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  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 Ohio, US — NFD
    Day 19 — NFD

    Little by little things are getting back to normal. Yesterday I attempted to do too much and was completely tired out by evening. Today things are going better. I took a ten minute walk and seemed to have tolerated that well, so will increase the amount tomorrow. Probably won’t be able to start back with my yoga practice until next week some time.

    @at How was the play? Was it a local production?

    @mariaelena Funny you should mention the almond butter and jelly sandwich. For the procedure I had on Monday, having learned from recent past experience with medical visits, I made up two almond butter and honey sandwiches for after the procedure. They were a life-saver! As a result of the procedure my blood pressure dropped 30 points and I think that the sugar and protein in the sandwiches is what enabled me to recover enough to drive home.

    @5413 Good news on the loss! Was it on the hips?? 🙂

    @snowflake56 Hope you’re having a fun weekend trip!

    @linda.b That’s a nice quote about change. “Change is the most important thing,” said the parking meter.:)

    @stitchincarol I bet you can hardly wait for Sunday to get out of isolation! Hope your DH gets out soon also!

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hello friends,
    I have missed being here, but it was just a hard week.
    I was still recovering from volunteering and trying to prepare for visiting my friend Lin, and did a bit of grandma-ing, when my computer died last Sunday.

    I did visit my friend (but on Wednesday) and stayed for two hours as she was stuck in a tiny room and wedged into her bed so she wouldn’t get out and fall. She had been moved out of a shared room, where at least things were going on, when someone in another bed tested positive for covid. (So I had to wear gown and gloves as well as my N95 mask).

    We were able to have a few laughs. Such a fab person, Alzheimers (officially now) such a hard disease.

    Her husband has been desperately trying to find a good place for her, and yay, found somewhere for her to move in on Wednesday, but then yesterday she tested positive and so is in the covid ward and will have to wait until she recovers. She had no symptoms. (I did a RAT yesterday – negative).

    After a lot of faffing about I also have my new computer. Loving it so much. Ooh everything was hard on my ipad!

    So now I hope I can start to get back to my usual days, well at least for the weekend.

    So 5:2…
    Haven’t managed a fast day and I’ve been eating less veggies which I am hanging out to rectify. I tried to buy fast food to make it easy for myself, but it is all horrible. Even when I just wanted a treat, I couldn’t find anything.

    My tastes have changed and my brain is trained!

    I need to tidy my kitchen, it is pretty well a health hazard at the moment.

    So that’s my news, I will come back and read, or reread , posts. The main thing though is I want to send out good wishes to Country Gal, you have got it so hard at the moment. I do hope they can find some treatment that can make a big difference. I hope you find some ease.

    ciao all

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 – UK – NFD

    Started the day with a gentle wander along the river around Calvine and Struan, near the confluence of the River Garry and the Errochty Water.
    After a coffee stop we did a brisk hike up to the Falls of Bruar, not enough water to make it impressive at the moment but worth the brief climb!
    The startling clearness of the water is particularly noticeable around this area where most lochs are peat lochs, and are therefore peaty in colour – noticeable in the photos I have taken over this past week!

    Back to the house for a light lunch before a tidy up and clean and packing mostly done as we’re going out tonight for a meal then seeing a play at the local theatre “Sunshine on Leith” a lovely way to end our week in Pitlochry

    Hoping to leave around 10am tomorrow – Can I manage my first FD this week on our return journey?? might have to be a FD800 but will see how it goes…..

    Hope to catch up properly next week

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

    Sounds like the right strategy, purple. I’m now rewarding myself with a 99 cal ice lolly after doing a load of ironing. We’ve also gone back to smaller portions, so that helps.

    I didn’t know about your elections, not much coverage here. Press more concerned with Partygate – pro and against Johnson. There’s a widespread feeling of disbelief that he’s not had further fines. And the libel case between those two silly WAGs gets lots of space and time. More money than sense!

  • How to get rid of neck fat and sagging neck skin?

    For the fatty pile around your neck to “deflate,” you need to bring your body weight back to normal. It is possible to lose weight without stress – it is enough to reduce your intake by only 500 kcal per day. I followed this tactic when I was working on a good butt, which by the way, I was also helped by https://gartnerplasticsurgery.com/brazilian-butt-lift-nj/. Look, the restrictions, in this case, are not great at all: 100 grams of spaghetti (340 kcal) and 20 grams of butter (150 kcal); 100 grams of wheat bread (242 kcal) and 100 grams of mashed potatoes (106 kcal), 100 grams of ham (150-160 kcal). Use special calorie tables to calculate.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Got caught in the rain on our walk, speedway called off because of rain😩. Typically the sun as just appeared. Not doing a FD today but have done 2 this week. How are you all doing?

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 – 16:8 CD

    All going well. Running out of frozen soup/stew so I need to do some big meal cooking soon. As long as I have easy to heat healthy meals in the freezer, I find it easy to stay on track.

    But I had an odd craving (strong one, too) yesterday evening- all I wanted was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (well, almond butter, but that is being pedantic). I may have to make that a treat meal soon, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Lol there is no bread in the house, tho. Maybe I can pick up a freshly baked roll or something similar.

    @stitchincarol – sending healthy vibes your way, sorry to hear that it is Covid.

    @penz dogs, especially puppies/young ones, are wonderful and imo such a healthy addition to a household! Regular walks, mood enhancers, and unconditional love! Enjoy your two!

    @linda.b I hope you ‘have fun storming the castle’ at work today and the dragons are slayed!

    Have a good friday and weekend all!

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

    You sound as though you are right back on the wagon, Polly! Well done! Now all you need is summer weather. 😄
    We are heading rapidly in to winter, with cold, wet days. We really have had our fill of rain…everything is getting mouldy!! It also makes it hard not to eat. I’m not fasting at present, but am trying to eat tasty, hot, low carb vegetable based meals. It’s amazing how onion, chilli and garlic, and liberal amounts of fresh herbs can raise the satisfaction level!
    Australia is tense tonight, with our Federal election tomorrow. It feels as if change is in the air. We’ll see…
    Purple

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 – Rural Nebraska, USA – NFD

    As I was certain, my test yesterday was a textbook example of a positive test, as was DH’s. The lovely news is that I’m truly doing better…despite doing badly, LOL. Snuffy nose, headache whenever I don’t stay on top of the meds, and hacking cough that accomplishes nothing. But I’m getting things accomplished each day, unlike DH who takes at least four naps every day and does nothing the rest of the day, poor guy.

    And the lovely news is that I weighed 151 at the end of the day on Monday (after eating very little driving home) and I’ve been down a bit every morning and was 145.2 this morning, so my body has been relearning what it is to eat “reasonably.” I believe I’ll do a FD next week, as I think I’ll be up to it. 🤞

    Have a grand one, everyone!

  • White sugar is the tip of the iceberg…

    The typical Western diet of high GI carbohydrates, sweets, chemicals in food, and dairy products are bad for the body and skin.

    Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables of different colors, which contain compounds that can slow down the rate at which skin cells replicate and reduce inflammation in individual pimples. Various biotics and prebiotics can be added to improve digestion. Also, enter pepsin—the most accessible and most affordable (1 baked apple per day = one pepsin capsule). You can add special supplements to help your intestines work correctly and, as a bonus, make your skin clear.

    If the lymphatic system is overworked, this may prompt you to do more exercise, especially those that make you sweat more.

    some super lucky people can eat whatever they want and have no consequences, but they don’t sit on this forum and definitely don’t bother if it’s possible to eat sugar

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 – USA/GA – NFD

    Weigh-in: 212 lbs. Naturally, trending higher than this time last week and way up over the week before, but good number this morning — lowest of the week. Should stabilize next week and head downwards before the holiday at the end of the month. I have to remember when I suddenly realize my weight is careening out of control and I slam on the brakes, it’s still going to keep skidding for a while until it stops and I can make a U-turn. I’m leaning into the curve and believe I’ll see lower figures next week. Next FD is planned for Sunday, nothing B2B next week, but will get in two, maybe three, FDs. Doing a ZBC today, and hopefully tomorrow.

  • 5 reason why you should really workout during your fast

    I wish this will Go a long way in helping you

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 UK NFD

    Urgh more rain this morning, although it did brighten up yesterday lunch time and the afternoon was glorious, hoping for a repeat as have a walk in mind .

    Have a good Friday all

  • Perfect body size

    I hope you find it helpful

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – FD

    @penz – thank you, I slept great! And I WILL have a good FD 💪

    @snowflake56 – thanks for joining/putting me on the list. Let’s make it a good one 🎯 Enjoy your weekend getaway.

    “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”. ~ Socrates

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

    I’m pleased to announce that a bit of discipline has emerged here, including with OH, who is disgusted with his bulging gut. We’ve had hardly any carbs this week. In wine appreciation yesterday, I limited myself to two small pieces of bread and two of cheese. I deliberately only tried two of the cheeses, in fact, as it’s taking cheese makes me add the biscuits or bread.

    I also have a bag of little Easter eggs still in the fridge and a bar of chocolate which was included in a birthday present in mid April.

    We keep having promises of lovely weather, but all we’re getting is odd days.

    How are you all doing?

  • Smoothies

    Your body absorbs some vitamins better from food so that you can take them with meals or snacks. You will also avoid indigestion when you take it on an empty stomach. Water dissolves vitamins, and your body doesn’t store them, so most need to be taken every day. They include C and B. Take them with or without food, but according to the instruction you absorb B12 better with food.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 UK

    90.20

    Good morning all – hope you enjoy your day on planet earth and the beauty of Spring and Autumn.

    Lost a bit of weight , hip hoorah

    Keep going all – RESOLVE!!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 – Friday – Gold Coast Queensland Australia – NFD 🌸🌻🌺🌼🌷 2nd post

    @i hate lettuce – I’ve been watching them a lot. She (?) just flew off for about 30 seconds before returning and I could see the three eggs quite clearly. He(?) landed and was just standing there on the side of the next. She(?) seems quite agitated at the moment (was squealing at him) so maybe something is about to happen. Or maybe she wants him to get her some food!🦅🦅🦅

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 – Glen Einich Cairngorm mountains – NFD

    Good morning everyone

    Continuing to enjoy the mountain air, the scenery and the walks, been coming to this area for almost 50 years now, never tire of it, fabulous.

    Easy to manage FD’s when you’re out all day having walked miles and don’t have anything to eat after 7pm. Pretty sure I won’t have done any damage when I get home and check the scales.

    T’internet rather slow here so haven’t been on our local Osprey cam for the last week, should be due to hatch anytime soon.

    Take care all.

  • White sugar is the tip of the iceberg…

    I’d have had a piece fo fruit in between meals – though most times I just try not to eat in between meals and am more used to it now.
    https://get-mobdro.com/home/

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20, Germany, FD800

    Just a quick post today as we’re off for the weekend.

    @brightonbelle I can relate to that, it’s not encouraging. I don’t like terribly lit dressing rooms where you can see very flaw your body has. I’m glad the mirrors I have at home aren’t that harsh. You’re not doing that bad, you even managed to keep the same weight after being away for a week.

    @stitchincarol I hope both of you keep getting negative results!

    Pocket list – Day 20
    @funshipfreddie
    @snowflake56

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20, NFD, Aus

    Cross fingers the sun comes out to shine on the bride this weekend, @linda.b. (And congrats on the scale shift – just in time for the wedding!)

    We have two dogs – our younger one (15 months old) still gets called the puppy (in comparison with our 3 yo boy). Tho she probably deserves the title as she is being very slow to mature. (She’s a Cattle Dog who typically don’t have a long adolescence – she’s the exception to the rule!) It was funny this morning. OH was missing a sock and blamed the pup; I had to confess that the sock was on the floor so I put it in the laundry basket.

    Have a very busy social weekend planned. Think the good ol’ egg fast might be on the menu next week to compensate.

    GL for your FD today @funshipfreddie and wishing you sweet dreams and a long sleep tonight.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 20 – Friday – Gold Coast Queensland Australia – NFD 🌸🌻🌺🌼🌷

    Friday, another week gone! For me, just three FUN DAYS (FD) left till the end of the month. My, how fast NURTURING MAY has flown, just fluttered by 🦋🦋🦋!
    Yesterday (FUN DAY) was absolutely chaotic work wise and didn’t throw in the towel until after midnight and up early this morning to slay some more dragons today! So quite tired and need to put in a BIG work effort today to try to get on top of my caseload.

    Won’t ramble on, but good vibes to all those with COVID and other challenges and wishing you all improvement today and over the weekend. 😍🥰🤗
    And, all those on holidays and about to go on holidays, enjoy enjoy enjoy!🤩🤩

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

    cheerie dearies

    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” – Darwin (and congratulations to all of us as we are COMMITTED to change!♥♥♥)

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    I hope they were nice Nana.

  • Smoothies

    Is using vitamin supplements with food not spoil their ability to act?

  • How much exercise required to be fit?

    Sometimes your usual way of life is enough. But if you are an honest office worker who uses an elevator, a car, and sitting in front of the TV after work, you need at least 3-5 hours of extra activity.
    and if you are super active in everyday life, then extra will be enough

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon everyone a lovely sunny day here after a thunderstorm that woke us up just after midnight never seen such bright lightning flashes before heavy rain also.
    Lovely trip to Ely but very busy lots of tourists walking about with a street plan of Ely. Auntie still doing okay bless her she so looks forward to our visit.
    Saw some homemade cornish pasties in a butchers shop so have treated ourselves to one each fir our evening meal just hope they taste as good as they look. A lot of calories but we really fancied them.
    Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.
    Nana x

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – NFD

    No fasting for me today. Deja vu from this time last week, when I didn’t sleep so well Wednesday night. If I don’t get at least 7 hours I’m fit for nothing. So I’ll be on the list tomorrow.

    Sending RESOLVE to the Thursday fasters 🎯

    Pocket list for Thursday 🍉
    @linda.b
    @northgeorgia
    @snowflake56 FD800
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @brightonbelle
    @5413.5

  • Smoothies

    Avocados are an excellent source of high-quality fats and are highly nutritious. smoothies can also be “enriched” with various additives, depending on your wishes (strengthen hair and nails, smooth wrinkles or increase stamina)

    Avocado smoothie ingredients
    half a lemon
    One and a half cups of unsweetened coconut or almond milk
    2 tablespoons of chia seeds
    a quarter of an avocado
    2 servings of spinach
    Half an orange or tamarind
    1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
    and one serving of your favorite biotin/collagen/ginseng drops

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 – 16:8 CD

    Same old things going on here. Yesterday FD went easy.

    My youngest niece graduates HS tonight, hard for me to believe.

    The outdoor kittens from last summer/fall have grown up and we don’t see so much of them anymore. But one of them, the friendliest, is definitely tiny compared to his brothers. I noticed he barely eats and I’m wondering if he has a problem with a tooth. I have started putting down some soft food for him and he’s digging in, so maybe that is it.

    My legs are oh so sore – it is obvious I have been avoiding weight exercise for far too long. Trying to stay on track now.

    Your holidays all sound wonderful, and still keeping good healthy thoughts headed to @stitchincarol. @penz, I’m so glad you are happy at the new job.

    Off to meet the day!

  • Effective treatment for Arthritis

    Glucosamine, chondroitin, fish oil – all this deserves your interest. In fact, the composition of glucosamine hydrochloride with MSM has been shown to be very effective in improving joint health in people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles. As a result, it is not surprising that glucosamine + msm has recently bought a gigantic reputation as a reliable joint aid and joint structure supplement.

    You can still change your personal menu in accordance with a suitable “inflammatory” diet, which in the lead includes the rejection of wheat, gluten, dairy products, etc. This will certainly help keep weight under control.

    After all, a good physiotherapist or chiropractor is in a position to help you ride a little more and feel more comfortable.

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Afternoon All…
    An early walk this morning and I didn’t have a good nights sleep.

    Played my boules match we played three games, we won one each then Tom took the last game, we both played well.. so Tom plays Christine in the final on Tuesday.

    Very dull here but the sky is now clearing to blue…

    Hedgehog..
    Enjoy your meetup with your friend today… fish and chips ummm nice…
    Charlie had enjoyed three meals of my lamb, it’s naughty as expensive to share….!!

    Jean x

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 – Rural Nebraska, USA – NFD

    I’ve been eating mindfully all week and each morning the weight is a little lower. But, at 147.2, it’s not at all LOW, so I have work to do.

    DH and I are still up in the air as to whether we test positive or not. Yesterday, I did, he didn’t. But there were issues with the results, and I don’t believe that one of us does and one doesn’t with the same symptoms. I’m testing again shortly. Regardless, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) says I can leave isolation on Sunday morning assuming I’m feeling better by then, which I think I can say I’m already feeling a bit better this morning.

    So much up in the air…

  • White sugar is the tip of the iceberg…

    I’ve been eating defrosted berries with full fat Greek yogurt for breakfast five days a week. Is this a good breakfast?

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 – USA/GA – FD

    Weigh-in: 217 lbs. Yes, not a great number, but on the way to a reset. Only a 2 lb gain over yesterday. My temporary goal is to get my “high days” back to under 215, and my “low days” to around 210. If I can accomplish that, then I can return to thoughts of the 200s. My plan is to start doing ZBCs on all NFDs where I’m not breaking a fast (I find I do need a few simple protein/fats from a handful of nuts to restart my system after a WFD, or else I risk my stomach rebelling over the simplest foods), and to think about all the Fung-based ideas that helped me over the 2021 plateau. Sugar is a monster that always creeps back in. That thing needs to be kept caged and enjoyed from a distance!

    Pocket list for Thursday
    @linda.b
    @northgeorgia
    @snowflake56 FD800
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @brightonbelle

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 UK Fast

    Good morning

    9.50 kg

    “once more unto the breach dear friends, once more”… or in this case unto a fast;
    my excuse …got home late from work and ended up feeding starving throng by making steak and chips and a salad and eating far too much of it ; or is it because i used much oil to make the home-made chips and to fry the steak? Or was it because I had a snack before I started eating! anyway, fast today – 600 cals. Soup for lunch. making chicken /cous cous tonight – just RESOLVE not to eat not very much of it!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Jean- good luck today!
    Hemmy- sensible to not go up ladders on your own!
    Dave- hope your lamb was good, was there enough to share with Chloe?
    Nana- your lunch out sounded good, hopefully less alcohol will help with the loss…
    Bed & then food shopping yesterday, had a nonFD, having fish & chips tonight too, but will try not to eat beforehand. Seeing a friend for a catch up today & maybe last walk with Gwinnie later, Roger’s going for a 2 week trial with at the home tomorrow, hope he behaves!
    Have a good day!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 UK FD

    Yes @snowflake56 the mindset, how complicated we humans are , caught a very unflattering view of my self yesterday and instead I’d spurring me on to eat less had the complete opposite and spent a day mindlessly snacking Back on the right track and fasting today but it is making me rethink as what I’m currently doing doesn’t seem to be working

    Pocket list for Thursday
    @linda.b
    @northgeorgia
    @snowflake56 FD800
    @i-hate-lettuce
    @brightonbelle

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 – Ballater and Royal Deeside – FD

    Good morning everyone

    FD today and a long walk round an area of Royal Deeside planned, beautiful walking weather, the light is so good, the air as clean and clear as you can get. Our special walk planned for yesterday has been swapped to tomorrow, very windy day yesterday so went to the coast, Findhorn Bay, which was incredible!

    Looking at the fitbit App is quite amusing, the number of steps covered each day and calories burned, think maintaining my weight is going to be quite easy! The only problem with FD’s and our holiday is the rucksac is quite heavy, not with food …. but water ! 😉

    Take care all

    Pocket list for Thursday
    @linda.b
    @northgeorgia
    @snowflake56 FD800
    @i-hate-lettuce

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19, Germany, FD800

    After 3 days of FD500, I’m going for 2 days of FD800.

    @penz My FD went well. I don’t know either, why FDs are a struggle one day and on other days it’s just a breeze. With me, it could be my mindset, when I’m half heartedly starting it, it’s not going to happen. How lovely to have a door jamb, a sock and a shoe stealing puppy in the house!

    @mariaelena Apart from bone broth when I’m cold, I hardly ever eat soups in spring/summer. What a pity, you’re allergic to eggs, they are so good to eat on FDs. For some people it helps, hearing about fasting from different sources. Perhaps your DH now has a better understanding of what you’re aiming for and joins in.

    @linda.b Yay, finally a weight drop!

    @northgeorgia Don’t despair, you’ll get back on track. You know how to do it. I saw on the spreadsheet, you’re fasting today so I added you to the pocket list. For me, having company makes FDS easier.

    @at and @jaifaim How lovely to read about your holidays!

    Pocket list for Thursday
    @linda.b
    @northgeorgia
    @snowflake56 FD800

    Have a nice day everyone!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 18 Ohio, US — NFD

    Just checking in. This has been a low energy day and I will probably go to bed early. Amazingly enough, I’ve eaten a little bit less than usual. Perhaps it’s the water: as part of recovery, for the first three days I’m to drink one glass of water per hour. About twice as much as I usually take.

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 – Thursday– Gold Coast, Queensland Australia – FUN DAY (FD)🔔🔔 – 2nd post

    Forgot to start the pocketlist.

    @penz…. we cross-posted again. The sun did shine yesterday….. and we had a moon and stars last night…..first time in weeks and weeks and had forgotten what they looked like!
    Woke this morning to clouds, drizzle and the forecast for heavy rain on the way and delightfully a little cooler, not much cooler but better than the last few weeks. Pity.
    I’m going to an outdoor wedding on Sunday afternoon which looks like it will be going to Plan B ie inside somewhere. Feel sad for the Bride as the weather is the one thing you just can’t predict months out from the wedding. One would have thought that a Sunday in May should be a most beautiful sunny day… but as we get closer it’s not looking how it will be. 🌧🌂☂

    You have a puppy! 😍 That will be great company out walking🤩

    Pocket list for Thursday
    @linda.b

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Hi Thin, cortisone injections at the pain clinic don’t work anymore, it’s all bandaid treatment rather tha fixing the long term problem. I have lived with this for such a long time, and think my fight is a losing battle. The windows were I’m capable are getting smaller, meds take the edge off but they said it is deteriorating quickly. I’m not giving in, just giving up the constant fight at the moment, and of course the crisp nights and mornings don’t help. Our hospital situation is bad, so waiting to be seen is in Gods hands. Take care everyone 🌻CG

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19 – Thursday– Gold Coast, Queensland Australia – FUN DAY (FD)🔔🔔🔔

    Good morning all…. I’m ringing the bells! The scales dropped…. yaay! It’s not my weigh day but I’m taking it for now anyway! Only slid down a little but, the point is, the plateau is breached😃😀😊. The excitement will motivate me all day on today’s FUN DAY 🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔 and keep me on track for the busy weekend ahead!

    It is a joy to read all the holidaymakers’posts. We live vicariously through them🤩🤩.. the fun and beautiful places you go….. takes us all there for a daydream 😎😍🥰 keep posting from wherever you are!

    @rosie Sullivan1 & @lilymartin…. so good to have you both back. Our little Aussie contingent continues to grow.🦘🦘🦘

    @stitchincarol …. looks like you just may have ‘dodged’the dreaded lurgy this time, even though a cold is nothing to be sneezed (that’s a pun!😤😤😤)! So good too to have your DH on your side to share the fun of FDs & NFDs (and a cold 🤣).

    @mariaelena … It really is an educational journey alongside our intermittent fasting journey. As you say, it’s not just about the weight per se but the health benefits of having your body at optimum fitness and weight. We learn so much about the science of it as we go along. So good that your DH is hearing this message too😊 and being your wingman at your side!

    @funshipfreddie…. thought about the egg fast and decided to keep it in my back pocket for an emergency eg an event, a dress and a dire need to quickly lose pounds to fit it (it’s a girly thing!). In the meantime I know, for me, my veg and protein regime gives me the nutrition I need albeit with the occasional stubborn plateau as I get closer to my goal. Just need more exercise!🤣😵🥴

    So happy days here and so glad to be in such great company

    cheerie dearies🌼🌻🌺🌼🌸

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 19, NFD, Aus

    [Not sure how I posted day 28 yesterday; finger must have slipped off that 1 key.]

    What is it about some FDs that are so easy? Yesterday’s was a breeze and I didn’t even feel the slightest niggle of hunger all day. I even made OH dinner – and he later offered me chocolate – and wasn’t tempted to nibble at all. It’s not even PFDS – it’s more like post-FD-basking-in-the-glow! How did you go @snowflake56?

    Wow, @jaifaim, very impressed you’re posting while on holiday.

    @mariaelena – isn’t it frustrating when a dear one doesn’t listen to you but as soon as a stranger says the same thing, then suddenly it must be true and good advice!

    Hope the sun is still shining for you @linda_b.

    I’m working from home today (did I tell you I’m enjoying my new job!) which is always fun, but my young pup has already stolen the door jamb, a sock and a shoe. She’s such an attention seeker. Well, I better be a good employee and get back to work!

  • Nurturing May 2022 Challenge

    Day 18 – UK – NFD

    Having a fab time in Scotland – managing to fit in some hiking daily and lots of exploring the surrounding area but definitely no fasting, although I am trying to stay mindful….

    @brightonbelle – welcome back from Dubrovnik and a big plus that the scales didn’t move!
    @i-hate-lettuce – I suspect I’m staying not too far from where you previously stayed!!! and yes we don’t meet many people when out hiking – yesterday we went to explore around Aberfeldy and did an extended walk through wild garlic up to the waterfalls and back a couple of hours later just in time for a lovely late lunch sitting outside in the sunshine…..
    @funshipfreddie – I’m with you in that life is just too short for ironing…..🤣
    @northgeorgia – no embarrassment, we have all been there – just take a moment to reflect and restart your basic 5:2 but keeping an eye on your NFDs – You can do this!!
    @stitchincarol – 🤞Covid does not cause too much havoc with your family and your plans
    @songbirdme – something lovely about getting organised for a holiday…
    @lilymartin – lovely to see you back again – we had missed you
    @rosie-sullivan1 – I have family living in the areas you recently visited – Gippsland Vic – Lakes Entrance, Metung -Bairnsdale – especially fond memories of family holidays in Lakes Entrance
    @jaifaim – enjoy Lyon and Strasbourg
    @5413.5 – having a fab time in Scotland – A visit to Blair Atholl today – built about the confluence of the Rivers Tilt and Garry in one of the few areas of flat land in the midst of the Grampian Mountains
    We did the Glen Tilt circuit which explores both sides of Glen Tilt, regarded as one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens

    Looking forward to heading back home on Saturday and getting back to fasting!

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Evening All…
    A park walk then to park cafe, bacon butty for me, sausage for Charlie we sat outside as a lovely morning.

    Back home to window washing inside and out all sparkling, I miss my helper for these jobs…🥰

    Nana.
    A nice bike ride and catch-up with your sister a change for you..

    Dave…
    Enjoy your lamb casserole tonight.. my semi tomorrow going to be heavy rain over night won’t be my playing pitch.. I am the under dog I believe the other three are better than me.. but the pitch isn’t playing good so could be strange to all of us….

    Bed early and up early… not yet though..

    Jean x

  • Fat Busting Brits!!

    Good afternoon everyone, fast day going well. Only had tea to drink, no food yet. Lamb casserole for tea so will have a few tiny roast potatoes with it. Been bowling again today sat in the sunshine.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Neil, hope things settle down for you soon. Good news on the weight loss, that should brighten your mood considerably.

    Anzac, that was wonderful news from you. I expect Mr A is exhausted from all that tool shed singing he’s been doing. That muesli sounds divine.

    CG, I read about your continued pain yesterday but couldn’t reply as we lost our signal and then it was a busy day working locks. I was thinking about you all day though. It just doesn’t seem right that it can’t be managed in Australia. Have you exhausted all the avenues beyond your GP? I seem to recall that your son was taking you somewhere recently, obviously not the pain clinic. I hope you get some relief.

    Cinque how was your day visiting your friends yesterday?

    FD for me and I’m branching out from chicken this and chicken that by having a vegetable stew. Odd weather for it at 23C but I happened to have all the ingredients. We have 26 more locks until we get to the end of the navigable part of this canal and then we turn around and do them all again.

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