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  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23- Montreal-NFD

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23 – USA – NFD

    Third post – @pissupoosa, please add me to the May challenge! Thank you!

  • The Basics for Newbies – Your Questions Answered!

    Hi MO and welcome:

    I am not aware of an official app for phones. Many use the Tracker found in the ‘Resources’ section at the top of this page.

    While the book states a person can eat ‘normally’ on their non diet days, the fact is most overweight people coming to a weight loss diet are overeating every day. If that happens with 5:2, they do not lose much, if any, weight even if they do their two diet days correctly.

    If they start 5:2 and do not lose much weight at the start, many end up keeping track of their non diet day calories, at least for awhile, until they understand the relationship between how much they are eating to their TDEE. This often surprises people, and is the beginning of changing how much they eat.

    Good Luck!

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hi Craftgirl, I use myfitnesspal and would love to track my NFD (Non-Fast Day) calories there, since I would find it helpful to know exactly what my TDEE looks like divided up onto plates and into bowls! I’ve thought of tracking calories even for a day or two to get an idea …Though like you point out, it is fiddly especially when we consume so many home made meals. I’m chuckling as I sit and write, thinking how long it would take entering the long list of ingredients that went into the kangaroo curry recipe I cooked last night, especially since I usually end up putting in whatever vegetables I have in my fridge at the time when I make it, so one batch to the next is never the exact same calories! In the past I have kept an exercise book type record of what I’ve eaten (minus caloric values) and looking back, I remember how much that helped me remain more conscious about what I consume.

    I have to laugh Joffy, since even my morning sunlight trick doesn’t help me when next door’s building materials are randomly flapping and banging in the wind and waking me. Your sleep app would be a perfect noise cancelling device for those! It also may subliminally encourage me to eat healthy minestrone soup on my NFDs!

    Cinque and Thin, glad your FDs went well!

    Intesha did you end up adding in extra FDs? How did they go?

    Happy fasting to any who are joining me today.

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

    Hi all…..well I’m back…I gave up 18 months ago and have half heartedly tried a range of things but I’ve worked out I have probably lost 4 kilos at least 25 times during that time!! Today I woke up and realized that my health is not getting better. Ie joints, sleep etc… And that everything I read points to the fact that IF is the way to go… I have tried the blood sugar diet but my issue is consistency … This time I am seeing it as a lifestyle ….will not worry about 16:8 or any other permutation, I will just start with two days fasting and 1500 kcal on the other days…my TDEE is over 2000 but that’s won’t work for me… Fortunately I have still maintained my exercise and am still going to a gym, but exercise does not work against calorie intake. (Well my calorie intake) looking forward to reconnecting. Emel xox

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23 second post
    Adding myself for tomorrow-The week always goes better for me if I start with a FD

    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)
    @erika45
    @debster251
    @stevetoontaxidriver
    @onahealthyhigh
    @annemarilyn
    @dykask
    @krisnia

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23 NFD St. Louis USA
    Spent the day working a booth at Earth Day. Looking forward to putting my feet up this evening. Planning to join you all were fasting tomorrow so I added my name to the pocket list.
    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)
    @erika45
    @debster251
    @stevetoontaxidriver
    @onahealthyhigh
    @annemarilyn
    @dykask
    @sirisan

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    A beautiful sunny 26C in Perth and the day after FD. Couldn’t be better. Yes a good fast thanks Cinque. Look after that wrist.

    Joffy, you are too funny. Thanks for reminding us about the sunlight tip for sleeping Minka.

    Well done on your big loss KGF. That’s significant. Welcome back Jenwren.

    GDSA, for the plateau blues, I don’t feel an extra FD and increased exercise will make a difference. Although I’ve not tried 3 FDs myself, I’ve read plenty of entires on these pages and, if anything, it seems counter-productive in that it’s not sustainable and feels like any other diet. My suggestion would be to try cutting out rice, pasta, bread, added sugar for a week and see if that kick-starts it. I had two long plateaus while in weight loss and I wasn’t really receptive to this advice but gave it a go with some other Perth posters who were meeting for coffee and the difference was significant. It doesn’t work for everyone but it’s only a week out of your life. Good luck with whatever you decide.

    CG, ask as many questions as you like. I don’t keep a food diary but others find it helpful. LJ will have something useful to add as she’s currently weaning herself off doing this. My only record is my daily weight and I could add that to Joffy’s sleep app. as it’s stayed within a 2kg range for almost 2 years now. Three cheers for 5:2!

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  • Mid Fifties – Just starting and hoping to lose weight (yet again)?!

    Hi, used to do intermittent fasting but gave up and have half heartedly tried for the past 18 months. Today woke up and thought I just can’t keep pretending anymore…so am back on track. Everything I read points to the benefit of IF …I’m tired of feeling out of control so today i will not think about how much I need to lose but will take it one day at the time. I am now 54 so I think I might share similar experiences as others on this thread. Well best get up and face the day!! Emel

  • The Basics for Newbies – Your Questions Answered!

    I just registered and will start with a FD tomorrow, Monday, April 24, 2017. The beginning! I’ve watched the videos, read the book and read through some of these posts. Thank you simcoeluv for your guidance. Is there an “official” app for our phones? It sounds like we need to keep track of calories on the regular 5 days too, correct? Thanks!

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 24 – Tokyo, Japan – FD 81.4kg

    I missed posting yesterday, but it was a NFD. However I didn’t even weigh myself which is unusual for me.

    I did push up the fiber in my diet this weekend. Two extremely large salads. I’m not looking for a repeat of Friday’s harder fast.

    Adding myself to the pocket list:

    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)
    @erika45
    @debster251
    @stevetoontaxidriver
    @onahealthyhigh
    @annemarilyn
    @dykask

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Thank you @annemarilyn for the spreadsheet link.

    Hey @coda. Sorting the garden is my next project – that and spring/summer decluttering the house which I’ve already made a start on!
    Are you in for the May challenge? – to celebrate YOU starting up this epic series… they have provided so much encouragement and inspiration to all of us over the past year πŸ™‚

    Right, May spreadsheet set up, ready for names to be added… πŸ™‚

  • Over 60, sick and tired. But ready to reboot my health

    Good morning everyone from raining Melbourne!
    My fast day was yesterday so I am making chive and chili chickpea pancakes this morning and loving every bite! LOVE the morning after fast day!

    Happy, my sister has to be very careful about her back and sets the alarm for 20 minutes every time she sits at the computer, to remind her to get up and do some stretches.
    I should do the same!

    Nama, I was quite a hippy in my youth! Those were the days!
    You can contact me on joyyamdaisy @gmail.com if a good time comes along for us to meet at Lady bower!

    Sending good wishes to all of you who are working so hard, and really need more time and space for yourselves. You are heroes!

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Hi all day 23 uk co down nfd

    Just when I think I am making progress sigh, bigger sigh but i remember someone describing two steps forward, one step back as a cha cha! I also realise when I feel positive i plan it all in my calendar, what I’ll do and where I’ll be but best laid plans and all that. I’ll just take a day at a time in future as fed up not getting to where I wanted to be. Fd tomorrow.

    Thanks pissupoosa popping in was great timing, hope you did well in your exams. Spent today sprucing up some garden furniture ready for our summer (hopefully we’ll get one)

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Haha Joffy, what a fun sleep app that would be!

    Wow KiwisGF! What a lovely result. Well done! Enjoy those size 16 dresses!
    I just hope you find a solution for your hair!

    Welcome JenWren! Cheers for starting again and good luck! It will be such a relief to get that extra weight off! Glad to have you here!

    Another rainy day here. I hurt my wrist yesterday and what with that and fasting, I didn’t do anything else. Feeling very behind with things. But it was a good fast day, and I am now making chickpea pancakes for breakfast. My daughter and grandkids are going to visit, and I am hoping to fit in a document I need to write before they come. (Wrist is much better today).

    Thin and Intesha, and anyone else who fasted yesterday, I hope it was a good one, and that you enjoy breaking your fast today!

    Craftgirl, a food diary is one of those things some people find a really useful tool, and other people wouldn’t even think about. I am sure someone will have good tips to make writing one easy.
    So glad you got a better sleep last night. I did too!

    Minka I am going to try that morning light trick (she says, sitting at her computer in the dark corner of the living room!). Next!

    Gday, so glad the bloating weight is going. Oh yes, uncooked cake mix! How we fought to scrape the bowl as kids, and loved our Aunty Edie who let us eat half the cake before it got cooked. No wonder I never liked packet mixes!
    If you don’t want to eat it today, promise yourself the treat when you get to your next milestone!

    Merry, well done with that sorting! I hope this is a good week for you.

    Must ring up and organise my flu shot!

    Now it is pouring rain again, I’ll go out and peep at the morning light at least!

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    @pissupoosa – on Day 18 p.36 in the posts, Okeydokey has a link for this months spreadsheet. She’s been posting every week about Thursday I believe. Hope that helps.

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Still day 23 –

    Fatrabbit – I can see why you might be changing from daily to ADF. One can get feeling deprived after a while and that was initially one of the beauties of the 5:2; not feeling deprived.

    Adding myself to the list for FD Monday. I’m planning on fasting M-F, either 500 or 800 each day.

    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)
    @erika45
    @debster251
    @stevetoontaxidriver
    @onahealthyhigh
    @annemarilyn

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 24 NZ NFD

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    @at – thank you. Exam was tough. I’ll know the results in 3 weeks time – so we’ll see.
    I’ve just started a spreadsheet for May and you’re on it πŸ™‚

    Do any of you have an example spreadsheet I could have a quick look at please? I tried opening the March one, but says it’s deleted. Just want to see one to get an idea of the format (what columns etc) – thanks

    Good luck to the fasters tomorrow.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good morning everyone. A beautiful sunny day here in Brisbane – ready for a day at work, haha.
    Just one more question, (I promise I’m running out of them). Does anyone recommend we keep a food diary of what we eat every day? I had a look at MyFitnessPal but it seems a lot of effort. Maybe just an exercise book with food and drink intake listed? I can add cals or kJs at the side to keep a track.

    Thanks GDSA. I’m starting an exercise program today with my FD. I think strength today and HIT tomorrow morning before I break my Fast might be the easiest. I’ll see how I feel this afternoon after work (if I’m up to a HIT session).

    Joffy, let me know if you do a sleep app. I think it could work! πŸ˜‰

    Happy FD to those fasting, and hope everyone has a great day.

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23, NFD, USA
    Was supposed to be a FD today, but 3/4 of the day, I caved in big time and ate some chips and salsa, then more chips and salsa and guac, then ate a normal dinner with my family, so FD. What the?! Will try again tomorrow — so FD AND Tuesday to make up for my fall. I need to take it up a notch this last week as I’m in a plateau big time. My inflammation (achey joints, brain fog) is way up, thanks to seasonal allergies, so that effects weight loss. 135 again today, so scale not budging; I decided to eliminate carbs, like a lot of you are doing, to get quell this inflammation and break through this plateau once and for all. The news is that i haven’t felt deprived doing this IF for three months, so if I have to go a little guerilla tactics now, I can handle it. good luck all of you lovely people.

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    @pissupoosa – Great to read your post – I had forgotten you were hosting the May Challenge!!! So exams all over – hope all went well for you. I will be signing up to the May Challenge as I’m sure the daily accountability has been a key factor of keeping me at maintenance weight since December.

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

    Who’s on 3rd? I don’t know. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Hello April Challengers. London calling πŸ™‚
    Apologies (again!) for the long silence. Exam over (and boy! am I glad!)
    Ready for setting up the May challenge. I’ll make a start on the spreadsheet this week.

    I was somewhat lax with fasting in the week or 2 running up to the exam, so really do need to get my act together now. I’ll be getting back into my yoga routine starting tomorrow, so I will be fasting on tuesday 25th.

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 24/FD/Melbourne Australia

    Those pesky mice are still active and oh so cocky! A cheeky little one came out whilst I made coffee this morning, grabbed some bait and dragged it under my fridge as I watched. He’s still there chomping away. I feel quite guilty knowing what’s ahead but my house smells really funky and not in a good way! I used to pick them up and carry them outside till one bit me and I realised they preferred the delights of my pantry. More cleaning this morning. Sigh

    We’re planning a road trip for May so I shan’t be signing up. I’ll check in when I can. I still haven’t bothered upgrading to a smartphone so internet access will be problematic. We’re planning on camping out. I definitely want my mouse problem solved before I leave. The horrors of coming home to an infested home are just too awful to contemplate!

    Enjoyed a very relaxed weekend with a vigorous 12.5 km walk along the bay and a visit to the Australian Botanical Gardens outside of Melbourne. . Food choices were quite relaxed. I made a chilli cornbread, Jamie Oliver’s baked beans and hickory smoked bacon. I love bacon. It’s the only thing stopping me from becoming Vegetarian. Only an occasional treat now. I’ve frozen the leftovers so they won’t be calling me.

    I’m adding myself to the list of fasters. Definitely planning a very controlled week before I leave. Off to do another massive Autumn clean, again, thanks to my unwelcome guests and lots of gardening should keep me busy.

    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)
    @erika45
    @debster251
    @stevetoontaxidriver
    @onahealthyhigh

    “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” Thanks @at

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)
    @erika45
    @debster251
    @Stevetoontaxidriver
    FD tomorrow good luck everyone.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good morning everyone,
    I haven’t decided yet whether to have a FD today or not, it is meant to jump down rain tomorrow so it may be a better day to not be eating whilst stuck inside, talking myself into it now.
    I have caught the cough and sniffles that’s been around, I didn’t think I would as this will be the first illness caught whilst doing fasting and feeling immune to all things. Maybe I won’t get it as the man cold that renders men into children with the carry on about it.
    Craftgirl, I find eating late around 8.30-9.00pm on a FD helps knock me out but I do end up getting up a couple of times through the night for the dunny due to the amount of water drunk the day before.
    I reckon I could develop a sleep app. with a recording of me speaking of my FD meals since December 2016, “1 x white coffee, 500g minestrone soup, 100g kidney beans in the soup” on Monday 12th December and then on Thursday 15th December I had “1 x white coffee, 500g minestrone soup, 100g kidney beans in the soup” the ears would prick up when I mention I add a coffee in February but otherwise I think it would work.
    Anyway off for a non FD now.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good morning everyone.

    Craftgirl – I have read (several times) and follow MM Fast Exercise routine. I understand the app is currently being upgraded and therefore not available at the moment. Perhaps go to the FE website for more info.

    I do enjoy FE as its not time consuming and I really do feel like Im having a great workout. I also recommend including strength exercises such as weights, stretch bands etc along with your cardio workout to ensure a good balance so any potential weight loss turns into muscle and not flab.

    If you haven’t already done so I suggest getting the book to read and use as an ongoing reference guide.

    My bloating weight gain appears to be coming down from this morning so happy about that. FD’s and exercise have been going well although my weight loss (apart from the bloating) has remained constant the last few weeks so it might be time to increase exercise and add a third fast day for a few weeks. Any suggestions for getting past the plateau would be most welcome.

    The cooler weather is definitely setting in with intermittent rain the last few days and predicted heavy rain this arvo. Miss D has been pestering to bake a cake so looks like this arvo might be the time. I’m going to find it really hard to resist eating the uncooked mixture – I’d rather eat spoonfuls of that than eat the actual cake.

    Enjoy your day everyone.

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

    Hi Fast Trackers
    Hello World (You All know Who You ARE) πŸ˜‰
    Nama thanks for that article really enjoyed it an in depth and a great read this is true
    β€œBut if there is a single thing you must remember from what I wrote, it is this: you can only really benefit from intermittent fasting when you are keto-adapted, and remain in a state of nutritional ketosis the majority of the time.”
    It is fascinating to think that an in principal agreement that fasting is very good for us has so many differing opinions strategies and set up structures. Me included so the less you eat the more you lose.
    Just like the
    Abbott & Costello’s who’s on first classic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg
    10550 steps in the bank this morning let’s get our fast on..
    β€œIt’s is easier to avoid eating than to stop eating once started”

    Peace RT

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Second post. NFD but well controlled.
    Thank you for looking out for me AT. I have three weeks until we take a trip to Portugal so I’m well motivated now. Have spent all day in the garden then a 3mile walk. Tomorrow I swim at my usual class, which will the be the first in a month because of the chest infection I nursed, and then the Easter break so here we go. Adding my name to the list.

    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)
    @erika45
    @debster251
    Good luck everyone!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Aud, luckily daughter’s lab is of the yellow variety. Although when my children were little I had a spaniel who also hated black male dogs and led to great embarrassment when I ran out of the papershop to stop a kerfuffle from his tied up spot with a back lab and went wittering on apologising about him just hating black males and trying to calm him down only to look up into the eyes of the owner of the other dog….who was a black male himself. Beam me up!

    Aud and Jean, I feel a flurry of excitement after your camping talk. That BBQ sounds good! I agree life goes right downhill after you let them out of cots….I am only half joking….the boomerang generation…

    Kay, back in the day when we lived in Warwickshire Bewdley was a regular haunt for a walk start. Many a bag of chips from chip shop there and a mini bottle of chilled wine from the offy have been consumed after a long walk in the sun. Happy days pre my OH’s illness.

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    @bert1802 think it was me Bert.
    Never done back to back Fast days mind only been on it 30 days very impressed with the diet. Early days but feel very focused due to the sons wedding in a few months.
    Reading as much as I can on the diet and other people’s post I like the idea of the health benefits of b2b fasting might try it Friday Saturday this week as Sunday is our last weigh day.
    @okeydokey planted about 150 potatoes in six 25ft rows back breaking, my dad’s 83 and fitter than me lol nice afternoon on a warm sunny day in Newcastle snow due next week β„β›„πŸ˜± 24 miles on the bike today. Never stopped today must have burned 30,000,000 calories today. Slight exaggeration with the calories.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Kay…
    Won’t be long now for you and the tent will be going up….maybe in May…πŸ˜€

    Xx

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23 NFD Portugal
    Yesterday day 22 was to be a FD but ended up NFD.
    Determined to make this last week count so I will join the pocket fasters.

    LET US HAVE A STRONG LAST WEEK OF THIS 30 DAY APRIL 2017 CHALLENGE
    Pocketeers list for Monday Day 24 to get us going for this last week – I have added those who have said they are fasting – if you are fasting please copy & add your name – the more the better for support across the globe!!!
    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)
    @erika45

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Yes Kaye! Do you know it then?

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    22 – NFD
    23 – FD

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    🌈 adding my name to the list

    LET US HAVE A STRONG LAST WEEK OF THIS 30 DAY APRIL 2017 CHALLENGE
    Pocketeers list for Monday Day 24 to get us going for this last week – I have added those who have said they are fasting – if you are fasting please copy & add your name – the more the better for support across the globe!!!
    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at
    @lynzm (MT)

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Love all the talk about campervans and caravans….still not warm enough for us to get the tent out yet….definitely not this week…

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Sheera, you dont mean Arley near Bewdley do you???

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23 – Cumbria UK – NFD

    Busy weekend enjoying life – great weather all weekend for being outdoors! πŸ€—πŸ₯‚Happiness……

    Thank you @dykask – did take some resolve not to let things get out of hand but so happy I stayed strong.
    @debster251 – Remember that β€œYesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose”
    Great advice from @lynzm – You can do this x
    @ciren2 – β€œBelieve in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
    @flourbaby – what a lovely morning you had on Day 22 – such a feel good factor shopping for smaller clothes!
    @okeydokey – a blip is to be expected at some stage – you will get over this and get going in the right direction in no time -stay strong and positive – Thank you for looking after us so well this month.
    @fatrabbit – loved it – “a mishap with a bit of brie” 😈 I reckon we all have those moments with something that just calls to to us……..but it sounds like you did not let a “bad moment” turn into a bad day – YAY for you πŸ˜‡ ADF sounds a good way forwarder the time being, especially as you won’t feel deprived!
    @onahealthyhigh – great post on Day 23!
    @lany36 – good luck with the new job start tomorrow but most important ENJOY the fresh start x
    @jojo58 – Thinking of you β€œStay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”
    @tillysmum – great job staying focused during your hols πŸ˜‡
    @strawberriesandcream – great wisdom in that post on Day 23 – Thank You x
    @skinnylove – WOW – 8kg of loss overall in 8 weeks! πŸ’ƒ

    @coda and @okeydokey – cannot remember who is heading the challenge in May???

    LET US HAVE A STRONG LAST WEEK OF THIS 30 DAY APRIL 2017 CHALLENGE
    Pocketeers list for Monday Day 24 to get us going for this last week – I have added those who have said they are fasting – if you are fasting please copy & add your name – the more the better for support across the globe!!!
    @lany36
    @pashaw
    @steffieagle
    @suse13
    @fatrabbit ?
    @at

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY. IT’S THE ONLY PLACE YOU HAVE TO LIVE – Jim Rohn

  • Buddy for OAP !!

    Hi Obesa

    Sorry I haven’t been around. I had a problem with my internet for a day or so, only to find that simehow the Wifi connection had been switched off !

    We’ve been away for the weekend too so I’m afraid I’m much like you…yo-yo in back and forth. I dread to think how much I weigh at the minute !

    I shall have to weigh in Tuesday this week . Dreading it !!

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23 UK NFD

    2nd post to make a correction. Today was certainly not a fast day. And after yesterday’s lack of control as well I think I need to change something. I think I will go back to ADF. I am starting to feel deprived. I want at least to be able to tell myself that I can eat tomorrow. I think that will help a lot. I have lost a lot of weight and improved my health a lot. I don’t need to be so hard on myself. I did a month of the BSD and the results were great but I don’t have diabetes and don’t have to finish the 8 weeks. I doubt I’ll go mad and eat huge amounts, although I definitely ate too much tonight. @annemarilyn I made the sprout curry too and it proved just too tempting and I had far too much of it. I got the spices just right this time, I think that I left out the cumin which made the others more obvious. I also did cauliflower couscous to go with it instead of rice. That was too nice too:~ An onion, an orange pepper, a chili, a pinch of ground cloves, seasalt, fresh coriander and the finely chopped cauliflower stir fried in olive oil. Annemarilyn you must be very disciplined about serving size. Our pot is half gone already, my sister had an enormous bowl full, and I expect mum did too when she got around to it. She won’t let anyone put her food out for her. I also ate an entire pot of cottage cheese today, half this morning, and I rarely eat in the morning, and the other half which wouldn’t shut up so I had it for pudding. I also never have pudding. As I said definitely not a fast day. I have to go and put the rabbits away now and I suspect moving is not going to be entirely comfortable. I am such an idiot sometimes!

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Second post

    Sorry I forgot @okeydokey to give you my weight for yesterday – 143lbs

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Uh, Golden Girls correction – make that Dorothy and Sophia (although, of course, we loved her – Bea Arthur – as Blanche !)

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Newcastle
    Day 23
    NFD
    Lovely sunny but chilly day today.
    5 mile walk with the dogs plus a couple of hours raking the now desolate garden & de weeding the drive so quite tender over the back & shoulder area. But I feel good about that.
    Tomorrow I intend to get wgt again but also get measures & put them in.
    I know the scales say I am the same but some clothes are defo loser than before. Really working on the WOL/E on NFD with no snacking, very little alcohol (first glass of something tonight since last week).
    Well done all of the losers, so envious. It is right if someone says wow you’ve lost wgt it really spurrs you one.
    Tomorrow not a FD as the ‘in law’ is still here but is gone for a couple of weeks from Tuesday so we thought it would be better on Tuesday as he is fussy about real food. We are having salmon parcels. He does not know what he is missing.
    Keep going everyone.

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Day 23, USA, Missouri Ozarks, NFD

    Hello All, just sitting here eating pretzels and catching up on the posts. Did some work outside earlier, cleaned and filled the birdbath and humming bird feeders (they are back ! )Watching the Golden Girls, when Blanche and Sophia were Sonny and Cher. My friends and I were just talking about this show the other day, wondering if we could all live together should we find ourselves all alone in life. The answer, in unison, was Uh, no…. haha

    Hope you are all doing well, can you believe we only have one week left in April? I have been maintaining quite well – low was 140, a bit too low – trying to stay around 143 (today’s weight), want to maintain below 145. Just a few pounds here and there but a fun mind (and body) game to play.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Thanks Jean

    She has been quiet today so I am hoping it’s a case of no news is good news.. ..i really thought she had settled down now….

    Will be glad of the break and we are on holiday in a couple of weeks…

    Enjoy the Dales….

    Aud x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Audrey..
    Good luck hope you get your jobs done…and enjoy your week away we are back Friday..snow permitting..lol

    We have been busy doing outside jobs, I got the second coat on the decking today, I have enough paint to do another…when I come back…so we are away for a rest….

    Hoping to keep on line but up in the hills in The Dales so fingers crossed…we will be fasting tomorrow..

    Hope things go OK with Zoe and it calms down….if it isn’t one thing it’s another I don’t think it ever gets easy…better when you could put them down and they went to sleep…lol

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean

    Forgot to say it’s been dry on Anglesey so the move is on…. now just need to pack the van up!!πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯…

    Aud x

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