for me.
    Take care.

  • posted by  Igorasusual on My eight weeks….
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    Hi Verano

    Yes, I am well, thank you – I still read stuff by MM (who is very visible in the press in the UK) and am prone to tell anyone who asks about the BSD, which makes me think often about the people who were around on this Forum when I was doing my 8 weeks.
    It was very inspirational.

    I still follow many of the principles, very aware of sugar and refined carbs, drinking plenty of liquids, and have also found it helpful to skip breakfast (I do have two cappuccinos though) and not eat till after 12. That works for me, though may not of course for all.

    And still fitting into the clothes I bought in triumph at the end

    Hope you are well too, and enjoying life!

    And to Lucia, just remember you’ve been an inspiration, though you might never have realised it 🙂

  • posted by  KimSue on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Hi All

    I posted this on the general forum, but meant to post it here:

    Hi. I joined this group a couple of weeks ago. I tried out the Fast 800 diet for a week, and lost about 2 kilos (I am 158 cms in height, currently about 74 kilos and would like to lose at least 10 of those). Then I went on a prearranged holiday for 8 days, and basically ate ‘normally’ during that time. As I expected, I have regained all the weight I lost. It was a holiday where I was eating out most of the time and choices were limited, so in the end I just ate what was available. I am intending to get back into the F-800 within a day or two, and will then have 3 weeks before my next trip away. This time it will be a camping trip where I will be mostly cooking our own meals, so perhaps a little easier – but supplies and storage of sufficient quantities of fresh meat and veggies may be an issue, if I am to find enough to eat with a very low carb content. I am wondering what others do when it comes to holidays or frequent trips away. Are you able to maintain this WOE, or do you have any tips?

  • posted by  KimSue on Holidays
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    Hi. I joined this group a couple of weeks ago. I tried out the Fast 800 diet for a week, and lost about 2 kilos (I am 158 cms in height, currently about 74 kilos and would like to lose at least 10 of those). Then I went on a prearranged holiday for 8 days, and basically ate ‘normally’ during that time. As I expected, I have regained all the weight I lost. It was a holiday where I was eating out most of the time and choices were limited, so in the end I just ate what was available. I am intending to get back into the F-800 within a day or two, and will then have 3 weeks before my next trip away. This time it will be a camping trip where I will be mostly cooking our own meals, so perhaps a little easier – but supplies and storage of sufficient quantities of fresh meat and veggies may be an issue, if I am to find enough to eat with a very low carb content. I am wondering what others do when it comes to holidays or frequent trips away. Are you able to maintain this WOE, or do you have any tips?

  • posted by  MerryMelba on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Hi GroovyJane and welcome! Planning can be a very good start. Get yourself a food tracking App on your phone (Fatsecret, Easy Diet Diary, My Fitness Pal etc ) which will help you work out appropriate serving sizes and calories etc. Also stock your fridge with the foods you will need for the next few days and it is helpful to map out a meal plan a day or so in advance,
    Perhaps make this an opportunity to take your whole family on this journey with you?🚕🚕 Clear the pantry of junk snacks (biscuits, chips, crisps, sweets etc – know here as carbage!) – as if they are not in the house they are less of a temptation. Gradually ease the kids into snacks like dips and veggie sticks or some low carb slices.
    Wendy posted this inspiring story recently and she gives lots of good advice on what helped her: https://thebloodsugardiet.com/forums/topic/success-stories/#post-117307
    Ask lots of questions here Jane – loads of friendly folks ready to jump in!

  • posted by  GroovyJane on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Hello, I’m brand new here – I bought the BSD book and read it in one sitting today. I hope to start in the next few days, but not sure of the best day of the week – tomorrow, or after some planning in a few days? Also I home educate 3 young kids who want to eat a lot of the time, so feel I may struggle a little sticking to this WoE. I have several stones to lose, and a fatty liver, and really need to work at getting healthy – for me and the family! Any advice is greatly appreciated, and I look forward to being a part of the community. 😀
    Jane

  • Hi LouiseKangooroo
    Thank you so much for posting this, it is wonderful to see the results in real life! The change in your photos is fabulous and it is very inspiring for a new poster like me. 14 kgs in three months!!
    I have about the same to lose as you did. I started at 74.6kgs in June. I didn’t have scales but the doctor weighed me so I could claim gym membership based on being overweight! Talk about a double-edged sword. I was back there three weeks ago, having just started the bsd800, and I was 71.7 on the same scales! So surprised. Two years ago I was about 58kgs, but I’d be very very happy to be 63kg.
    Did you set an end goal and then mini goals or something like that? I bought some scales two weeks ago and started to weigh myself nearly every day. I’m now at 69.3, but convinced the scales are wrong haha.
    Anyway, looking forward to hearing more about your three month plan!

  • posted by  heiding on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Hello all!
    I ate good food yesterday and drank a pond of water, but I did not stick to 800. Someone left two little Atkins bars on the sharing kitchen area at work, and I scoffed them both. Free! Chocolate! Caramel! Nuts! …… Sick! Gross! Regrets! 270 wasted calories! I felt so sick and so angry at myself. My work friend said I should check the use by date. It was August 2018! Can’t believe someone would leave that out to share. Oh well, a little slip and back on the good food wagon 🙂 I somehow still lost .2grams this morning.

    Thanks Merry, I didn’t have any of those resources at all, I shall look forward to checking them out after work today 🙂

    Beegirl, so sorry about your family and other issues. I hope they all improve. I’ve always wondered about beekeeping. I have a friend who lives about half an hour drive away on a beautiful property, she gave me a jar of their honey (first batch!) and it is so different to the store bought stuff. So impressed with your pilates! I said I’d go to the gym yesterday and Monday, but didn’t. I’ve been unwell all that time, so that’s okay. I hope you have that fab feeling of accomplishment, its so easy to not do it!

    EC I am now busting for some palak paneer, its my favourite at restaurants. I’m going to have a go at making it from your recipe.

    Birdy – another quitting thing I did (sorry if I’m going on too much!) was tell the little nicotine b*stards to EFF OFF when they tried to enter my mind which they did relentlessly at first. Out loud 🙂 I have a terrible potty mouth – and I hope I’m not offending anyone – but these little effers deserve it.

  • posted by  heiding on Seriously Sensible September
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    Yes, you will do it, Birdy – its a shame your partner isn’t quite on board yet, I hope he soon realises. Does he smoke and not have the best eating habits? Maybe that’s upsetting him a bit. Its so silly, but one of my concerns about stopping the darts was that certain people would be disappointed in me. I have some friends who never smoke except when they were with me (well, so they said) and of course they ‘borrowed’ my cigarettes whenever we went out. I would actually buy a spare packet for them in anticipation – imagine, I spent an extra $40 just so they could smoke, or more honestly, so I had someone to smoke with! So one of them was pretty upset as she felt she had lost her one escape from an overwrought home life. I actually felt guilty. Then I realised it was about me, no one else. Other proper friends were proud of me and supportive (as was she eventually). I went on a holiday last year with a smoking friend to a place where you can smoke all over the place. My best friend’s husband, also a dear friend, looked at me in the eyes and said emphatically ‘no darts on holiday’. I kept thinking of that and didn’t have one. You can absolutely kick that garbage and I can’t tell you how amazing you will feel! Its a freedom like no other and you deserve it.

  • posted by  Igorasusual on My eight weeks….
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    Lucia
    I got a mail to say you’d posted on this thread…..

    I remember you very well from way back when, and you were always my total inspiration and I still quote your inspirational posts.

    I remember you saying that as the first thing you could put a chair on the landing, walk up stairs, have a rest and then walk down again.

    You were never defeated and I think this 0.2 of a pound must be shaking in its shoes as it prepares to fly away

    I hope you have some clothes that you know how you fit in. Because no matter about the weight,

    ALWAYS REMEMBER TO LOOK AT HOW YOUR CLOTHES FEEL.

    Onwards and upwards with love from Igor, still a total fanatic about the BSD

    And Hello Verano! 🙂

  • posted by  Verano on My eight weeks….
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    Lucia why don’t you come and join us on the weekly thread ‘one week at a time…. and the monthly thread Seriously September of something like that! Maybe gig just get more response and help than by only reviving this thread ….. best of luck on your new journey

  • posted by  sixturkeys on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Wendleg beat me to it…there is so much humour and positivity on here! By way of important update, I went back to hairdresser today and the unfortunate colour has been toned down with some judicious highlights. Still too blonde I think but it was only semi permanent so this too will pass… BeeGirl is obviously much bolder in her choices, but imagine BeeGirl if you had gone in and asked for just half-head highlights and got Barcelona…I can report zilch on scales, but I am quite sanguine about it. Ditto the sporran. I did try on the size 18 jeans I started off in in January – they are like clown trousers now. I have to recognise that I have come a long way! Not as far as Birdy, who is also shaking off the ciggies. I have gone two times cold turkey, remarkably easy in hindsight, but then I was the mug who thought “just one”. Birdy, you hang on in there (in a do as I say not as I do way….)! All of our merry little band on here are so inspiring. The honesty about relationship with food/eating/drinking, and sharing. With love to all! xx

  • posted by  Scottishgal on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Beegirl, I’m so sorry you’ve had such a bad morning but well done on staying upbeat and keeping to the WOE as well as doing Pilates too…….you put me to shame. The slightest excuse and I’m way off track! And congrats with the jeans.
    My weight is slowly creeping back up. Thankfully I got rid of my big size jeans so I really have to get back on track to prevent any more gains. I refuse to buy a bigger size again.
    Well done birdy. You really are an inspiration. You’re always so determined and never let anything get in the way. What you ate was still a good choice so don’t beat yourself up for not sticking with the fast.
    How are you doing Kirsten?

  • posted by  Birdy76 on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Oh beegirl you really do make me laugh 😂 I love it❤️ If you are anything like me you were quite eutrophic when you got those jeans on today❤️❤️😅. It is a huge victory and you should be skipping around the room with joy😂😂 oh hang on you can’t, but you know what I mean hun🥰🌈🌈

    I got up to 0.9 today on ketones but I couldn’t stick to my fast😢😢. I truly believe the nicotine monsters are trying to sabotage me!! They make me crave food and I have gone so many weeks of IF and TRE and eaten only because I thought so and not because my body was asking for food!! It is driving me mad 😠 😡. I ate just after 3pm, a three egg omelette with two sliced mushrooms and goats cheese and I have had 3 coffee’s and cream today! I am cutting the cream down now😂😂. I am being impatient sorry guys! I know it will sort itself out eventually.

    David thanks for the tip on google sheets I have just downloaded it, just need to work it out now😂. KIRSTEN???😂😂❤️❤️❤️

    Hope you are all having a good day. TTFN 💞🦜

  • posted by  BeeGirl on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Quick second visit from me – I survived the Pilates! Managed most of the video; frightening how much flexibility I’ve lost, but it’ll come back. Was definitely easier than the last time I tried it when I was about four stone heavier! Things hurt and I probably won’t be able to move tomorrow, but I’ll do it again on Thursday and aim for twice a week going forward. My right buttock feels like there’s a small fire in the middle of it and it’s lighting a fuse down my right leg to my knee 😂 Nothing like a few stretches to give you the exact GPS of your sciatic nerve 😂

    In other news, I managed to fit in a pair of size 16 jeans today! They’re snug, but I can even sit in them – good lord! They’re old and probably a bit stretched, but still, I’m claiming it as a victory! The scales might not move much, but the measurements must be dropping. With a bit of luck, they’re snug enough to cut off the feeling to that right buttock soon….😂

  • posted by  Busybee on Egg Fast
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    Here I go again! I am starting round 5 of the egg fast today and the aim is to lose another two pounds before we go away in 9 days.
    Today I weigh 5 pounds less than I did last Tuesday and a stone less than I was in July. ( I hasten to add that I still have another 3.5 stones to discard in the long term).
    The three day challenges and recording of the eggs and fats seem to suit me and I actually enjoy using the breathalyser and pee sticks, which confirm I am in ketosis with results varying between 0.3 and 0.6 with the breathalyser and small amounts of ketones in urine – once I actually showed moderate!!!!!!
    All in all the change is giving me renewed enthusiasm for low carb and acting to lose weight.
    X B

  • posted by  David Knight on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Third week of plan and achieved 5:2
    No refined carbs or alcohol for 4 days
    TRE of at least 12 hours each night done 6 times
    Blood in the range 4.4 to 5.3
    Four pounds off
    Average steps 13k
    Pretty pleased as this week included a weekend away seeing friends and I didn’t put any weight on.
    What I find is really helping me is keeping a daily track of weight, blood,medication taken, fast days, M diet days, last food and first food on a spreadsheet. On a fast day I also record my calories. The simple act of recording seems to help my resolve. A big find has beeen Google sheets which is free and which can be accessed from any device. This was particularly good when I was away and so could update using my phone.
    On the down side my wife (who is generally very supportive) said that she thought I was getting a bit obsessed by it all. She is probably right and I must watch out that I don’t become an 800 bore.
    I must say this is a very supportive forum. To start with I ticked the notify me of follow up replies by email box but I won’t this time as my inbox felt the strain. Apologies if I don’t respond to posts – I will try and have a look at the forum regularly and post if I can.

  • posted by  StrongCurves on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Hi all 🙂

    Can’t believe it’s time for a new week already! Making progress on addressing my binges. Decided to follow a low carb Med diet for now with IF in case the Fast 800 tips me back into an urge to binge. My plan is really just to eat lots of non starchy veg with some wholegrains so it may end up low calorie anyway. I also suffer from IBS so eager to stock up on those fermented foods. Luckily, am a huge fan of miso soup.
    Hope everyone has a greater week! SC x

  • posted by  EC on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    hello everyone to a new week all (I’ll try to be diligent this next week or so as will probably be mostly AWOL while away (although more likely to on compatible time zones with many of you!)

    I think I’ve sent about 50 or more emails on a crazy work day today -but the good thing is that we had a scrambled eggs with pesto and feta brunch and didn’t get a chance to eat again til evening…..OH cooked roast veg and I slid the potatoes back onto his plate 😉

    Merry Melba…yes to garam masala or if I don’t have just cumin and ginger, a little chilli, garlic and onion-(or if really time poor a pre-made Indian spice paste!)…and halloumi sounds fun…will look it up…I’m a little with you on kale except when it’s very young, finely chopped in salads

    I need to get back into pilates for the tum (to fit into those travel trousers!)…thanks for the reminder BeeGirl and hope things settle for you ……is chaos the new normal?
    xx

  • posted by  BeeGirl on ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning 17th September 2019
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    Morning all, just checking in for my weekly report.

    WI 19 this morning, a loss of 0.4lb. I think I’ve actually lost more than that, but I woke up yesterday feeling very bloated and puffy and am not back to normal today, so know I’m retaining a lot of fluid for some reason.

    Just keeping going – fasting at the moment, will break it at lunch today. Going to try an avocado for the first time – I know how to live dangerously!

    Feeling fed up today, but ‘s no reason to change the keto and fasting – problems with the bees at the weekend mean I’ve gone down to two colonies (my son still has two as well), the dishwash has packed up and just been taken away to see if it’s repairable (the kitchen is awash from its leak when it was being moved) and my father in law has just been rushed to hospital so my husband is travelling to be with him (mother in law died five months ago) so I’ve had to tell the kids before school that their grandad may not survive the day. All before 10am. Seems an unreasonable amount of stuff for a Tuesday morning!

    I have a lot to do today but very little motivation – will try to muster some in a while. I was going to re-start doing my fav pilates DVD today, so will see if I can get round to that at least. Plus, I need to make more mead before the strawberries go off – if only I could find a surface to chop them on, but every kitchen surface is covered in dirty dishes, stuff that’s had to be emptied out of cupboards to get the dishwasher out or jars of honey!

    Oddly, I dropped the kids at school this morning and then jogged back to the car – it’s been nearly 12 years since I went for a voluntary run, but drove home considering getting my running kit out and going for a run. First time I’ve seriously considered it in over a decade. Very odd. I enjoyed the short jog back to the car, but it’s set my back and knee aching, just like they did 12 years ago when I was 4.5 stone lighter and ran half marathons – so in that sense, I’m feeling much younger and lighter today at least 😂😂

    Right, going to stare blankly at the telly and drink soda water for a bit and then attempt some pilates. And then probably take painkillers 😂

    Have a good week folks, I’ll pop back in if I get a chance.

  • posted by  Birdy76 on Seriously Sensible September
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    Morning all and welcome Lemmy❤️ You have been doing so so well already💖 and I am sure with posting here and all us guys backing you as we do each other, your target will be met and your girly holiday will be awesome in every way hun😍😉.

    I have a set back but I am positive I will again be in the 13 stone bracket. I am fighting with a few things and one of them is my partner!!! He so doesn’t want me to lose anymore weight and he is acting like a spoilt little brat!!😂😂. Anyhow my body, my health and I am determined to get to my 12 stone 9 target! I am still in the obese category and I don’t like it, he said I am not going to die from being 14 stone!! But what does he know!! I am kicking the toxic fags and sugar and he needs to realise that I am on a health mission!! 😂😍😱🥳🥳

    Caron thank you for your great idea and I will certainly look into it, I am already trying to raise money for my sons rugby club, so it may have to wait as I don’t wanna be too pushy with my already generous friends and family❤️❤️

    I have easy days and not so easy days, but it is all carbs in my eyes😂. Carb monsters in my gut bacteria were killed off and they are the ones that shout at us, just like the nicotine receptors and they can go do one too! The longer I ignore them the weaker they get and then eventually disappear 😃😅. Lemmy we are here for whatever you need hun.

    There is no place I would rather be than on this forum with my sisters (brothers) in arms tackling each day and discarding as and when! Knowing we are helping our bodies live longer is fabulous. Have a great day y’all❤️ Birdy 💞🦜