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

    Fridge is cleared out, food that attracts vermin is safely stored. Today’s Fast breakfast was an omelette we call Green Eggs & Ham: fresh chives and minced ham, along with the last of the Easter pineapple.
    We’ll have a Fast Day Lunch in the car and bus down to the airport: fig [keeps the trains running], cheese [for the calcium], and a clementine [just to get rid of them]. Dinner on the plane won’t be until about 7 pm, which is late for us, so the lunch will tide us over. Since it is Air France, we will indeed eat the meals on the plane!

    Celts in Brittany, Norsemen in Normandy — everybody but the French!!
    Your Autumn in Canberra sounds lovely, PVE, as does your grazing at the music fest. You sure know how to have a great time, in a simple way.

    There is something wrong with me or with my bathroom scales: weight is VERY low and doesn’t change much, no matter how much chocolate I eat. ODH, goes up and down, my weight hardly varies. Strange.

    Have a great weekend, everyone.

  • Newbie – and question about IF

    Thanks – really helpful! And perhaps I don’t need the green drink any more with all the green stuff I’m eating anyway!

  • Newbie – and question about IF

    The amount of calories in your barely-milky tea is burned off in the time it takes to brew it, drink it, and wash up. Don’t worry about it. If you want to stay ‘pure’ in your no-food-until-11-am, then put off the green drink until later.
    Good luck. We’ve been Fasting for 6 years and really love it.

  • WW Bathrooom Scale–is it broken?

    Good advice, twinkle.
    I find as well that the amount of moisture on the soles of my feet makes a difference. It could also be that the battery needs to be changed….

  • Back again

    mimiminky, 5:2 will definitely work — my husband lost 45 pounds! 5:2 helps you to lose weight and, if you mind what you eat on Slow Days, your appetite will reduce too, causing you to eat less on those days as well. We have kept our weight loss over the past 6 years by continuing to follow 5:2 as a Lifestyle, not simply a goal to our target weight.
    Good luck. Eat lean protein and drink water.

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 25 – Atlanta, ga-USA NFD

    Had a successful FD yesterday. Even went out for lunch. Chose to have a garden salad with very little vinegrette dressing and a Turkey club with no bread (No Carbs) along with it. Still sticking to my gym routine. Starting to see results too. Excited to see where I am at the end of the month.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Your 7 hours behind us Jean,the heavens opened yesterday and we had lightning,I just watched the derby match, didn’t want another heart attack.Going to the park for exercise class now,first time I have done this.Denise is going to have her hair done ready for our holibobs.A week today when we go.How do you have leftover Christmas chocolate in April, I am lucky to have any by new year’s Day.Still got one egg to eat so fast days have gone until I get back from holiday.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning All..
    Jet lag.. awake at 3 am pushed on till 4 am decided to read then ring Steve.. just showered SIL left at 5am a busy time for him he has Ukrainians here for the last two weeks so very busy..

    The family will be getting up soon for school, at 6 am ( still on old times) first to go out at 7.30.. Walking Max then.

    Max was over me like a rash, after him being in the garden, he acted as if I had just arrived again 😂

    All worries of the airport were fine unbelievably I was through, collected cases and out in 30 mins expected at least 90 mins.. so all good remembered a lot from last time.

    Hedgehog..
    Charlie missing me and not eating..heard my voice ears pricked up but ignoring me! Otherwise all good..

    House and garden are lovely, some decorating to do ( not her colour)and change the fire place (a bit strange unbalanced).. all left beautifully clean. A lady and builder have been with suggestions, coming back with prices. It needs scaffold up to paint it’s so high. So very large, glad I am not cleaning!

    Minols..
    Always lovely thoughts on seeing difficult problems..makes us see them in a different way..

    Very busy on an early start, cupboards cleaned.. the world looks freshly washed after rain, sounds like a Hemmy’s saying ..so nice.

    Morning light is just arriving here, birds singing, I think I will find the tea to make a cuppa.. still all quiet.. no idea what’s planned.. Ikea was mentioned more cupboards for toys and teddies.. I think charity shop would be a good idea for some!! No chance.. Charlotte has opened the moving boxes as if Christmas all over again, kissing each one as they have arrived out 😂.. funny onion.

    Speak later

    Jean x

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 25: Gloucestershire, UK: NFD

    Got up at usual work-time (early!) to get DH off to the hospital by 7.30am. It’s a private hospital on the NHS, so own room with en-suite….all very nice. He should be there only one night and (amazingly, for once..) was FIRST on the operating list! So before 9am he was whisked off and I came back home (23 miles in the rush-hour) to be with our little dog, home alone. They will ring me when he comes round. He’s even on the list for lunch, so can’t be bad!

    Well, April is coming to an end shortly. How is everybody getting on with targets? Me? I’m just bumbling around behind the wagon!

    Who will take over the reins for May?
    It seems pretty easy, just be around to log into this forum every day, write an intro, and a bit here and there…you don’t even need to be super-successful at 5:2 (look at me)!
    Volunteers?

    Have a good day, all. xx

    Day 25 Pocket list: if you’re fasting, copy, paste and add your name:

    @snowflake56
    @daffodil2010
    @jaifaim

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning all (although I’m not sure you’re up yet, Jean? Not good with timezones)

    Lovely and bright here after an early shower – the world looks freshly washed! Cleaning an office cupboard this morning and making ready for some new shelves to try and better organise my tiny office, then out to the vacant parish I oversee just now, to move them along with some of their stuff – it’s hard for them, but they’re working away at things.

    Today is lots of porridge and maybe a little bit of fish and rice tonight before a business-y meeting. Had a quiet day yesterday – reflection group and a massage, so feeling a bit more the thing!

    CW – hard with your Mum and Dad…had something similar with MIL…although never allowed close enough to really help. And her sons were not great / close enough to do much either. We have a lady here who has been the backbone of this place…we’re really encouraging her husband to keep brining her along – we love her, listen to the same stories, encourage her to help with what she wants to do, but distract her whenever she starts noticing the things that she used to do and fretting that she’s forgotten to do them. It gives her husband a bit of a break, and the thinking is on giving pleasure in the immediate moment even if she won’t remember a thing about it, if she’s happy in this minute it’s better than not being! There’s some really interesting ideas around ‘ubuntu’ – a person’s value lying in the shared memory of the community rather than in the old ‘I think, therefore I am’ idea that I’ve been mulling over a lot…helps to fight the despair that arises when we can no longer ‘think’ – helps to counter the idea that someone is no longer ‘there’ if their mind is beginning to wander off!

    Anyway…that’s a bit deep for first thing when I’m only half way down my coffee cup, so I’d better get to this cupbaord!

    Mx

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hello everyone. I’m back after a few busy days.

    Betsy, I hope you have better success today with your Fast800day. I wish I could say I didn’t join you in indulging over easter – but I’d be lying. Despite hiding all the chocolate I received I have still sought it out and eaten some every NFD – not a lot, but it does bother me that I feel I need it every day.

    Quacka, glad the weather is still conducive to fishing. I always get the impression it’s something you enjoy immensely – is being on the water a big part of the pleasure?

    Cali, I hope when you say the weather’s been really nice, it means you are real spring weather now. Enjoy, our weather still can’t figure out what autumn is meant to look like!

    Merry, really pleased to here your OH is coping with chemo so far. I hope that continues. Good to also hear that the wedding prep is also going well – not easy for an o/s wedding.
    Sorry to hear about the EFS – hot cross buns will do that to you! I think the typo was appropriate as it’s the aroma of them toasting that hits you in the face and makes you want more!

    Kiwi72, fasting for surgery sounds like guaranteed success in a FD to me. I hope the surgery goes well. You may find that your appetite decreases after a general anaesthetic too – they usually make me queasy for a few days.

    Minka, I’m with Mr M when it comes to easter buns – they need to contain fruit and spice not chocolate. Glad you had a gluten free option available though.
    I have never tried LCHF but every time my fat intake increases by any significant amount I experience the same symptoms you described. The fat level your body will tolerate is dependent on the rate at which your liver is able to produce bile – as that is crucial to digesting the fat in our diets. You may find that your hunger issues can be addressed with a dietary fat level that is higher than you originally had, but not as high as the LCHF diet proposes.

    Anzac, I did wonder about how private an outdoor bathroom would be when you first mentioned it – too many drones around these days. But I had trouble seeing your hubby at all, so I think you’ll be ok.

    Neil, you know your weight loss is showing when people start asking how you are doing it. That’s a huge decrease in waist measurement – very good for your heart health to lose that.

    Klondi, Plateaus usually defy logic and science! Your weight will shift eventually but it’s frustrating waiting for the scales to catch up with your effort.

    Thin, I think we are going to have to wait a bit longer for rain – winter maybe? I’m getting tired of having to water pot plants every few days.

    Lindsay, what good news about the car repairs and the loan. Sometimes the kindness of others can be such a pleasant surprise.

    Cinque, as you haven’t posted since the sleepover, can we assume there was not a lot of involved? I hope you feel rested soon.

    I picked the last of the eggplants today – the 8 of them have become a large tray of moussaka that is now in the oven. There are plenty more flowers on the plants, but I don’t think the warm weather will last long enough for them to become large enough to pick.

    My back took a turn for the worst on Monday and is only just now improving again after physio yesterday. On Tuesday I looked after my nephew’s kids all day. My efforts to have them outside being active rather than glued to the play station hit a snag. I played hide and seek with them for a while, which we all enjoyed – although they found me easily as there are few things in their yard that are large enough for me to hide behind. By then my back needed a rest so I suggested the trampoline (sorry Thin). They were in there for all of about 10 second before they both started squealing and trying to get out. There was a bee sitting on the base of the trampoline. They looked at me expectantly – apparently grown ups are expected to deal with these things. So I looked around for something that would allow me to reach the bee and I spied a rag mop leaning against the shed. So in went the stringy end as I tried hitting the base of the tranpoline to encourage the bee to fly up – it refused to fly and just bounced around. Then I noticed that a spider had crawled out from among the mop strings and onto the floor of the trampoline! Now I had a spider and a bee to remove – where’s the old lady who swallowed the fly when you need her? It took a while, but I managed to eventually get both of them out without getting either stung or bitten. Unfortunately both kids flatly refused to get back in the trampoline as they were worried something else was lurking in there. It was back to the play station after that!

    I was planning to fast Saturday but now have plans to join friends for a walking tour of Adelaide for history week. As I’m also having lunch with a friend tomorrow that left today as my second FD for the week. So far I’ve just had a tiny banana, but am planning a large plate of beans, kale, spinach and broccoli with a tiny piece of the moussaka.

    Hello to anyone I’ve missed.

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 25 – Ireland – FD

    Seems like a lot of people are in the same boat with eating to excess just for this past weekend but not doing too badly weightwise… seems fair enough to me 🤪 we work so hard most of the time 💪
    Hope all those going for tests and bringing others for tests are doing ok 👌
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother @shinything… my mum has Alzheimer’s and all I can say is to take each day as it comes… although the mind is affected you can still share very special moments with your mum 💕
    @stephsie I sympathise with you! I’ve been there with a colleague over a long number of years and it’s true… this too shall pass even though it’s hard to imagine right now.. but in the meantime just try to ignore that person and focus on the good people around you…I’ve also learned to nip this type of treatment in the bud now but It’s not easy if you are naturally non-confrontational… There will come a time when this person’s actions won’t have any effect on you… 🙏

    Happy holidays @shelliz! See you in May!
    Have a good day everyone!

    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others 💕

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

    🤔🤨🤨🤨 Methinks, a very poor cjoice!

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 25 – Ireland 🇮🇪 – FD

    Quick check in. 3rd of B2B2B today. All going well.

    @stephsie so sorry to hear about your work situation. I had the same issue last year with a boss and I ended up walking from the job in tears. Tried to take action with HR but they faffed about. I was two weeks on sick leave. Then this job came up in my friends place so I resigned and here I am now on contract. No certainty for the future but will not put up with being bullied. I do hope you get through this.

    Have a good day everyone

  • weight loss reversed

    Weight Loss Can Reverse Diabetes by ‘reprogramming’ Cells. People with type 2 diabetes who lose a significant amount of weight could see their diabetes reversed, according to a British study. The scientists believe radical weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes can improve how cells in the pancreas function.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning all!
    Jean-glad you got there safely! Is the house lovely? Hope Charlie is okay, Steve will have to feed him some goodies!
    Dave- early night for you?
    Not a good start to the day- Xena was awake at 5am, so already been out with her…then went on the site I moderate, & we have a problem on there! A doctor in the US who is not fit to practice keeps getting people to join our site to pose as patients who rave about him, to encourage others to go & see him; hopefully nipped it in the bud early this time, we had alot of problems a couple of years ago with him!
    Hopefully seeing my Homestart family today & shopping this afternoon.

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 25, Emden Germany, FD800

    fasting is going well, so I’m going on with it.

    @ciren2 I hope your DH’s surgery will be succesful!
    @missybear I hope your DH’s tests go well!
    @gretta Happy birthday!
    @shelliz Enjoy Italy!
    @stephsie I’m sorry what you’ve been trough, do you still have to work with him? Take care.

    Pocket list day 25

    @snowflake56 FD800

    Have a nice day everyone!

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

    No. He steadfastly refuses to limit his enjoyment. I will keep the life assurance payments up.

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

    Maybe when he retires, B?

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

    And six months ahead of me, P. Great milestone, well done both of you! Shame I can’t say the same about Mr B – he refuses to give up the beer and bread, so no hope for him 🙁

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24 Ohio, US — NFD(70 bites)

    The day was quite busy, but the NFD has stayed on target. Had the spring clean-up landscaping done today, so the yard is in perfect shape for putting the house on the market.

    @ciren2 Hope the back surgery goes well! Will keep your OH and you in my thoughts.

    @aglowworm Hang in there with the FD! I know you can do it in good shape!

    @stephsie With any luck you no longer have to cope with that person at work. But it also sounds like you have a good deal of dysfunction also operating there. Do you take some yoga or tai chi classes? They can help to give you a positive environment to help offset the work environment.

  • Anyone fasting (no caloric intake) on alternate days wants a buddy?

    WFD – 26h going for at least 48 but may do 72 not sure yet.

    @165gw – I just smiled, typing out your handle – b/c 165 is where I’m hovering. I move down to 163 and then back up. Hope that typing it out hasn’t caused my brain to think that’s my goal weight – haha.

    As for the gall stones, just keep a bit of mindfulness and maybe add in a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon after you break your fast. As far as I’m aware it does not run in my family, but it’s good to be aware that fasting could have that affect… effect. Crap I can not figure out which one. SO has explained it so many times but my brain just doesn’t want to learn those two words.

    The scale… I copied and pasted it from when I ordered it on amazon. It’s spelled all caps. It’s even all caps on the scale. I like it b/c it will send the data with date and Time along with other measurements to my phone. I can see a graft of my progress. It actually has been quite a motivator. I never thought I’d get a scale so fancy (especially for 22 bucks) heck I prob saved that much in food now that I’m eating 1/2 as much. (Which is still weird) like obviously I don’t need to eat as much food as I do, yet I can’t seem to ((usually)) eat smaller portions. I say usually b/c after the last extended fast I finally did want a smaller portion.

    I had an interesting thought about the clean fasting as I was brushing my teeth b4 bed. The toothpaste taste sweet and that I should probably switch to baking soda on fasting days.

    I’m so happy you have made it through a longer fast! Good for you!
    I’m happy to fast with you in the app and it’s super cool we can send messages. I dig 🙂 it

    I do love reading the forum – I love reading that folks have made their goal weight and even easily went below it. I mean I’m excited to maybe have the issue of going below my goal weight one day and needing to adjust my 4:3 to 5:2. Learning to maintain will also be interesting. Well I best not count chickens b4 they hatch. But dang I got a bunch of eggs in this basket.

    I’ll chat at you more tomorrow.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening All..
    A good flight but long one.. I lasted till 9 pm and now crashing out.. been awake for 23 hours..

    Hedgehog..
    Hope Xena has settled down it is a shame for them, she won’t know what’s happening.. Charlie has been on the settee waiting for me watching out the window, he’s not eating..Maxi very excited to see me..he is smaller than Charlie I think..

    Hope you can get the oven fixed cheaply..

    Dave..
    Shame on your team ..

    Night night everyone
    Jean x

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24 UK FD!!!

    Quick check in for accountability. V long day – left at 0830, non-stop, just home. Managed to fast all day with apple at lunchtime, at least 2litres fizzy water & some hot drinks; made healthy choices for evening meal at friend’s house – vegan chilli and rice, salad, berries. Yay!

    Knackered & ache all over, but v good day. Looking forward to catching up with posts tomorrow xx

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

    Well done P and Mr P 6 years is a tribute to the resilience of you guys i personally enjoyed the reference to this way of life because that is exactly what is required to be successful. Find what works for you and just do it…
    RT

  • Anyone fasting (no caloric intake) on alternate days wants a buddy?

    @rabbette

    69 hours!!! Yay me!!!

    I was hoping we could send quick messages of support via the app, but we only can watch each other’s progress, it seems? Well, good enough! It was fun to see “the second faster” in the circle! So glad you made it there!

    I do like water fasting as well and I’m too worried about gum—from what I read, it can tell the brain that there is food consumed, and the brain might start “eating” reactions. I want my brain to be oblivious! I wasn’t hungry at all today. I even cooked some new recipes for the kids and wasn’t remotely tempted. I just *know* that if I start chewing anything, I’d be a goner. I’m not sure if flavoured water would affect me, but gum—for sure. But I’m not a big gum chewer. I sometimes buy Xylitol gum for the kids as it is good for oral hygiene and then I’d chew some too.

    Thank you for the scale rec! ZOETOUCH. Zoe Touch? I totally read it as Zoe Tush at first! So it is like the Butt of Life Scale? Life Touch. Makes so much more sense. I’ll look into getting a new one. I never thought about it, I thought I’d just persevere. I’m sure it is sort of accurate as it does reflect how I eat and fast, only I need too average the weighs! I’ll probably miss my on-off morning dance. I’m too used to it.

    That’s a good point about gall bladder. Slow and steady and healthy steps. Most articles say that healthy weight loss is 1-2 lb a week, and I also thought that 3lb/week is probably a good late as well. I would be very happy with a 2- 2.5 lb / week loss. That would be just perfect!

    I also find that fasting is easier when I’m busy! When I almost fasted for 3 days last week I was out of the house and busy (but not physically demanding) each day. This time I was mostly home. I thought it would be more challenging, and yesterday it was a bit, but today is just fine. I’m happy and surprised with how quickly the day went by and I wasn’t hungry. I do feel like I haven’t eaten for a while though. Calm and well, but slightly tired. This is the longest I’ve fasted! And that’s all because of you!!! I would not have tried this yet, if it weren’t for you. So thank you for inspiring and motivating me.

    You have an awesome goal in mind for this fast—go for it! You can do it. What an exciting adventure this fasting is! Have a good night of sleep and an easy day tomorrow!

  • Anyone fasting (no caloric intake) on alternate days wants a buddy?

    WFD, so far a good start.

    @165gw – Good going you have got to be getting close to the end of the fast.
    yay the link worked! Nice job. The name of the group made me laugh. (I can see where you are at in your fasting!) Its cool to have a buddy!

    I do like just water fasting, its just nice to not think about anything else. If you get a bit “hungryish” you go, Hey I should drink some water. I did notice one day in the past, when I had gum at 10:00 I was poppin gum for the rest of the day. The odd thing bout that is, that I used to just chew gum all day and not ever be hungry. Its different tho when I’m purposely fasting.

    I am guilty I like the flavored seltzers, but usually only had one at supper time when my SO was eating dinner I’d have a fancy seltzer. Now I may just have a plain seltzer. Which is fine by me. I like the flavors, but not if its going to diminish what I’m trying to achieve with my fasting. As for the vegetable broth I buy it and sometimes I make it, easily it gets made sometimes when I have boiled veggies for my sweetheart for supper and then I have the water thats leftover. Other times I have made it with veggie scraps that I saved in the freezer.

    As for the scale – my SO was like, please buy a new scale. I had one for years it was analog. It was not precise, so I would have no idea if I lost a pound. It would probably need to be about 2lbs b4 I could tell. Non the less, I got a new scale for 22 bucks and I LOVE IT. I feel like my floor would really need to be quite cockeyed to throw off the scale. Its a ZOETOUCH Bluetooth Body Fat Scale. Ha I just realized it says body fat scale.

    Gall Stones! This is new to me, but did read up on it once you brought the subject up. The info I found says its from losing weight too fast and not necessarily from fasting. Although I did find that folks whom are prone to gall stones could exasperate their situation from fasting.

    I would say… On NFD I will incorporate more lemon water. I used to drink it on my fasting days. Also I’ll incorporate anti-inflammatory herbs like ginger, turmeric, garlic, oregano, basil and peppermint. I also read fermented foods are therapeutic for the liver and gall bladder. So you may already be on the right track. One article stated that “Healthy weight loss would be no more than 3 lbs per week over a period of time” so I would say we may be alright. Keep an eye on any symptoms I suppose to keep it in check.

    Soon I go and teach meditation and then Yin and I’ll get home at about 8:30pm I can just get ready for bed – yay. I find that if I don’t have to fiddle about at home (in the evening) its easier to stay with my fast.

    Twinsie time! Cheers

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

    P, your 8 months ahead of me on the 5:2 anniversary, but I’m also 2-3kg up at the moment. Like you, I’m still well within the healthy weight range, so on balance I guess we’re doing OK!

    Amazon, my fast day fell over yesterday, I made it to 2.30 then had a little nibble…which opened the floodgates… but like you, I’ve sailed through today. We’d walked 17km on Monday, and I’d eaten a couple of HCB and had pasta for tea, so I guess yesterday was always doomed!

    We’ve got another couple of sociable weekends coming up though, so I’m really going to have to knuckle down during the working week.

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 25, Japan, NFD

    Didn’t managed to hit my goal for April, but still some weight loss. Off to the holidays and I will see you in May! Have a nice one xx

  • Back again

    Now need to get rid of a couple of stone and need lots of inspiration am getting fatter and greedier by the year. Perhaps 5:2 will help?

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Feeling hungrier tonight…& hubby has opened some left over Christmas chocolates! 😣

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24 Canton OH FD

    @stephsie that sounds horrible, hopefully you can avoid this person or at the very least coexist without too much aggravation. My mantra for dealing with aggravating people is “I don’t have to live with you” thinking that usually puts a smile on my face even when I don’t feel like it. Hang in there, like all things this too shall pass.

    @batsylee, disappearing posts have conditioned me to type my posts in a word document and then copy-paste onto the forum. I usually use two screens so that helps. Sorry been there, that can be so frustrating

    on that note, I will sign off as duty calls.

    keep the faith wonderful people
    Pocket list Day 24
    @snowflake56
    @shelliz
    @betsylee
    @daffodil2010
    @aglowworm
    @missybear
    @rabbette
    @russetfox
    @basyjames

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Dave- I’ve never tried the coke zero, I love the diet cherry coke though.
    Just waiting for my dinner now- it’s taking forever to cook in the stupid oven. Getting a repair man out on Friday, hope he can fix it!
    All quiet today, hope everyone is okay?!

  • Anyone fasting (no caloric intake) on alternate days wants a buddy?

    WF day 3, 62 hours so far. Feeling great and drinking my first cup of cold brewed black coffee at around lunchish.

    My scale has been wonky all its life, always giving me 3 different readings. I know it is supposed to be on flat surface and this is how I discovered that it gives you different readings 10 years ago–by moving it from place to place looking for the best spot. I probably have always had somewhat uneven floors.

    So my average weight is 1.5lb down from yesterday’s average weight, I think. There is always this ritual, this game, between me and the fickle, mocking scale. Today the range was from 197 to 200. Thank you, scale, for keeping my mornings so entertaining–excitement, disappointment, perseverance and acceptance. Then math.

    Okay. Serious question. How do we avoid gall stones? I keep reading that fasting pretty much guarantees fall stones!! Yikes!! I need to do more research.

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24 USA (Utah visiting) NFD

    Looking forward to a water aerobics class this morning and massage this afternoon.

    Hang in there, everyone.

    Onward and downward.

  • April 2019 Challenge

    @betsylee: Good luck with your fast today. Like @daffodil2010 I’ve learnt the hard way not to edit….losing a long post is SO annoying! So now I aim to check it before pressing submit, rather than after!
    @shelliz: Enjoy Italy. Many years ago, my mum actually won a holiday there and I went with her. We stayed 1st class in Positano on the Amalfi coast, not far from Naples. Visited Pompeii, climbed Mount Versuvius and also visited the island of Capri. Enjoyed it very much!
    @stephsie: Sorry you are having trouble with one of your work colleagues…it must be awful for you. Try to ignore…(hard, I know, but..) Hugs xx
    @missybear: I too am taking my DH to hospital tomorrow! He’s in for a back operation to clear pinched nerves. Hope you don’t have to travel far. We need to go 23 miles away.

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

    Hi everyone I’ve been doing 5:2 plus a dirty keto on my eat days and I’ve lost over 70lbs. I also researched how cortisol affects our bodies and how it spikes our blood sugar. Once I gave up sugar I immediately saw a huge difference in my middle where all my weight was.

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24 Wales FD

    Pocket list Day 24
    @snowflake56
    @shelliz
    @betsylee
    @daffodil2010
    @aglowworm
    @missybear
    @rabbette
    @russetfox

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Make sure it’s Coke Zero,not diet coke,Zero tastes 10 times better.Didnt get to bed until 3am, hockey,my team are out now,so may get to bed earlier.

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24, VA, USA, WFD

    Yesterday was NFD and my SO wanted pizza, well we have not had it apparently since visiting my brother in early March so I said sure. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had not gained when I stepped on the scale this morning. Yay.

    Oooop just realized I have to go teach. I’ll chat later.

    Pocket list Day 24
    @snowflake56
    @shelliz
    @betsylee
    @daffodil2010
    @aglowworm
    @missybear
    @rabbette

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24- Atlanta, GA.- USA- FD

    Had a good workout this morning. But I’m feeling hungrier than usual. I’ll just drink more water today. Gonna save my cals for supper this evening.

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

    Hi Purple,

    Congratulations to you and Mr P for your ongoing success in remaining slim and healthy.

    I ate well over Easter but didn’t go too mad. I had intended to fast yesterday but when I got out of bed I knew it wasn’t going to happen so ate sensibly and today I’m sailing through my FD.

    I went to the garden centre this morning for some summer bedding and a few other things I needed.

    I came home, lugged two 50 litre sacks of compost up the stairs, through the flat and down the stairs into the garden (thanking myself for working so hard on strengthening my body 💪) and got a few things done before the forecast rain arrived. I then realised I was missing two trays of flowers. I’d left them on top of the front wall 😆

    I’ve decided that’s enough exercise for today. I must be getting wiser as I’m famously good for overdoing it and then not being able to move the following day….

    I’ve made a huge shepherds pie with the leftover lamb roast and it’ll do nicely for this week’s FD dinners.

    Have a good one everybody 😜

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Xena’s all nervy again today, jumping up & barking at everything, won’t play or concentrate on training 😞 lasts for 3 weeks roughly, so over halfwat through…had a small breakfast so won’t have lunch today, going to have some diet coke as you suggested Dave!
    Jean- hope Charlie’s okay, enjoy your flight! Will be very exciting to see the new house!

  • WW Bathrooom Scale–is it broken?

    Could it be the floor that is uneven? I have a mark on my bathroom floor to show where the scales have to be.. if I move them to another part of the room the weight is different! It might be the floor is not 100% flat and therefore you are getting odd results, I would try moving the scales to a spot that you are sure is completely flat. If that doesn’t work then probably need a new set of scales!

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24 Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 FD

    Taking DH to hospital for tests tomorrow so bringing forward tomorrow’s FD to today. Aiming to make the last few days of the month good ones.

    Pocket list Day 24
    @snowflake56
    @shelliz
    @betsylee
    @daffodil2010
    @aglowworm
    @missybear

    Have a good day everyone 🙂

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

    Today is our 6th anniversary since starting 5:2. A lot has happened in that time, but the spin off has been considerable changes in what and how much we eat, and our attitude towards mealtimes. Eating is less of a priority. Takeaway junk food has absolutely no appeal. Fasting is just part of life, but not the rigid regime it was in the initial years. Our weight has risen about 3kg each, but we are still well within healthy range and Mr P is still off all diabetes drugs. We are fit and healthy. Life’s good. P

  • April 2019 Challenge

    Day 24 – Manchester, England – FD

    This month isn’t going great. I’m aiming for a FD today and definitely need that pocket list:
    Pocket list Day 24
    @snowflake56
    @shelliz
    @betsylee
    @daffodil2010
    @aglowworm

  • Recipes for Mediterranean folks

    I’m Italian. I bought the book some years ago but I haven’t started started because I had difficulty with the food used in the recipes. It is difficult to find it and it is far from my food habit. Is there in the forum anyone from my country or Mediterranean country that is following this diet and can give me some advice?

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning All..
    A very early up 4.30.. sat having a latte all through.. first stage done..
    Charlie is very upset from the start of packing yesterday and I packed his breakfast, leads and dishes etc.. what is he thinking is he being dropped off somewhere again and left.. like he was when his previous owner went in hospital.. poor love..sorry to leave my two boys..

    I am getting excited to see grandchildren, daughter and new house, and my other boy Maxi, biscuits in my pocket 😂

    Cakey
    It such a worry on your mum..and my sister, again like you said, not wanting to go anywhere and in a shell, money worries which she hasn’t got, I suppose she has been like it for 3 years just getting a lot worse now..

    Still back to chocolate get it all hid, I hide it from Steve it doesn’t bother me.. strange I like it there, it’s comforting..

    Hedgehog..
    Lovely to get more training in, when can she walk out again? Charlie is doing really well I am very pleased with him, no naughty head for at least three weeks 😁

    Speak again later different strange times I will try and keep up with you all…

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Morning all!
    Early start- youngest has overtime so was doing the early shift, he was out at 5.30, so took Xena out then. May have breakfast soon.
    Safe journey, Jean!
    Hope everyone has a good day!

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