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  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good morning, hope you are all having a nice Sunday.
    After a couple of days of gloomy weather the sun is peaking out occasionally today, so a walk awaits.

    Penguin, I really hope you get a sale on your property while your favourite is still on the market.
    Congratulations on the cricket win – always more rewarding when you don’t expect a win.

    Cinque, I’m having to really manage my water intake. I’m finding with the reduced amount I’m eating it’s even more critical – probably because I’m getting less water from food.

    Anzac, I think having the colonoscopy is a good idea as it may identify the problem, or at least put your mind at rest. The preparation is definitely unpleasant, but worth it to get some answers.
    The last one I had, they did an endoscopy too (at least there’s no extra prep for that). I did get some answers and they weren’t dire as I feared. Sometimes ruling out the serious things can be as important to your stress levels as actually identifying the problem.

    Betsy, I think Wilbur’s size is probably normal. I’ve never met a ginger cat that wasn’t a large male. Or maybe they’ve just all read Garfield and think they need to emulate his food obsession.

    Cinque & Betsy, My nephew’s cat is little and lean – she’s also bulimic! She eats until she’s so full that it makes her vomit, then comes back for more. They have to carefully ration her food across the day so that she doesn’t eat too much at once.

    Well I reached a milestone this morning, I am finally back into my preferred weight range, just. I was 77.9kg this morning and I think it’s been nearly a year since I was that weight. I know from the last 4 weeks that this will bounce around for a bit before it allows me to stay under 78, but that’s ok. Normally the daily weighing would be something I could not cope with, but surprisingly I’m finding it useful at the moment and I’m coping with the upward fluctuations. I have decided that I am sticking with my current regime on the fast800 and will continue with my limited food range. Once I’m closer to 75kg I will ease back into a normal 5:2 maintenance regime.
    I’ve also been happy with my activity levels. Over recent months I’ve managed to build my average steps up from 8500 per day to 11000 per day. When I do the higher step count it used to increase my joint pain and inflammation. However, I’ve discovered that if I don’t do a really long walk, but spread the activity across the day and evening I can do a lot more without adverse consequences the next day.

    Hello to everyone I haven’t mentioned. Have a lovely day all.

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

    The climate changes extremes we are all experiencing add another stress layer to the pandemic, Wi. Like you, when it’s hot here, not only do we have to cope with the heat and drought, there is the fear of fire and smoke. At present, we are experiencing extremely cold and wild wet weather. In Tasmamia, one place had a minimum of minus 14 this week!
    I’ve just read a book about an epidemic on board an immigrant ship, travelling from Liverpool to Melbourne in 1852. Awfully close to the current situation. I would recommend it as a well researched history for anyone who’s family migrated in a ship. “Hell Ship” by Michael Veitch. Human behaviour doesn’t change. 😐
    Keep cool, all of you “up north”. We southerners will rug up! P

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    And one more post!

    DF…so nice to see you back but so sorry to hear about Steve. Heres hoping he makes good progress now. Thank goodness you can still work at home, although also hope you have your own time too x

    Minols
    Sounds like a fab holiday. And now back to usual fast pace! A lot of writing to be done and zoom meetings still! Things are ever changing, masks mandatory in churches..

    Nana, well done for maintaining! Another bbq tomorrow..enjoy.

    Jean, nice to hear Charlie enjoyed the beach. Ellie used to enjoy the flat open space to run on, less so the sea! Keep looking at areas and bungalows, the good thing is that you arent under pressure.

    Mel, sounds you are having a fab time. Back home soon to regroup before next one 😉

    Dave, did you have steak tonight? Are you feeling any better? Could it IBS?

    HH, any news on your nephew. Really feel for him. His anxiety must be through the roof. Really hope it doesnt end up in emergency surgery.
    The nosy neighbours…didnt you start by saying they had liverpool accents 😀
    Or maybe Jean type accent, or Peter Kay accents. I shouldnt laugh, Im just as bad!

    Who have I forgotten??? Sorry Im out of practice x

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 Minnesota, USA NFD

    About to go to DD’s house to grill some brats and see the granddaughters. I mean to stay mindful, but may have a glass or to of something cold and relaxing! Quite warm and humid today, with possible storms tomorrow.
    Enjoy the weekend, everyone.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    And, I don’t know how, but England beat Pakistan.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    That was the one about the Rugby coach whose team had lost 50 games in a row. My only problem with it was that they played in the colours of my old team!

    Cinque, I have read most of Terry Pratchett’s Disc World books. When the wizards summoned Death he arrived with scythe and a piece of cheese and pineapple on a cocktail stick.

    No Betsy, this is a different place. The first one was all we could find at the time, but it needed a lot of work: a solid internal wall knocking down, a new bathroom and heating system. What it had going for it was location. It is still on the list, but now sitting about third. The new favourite is a ground floor apartment, in a conversion of a large old house, with a small private garden. It has a large old fashioned living room and is ready to move into. The location is perfect. We had a promising viewing of ours this morning, good feed back so fingers and toes crossed.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Heidi is in heaven,she is on her new cool mat with a fan on her 😁

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hi Nina,I have a 14 year old German shepherd called Heidi.I live in Manchester.Make sure you keep coming on here, it’s a great help.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening all,

    I worked til 2pm today and went home to enjoy the sunshine…sadly there wasnt any!
    Caught up with a bit of recorded tv this evening. We were going to go up to our local pub tonight, but as its outside only, and it looked very grey, we didnt bother. We will try and go up tomorrow evening as we really want to support them. They are only opening for locals and only outside for 3 evenings a week, 5 til 8 and all socially distanced, cleaned etc.

    We are both off for a week from Sunday and the plan is to visit Neils mum in South Wales and then my mum in North Wales and somewhere on the road trip visit Neils dad in South Worcestershire.
    The problem is that both mums are currently shielding and under Wales legislation, we can only visit outside at 2m.
    I think the update from Welsh parliament is due on 16th Aug, which is a bit of an issue!!
    And where to stay?! We are prepared to camp, but everywhere is full or at highly inflated prices..

    Well sun is shining now…typical..oh well…oven fish and chips for tea with side salad, but I have had a couple of cans of cider. Obviously not a FD!!!

    Kay x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Welcome to the group Fiona, Sarah and now Nina.

    We are a friendly bunch. Some of us have been here for ages and we can confirm this way of life does work!

    The issue most of us have is sticking to it 😀

    Kay
    Living in North Cornwall
    Partner – Neil
    Dog mummy to Tara a 14 month old shar-pei, who we rescued almost 10 weeks ago. Our 2nd rescue shar-pei
    55 years old (cough), still working part-time self employed but hoping to take early retirement 😀

  • Do you know how you can eat smart and lose weight?

    All obesity comes from consumption of sugar and refined carbs. If too much sugar that we consume is not burned it converts into fat in our body that causes belly fat, flabby arms or puffy face. In order to lose weight start by eating healthy organic foods such as vegetables, grass-fed meat, healthy fats. Secondly, avoid sugar and refined carbs in the form of bread, pasta, pancake, processed food and GMO foods. In order to lose weight, here is the link to learn more: https://healthfixr.gr8.com/

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening everyone, a much nicer day today not so hot and a nice breeze. Just had a nice BBQ together with a nice chilled Amstel lager. Daughter rang and invited us over tomorrow afternoon for a BBQ to celebrate son in laws birthday which will be nice.
    Jean sounds like you’ve had a nice day and no neighbours to bother you at the moment.
    Mel sounds like a lovely last days holiday. Still got 7 weeks until ours.
    Hedgehogs hope your nephew is sorted out bless him. Yes only a short walk for us this morning and looking at the forecast for tomorrow it will be a short one. Enjoy your BBQ.
    Dave glad Heidis paw is healing nicely and enjoy the steak tonight.
    Hello Nina and welcome we’re a friendly bunch on here and as you also are a dog owner it helps .
    Enjoy the rest of your evening everyone and stay safe.
    Nana x

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    The Brokenwood Mysteries start in about 10 minutes. In think we saw the tail end of the series but they have restarted from scratch. Don’t like to eat and watch but it is on early and my veg risotto should be done!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hi everyone
    Just starting out on this journey, from reading all the posts looks like great support from everyone. Weather has been a bit cooler here in West Norfolk with a blustery breeze, making walking Freddie, German Shepherd, more pleasant today.

    Have been reading and trying to get head around everything watching the programme the other night definitely helped.

    Nina

  • Seeking Mutually Supportive Online Friend

    Hi Ladies, am just starting the fast diet and also a few months off hitting the big 60!
    How are you both doing? Also live in the UK.

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 Second Post

    @funshipfreddie, Mine was only a comment re your suggestion. In general, I don’t have a lot of problem dropping off to sleep (unless I’ve been on the computer too late), and according to my Fitbit, generally have good quality sleep with not a lot of awake time, which seems to be unlike many of the other post-ers here. But, if a song does get into my head – aghh!
    Also, I find I can’t go to sleep too early (e.g., 10 p.m.). I’m likely to wake at around 2-3 a.m. (loo break) and stay awake for a couple of hours, dropping back to sleep around 4-5 a.m. If I go to sleep at midnight, I’ll wake between 4-5 a.m. (loo) and go straight back to sleep. Strange!

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

    We are back in our heatwave, and I am sitting by a ventilator.
    My leg is much better already, though today I didn’t manage my 10k steps as it got very hot even by 8am.
    It’s too hot outside even in the shade.
    Good thing is that feeling hungry is off the spectrum.
    I am not sure how much more of this cabin existence I want- too cold or too hot and only 3 or 4 months in-between. Unrelenting heat actually makes me panic-the fear of fire. I guess it’s like this for you, Purple for the too hot.
    All the moisture has gone from the earth and my garden is dying even though I water it.
    I have been reading a book called “Blindness” which won a Nobel prize for literature, showing the breakdown of society after everyone goes blind. It’s too close to the bone as the parallels with our present situation are too obvious.
    xx

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 – on vacation in Sacramento, California

    I made yesterday my Sunday, where I eat earlier, because when we got to Lake Tahoe, we went to a brew pub for lunch. It was a beautiful day and only about 80, and the outdoor seating allowed us to watch people–except we were too busy talking to notice much! My DH, sister, and BIL shared an artichoke and spinach dip, then DH and I split a 10-inch pizza. I think the “appetite correction” of Fast5 must be working because it was TOO much food. When we got back to the house we cracked a crab for a salad, so that was not only delicious, but reasonable in the calories.

    @dykask, in 1971, my mom and I were in Japan, in Musashi Koganay (not how it’s spelled, but how it sounds), a suburb on the south of Tokyo, from June 20 to August 24. I’ve never forgotten that, on the day we headed home, it was 96 degrees and 94% humidity….I know well the misery of a summer in Japan!

  • If your clothes are looser but the scales are the same, read on

    Beldyboop,

    Poor you with the painful back. Can you see an osteopath? Mine sorted out my very sore neck.

    Well done on the 11cms less of you. I did roar with laughter at your description of legs like brushes in a car wash! Yep, been there. I remember realising that the swish swish when I walked had stopped because my thighs were no longer rubbing together! I look like I am pregnant in a skirt, so wont be wearing one anytime soon, or a dress.

    I am able to disguise the pot belly in trousers. I have loads of trousers that i wear to work, but I am wondering whether any of them will fit in 3 weeks. Just not sure whether to buy a size down or wait and see where I am at the end of the month.

    I am curious to see all of the MM programmes. I gather that his wife, Claire Bailey, wrote the recipes as she helps patients lose weight. I wonder if she wrote the recipes in any of the 5:2 books? I thought the mushrooms looked lovely too.

    The heat is too much for me. Very happy with 22C. But salad and salmon are perfect when its hot.

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 – 2nd Post

    @kazoo – no problem; just relieved to hear you’re not consuming pockets of green stuff 😜 I hope you enjoyed the swim. I hear the UK’s having a bit of a heatwave. BTW, you always have the option to edit your post for a few minutes if you’re not happy with something you’ve submitted.

    @betsylee – sorry to hear the song idea didn’t work. Have you tried ‘white noise’? There are lots of free apps playing repetitive, soothing sounds, like lapping waves or waterfalls, etc? I have the real thing, i.e. the Indian ocean across the road; which is probably why I seldom have a problem getting to sleep 😴

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 USA (Illinois) NFD

    Alive and well.

    Onward and downward.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon All..
    Sorry up early and away to seaside, thought we would try the run in good and heavy traffic, 5 mins longer…looked at a house it was nearly there, parking a bit of a problem, new kitchen needed, much better than the last one, an older house. Found another area too which we like, I think going back talking to locals and looking about, we are getting a feel for the place.

    Charlie loved the beach, in and out of the water playing quite usual for him..he isn’t a water mutt…too hot maybe…a big snappy dog went for his throat too, good job he jumped back quick, no blood it was a near call…

    We all had an ice cream and no lunch so that’s good…

    Mel..
    Enjoy your last day, yesterday sounded lovely…hoping your friend might join us here..it may help her…enjoy your musgoes this evening you made me laugh…

    Dave..
    Steak sounds good..snack for us this evening…

    Hedgehog..
    Hoping your nephew soon gets sorted, they do mess about sometimes…we are still waiting for test results from SD, it’s three weeks now…..have a lovely bbq tonight…enjoy the biscuits…

    Jean x

  • If your clothes are looser but the scales are the same, read on

    That’s interesting snedger. I did see on other posts that some had gone missing. There must be many to plough through each day.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Three of us girls just back from a nice walk. Didn’t take Jodie as much too hot for her. Felt very weird without her. Bit of shopping this afternoon and then last evening in the garden. HH I am afraid we have been the Noisy Neighbours this week! Your poor nephew, he must be feeling very alone.

    We are having Musgoes for dinner tonight. Has anyone had it? Delicious.

    For those that don’t know, it’s “this must go, that must go”.

    Dave we have missed the cricket as our friends aren’t interested. Will catch up on the next one. Not the same without the crowds though, sad.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon!
    Mel- enjoy your extra day! Hope your friend will give it a go…
    Nana- well done with maintaining! I’m guessing a shorter walk for you again today, so hot even early on!
    Dave- enjoy the cricket! Hope Heidi’s paw has been okay?
    Jean- hope you’re enjoying less stress if your neighbour’s gone away!
    Hope everyone else is okay?
    Blissfully quiet here today, Noisy Neighbours out for the day…probably will be back & loud all evening! Fiddling about with bits for a bbq tonight, marinading/ marinating (?!) courgettes & prawns, & made a dessert, Mum’s coming over later. No FD & no keto either! Found a lovely box of biscuits which we got for Christmas which need eating, oh dear!
    Waiting for news on nephew, they keep pushing back his op for appendicitis…he must be so worried, no-one there to support him & he’s such an anxious lad…

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 – Japan – NFD

    Water fast 62 went well enough. I was talking about exercise yesterday, but right now I’ve cut back myself. I’m still exercising, just not as long or hard for a while. I seem to have issues with recovering from exercise in the heat. So today I did about 2/3 of a workout and then followed with a walk in the still hot evening. Ugh. At least Japanese summers aren’t that long.

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 – USA/GA – NFD

    Ho hum, 251! So close to 252. It’d be nice to stay 251 through Monday morning. We shall see!

    Good luck to everyone fasting today! I’m off to the grocery store to buy, actually very little haha

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8, Massachusetts, USA, NFD

    Sorry have been MIA. Things have been crazy with wrapping up my job before moving to the next. Just popping in with a spreadsheet fix.

    @irenak, I think you accidentally put your data in the header line. I’ve tried to move your info down into the alphabetized list, but I think some of it may have gotten lost, as it seems a little random. Specifically, I think your FD markers might have gotten lost, because everything was #VALUE.

    I used your handle here to alphabetize, so you are IrenaK. As of this post, you are row #24 in the spreadsheet. Just make sure your row is what you want it to be. When you put in FD, MFD, etc, the color of the cell should automatically change. Just make sure you’re only editing your row – it’s easy to get confused with all the data looking the same!

    Hope to catch up with everyone and everything else soon.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good evening all. Quick post, as a film I want to watch starts in 20 minutes.

    LJoyce, what a gorgeous photo of you. And your hair is waving beautifully in the photo.

    Anzac65, sounds like Maxx needs a few more days of run, run, run! Hope the tummy settles quickly, and the UTI clears up with antibiotics.

    Cinque, yes, COLD! Wilbur does the same with his bowl. I usually either just mix the dry food around, or put in a tiny amount of extra dry food, just to freshen it up. Then he’s happy and eats.
    Yes, I’d noted that normal house cleaners couldn’t work, but where their work was essential, for the elderly or disabled, they can.

    Penguin, glad you’re managing the chemo okay. Was the house you mentioned as possibly buying the same one you referred to some months ago as being one you liked? Hope you can sell yours quickly.

    Can’t make any comments re the Monty Python jokes because – shock, horror! – I’ve never watched any of the films.

    Neilithicman, strange about your supermarkets during the lockdown. The only item I noticed as being more expensive than normal earlier this year was toilet paper, and that was only briefly because once people “bought out the store” they had so much they weren’t interested in buying it. Then the supermarkets had to drop the prices again to get rid of their excess stock. 🙂

    Whoops, nearly out of time. Stay well and stay safe everyone.

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 7 Oxfordshire, UK – NFD
    Day 8 Oxfordshire, UK – NFD
    Forgot to post yesterday.
    Trying times with MiL yesterday and today. She couldn’t get into bed so slept in her chair Thursday night. Needed help getting to bed last night then had a minor fall this morning. She’s now been admitted for tests. I think it’s probably dehydration but at 93 you can’t be too careful.
    Had a NFD yesterday which was slightly over my TDEE because I had an ice cream. Today hopefully I’ll stay within my calories.
    Have a great weekend everyone.

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    2nd post,

    No worries @kazoo, you’re just keeping us on our toes😉!! Enjoy the swim!!!🏊

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    D8 NFD lake district UK
    3rd post

    I apologise for causing confusion about my earlier post. I was in a rush to go swimming.

    Yes I am doing a NFD and only meant to set up a ZBC.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hello everyone humid here but not too bad last night was ok slept alright.Watching the cricket, will take Heidi out when they go for lunch. Steak tonight 😋.

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    D8 NFD Lake District UK

    @funshipfreddie

    So sorry typing error. It should have said after a couple of cups of green tea and the pocket list should have been below.

    I copied and pasted and it went in the wrong place.

  • If your clothes are looser but the scales are the same, read on

    Hello
    I emailed the fast diet website people and was told that their spam filter wrongly picks out some posts and that they check what was been filtered each day and let the posts go on if they’re ok.
    I’ve had three posts blocked recently and one of them did not get added back in, I guess it would be easy to miss some legitimate posts if you’re was wading through lots of posts.
    Nvm

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 Melb Aust NFD

    It’s been COLD here the past few days, and my FDs have disappeared out the window again. Warmer this coming week, so IT WILL BE BETTER!

    @funshipfreddie, read your suggestion for sleep – not for me. When I get a song going over and over in my head when trying to sleep – no sleep. Have to try to cancel it out with a different song, and when my mind is quiet, then I can sleep.

    @basyjames, very glad to read of your reconciliation with OH. Can I gently suggest, if you’re not already doing so, that you consider continuing with couples counselling, or something like that for a little while, just to ensure you iron our all the bumps?

    @flourbaby, there’s no exercise I’d want to take on if (when!) lighter, but I would like to be more agile, especially doing things like getting up from a kneeling position. Why didn’t anyone ever warn me when I was younger that it gets harder to do as you age??

    @northgeorgia, maybe your folks don’t want to tell you their weights until they have lost enough not to be ashamed of what they weigh? Maybe just ask them how much they’ve lost, not how much they weigh now?

    Onward and downwards we go!

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 UK NFD

    Phew ! It’s hot,hot hot so planning a nice lazy day in the garden Just had a delivery of lovely fresh wild seabass for dinner so might be able to make up for yesterday’s indulgence Have a good Saturday all x

  • If your clothes are looser but the scales are the same, read on

    ok here we go again!
    Morning everyone!
    Congrats Annette on the loss, it all counts, and so fab to get back into clothes.

    Yesterday was ok FD, have lost 11cms from various parts, but was wearing a skirt which was too tight and my legs felt like the brushes in a carwash ;-/ note to self. I have a bad back today and yesterday and wasn’t very hungry which was good, as painkillers seemed blot the hunger pangs out. Am moving slowly and walking, nothing too radical.

    I saw the MM prog on Channel 4, there were some good tips but I wondered how sustainable the plan will be for the folk on it? Also is didn’t really look at the causes just the symptoms. His wife who is also a GP, was regulated to the kitchen which was a bit weird, but anyway the mushrooms she did were amazing, like a replacement pizza and full of Vit D/protein: https://www.realitytitbit.com/cooking-shows/lose-a-stone-in-21-days-recipes

    I love the hot weather but if it carries on with these high temps we should surely invest in air con, otherwise a bit unbearable..

    Happy weekend to all.

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Hi @flourbaby. No, I threw in the towel, so to speak. I had to use an app to book, and my old iPad has a small memory and it’s nearly full, so I got sick of trying and deleted it. Off to Norfolk with DH and friend next week, so we might swim in the sea.

    Thanks for your encouragement this week. It made a big difference.

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

    Enjoy your heatwave, Amazon. 😀😀 I totally understand your reluctance to eat out. Same here. I cook better, it’s cheaper and no COVID!! P

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8, London, UK, NFD

    It’s gonna be another scorcher here in London🌞😎. @emma-taylor, have you managed to book a dip at Hampton Pool yet 🏊??

    I’m planning to try to get some housework done, but if I have to venture out (floor to ceiling /wall to wall windows mean I live in a greenhouse in summer and an ice-house in winter!!), it’ll only be to my mums to melt in the garden with a glass of wine (I might be forced to chill the vino!!😕)

    Congrats on the loss @fastingto58kgs, it all helps to keep the motivation high!!!💪

    As usual, I expect the weekend to be a bit quiet here, I hope everyone checks in just to remind themselves the challenge DOES NOT STOP for weekend shenanigans!!!! Stay strong💪, stay controlled🙏, stay mindful😇, but remember, if the worse comes to the worst ………………………………. 1 EFS😠 does NOT a disastrous challenge make!!!!!!😚

    @judyjudes, that sounds like my kind of NFD 👌 …………………….minus the eggs, but plus the vino of course!!!

    I see from the spreadsheet @kazoo that you’re on a NFD, so I’ll only post the ZBC just in case!

    ZBC List – Day 8 🚫🍳
    @kazoo
    @emma-taylor
    @funshipfreddie
    @flourbaby

    Onward & Downwards folks …………………………………… 👀 on the prize!!!!!

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 – UK – NFD

    Yesterday’s controlled day went well. Scales down. Going to have a steady on-plan weekend. All meals are enjoyable and feature salmon, mozzarella, chicken, eggs, salad and olive oil.

    Have fun!

    Pocket List – Day 8 🍓
    @kazoo ?

    ZBC List – Day 8 🚫🍳
    @kazoo
    @emma-taylor
    @funshipfreddie

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 OMAD London

    Brad, glad I wasn’t the only one baffled by @kazoo’s post. But I’m also very jealous of the swim. Lucky thing. @kazoo – where do you swim? In a lake or in a pool?
    Angelina.

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

    Morning/evening all,

    My cold has gone and the cough almost gone which is great news and my joints love the hot weather.

    We’re having a heatwave.
    I spent yesterday with a good book in the garden under the shade of my parasol. It was very quiet and relaxing.
    I’m considering doing similar today.

    I watched Michael Mosley’s show on C4 on Wednesday and it has motivated me to try 8 weeks on 800 calories every day. I’m doing LCHF and keeping any eye on the amount of protein as I don’t always eat enough.
    The first 2 days have been easy but it’s a long way to go and the temptation to have a cold beer or a chilled glass of wine on a hot evening is always there.
    I’m going to try to avoid drinking alcohol at home and if I go out to eat I’ll take a day off and get back to 800 the following day. To be honest the idea of going out to eat is becoming less attractive as the R number has crept up although I do wonder if that is because we are doing so many more tests rather than a real increase in infections.

    I tried bulb fennel for the first time yesterday. I’ve never eaten it before as the thought of a vegetable tasting of aniseed with the texture of celery put me off but I decided to give it a go.
    I had sea bass with a fennel, orange and olive salad and really enjoyed it.

    I’m going to try roasting the other bulb with some other veggies and chick peas for the Sunday roast.
    Crispy roast chick peas are one of my new favourite things 😀

    Today it’s roasted feta with tomato and courgette salad using my home grown courgettes and tomatoes.

    Have a good weekend everyone 🤪

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD

    @irenak – welcome back!

    @kazoo – I’m a bit baffled by your post. You put ‘D8 NFD’ & then started a pocket list; undecided? And ‘cups of green pocket list…’? 🤔

    Have a good weekend everyone. 🌈 ⛅️

    Pocket List – Day 8 🍓
    @kazoo ?

    ZBC List – Day 8 🚫🍳
    @kazoo
    @emma-taylor
    @funshipfreddie

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning! Well I did about 2000 steps yesterday, didn’t leave the house. All got together again in the garden and had a takeaway from a nearby Italian restaurant. It was rather good. I had an aubergine starter and chicken pasta. Waitrose Apple crumble cake for desert. Staying the extra day today and home tomorrow. Gearing up for The Push on Monday, and boy do I need it. A friend down here wants to try this way of life. Like I was, she is a lifetime SW girl and like me, look where it has got her 🤣. She is 70 and terrified of getting COVID so hopefully that will motivate her to lose a couple of stone. Wish I was more hopeful for her – she says “oh I NEED chocolate and crisps”. No Pat you just WANT chocolate and crisps. Will do all I can to help but that is limited really.

    Have a good day everyone, keep cool.

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    Day 8 – Lake district UK – NFD

    Good morning everyone

    What a fabulous morning, bright sunshine no wind, going to be a cracker today, our garden is a suntrap, but we have a raised decking area (which nicely covered up a grotty concrete area) with a big ‘shade sail’ so can BBQ and sit out for hours! Which after the morning walk is the plan for today, gardening today will consist of deciding which plants are moving and which are going this autumn.

    @kazoo – Happy to see the scales drop yesterday, it may only be 1 lb but I’ve not been losing anything recently, been rather busy on a DIY decorating project last month, did well not to put anything on so to see an immediate shift downwards this week was good!

    Hope everyone has a great weekend, funny, both retired, still look forwards to weekend, it’s still ‘our time’.

    Take care all.

  • Reduced inflammation

    Hi RebeccaJil
    Nope I haven’t taken anything by mouth but my father-in-law, who is Malay, made an oil of jungle plants (secret recipe) and it took the pain away for a while. He is a good herbalists. What type of fasting do you do?

  • 🎆Auspicious August🎆 – Pandemic Obliterating Monthly Challenge

    D8 NFD Lake District UK

    Good morning everyone. Sun is shining here so looks like it is going to be a nice day.

    Off for a swim later this morning (after a couple of cups of green Pocket List – Day 7)

    Pocket List – Day 8
    @kazoo

    ZBC List – Day 8
    @kazoo

  • Homemade Drinks Recipes For Weight Loss!

    Unnecessary and excessive weight gain is a common problem in people these days, irrespective of gender and age group. One of the main reasons behind this is our lifestyle choices. Though gaining weight is much pretty much easy but when we talk about weight loss, it is a much more difficult journey. However, if we tell you that there is a much simpler method and you can lose weight by consuming weight loss drinks, then would you believe it? Weight loss drinks are designed with the aim to help you reach your health goals easily. Drinking these weight loss drinks will not only help you to shed off those extra kilos but will also help in regulating your overall health.

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