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  • February Challenge

    Day 24 Canada FD

    First FD in over a week 😱 glad I have a pocket list of fasters to help me get through the day 🙏

    Pocket List – Day 24
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @funshipfreddie
    @brightonbelle
    @saffy420
    @ccco
    @emma-taylor
    @missybear
    @bellyblast

  • February Challenge

    Day 24 Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 FD

    @flourbaby Happy Birthday 🥳

    Adding myself to the pocket list!
    Pocket List – Day 24
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @funshipfreddie
    @brightonbelle
    @saffy420
    @ccco
    @emma Taylor
    @missybear

    Have a good day everyone 🙂

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon!
    Dave- lol, my son who got caught speeding was driving his mercedes, but has since changed to an Audi!! Next will be a 🚲 😂😂 Seems like there might not be many stops on your cruise?
    Jean- don’t like VWs, my sis has had lots of trouble with theirs! We love our Peugeot! That’s good tagging on with Amazon & Netflix! Eldest pays for our Netflix, don’t watch it that much though.
    Minols- hope you’re not tempted on your journeys, enjoy the mentoring! Good idea to have less hand shaking & more washing!
    Mel- keep strong, hope the day goes quickly for you!
    Typhoo- shame about the scales! Do you count cals on nonFDs? Might help for a bit?
    Courtney seems to be getting more comfortable which is nice. She has reading to do for her course so is getting stuck into His dark materials. Xena is a big help too! She understandably opted not for a wet muddy walk! I’ve kept busy & finally shortened a pair of jeans for hubby- I think he bought them in the autumn 😂 Repaired a couple of Xena’s toys too, so she was happy! No food yet…

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    I hope your a good driver Jean, the worst drivers on the road all drive German cars great cars but bad drivers, everyone I ask all day the same 😄BMW worst followed by Audi and Mercedes.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Dave,,
    That’s a good deal…looking at VW but not sure…sell the caravan and put that money to the car….trying to sort that out first…

    Fast day going well just having a cuppa…

    Jean x

  • February Challenge

    USA Day 24 FD

    Just added you to the pocket list, Emma Taylor!

    Adding myself to the pocket list!

    Pocket List – Day 24
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @funshipfreddie
    @brightonbelle
    @saffy420
    @ccco
    @emma Taylor

    Emma

  • February Challenge

    Please will someone add me to the pocket list? I’m on the bus….

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    It just been on the news, a giant sand storm over the canaries 😱,planes grounded😱😱,hope it’s clear for next week 🤞🤞🤞.

  • February Challenge

    USA Day 24 FD

    Adding myself to the pocket list!

    Pocket List – Day 24
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @funshipfreddie
    @brightonbelle
    @saffy420
    @ccco

    Happy Birthday, Flourbaby! 🙂

  • Starting today (5/20), but for anyone just starting

    Woop and Good afternoon all!

    Feeling pretty sore, but amazing! 2.25 hour workout Sunday afternoon/evening… unreal and SO much fun! Managed to also stay under 800 cals, made my own organic energy bars and fasted today so far. Hopefully, this week will see a small loss, not hoping too much as I’m also starting low weights this week, so I may be putting muscle back into action, where it’s been a little dormant…
    Hope you’re all well/safe and having a good start to the week!

    Peace and happiness <3

  • February Challenge

    Day 24 – Ireland – FD

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean I don’t know what make of car you want but Doncaster airport is full of Renault cars that are classed as second hand.Mine had done 19 miles and was a few thousand cheaper. It’s not even a 1 litre engine but it as a turbo mode or an eco mode, it’s really quick in the turbo mode.The do all size of cars.Fast day going well, I have had 76 calories so far, I am always told to eat before going to gym so had one Jaffa cake.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon…
    Out and about, dentist for Steve, looking at a few cars and picking up some hair colour for me..
    Keeping a busy and away from food…

    A good paddle this morning about 6 inches water.. river really high but had started going out..

    Tyhpoo..
    Steve can’t wait to start watching it again, usually when I am busy… drives me crackers!

    Mel…
    We are lucky we pick Netflix from my daughters account in America… Amazon my Grandsons account here.. you are allowed so many so we tagged on…😁

    Have a good day.. hope your soggy doggie is warm.

    Minols..
    Have a good travelling day, keep safe, enjoy your talking book and meet up with colleagues..

    Jean x

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good evening all. Great to read all the posts.

    Thin, I don’t think you clicked on my post, as I have normal access, so all good. Sounds like a ball at the carnival.

    Neilithicman, great photos, and well done for managing the ride. And yum for the fruit.

    Catlady, re books, I guess I’m a collector, and if I once find an author that I like I just keep buying his or her books. The other problem with the library is that they change over their books fairly regularly, maybe every few years they have all new books and my older favourites are no longer available. I will often go back and re-read a favourite author’s books from the beginning. Some of my books have been read maybe 15-20 times. On the other hand, I have some authors whose books I’ve bought and not yet read. Currently, some of them are sitting in a big box. When I have time, I’ll read one or two. If I like them, they’ll go on the shelves; if I don’t the op shop will be receiving them. Some of my theological books will go once I’ve finished my doctorate, too.

    Cinque & LJoyce, thanks for your comments re my back. In actuality, it’s been “niggling for a few weeks, then leaning over to do the orchid re-potting didn’t help a lot, and the trying on clothes just put it over the line to where I felt – physio time. It will settle fairly quickly, I’m sure.

    My weight? Going okay. Weighed the same Saturday as Friday, which I felt was a bit unfair after a FD (well, FD800), but at least it WAS the same, so I was still 79.9kg, 🙂 !. Anyway, good that my downward progression is continuing. It has to; most of my winter clothes won’t fit until I lose another 3 or 4 kg. What IS weird is that while my bust and waist are showing the loss, there’s been very little shift off my hips yet, and they’re nearly an inch bigger than they were at this weight last time I was losing. That just doesn’t make sense to me. I’m exercising, making sure I move around. Maybe not active enough???

    Klondikekween, Merryme, Intesha, CrazyArtist, where are you? We are missing your insights here.

    Anzc65, how much longer in your current position, before you get to move back to the department you were happier in? It will be a relief for you to move.

    Quacka, Hope the FD ended well for you today.

    I’m aiming for either 2 or 3 FD800s this week. Want to end February on a high note. It would be lovely if 3.2 kg could become 4 kg!! 🙂

    Goodnight all!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Minols I am not sure if they Chang itineraries or not. You can get an app on the play store that keep you updated on Coronavirus.Fast day for me and I am going to use Nutracheck to make sure I stay within the limits.

  • February Challenge

    Day 24 Melb Aust 1000 cals
    Day 23 NFD
    Day 22 TDEE

    Going okay. Weighed the same Saturday as Friday, which I felt was a bit unfair after a FD (well, FD800), but at least it WAS the same, and I actually tipped over back to the 70s (79.9kg, but who’s counting 🙂 !). Anyway, good that my downward progression is continuing. It has to; most of my winter clothes won’t fit until I lose another 3 or 4 kg. What IS weird is that while my bust and waist are showing the loss, there’s been very little shift off my hips yet, and they’re nearly an inch bigger than they were at this weight last time I was losing. That just doesn’t make sense to me.

    Anyway, glad folk are enjoying the rugby, and sorry to read of all the miserable weather. It’s summer here, but a cooler February than usual, which I don’t mind a bit.

    Onward and downwards everyone!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hi all
    Off north east for ‘ mentoring’ today…actually an excuse to talk with two lovely colleagues about how they’ re doing, and enjoy a few hours in the car with the radio or audiobooks-lovely!

    Samsung a40 working a test- synced fine with the car so having occasionally conversations with Google…who regularly obliges me with a compliment or joke whenever I ask!

    Not really fasting today but it will be well under 1000cals. Just having a wee snack on the road, may or may not have soup / lunch and I’ll just have a spot of pan haggerty with the boys tonight.

    HH – sorry your oh has laryngitis…sore. Still fighting my cold. Watching cironavirus carefully…have a couple of people suggesting I should stop people who have been on holiday to affected areas coming to church. Just keeping an eye on nhs advice just now and conscious not to shake hands myself yesterday…no-one needs my common or garden cold! Dave…do cruise companies sometimes change itineraries because of weather / other risks?

    Take care everyone.

    Mx

  • February Challenge

    Day 24, Cheshire UK FD

    Yesterday was ok, managed to walk about 3 miles by going out a couple of times. I’ve not managed to get to my target of 5 miles a day for the end of February mainly due to the weather. Still I’ll keep trying.

    I found a Tom Kerridge cookbook over the weekend, (he’s a chef in the UK who lost over 150 lbs a few years ago). It was the book from last years tv series he did about losing weight. There are loads of really good low calorie recipes which I’m going to try out. I struggle this time of year with FD meals – they’re usually a protein and salad. I’m not really a soup lover so don’t have it often. Salads are not really an issue in the summer but not very satisfyingly when it’s cold and wet. So tonight it will be chicken in a tomato mascarpone sauce with veg. I’ll report back!

    @ flourbaby happy birthday. 🎂🍾. I hope you had a lovely time in Spain.

    Good luck to everyone fasting today.
    Pocket List – Day 24
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @funshipfreddie
    @brightonbelle
    @saffy420

    Happy Monday everyone.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Lots of fasters today and I am one of them. Yup, big girl pants on to stop big girl pants going on. I feel I am teetering on the verge of putting a lot on again, how can I let that happen? But we all know it does, all too easily.

    Good news about the nose bleed Jean. Yes do not let him sneeze!
    Haven’t seen Breaking Bad, haven’t got Netflix. Heard it is good though. I had a free trial on Netflix a while back to see The Night Manager which I had missed, loved it. We don’t watch enough stuff to bother paying for Netflix though.
    DF good news on Steve. It’s all down to catching things quick. Like my cardiac arrest 20 years ago, paramedics getting their lunch two minutes up the road!
    Steve (Typhoon) have never done a food free fast day, maybe something to think about. Or maybe not. 😂
    Not sure really!
    HH have a good day with the girlfriend. I am not brilliant with people staying unless I know them really well.
    Generally just let them get on with it. After a while I do relax. Dogs help.
    Fasters all have a good day.
    Got to go deal with a soggy doggy.

  • February Challenge

    Day 24 UK FD

    Morning all , usual desperate attempt to salvage the month in the last week for me Happy Birthday @flourbaby🎉

    Pocket List – Day 24
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @funshipfreddie
    @brightonbelle

  • February Challenge

    Day 24 – Lake District Cumbria – FD

    Good morning everyone,

    After a ‘bad’ weekend, watching lots of rugby and consuming slightly more than my beer/alcohol quota, this mornings plans have gone out of the window!
    Got up to be greeted with snow, not the lovely deep fresh snow with blue skies and cold air type of snowy day! We don’t get snow here very often and it’s rarely good when we do, no, this morning it’s wet, mild and the ‘snow’ is slushy horrible stuff, so my plan for a long walk is on hold for a little while!

    Hope everyone had a good weekend and ready for what I suspect will be a long Pocket list today, I’m going to see if I can finish the month with another B2B x 4 until Fridays weigh in.

    @daffodil2010 – Yes The Irish lads were not their usual selves at all, unusual for them to have such a bad day.

    @flourbaby – Happy Birthday, hope you have a fun day.

    Take care all.

    Pocket List – Day 24
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @funshipfreddie

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean
    I have watched Breaking bad and Better Call Saul which are both very good and the next series of Better call Saul started on Netflix today so will be watching that.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good morning all

    It’s a very wet morning here not sure if it’s from rain or snow but there’s no white stuff on the ground outside.

    Forgot to weigh myself yesterday so after my shower I jumped on the scales and still the same weight so I’m thinking I must be eating too much on non fasting days.

    As usual I’m on a FD today so no food until breakfast tomorrow.

    Good luck to all those fasting today and remember it’s only for one day and tomorrow we can eat normally.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning All..
    Raining heavy here but will walk out…wellies will be on as river is very high flooded at bottom of street quite bad but normal and we will be paddling down the old river road, Charlie can walk on the bank….

    Fasting today but not much planned…may go out to look for cars but don’t know what we want and what we can afford..going smaller.

    Dave…
    Steve said he owes you a pint, the couple of links you sent gave some different information which worked..cotton wool out and all ok…hoping he doesn’t sneeze again!!…fingers crossed for the cruise touching in at Italy my daughter has the same problem but July..

    Hedgehog..
    I agree with you, I think things are more worse in China, they delayed in saying and then realised how bad it was and started to release things, hospitals up in two weeks!!…says it all…our car cancelled all is well??

    It was a good rally the boy only moved for his dinner last night..still asleep and no breakfast yet…hope Courtney is ok it’s a long day for keeping people amused..dog walking would kill a hour or so, raining she possibly wouldn’t do that…

    Tammy..
    Come on let’s have you fasting today….

    Nana..
    Keep strong we are with you today fasting…

    DF..
    Lovely Steve is holding his own….quickness is the best thing glad the ambulance came and gave the proper drugs…take it easy with yourself, give yourself some time..we are fasting too..

    Typhoo..
    Have you watched…Breaking Bad on Netflix, the follow on series is Better Call Saul? My Steve says it’s addictive …too blood thirsty for me…

    Have a good day all….

    Jean x

  • HELP! Yo-Yoed for a YEAR!

    And that needs to change!

    Profile:- I’m petite in stature, low activity due to spine problems (do what I can), thyroid problems (medicated), coeliac (avoid gluten) and mid 50s. I have previously visited these forums but have been inactive for some time.

    I’ve been actively trying to lose weight since October 2017. In under a year I lost 20lbs doing a mashup of Mediterranean Diet/5:2/Blood Sugar diet. Never going over 1200 calories a day. Then I stalled for about 6 months before losing another 6lbs over another year by incorporating Fast800. I was unable to sustain Fast800 so reverted to calorie counting and not eating over 1200 but mainly sticking to 1000.

    I track everything I eat or drink via the MFP app. I weigh my foods to ensure accurate portion control. I favour low carb Mediterranean type foods. Rarely drink alcohol. Don’t smoke.

    I’ve lost a firm total of 26lbs and brought my BMI down to 27.9 from a high of 33.2. To achieve a healthy BMI I need to lose another 20lbs. Which given my experience seems an impossible task.

    The past 12 months I’ve just yo-yoed the same 4 to 5lbs. Despite all my efforts, its very disheartening to realise I weight exactly the same as this time last year. I just cannot seem to lose weight on 1000 – 1200 calories. On the other hand without my efforts I am quite sure I’d be much heavier than I am!

    Anyone else experience this?

    Anyone want to buddy up to share support & encouragement?

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Betsy, I had some log in issue this morning and when I finally got access, I was ‘reporting a post’ of yours. I don’t think I clicked it but sorry if I did!

    Anzac, great that you had a fun weekend cooking for your friends with the added bonus of little excess on the scales. Understand completely if the positive reinforcement is working best for you with Maxx. Are you resuming dog obedience now that your big holiday is over?

    Neil, I like the plum tree. Lovely.

    Cinque, great recipe. I wonder if anyone looks at our recipe page these days?

    Quacka, hello! I hope the rest of your FD goes well too. I forgot to eat yesterday and I was SO hungry around 1am this morning. Enjoying fresh coffee and frothy milk now.

    LJ, yes, I saw on the Spanish TV station about Venice’s Carnaval being cut short. Italy has the highest incidence of corona virus in Europe. We are going to have a slow day admiring the Mediterranean which is right outside the window and psyching ourselves up for sleet tomorrow.

  • February Challenge

    2nd post

    @flourbaby – Happy Birthday!

  • The Maintenance Chatbox… come and share your success with us!

    Hi, everyone. We’re fed up with rain every day, but North East Wales has escaped the worst. I am a Valley girl originally and my old town had bad flooding in streets near the river. Again we have promises from the government. But it’s the same government that cut money for flood prevention. Everything is reactive rather than proactive.

    I’ve been strangely hunger lately. Weight just on upper wriggle room. I need to be careful, as it’s three and half years now, so complacency is a danger.

    Awful rugby weekend! We lost again!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning all,

    I woke up to snow today! Not sticking though and raining now I’m at work.

    Yes – I’m definitely joining the mass fast today. Last week I only managed one FD, so hope to be back properly this week. Exercise done, which always helps. I’m more likely to stick to it because I don’t want to undo that! I think because my routine at home is a bit different at the moment, its thrown me completely. Must stick to my FD’s though, the weight goes on immediately when I deviate from this.

    Steve doing okay, apart from his speech, to anyone who doesn’t know you can’t tell anything has happened. He’s done amazing really, definitely because the ambulance got him to hospital fast and he was able to have the medication he needed. So, so lucky. He does get tired late afternoon, but otherwise each day is getting better 🙂

    Hope everyone’s okay .. sorry for not responding individually, so many posts now .. which is great!

    Lets stay strong today x

  • February Challenge

    Day 24 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – FD

    Here’s to the last week of the February Challenge – as @angrypony said,’YES WE CAN!’

    @flourbaby – Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎈🎂🥂

    Pocket List – Day 24 🍏
    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @funshipfreddie

  • February Challenge

    Day 24 – Ireland 🇮🇪 – FD

    First FD in about three weeks but I am prepared. Small chicken and Oatbran bread sandwhich at lunch then maybe veg soup for dinner.

    The weather is super rotten, the rain! Plus it’s forecast to get colder later on and wintry showers. At least the daffodils are up which always makes me feel good (hence my name, I love daffs ☺️).

    @ccco tulips up already? That is super early.

    @i-hate-lettuce well done on the superb performance by England yesterday. I don’t know where Ireland where at at all. Suffice to say we were disappointed in our house ☹️

    On the 8am start in work this week so better fly.

    Pocket List Day 24
    @daffodil2010
    @snowflake56

  • February Challenge

    Day 24, Emden Germany, FD

    I’m not very motivated today but I’ll give it a go and see where it ends.

    @ciren2 I hope you don’t get soaked today!

    Pocket list Day 24

    @saffy420
    @matpi
    @dykask
    @snowflake56

    Have a nice day everyone!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning all!
    Hope everyone had a good weekend!
    Jean- how’s Steve? Hope his nose bleed has stopped? I bet Charlie was shattered after the rally? Did your car stay okay, still not need to take it in? I guess you’re fasting today, as usual?!
    Dave- hope the roast was good! Has your son had any more interviews?
    Tammy- shame you didn’t win on the bingo; will see if you’re fasting today!
    Nana- well done for yesterday, hope you have a nice lunch out today!
    Minols- back to 800cals today? teeny portions?
    Mel- hope you’re back okay & can get back into fasting, big girl pants on & find that strength!
    Typhoo- how was your weekend? Are you fasting today?
    DF- how’s your Steve? Are you joining the mass Monday fast?
    Kay- hope you can get back into fasting after your busy weekend! When will you hear anything about the rescue dogs?
    Cakey- hope your lazy weekend in that lovely house was good!
    Sarah- hope you’re enjoying your holiday!
    We have Courtney here during the day while son is at work, she has quite high anxiety, so will tiptoe about, & try not to harass her too often about needing food or drinks! Forecast is grotty so not sure if she’ll want a walk. I’ll be fasting today, will see how the cals go as to what I do, 500 or 800…was very bad last night & finished the last piece of keto cheesecake off after Mum had gone home, so it wasn’t left to tempt me today!

  • February Challenge

    Day 24: Gloucestershire, UK, NFD:

    @ccco: It sounds a good plan, what you do, stopping eating at lunchtime and starting at the same time next day. The hardest thing for me is missing breakfast……but when I eat breakfast, it starts me on the road to more eating during the day….tut, tut..
    @emma-taylor: Like you I rarely, if ever, read fiction. Fancy joining a book club putting you off!!

    Anyway, just a quick call-in to the forum before setting off for work. I’ve heard we’re in for yet another wet day. The rural part of my delivery is like an absolute MIRE! Luckily, three-quarters of my time is spent in the town, on tarmac.

    Pocket list Day 24:

    @dykask

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Our round zucchini are doing ok, there is a guy at our church that grows them and gives away seedlings every year. It’s weird that they all seem to grow around the centre of the plant. We’ve got about 20 of them on our plant in varying sizes from marble size up to tennis ball size. The tennis ball size is when we usually pick them.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/43493775@N06/49577720086/in/album-72157709225372313/

    The other thing that has gone bonkers this year is our plum tree. It’s only around 2.5-3 meters high but we get tons of plums off it. We got around 40 kilos of them last year and this year there is even more

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/43493775@N06/49577213553/in/album-72157709225372313/

    I’ll definitely have to look up some plum recipes as well as giving away bags of them to our families.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good afternoon

    Nearing dinner time on an 800cal day – always challenging when I’ve just done a 500cal day. But it will be fine as I’m on the home stretch now.

    Quacka, sorry, it was 1 1/2 lbs sugar in those gherkins. It seemed odd to me that there was less sugar in the gherkins than the picked cucumbers until I realised that the vinegar proportions are quite different so the gherkin liquid will be sweeter. I should say that I’ve never made these 2 recipes, but the other things I’ve tried from the vercola book have worked.

    Cinque, thankyou for the recipe and the link. I was surprised to find it was a curry recipe as I didn’t get that impression from the pic of your pot of meatballs – I was thinking all things Italian. I love the idea of using peanut butter to thicken the sauce.

    Neil, did you notice that at the bottom of the link that Cinque provided there was also a zucchini pakora recipe – that had me craving pakoras!
    I have grown round zucchinis before – although the seed is hard to get here as you have to buy it by post from heritage seed savers. I found that the round zucchini were best when picked very small, otherwise I ended up with a big ball of seedy flesh and only a 1cm layer of firmer flesh around the outside. Good for stuffing though as the shape was much easier to deal with than a large marrow. I tried to grown green and also yellow zucchini this year but all of the the yellow zucchini seedlings died. Only the green ones that I grew from seed have done well.

    Anzac, I imagine Maxx did not take kindly to being restrained at the beach. Like most dogs I assume he loves jumping into the waves as they crash on shore.

    Tin, I hope the carnival lasts the week in Spain. It seems that carnival activities have been cut short in Italy as covid19 is spreading at those public events.

    I have taken a container of ratatouille bake that I made a few weeks ago out of the freezer for dinner. I layered all the veg with slices of haloumi, basil leaves and slices of garlic so I won’t need to add anything. It’s quite a warm day here so I needed a meal I could reheat without needing the stove.

  • The Maintenance Chatbox… come and share your success with us!

    Translated. 🙂 But I don’t think yesterday’s (non) icecream would have counted in the long run. Next Monday I am starting a week’s carnivore challenge, will let you know how that pans out.

  • February Challenge

    Day 24 – Japan – WFD #15

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hi everyone

    Monday FD for me and so far so good. It’s just past 3pm and I have had a carrot and a slice of corned beef.That’s done the trick.

    Thanks LJ for the gherkin recipes. Just wondering how much sugar is in the recipe. Wasn’t sure if it’s 1/2 or 2 1/2.

    Cinque, your zucchini and meatballs look yummy, especially on a FD.

    Loved the pics of your ride Neil.

    A big hi to everyone else and sorry for the quick post. Will try to post more tomorrow but I bet a whole heap more stock comes in.

    Take care 🙂

  • February Challenge

    Day 23 Ohio, US — NFD (64 bites)

    A good NFD and a little bit more energy than yesterday, so that’s a good thing.
    Hope everyone is getting into the Mardi Gras spirit!

    Here’s a start to Monday’s pocket list:

    @saffy420
    @matpi

  • February Challenge

    Day 23 Oregon NFD
    Day 22 NFD
    Day 21 FD
    Day 20 CD
    Day 19 FD
    Day 18 NFD
    Day 17 NFD
    Day 16 CD
    Day 15 FD
    Day 14 NFD
    Fell completely off of the posting wagon, but thankfully not the fasting wagon. Haven’t had a moment for the pleasure of reading anything on the forum:( just crazy work and life stuff. Comforting to know the power of the forum is there just waiting to be accessed! Good luck to anyone fasting tomorrow. Hoping to finish February strong? Yes we can!!

  • The Maintenance Chatbox… come and share your success with us!

    Impressive Neil!!!
    B, I think we are ‘of an age’ when ANT food sticks! 😐

  • The Maintenance Chatbox… come and share your success with us!

    All three, thanks, Neil 🙂 And grateful daily. Do post your results.

    P, I did a strict week recently, also lost a kg but have bounced back with life, as you say. And I have no bread, rarely sweet dessert, little of the beautiful summer fruit that now surrounds me 🙁

  • The Maintenance Chatbox… come and share your success with us!

    Hi all, I just finished a weekend bike trip. I cycled 152 kilometers over 2 days, I’m on my one weekly fast day today and then I weigh myself on Wednesday. It’ll be interesting to see what impact it’s had on my weight. I was eating like a pig during the weekend, but according to my ride tracker I burned about 8,000 calories in the two days.

    I hope you’re all healthy wealthy and wise, catch you later

  • February Challenge

    USA day 23 WFD

    I have been on my WF for some hours and am doing well. Almost faltered but stayed the course. Hope everyone has been doing well today. My kitchen is closed and many of you are already in bed but good night anyway!

  • The Maintenance Chatbox… come and share your success with us!

    Bobbling around, myself, B. 🤔
    I was strict for a couple of days and dropped 1 kg, so it IS possible, then life gets in the way again. 🙂🙂
    I’m staggered how few carbs (bread, sweet dessert) it takes to jump up again. 😒😬🤪 P

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Sausage and Courgette Curry


    • 6/8 thick pork sausages
    • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 3cm of fresh ginger, grated
    • 2 large or 6 mini courgettes
    • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
    • 1 tsp chilli powder
    • 1 tsp turmeric
    • 200g tin plum tomatoes
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp garam masala

    • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the sausages, turning until they are brown. Remove and put on a plate.
    • In the same pan and add the cumin seeds once the sizzle and become fragrant add the onions.
    • Fry for about 10 minutes until they become translucent and start to turn golden brown.
    • Add the garlic and cook on a gentle heat for a few minutes.
    • In the mean time wash and chop the courgettes.
    • Add the tomatoes and stir in the turmeric, salt, and chilli powder and stir for a further minute. Once the masala is thick and shiny add the courgettes.
    • Bring the pan to a simmer, cover, then turn heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Cut the sausages into chunks and add them to the pan.
    • Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until hot.
    • Add the garam masala, sprinkle with coriander and serve

    My notes: Another option is to make an African peanut sauce adding some peanut butter to the sauce instead of garam masala. Also making small meatballs (mince, grated carrot, oats soaked in milk, herbs), brown them in the fry pan and then cook them in the sauce.
    Vegetarian option, roasted pumpkin and/or eggplant instead of meatballs/sausages.
    Adjust spicing to your taste ofcourse!

    PS Found the source: https://www.harighotra.co.uk/sausage-and-courgette-curry-recipe

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Goodmorning,
    Fasty Sunday is over and I am making breakfast (woohoo) and writing at (sort of) the same time. And drinking a cup of tea! What a multitasker!

    LJoyce, hoping you are enjoying your post 500cal fast day morning. I missed your morning post yesterday too, it is good Neil referenced it. Sympathy re the two biscuits, I really really hope they didn’t set off munchies. Home made biscuits just out of the oven might be the hardest thing in the world not to eat. Hooray that you stopped at two. Hooray for the looser shirt, and best wishes to your uncle and aunty.

    Good luck working out the tricky social meals coming up. I must say I would just say I was having a fast day, on the trickiest ones, and let everyone
    have an interesting conversation about fasting while I had a drink of sparkling water.

    Thin, not sure of the time difference, but you must be at the end of your Sunday fast day. What a fun one.

    Neil great photos. I am sorry the second day was more pressured than you had hoped, but I bet you were pleased at your times.

    Round zucchinis! Wow. I will post the zucchini recipe in case you want to make it (separately so others can leap over it easily). It does use up a nice few zucchini. LJoyce I also like that the zucchini is used differently to my other recipes. A good balance between this and soup and slice and roasted ratatouille. And chocolate zucchini cake too!

    Anzac, what a fun weekend. Good friends, good food, good conversation. The best of life.
    I can understand Maxx getting so excited with it all that he forgot his training. Mr Anzac will probably be very strict this week out of embarrassment!

    Off to eat my breakfast mindfully and do some planning as next weekend will be lovely time with sisters, and I am cooking them a meal.

    Cheers all

  • The Maintenance Chatbox… come and share your success with us!

    I have been continuing my daily swim, and am certain my diving is improving 🙂 Yesterday I went for a walk along the beach, promising myself an icecream at the dairy. Decided to go the whole length of the sand (met the landlady on the way), then decided that I didn’t need the treat!

    I trust that you folks in the UK are managing to dry out, after two storm attacks in a row! Very nasty, from what was shown on the news.

    My weight still bobbles around the top of my gains, so we won’t mention that! Love your son’s comment, P 🙂

  • Eggs

    Would tofu work as a replacement? What kind of recipes are they?

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