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  • posted by  Yowzer49 on High days and holidays
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    Hi folks,yes CCATHY,will join in seeing what we cal lose by next Wednesday!
    Im sorry the flu job didnt workout after your 15 hours training,also sorry about yr sons mortgage appl..very difficult frustrating and worrying time for him,same for my young hairdresser ❤️
    SUE is it just over 2 weeks..oct 14 the Big Day! X
    Love to you all and hugs,life is trying our patience at the moment in several ways,so lets have a singsong…
    Any suggestions..
    “If youre happy and you know it clap your hands! “…🤨😄🙄

  • posted by  ClarinetCathy on High days and holidays
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    Hello everyone
    It’s been a hectic week for me. The flu job didn’t work out- it was too chaotic and disorganised for me! The guy I was meeting last Wednesday for training at 9.30 am didn’t even show up and I was told “you can go home if you want”! I decided that I am better off staying at the vaccination centre where we are busy doing the autumnal boosters. I was sad and disappointed because I did 15 hours online training that I won’t get paid for but I’ve drawn a line under the disappointment.
    Weight wise I am 0.2 lb lighter than last week! Rubbish really but still a little loss and I did host book club where I served up the ratatouille and halloumi bake (they loved it) and also it was my 38th wedding anniversary so we went for Sunday lunch (no pudding)!
    Slow and steady wins the race! I feel better now that I am not stressing about a new job. I’m worrying about my son and his wife who have just applied for a mortgage for their first house – what a terrible economic mess we are in! Always something to worry about! Anyway, I am trying to keep healthy food wise and I am going to try and lose 2lb this week.
    DCT – I want to see you at the front of the bus this week! I’m keeping my eye on you! 👁
    SueBlue- not long now until the big day. I bet you’re so excited.
    Have a good week everyone. Let’s just do our best every day. It’s as much as we can do.
    Let’s see if we can collectively lose one stone between us between now and next Wednesday. I hope to contribute 2lb towards it. What are you going to aim for?

  • Hi everyone, thank you for all the info on drugs. I have looked into them quite carefully and noticed one drug is not suitable for people with breathing difficulties, which I have, and one was not suitable for people with low blood pressure, which I also have. Not to rule them out as doctor will know how significant the risks are. Anyway thank you all for your help – I have something to go on now and will stop talking about it because not everyone is interested. On with the diet.

    Although, welcome to Ani74, I notice you are pre-diabetic and you have come to the right place to kick that into touch. What to nibble on – my answer is always protein – some cold cooked chicken, slice of ham, piece of cheese, a few nuts (careful with the calories with nuts or cheese), carrot sticks, a plain yoghurt with some berries, a boiled egg. Hope that helps to be going on with.

  • posted by  Dreamscometrue on High days and holidays
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    HI Sue, I know exactly how you feel! Been meaning to post for days.Belated birthday greetings and I hope you had a lovely celebration? and it must only be a couple of weeks to the wedding now? If you want to go on a quick weight loss blitz I’ll happily join you to spur you on – I’ve not only stalled recently but been piling weight on. Not happy! But still determined to lose a stone by Christmas so I’d better get my skates on!

    How is everyone else doing? I meant to say LittleDrummerGirl a very well done for your 17lb so far! That’s incredible 👏 and is a real inspiration. I hope to report at least some loss again when I next post. Which will be SOON!! X

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Yowser, you’ve rolled us on to a new page!!! Thanks so much for keep the thread current and V, good to see you popping in here too. We’re thinking of going back to Jim’s on our return trip through Singapore.

    My positives today are …
    🌴🌴arrived safely on the Maldives yesterday, first day on the beach today🌞🙂
    🛖🌴 sitting in our separate little hut behind our beach villa first thing this morning, sipping tea and watching a crab scuttling along the shore line.
    🙂 no necessity to do anything or be anywhere… bliss!!!

  • It’s already Wednesday here – and I am off to a slow start this week. I had a good week last week and my jeans are feeling a little less tight. Then a long weekend and an excursion to a Regional art gallery yesterday meant that I didn’t stay on plan. But that is fine!
    Back on track today 🌼
    That’s great news on your insulin S-G – and I hope you and your doc can find the best medication for you.
    My sympathies to you Verano – take care of yourself. And we will embrace October with open arms 🤗
    RubyG – someone will appreciate all your charity shop donations. I bet hubby is enjoying his “make over” and new threads!

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Hiiii V,glad to see you,its been kinda lonely 🙂🙃😁 mmmm soup! Just the thing in the autumn!
    Not much news here but had a lovely breezy sunny avvo out,and tho it rained heavily a few times,we were lucky enough not to get caught in it xx

    Ooh we ve popped over onto a new page! ❤️💜💚

  • Hi Verano, sorry to hear of your loss but thank you for thinking of me at this time.

    I am looking at the site right now and so far it is looking good so I can learn about the flozin family of drugs

    Thank you Elle for your PM. I will get around to reading it. The more I know the better I am able to discuss the subject and maybe know what wont suit me as well as what will.

    I reduced insulin to 7 units last night – that is the lowest I have ever gone. My BG this morning was still 90 or 4.8 which is on the low of side of acceptable (between 80 and 120 is good control). I will stay at 7 units for the time being but if I have to go lower it will be more evidence to say I can do this. And I can.

    Love to all.

  • posted by  Verano on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Yowzer just had to ‘pop in’!
    You’re doing a great job at keeping this thread going all by yourself …. is there a song somewhere there !!!
    Anyway, just wanted to pop in with just one positive ….
    Autumn is here so made my first pan of soup today for the freezer.
    Sunny so glad you enjoyed Jim Thomsons …. always a risk when you recommend somewhere. Anyway, keep enjoying.
    Yowser you’re a star for keeping this thread going!!
    I’ll try and post a little more.
    Keep well and enjoy

  • Hi again.
    We’ve had a family bereavement so I’m just popping in briefly but probably won’t add much more this week.
    Just want to echo sunshine-girls mantra of ‘keep on keeping on’ in what ever way we can, and how ever well we can keep to it. At the end of the day we all want to be as healthy as we can be but we also have to have a ‘life’! Choices are ours!
    Anyway, have a good week and welcome October with open arms ……..we just have to each keep doing what’s best for ME!

  • That must feel so good for your hubby Ruby. I have one dress that I tried on before the wedding and it was at least 2 sizes too big. I dont want to discard it as I have only worn it once. At the moment it will sit there until I lose more weight and then we have a lady in the next town who does alterations. But need to wait until I am sure it is never going to fit at current size again.

    Weigh in this morning shows half a pound loss – better than nothing – however, after a flexible weekend drinkwise I always seem to show my losses on a Wednesday so maybe that should be my weekly weigh date. My final diet date before the ‘C’ word will be a Tuesday so will keep it the same. So now need to lose 12lbs in 11 weeks. Still doable.

    Feeling good, had my hair done today and a good laugh with my hairdresser – cant tell you the joke, it is too rude for here 🙂

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Money Saving Tips and Suggestions
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    Before I talk about money saving tips, I notice there is a programme on UK TV (think it is channel 4 or 5) called 30 Money Saving tips.
    I am recording it.

    Sounds a bit extreme Elle but I bet it looks lovely. We have lamps all around the living room and dining room (open plan) and I must admit we have stopped having all 4 on and only use the one next to us. Also I have put a washing up bowl in the shower stall so while I am waiting for the shower to warm up it is collecting. Used it for the pot plants but not necessary now. Will use it when I clean the bathroom.

    I know I said my non use of the oven for cooking would only save 25p, if you used the oven daily that is a saving £91 per year. I must admit to cooking in the oven 2 or 3 times a week – hubby likes oven chips with his omelette and the Friday fish with chips. So that makes a difference of around £30 a year. Not much. Can I say, if you live in the UK you will save more. Our electricity is a lot cheaper than yours but not complacent, it is bound to go up at some time.

    We have stopped putting the dishwasher on every night and wait until it is completely full so it now goes on around 4 times a week. Cooking from scratch creates quite a bit of washing up so we soon get a full load. Now if we can get maybe the breakfast things in so leave it until the next morning then it has the knock on effect of being even emptier that evening and so on. So if we use it 5 times a week it will save us around again, 25p per week – around £30 per year. So you can see it is adding up, we have now saved £60 just on those 2 tips.

    To add to food tips, when I cooked the bolognaise sauce last might I substituted 50g of mince with 50g of red lentils. So 50g lentils plus 150g mince and a couple of slices of bacon cut into lardons. Always make a bit too much and have a tub in the freezer. After 3 or 4 mince meals we have a full meal in the freezer. Gives me a night off from cooking plus saves on food and fuel.

  • posted by  Elle-Mae on Money Saving Tips and Suggestions
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    Our money saving is we have a string of solar lights for the garden that we have hung on the ceiling in the lounge with the charging unit outside on the windowsill so we don’t use the room lights in the evening. We will also use logs on the fire Ruby, I have resisted it so far and have used a fleece throw over me.

  • I forgot to mention on the previous thread that we finally took all of hubby’s size 42-44 trousers to the charity shop over the weekend, some pairs I don’t think had ever been worn, so they were happy.
    Next trip will be all of his smart work shirts which look like clown clothes on him, the larger casual shirts can probably still be worn (he has a few favourites).
    Not a bad day today with food choices, although I did have to have a mid-afternoon snack of some Greek yoghurt, nothing else added though.
    Have a good week all.

  • posted by  RubyG on Money Saving Tips and Suggestions
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    25p for a meal you enjoy is worth it, in my opinion!
    My moneysaving adventure at the moment is to use the gas central heating in the morning only, otherwise showering is not an option in a baltic bathroom. This afternoon the real-feel was 6 degrees C (north east coast) and windy and rainy, so about 2.30pm I lit the log burner and rather than the raging inferno hubby so enjoys I am just keeping it ticking over and the open-plan downstairs area is comfortable (I am wearing a fleece top and tracky bottoms and socks).
    Although logs by the bag are stupidly expensive, we found a product which is compressed wood shavings (no glues added) which are a by-product of horse bedding, and they burn long, hot and clean and cost less than £10 for a 20kg bag, so we’re trialling those for the evening house warming and so far so good.
    Today’s lunch was chicken broth in the slow cooker, which will feed us for 3 days in total, just microwave it to reheat tomorrow and Wednesday.

  • I know we still have a few days left in September but I wanted to keep the theme going ! On we go !!

    I hope September was successful , not just on the scales but in self confidence and motivation .
    If it didn’t go totally to plan, that’s ok. Put September behind you and move on, ONWARDS . That’s what matters .

    All the best everyone for this coming week and for a new month .
    SG we are all behind you as you continue your research into alternative diabetes medication !

    Wendy, sunshine-girl and SunnyB (in Singapore !) xxx

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Money Saving Tips and Suggestions
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    Hi RubyG to be honest using the oven for a couple of hours on a Sunday takes my daily usage from 12 KwH to 13.5. That in France is less than 25p. So I figure I would rather have food I enjoy. I dont often have a Sunday roast and mainly eat things like steak or a chicken casserole or even for a treat, confit de canard – comes in a tin and only needs 20 mins in the oven to warm it through. Yum yum, I am fancying that for Sunday.

    Tonight I am making a mince dish but I have supplemented the meat with 50g of red lentils. Saved me 50g of mince – counting the pennies but not because of the price of electricity or the cost of living but because I need 2000€ to get my pool surround re-pointed 🙂

  • Good luck with the quest to find a new oral medication S-G, the industry must have moved on in 16 years! Although most of the UK advice is still to eat carbs at every meal, so maybe not.

    The Scandi food was mostly awesome, good breakfast of far too many calories (portion of yoghurt and berries followed by herring, cream cheese and salad-y vegetables and then topped off with scrambled egg and bacon!) but low carbs. Lunch was a buffet, so cured meats and salads, ignored the cake. Supper was supposed to be when I got home, but………….a 3 hour delay of my flight led to 2 smorrebrod at the airport (rye bread so could have been worse).

    I have been slightly more mindful about food the past couple of days, and will weigh at the end of the week.

  • Hey Wendy that has gone quickly or has it not seemed like that for you.

    I do have a friendly pharmacist but he also doesn’t speak English. I can manage perfectly well in French but I would have to go through all my history, my numbers etc and my doctor already knows all that. Also, when I go pick up my meds I get questioned when I say I don’t want the insulin because I am only using 7 units – yes 7 units tonight – they can’t advise me as they know nothing about me except my current meds. As an example, I am going for an angiogram at the end of November and a full cardiac consultation in January. Whatever happens at these might change my other meds (BP, Cholesterol etc) and my doctor is fully aware of this and it might influence his treatments.

    For anyone in the know, my fasting BG this morning was down to 51 mg/dl or 2.7 mmol/L, so dangerously low which is why I am dropping down to 7 units tonight. Someone even suggested I eat more. Doh, so the doctor tells me to lose weight and I am expected to eat more. I always compare it to an alcoholic who gets withdrawal and they are told to drink more. Pointless. No, I will just keep reducing the insulin.

    Did my usual weekend treat thing and it is showing on the scales. I really must stop faffing around now and get serious. I will probably be doing sober October so wont have any excuse to have a Saturday night drink.

    Another week, so just keep on keeping on…

  • posted by  RubyG on Money Saving Tips and Suggestions
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    Hi S-G, sorry that the microwave experiment didn’t work for the Sunday roast. I have vague recollections as a poor newlywed with no oven of some very dubious microwave meals. I do use the microwave a lot, mostly for steaming vegetables, making my cauli mash and cauli rice (I steam rather than cooking in the oven), but not for meat/chicken/any protein.
    I know some people swear by a slow cooker, but again I have had mixed experiences – stews taste odd and even if they are not actually watery they taste like they are. If I do use a slow cooker for a stew or pot-roast, I tend to brown the meat and veg first, then slow cook, although a slow cooker for soup seems to work OK. Alternatively, pressure cookers will reduce the cooking time for meat, and in my view give a better tasting stew or curry.
    I haven’t taken note yet of the rising energy costs in relation to my cooking methods, and I know I am fortunate in many ways, but I would like to still be able to use my oven for a roast dinner, if not every week then maybe once a fortnight, and maybe do some batch cooking on the second shelf for a quick reheat through the week.
    Also, very BSD friendly as well as energy friendly are quick one-pan suppers like stir-fries – tonight’s offering will be a piece of cod loin cooked with some peppers and chorizo, served on cauli rice (microwaved), about 10 minutes worth of cooking on the stove-top.

  • Hi everyone
    Sorry I can’t help with the diabetes medication, SG (apart from the French if need be ?) You are like a dog with a bone ( well, you know what I mean !!) and you will be well armed with info by the time you see your doc . Have you got a friendly pharmacist who could talk to you about medication before your appointment? They are always very knowledgeable .

    I had a bit of a wobbly over the weekend .I don’t know what started me off ( can hardly blame time of the month 😉 ) I think I do know … I added a bit of fruit compote to my Greek yoghurt and it set off the sugar monsters which I tried to control with a handful of nuts….and more nuts .It just shows that sugar is still a fatal attraction for me and I have to be very careful.
    I fought to do my fast yesterday especially because hubby was home for the weekend but I managed it and I am ( hopefully) back on track today .
    Hubby is still in the physio clinic and will hopefully be discharged sometime this week as that will make 3 weeks in there.His physio programme is ongoing though and it is still pretty painful at times.

    I will set up the new thread in a while xx

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Money Saving Tips and Suggestions
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    In my opinion the microwave joint of pork was an epic failure. Yes it cooked and so did the veg, and I had a ready made gravy but it just didnt taste the same. No crunchy bits on the meat or flavour in the meat tray to make a tasty gravy. Not only that but looking at my Linky account the amount of electricity used was the same as every Sunday.

    Next time I am going to do a pot roast on the stove top, but then I wont be able to judge how much gas I have used instead of electricity.

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Happy Monday and happy week to all!
    Just one positve ( apart from it being a nice breezy sunny day)
    *~ Won £30 on lottery…”dont spend it all in one shop “ my Mum used to say whenever you had a small win 😁🥰
    V happy to have it though!
    🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

  • Hi all, well I went on the Diabetes UK site and it really did my head in. I gave a bit of background about 17 years diabetic, 16 years on insulin, 6 years ago found this diet and numbers going down (slowly) but now using only 8 units of insulin and dont want to inject any more. My questions was – in the 16 years since I went onto insulin have their been any improvements in oral meds so they dont cause stomach problems.

    Well I have had answers about how I dont know how to measure the difference between mmol/mol and mmol/ml or Dl or whatever blah blah blah – and I was assured he was a scientist. I have been told I might not be T2 but have LADA, I have been told my pen should be able to go lower than 8 units – yes I know but is it worth the pain. I had to go back on and say STOP – here is my question again. Anyway, I had a couple of people come up with some interesting suggestions for medications in the Flozin family which I have looked at. I just need to have some knowledge about what is available before I have ‘that’ chat with my doctor. He might say I am better off staying on insulin even at a very small dose and that is okay. I just want to know what my options are. Plus I have to do it all in French so need time to look at what I am going to say and hopefully, understand what he says to me.

    Had a small treat last night of a couple of vodka tonics to no bad effect this morning. Although I am aware that alcohol can cause dehydration and you weigh less and when the fluids return your weight can go up. Fingers crossed for my weigh in on Tuesday.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Week 12 ??
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    Hi there C9018, congrats on managing to complete the 12 weeks. They do say you shouldn’t stick to 800 cals for longer than 12 weeks but, in all honesty, even when we are being strict we all slip over that number now and then. However, given that those in the know have made that rule and the fact your losses have slowed right down – but great you are still losing – why not give the 5:2 a go for perhaps a week or two. Monitor your weight and if it starts to creep up, go back to the Fast800. Sometimes it does the body good to let it have a bit extra and you can once again see good losses when you return to the full diet.

    I personally have been on the BSD very low carb and 800 cals for over 6 years. I do come off now and then and only stick to 800 if I want to lose more weight (which I need to but not desperately). The reason I do this is because I am diabetic and I know the vl carb helps me control my blood glucose. So it is possible to stay on the diet but, as stated above, we dont always stick with the 800 all the time.

  • G’day all
    On my 4th day of a 5 day fast. Struggled yesterday, thankfully better today. Looking forward to dinner tomorrow. I’m working up to a 7 day fast, hoping to try that next year, ideally do that couple times a year.
    Week 35 of my journey, weighed in at 105.2kg, 2.3 kg loss for the week, 59.6kg loss to date.
    Did a couple of big walks this weekend, spa afterwards was fab. Have a good one keep on keeping!

  • posted by  SueBlue on High days and holidays
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    Morning everyone, I feel like I’ve been MIA over the past few weeks! I do read all of your posts, compile replies in my head – but then don’t get around to posting!
    Nokie – my advice would be to just keep going, one step at a time, and do what you can. I’m terrible at sticking to plan, and have far more “off plan” days than on BUT by keeping low carb/more protein in mind, portion control and moving more I have been losing weight, albeit slowly. The small losses gradually add up. It was my birthday this week and while I was disappointed I wasn’t at my goal weight, I realised that I weighed 4kg (9lb?) less than this time last year, so eas happy with that.
    I have the wedding in less than 3 weeks now but still can’t get motivated/in the right head space to stay on plan! We have a family lunch today for my birthday which will Involve drinks, but I’m thinking of having vodka and soda water as it is lower carb than wine, and alternating with water. Then I’m going out for dinner on Wednesday for our anniversary and next weekend I’m going to a High Tea my daughter is having as a bridal shower/hens party. But I guess there’s still 4 days over the next week where I CAN stick to plan 🙂 I didn’t weigh in on Friday but will be on Monday morning so will update then, although to be honest I’m NOT expecting a loss this week.

    Cathy – I hope your new job is going well, good on you for taking up a new challenge at 60!

    Yowser – thank you for your encouraging words and quotes, they always make me smile.

    And to everyone else who’s finding it hard to get motivated – this article from the CSIRO is interesting:

    https://www.csiro.au/en/news/news-releases/2022/csiro-total-wellbeing-diet

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Hi SUNNY,mmmm you made me hungry..pibeapple fried rice…heaven!
    A couple of positives from me today..
    *~ Visited sister today,great to see her surrounded by her books,photos etc after all the weeks in a rather soulless room in rehab
    ~ Fasting,21 hours in,think can keep this going til tomorrow ( if i dont think about pineapple fried rice! 😄 )
    🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Just a quick drop by, mainly to say thank you V for the recommendation to dine at Jim Thompson’s at Dempsey Hill. We had a lovely meal there this evening and OH was especially happy with the pineapple fried rice with prawns … reminded him of a dish he had several times when we visited Phuhet a few years back. The taxi driver who took us to the restaurant, was interested to know how we knew about it, as he said not many tourists know it’s there.

    Should post positives while I’m here, so ….
    🍽🥣 met a friend for an informal dinner last evening, great food and good to catch up on news in person.
    🙂👍🏻 friend in France has completed his first week in his new job and it’s gone really well. So pleased for him, as his had a rough ride the last 18mths or so.
    🚉🎫 did battle with the Singaporean metro ticketing system today and after several tries, eventually won! After which, got out there for a little retail therapy … two pairs of shoes so far🤭

    Hope you are clocking up some positives, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing this weekend.

  • posted by  C9018 on Week 12 ??
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    Hi All
    I have completed week 12 of the Fast 800 and feeling good to continue on this, so my question is would I be ok to continue or should I move to the 5:2 diet?
    The weight has been slow coming off and for the last 4 weeks only losing half a pound each week, so I’m worried I will gain weight if I move to the 5:2.
    Any advice?

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Money Saving Tips and Suggestions
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    Caronl – my daughter had a built in second fridge freezer and has removed one. It only ever held cans of coke, bottles of tonic etc with the freezer being full of bread (family with 5 kids go through lots of bread) and overflow from main freezer. She now has two very large cupboards for storing all those money off offers i.e. BOGO’s.

    I have just been researching cooking a joint in the microwave – much cheaper than the electric oven. Apparently you put the joint in a roasting bag with the liquid i.e. gravy. Stand it in a microwave safe casserole or bowl in case it leaks. Cook on medium for 30 mins. Take the meat out and while it is resting add your veg to the gravy i.e. carrots, leeks etc. Cook for 5 mins on high. Might try it this Sunday with the pork I have in the freezer. I am sure we are good enough cooks to know if the meat is done or needs a bit more time.

  • posted by  Yowzer49 on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Just popping in to say,
    ~ ☆,★ ~*-.¸,.-~* ★’ ☆,.-~*’¨¯¨’*•~ -(★ Happy Autumn/ Spring Equinox!! ★)-,.-~*’¨¯¨’*•~-.¸☆ ★~

  • Thanks Elle. I know there is a weekly injection called Byetta or Lypettia but my doctor wont give me that as it has not been out for 10 years yet so he doesnt quite trust it. Also it is for severely obese people as the weight loss can be dramatic – I wish :):)

    Anyway I dont want an injectable so I will still ask the question but if you find the thread let me know.

  • S-G my fiance was also told at a private app about 2 years ago that he was too young and not bad enough. Now he has seen the NHS consultant from the referral done at the same time, had the x-ray probably about a month ago now, just waiting on hearing if he is considered bad enough now. His job involves him standing for 12 hours a day on 2 days a week 8 hours on the other days and he comes home in agony, so don’t know how he is going to cope with waiting for x amount of years. Even if he is bad enough now unless he goes private, how long will the waiting list be?
    I’m sure I read something on the diabetes UK site about an alternative treatment this morning. I will go look for it now.

  • Still here and doing okay.

    Merry my friend is in Sydney right now and I used to live in Sydney. We here in France and we are just approaching Autumn and the swimming season will be coming to an end but not today. It is still 27 degrees today but after that we are due for rain and temps around 20.

    Elle-Mae, hope your finance is ready for his hip replacement. My sil had a private appt and told he has the wrong shaped hip bones to have a Birmingham op – I think that is bone shaving – and he is too young for a hip replacement as at 42 he would need a new one in 20 years. They say they cant do it twice but I am sure I have seen it done when I was nursing and that was 40 years ago. Anyway, it is a choice of spending the next 20 years in pain as a young man or going for it and hoping there will be something new in 20 years.

    I am hoping my doctor can come up with an alternative to insulin and not put me back on Metformin. I am now on the Diabetes UK site and going to put it to the forum members for their advice and experience.

    Nearly the weekend. Enjoy.

  • Hi all
    It was a national public holiday here for the Queen. And tomorrow is an annual public holiday in my State to celebrate this weekend’s football finals (Australian Rules – not soccer) – so a 4 day weekend. It is also school holidays so quiet a few people have gone away. It was a beautiful day and sat out in some sunshine sharing a cuppa with a friend.
    I’ve been on track my first 4 days back – apart from getting sidetracked by some peanuts this afternoon! But still around 30g carbs, the other days have been 20g.
    I’ve a friend coming for lunch tomorrow and am planning a Vietnamese style salad with shredded poached chicken. And no wine!
    Good going Ellie-Mae to lose those pesky pounds so quickly.
    S-G the weather will vary widely across the country as it’s so vast. But in Melb, Sydney and Adelaide we do get cold days through winter – and this year has been particularly wet. December to March is the hottest, with February definitely being beach weather, and also bush fire weather. I hope this years rains have lessened the chance of major fires this summer.
    I hope the Scandi fare is going well Ruby.
    And Tulip – KOKO on your new day. 🏋️‍♂️🏋️‍♂️🏋️‍♂️

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    Hiii me again!🙂🙃
    *~ Just had a nice autumn evening stroll in the last of the day’s sunshine,now to have evening meal of halloumi and green veg..simple things in life are the best!
    Thats all i have to say for today,except if you are low carbing..keep on keeping off! As a wise friend on another thread says! XX

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    Howdy pardners!
    LD GIRL v good and wise advice! Damage limitation always helps!
    You have done marvellously losing so much in such small time,..thunderous applause! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
    i know you must be feeling amaaazing!xx
    CCATHY well done also xx and v well done on contuinuing in your v important role helping to reduce covid risks xx
    NOKIE hold on tight and keep doing your best!
    Sorry i cant go back to respond further..i have read all the posts but details are slipping away and if i go back,this post will slip away,so will just say,love to all especially DAWN,thinking of you xx i feel its been very hard for bereaved families tnis last week or so,watching one particular family ‘s sad story unfolding.
    Keep on keeping off folks..i havent lost any more since initial half stone ..have to plod on and keep those goals in sight!👀 😄
    🍁🌻🍁🌻 “ If you are PERSISTENT you will GET it,if you are CONSISTENT you will KEEP it! “ 🍁🌻🍁🌻

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    Good eve little drummer girl and everyone 😘
    Thankyou for you message it makes so much sense to cut down and go low carbs I am sitting looking at my recipe books 📕 decided to make some soups then I can have them at lunch times (without bread!!) 🤣 I just need to stop feeling sorry for myself and stay firmly on my 💺 on the bus
    Thanks for your advice
    Nokie 😊