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  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean- you’ve done really well, such a worry for you, keep strong…🙏

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    You are strong Jean have the wine then off to bed, I know how hard it is going off Denise when I had my heart attack.Things always look better after a good night’s sleep.xx

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Dave..
    I have opened a bottle of red just two glasses…I had the need..I am putting a front on but I feel crumbling.

    Kay..
    Sorry on your 2 lbs maybe your baking…push forward it happens..enjoy Monday….

    Nana..
    Too hot for us…might get the fan out see if it helps Steve..the hot weather isn’t good for him…

    Hedgehog..
    When is your trip away? I don’t think anywhere gets too crowded..

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Yes I lost what I put on in Lanzarote, this time I expect to put on closer to two stone.Cant see me ever getting down to a good weight unless I stop having holidays.But all this bowling will help.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening!
    Kay- shame about the 2lbs, hopefully off soon. Lovely to have been out on the boards, not too many tourists then? Weather should be good for your BH walk. Poor Neil’s mum, hope your visit cheers her up. Enjoy the cats!
    Jean- need to look up Xena’s wormer etc too, she’s changing onto a different one. Make sure you put your feet up when you can- you’re doing alot too..
    Dave- not long til Cyprus then! Have you lost the weight from the last holiday? Ready for this one 😂
    Nana & Mel- hope you are both having good days, Nana hope your FD goes well!
    Had a look for some places we want to visit when we’re at Bakewell, Dovedale looks lovely but think it might be really crowded!
    Dinner eaten, worked out 50cals over 800, didn’t add it up beforehand! I’d like to stick to 800 over the weekend too, but can feel the willpower slipping!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean open a bottle of wine and then an early night.Very warm here😅😅.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening everyone,
    What a warm day it has been. Last night was a great evening and as I was driving no alcohol so that saved a few calories. We didn’t get home until 1:30am so feeling really tired now. Made today a FD and have come in at 812calories as I allow myself 800 calories on a FD I’m pleased. I know it means my weight loss will be slower but I’m okay with that. Planning my next FD for Monday.
    Jean a lot on your plate to deal with at the moment with both of your boys. Take care of yourself x
    Dave well done on your weight loss.
    Hedgehogs where are you going ?
    Kay busy time for you but you’ve got Monday to look forward to.
    Minols enjoy your friends wedding.
    Nana x

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    A bit too hot for me today, especially when delivering the mail for hours on end when there’s no escape. I fear tomorrow will be hotter.
    I’ve tried to get a bit of a grip on my eating behaviour today….not much….but some progress. I haven’t weighed myself for a few days (frightened!). Maybe tomorrow, if I don’t eat anything else today.
    @i-hate-lettuce: A whole stone in a month….what a great start for you, and motivating! Well done. I’m sure it’s the right thing to keep a log of the figures…TDEEs and all that. Maybe that’s another of my failings…..I just do things randomly, guess, and hope!
    If I get hungry a lot, then I’m doing ok, and vice-versa!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening All..
    Just dashed for worming and flea treatment all confused two weeks late…oh dear..booked Charlie in for 6 month checkup free on the plan we are on…

    Daughter has been to see Steve stayed for a while as we were talking he laid down an had a sleep…I feel really shattered..can’t seem to keep up with it all…

    Hedgehog..
    A nice surprise to take on holiday…always nice to have a break from fasting…is it Bakewell this time?

    Kay..
    A busy two days them your walk something to look forward too…hoping Neil’s mum improves but there’s only so much they can do some camping to look forward to..nice to look after your pussys again…

    Dave..
    Looking forward to Cyprus..how long is it now?…missing our caravan already…November at the earliest..

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    I play again on Monday and Wednesday is the last match for that team,not sure I can play on Wednesday,not been to gym,they will be kicking me off it.Monday is the last league game,the week after is a cup game then I am off to Cyprus for two weeks,the winter league bowling starts just before I come home from Cyprus.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon all. A busy week here. Still got Sat and Sun to work, then my day off! At least I only work half days.
    We have managed to go boarding twice this week. Yesterday it was quite fun as there were some good waves. Got a coastal walk planned for Monday but need to check buses with it being a BH.
    Glorious weather at the moment, sat enjoying the sunshine in the garden at the mo.

    Im looking after the 2 cats again from tonight, for 10 days so I will be treated to lots of meowing and purring in a bit!

    Neils mum seems quite poorly. They cant do much more with her worsening COPD and she is constantly breathless and quite often it is so frightening, that she ends up with the paramedics out.
    We are going to see her in South Wales in about 3 weeks and tagging on some camping afterwards.

    Im in the middle of organising a 5 mile walk in support of Bowel Cancer UK. September is walking together month but as the charity walks are in London etc, Im organising my own. Going to do a prize draw etc plus the pub is going to help out, so we may have refreshments after, not sure yet. Got 4 weeks to arrange it! It just seemed a nice thing to do to raise a bit of money in memory of my nephew, its been 12 months..

    The 2lbs I lost, didnt stay off, Im not sure the baking was a nice idea…cheese scones, fruit scones and choc muffins 🤣
    Nice though! The rest are in the freezer.

    A low day today and weigh in tomorrow. See if I can get those 2lbs off again!

    Nana, I dont count my NFDs although I know I should. I roughly aim for my current TDEE.

    Jean, glad that Steve is home, but no good that his sats are low etc. Hopefully it just needs a change of meds.
    And poor Charlie, he wont know whats happening and why he cant go for a walk. Hopefully his paw will heal quickly. When Ellie had sore paws, we didnt walk her and we used some special balm but they werent open/wet.

    HH, no wonder the youngest was sulking. Thats both of them feeling miserable and in need of distraction. When do you go away? Where are you off to? Holidays are all about naughties such as crisps and cakes!!

    Mel, sounds like you are having a great time! You can squeeze in a couple of FDs before Sept 1st but you might find things arent too bad with the walking you have been doing.

    Dave, well done on the fasts and the weight loss. Shame your team were 1 player down in the last match. Is that the end of the season now?

    Minols, enjoy the wedding and final days before the boy goes back to school.

    I best think about going to feed the cats in a bit. Its not far away so Im going to go on my bike. Then I need to do some deadheading in the garden and another watering.

    Kay x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean- poor Steve…& poor Charlie. Rest for both your boys…84% is very low, big hugs to you both…
    Oops on the sweet wrappers for you & Minols! We have found a box of shortbread unopened from Christmas, they’re coming on holiday with us 😉
    Dave- well done on.the weight loss!
    Have had a busy (& sweaty!) day doing lots of cleaning & pruning in the garden. Still had time for a sit & read outside, soaking my feet in listerine & vinegar, it’s amazing, it gets rid of hard skin really well! Very hungry now…

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    I have made a start on my surfeit of aubergines. In the oven is an approximation of a moussaka. Approximation because the alternate layers are not all meat sauce – one is a spicy lentil dal. The cheese is the only true Cheddar – from Somerset in the west of England. A prejudice I inherited from my Father who was a Somerset man born near Cheddar. Tomorrow it may have to be a stuffed marrow. I haven’t looked at my courgettes/zucchinis for a few days and one is now 50cm/2 ft long and thick in proportion.

    It is a hot, sunny late afternoon and the work is finished for the day. We will now go and sit in the sun whilst supper cooks. OH will have a gin and tonic and in deference to the sun I shall have a pastis.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon All..
    Decided on no walks today see how we go…then maybe a bandage and plastic bag while out!?!..still quite ‘wet’ today…

    Nurse greeted us with goodness you look awful… she did a load of tests, a bit of a temperature and oxygen at 84 not good when sat still it went up to 95…waiting blood test result…BP ok, pulse ok..we was in for 20 mins then she passed us to the doctor for 30 mins …he gave him antibiotics and iron tablets, duty doctor may ring over the weekend about blood tests, may have to go back to hospital…I have to ring 111 for duty doctor if needed or 999 if he gets worse. He has to rest totally..

    Minols..
    Talking of sweet wrappers before 5.2..when December started we started Xmas eating..so saved silver paper and coloured wrappers off sweets for daughters school for art work…I took two swing bin liners in full ..I was so embarrassed two people eating so many sweets!!

    Enjoy your lovely wedding and weekend away…

    Hedgehog..
    He is not amused we haven’t walked..I am getting the evil eye…got a few ideas off you all..daughter says no walks for a few days…

    Dave ..
    A good 4 lbs weight loss..well done..I had some spray, so tried that the paw does look sore…Steve had only 4 stitches out, the big one 4” is dissolvable ones..

    Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone …we will be here ..

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Been to watch the bowling,nice just to sit and watch in the brilliant sunshine.My weigh-in was good I lost 4lbs😄.That spray I mentioned will hopefully do the trick Jean,hope Steve is not too sore after the stitches being removed, I was breathless but after a bit of googling I changed one of my tablets and was ok.

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

    Hey guys,

    Tough week back at work and the beginning of a long stretch of hard weeks. My fast day went fine, yesterdays NFD calories were probably ok, but my food selection was not its best self.

    I coming to think that the most helpful thing to assist me in my 5:2 plan now would be a regimen for NFDs. I have a rock-solid one for fast days, but when my NFDs get crazy, perhaps my best defense would be to have a similar plan. Thankfully next week this should get easier because my generous options of food choices return. At least at that point if I can steer away from bad choices, there are always salad and simple protein options.

    Exercise, you are a tricky bitch. But I will tame you yet.

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 23……Florida…..NFD

    Not a bad day yesterday, although I do admit to eating my all time favorite candy bar. I just love the Cadbury Carmelo bar….. I tracked my calories up until dinner which came in about 700 calories.
    Then I ended with a salad with chicken tenders and cheese on it. Kinda of like a taco salad, about 6 fried shrimp and some chips…..
    I did discover salad are not calorie friendly, very easily can those calories add up. Not that I’m going to do away with them but I think I’m going to have to start eating them in selective moderation.

    Funny story, everyone at work knows I IF, they know on particular days I do what they like to call my starvation day! Dorks! Anywho, about 4 months ago, another co worker started 5:2, so now there are two of us that do it. I digress…… So, lately, my female boss has taken a curiosity from the back of the room about 5:2……
    So, I asked, one my coworkers who goes out to pick me up my treat, the store that she went to is out……So, One of our warehouse guys walks to the convenience store for lunch everyday, I ask him to pick me one up….. he goes to lunch two hours late and forgets……
    so, I walking in from outside and say to my boss……I think the good Lord, is playing with me today! I tell her the story…… I thought I get a laugh cuz it was actually pretty funny that I couldn’t get this candy bar……
    But not the case……. eyes wide, with a astonishing look on her face, she says to me…….You can eat that on your diet?
    Why, yes…..I can eat anything I want…….
    Then the rest of the afternoon…… her in her office, me in mine….. what about cake?
    Yes……. 10-20 min go by…….. ice cream? Yes! ……. cookies? Yes! …….
    We ran down a list of every forbidden food normal diet don’t allow you to have…….
    Then as we come to the end……I hear her say……Huh?
    So, the day winds down…… I’m normally the late girl at the office but today we had a late afternoon staff meeting and as people who left earlier start to wonder in….I find my sweet treats filling my pockets……
    So, in the end, I did get my candy bar….. actually more than I wanted so, I’m saving those for another day!

    Well, I’m off the hubby is going to be back from Mass in about an hour then we are off on our wilderness journey. We’re venturing out to a place we’ve never been about an hour away…….

    I don’t trip…..I do random gravity checks!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Minols- have a great time at the wedding- hope all your ‘bit’ goes well, & hope OH does enjoy it!

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    My son is complaining about the same weather on the other side of the country, Poll. Freezing at night, warm days. His brother’s family spend every weekend heading south from Sydney to go snow skiing. Might as well. Best falls in years, while the state is in the grip of drought. Madness!
    I’ve managed to get my overweight down a bit with being very strict. Boring, but it’s working. Ho hum. P

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 23 Oxfordshire, UK
    day 19 FD
    day 20 FD
    Day 21 CD
    Day 22 NFD
    My first B2B wasn’t too bad 🙂 and gave me a loss of 800g
    Out tonight for a meal with friends. He cooks a great curry, so moderation will be my watchword.

    @i hate lettuce I can’t take credit for the motivational quote. Saw it on this thread a few times. But it speaks to me.

    long weekend for the UK, so will attempt a FD on Saturday to try to stay on track.
    Can’t believe we only have a week left of this challenge.

    onward and downward.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hi all
    Sorry to hear about Charlie’s paw – not an expert, but it’s a mixture I imagine of keeping it clean (bandage/dressing) and keeping it dry and aired. If there’s a dressing on it at all, then maybe also put his paw in a plastic bag when he goes outside to keep it dry? Cos you don’t wnat bacteria breeding in a damp bandage! it’s good he’s not obsessing with it, though, so you may be able to keep it unwrapped a lot, and just try to keep it clean within the house, and protected outside.

    We’re off to a wedding tomorrow, so we have a friend coming to dog sit the old boy over-night. I think the OH was half-hoping she would cancel so he wouldn’t ‘be able’ to go to the wedding! He’s chuffed our friend is getting married…but he’s not an ‘occasions’ kind of bloke! And it’s a bit of a ‘busman’s holiday’ for me, so he’s on his own for the actual service.

    Jean – I had major stomach surgery a few years ago, also put on weight. At first I thought it was just wind (!) but probably had quite a lot to do with the comfort chocolate I conveniently forgot about in the haze of pain-killers and anaesthetic! (The wrappers by the bed did not lie, however, and I couldn’t bend over to pick them up!)

    Mx

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean- it would be hard to keep Charlie in & not walk him, so maybe keep it bandaged for his walks, leave it off the rest of the time? You can get doggy antiseptic on amazon, could try that, human stuff’s too strong for dogs. & have a look for doggy booties he could wear on a walk otherwise, I’m sure you could get them! With Josie when she cut her pad I didn’t walk her for a week but she was older then so it didn’t matter…
    Strange that Steve has put on weight! & would’ve thought you’d have lost too as you didn’t seem to be eating much when Steve was in hospital- hope the stitches come out okay, & they can suggest something for his breathing…

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 23, London, UK, NFD (CD)

    Today WILL be a CD, I might go OMAD with a prawn stir-fry tonight. I’m just enjoying my NFD mocha which should keep me happy for a few hours, then I’m aiming to be too busy to even think about eating!!

    @funshipfreddie, I got locked out yesterday when I tried to edit a post, luckily it locked me out after I’d posted, although I did take it as a personal attack!!! ………………. Why me!!!!!!

    @daffodil2010, I’m another 1lb down today after yesterdays’ FD, it’s not quite a whoosh as we know it, but I know it’s 90% water since I haven’t been able to venture too far from the loo in the last 2 days ………………….…………. Can you get tired of going to the loo???!!!

    With todays’ fantastic weather, I’m aiming to get away from the kitchen with a lovely long walk around the lake.

    Stay strong everyone, as they say ………… There’s strength in numbers!!!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning All..
    Going to have stitches out and ask about his breathlessness..

    I have stayed the same today…strange Steve has put on a few pounds and he hasn’t eaten for 10 days!..not moving I suppose but we are not counting at the moment…

    HELP..Charlie has blistered his pad, it’s open sore and watery.. I am bathing with salt water a few times a day, looks good then reopens after his walk …what do you do bandage it, walks? or stop walks for a few days…it’s not bothering him and he isn’t licking it…..he is looking miserable with his bandage on, still it’s now wet as he’s been in the garden! ..no bandage and no walks stay around the house…Any help I would appreciate…

    Hedgehog…
    I always enjoy an omelette nice and filling….you are always on the go in the kitchen….I was looking at your shortbread recipe, quite tempting trying not to at the moment…😬

    Dave..
    How has the weigh in gone 🤞..you always seem to move some. ( except holidays 😂)

    Jean x

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 23 – weigh in day

    Morning all, well after a very successful FD yesterday (thought it would be difficult, but not as it turned out) on the scales this morning …….

    4 lbs lost this week …….. very happy indeed, thats a full 14 lbs 1 whole stone off in 4 weeks, feel tons better, more active as well which helps, walking every day, just brilliant.

    Starting figures Wt 265 lb BM 38 BMR 1999 TDEE 2748
    This morning figs Wt 251 lb BM 36 BMR 1935 TDEE 2660

    still a way to go, but don’t mind now if it does slow a bit, got my head round it all.

    I have to collect and note the figures, calorie intake etc or it would certainly go awry quickly, but for the last month, with the exception of 3 BBQ days never gone above my BMR. So the odd glass or three of wine and meal with visitors have been fun and not upset the apple cart!

    Have a good weekend everyone.

    @funshipfreddie …. yup I’ve been blocked a couple of times but an email to admin sorts it.

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 23 – Ireland 🇮🇪 – NFD

    Off work today, yay! We are supposed to do a shakedown run with our camper van and the “moto-tote” motorcycle carrier on the back, (carrying our BIG BMW GS 1200 motorbike- 267 extra kilos) down to Kerry today. BUT, still haven’t got the lights up on the rack so until that’s done we won’t be going anywhere. So I guess I have a day in the garden while DH does the wiring ☺️

    Plan is to travel with motorcycle on back to Spain in the next few weeks. Park up by the beach then off for spins on the motorcycle. It’s a massive big bike though so need lots of shakedown runs before we leave Ireland. Fingers crossed my handy Andy DH can fix it up soon. Me, useless with electrics 😱

    @matpi yes, I planted three different blueberry bushes this year. Two in pots on the patio, and another in large raised bed. As its their first year crop has not been huge, but there is a late fruiting one currently bursting with blueberries p. It’s so cool to pick a handful to add to my porridge…and yes, a thousand times better than commercially grown and frozen varieties.

    @penz thanks for good wishes but no Whoosh. Will keep positive thoughts. Still on lower end of plateau, so will start again on Monday.

    Right, off to get DH out of bed and get working on that van ha ha 😄

    Have a great Friday people !!!

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

    Purple, you seem to be having British weather – something different every day. We are stuck weight wise, I’m on top wriggle room as there’s always an excuse for some treat. Yesterday I had poetry group at my house and a friend brought a delicious lemon drizzle cake. OH just can’t get under that 16st.

    Shame about your weather, carol. Good excuse to buy clothes, though. 😄.

    Great game of rugby last week. It’s a good feeling to be #1, albeit very briefly. I wonder if there’s too many warm up games, though.

    Pol.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning all!
    Hope those weighing this morning have good results!
    Fasting today, 800 cals.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Klondike. There is a community of those who are nuts about old aeroplanes, in which the SH museums are known. My service never had the F111. We did have it on order at one time when our government was cancelling projects, ordering new types, cancelling them and buying something else. I have never actually seen a F111, although I did serve on a base which was substantially altered to receive them before we got Phantoms instead. I work in “The Jet Age Museum” but my real interest is in the very old aircraft. Amongst our jets we have a replica biplane fighter with one side complete and one side minus the fabric covering to show the internal construction. I have drawn and painted it several times but have yet to produce anything I am satisfied with. I could cheerfully go on a world holiday visiting the museums and flying sites, probably starting in Neil’s part of the world – there is an organisation in NZ building flying replicas of WW1 aircraft.

    Our season is changing. The weather forecast used the word “Autumnal” last week, although they are now saying it will get hot again. The one thing they have yet to offer is a snake season. It is a strange year. My tomato crop is very poor but in the same greenhouse I have so many aubergines and capsicum that I am looking for new things to do with them. The plum tree is having the best year ever but there are almost no apples.

    The main events of the last couple of weeks have been the school examination results for 16 and 18 year olds, with the usual claim and counter claim that they have become too easy or too difficult. I have two 16 year old grand children so it was a tense week until the results came out yesterday. Some surprises for both of them but both good enough to let them study what they want for the next two years. We will then we go through it all again, with the addition of grandchild three who will then be 16. Number four will follow along in due time. If they are parents as young as I was and I live to be 100, I could go through this again with great-grandchildren.

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 23 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD

    I hope this works. Yesterday I was informed that I’d been blocked?!

    You have been blocked from entering information on this blog. In order to prevent this from happening in the future you may ask the owner to add your network address to a list that allows you full access.

    @ktcaroline – my non-food indulgences; books, and an occasional visit to the casino.

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 23: Gloucestershire, UK, NFD:

    Must rush, or I’ll be late for work. Happy to report that DD successfullt met up with BF in Bankok having both come from opposite sides of the world!

    @flourbaby: I just counted a stockpile of 30 Ritter bars in the cupboard!!!!!!!!!!! yes, they were on special offer for a few weeks in Waitrose, couldn’t resist.
    @missybear:…..but, yes, I must try to limit myself.

    I’ll catch up later.

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 22 Ohio, US — NFD

    Kept on task for this NFD. No unpacking today as there were too many chores to do.

    @michelinme Have a great festival! Hope it’s time to recharge both the metabolic and spiritual batteries!

    @bert1802 I think that in the Fast Diet book some of the recipes for a day total to about 530 or 540 calories, so there is some leeway there. Hope you and your hubby enjoy the wilderness day!

    @daffodil2010 You are so lucky to have blueberry plants on your patio. Did you plant them yourself? I bet the berries are delicious!

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    I often have to purchase clothes, due to misjudging predicted weather, when away. Some of my favourite items!
    The temps are up and down here..lows of 7, highs of 23. Lots of layers.
    I’ve been doing strict 2 meals, very low carb, but HAD to eat breakfast this morning..I was too cold 🙄
    Enjoy your trip. P

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good morning all

    I have a break between appointments and have just had a lovely walk around Hyde Park (one of our most expensive suburbs- lots of Victorian era elegant stone villas). I have stopped for a pot of tea before walking back to the car and heading to the next appointment.

    Cinque, get well soon.
    I find minced eggplant is also an excellent addition to bolognese as it takes on the colour, texture and flavour of the beef.

    Neil, at least this weekend you get to do what you want rather than demolishing chimneys.

    It’s a lovely sunny day here so it should be heading east for the weekend.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good morning all, still horrible and windy today but it is supposed to move on around lunch time. Tomorrow is forecast to be sunny and 25! Perfect for our forum catch up Klondi

    I had a TFFD yesterday (Total Fail FD) so I’m back into the mid 84’s. Enough said and I’m just moving on with a CD today and not getting stressed about it

    Loved the conversation with the piano teacher Neil and I feel your frustration with the delayed tradies. We have been renovating for over 10 years and whilst hubby does 95% of the work himself, we do rely on tradies every now and then and they are almost always unreliable

    So sorry to hear you are getting sick Cinque; am sending positive vibes to your immune system

    Glad your Nephew’s dogs were well behaved enough to come back to you LJ.

    Hi everyone else, I am out of time and must run to a meeting. Take care and happy Friday

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    Lol are you being facetious Purple?

    We’re having a good time although the summer weather has been disappointing, cool days with a few days in the low 20’s. I’ve packed all the wrong clothes so had to do a quick purchase of a few items 😉

    No idea what my weight is but clothes still ok and I seem to have slipped into a 2 meals a day pattern, so not unduly worried. I still did my FD on Monday. Plenty of time to lose it when I get home If I’ve put it on.

    Hope the weather is starting to fine up a bit at home. 🌲🇨🇦

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 23, Aus, NFD

    Had good FD yesterday. Feeling good and back in control. Crossing fingers for your much anticipated whoosh, @daffodil2010

    @Yo-YoFletch – I wouldn’t consider yesterday a fail. That’s a bad f-word on this forum! To me, it looks like your DH’s pasty present was just the uplift you need. A positive mood is much more helpful to stay mindful on 5:2, than a grumpy one.

    Beautiful sunny day here, despite overnight low of -5 (Celcius). Have a great weekend everyone!

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

    Hi all,

    Hope you have a lovely holiday Phoenix, I’ve never been to the Cook Islands, but have heard great things about the beauty of them! Enjoy! Good work on the workouts too, you’re doing great! I must get back into workouts, I’ve been a slacker!
    FD for me today, just about to go to bed and I’m feeling the hunger… I can eat tomorrow! I’ll try and be good! I’m well under 500 calories atm, by about 70/80, so I will have a small glass of warm milk before I sleep, anything small to stop the rumbles, I’ve been really good today, so don’t want to spoil it.
    Welcome back Alex too and again, well done on the cardio/workouts, it all helps, even if you think it’s not enough, it’s better than nothing at all 🙂

    I’ve got a morning hike planned with the kids, so I’m going to be up early and do around 7 miles with them – they walk around 5 miles every weekend anyway, so a couple more won’t harm them and it’ll do us all good (me especially!).
    Have a great week/end, I’m pretty busy and it’s a public holiday here on Monday, so I may have to switch my FD’s next week, as we’re going to a family birthday party!

    Night all and hope you’re doing well too Graham!

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    I had an amusing conversation with my boy’s piano teacher. She was commenting on how much weight I had lost and then asked me if it was hard to keep it off, I replied “I don’t know, I haven’t stopped losing it yet” 😀

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Good morning,
    Klondi, I am managing the weather very well for today and tomorrow, but it slips again after that. Take your time getting home!

    Anzac you are definitely on the trajectory to be in the 83’s. Lovely.

    LJoyce, ah yes, I have done my time at Plaster Playhouse birthday parties! Enjoy.

    I love hearing about your eggplant addition, what a wonderful vegetable it is.

    Lindsay, what a snake story! Crikey! And hello echidna 🙂 , I do love them.

    The kids are a lot better, Miss 5 is back at kinder, but I have a sore throat and croaky voice. Come on auto-immune system, kick in!

    Neil, wow, you did it! And oh, how typical that the builder is now delayed. But your part is done, so enjoy the weekend.

    Sympathy to everyone suffering with hot and cold winds. Lovely and still outside here at the moment, as well as sunny, so I am feeling a wee bit smug.

    Klondi, what a run around. I hope today falls nicely into place.

    I went to the Asian grocery yesterday because I had used up all my dried shiitake mushrooms. I bought a new packet of beautiful looking shiitake and some fresh king oyster mushrooms. I SO enjoyed one in my miso soup last night, and I am having more this morning panfried, on flatbreads made with fine cornmeal and topped with rocket. I love them so much! Thanks for introducing them to me LJoyce 🙂

    Lovely day. Cheers everyone,

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

    Everybody busy getting on with enjoying this wonderful life? 😊😊👍P

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

    I miss RT’s humour, and the weekly reminder that it is Friday morning again 😥
    Come back RT. Life’s not the same without you. 🤭🤭
    Have a happy, healthy, weekend folk. P

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

    Greetings, all, on this cold and dull Friday.

    No luck with selling the house yet, although we did sign one agreement only to have the buyer use the condition to back out. Our agent is working tirelessly with other interested parties from the open homes, so we are hopeful. I am sure we will have a positive result, even if we need to hold the third open home on Sunday.

    Good luck with all your endeavours, girls. Missing the Friday funnies, RT.

  • August 2019 – Monthly Challenge

    Day 22 UK CD
    Day 21 NFD

    Quick check in ahead after full on days – meetings yesterday and trying to get project work done/catch up & prepare for going away tomorrow.

    I’m definitely feeling puffier this week than last – suspect it’s the sugar in the fruit bars which have been rather a habit. Also not drunk enough water for a few days which always seems to result in puffing up. Going to do my best to make good choices this weekend – I’m baking and taking a high protein gf loaf, apples, fruit bars & peanut butter. I’ll stay away from sugary carby things and aim to have a brunch picnic and a cooked evening meal each day. And be on the hunt for fruits & salads – due to be a v warm weekend.

    Off to 4-day festival – a mix of action and time off. I’m involved in one event and feeling v nervous! Hopefully I can get lost among the crowds and find quiet corners too, but I’ve heard it’s pretty exhausting.

    i’ve packed my bags but not yet written my contribution – and realised I don’t have a sleeping bag or torch so off shopping first thing tomorrow! Still need to shower & wash my hair – and start to think about my talk – which will have to be typed & sent out first thing tomorrow too. But too tired to think creatively tonight – definitely in need of some serious sleep, even tho I’m feeling the deadlines pressing.

    Wishing you all a good last week of August. Whatever it brings, go gently x

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Gah! stupid tradies.

    I got a call from the builder this morning to say they’ve been delayed and won’t start work until the following Monday, so I didn’t need to run around like a headless chook yesterday to get everything organised and the work completed. Oh well, at least it’s done now and I might start to get my weekends back.

    I ate stuff that I was trying to cut out of my diet yesterday, I had a bowl of ice-cream and some lolly cake, but I’m not beating myself up about it because I sure burned off some calories yesterday. I skipped the gym and my sit-ups but I was completely exhausted by the end of the day. Back to normality today, back to work, lentils in a light tomato/yoghurt curry sauce for lunch and some boiled eggs in home-made marinara sauce for dinner. I’ll try to get my gym session in because I really enjoy them now.

    I hope everyone has a great day

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

    Just completed a lower body workout, my least favorite, half an hour hour ago & I’m still sweating. Cannot imagine how hot it will get when summer arrives.

    Supposed to fast yesterday but it didn’t happen. The increased exercise has resulted in higher consumption of food, which I need to combat. NFD today and will try to rein in.

    Going away for a week from tomorrow, so no post from me during this time. Hope you guys continue to post and I’ll report on Monday 2 Sep about my trip and 5:2.

    Have a lovely week everyone!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Dave- you’ve had a good week, hopefully you’ll lose 3lbs!
    Took Xena out for a later walk, we met lots of dogs for her to play ball with & a puppy to meet as well. Kitchen is only just closed as late dinner for the boys. Nothing more for me though 😇

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    I had an omelette salad,but did have bred and butter 😬, should be fairly low.Weigh in tomorrow, hopefully I won’t gain another 3lbs.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Had a yellow dinner tonight- didn’t think it through, yellow courgette from the garden & a cheese omelette! Tasty but didn’t look too appealing! 796cals today so no cuppa for me later!
    Hope you stay strong Jean! Don’t give Steve pneumonia from the cold will you! 😂

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    It’s the Yorkshire weather Jean,It’s back on again now😄.

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