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  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good afternoon everyone.Roast beef and all the trimmings😋😋😋. Will be a late tea today football starts at 4pm. So I’ll get thing ready before then. It’s brilliant sunshine so kept Chloe in the shade where I could. She’s fast asleep now.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 19 – Rural Nebraska, USA – NFD – ?

    It’s 6:25am and I’ve been awake over an hour and up half that. It’s a rare day I wake up so early and get up, rather than read in bed until a decent hour, LOL.

    I don’t feel good. Not as in sick, but as in “Did I have too much margarita last night? Did I have too many slices of pizza last night? Is it because I had pizza at all? Was it the fault of the pizza that DH and I normally love, but just wasn’t wonderful last night?” I have no answers, but it’s been a good exercise in self-awareness to analyze what I’m feeling and try to sort it out. The one thing I’m certain of is that it’ll be HOURS before I reach a hunger level 3! 😂

    That was one of the “rules” of the start of the Wondr program, is that you don’t eat until you reach a hunger level 3, but then you eat whatever you would normally eat, and pizza was even one of the examples they offered. So, given that I’d had excellent results during the week following that one rule–which also, you understand, means I didn’t snack at all between meals–I decided to simply follow their guidelines. I’m eager to find out what the next step will be that will be revealed in tomorrow’s videos.

    @metatauta Congratulations on that new grandbaby, and your evening sounds delightful!

    @merryapple Fig and blue cheese? Sounds glorious, and I chuckled that you want to bake them yourself next time to ensure they remain scones and don’t morph into muffins.

    @jaifaim Hmmm…you sure? Did you take your scales along with you???? With as much cycling as you’re doing, despite the extra food and cocktails, I’m surprised at the idea that you’re already certain you’ve gained. I’ll be interested to hear the actual number when you get home.

    @funshipfreddie The foghorn makes you feel nolstagic–Yup, I get that. Seagulls do the same to me when they’re filmed just right on a tv show. I’ve been watching Poldark in the evenings while I knit, and it brings back lots of memories of growing up in Crescent City, California. WHAT?!?!? Wine not vegan?? And South African “popcorn”???? UGH.

    The sky is barely light and is now getting dark, and there were just some lovely rumbles of thunder. I think I need to race to get ready for church and hustle over there before it starts pouring, LOL!

    Have a grand one, everyone!

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 19 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – FD800

    @merryapple – I think the antioxidant food fact was implying that Americans drink too much coffee & not enough fruit & veg? 🤔 You’ve got me thinking about muffins on my FD?! 😳 So I’m going to repeat what I did last Sunday & go for a FD800, & then I can have a muffin at lunchtime & a very frugal dinner.

    @stitchincarol – a lovely dinner out & down 0.6 lb! Don’t think about it too much – just keep doing it! 🎯

    @metatauta – congratulations on the arrival of your new grand-baby 👶

    “Are you being LIED TO about what your BLOOD PRESSURE should be?” Interesting 8 minute YouTube video. I’ve never thought about it before, but this Dr says we shouldn’t try to fit everyone into the 120/80 ‘ideal BP’ box with pills, because we’re all different. I wonder what he thinks about cholesterol…

    It’s a cool but sunny 16 C here. There must be some mist at sea though, because I can hear a ship’s foghorn going off. Makes me feel a bit nostalgic 🛳

    Happy S🌞nday!

    Fun Food Facts

    Sweet drinks can cause dementia. It’s not quite as drastic as it originally sounds…
    However, studies have shown that people who drink one or more artificially sweetened drinks per day were almost three times more likely to develop dementia.

    Not all wine is vegan. With the main ingredient being grapes, you’d think this would be a no-brainer. However, some common ingredients in wine are milk protein, egg white, gelatin, and fish bladder protein.

    Not all popcorn in South Africa is what you think it is.That said, it would be pretty hard for you to not get what you wanted! A local delicacy in some parts of South Africa may taste like popcorn, but it’s far from it. This South African “popcorn” is actually termites or ants that have been roasted to crispy perfection!

    Pocket List – Day 19 🥕
    @funshipfreddie FD800

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 19 – Ireland/Mallorca – NFD 🚫 ✅ 🚶🏽‍♀️ 🌾.

    Hi all just a quick check in before our last cycling day then back to Palma for 2 nights.

    It’s been fabulous with perfect weather for long days out on the bike seeing the island with our lovely guide. Lots of beautiful small villages perched on hills and lovely coastal scenery.

    It’s funny as you would think with so much exercise one would shrink… but the opposite happens as you tend to eat more and of course some drinks but a lesson to us all that exercise in itself is not enough…

    Happy Sunday everyone. ☀️🚴‍♀️🥂🏖️ 🇪🇸
    I hope you are well 💕🌟

    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others 💕

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 19 NZ NFD 73.0kg 🏃🏼‍♀️

    I had an early morning start with the dog walkers at a beautiful old homestead with beautiful hilly grounds and a fabulous cafe!! I had a fig and blue cheese scone which in truth was veering off the parameters of ‘cheese scone’ into a muffin category… I think I’ll get up early next time and make the scones for everyone and they can buy me a coffee!!
    @metatauta Congratulations on your grandchild!!! What fun!!!
    @stitchincarol Well done on making your new #3 system work!! I can’t wait to see the jersey!!!
    @northgeorgia When you lost weight previously how did you manage to do it??? Is it possible to employ the same tactics???
    @funshipfreddie Nice house!! Coffee supplying most of the dietary antioxidants…😳😬 What about citrus fruit, berries, tomatoes, onions, spuds, capsicums etc etc….
    @flourbaby What era is your house? What colours are you plotting and planning??
    Time to make dinner – fresh fish😋

    Steely Resolve…

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 18 – USA/Tn

    First meal today at 3pm because I stayed up late last night snacking and yakking with all my gfs for hours, lol! Not the best choices as far as snacks, but it’s rare that I do so. My newest grandchild was born so I was celebrating.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening All..
    A visit to Jacqui for lunch and sat out with the boy when I got back..
    Lovely to walk in the dry warm weather, flash of the eye it will be autumn, plenty of flowers on the brambles.

    My daughter does look like me with the same colour of hair when I was her age. I shall try and go up this next week hopefully…
    Hope you soon get your cat back you will miss it. Nice to have Kirsty back again.

    You are maybe doing too much bowls a bit of fishing would be nice.

    Night from us…
    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    It’s been nice weather today and tomorrow is looking good I bought some Samsung earbuds hoping I can use them as hearing aids but they will be great for the TV, phone and laptop anyway. Not paired them yet, will do it later

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 18 – USA/GA – NFD

    Weigh-in: 230 lbs. About a pound heavier this week over last week’s average. And the calendar keeps populating with business lunch and dinners alongside holidays and reunions…arrggh! I will just barely be able to squeeze in a couple of FDs each week for the rest of the month. I think at this point, I have to realistically say that all I can do for May is maintain. A shame because I was hoping to dip back into the 210s by mid-June, and it is looking less likely.

    But I will continue to be mindful, avoid snacking, not get carried away at mealtimes, and so forth. I have still not had a soft drink in… has it been a month? I can’t remember. I do intend to have one or two while on vacation in June, but they just aren’t appealing to me. Dare I say that I’ve had a lot more cake this past month due to celebrations lol!

    Tomorrow is a family reunion with lots of casseroles and desserts. So, Monday will be my next FD

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 18 – Rural Nebraska, USA – NFD – 160.4

    How is it that I had a lovely dinner out last night, and am also down 0.6 lbs??? I did pull off OMAD yesterday except for a tablespoon of peanut butter around 3pm, but still–that drop in weight simply doesn’t compute to me. Every other Saturday morning for the past year-plus, after going out to eat on a Friday night, I’ve usually been up around two pounds. So what is making the difference? Mostly I’m slack-jawed with confused astonishment, but partly I’m giggling with glee. Regardless, I’m certainly motivated to continue this eating-only-when-at-a-hunger-level-3 approach, and see what happens next. Plus, the second week of the program starts on Monday, so we’ll see what they ask of me then.

    @metatauta I’ve frequently vascillated that much from day to day, and can sympathize how frustrating it is.

    @merryapple I gave up fighting my doctors a year ago, and went on statins, because my cholesterol was so high, but for a variety of reasons, I believe it’s so high because that’s the way my body is, rather than because my diet is so bad. Too bad there isn’t a test to determine if a person’s high cholesterol is an indication of trouble or is simply the way they’re made. I waded through the article you shared…makes me wanna stop taking statins. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Wow, @funshipfreddie. That house isn’t even remotely in my decorating/living style, but is so gorgeous, I think I’d happily adopt that style as my own. And for $305,000 in American dollars? Dumbfounding.

    The dental appointment yesterday was indeed for a crown to repair a cracked tooth; my dentist has a machine that makes the crown, so I got there at 9 and walked out at 11 with a new, perfectly formed crown. Gotta love modern miracles!

    Today I have gardening that must happen, and practicing organ and preparing music for DS27 to play on his trumpet tomorrow, all fun stuff.

    Have a grand one, everyone!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good afternoon F B Brits .. and what a lovely one too. Xxxx

    A good morning walk .. we had to walk to a different field this morning as the car is in the village garage. Yesterday a coil spring thing broke by the front wheel and was cutting into the tyre. Awful smell of rubber.. Lucky I got home.
    So we are carless at the moment. Will be ok for a few days .. use the village shop..

    Kristy coming on Wednesday so hopefully it will be up and on the road before then.

    I am cleaning windows .. did all upstairs before lunch now going to do downstairs.

    The croc pot casserole was the best ever .. will have some more this evening.

    Dave.. Maybe go fishing a bit more still do the bowls. .. Sometimes it goes like that we lose our knack at something we have been good at for a while.

    H H .. Funny thats what I do .. make things freeze them in portions then I don’t fancy them.. lol

    Well done on your lose this week. .

    Sym.. Its so upsetting for you I am sure re your sister. Its good she could remember your name.. I expect your daughter looks like you.

    Enjoy your afternoon everyone. The greatest wealth is health.” Xxxx

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    I can go fishing at weekend but when I retired I planned to go fishing in the week when it’s not crowded. Then I started bowling and that got in the way. I will try and cut down on bowling next season. The way I’m playing I might as well give up now. Need to form a plan for next season.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 18 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD

    @flourbaby – great news re your house purchase! House prices in the UK are insane though? I read recently the average price is £280,000. That’s roughly R 6,000,000, which would buy you a very nice 5 or 6 bedroom house here, with a few bathrooms. And I reckon you’d still have enough change to buy a decent car. I just did a quick search for houses for sale in my area, & the most expensive is R 5.6 million. I think my cottage would fit in the gym room 😅

    @merryapple – you’re triggering my hypochondriacal tendencies! I can’t remember the last time I had my cholesterol tested. Maybe they did it when I was in hospital in February, but I’ve no idea. Those burritos sound divine 😋 “A womb with a view” 🤣

    Global obesity deaths up by 50% since 2000

    Michael Mosley’s column, for anyone who can open it…

    Have a good weekend everyone 🌤 🌈

    Fun Food Facts

    Coffee is the main source of antioxidants for Americans. It’s no secret Americans drink a lot of coffee, but it’s the number one source where they get their antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight ageing and heart disease, but coffee doesn’t really have that many of them – we just drink so much of it!

    Bad eggs will float. If you need to test the freshness of your eggs, put them in a glass of cold water. The fresher the egg, the faster it will fall to the bottom. Any eggs that float should be thrown out.

    Nutrition labels are in order. If you’re reading up on the nutritional label to see if it fits into your diet, it’s organised by the ingredients that are used the most. So if you need a good power bar for the gym and you see sugar at the top of the list, it’s time to find another source of protein.

    “The mind is our most precious resource, through which we experience every single moment of life. Are you looking after yours?” ~ Headspace

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening All…
    A beautiful day..
    I bought a new phone so setting it up.. most I managed to do, then struggling with a couple of things.. everything I need to go in.. are passwords, putting in and putting in..
    I turned my old phone off I think it was getting confused…

    You always seem to ge doing proper cooking.. hope you enjoyed it. A good day to get some of your washing done..

    You always enjoyed your fishing.. you usually do both?

    Quite upsetting with your neighbour hope she doesn’t upset everyone.
    Jacqui called to see my sister… she thought it was me and called me by name, the first time in two years, she’s said my name….then she realised it was her ‘niece’

    Well bedtime for us…get the boy in the garden…
    Jean x

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 18 NZ NFD 73.5kg

    Well I did make myself a light version of two small burritos using wraps filled with chili and beans, cheese, sour cream and avocados. I rolled them up and put them in the oven for 15 minutes. They came out crispy and melty. Yum!!
    @lilymartin Welcome back!! I have been the only ANZAC here for a while… No rain in 6 months???… My cholesterol is also a motivator. My numbers are High but since they are coming down I have avoided statins. I looked up my Feb ‘24 results. The GP has written “improving” despite the H and LDL both up. As you can see I haven’t particularly focused on Cholesterol in my diet. Time to again. My father did and brought his right down by diet so it is possible… My DH had to be on statins because he had his coronary arteries stented and they caused him no end of muscle aches and pains. Here’s a med article about it which may be of interest about the overuse of statins and advising a focus on the Mediterranean diet.,density%20lipoprotein%20(oxLDL)%20cholesterol.
    @flourbaby Great to hear about your house going forward. What area of London is it in? I was painted my bedroom red in a grand old house up on a hill. It became known as a ‘womb with a view’. Never again!!!!!!
    @funshipfreddie You too are a machine!! What a perfect day for you. I can feel the after glow from here!!! I have eaten birds nest soup when in Shanghai with the billionaires club. Honestly the interest is in the story telling not any amazing flavour… like sharks’ fin soup which I accidentally ate to my shame.😥
    Ms Paisley the Scottie is coming over shortly so must get myself out of bed into the crispy air…

    Onward and downward!!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Dave- the oats were very nice, thanks! Shame that you don’t have time for fishing…
    Hemmy- your casserole sounded nice, hope it was good!
    I did weigh today- lost half a pound since Tuesday so that’s fine. I do like cooking but not sure how much I’ll do just for me, it’s so much nicer cooking for others! I’m terrible at putting stuff in the freezer & then I don’t fancy it 😞 Did more in the garden today, saw our neighbour who was very ill at new year, I know it’s hard for her as she’s very independent but she was complaining about the carers she’d had, very petty stuff, & taking legal action to get her dog back from the people who took him in when she was ill. Very sad, trying not to get too involved again.
    Made a Chinese chicken/ tofu & pineapple tonight, it was really good!
    Have a good weekend everyone 😊

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    I wouldn’t have a problem coming for one, just do it and freeze what I done eat. I do most of the cooking for myself anyway. In a slump at bowls won one game this week. Think I’ll cut down the bowling next year definitely.I want to go fishing more often.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 17 – USA/TN

    Hello, all! Had a busy week, mindful of what I ate. Still raining a lot around here and have not been able to go for walks, but my job includes a lot of bending, squatting, and reaching, so that’s got to count for something! Scale goes up and down at least 3-4 lbs. each day; hard not to pay attention to that, lol!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Hi F B B Friends .. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful sunny day Xxxx

    The lovely weather has really put me in cleaning mode lol.. I love the warm sunshine.

    Good walk earlier today.. then came back and washed all Pips bedding and winter cushion covers etc.. time to bring summer into the house. lol

    Maybe silly on a hot day but got some cubed beef I had in the freezer .. with peppers mushrooms onions carrots and celery in the Croc pot ..lots of fresh herbs from the garden .. Worchester sauce a bit of tabasco .. and some red wine.. It smelling beautiful. I needed to make something substantial as just been eating bits and bobs Weight good.. .

    Well done Dave on your loss.that way of eating seems to suit you.

    Nana .. hope the walking Poppy is going well.

    H H .. Well done on you liquid FD do you weigh today.

    Sym… I agree about cooking for one is not very joyful.. I always said when friend s that live alone remarked that they couldnt be bothered just for themselves,, ” Oh I will always love cooking lolol

    Enjoy the afternoon everyone. ” Its Friday ” Xxxx

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 17 – Rural Nebraska, USA – NFD – 161.0

    PFDS is a thing of glory. 😇😁 I didn’t eat as little as one would expect for a FD (THREE eggs, lots of raw carrots, celery, and bell peppers, and lots of hummus–perhaps an entire cup?? No idea, simply scooped with the veggies), but I stopped there, and dropped two pounds. This morning I have a dental appointment, don’t remember why, but think it’s a crown or something, so if it is, the novocaine will certainly steal away any appetite I have, which is always a win since we’re going out to dinner tonight, and then it can be OMAD. We’ll see how the day plays out; my only absolute rule will be not eating until I’m at a 3, as it’s certainly working so far this week.

    @jaifaim What a gorgeous organ! So sad that so little of it is playable. I don’t remember ever playing a four manual organ, but when we were in St. Louis, the church where I was director of music had three manuals, and my back was sore for the first month while my muscles got used to the new arm placement position; when we first came to the church here in Nebraska, I was startled by how “small” it was with its standard two manuals–even though it was the same size I’d always played other than those three years in St. Louis. It’s all in perspective, LOL. Have a grand time; your vacation sounds thoroughly fun!

    @excelsior12309 Oh, ouch, indeed; those are steep prices! And until replacement is the only option, patching is perfect. I hope you get some nibbles soon.

    @ccco I think of you often, and wonder what’s going on with the plans for treatment; your good cheer is marvelous.

    @lilymartin I WELL understand the struggle to buckle down and simply follow–ACTUALLY FOLLOW–the 5-2 program. Read my 5/15 post for details on what has turned things around for me; perhaps it will be helpful for you. Glad to have you back, even if it’s for a less-than-joyful reason!

    @merryapple It’s lovely detail in that YouTube video–although I wondered why she wrapped her yard backward for purl stitches, then chuckled in a subsequent row when she had to reposition her stitch in order to P2tog. Oh well, if it works for her, it works. One of these days, I’ll take a picture of DH’s sweater and post it to Imgur. He swore up and down when I was starting and getting irritated at the colors and patterns that he liked it just fine, so he’d best wear it constantly, LOL! As to colors, the yarn specified is no longer made, so I “had” to substitute with Jamieson and we did our best to choose the same colors, but it’s as different as different can be. I have decided the fault is not with my color choices, but with the photography. Maybe. Oh well. It is what it is, and it’s certainly striking, if not what I would have preferred to spend so much time working on.

    @funshipfreddie I’m contemplating that quote. That’s worth thinking through and digesting.

    @flourbaby Oh, I remember the breakfast buffets of Israel and Germany–amazing things! I was most astounded by all the salads that were options; that’s not something you’d EVER see on an American breakfast buffet–more’s the pity, clearly.

    Okay, time to put on my shoes, run a brush through my hair and be on my way. Wish I could remember why I have this dental appointment, LOL!

    Have a grand one, everyone!

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 17 – USA/GA – NFD

    Weigh-in: 229 lbs. Despite the all-you-can-eat buffet, the appreciation luncheon, and the chamber dinner, I’m back in the 220s today. I also have a family reunion lunch on Sunday, so another interruption coming up, but trying my best this month. I might not reach my goal, but I want to get close.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    How were the oats HH? Another dull day here, bowling this afternoon.I think I’m bowling to much so may cut it down next year, need time to do other things. Chloe follows me around like a little puppy, if I stand up and walk out of the living room I just put my right hand behind me and Chloe puts her jaws in it😁.I love that🤣.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 17, London UK, FD800

    I’m sticking with the FD800’s for the moment as I seem to manage a huge salad or salad & soup (all low carb) with ease! Swerving that #4, low carb, high protein …………………. Eggs, tuna or prawns are my go-to food heroes at the moment!!

    House purchase is moving forward, fixtures & fittings list approved. They moved in 4 years ago, did nothing (except paint the living room ………. Red!!!😳😬😱), kill some beautiful shrubs the previous owners had cared for😥 and made £85k!! I need to NOT think about that part!!! The house seems a little bit unloved, so this is where I (& Bo-Bo) swoop in and fall in love!!😍😻😍

    @funshipfreddie …………………. It sounds like just one of ‘those’ days!!! If I have chocolate or biscuits or red wine🍷 in the house, everyday can often become one of ‘those’ days!!🤭🤭

    @stitchincarol, I MUST remember your advice about navigating buffets!! I’ll be in Italy in July and again in August & the breakfast buffet will be groaning under the weight of sweet treats, fruit & cereals (& Nutella, no doubt!) which I’ll need to swerve ……………… eggs & bacon for me, please, please please!!!🙏🏼💪🏼🙏🏼

    @ccco, enjoy the sun, it’s still thinking about making an appearance here!!🤔 Thinking of you & hoping all is well🙏🏼💓

    @jaifaim, 300km in the saddle!?!……………. you’re a machine!!!💪🏼💪🏼 (Now I’ve scrolled down …………..I think @merryapple is in my head!!)

    @leoniraats, we’ve a bank holiday coming up and my plans match yours exactly!!! I plan to sleep/relax/do absolutely nothing ALL day!!!!

    @lilymartin, I’m disappointed! That doctor has NO appreciation for a good rhyme!!! 🤣🤣 You definitely need to swerve the statins!! I’m sending you some rain, we may have had, at most, 7 dry days in the last 6 months!!!😡

    “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” Joan Collins

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 17 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD 69.2 kg

    Easiest FD ever, 9300 steps 35 minutes of yoga & 550 cals. It makes such a difference when you’re in the right frame of mind.

    @lilymartin – welcome back! And a nice, yet sobering poem. 10 kg in 4 months – you can do it! Not having to go on statins is a great incentive.

    @excelsior12309 – canned bees?! No way, I would’ve refused. I won’t even touch honey! 😳

    @leoniraats – the unemployment situation is tragic. 8.2 million?! And that’s the ‘official’ figure. The Eastern Cape has the worst rate too. I’m all set to vote on the 29th 🗳

    @stitchincarol – people still buy into that ‘small meals frequently’ scenario, madness! And another great ploy by the big food companies. ‘The Obesity Code’ – great book!

    @northgeorgia – ‘all-you-can-eat buffet’. No wonder there’s an obesity crisis. Is there a health warning posted outside the restaurant? Maybe there should be a ‘buffet tax’, like the one they have for sugary drinks. Sorry if I sound like a party-pooper 😒

    @merryapple – ‘Whiskas’ – not whiskey 🤣 Boo Boo is one picky little madam 😼 The price has nearly doubled since I adopted Boo Boo 3 years ago!

    Happy Fri-yay! 🍹

    Fun Food Facts

    Bird saliva is a delicacy in China. One expensive delicacy of China is Bird’s nest soup which is made from rare bird’s nests created from the saliva of small swiftlets. They have been used in China for over 4 centuries

    Popsicles were invented by accident. The details are debated, but the general story is that in 1905, an 11-year-old kid left a mixture of soda and water outside in a cup overnight. It froze, and he ate it in the morning. He originally called it an “Epsicle” (his last name was Epperson).
    When he later had kids, they started calling it “Pop’s Sicle” and the new name was born.

    Ripe cranberries will bounce. If you want to test how ripe your cranberries are, drop them on the ground! Cranberries are nature’s bouncy ball – even farmers use this technique to see if their cranberries are ready for shipment!

    “There is nothing more important to true growth than realising that you are not the voice of the mind—you are the one who hears it.” — Michael A. Singer

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 17 NZ NFD 73.0kg 🏃🏼‍♀️

    Sometimes you just have to trust 5:2 and don’t lose it when your weight swings around. Here am I back at 73kg after sticking with the programme of eating well (3 home cooked meals, being mindful, eating at the table not kitchen bench) and metaphorically closing the kitchen in the evening!! Long may it last😊
    @ccco Glad you’re still with us and posting!!
    @leoniraats Wow!!! Your new job sounds amazing and potentially really fulfilling once you get it and those interns properly under control then hopefully you’ll have time for you!! What are you studying? Remember your brain needs lots of glucose to function properly so make sure you are eating well!! Stress and sleepless nights don’t exactly help with weight loss. Maybe your gym workouts will help you to sleep???! Anyway, all the best with establishing a routine that works for you and try not to run yourself into the ground…
    @excelsior12309 Really bees 🐝are a survival food?? They might try you on crickets today!! If I lived in Florida I‘d go for Alligators… more bang for your buck!!!
    Reroofing versus owning the roof🤔You’re in the wrong business!! It’s the same here. The tradies (as they’re called in Oz and NZ) earn more than the professions now… unless you’re a partner in a law firm…
    @funshipfreddie I went for a walk in the fresh air between rain showers!!
    You got my attention when you said there was a good deal on Whisky… then mentioned the cat… What!!! 🙀
    @stitchincarol If #3 works for you, ✔️Just do it!!!
    (Apologies to the non knitters…!!)
    Oh no. Did you choose the colours? If the pattern is not easily discernible that makes it hard to knit as well. I hope it turns out better when DH is actually wearing it🙂He might prefer a more subtle colour scheme!!
    I have Barbara Walker’s top down knitting book. I’m just finishing the neck and short rows shaping for the back and front.
    I’ve based the neck on a fisherman’s gansey (knitted bottom up by picking up stitches around the neckline) where at the top above the ribbing you knit four rounds of garter stitch then one of knit then cast off. The roll curls inwards (rather than outwards) above the neck ribbing, if that makes sense!! Obviously for top down, I’ve reversed the order (co, 1 k row, 4 p rows then 1 and 1 ribbing. Then I’ve gone onto to follow this YouTube video by Knitty View Make the neck on the raglan sweater Part 1&2
    I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll do a plain raglan or an 8 stitch repeat circular pattern. I’m about to draft up some ideas…
    @jaifaim you’re a machine. What a lovely holiday you’re having!!
    @northgeorgia I have no idea how you survive all those catered meetings… So much food… Everyone must be half asleep through the meetings🤣

    Steely Resolve for the weekend!!

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 17 country west Australia CD 82.3 kgs.
    Hello !!! I’m back ….. again…..!!!!
    One overweight lady jumping on the bed
    She fell off and bumped her head.
    She went to the doctor and the doctor said ….
    you have 4 months to lose 10 kgs or you will need to go on statins as your cholesterol is too high !!!!😲😱😱😱
    Have been off the wagon for some months and need to get back on – and fast !!
    This week I have eaten sensibly and had 1 sensible fast day and the scales have been swinging crazily :
    M 81.8
    T 82.3
    W 82.9 🙄
    Th 81.3 ( after FD)
    Fr 82.2
    Will catch up on posts later.
    I am looking forward to being back or accountability and ACTUALLY fasting.
    Wednesday’s fast showed good results for yesterday but was a bit harder than previously.
    See y’all later.
    Off to water the garden as we are in drought conditions and only had our first rain (22mls) in 6 months 2 weeks ago. Not much and nothing showing for the next week😢😢

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Dave- well done another 2lbs off! It certainly adding up 👏
    Jean- good keeping busy on FDs; we were out all morning but I opted for snuggling on the sofa with a cuppa & hot water bottle this afternoon! Back to being cold here!
    Nana- hope your weather is better than here…have you enjoyed walks with Poppy?
    Hemmy- you’ve gone quiet, hope you’ve had a nice few days?!
    Got drenched this morning with Xena! Should’ve rung a new HS family this morning but her daughter was at home poorly. My other family are very unreliable so she’s been told one more chance to remember the phone call! It’s been a bit frustrating recently 😞
    Have done a liquid FD again today, have made baked oats for breakfast though!
    Have a good evening!

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    USA. Day 16. FD

    Still Here! :). Putting myself on today’s pocket list.

    Pocket List – Day 16 🍏

    Hope you all are having a wonderful day! The sun finally came out here! 🙂

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Weather mixed today hope it’s better tomorrow. Just had a baked potato and chicken breast dinner in my airfrier oven. Spud was lovely and crispy outside and fluffy inside, chicken was perfect. Had some green beans with it.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    second post-Day 16-No. VA USA
    @stichincarol, thank you for asking regarding the building sale. No movement so far on any front. Grrr. The maintenance things are occurring, as they would in a 25 yr. old building. Roof needs patching to prevent rain leaks; air conditioning unit needs repair. Both will cost about 2000 dollars each. But both the roofer and the HVAC man were kind enough to suggest replacement for their respective specialties: the roof would be $75,000 and the HVAC units $49,000/. I said just patch!!!!!

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16 – post 3
    Thank you @funshipfreddie nope just more work. Im ober exhausted at this stage buy you know as a fellow South African, work in SA is so scarce if you have a job you work hard to keep it. Voting day is around tge corner. That will be my iff day. Hope I sleep the whole day after voting.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16 – Ireland/Mallorca – NFD 🚫 ✅ 🚶🏽‍♀️ 🌾.

    Hello! Just a quick check in… all going well here!
    Lots of cycling already… fun days and challenging climbs. I love this island ♥️. The sea is fabulous and the day starts and ends with a little dip – great for the muscles… oh and a cocktail 🍹 (at the end…. Not the start 😂)
    Welcome back @metatauta👋
    @brightonbelle amusez vous bien 🤩 🇫🇷
    @flourbaby 😂😂 I’m very lucky that I don’t suffer from being in the saddle… 300kms since Monday and all is well 😆.
    @ccco my goodness your news is shocking and I am thinking of you… what a great attitude you have ♥️💕♥️ I am sure you will have good and bad days but we are all here for you…
    On that I feel like I am very much behind on the chatter but will catch up when I am back…

    @stitchincarol I thought of you on Monday when I was in Palma Cathedral as the main organ in the Piety Chapel has 5000 pipes, four keyboards and a pedal board..( seems like a lot to me!) apparently it is one of the most valuable artworks in the cathedral but they are hoping to repair it as it has serious technical problems so they are looking for funds to do this work urgently.. the cathedral is just stunning and I spent a very relaxing hour or so off the bike and appreciating the beauty.

    I hope everyone is well 💕🌟

    Onward and downward ⬇️
    We rise by lifting others 💕

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon All..
    Drizzly start but much better now. Forecast rain all day???

    I am fasting so keeping busy. A bit of bottoming down stairs so it’s kept me busy. Just having a cuppa while the floors dry.

    It’s a worry with Charlie’s turns but he seems ok for the moment.
    I am much better on my own now, very hard the first two or even three years. Cooking is always difficult for one, strange after all the years of cooking, you just can’t be bothered!
    Hoping your neck is feeling much better today, you must rest it.

    Well done adding another 2lb off.. it is really working.

    Jean x

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16 – Rural Nebraska, USA – Dunno – same

    I have now gone two full days of only eating at a hunger level 3. Two days isn’t much–and yet it’s everything, you know? So, I’m toying with a FD today, but I’m also not willing to push myself too hard and break the streak of success I’ve started. With no piano lessons on Tuesdays/Thursdays, I have no simple way of having a WF, so weight doesn’t fall off, but am looking forward to getting those going again soon. The complication there is that I’ll only teach on Tuesdays during the summer since I’ll have all day (kids won’t be in school) and also because there are so many cancellations due to vacations and camps, that it’s easy to fit all lessons onto one day. But that’s the future; right now I’m focusing on eating ONLY at a level 3, which has been easy enough, and guarantees I don’t nibble between meals, a HUGE accomplishment.

    @merryapple Your sweater sounds lovely. Do you have the Barbara Walker book? I did a few sweaters using her book back in the day, but I’ve become lazy and tend to use patterns. And yet, I learned enough skills from Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitting Without Tears that my most recent finish was made following the 3XL size, because that’s how many stitches I needed for the gauge my yarn gave me, LOL! DH’s sweater will be done by Christmas if I get 24 rows (a pattern repeat) done every 3 weeks. I got 3.5 rows done yesterday, however, and am realizing I could easily push–at this point in the year, at least–to accomplish two a day, and that would have it done in September. There’s not a lot of joy in it because I chose the pattern poorly and there are no discernable X, O, and + patterns, a feature I adore, and a lack I deplore. That’s one reason I’ve been slow to make progress, but it’s looking lovely enough now that I’m grudgingly learning to like it. Care to post a link to the YouTube video you’re using?

    Good grief, @leoniraats, I’m exhausted just reading your explanation and woes! And well-justified woes! The funny part of it all is that I thought you were a nurse, LOL! Don’t know what I misunderstood in the beginning, but I’ll quit thinking that now. 😉

    @funshipfreddie Yeah, a friend of mine really buys into the “never let yourself get hungry, but snack every 2-3 hours so that you feed your metabolism well” nonsense. She has the same weight problem as I do: basically thin, but sometimes carrying an extra 20 pounds. It was the Obesity Code book that really persuaded me what nonsense it is to eat so frequently. Just read your Anne Lamott quote–made me grin at its aptness! @leoniraats It’s perfect for your situation.

    @excelsior12309 Good to hear from you, and impressive that, while your weight isn’t dropping fast, you’ve still dropped a pound. Every little bit adds up to our goals. How’s the sale of the building going?

    @northgeorgia Being disciplined at buffets is so stinking hard! One trick I’ve used is to walk behind a thin person, and take only what they take. Only. Try it and see what you think.

    Okay, it’s time to face my day. I have church secretary work this morning, some computer work this afternoon, and meeting with a couple this evening to help them choose music for their wedding; did the same with a different couple last night because, after no weddings in this congregation in something like two years, we have back-to-back weddings on May 25 and June 1.

    Have a grand one, everyone!

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    2nd Post – Day 16

    Pocket List – Day 16 🍏

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16 – USA/GA – NFD

    Weigh-in: 231 lbs. Yeah, yesterday didn’t work out. The business lunch wasn’t cancelled but turned into an all-you-can eat buffet celebration for those that were already planning to attend. I tried to stay away from carbs, but the desserts were so tempting… I started off good at supper, but then had some leftovers, then fruit, then the ice cream cake leftovers came out. So it was a double whammy. Today, I have a business appreciation lunch and then a chamber dinner. Thankfully the dinner will likely be just rubber chicken, so I should be good with a ZBC and being a lot more mindful at the lunch.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16-No. VA USA-FD

    Hello to all. I am still here. Weight somewhat static, down a pound over the past two weeks. @leoniraats, your situation sounds exhausting! Take some time for yourself and your poor brain needs some rest!
    @funshipfreddie, once in junior high school, we had to try eating canned bees for one of our science classes. It was considered a “survival” food. It tasted just how you would think. Gross.
    It is a joke around here in the States that Mountain Dew is the preferred drink of construction workers everywhere, probably for the caffeine in it. And the sugar, of course.
    Happy fasting!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    I lost 2lbs at my weigh-in so I’ve lost 11lbs since I started going a month ago. Very happy with that. The sun is trying to come out now but it’s a very milky sun.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – FD

    Mindful ☯️ May part two! And another fast day for some of us. I was anything but mindful yesterday, when I got lost attempting to find a shortcut home after collecting my laundry. I finished up driving an extra 10 km & put myself in a vile mood. Then I saw there was a really good special offer on Whiskas (which is only what Boo Boo will eat) but the first two supermarkets I went to were out of stock & I almost finished up back at my laundry place 🤯 So I consoled myself with chocolate when I got home, & things just went downhill from there 🤦‍♂️ Reset! 🔘

    @merryapple – now you know you can’t use the weather as an excuse not exercise in 2024! YouTube! Just sayin’ 😜

    @leoniraats – I’m so glad you’re enjoying your new job, but I really hope the pressure eases off soon & that you’re able to sleep properly! Do you have some time off scheduled anytime soon?

    @stitchincarol – the Wondr program sounds interesting, & I definitely agree with the ‘only eat when hungry’ theory. Eating only two meals a day, & in an 8/9 hour window means I’m always hungry when I eat. Many people claim they can’t tolerate feeling hungry, but it just takes practise, & the food is so much more enjoyable.

    @flourbaby – I’m glad your brain’s getting bigger, I wish mine was 😅

    RESOLVE to the Thursday fasters! 💪🎯

    Pocket List – Day 16 🍏

    Fun Food Facts

    Mountain Dew contains orange juice. Although it tastes like a lemon-lime soda, orange juice is third on the list of ingredients, just behind carbonated water and high fructose corn syrup.

    Coffee beans can help eliminate bad breath. If you chew on roasted coffee beans, it can help prevent the bacteria that cause bad breath. Drinking coffee helps too, it’s just less effective.

    Food is allowed to contain some amount of insects. By FDA standards, there’s an allowance for the level of traces of bugs that could be in your food. For example, chocolate can have no more than 60 insect fragments per 100 grams. Peanut butter can’t have more than 30 insects per 100 grams.

    “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes … including you.” ~ Anne Lamott

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16 – post do
    Oh dear, I just read one of the sentences (didn’t even read it again) and already found a mistake. Apologies – I feel like the walking dead. So exhausted but TOO exhausted to sleep. Please mind the errors.

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16 – FD – South Africa
    Hi all, sorry Ive been so quiet – things are so hectic this side.
    @funshipfreddie thank you for your advise on the water consumption that it might be too much. I have it careful consideration and took it down a notch.
    @merryapple its great, I am in charge of the Law Interns which is exciting. I get to teach them the law theory on certain aspects (which were not covered in much detail at their Universities). I then give them the opportunity to apply that new found knowledge to practice and have them working on the clients with me so they get constant on-the-job experience. Its tough in the sense that since they are newbies in the field a lot of time is allocated to them (my own doing) which means I put myself under so much pressure to get my work done. Also unfortunately like with most enterprises, when you start new you inherit some old matters that remain unresolved and unfortunately have now become pressing. So its 02h45 in the morning here in South Africa, I have been awake since 01h00. I can’t sleep because of the stress. We deal with Government Departments. Apart from the stuff being long overdue – due to ….. well not so capable or competent people in the past (I’m sorry don’t know how to be more diplomatic) you deal with Government Departments with their own internal regulations so I can through the Acts/Laws at them all I like they do not give a darn. I also have my own studies and apart from my studies, a very expensive advanced course that I pay for running over 10 weeks. I already missed 3 of the 4 weeks as I am just to busy with work. So steps, exercise all that is out of the window because when I am not working or attending to family needs its staying abreast of legislation. I love what I do and am so grateful for my position. I am just used to being a Manager/Senior Manager at other firms where I had staff that were already trained or had experience so this is a bit new for me but so far the Interns are enthusiastic, they are starting to love the work, enjoy my trainings and the morale is changed. That means I’m on the right track. I apologise for this long essay but since I don’t come on here much apart from updating the tracker I thought I would just give you guys some background as to why.

    Pocket List

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 16 NZ FD 73.6kg

    Morning all!! No chance of exercise this morning. It’s raining, it’s pouring… Maybe later?
    I think my mixing up numerals is to do with being unused to writing such low numbers in relation to myself!!😳😊 I have eaten good quality and quantity meals these last two days. Sometimes I think I just need a wee bit more food… Maybe this is all in my mind but it does stop the too empty feelings. I find I’m eating earlier than I ever have – around 6pm then ‘closing’ the kitchen. It stops pre dinner grazing and later any reflux when I lie flat in bed.
    @stitchincarol I’m glad it was a 24hr bug and you’ve got through it… when is the ETA on your DH’s sweater??
    I‘ve just started a top down heathered dark magenta jersey using YouTube and Barbara Walker to make up a pattern. I haven’t knitted top down before. I’m aware that seams add strength to garments… It’s a wee bit of a trial because unless it’s a gorgeous Nordic pattern I’m usually not that impressed by them!!!
    The focus on numbers is interesting in mindful May! I’m like Pavlov’s dogs – the clock chimes and I’m heading to the kitchen esp on a FD… It takes effort to stay out of the kitchen!! I’m a 3 now at 11am and I’ve got to get to 4pm🙁 I need to try this out on a NFD!!!
    @flourbaby B2B FDs!! You must be feeling 💪💪 I hope it works for you and you don’t get to no. 4!!
    @leoniraats How’s the new job going?
    @ccco 💐💐💐

    Steely Resolve!!

  • Hair loss and other complaints

    Congratulations on your weight loss; that’s quite an achievement! It sounds like you’ve experienced some significant changes, which can indeed sometimes lead to side effects like those you’re experiencing. Changes in diet and rapid weight loss can definitely shock the body in various ways, including hormonal imbalances that might affect your menstrual cycle and contribute to vitamin deficiencies. It’s great to hear that you are consulting with your doctor, as they can provide personalized advice and treatment.

    Regarding your hair loss, this can indeed be a consequence of dietary changes, especially if your diet might be lacking in certain nutrients essential for hair health. In addition to your medical consultations, you might consider assessing your overall nutrient intake. Sometimes, hair loss is also exacerbated by external factors like the hair care products you use. Harsh shampoos can strip moisture from your hair, making it dry and brittle, which can lead to increased breakage and loss.

    If you’re feeling self-conscious about your hair loss, using wigs could be a temporary solution to boost your confidence. Wigs can be styled and colored as you like, providing versatility and a fun way to experiment with different looks.

    For improving the health of your hair, I’d recommend reading up on effective ways to nourish and strengthen your hair. You might find the article How to Repair Damaged Hair Fast particularly helpful. It offers practical advice on restoring hair health using proper care techniques and products that can help mitigate damage and promote recovery. Here’s the link to check out more detailed suggestions: How to Repair Damaged Hair Fast.

    Make sure to discuss all aspects of your health and lifestyle, including your dieting strategy, with your doctor to ensure that your weight loss journey remains safe and healthy. Best of luck with your ongoing health and wellness journey!

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hi Heather, what part of NZ are you from? I’m from Dunedin.

    I don’t know much about ketones, except your levels rise when you’re fasting because you put yourself into ketosis (body switching from burning glycogen for your energy source to burning your body fat) the first few days when your body is switching you get what they term the “keto flu” where you can get symptoms like brain fog, increased body temperature, fatigue, nausea, and many other nasty little symptoms, but once you’re in ketosis they all go away.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean- glad Charlie is better, hopefully no more funny turns…
    Dave- how was your weigh in?
    Nana- hope you’re having a good break, has the weather been iffy?
    Hemmy- have you got friends who are on their own too? Maybe do a roast for friends instead? Weekends must be hard for you & Jean 🤗
    Couldn’t do just the one meal today like I’d hoped, neck painful again, it’s frustrating but I can’t have ibuprofen on an empty stomach & that’s the best pain relief for me…did okay though & skipped lunch. Rainy start here, no jobs done, not up to that so have been writing out recipes for eldest, I have very few recipes I do exactly like I’ve seen online or in books, I usually adapt them so can’t send him links or photos! He’ll be moving out end of May, trying not to think about it!
    Have a good evening all 🥰

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    2nd Post – Day 15 🍌

    Pocket List – Day 15
    @northgeorgia OMAD or FD..? 🤔

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 15 – Rural Nebraska, USA – 162.8 – NFD

    Well, yesterday wasn’t a FD, as I gradually found an appetite, but to be down another pound this morning is a treat. No, @merryapple, I don’t think it was the Jimmy John’s sandwich–although I certainly wondered for awhile!–but think it was simply a 24-hour flu bug. I guess? I took a nap, which is clear proof of how sick I felt, did a little computer work, eventually got two rows knit…did very little, in other words. And today, whatever it was, is gone. Whew!

    The Wondr program (I mentioned it sometime in the last several days) that my insurance company offers started on Monday with 7 or 8 short videos. I have two takeaways from them (beyond the basic “inspiration”): only eat at a 3, and when you feel a 2, that’s when you’re losing weight. To clarify: they compared the various hunger levels we feel to 1, 2, 3 or 4. 1 is not hungry at all–perhaps you just finished a meal. 2 is feeling some interest, but not actually hungry, perhaps merely thirsty. 3 is actual, real hunger. 4 is when you’ve waited too long, and you’re so ravenous, you’ll eat anything in sight. They made the point of not eating by the clock, but eating only when you feel a 3, and no sooner, because when you feel the slight hunger at level 2, that’s when you’re losing weight. I’ve heard hints of that, claims of that, but I think that, for the first time, I actually believe that. Do the rest of you buy into that?

    @merryapple I’m so glad you didn’t actually gain 10.7kg overnight! And I fully understand that confusion over which number to put first: I often struggle to make sure I type/say one-SIXTY-whatever because the “whatever” is often four or five, and so I’ll find myself saying one-FORTY-whatever and then getting really puzzled, LOL! Even back when I WAS one-forty-whatever, I’d find myself saying one-sixty-whatever. But, as to the actual gain, I’ll just bet it’s EOEO.

    @funshipfreddie It’s so much fun to read all your various food trivia! Decades ago, I owned a cross stitch/yarn shop, and that’s when I learned that wood pulp is used to make yarn called viscose/rayon, and there’s some debate as to whether it’s a natural fiber or not. 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 I commented to our sons over the weekend that they just don’t quite get how amazing this world is compared to the world when DH and I were young. Imagine telling the pilgrims that all those trees could be used to make yarn and fabric! 😂😂😂 (Okay, NOT, because it tends to be eucalyptus trees, but still!)

    @northgeorgia How nice to have the business luncheon cancelled; just a little breathing room!

    @flourbaby I’ve had food poisoning once before, and really don’t think this was, based on what symptoms my body did and didn’t have. ‘Nuff said? 😂😂😂 Good on you for doing a second FD in a row!

    I still have plenty on my plate for the next several weeks–and my yard is screaming for some attention!–but it’s so delicious feeling to have it all at a reasonable level. So I’m off to accomplish a thing or two, happy to get to choose what I do rather than needing to accomplish them all in one day, LOL!

    Have a grand one, everyone!

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 15, London, UK, FD,

    Even later on parade today!!

    Yesterday’s FD went well, so I’m throwing another one in today! Another FD800 to get me used to mindful eating, if I have to plan my 800 cals carefully, I make better choices and hopefully I’ll reset my tendency to ‘treat’ myself on NFDs.

    @northgeorgia, your making this FD very very difficult!!! As are you @merryapple!! Both of your menu’s are right up my street!!! 🤤🤤🤤

    @stitchincarol, I hope the food poisoning(?) has gone as quickly as it arrived, nothing worse than being attached by your favourite meal😳, I had something similar with my favourite tuna pasta salad many moons ago……………… I haven’t had it since!!😩😭

    Keep the food facts coming @funshipfreddie, I can FEEL my brain getting bigger!!!

    “Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.” – James Clear

  • Mindful May ☯️ 2024 Challenge

    Day 15 – USA/GA – ?

    Weigh-in: 227 lbs. Up a few ounces from yesterday, a FD500!!!?? I’m not really upset lol, but it is unfair to gain weight after fasting. Maybe it was the mother’s day meal catching up to my fat cells 🙂

    Today was supposed to be a business lunch, but got cancelled. Maybe the gain was also in part from stress at work and in my personal life (I have a travel buddy who suddenly this year is finicky about making travel plans, even within the same week!!!)

    I wasn’t hungry this morning, so I’m skipping breakfast. Unless I get an insistent lunch invite, I’ll skip that, too. I’ll definitely have a ZBC today. I may do OMAD or FD500, depending on how things shape up.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good morning everyone.I turned my phone off yesterday because I didn’t want to know the football score. It’s like an episode of the Likely Lads.I still don’t know the score so I’ll turn it off again. I watched speedway instead last night. Going to get weighed at MoreLife soon.

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