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  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening!
    Hemmy- & Jean- nice that you are both having a sociable time & having meals out, enjoy!
    Dave- hope you didn’t get too cold & Denise can get used to her phone!
    Nana- have a lovely holiday…
    No breakfast today, went shopping this morning then lunch out with my sister, cooking this afternoon, made chocolate mousses as youngest is coming for dinner tomorrow, have put a pork joint in the slow cooker for pulled pork, not made that for ages. Will do some baking for him tomorrow as well, he’s going to Ipswich fire station out training with the full timers, wanted to take some treats for them 😃

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening All…
    A busy week and a week off on fasting.. 3 meals out this week.. a lovely meal out with friends last night and really was stuffed. Hard driving home on small country lanes with no lights.. I do struggle.

    Eyes checked today he was pleased, cataract is developing more in my right eye, a couple of years before surgery. My eyes generally very good for my age.

    We have walked the riverbank the last three mornings as the cows are at the other end, we will get one to wander and they all follow.

    I am still looking at kennels, my local one was fine but closed in February… looking at another on Thursday, it has to be right, there is another one too if I want to look. If I don’t find the right one I will cancel the holiday.

    Hedgehog..
    Charlie is all fit again, a few days a bit off. Lovely to get to the beach we will as the weather improves.

    Nana..
    Enjoy your break away…

    Dave..
    Lovely a new phone for Denise I hope she can work it. You will be busy setting it up..

    Hemmy..
    Blenheim Palace is lovely, good to save for another day.. I seem to be busy this week I like to spread it when possible.
    Selling Steves motorcycle panniers looks like someone is interested coming in the next few days. Put it in the holiday kitty.

    Lunch out with my friend tomorrow, I have known her 50 years …when we both had our second child, they were born the same day.

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening All…
    A busy week and a week off on fasting.. 3 meals out this week.. a lovely meal out with friends last night and really was stuffed. Hard driving home on small country lanes with no lights.. I do struggle.

    Eyes checked today he was pleased, cataract is developing more in my right eye, a couple of years before surgery. My eyes generally very good for my age.

    We have walked the riverbank the last three mornings as the cows are at the other end, we will get one to wander and they all follow.

    I am still looking at kennels, my local one was fine but closed in February… looking at another on Thursday, it has to be right, there is another one too if I want to look. If I don’t find the right one I will cancel the holiday.

    Hedgehog..
    Charlie is all fit again, a few days a bit off. Lovely to get to the beach we will as the weather improves.

    Nana..
    Enjoy your break away…

    Dave..
    Lovely a new phone for Denise I hope she can work it. You will be busy setting it up..

    Hemmy..
    Blenheim Palace is lovely, good to save for another day.. I seem to be busy this week I like to spread it when possible.
    Selling Steves motorcycle panniers looks like someone is interested coming in the next few days. Put it in the holiday kitty.

    Lunch out with my friend tomorrow, I have known her 50 years …when we both had our second child, they were born the same day.

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good afternoon FB Brit friends. .. Hope you are having a good day. Xxxx

    Two early walking busy days .. out to lunch .. unusual for me as I usually like a
    free day in-between lol.

    Anyway both enjoyable.. yesterday .. Aylesbury shopping and lunch .. today my monthly meet up at the Garden Centre Buckingham with my oldest friend.
    So not eating much after a good lunch. ..

    Both days very enjoyable.. I was also invited to go to Blenheim Palace on Saturday as they have an exhibition of clothes .. I think through the ages.. and also do afternoon tea. .. I declined this time and we will go another week ..its on for a while.

    Funny as I feel tired today lol as my friend would say ” I cant be doing with all this coming coming and going lolol

    Dave.. Denise sounds old school like me we dont like change.. happy with the old tried and tested lolol Good job we are all different makes it more interesting. Have you started your new diet plan..

    Nana .. Well done on last weeks loss .. Enjoy your away days.

    H H .. Enjoy your time out with your sister … well done on yesterdays Liquid day.

    Sym… How are things with you today.. what have you and Charlie been doing.

    Enjoy the afternoon everyone.. Smile and be happy Xxxx

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 16 – 2nd Post

    Just tidying up a messy pocket list. Who says I have OCD? 😅

    @ccco – that’s what I drink too – the caffeine/sugar free coke. Usually no more than a small glass per day though. We also have a low-kilojoule cream soda that’s really good too.

    Pocket List Day 16 💪
    @jaifaim CD
    @brightonbelle FD800
    @stitchincarol WFD
    @ccco

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    USA. Day 16. FD

    Pocket List Day 16 💪
    @jaifaim CD
    @brightonbelle FD800
    @stitchincarol WFD
    @ccco

    Must have just missed stitchincarol’s pocket list!

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    USA. Day 16. FD

    Thank you, @jaifaim! Today, I am happy again! My scale started to move downward again. I just need patience!!

    Pocket List Day 16
    @ccco

    @excelsior1209, half way there sounds heavenly! Wonderful!

    FUNSHIPFREDDIE, I am addicted to soft drinks but I haven’t had one since I was 18 years old! When sugar free soda came out on the market back then, I was all in! Now I mostly drink caffeine free diet Coke and I am fine with that. Getting started might vbe hard but one you are there, it is doable! The same thing happened with white flour products like bread. That was even harder than the soda! Now, if I even look at something llike white bread, you would think I was reacting to poison! LOL

    @merryapple, Happy Birthdsy in advance!👍🌺🎂

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 16 – Rural Nebraska, USA – WFD – 165.0

    Well, so much for my lovely weight the day we left. I’m guessing I’ll be 161.8 tomorrow morning (although, of course, hoping for even lower 😂😂); we’ll see how well I know my body.

    We got home at 8:30 last night and by the time I crawled into bed, it was raining with thunder and lightening and strong winds…a lovely lullaby. We had a grand time, the baptism day was a treat as our SIL’s grandmother, age 94, came for some of the day, and I got lots and lots and lots of time holding Baby Mae. And the eldest DGD was so dismayed when she heard Gaga and Pop Pop were leaving the next day that she wrapped her arms around my leg and wailed that she didn’t want us to leave.

    ❤️

    What I’ve realized is that I use every excuse there is to eat/drink what/when I shouldn’t. Shouldn’t as in, I’m not hungry, it’s not a healthy choice, a real meal is right around the corner–truly SHOULDN’T. So my goal for the rest of April is to notice each and every excuse and shoot it down like in a video game (which I do not play, but see examples of while I’m waiting to play solitaire 😂).

    We are indeed very quiet right now, aren’t we? And this is the limit of my own contribution today, as it’s time to get ready to head out for piano lessons.

    Have a grand one, everyone, and happy birthday on the 17th, @merryapple!

    Pocket List Day 16 💪
    @jaifaim CD
    @brightonbelle FD800
    @stitchincarol WFD

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good afternoon one and all. The sun is out now but had rain before, a good thunderstorm last night, very loud thunder. I’m playing bowls tonight and it will be freezing where I play. Denise as got a new phone took her 69 years to get her first one. I will have to set it up for her later.

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 16 – USA/GA – NFD

    Weigh-in: 226 lbs. OK, nice! Just a pound away from my goal weight for April 🙂 Had to break fast this morning in preparation for the board meeting. It’s usually a sandwich of some sort, but last time, we were surprised with salads! Mom also cooked a nice meal last night, so I politely “made a plate” for this evening. Anyway, tomorrow should be another FD.

    @funshipfreddie Yeah, well, I know I’ll have another sugary soft drink in the near future. It would be good if I gave them up for good — so your method isn’t a bad one for something with zero calories! I think for me, I’ll just have to settle to have one “as frequently as cake.” I can imagine the disaster if I had cake every day LOL 🙂 I will be curious in observing the effect on weight it has. I think once I have that drink, I will mark it down in my charts somewhere, so I can trace any patterns. @brightonbelle I actually have some carbonated water in the refrigerator. Of course, those were probably bought more than a year ago so…it might not be so fresh!! It’s spring going on summer, so eating more citrus with plain or fizzy water might be a big help. @jaifaim Yes, I did that a few years ago, so this could be key to get me moving the right direction again. Goodness, I have even caught myself at some restaurants asking for three or four refills — that’s ok if water, but destructive otherwise!!

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 16 NZ NFD ?

    It’s the remains of the day… It’s my birthday tomorrow but the build up has already started!! It’s also the Auckland Art Fair and various art openings. I hosted a lovely artist from Guadalupe, Paris, London and Berlin. He wanted to go up Mt Eden to see the sunset. He set the pace with long legs and a long stride which was my power walking pace. When we got to the top he was absolutely exhausted. I was quite pleased that I am way fitter than he is since he’s 3/4 my age!!!
    I had a friend to stay overnight, he’s been replaced by my art therapy student tonight for the rest of the week.
    Tomorrow morning is Mt Eden walk first thing and coffee with friends.
    @leoniraats You’re making terrific progress. Thanks for the encouragement too.
    @jaifaim I love wild beaches too but our short legged furry friends get sandblasted by the wind so we had to find a more sheltered area for them at Piha.
    @funshipfreddie I don’t know what’s worse- treatment for heart disease or the disease itself…
    @brightonbelle Good on you for the <800 cals to get back on track. A lot can happen in two weeks!
    @excelsior1209 Congratulations on being half way there!!
    I have to go to bed. It’s 2300hrs…

    Steely RESOLVE!!

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 16 UK f800

    Feel better after a decent <800 day yesterday , going to gradually increase my exercise over the next few days ( it’s amazing how quickly you can go off plan ) as looking at my diary I realise have a trip to Nice booked 4 weeks today and I’d really like to be strolling along not worrying about any bulges ☀️👙

    You sound to be doing very well @leoniraats 💪

    It is quiet @funshipfreddie and @jaifaim , I think sometimes posting can be a bit too much , I’m sure we’ll be hearing from our friend soon 🤞

    Hope you find a way with the fizzy drinks @northgeorgia Maybe a gradual decrease trying some of the alternatives mentioned ?

    Have a great day all , 🐫 day tomorrow!

  • Planning my fasting, need assitance

    Hello everyone,

    Introduction:
    i have considered fasting for quiet a while and im now gonna try and plan a fasting routine for after the summer, i need great assistance on how to approach it. That is also why i will tell a bit about myself.

    Im danish and born 1992, im a male and heigh 1.80 and weight about 89 kilos.

    I workout 3 times a week, fullbody workouts, 2 where its heavy lifting and one day with body and kettlebell workouts.

    Then i also run twice a week,and bicycle to work everyday 10 km / day.

    So my goal really isnt to lose any weight, however if i do its okay, im very fit and have great conditioning, my only goal with fasting is this.

    To improve over all health, thats basically it.

    Ive considered to try and fast every other day for a month 24 hour fasting, and keep food intake as a priority for the days im lifting, i dont mind fasting on running days i suppose.

    Ive also considered to just fast 24 hours twice a week.

    Basically im asking for advice, what would you guys do, im really open to alot of suggestions on how to approach this.

    Thank you in advance.

    EDIT: My main concern is performance in terms of my workouts, since im used to eat quiet alot, to keep myself going, thats another reason to ask for suggestions.

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 16 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD

    @northgeorgia – I’m sure you’re right. No soda of any kind is the best approach, & we’d all be better off just drinking water. But I’m not a fan. I gulp down half a litre in the morning, & another half in the afternoon. And I get the rest of it from tea & coffee ☕️

    @leoniraats – looking good! You’re well over the half-way mark to reach your goal, & still two whole weeks to go!🎯

    @jaifaim – it IS quiet so far this week; more ‘Absent April’ than Amazing 😅 Your comment regarding reaching your goal reminded me of that great Theodore Roosevelt quote ~ “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”.

    Off out to enjoy the sunshine. Have a good day everyone 🌤

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 16 – Ireland – CD – 🚫 ✅ 🚶‍♂️ 🌾

    Good morning! I’m tired this week but feeling much better generally. Had a lovely blowy beach walk last night – the sands were shifting big time… crazy winds so no bike 🚴 @brightonbelle yes you said it… reset and half a month to go💕
    @leoniraats well done on all the achievements yesterday ⭐️ I find it very hard to come in under 500 cals… so bravo to you!
    @funshipfreddie thanks! I thought over the weekend that I must believe it and it will come.. there’s no point setting in to this WOL or each month if you don’t believe it will work.. well done on the good Sunday FD – you’re so right just one more day then to FD in the week- good thinking!

    @northgeorgia 👏 cutting the fizzy drinks is a huge achievement – I’m sure you’ll notice the difference in a few weeks.. I drink mostly just fizzy water now and tonic if I am out of an evening. I don’t like the diet drinks and aspartame etc leaves a funny taste in my mouth.

    @ccco 💪

    It is very quiet here… hi to everyone here but not “here” 👋

    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 16 – NFD – South Africa 🇿🇦 77.6
    Had a Gr8 FD yesterday. Consumed 357 Cals and burned 752 Cals.
    Water 2.25L,steps 12,773.
    1h45 walk, lots of hills and 12 flights of stairs. Happy for the further Weight-loss but should weigh 77 kgs at this stage if I want to weigh 76 at the end of April. I will just have to work really hard over ne next weeks. At a in-person seminar today (all day) so can’t take that many bathroom breaks so water intake out of the question. Also won’t be able to put on much steps or do much activity today. Hope it doesn’t show tomorrow. Hope yesterday’s fasters had a good day. Good luck to those fasting today.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening!
    A funny day today, my new HomeStart family didn’t answer their call, she forgot with the kids going back to school, my other family didn’t answer until late as well! Then we were getting ready to take son’s washing over & he got a shout, then a second one on their way back to station! So waiting around for everyone… Got a few bits done, managed a liquid FD.
    Going out with sis tomorrow.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    They got it right it’s absolutely pouring down. Got wet bowling but had 2 dry walks with Chloe. Two days until I go the the weight loss program.

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    USA. Day 15 FD

    Pocket List 🚩
    @at
    @jaifaim
    @leoniraats
    @merry🍎
    @northgeorgia
    @brightonbelle
    @ccco

  • Balance between diet and exercise

    Everything that happens has a cause. Weight gain is a result of more coming in than going out (at least in my case through my lifetime) If you have changed your diet then that should be the reason. You are taking in more calories than you are expending.
    We all want to NOT believe that when weight goes up, but we have to face the science.
    Only YOU will know where an imbalance has happened, good luck, Liam

  • Back to that super kilos ..

    Over many years I have struggled to keep my weight down to 70 kilos as I was involved in competitive judo at that level. Extra workloads usually did the trick, but the years have rolled on and now aged 74 and suddenly single, its just myself and the young staffy, have moved home back to where I arrived from Dublin in 1968, fresh start somehow, still running the business and a great time to reshape not only my body but my lifestyle as well. I have used Atkins to good effect 5 years ago but the diet detective work can be tiresome. I like good sensible food and so the 5/2 diet will suit me best as I can easily abstain completely for a day, will be Monday & Thursday. I am around 10 kilos off that 70 kilos and I have wardrobes of clothes that await a revival!
    Have taught PE for most of my life and have the injuries that go with that, new right knee from squash and new left hip from judo. But its a matter of adapting to any change and remaining POSITIVE. Aim – Lose 10kilos, will also reduce wear and tear on joints, avoid diabetes and encourage more physical activity.
    Good luck to all and I will keep you posted on my progress.
    Now, where that weighing scales … Liam

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 15 UK f800

    Definitely pressing the reset button today – half the month left still time to make a difference 💪

    Pocket List 🚩
    @at
    @jaifaim
    @leoniraats
    @merry🍎
    @northgeorgia
    @brightonbelle

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 15 – USA/GA – FD

    Weigh-in: 227 lbs. Good drop this morning. Today is a FD500 OMAD. Hopefully, the weight will move more than just a few ounces 🙂 Come on, 225!

    @funshipfreddie Diet soda tastes nasty to me. I heard if you force yourself onto it, you won’t go back to the regular kind. I probably shouldn’t go that route; my mom did decades ago and she’s only gained weight over the years, so genetically, it might not really help me stop the cravings 🙁

    Pocket List 🚩
    @at
    @jaifaim
    @leoniraats
    @merry🍎
    @northgeorgia

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 15 – FD – South Africa 🇿🇦 78.5
    Relieved my weight has gone down. Still not on target to achieve my month’s weight-loss goal but working hard at it.
    Setting some additional goals for myself to assist with that.
    @jaifaim WELL DONE! I am so glad you managed to achieve your own personal goals over the weekend. Well done on the 22km cycle as well on Saturday. It’s tough to be on a bike especially on the hills. You did a marvelous job with your resolve. I wish you luck with reaching your target weight at the end of the month.
    @northgorgia well done on the soda abstinence, you are doing such a great job. You will get there. Just hang in there and persevere.
    @funshipfreddie good job on your fasting day yesterday.
    @meery🍎 I’m starting to get jealous now, 😁 wow amazing job on your weight-loss that is just fantastic. Hang in there, you’re so close.

    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others 💕 (copied from @jaifaim)

    Pocket List 🚩
    @at
    @jaifaim
    @leoniraats
    @merry🍎
    @northgorgia

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Second post… correcting for me mostly – my cycle and walks were yesterday… work today.. boo hoo 😁

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 15 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD 69.3 kg

    A real Sunday pocket list! I hope everyone had a hassle-free FD as I did. It’s a good way to start the week, knowing you’ve only got one more FD to accomplish 🎯

    @merryapple – I’m not scared of Judge Judy. The numbers are a bit larger than I thought they’d be when I ordered them though. I didn’t imagine they could be seen from the International Space Station 🤣

    @brightonbelle – it’s my age too, & the year I was born.

    @northgeorgia – have you tried sugar-free soda? It’s very easy to get used to; in fact regular soda tastes too sweet to me now. And I don’t think diet soda makes me crave sugary treats. I do have a very occasional regular milkshake when I’m feeling reckless though.

    @jaifaim – loving your RESOLVE – “My target WILL be reached this month” 💪

    More pills anyone…?
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-13306793/statins-pills-cholesterol-cut-heart-attack-risk-experts-drug-killer-blood.html

    Pocket List – Day 15 🚩
    @at
    @jaifaim

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Cinque, thank you, I didn’t know that about nuts. Thumbs up for a good sleep and laksa broth but sorry about the grogginess. I’ve just recorded my lowest ever loss after a FD and, since I tackle them all in exactly the same way, I’ll be keeping a close eye on my scales’ battery this week. If that’s not the culprit, I’ll have to look inwards.

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 15- Ireland – NFD- 🚫 ✅ 🚶‍♂️ 🌾

    Got Up And out early this morning … and got a good cycle in in the bright cold sunshine – it felt like February- was beautiful 😍. Then two walks with family throughout the day – a lovely way to catch up and clear the cobwebs 🕸️.
    Good to have you back @brightonbelle 💕
    @merryapple – sounds like a wonderful weekend and a lovely contented post – so glad you are well 🤗
    @northgeorgia huge bravo to you on a week off soft drinks! It’s no mean feat to give them up and they are such empty calories which can start tte cravings for sugar … even the diet variations will do that… just brilliant – well done to you ⭐️
    @excelsior12309 wonderful weight loss in a year ⭐️
    @leoniraats same here… although busy it was relaxed if that makes sense… could have made some better choices but most were good. My exercise goal this weekend was my priority so happy with that.
    @funshipfreddie the numbers look great! 🤣🤣 yes cycling is a great sport as you can sit on your bum…I never thought of it like that!

    @ccco you are so focussed you will get there… it’s harder as we get older but you’ll do it.

    PMA : My target 🎯 will be reached this month. 15 days yo go 🔚.

    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others 💕

    Pocket list Day 15 🚩
    @jaifaim

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Let’s pretend we had wonderful grandmothers who appreciated world cuisine.

    I do want to emulate your grandmother, Thin, with her fresh produce and three small meals.

    Lovely to be in Morse country.

    Oh dear those nuts, but take heart that we don’t digest a lot of the nut carbs https://www.nutsforlife.com.au/resource/are-all-kilojoules-in-nuts-absorbed/

    I had a good sleep, much better than usual, but I am groggy today, as so often happens. My daughter has been making laksa often and gave me a container of the broth she makes. Yum yum, that will be my next meal.

    Hope you all are as lucky.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Speedway called off already tomorrow, threat of rain🤬. So not looking good for bowling. We play a top team tomorrow so expect to get slaughtered. But you never know.

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 14 – NFD – South Africa 🇿🇦
    Hi everyone. Had a relaxed weekend. Tried to tick all the goal boxes. Although I didn’t meet all my goals, I kept at it and kept showing up for myself. Tomorrow is a new day.
    Everyday we get a do-over.
    Well done to everyone still persuing their goals and not giving up.
    Have an awesome Sunday eve.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hi all!
    Have a lovely holiday Nana, hope the weather stays nice! Great to have had an early BBQ!
    Dave- you’ll be aching next week with all that bowling, hope it stays nice for you as well… expensive getting tyres done!
    Jean- poor Charlie, a worry when they hurt themselves!
    Hemmy- naughty Pip, they always seem to roll on the worst possible days as well! Hope your lunches out are good…
    Had a busy day cleaning out our utility cupboard on Friday (can’t remember when I last posted, page has turned so sorry if I’m repeating myself!), that was hard work! Yesterday walked early with my friend & her dog, then hubby & I went to the beach for the day, which was lovely…quiet day today, put my feet up a bit! Have a new second family to start tomorrow for HomeStart.
    Started veg seeds off a week ago, they’re all growing quickly, hopefully we’ll have lots of beans again. Not doing any tomatoes this year though unless I get given plants, not worth the work & watering!
    Have a good evening everyone 🥰

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hello everyone, it’s certainly been a lovely day – we’ve had out first BBQ of the year and managed to eat it outside but have now come in as it’s getting a bit chilly.
    Managed to lose 4 ounces this week but to be fair I’ve not had a fd day but kept reasonably low calorie wise. The trouble is we’re off to Norfolk tomorrow until Friday and I’ve been getting in the holiday mode to early.
    Dave good the new tyres all sorted.
    Jean hope Charlie is a bit better bless him.
    Hemmy enjoy your two lunches out this week.
    Hedgehogs hope you’re feeling better now.
    It’s limited wi fi where we’ll be staying so will check in again on Saturday.
    Nana xxx

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hi FB Brit friends on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. Xxxx

    Its been a lovely weekend here .. lots of warm sunshine. Mr Pips very naughty today rolled in fresh fox poo lolol .. little devil I did swear at him I can tell you lolol

    I am out to lunch tomoz and Tues so I had cleaned all through before walking .. thinking after a nice lunch and glass of wine .. I would get my outfits sorted.lol

    Well I had to come back .. filled watering cans with warm water Fox poo shampoo and vinegar to neutralise .. its quite a job lol .. Thank goodness a lovely day and was able outside.

    Dave.. Glad all sorted with your car .. always a hassle.. I don’t know how you can resist not weighing lolol I weigh every morning I like to keep track of my weight and nip it in the bud if I have gained .. I find then it goes quickly that way.

    Sym.. Yes safety is top priority for Charlie limited time walks wont hurt for a while . .. you give him lots of good runs everyday..

    What are you doing today.

    Hope everyone is having a good day “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” –.Xxxx.
    .

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Second Post

    Excelsior12309, in reading your post, I think I am in the same boat as you! It seems that I also have to eat fewer calories than recommended to lose anything and I also think age may be the reason. Congratulations on your progress so far!👍

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    USA. Day 14. FD

    Pocket list Day 14
    @fastingnurse
    @at
    @funshipfreddie
    @excelsior12309-FD800
    @northgeorgia
    @ccco

    Still trying to lose more weight but adhering to my FDs.

    Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! The weather here is beautiful!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Tyres fitted at 3pm. So thunderbird’s are go🤣. Keeping well away from the scales, I will get weighed on Wednesday morning before I start the weight loss program in the afternoon.

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 14 – USA/GA – FD

    Weigh-in: 231 lbs. Boo to the 230s, but still, yay!! I’m at the exit door. Outing has been postponed to next Saturday; my nephew was suffering from horrible allergies like I was, so going somewhere to enjoy the floral outdoors would not be a great idea today. Because of that, it’s a WFD! And best of all, I should also be able to have a FD500 tomorrow.

    Avoiding soft drinks was difficult this week, and I did slip up and have sweetened milk yesterday — but it was a bit of a reward to myself for avoiding the more addictive carbonated demon all week long 🙂 I think it has helped though in not as much weight gain. In fact, last week was about a two pound average loss over the previous week (although I’m 2 lbs heavier today over last Sunday).

    I wasn’t so “good” yesterday with snacking all day, including some candy, and couldn’t really decide on a meal most of the day. But even so, the weight gain was only two pounds, which was also the maximum weight gain for any day in the previous week. I have noticed 4 lb gains were common when the soft drinks flowed freely — I think not only due to the empty calories being stored away, but those kind of carbohydrates make you crave more food (not to mention a refill on your soft drink!). I don’t eat as much fast food as I did, either — they package those “deals” with a soft drink. I would rather pay nearly the same price for a better quality meal at a “sit down” restaurant, and following my nephew’s lead, I’ve opted for water with my meal so I can savor the food more. As I said, my goal is to make enjoying a soft drink as rare as enjoying a slice of cake or fancy dessert.

    Tired of playing around with these 230s. And not too fond of the 220s, either. There isn’t room in my schedule for a 3 day B2B2B Fast as I was able to do back in January, and it REALLY helped. But even so, I should be getting within range of my 225 lb. target for April this week. I would like to get partially back into the 210s by mid-June in time for vacation. If I can get the momentum going and my body cooperates, I might even get back to the 200s this year, and then the 190s beckon, which will be an exciting day!

    Pocket list Day 14
    @fastingnurse
    @at
    @funshipfreddie
    @excelsior12309-FD800
    @northgeorgia

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 14-No. VA USA-FD800

    Doing oK on NFD, I find I actually have to keep calories below the calculated limit on the 5-2 website in order to actually lose weight. In other words, about 250 calories less than the non-fast day recommendations. Perhaps this is a function of age and slower metabolism. I am trying to eat lots of protein and still am avoiding sweets and breads, and that seems to have helped me the most.
    My weight is almost 20# less than a year ago in March 2023, but I still have another 15# to go to meet a reasonable goal for me to maintain. But right now I am at an intermediate goal which I didn’t think I would see, six months ago! Group support is helpful, even from half a world away!

    @funshipfreddie, your house numbers are brilliant. @stitchincarol, chocolate covering would not help me swallow any insect deliberately. EWWWW.
    Welcome back, @fastingnurse!

    Pocket list Day 14

    @fastingnurse
    @at
    @funshipfreddie
    @excelsior12309-FD800

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 14 NZ NFD 73.5kg

    I’ve had a lovely weekend with far too much to drink…
    I’m watching Florence and the Machine on YouTube.
    Monday is a new week.
    @funshipfreddie Judge Judy will be right along I fear…
    @fastingnurse Great to hear from you and have you back in the fold.
    Bedtime for me.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Cinque, thanks for asking about my foot. It’s been one year to the day since the original surgery. After the second surgery in December, everything was going well following the dratted elevation regime. And then about three months in, I developed the same weird ganglion problem as before but in a slightly different spot and not as large or painful. I found some walking shoes before we went away that have no eyelets for the laces so there’s been no rubbing and I think they helped a lot (whereas I’d been told to wear tightly laced up shoes to decrease swelling – a problem I didn’t experience).

    I’ve just attended a foot and ankle clinic in Oxford and was seen by an orthopaedic fellow from Sydney. Apparently I’m just one of the unlucky few that reacts in this way. The sudden onset after a prolonged period of excellent healing will remain a mystery. It does now seem to be decreasing in size. So, yes thanks, I can live with this level of scar irritation and put it all behind me I think.

    Last night, we watched one of our Morse DVDs. It was ‘The Last Enemy’ episode. It was like looking out of the portholes throughout. Almost all of it was filmed right here in Thrupp, we could readily recognise specific areas of the canal, towpath, the Thrupp basin, local pubs, canalside cottages and the lift bridge. It’s fun to think of Morse and Lewis walking right out where we’re currently moored. Thankfully no headless bodies though.

    FD for me. This is my fourth week of 5:2. I have just discovered the shock revelation that 100g of macadamia nuts represents over 700 calories. They’re now being counted out.

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 14 U.K. NFD

    Sorry for being gone longer than planned , just finding it difficult to get my head in the right space at the mo , but I’m back 💪

    Loving the 62 @funshipfreddie – my age too

    Off to do plan meals etc for next week , see you on the list tomorrow

    Pocket List – Day 14 🥕
    @fastingnurse
    @at
    @funshipfreddie

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Oh dear, you’d better not add that to your respective food mantras then! My nan used to walk her shopping cart across the footbridge into the town, rain or shine every morning, stopping at the butcher, the greengrocer and the grocers to buy her fresh food for the day’s three small meals. Nothing much out of a packet or a jar other than coffee, a small yoghurt, and so on. In those days, fruit and veg were eaten in season. Half a guinness every evening to help her gain weight on doctor’s orders.

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 14 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – FD

    @northgeorgia – enjoy the outing. I’ll just have to bask in Monday morning PFDS without you 😜

    @fastingnurse – welcome back!

    @stitchincarol – chocolate covered 🪳?! No – not even if you held a gun to my head 😱

    @jaifaim – well done on that short – 22 km?! – bike ride! I guess that’s one way you really can get the butt you want while sitting on it 😅🚴

    I finally got my shiny #62 sorted out 😎
    https://imgur.com/a/4wHb9U6

    Happy S🌞nday!

    “Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going”. ~ Julian Michaels

    Pocket List – Day 14 🥕
    @fastingnurse
    @at
    @funshipfreddie

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 14 – Ireland – NFD- 🚫 ✅ 🚶‍♂️ 🌾

    @fastingnurse great to see you and I hope all
    Is ok with you. We always hope people are checking in in the background so great to see that you were! 💕
    Hi to everyone else out there… we miss you but know you may be out there checking in. 👍
    Up And out early this morning … I did fit a cycle in yesterday but just a short one… 22km in the afternoon.. it was sunny – hooray! And then… it rained 💦🙃😂

    @northgeorgia, @ccco we are on the right path…
    We will get there. 🎯

    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others 💕

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    If I only ate stuff my grandmother would recognise, I’d be eating mince, peas, carrots and potatoes every meal 😆

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    USA. Day 13 FD

    I have been so good on my FDs lately but I seem to have stopped losing weight1😡

    I will keep trying. I am sure the weight loss will start up again! Jaifaim, I still weigh in the 120s, which is a lot for me. I am small and until I was in my 50s, I always weighed 100 lbs. I want to get down to 110 lbs. I must be eating more than I thought! At the weight I am now, I am very sluggish.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 🤗

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 13 – USA/GA – NFD

    Weigh-in: 229 lbs. Well, there’s a rumor the family wants to go somewhere tomorrow, which might mean the FD will have to wait until Monday. No soft drinks yet, but if we travel and do fast food, it might break the streak. Anyway, been proud of myself and it has made me realize how often I might have been sneaking a sip over the past two years. I know I have a few business lunches next week, but I am ready to focus with @jaifaim to get the weight under control. I want to be a bit lighter and closer to my weight last year by the time my mid-June vacation rolls around 🙂

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 13 – starting an FD tonight – NZ
    Wt: 111.5kg
    Sorry team MIA again. A lot has been happening and I’ve been so busy but committed to coming on here every week minimum. Keeps me motivated.
    Between now and Feb I’ve been doing 5:2 most weeks had a few hiccups here and there but would say I stayed on course most of it.
    Anyway glad to be back!

  • Amazing April – 2024 Monthly Challenge

    Day 13 – post 2

    @jaifaim thank you for your kind words of encouragement.

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