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  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 11, London, UK, FD

    It’s a quick check-in from me today. I’m looking forward to banking another FD, so far, this week has been well controlled – I hope I haven’t just jinxed it, considering we’re only half way through!!!

    With all the dentist talk, I thought I might mention my ‘superwoman’ mother, who never has any sedation or anaesthesia of any kind at the dentist as she hates that numb, droopy lip feeling – even for a root canal!!!! Just the thought alone makes my blood run cold!!! For me, the more drugs the better I say!!!!

    Happy fasting folks!!!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Back from a walk with Heidi,brrrrr it’s cold out there. Denise gone to GP for a review of her tablets,and asked her to book me an appointment at the doctor’s to explain the letter I got from my consultant at the hospital.

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 11 Oxfordshire, UK FD
    Good morning all.
    Early check in for me today. DH is out for the day, so I’m on dog walking duty twice. Hopefully will make up for lack of long walk yesterday. At least it’s dry today.
    I’ve got lots of jobs to keep me busy so hopefully no time to feel peckish.
    The scales are my friend again today after yesterday’s proper fast ( no cheating). So while I’m in the right frame of mind I’m going try b2b2b.
    Adding myself to the pocket list.
    Pocket list day 11
    @daffodil2010
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @suki2

    The only way is down.

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 11 – Cumbria – FD

    @at what a lousy day we had weather wise yesterday, I never got out further than the garage/workshop, even then it was when the rain eased a bit!

    No walking for me, but exercise…. grrr, rather bad smell in utility room, traced it to the drain tray at the back of the fridge on the condenser, rather hard to get to. Any condensation from inside the fridge and any bits of debris it picks up collect in there.
    This should be removable for cleaning you would think, but no! So a couple of hours in a confined space, prodding and poking, bit of hosepipe to pour weak bleach mix into the tray, old toothbrush and bits of sponge on wire. After a fair amount of cursing and cleaning, got the thing nice and sparkly again, hip and knee was grumbly last night/this morning, not quite as bendy as I used to be.

    Today need a FD, feel a bit bloated, drank too much water yesterday and last nights baked potato was bigger than usual, plus we made mince pies yesterday morning BF (before fridge) so had a couple of testers!

    Pocket list day 11
    @daffodil2010
    @i-hate-lettuce

    Take care all

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning All…
    Bright and cold…two good walks today before heavy weather starts tomorrow…

    A big clean up today!! and that’s it…see how much I get done….and ironing….

    Have a good day everyone….lots of meals and and busy people this week…enjoy all your meals, fasting can wait….

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning all.
    In a little later than usual and couldn’t settle last night so up a little later – I think we’ve swapped, Dave!

    Didn’t end yesterday well as I found a leftover slice of pizza… Heated it up at 10.30😱

    Off to help make christingles in primary school this morning the it’s the boy’s show…

    Have a good day everyone.

    Mx

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 11 – Ireland 🇮🇪 – FD

    Trying for an FD today and DH has been made aware that he is on his own food wise. So hopefully I can get through the evening (which is always the hard part for me) and be strong. It’s been two years now that I have enjoyed FD’s while he works until midnight, so much easier for me, but now he is home I will just have to strengthen that willpower muscle.

    @yo-yo-fletch that’s great that the steroid injection worked so quick after 18 months of pain. DH got the injection in April but went back to work after just a week (he is an aircraft engineer so lots of manual work with heavy weights) and the shoulder did not heal. Hence this is the second time around and his consultant is warning him to rest, rest, rest….otherwise it’s surgery 😱

    Also, re the dentist fear…..oh my goodness do I have it. So bad that I only go to this one dentist who offers the Valium sedation….I then tell him to do everything at once and it’s great. Last time round I got a full root canal plus a wisdom tooth extraction in one go!!!

    I hope everyone who is feeling ill recovers soon, the winter cold and flu season has started earlier.

    Happy hump day.

    Pocket list day 11
    @daffodil2010

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day11 – NFD – Ireland 🇮🇪
    Hi all and thanks for the support yesterday! It means so much and helped me through the day although honestly it was more CD than FD.
    The Christmas Festivities have started in work so from now on it’s party, lunch, party … we are spoiled but it does mean it’s hard to stick to the plan 👍. First 🎄 dinner today….I’ll go easy 🤞.
    I have put on some serous lbs over the month of November which was the hardest month of the year for me in many respects although this whole year has been tough… I’ll be glad to see 2020 😊. Like many of you I am trying to practise self care as if I’m not well it’s hard to look after others… one of those areas is my diet which affects me both mentally and physically if I fall off the wagon.
    Thanks for bring there and here is to a good day ☀️
    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others 💕

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Happy Birthday, Anzac! https://img.teleflora.com/images/o_0/l_flowers:TBC05-1B,pg_6/w_368,h_460,cs_no_cmyk,c_pad/f_jpg,q_auto:eco,e_sharpen:200/flowers/TBC05-1B/Teleflora'sPartyStarterBouquetDX So glad to hear you’re having a wonderful time in Morocco. This will surely be a birthday to remember.

    LJ, I’m sorry to hear that the scan didn’t show results that could be corrected at this point with solutions other than pain killers. But they do have their place if used judiciously. Getting back to your preferred weight might make a difference too. I know that even a few kgs can make a difference in knee and lower back pain for me. Whatever we don’t have to carry around is a help. Your walking is probably very good too, and it sounds like you’re doing a lot of that. You have such beautiful areas that are within walking distance of where you live, that we saw in the pictures you posted.
    My house is just two floors with a lot of steps in-between. The tradesmen are definitely getting a good workout having to go up and down them so many times each day, carrying tiles. It’s getting to the point now where there is more tile down than torn up and I’m happy with the way it looks. It’s always hard to know when you select tile or other materials how they will actually look in your home.

    Neil, congrats on yet another new record! That’s only about 2kg from your final goal, right? And so nice to get there right before your trip.

    Cinque, you’re right about the internet helping people to not feel isolated during times of illness. It’s also so valuable for researching info on medical conditions. It’s easy to find in depth info on a lot of conditions and procedures. Sometimes I wonder how we got along without it.

    Intesha, I hope you are managing to avoid some of the smoke. It looks so dense in some areas on the news. I know when we’ve had fires even 100 km away it can affect our breathing for weeks if the wind is blowing smoke this way. It’s hard to escape it.

    Crazy, good to hear from you. Hope things are going well with your fasting.

    Gday, I occasionally have trouble with my posts not showing up right away, but they eventually appear. I do see a couple posts from you on this page.

    Hope everyone is going well and having good weather. It feels like winter here! Lots of warm layers required.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning all!
    Dave- not like yiu to not be able to sleep in! Hope that your knees hold up to the gym…
    Jean- rude! 😂…yes I did do my bit making sure there wasn’t too much leftover 😂
    Nana- glad hubby got home okay! Hope he doesn’t have a headache today!
    Mel- how was your lunch out?
    Endellion- enjoy another day off if you’re not back to work now…
    Steve- back down to earth after your birthday!
    Minols- hope son is getting better? And you can get some work done…
    Kay, Cakey, Annabelle- hope you’re all okay! Sorry if I’ve forgotten anyone!
    Have to do shopping today, & out this evening, more food, then will be able to fast Thursday & Friday.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good morning everyone couldn’t sleep so up early, still dark at the moment, I will take Heidi out when it goes light.I have give up fasting this week. Will try again next week before Christmas arrives.Gym this afternoon, according to Alexa it’s 3°C and raining, too dark to see if it’s raining but does feel cool

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 11, Emden Germany, NFD

    Have a nice day everyone!

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hi all. Reposting my post that never posted last night haha. For Neil, here’s a few books that I have reread many times. Very interesting reading.

    Keto Clarity – your definitive guide to the benefits of low carb and high fat by Eric Westman and Jimmy Moore

    The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore

    Keto Reset by Mark Sisson

    Metabolic Autophagy- Practice Intermittent fasting and resistance training to build muscle and promote longevity by Slim Land

    I’ve also recently purchased a stack of books by Aussie Luke Hines which contain ots of yummy Keto recipies and fitness guides.

    Ive kicknamed my side of the bed “the leaning towers of health and fitness books”. Lucky I have some on my EReader which saves a bit of space but there’s nothing like reading a book that tagged with bookmarks and sticky notes protruding from the pages.

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 11: Gloucestershire, UK, NFD:

    Those who fasted yesterday, I hope you all did well….and today, you can eat!
    @ccco: Sorry if I messed up the pocket list….not sure what’s happening with my poor old brain right now!
    @matpi: I hope you feel better soon. So much illness about. Both me and DH have nasty coughs.
    Must fly…so little time!

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 11 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD

    Happy Hump Day! 🐫🐪

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 10 Ohio, US — NFD (or CFD?!)(40 bites)

    Most of the day I felt wiped out and only ate a little bit more than on a MFD. That was mostly due to having slept most of the day and consequently snoozed through regular meal times. This evening things may have turned around and I hope there will be improvement tomorrow too. It might just be a weather matter: Yesterday it got up to 54 F (12 C) and was rainy, while today the high was 30 F (-1 C) and very dry, with most of the day below 26 F (-3 C).

    In any case, time to toddle off to another snooze!

    Patient endurance attains to all things!

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

    I have just wiped Aussie ash off our outside glass-topped table.

    What a series of calamities in our part of the world. Such a dreadful tragedy on White Island on Monday, an horrific way to die for the poor fatalities, and an horrendous road to recovery for those suffering dreadful burns. Our hospital burns units around the country are struggling to cope.

    Am I a fortunate one, Polly, never to have lost a post before I could post it? I’m always logged in, though, when I am writing. Stay safe, everyone.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Just a quick post from me as I have to get my uncle to his first radiotherapy appointment today.

    Anzac, happy birthday. Enjoy Morocco.

    Neil, Happy travels, enjoy Fiji.

    Hope everyone else is traveling well. Will talk more later.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good morning everyone, cool and grey here. Wednesday morning.

    So glad yesterday wasn’t as scary for the fires as feared, but omg the smoke in Sydney. Are you okay Intesha? Excellent time to be in Morocco Anzac!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANZAC! https://cache.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/334628-Shimmery-Happy-Birthday-Bouquet-Animation.gif

    LJoyce, so sorry it wasn’t better news from your scan. Such big cheers to you for the weight you have lost and the activity you have maintained. It is a bit Pollyannaish, but wouldn’t you be in a mess if you hadn’t. And a great impetus to get down to the low 70’s again (although if you are sitting at home eating blocks of chocolate this morning, I quite understand). Knowing what you are dealing with is good, and you are so well set up to do the things you need.

    Welcome to your wok! I bought one when I started cooking for myself when I was 17! A very basic carbon steel one, that has given me so many decades of good service!

    Quacka, hooray for your good running muscles! And oh what delicious grilled veggies. I want that plate and a jug of romesco sauce. Thankyou so much for your kind thoughts. x

    Neil, 87 is a lovely number. Nice weight to head off to Fiji with! Enjoy that break!

    Cali what a mixture of chaos and celebration in your house. You will remember this Christmas! I dread to think there might be even more stress going on, but I know your work has been stressful, so hoping it isn’t too bad at the moment.

    Thankyou so much for your kind wishes and for the gorgeous eflowers!
    I am reminded of when I was first ill with CFS and didn’t know what was going on and it was very scary and lonely, as friends just fell away. There was no internet back then, and it makes such a difference to be able to keep up some sociability. This forum is very precious.

    I also appreciate the reminders we get here that bring us back to the basics. A couple of posts ago you said “Vegetables provide a lot of bulk to keep you feeling full.” And it put me back on track to be Ms 7 a day. Don’t things slip!

    Anyway I had 7 serves of veggies yesterday and I think I will do a bit of accountability here again for a while to keep me on track. It suits me so well to be eating that many vegetables (and correspondingly less of other things).

    Gday, what is this forum doing to you? I’ve just said ‘Abracadabra’ and flicked my fingers at the screen, so surely that will set it to rights and you can post here easily again.

    Hi Crazy, have you managed to get off that frustrating plateau yet? Fingers crossed you have.

    Lindsay, how are you going? Is it getting close to your next eye operation? Are you having lovely retirement times with antics from Rosy and happy bees? Or is it all stress at your place too?

    And Betsy I am sending good wishes your way. Did you finish that book?

    I’m suddenly not waking up starving, so it is excellent to wait until after 9 to get hungry and then make a breakfast that includes veggies. Today it is mushrooms and asparagus and zucchini flower fritters (yes my plants have started flowering). Two serves of veg!

    Cheers all.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Is this forum on Yahoo?.. got an email from yahoo saying their changing their group postings could be cause of problems if so

    Happy birthday Anzac

    Sometimes fusing doesn’t work neil didnt for me lol so be caretul LJ not taking any extras in painkillers is hard, but its doable narcotics is not the way to go cause nothing after them, your between a rock and a hard place LJ but your not alone… doing this type of lifestyle shows you have the willpower to get there LJ its not easy, and you will have real bad days but think your still mobile thats awesome

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Back from meal had a 12oz rib eye and chips,peas, tomatoes and onion rings,followed by melt in the middle chocolate pudding with single cream,but there was no calories in it😗😗😗plus four points of Coors Light,same again no calories.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Men are so funny nearly as good as dogs 😂
    X

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 10 Oxfordshire UK FD
    Well yesterday’s fast day turned into a NFD due to wine and birthday cake being left over from the weekend. I was also feeling hungry. Probably too much sugar etc. over the weekend.
    So today was another day and I decided it would be a FD 800. So far so good, some eggs for lunch and a ‘beet bourguignon’ for dinner. Coming in at 663 so far, enough for a digestive biscuit later if needed.
    Exercise was thwarted today though as the weather meant the ramble was cancelled. I’ve got to still do about 1400 steps before bedtime. So I’d better get moving 
    It did mean though that the Christmas decorations were put up and Christmas cards written. Tomorrow I can focus on the last few gifts.
    I’m aiming for CD tomorrow and FD Thursday. I really need to get on top of things this week and next.
    Have a lovely evening everyone.
    Pocket list Day 10

    @jaifaim
    @yo-yo
    @rabbette
    @at:
    @ccco
    @suki2

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    I got locked out by the spam filter yesterday but no problems since then Gday, your post came through fine

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Didn’t have to pick husband up in the end as he had caught the bus to the next village (we only have a bus service twice a day here in to Cambridge at 7:00am and back home at 7:00pm) and decided to walk home – he’s quite merry so am amazed he managed to walk home 😏
    Now sleeping in his chair 😔
    Nana x

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

    Welcome Binklebonk. I would weigh yourself once a week at the same time not everyday. It can be discouraging after a successful FD and one day of eating to see no loss. I always think it’s like weighing yourself holding a carrier bag of food what you’ve eaten that day, your body has got to process it all, it can’t be fat youve gained.
    Penguinchick- We have raging winds today, it’s cold and dreadful. My throat seems to have got better thank you and now I have a dry cough. I had a terrible cough last winter that lasted a month, I don’t want that again!
    Fasted today, Tuesday, 2 eggs for breakfast and porridge for tea. I’m always amazed that I can go from 7.30am to 5.30pm on 2 eggs but not even a tummy rumble today. A HUGE tin of quality street appeared in the kitchen at work today along with five boxes of mince pies and my halo is still firmly in place, not a crumb or choccie passed my lips.
    Day off tomorrow and supposed to be going to the German market tomorrow night, that’s usually an eat fest, burgers, hotdogs and the like, my halo might slip for a garlic and mushroom potato platter!

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 10 UK CD

    Yesterday’s FD became CD as I medicated virus with food. Lots of spinach, spices, fruit, cacao, ginger tea – and sleep!

    Today slightly better tho apparently sound /look awful (who needs friends?!) so cancelled appointments & did a couple of hours gentle work on laptop for the first time in 10 days. Slow brain, but made a dent in the emails and got ready for tomorrow’s meetings – going to see how I am in the morning.

    Thank you so much for get well wishes @snowflake56 @rabbette @at 🙂
    @daffodil2010 thanks for reminder about last year’s pneumonia – I had forgotten! This does feel much more coldy than feverish, but I’ll call GP if I’m not feeling better soon. Best of luck to your DH with his shoulder recovery – and you with staying strong while he’s off!
    @ciren2 yay to go with first day back on the waggon – time to give those legs a rest after running alongside 🙂
    @rabbette love your ‘made from scratch / not down the hatch’ – I’ve already passed it on to lovely friend who is holding it for dear life as she heads to party!
    @matpi @brightonbelle hope you have livelier brains today
    @jaifaim hold on! One day at a time x
    @yo-yo-fletch hope your tooth feels better without too much adventure. I also hate dentist visits and had to cancel one today bc virus. Now have it to look forward to next Tues – just before my breast screening (yay!)
    @therealwil78 well done on your epic extended WF!
    @bellyblast i used a Jack Monroe woup recipe from Tin Can cook – Jack calls it ‘Hot Nurse’ – it’s certainly spicy!! And so few calories I’d certainly do it again for FD warmth

    Time for bath & early night. Whatever the day brings, go gently x

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Test post. Anyone else having issues with posts not posting?

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hedgehog,,,
    I did laugh…you did your bit…what ate half the cake 😂😂😂

    Well done on the washing up…..

    Xx

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening!
    Nana- hope you find hubby 😂😂
    Minols- hope you can get some work done with all those interruptions, nice to be needed & have people seek your wise counsel!
    Mel- I think I will put on 2 stone by the time Christmas is finished!
    Endellion- nice that you’ve had a few days off, but not nice doing tax forms…did guess you were maybe vegan.
    Dave- a busy day for you, hope you enjoy your steak…
    Jean- glad you got back okay, presents all delivered?
    Steve- sorry, I missed your post so had still been calling you typhoo…hope the cake was good, did you eat all 6 tiny portions?!
    Carol service was lovely & ate rather alot…oh dear! An Italian lady had made the most yummy chocolate & cherry cake! Did my bit & did all the washing up!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening All..
    The weather appalling took us an extra hour to get home, stationary traffic and bouncing rain…Charlie has been really good in the car possibly 4 hours round trip.
    A lovely meal at Sister in laws, a coffee stop at a beautiful garden centre at Bents it’s well known in the area, a new pets cafe and reasonable, main restaurant is pricey…last stop at our best man, he is not well at all messing with hospital appointments since June, another one yesterday a scan put back to February again.

    Steve..
    I decided on flapjack for your birthday and wished you a good day 🎂…smarties and cake sounded about right.

    Mel..
    You must be very proud of yourself 2 stone off..Well Done…when you go out and away a lot it’s much harder.

    Hedgehog..
    Enjoy the Carols and tea out tonight…a good start to Christmas..good training with Nick nice to have no one turn up..😀

    Minols..
    In this busy month how do you find time to sew?…I shall look up the quilt….you are so so busy but must be lovely to have all these people around you….

    Dave..
    It does sound posh..you should of let us think on 😂…well if that’s the rain you have been having you can keep it!…non stop all day…enjoy your steak meal tonight…

    Endellion..
    A lazy few days that nice for you..make the most of it…

    Nana..
    Hope hubby’s is ok and he had a good time..and you found him ….good you got your presents wrapped sounds relaxing with Xmas music on 😀…..🤶🏻

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Taxi booked for 7pm then I will have a pint or two plus a nice juicy steak🍺🍺🍺😋😋😋.Still pouring down otherwise we would have got the bus.Heidi stood on the front door step and the rain fell on her nose and that was enough for her 😀.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Soup for lunch and porridge for tea…plus a few extra little bits and pieces – just spent the day dashing through the rain…and you can tell it now from my hair – it’s got that ‘I give up’ look!

    Just mugging up on some stuff for a meeting tonight, and beginning to think ahead for the new year – otherwise I’ll have a panic on as soon as Christmas is over!

    Cub Christmas party happening through the wall – had one person put their head round the door to say ‘good luck working with this row’, another asking about the praciticalities of a polling station on Thursday, another asking about sewing, another asking about presenting some DofE awards…the noise is the least of my worries – it’s all these heads popped round the door that cause the problem!

    Still – nice to be at the heart of things.

    Mx

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening everyone,
    Hope you’ve had a Happy Birthday so far Steve and a happy birthday 🎂to your son Dave.
    Mel way to go well done.
    Looks like everyone has been busy today. Husband has been out today for a meal and meet up with his old work colleagues so took advantage and Had my Christmas music 🎶on and wrapped up the presents.
    Am picking husband up but he’s just messaged me to say he’s not sure which bus he’s got on from Cambridge ( think a few 🍺 have been drank ) so I could be going to the next village or the guided busway park and ride 😕
    Have a good rest of the evening everyone.
    Nana x

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    USA Day 10 FD

    Putting myself back on the pocket list.

    Pocket list Day 10

    @jaifaim
    @yo-yo
    @rabbette
    @at:
    @ccco

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Morning all

    New all time low for me. I weighed in at 87.0 kilos. Down 800 grams from last week and 100 grams down from my previous low from 2 weeks ago. So my gain from last week must have been water weight that I had expected.

    LJ, is it not possible for the Doctors to fuse a couple of the vertebrae together? My mother had issues with a crushed disc, so the doctors fused two of her vertebrae together. She lost a bit of flexibility but doesn’t get the pain.

    Anzac, just saw your post. Happy birthday! Enjoy the Moroccan food….although I’m guessing over there they just call it “food” 😉

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hello my dear friends and greetings from Morrocco! Time and internet sparse but we are having the most awesome time.

    I think of you all a lot and wish I could read your posts to see what you are all up to and make sure you are all ok

    It’s my birthday today and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to spend it in such an amazing place

    Take care

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hello my dear friends and greetings from Morrocco! Time and internet sparse but we are having the most awesome time.

    I think of you all a lot and wish I could read your posts to see what you are all up to and make sure you are all ok

    It’s my birthday today and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to spend it in such an amazing place

    Take care

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    We had a nice lunch at the bowling club,lots of food and cakes.We then did a Spanish lesson.Thats it until the 7th of January,but the lessons will continue so pleased about that. Not took Heidi out all day the rain is just to heavy and the wind is so strong.If it stops soon I will take Heidi out.

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

    Hi Penguinchick! (also a fab name!)
    Well, I’ve done one fast day this week (Monday). Planning the next one for Thursday.
    On Tuesday I was nearly 1kg lighter – yay! But this morning, I’m back where I was before Monday.
    Is that normal? I didn’t eat that much yesterday (well, except I did have a slice of cake) – bit not 1kg of cake…
    Early days, I guess…

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

    Hey all and welcome to Binklebonk (fab name btw! 😉 )

    You are very welcome here, it’s been a bit quiet lately, as people are busy/away/working, but we’re usually pretty regular on posting/chatting 🙂 Glad to hear you’re well again, we all help each other to stay strong/pick up if we fall <3

    I’ve been pretty busy this week and unfortunately, my scales have broken, so I’ve no idea if I’ve had a loss – I broke my scales!!! (That’s never happened before! Actually, I think it’s just the batteries, so I’ll get more tomorrow and see if it fixes them).
    Not had a bad FD Monday, I’m still trying to stick to around 800-900 per day on NFD’s and though I know I failed at 500 Monday, I did lose 1.75lbs last week, so hopefully I’ve kept that off and possibly lost a little more (crossed fingers!).

    Susie – isn’t it HORRID here atm? We’ve got raging storms/high winds and lashing rain today! How’s the weather where you are? Hope you’re feeling better too? How’s that throat doing?
    @phoenix – Hope you’re enjoying the sun!
    @al – Hope you’re doing well too?

    Have a good week everyone, I’ll be doing Thursday FD at about 500, after I check my scales… Depends how I’m doing on the losses! xx

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    After missing breakfast and going 24 hours up to yesterday mid-afternoon I notice cognitive decline!
    Worryingly, my brain just couldn’t get into gear to sort my mail this morning….worse than normal, that is….and then, later, I noticed I forgot to fill in the log-book after finishing with the van yesterday. Now I NEVER forget that normally!
    I hope dementia isn’t gathering pace??
    So, the calm before the storm on the post today (and I DON’T mean the awful wet and windy weather). Tuesdays are normally light, Wednesdays heavy….today was strangely light for the time of year….I actually finished 10 minutes BEFORE(!) my time. We are going to pay the price tomorrow and Thursday, and no mistake.
    @rabbette: What do you teach?
    @bellyblast: Oh for an “easy” FD!
    @yo-yo-fletch: Do you actually have an appointment with your dentist?! Feel the fear and do it anyway….as they say…

    Pocket list Day 10

    @jaifaim
    @yo-yo
    @rabbette
    @at:

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 10 USA (Illinois) NFD

    The Christmas Party last evening was fabulous, but almost all was home made. So much for @rabbette and her mantra…. too much DID go down the hatch. And wine. Oh well … better today. Except while I was gone, DH made a pizza that will likely be supper tonight. I’ll make sure the salad that goes with it is a big one.

    @metatauta – so glad to hear your strength is coming back. Hugs to you.

    @daffodil2010 – yeah for your progress! So sorry your DH is ailing and requiring extra help and attention from you. Prayers for quick healing.

    @jaifaim – yes, hanging by a thread is often the case around here. But isn’t it better know we are “hanging” together? It is for me.

    @bellyblast – YEA! Power of the Pocket List!

    Onward and downward.

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    USA Day 10 FD

    Adding myself to pocket list.

    Pocket list Day 10
    @jaifaim
    @yo-yo
    @rabbette
    @ccco

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 10 – UK

    Well I’m afraid yesterday’s FD ended up being a CD of around 1000cals due to mixed nuts……..so trying hard for today to end up as a 600cal FD……..

    So glad the others on that pocket list held firm……and proved to have more willpower than me @funshipfreddie

    After a beautiful sunny day yesterday it started raining last night and has not stopped since….I thought of you @ciren2 when our poor postman turned up this morning absolutely saturated and said he had only been 1hr into his round……

    @yo-yo-fletch – I feel your pain with that dentist visit – not my favourite place either…..
    @rabbette and @ciren2 – I too love breakfast food but now that I tend to have only 2 meals a day I just have it later in the day as my first meal and sometimes on my FD my OMAD in the evening is a bowl of porridge or poached egg and avocado on a slice of sourdough
    @therealwil78 – I hope you are coming off your 7 day water fast in a controlled way and feeling good
    @ciren2 – way to go with your 24hr fast……and it sounds like a CD OMAD followed…
    @michelinme – it sounds like that bug does not want to leave you – healing vibes coming your way
    @metatauta – well done on your first FD of December – keeping on in maintenance together

    Did not do my regular walk this morning – weather just too grim so instead met with a few of the regular walkers for a mid morning coffee and chat – going to my high impact Pilates class in about an hour with OH and then I’m out with some ballet friends to see a live telecast of Coppelia from the Royal Opera House Ballet – this will include a glass of wine @rabbette during the interval but I have accounted for that in my 600cals today 🤞

    “Food is not the problem. It’s what we do with food that becomes the problem. That’s why we need to learn to keep everything in our lives – especially our eating – in proper balance.” -Joyce Meyer

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Dec 10, VA, USA, FD x3

    That was one heck of a P-List yesterday! The FD went well and as usual 3rd day is feeling easier.

    So far rainy and surprisingly a bit warm.

    I realize yesterday I wrote a 2nd post and b/c the one at 5am was so early I didn’t even realize it was my 2nd post. Well lucky me I stuck with my FD and didn’t forget that too. Ha

    Got to go and teach Tuesdays are very busy teaching days for me.

    Pocket list Day 10
    @jaifaim
    @yo-yo
    @rabbette

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    HH – sounds great! Love a properly trained dog. It’s so important but I see so many dogs that have clearly never been trained and it’s such a shame.
    Can you tell I’ve had three and a half days off work in a row and actually have some time to catch up on things?! Most active on here I’ve been in weeks. Although I’ve been doing my tax return so I’m not sure it really counts as proper R&R. Haha!
    Treating myself a bit today too – I made a chocolate birthday cake last week so had a slice of that after lunch with some homemade baileys ‘cream’. Did I ever say I’m mostly vegan? A vague vegan, or a vaguan, as I’ve seen it in some places! I love to create delicious versions of things that taste just like the real thing. Delish!
    x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Dog training fun- only 2 of us again & so extra cuddles with Nick. We did some different things, trick stuff, so it was fun.
    Sounds like we’re all treating ourselves today, enjoy!

  • DECEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – LAST ONE FOR 2019!

    Day 10 Canada NFD

    The power of a pocket list!!! I had the easiest FD ever yesterday and felt like I had a team of great people with me all the way.

    I’ve finally picked up a live Christmas tree and will get it decorated today, feeling festive:)

    You’re so disciplined @songbirdme I love it

    Hope your self care is doing the trick @michelinme, the soup sounds delicious so I am going to make the same for my lunch

    Have a great FD/NFD everyone

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean – enjoy Manchester! Horrible and rainy over here too today. Having to hide inside until work. Re scales I actually think I’m at my initial goal weight, so I’m keen to see and set myself a new target for the new year.
    HH – mmmm vegan sausage rolls sound so incredible! And I love a Christmas wreath – we just have a very tiny Christmas tree over here in Wandsworth.
    Typhoo – smarties AND cake sounds brill. Have a wonderful day 🙂
    Mel – 2 stone is so impressive – huge congratulations! Lunch out sounds really fun too, so enjoy that celebrating your success!

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