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  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening everyone, have just completed my second FD in a row and am hoping to manage another one tomorrow as OH and I are going with our daughter and son in law to see the new Top Gun film on Thursday and will be having a meal afterwards so wanted to get a few spare calories in particularly as the scales showed no loss for me this morning.
    Hedgehogs the pasty was lovely and will certainly be having them again.
    Dave shame about the bowls.
    Nana x

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  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23 – Ireland – back home – CD ✅ 🚫🚶🏻‍♀️

    Hello all! I’m back… I had a fabulous time..are, drank and was a little merry 😂. Walked a lot…. At least that will have helped – a little 🤏. I must post and read posts tomorrow but for the moment just checking in… was due to have a FD today but was challenged by a yum chicken sandwich 🥪in the local deli – oops!

    I do hope you are all keeping well!

    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others 💕

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23 second post ….

    Nothing to do with 5:2 I know some have been following, so just a bit of feel good info…

    Our local Ospreys have successfully hatched 2 of 3 eggs, fingers crossed for number 3 😉

    https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/cams/osprey-cam

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good afternoon everyone, lost at bowls but expected it, very difficult green and they are top of the league. Fast day going ok just 3 cuppa’s so far. Got a bit wet at bowling nowhere to shelter.I must eat less tomorrow, always have to much on Tuesday.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23 – FD 800

    Adding myself to the pocketlist and sending good vibes to all. Have a good Monday, folk!

    Pocket List – Day 23 🍏
    @penz
    @ariel_22
    @snowflake56
    @5413.5
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @brightonbelle
    @ccco
    @mariaelena

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    USA. Day 23. FD

    Spring is too busy!! At least that keeps me out of the kitchen and eating! LOL

    Adding myself to today’s pocket list,

    Pocket List – Day 23 🍏
    @penz
    @ariel_22
    @snowflake56
    @5413.5
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @brightonbelle
    @ccco

    I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful day!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon All…
    A miserable day but I have cleaned the inside of the car.. I shall take it to be cleaned outside with the men when I go shopping …

    Fasting is going well.. feeling hungry I shall have a cuppa…

    My weight has gone up a bit I forgot to weigh this week.. hope I get some off for Friday…

    Oreo has been to the vets .. he needs injection once a week for 8 months.. the vet will do the first 2 then Natalie will have do them at home ( or someone will have to she isn’t keen )
    It should clear his allergies for life so hoping so.

    Hedgehog.,
    We have a bully in the camp she was possibly protecting you.

    Have a good day everyone…

    Jean x

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Well, how odd. I was just finishing up my post, and clicked on something (????), and now it’s gone. GAH.

    Okay, to begin again:

    Day 23 – Rural Nebraska, USA –

    Weigh in: 146.0

    I clearly have regained my appetite enough that I have food digesting inside me, moving the scale back up two pounds. However, I ate decently yesterday, having only reasonable quantities, and reasonable food choices, so I’m content with my behavior. Will I fast today? I don’t know; that is why I left it blank up above. I’m feeling quite resistant to the idea, but also know my body and weight would benefit from doing so.

    But…

    Okay, decision made. Since I’d come to the conclusion several weeks ago that I’d been too extreme with myself for too long, and that was likely why I was misbehaving SO badly on NFDs, I need to make my choices based on moderate behavior, not extreme behavior, and since I’ll certainly fast tomorrow, either WFD or 500 cal FD, I’m just going to “behave” today. It’s certainly been pleasant to just focus on good choices over the last week, so that will be my action plan for today.

    DH and I both have a lingering cough, but are also getting closer and closer to feeling fine.

    The final push begins today for my hymn fest on Thursday. I practiced yesterday with DS25 who’s playing trumpet; today I need to practice the three pieces that are giving me fits, and polish those phrases that keep tripping up my fingers.

    So, off I go to begin my day. Have a grand one, everyone!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23 – USA/GA – OMAD (?)

    Weigh-in: 213 lbs. What a rip! My body has got to get with the program. Anyway, ZBC today, and likely OMAD, and possibly a FD500 or WFD. But certainly not a normal day. Next FD will be Wednesday. I feel like Mercury is in retrograde. Things are starting to go wrong and just be annoying, and not just in regards to weight loss. Grrr… hang in there everyone 🙂

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23 UK FD

    Right ! All this sun has lead me down the wrong track, determined to have a good one this week as head to Palermo for a 3 week trek round Sicily next week

    Sending RESOLVE to the Monday fasters 💪

    Pocket List – Day 23 🍏
    @penz
    @ariel_22
    @snowflake56
    @5413.5
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @brightonbelle

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    Day 23 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD

    Yay! Nailed my FD yesterday 🥇

    @matpi – Dr M says he did have a fitness tracker but now he says he ditched it. I think I’ll keep mine 🤔
    https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/dr-michael-mosley-active-10/

    Sending RESOLVE to the Monday fasters 💪

    Pocket List – Day 23 🍏
    @penz
    @ariel_22
    @snowflake56
    @5413.5
    @i-hate-lettuce

  • Keep Fasting with JoJo(continued from Lose 2 lb per week)

    I’m envious! Johnson’s departure is well-overdue. However, I want the Tories to keep up as he’s Labour’s biggest asset at the moment. Only one fine after all those parties! We eagerly await the Sue Gray report. But ‘Boris’ is like an ‘albino greased piglet’. That was David Cameron’s description of him.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23 – Lake District UK – FD

    Good morning everyone

    Back to catching up after a fantastic trip into the Cairngorms, had a tremendous time, plenty of walks, but cut back on the much longer walks and somehow seemed to do/see more?
    Feeling rather good, so FD today and Thursday as usual and see what the scales say on Fridays weigh in.

    Part of catching up, been looking at the Osprey webcam, they’ve often both been at the nest when I’ve looked in, he’s brought food in so I thing maybe hatching is about to start. She’s looking a bit ragged now and I’m guessing she hasn’t left the nest much recently.

    Anyone else recently travelled, don’t worry about any post holiday/trip weight gain, just get back to a couple of FD’s a week and you’ll lose any temporary gain. I always reckon on 2 weeks holiday takes 2 weeks FD’s to get you back as long as your non FD’s are sensible!
    Don’t try and kid yourself that 2 FD’s will compensate for 5 days EFS days, be honest with yourself and get the grey matter trained, it does work 😉

    Take care all

    day 23 pocket list
    @penz
    @ariel_22
    @snowflake56
    @i-hate-lettuce

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23 UK FD
    89.90
    Small gain- no worries
    Thanks 🙏 for the support of this group
    Last full week
    RESOLVE
    Have a great day

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Neil, the weather sounds miserable in your parts. It’s warm here and the days are long which I love. Not only that but you can sit outside until after 8 or 9pm and not get attacked by biting insects.

    Well done for getting the weekend eating on track and fingers crossed for a happy weigh in. Well, you raise an interesting point and this might be a stupid question but how does one know if they have a gluten intolerance? I’ve just looked up the symptoms and I don’t have any of them. Just instant and excessive weight gain. If I were to eat the portion sizes of bread, rice, pasta that I served prior to 5:2, I would get bloating which is a symptom but I no longer do that.

    It was a good FD, down 800g today. We conquered 14 locks so it was a physically active day. Now, to not sabotage my results which I have a tendency to do on NFDs. But I am wondering whether that’s a mental thing or that my body actually needs something when I reach a low weight – unlikely to need a G&T methinks.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23, Germany, FD

    day 23 pocket list
    @penz
    @ariel_22
    @snowflake56

    Have a nice day everyone!

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Morning all

    Bit of a miserable weekend over here. Cold, gale force winds, rain and a bit of snow. We had a gum tree come down on our frisbee golf course and I spent Sunday afternoon chopping it up. Eating went ok over the weekend. I’m hoping for a couple of 800 calorie days today and tomorrow before my weigh-in on Wednesday.

    Cali, that is really hard news to take. Watching the decline of a loved one is never easy. I’m glad you do get some time out for yourself even if it is only 12 hours a week, I hope you can continue to post here when you can to stay in touch.

    Thin, I can’t remember, do you have a gluten intolerance? I wouldn’t think that half a bread roll would do too much damage otherwise.

    Cinque, I hope your fast day went well while minding Miss 7.

    Well off to pick up my boy and take him to his swimming lesson now. I’m hoping that the weather this week is a bit better because I had a few things I wanted to get done over the weekend that got postponed because of the weather.

    Have a great one everyone.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23 AUS FD500

    Happy Monday everyone!

    Thanks for the warm welcome last week. I’m still recovering from covid, which appears to have completely killed my appetite, so, yay?

    Last week I did my first two FD500s, and today I stood on the scale for the first time in an age. It’s not pretty. 127lbs, which is a 15lbs more than usual. (I’m a shorty, with a very slight build, so weight sits heavily on me.)

    Hopefully that will start tracking down soon – and at least I have faced reality!

    Hope everyone has a good fasting week ahead.

  • Keep Fasting with JoJo(continued from Lose 2 lb per week)

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  • Keep Fasting with JoJo(continued from Lose 2 lb per week)

    Yep, happy to see the back of Scummo! There’s hope for the future.

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    😅😅😅 Good one, B.
    Yes, a breath of fresh air has swept through the country. Now let’s move towards a fairer world with actual climate action. 🤞🤞

  • Keep Fasting with JoJo(continued from Lose 2 lb per week)

    Good to hear you are making progress, Polly, on your weight-reduction plans.

    And an interesting outcome of your election, P. Change certainly was in the air, and this time the pollsters didn’t get it wrong. Haven’t heard of your WAGs, Polly – not complaining there! And as for the appalling Bor-exit!

    We have been enjoying lovely autumn weather, even though winter is just around the corner. The trees are getting spectacular. My soil pile under them is gradually diminishing. This is the result of having two new septic tanks installed last month. We were going to have one put in, to upgrade the system, but found the existing one disintegrating and in dire need of replacement, so with minimum of fuss two were dug in. So I grabbed the soil – several truckloads of it – to spread on the lawn where the tree roots are coming through. They do make mowing awkward! The lawn’s surface has sunk over the years, so I am going to gradually build it up.

    Stay well, mates – or am I not allowed to say that now, P?

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 22 Ohio, US — CFD

    Today was a pleasant day — no rain! Something surprising on the food front — I haven’t been very hungry today at all. So it looks as though I’ll clock in at most 1200 calories. Is this my body telling me I need a FD? Also good news, I’m up to half an hour of exercise now. Slowly things are getting back to normal.

    @funshipfreddie It would be interesting to know if Dr. M uses a fitbit or something related or whether he actually dedicates a big chunk of time to walking. Before I got the elliptical, instead of walking in place, I had a step and would do four steps and up the step, then down the step and four steps back. Repeat many, many times. It was great for watching TV.

    @brightonbelle Yes, you’re right. When I was a student, I’d get at least six miles in a day. It was a mile from my dorm to the classroom building and I did three round trips a day. No problem with weight with that regime!

    @songbirdme Have a wonderful time in Jamaica! I have terrific memories of a trip there a while back. I loved the mopeds, but not going through customs.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 23, FD, Aus

    day 23 pocket list
    @penz

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening!
    Dave- Xena is like Chloe when she wakes up with a start, she growls…hope the sport is good on TV today…
    Jean- nice to have company for your walk today!
    Hope everyone else is okay ☺
    Had a nice day, although Xena was naughty on our walk- she chased off a couple of dogs who hadn’t done anything to her, the bully! Went to my friend’s daughters’ party, that was good…have done some baking, topped up my potatoes so now they just need to grow!
    FD for me as well tomorrow!

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  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon All…
    A pleasant day, riverside walk a new one with Oreo and Charlie.. it was very nice.

    Just house cleaning day, tidying up.. nothing much really.

    Fasting tomorrow…

    Hedgehog..
    Lovely to get Roger settled in the home much safer, you will miss him being about..and Gwinnie too.

    Dave..
    Enjoy bowls tomorrow hoping weathers good….

    Jean x

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 22 – USA/GA – FD

    Well, it’s a bumpy ride, but weigh-in today was 215 lbs, just a little heavier over last Sunday. However, unlike the previous two Sundays, this one is a FD, so I look for a possible very pleasant number tomorrow. Not sure why, but all month, I’ve been dropping 5 lbs after my first FD of the week. A 4-5 lb drop tomorrow would be exciting, as I haven’t seen those numbers since the end of April/early May. Monday is up in the air and Thursday’s definitely a NFD as it’s a “retirement” lunch for one of our co-workers. She’s been working for us for 19 years, and she just turned 81 earlier this month. She would like to come back and do some volunteer work still, but I thought certainly worth celebrating her time with us!

    Anyway, I’ll set today and Wednesday as definite FDs and Monday as a possibility. I’ll ZBC, then see if I can make it through to the reception early that evening for a retiree from another division. Depending on how much food and how it’s arranged, it could be an OMAD or it could be a FD.

    There’s potential of seeing a goose-egg after the 2 in this week’s weigh-ins, but I’ll be happy to see the lower 210s a few times this week to know I’m heading back in the right direction. I have only hit the 200s (goose-egg) this year, and only six times between February and April. I’m ready to make a move and start working on the major milestone: getting into the 190s. I get so excited to think about the real possibility of putting down a 1 instead of a 2 in front of the three digits before the year is out! I haven’t been able to do that in over ten years.

    Pocket List – Day 22 🍌
    @funshipfreddie
    @northgeorgia

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 22 16:8: CD

    All going fine here, my weekly weigh-in is 131.5.

    Re sizes, yes truly, I have pants that fit ranging in size from size 4 up to size 14. And the size 4 pants are not too small, and the size 14 not too baggy. Well, as @stitchincarol mentions – a small waist with large hips means that few of these really fit to my satisfaction. As we move into summer I wear more and more dresses and don’t notice it as much. For shorts, I generally stick with a loose sports fit in size boys XL which don’t flatter me, but sure are comfortable. @stitchincarol, I hold on to one pair of jeans/trousers in larger fitting sizes/cuts as well. Fingers crossed I never need them again.

    I have been rather ruthlessly weeding out other clothes from my closet and bringing to goodwill. Some larger size tops and dresses remain in my closet because they can still look good when belted. But when adding in my mother’s considerable collection of solid color jersey shirts, I have probably donated almost 1/3 my clothing this year. I’m a keeper (not a hoarder, but I do hate to discard anything) so I have had to be firm with myself.

    The pandemic/ quarantine also made me realize I had far too many clothes for ‘just in case’ there is an occasion. A few black staples (summer dress/cold weather dress, one full skirt, one slimline skirt) can cover almost all those potential occasions so unless the fit was spectacular my ‘dress up’ clothes all have been donated as well. And I found that those 30 yr old t-shirts that have sentimentality value, but really are decrepit – make fantastic pajama tops if I cut off the sleeves. And they make my DH smile to see again. ‘Remember when we went to that concert or bought that T on vacation…’

    As I said I’m a keeper, so what I haven’t weeded out are hats (I have more than 50, to be honest) and belts. Where friends my age have a collection of purses and shoes – I have minimal amount- just the comfortable or practical necessities. But I have hats and belts dating back to the early 80’s and earlier if I find a vintage one reasonable priced.

    An odd path my musings took me this morning over coffee, and not very enlightening or particularly interesting.

    But, the day threatens rain, yet is reasonably cool at the moment, so yard work is calling. Happy 🌞day to all, tho it looks like no sun here today!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 22 UK
    89.6
    Lost a bit hooray
    Just to clarify “oops” was British understated irony for my thorough culinary disaster!! – a ruined salsa verde. Ugh! Waste of money and time. Fortunately the bits of bottle top discovered and all thrown away. What a waste!! But the good news There was salmon fennel and tomato from the oven so all ok, and I got a FD in!!
    My Cooking improved with daal and rice last night. No accidents! And tonight braised celery fennel with new potatoes and a roast chicken.
    Anyway – keep on keepin on (and down)!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 22 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – FD

    Am I really the first poster today, or is my laptop playing tricks on me? 👀

    Torrential rain is finally abating, but, phew?! Really hectic again with roads washed away & a lot of damaged property. Not stepping out the door today.

    @matpi – I imagine that hour’s walking is spread throughout the day rather than one or two long sessions. I think 1000 steps is roughly 0.4 – 0.5 miles. It’s surprising how those steps can add up, just walking from A to B. If I feel like I’ve been sitting too much or if the weather is bad I’ll just walk on the spot for 20 – 30 minutes whilst watching something on TV to make up my steps. But maybe I’m just nuts 🤪

    Happy S🌞nday y’all!

    Pocket List – Day 22 🍌
    @funshipfreddie

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 22 UK NFD

    @matpi It’s amazing how quickly it just becomes the norm , I walk at least 4 miles a day – if only I could be more disciplined in my eating habits

    Have a good one all , see you on the list tomorrow x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    The sun is out and it’s warm. Having a hard time at the bowling, we have just played the top 2 teams forum last season then we played the present top team, now we play another top team tomorrow 🤪. It’s all good fun.Fast day tomorrow and Thursday.Got to be careful with Chloe, she is dangerous if woken up by accident, she snaps. Most greyhounds do. It’s called sleep startle.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    CalifD, good to hear from you but so sorry for all you’re having to endure right now. It all sounds very distressing but I am pleased you have that carer. It’s so important to have time for yourself so I hope you and DS get more of that than shopping (although I know you like shopping).

    Cinque, I’m here with you for a fast day, Sunday. Leftover veg. stew from Wednesday and OH will get penne pasta with his. Had to laugh about your watching the vote count being a ‘thing’. Can’t think of anything more boring especially with all the panels of commentators making mindless comments to go with it! Have a wonderful time with Miss Seven. I bet there are loads of non-energetic activities that can be done at that lovely age.

    Well I never really got off the horse since it was a feast day when I, yet again, ate half a bread roll. Just annoyed with myself for not learning the lessons.

    Enjoying watching ‘Cracker’ episodes. The screen is square. I’d remembered it fondly but was surprised that it’s still so good, twenty nine years on. Back in the day when we had to excitedly wait until the actual broadcast day and time each week instead of binge watching on demand.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Sunday morning,
    (Fascinatedly keeping up with the election news.)

    I am still tired and struggling but making this a fast day, so haha yes Thin, having a different type of fast food.(And not much of it).

    Ofcourse, after saying I had retrained my brain, I went and had a handful of savoy crackers at my daughters place last night (went to watch the start of the count).
    My brain did say ‘I told you so’ when I was disappointed with myself later. I just can’t afford to eat anything that isn’t chock full of vitamins and minerals.

    I’m looking forward to miso soup later.

    Ah well Thin, we have to put up with being human. Hooray for being able to get back on the horse.

    Cali, so good to hear from you. I have been thinking of you doubly, hoping you have been going okay, and thinking of Mr Cali too. I am so sorry to hear how hard it is for him to eat. Lin is similar, and now can’t even really get herself up from sitting. I hadn’t understood how Alzheimers effects those physical abilities too.
    I am so glad you are able to have those breaks three days a week. They are important, vital, for you and your sister.

    Lindsay, I was shouting out to you from my garden, on World Bee Day. I hope your lovely household is going well.

    Anzac, great news that Mr Anzac is so close to being back to normal. Hooray! All power to him.

    Gday, how is Mr Gday going?
    And Country Gal, so hoping today might be an easier one.

    LJoyce, I loved reading your Woolton Pie results. I bought leek, carrot, parsnip and swede to make mine. I still want to use oats to thicken it and vegemite for umami and am keen to add butternut to the potato pastry.
    I want to use split peas, but I don’t have any so it is toor dal. Very British 😉
    We will have to take photos when we have each of our versions perfected.

    Ooh yes, I have mushrooms too. Hmm, need to think if I want to add them, or will that be too busy?

    But oh dear it is fast day and tomorrow I am minding little Ms7. I’d better sign off and go and have a think.

    Best wishes all x

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 21 USA (Illinois) NFD

    Managed a pretty good 600 calorie day yesterday in preparation for an eating indulgent week in Jamaica. Our flight is early Monday morning, so I doubt I will post again until after we are there.

    @stitchincarol – big hugs and prayers 🙏 for you and your hubs to heal quickly and fully. I have heard of lingering effects that are no fun at all.

    @funshipfreddie – guess even the healthiest of doctors can get it, eh? Dr. M I think of as incredibly healthy.

    @mariaelena – whew, anywhere from 4 to 14?? I think of many of my clothes as no worse than 10-16 but you are so right about how horrible sizing can be.

    Onward and downward.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 21 Ohio, US — NFD

    The morning’s weigh-in showed a half-pound gain this week, which isn’t bad, considering that I haven’t been able to do my usual exercise routine. I had hoped to get a fifteen minute walk in today, but the constant string of thunderstorms so far has put the cabbosh on that. Usually when it’s inclement weather I use a sitting elliptical, but am hesitant to use it over a concern of what strain it might place on my lower abdomen. I’m not supposed to lift anythng more than 10 lbs until Monday, so it looks as though exercise will take it on the chin today.

    @stitchincarol Good news that you and your DH are showing signs of improvement! I hope the good progress is rapid and complete!

    @mariaelena 28 years! Congratulations! That’s phenomenal! And seemingly so rare!

    @funshipfreddie Thanks for the link to a really interesting article. One thing that amazes me is that apparently Dr. Mosley walks 4 or 5 miles each day. That’s about an hour’s worth of walking. I wonder how he manages to fit that in. It takes real dedication for me to fit in half an hour, and I imagine that he has many more work obligations than do I. Definitely food for thought!

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    I’m so sorry to be away so long and just want all of you to know that I’m still around, just busy taking care of OH most of the time. He did finally get to see a Neurologist and had a PET scan done that was still inconclusive because of some motion, but the diagnosis is likely Alzheimer’s and/or FTD dementia. He is confused much of the time but is not aggressive or disagreeable. He still loves to go for rides to a nearby lake and still watches tv every night with DS and I. But he has some issues with swallowing so preparing food is a challenge. He is on a medication that helps him sleep and eases agitation during the day. But it is so heartbreaking to see parts of who he is, disappearing a little at a time. We have to be with him 24/7. I did hire a caregiver 4 hours a day for 3 days per week. This gives my sister and I time to do things like shopping, cleaning or just relaxing alone. It’s expensive but such a needed relief. And he gets along well with her so it’s another person for him to have contact with. Cinque, I’m so sorry to hear your friend is dealing with this too. Such a horrible disease.

    I will post again when I can. I think of all of all of you.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening!
    Dave- oh dear, could be hooked on biccies too, we have a tin of shortbread left from Christmas! Shame about the speedway…
    Jean- hope you got your planting done today, not too many treats? You’re in maintenance now, you can relax though, I’m sure you walk the biscuits off!
    Hemmy- have you had a day in the garden?
    Nana- glad your aunt is doing okay, not surprising that she looks forward to you visiting! Were the pasties good?
    Yesterday disappeared, Roger went into the care home, relieved but sad, it’s been quite a worry. Didn’t manage to fast, but have done one today. Cleaning done today, & have seen mum. My friend’s having a party tomorrow for her girks’ birthdays, so will be off to that, great social life 😂

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Yes I’m hooked on biscuits again😡. Must break free of them.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 21 – Rural Nebraska, USA – NFD

    Weight: 144.0

    I continue to improve, and DH is finally seeing signs of improvement, but I will sure miss how easy it’s been to eat/drink minimally.

    @5413.5 What a funny/sad story about your accidental FD.

    @funshipfreddie Interesting article about Dr. Mosely et ux. I didn’t know that sneezing was a common symptom, and as someone who rarely sneezes, it explains the fifteen or so body-wracking sneezes all in the space of about 8 minutes from two days ago. And this sentence? “I’m now racked by frequent bursts of coughing that sound like someone trying to start an old tractor on a cold winter’s morning.” I roared with laughter. Well, no, I didn’t, I don’t feel good enough to do that, and it would make me cough to do so, but silently, inside, I roared!! 🤣🤣

    @mariaelena You are so right about pants not being sewn to fit women’s actual shapes. That’s one reason I keep all my old sizes, whether I’m losing weight or gaining weight: I won’t be able to find pants that fit my similar-to-you shape without hours and hours of hunting and trying on; it’s far simpler to keep those that fit the shape.

    I haven’t tidied the house all week, but it’s time to do so; that will be a morale booster!

    Have a grand one, everyone.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 21 16:8 CD

    Women’s clothing sizing is infuriating to me. Comfortable pants that fit my trim waistline yet are comfortable around my generous hips and thighs is crazy hard to come by. But I did find a couple of pair – I sit here in a pair of jersey pants (pretty much sweat pants without the ankle gather) and am shaking my head realizing that these are from a plus size label. Not sure how a plus size store is making pants with a 26 inch waist – that must really demoralize the plus size women who buy try them on.

    Call it vanity sizing, or whatever – but my pants that fit reasonably well are in sizes ranging from size 4 to size 14. That is ridiculous, imo. I do wish I could sew. My husband doesn’t appreciate how easily he can buy pants, check his waist measurement and then choose that in the right length.

    Rant over. Lol.

    My anniversary is next weekend, 28 years. We got married before most of our friends, yet are one of the few couples still together. Sometimes that is a LOT of work, sometimes like right now, it is so seamlessly easy. I have to say, mostly we are very good for one another.

    @matpi, glad recovery is coming along. @stitchincarol, hoping your recovery is progressing well. @5413.5 – ‘fed up so fasted’, – whatever it takes, huh lol. @at your holiday sounds wonderful.

    Wishing blue skies for those of you in the rainy weather and a good weekend to all!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 21 – USA/GA – NFD

    Weigh-in: 214 lbs. Hoping to make tomorrow a FD. Today may be a ZBC (10 am already). Hoping everyone feeling under the weather makes a speedy recovery. Have a nice weekend!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon All…
    Just realised I forgot to weigh this week….

    A dull day a bit chilly on and off, fleece on and off.. a pain really..
    Played boules teaching a newcomer so lost two games, the second game was close… went to the pub, it is very expensive …

    I am going to re plant my troughs on the decking then Steve needs doing too..

    Nana.,
    Hope the pasties were tasty and worth the calories..

    Dave.,
    Shame on speedway being called off…counting down on my daughter coming two weeks today…😁

    Monday and Thursday my fast days for me…. Must cut down on biscuits beginning to be a habit again!!!!

    Have a good weekend all …

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good afternoon everyone, mixed weather here today. Not rained yet but not far away. The buttercups are out early here so maybe a good summer 🤞. Next fast day Monday.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 21 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD

    Weather for ducks here. Looks like it’s going to be like this all weekend ☔️
    🦆
    @5413.5 – oops?! But an unplanned FD? Talk about a silver lining.. 😅

    @stitchincarol – wishing you & DH a speedy recovery. If it’s any consolation, you’re in good company. Dr Mosley & his wife are currently recovering from Covid too:-
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10838469/DR-MICHAEL-MOSLEY-Ive-finally-got-Covid-Im-tackling-two-surprising-remedies.html

    Have a good weekend everyone ⛅️ 🌈

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 21 UK
    Unexpected loss to 89.65 yay
    Helped by disaster dinner when I mistakenly put top of plastic olive oil bottle in blender with rear of ingredients!!. Oops . Row
    Meal ruined.
    Fed up so fasted 👍

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Cinque, good to hear from you and that you had a good long chat with your friend. I bet she was happy to see you. Yay for changing tastes and brain changing for the better. Unfortunate that this is called the fast diet – I first thought you meant that you’d gone out to buy food to support your fast day!

    I was doing well and then I sabotaged it again with something I shouldn’t have eaten and boom, up go the scales. Why do I do this? I thought I was invincible because we did seventeen locks and two fairly long walks in the woods. Vigilance required forever.

    CG, the hospital situation sounds about like here and the USA. Long waiting lists, ambulance ramping, medical staff at capacity. I hope Australians vote sensibly today and we don’t have another situation where three men in silly hats with 13,000 votes between them get to determine the country’s future. Interestingly, no reporting is allowed here until the polls close. I think that’s a good policy.

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