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Daily Diary for Saturday June 5th 2021

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EleanorbaMaintainer

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Daily Diary for Saturday June 5th!

If you're new to Diarying, this is where we record our plans for the day and get support sticking to them. It's an amazing way to stay accountable and really helps through good times and bad. Tell us what you're planning to eat, and exercise too if you like. Let us know what kind of plan you're following and you'll get plenty of great support. Please reply to the post above you or more - it's the mutual support that makes this such a good place to be. All advice is given in good heart from people's personal experience.

This week I've posted a pic I found of some beautiful courgettes with their flowers. I think they come into season in the UK this month - and I've already found some flowers in my local farmers market (I cooked them...well...not super-healthily...stuffed them with herbs and goats cheese which was fine but then deep-fried them in tempura batter - have to say they were pretty lush though!).

I hope everyone's had a good week and I look forward to seeing your luscious Saturday menus!

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TheTabbyCat profile image
TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Thanks for posting Eleanorba

BridgeGirl profile image
BridgeGirlAdministrator

I'm very jealous of your courgette flowers. That sounds a perfect recipe :)

Happy Saturday, everyone. Courgettis look beautiful with their flowers. Next time you can try baking these. Since it is weekend.....we are taking it easy. This also means I will get time to go for long walks. I have planned for 2 hrs walk. I have been able go for 1 hr but now I want to increase that as and when I get a chance. Food wise -- it will be eggs and veggies and 2nd meal is tomato soup, chicken curry.

Eleanorba profile image
EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to FairyTales

Baking them is a great idea FT, thanks! Much healthier than deep frying...do you have any recipes? Have a lovely long walk today and enjoy your meals!

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purple_ums13kg in reply to FairyTales

Enjoy your walk - sounds like it will be restorative for you, enjoy your foods today have a good one x

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Ooo Eleanorba I'm so pleased that you found the flowers, and enjoyed them in tempura! It has to be a must once a year. The season is over here it's just too hot,even if I can find them, they just wilt in front of my eyes.

I'm following LCHEALTHYF No alcohol although this evening I enjoyed an aperitif with friends which is still a rare event. Tomorrow a friend is coming to lunch so I'll be sharing a bottle of prosecco. No snacking. I've managed to increase the walking a little which I'm quite pleased with.

B: 🍋🍵Greek yogurt+ 2 walnuts and a dash of espresso caffè.

L: Rotisserie chicken, misticanza, grilled aubergine. A glass of prosecco.

D: Parmigiano cheese with left over aubergine/mixed salad.

I hope everyone has a good Saturday.

🌈🌈🌈

purple_ums profile image
purple_ums13kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

Well done for upping your walking! Enjoy your lunch with your friend and the Prosecco. Have a great day x

Eleanorba profile image
EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to TheTabbyCat

What a lovely-sounding day, TTC! That lunch sounds gorgeous. So, I'm going to push you on the proscecco - is it 'a glass of prosecco' or 'I'll be sharing a bottle'?? Perhaps it's a very small bottle!

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Eleanorba

Ahhh😱you've got me there. When I wrote it, I meant a glass but I haven't had lunch with anyone for so long it could be more.........😋

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springersruleModerator in reply to TheTabbyCat

Morning TabbyCat and well done on managing some extra walking, just don't overdo it 💖 How lovely to have a friend round for lunch. I'm looking forward to cooking for someone, anyone lol, in the future to show off my new found abilities 😂 Yesterday, my mum finally told me she'd enjoyed the meatloaf i'd given her month's ago and she brought me a new pair of crocs from her holiday in Scarborough last week. She usually brings me my favourite chocolate bar - marzipan covered in chocolate. I mention these as although she still hasn't acknowledged my weight loss, she is now acknowledging my change in eating habits. I'll take that as a win 😂😂.

Fab meal plans today. Have a great lunch and a fab day xx

Hi Eleanorba, thanks for hosting!

Planning is working out for me, several things I wouldn’t have done today had I not written them down yesterday. Like for example run 6k to the garage to collect the car...

Tomorrow: two low carb meals, some house and allotment work and a vaccination! 💪

L: picnic boiled eggs, carrot sticks and hummus, cheese sandwiches for the family

D: lamb steak and red peppers stuffed with feta cheese, quinoa and pumpkin seeds with greek salad and chips for the family

Have a great weekend everyone!

purple_ums profile image
purple_ums13kg in reply to smartoak

🙌 for planning - yay to vaccine - have mine on Tuesday. Enjoy your menu, dinner sounds super delicious 😋, have a wonderful weekend too x

Eleanorba profile image
EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to smartoak

Ooooh that lamb meal sounds gorgeous smartoak. So well done on your planning! I know exactly what you mean. I've found that having a pedometer massively helps with exercise planning - I went from pretty much nothing to a failsafe 5 miles or more per day. I guess it helped that I moved to London where I didn't need a car, so 3 miles or so just happens by walking around. But planning it in, saying I'm going to do it here, then seeing the numbers come up makes such a difference. Enjoy your run and hope your jab comes side-effect-free! I was really lucky with that, especially second time.

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springersruleModerator in reply to smartoak

Well done for planning Smartoak. I dont think i could manage without a plan and actually really enjoy the process.

Fabulously tasty meals today and great news on your vaccination. I hope it goes well.

Have a lovely day xx

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siggie1st 7lbs

Good evening Eleanorba and my week has been a positive one, very sunny and hot, and with the exception of a lunch with a close friend on Monday and my Friday night pizza, I've been on plan all week. I'm tracking my macros for two weeks, here are todays stats, not good reading!!!!carbs: 36% ( 143g) fat: 51% (90g) protein: 13% (53g)

I'm following LCHF and try to keep to a limit of 100g carbs ( some days are easier than others)

I'm not running as usual in the morning, so having a rest day!

First Thing: coffee

Breakfast: summer fruits, greek yogurt

late lunch: brie and ham salad

tea: Spanish chicken and potatas bravas

glass of red or two

relaxed day in the sunshine with a short trip into town to pick up some groceries and do a couple of errands. and then a complete chill out day.

hope everyone has a fab saturday x

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to siggie

Glad you've had a good week, enjoy the chill out time tomorrow.

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purple_ums13kg in reply to siggie

Well done to a great week! Enjoy your well deserved chill axing and vino. delicious sounding menu, ah Patatas bravas!!! Have a wonderful day x

Eleanorba profile image
EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to siggie

All sounds yummy siggie. I think I might have asked you about this before - but what's Spanish about the chicken? For me, if I plan non-diet treats in (for me that's wine and cake) then I don't end up with a week's blow out, it usually just stays as that, a one-off treat - so your pizza sounds just fine to me!

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springersruleModerator in reply to siggie

Morning Siggie and well done on having an almost perfect week. Enjoy a relaxing day today with the fab meals planned xx

What lovely courgettes. :)

OK so I've been massively "off the rails" lately and I know it has to stop. My weight gain is definitely noticeable as my mum's making comments every time she sees me.

B: smoothie

L: veggie burger in bun with salad

D: something quick but absolutely not curly fries

S: fruit

E: home workout, housework

Mitzy200 profile image
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Greendream123

Its certainly salad weather isn't it? And the veggie bag had lettuce and tomatoes in it this week. Hope you enjoy your lunch and find something quick and nice for tea. How is the house cleaning going? Mine has stalled, if only momentarily. I waited in all day yesterday for a parcel that never came. I had planned another charity shop visit- still I'm going, sort of in the right direction.

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Greendream123Host in reply to Mitzy200

I like tomatoes but I don't usually use them quick enough!

We've done a lot in the last month considering how little we've done to the house in the 5 years we've lived here! My dad has to take a lot of the credit, he didn't visit very often pre-pandemic (every couple of months) but has come up loads recently (3 times this week even though he lives an hour down the motorway!) He's a bit of a DIY hero so has been plaining the doors, fixing a leaky tap and so on. My mum's given herself a list of jobs too, things we couldn't be bothered to do, which in turn has spurred my partner on to do his jobs. So it's definitely been a team effort. I'm not allowed to do DIY but have been doing the tidying, chasing tradesmen and so on (I never knew plasterers were so elusive, I've tried 5 now and still no luck!) 🤣

Good luck with your house, sounds frustrating about the parcel!

Mitzy200 profile image
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Greendream123

My mum used to always comment on my weight too. I found it quite distressing.

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to Mitzy200

It's awkward isn't it? My mum is subtle - I gave her a Magnum and said my local shop don't do vegan choc ices anymore, just tubs. She told me not to buy one as we both knew how long a tub would last me!

Mitzy200 profile image
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Greendream123

It is the subtle things isn't it? My family were like that too.

Now I read a few books and stuff, I'd call it micro-aggression. It hurts and it chipped away at my self esteem. Maybe as MonLewis said take care of yourself today. X

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to Mitzy200

Thanks, I think my mum means well so I remind myself of that! :)

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MonLewis7lbs in reply to Greendream123

Aww don't beat yourself about it be kind to yourself if others aren't. Stress will only raise your cortisol and make you spin into self loathing overeating cycle you don't need xxx

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purple_ums13kg in reply to Greendream123

Oh mum ! Good luck getting back on the rails, since March I feel I’ve been on the completely wrong train too haha so power to you too!! Enjoy your veggie burger, have a great day x

Maisie48 profile image
Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to Greendream123

Morning Greendream123 - oh, it can be hard at times can't it? Look how far you have come, 1.5st is a great achievement to date. I restarted the 12 week NHS plan a few weeks ago after being on and off the rails for most of this year (!). Maybe draw the line and start afresh your next mini goal?

Have a great day and enjoy your fruit and salad. 😊😊

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to Maisie48

Thanks, that's great advice. Well done restarting, are you feeling a lot more on track now?

Maisie48 profile image
Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to Greendream123

I most certainly am Greendream! More importantly I feel I am back in control. I am content again to lose weight steadily. 😊😊

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to Maisie48

That's absolutely fantastic, I hope you feel very proud!! :)

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Greendream123

Agh, mums eh? Mine's the opposite - I can get on the scales with a 5lb gain and she'll still say 'are you sure you're eating enough?'! So, let's help you get back on those rails! Could you do without the bun with your burger and have extra good things in your salad? What could you have for your dinner? I haven't decided either. An omelette maybe?

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Greendream123Host in reply to Eleanorba

Thanks. :) I bought some fancy vegan brioche buns (not seen them before) so I will have one and freeze the other 3, to be honest the issue is the evening snacking (often without any dinner) so I think one bun will be ok... Maybe a stir fry for dinner, quick and healthy. :)

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Toongirl2020 December in reply to Eleanorba

My mum is exactly the same. She is, and always has been a " feeder ". Likes to see people eat and never comments on my weight which I'm glad about TBH. I'd find it difficult and hurtful if she did, I feel bad enough about myself as it is.

I'm loving seeing everyone's plans for today. Some lovely meals going on the table ( which I may well copy at some point ! )

After a dreadful few months and starting again at over 4 stones overweight, I'm starting again and have joined W W. Have any of you any experience of this plan ? It looks promising and combines healthy eating to include some treats but includes the psychology to help you along the way.

My big downfall is alcohol and I'm already reading the posts on your section to try and help me reduce. No weight reduction plan will ever work if I don't overcome the habit, I now know that.

Today I am going out with my mum to buy plants for my back yard and will spend a few hours getting my pots together. I'm also planning an hours power walk and some toning/stretching exercises.

Food is banana pancakes and berries for breakfast, a piece of cake ( weekly treat ) with mum at lunchtime and stuffed peppers with feta cheese for supper.

I'll restrict myself to 2 glasses of red wine tonight ( which counts as a reduction for me ! ) and relax with a bit of T.V.

Enjoy yourselves everyone ! It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day x

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Toongirl

Hi Toongirl, great to meet you. I'm really sorry to hear that you've had some dreadful months. You've come to the right place for support and ideas! Look forward to seeing you in the DrinkLess thread, too, where you can tell us all about your alcohol goals for the month (although you can here, too, obvs!). You're absolutely right to be cutting down on alcohol. It's just empty calories, brings you down, and dis-inhibits you so self-control with food goes out the window too. I don't know whether you'll be someone who finally moderates or gives up, you'll have to see. I used to think that if I opened a bottle of wine I'd 'have' to drink loads of it - but that just turned out to be a story I was telling myself. It does help that I buy half bottles now! But as long as I've had enough to eat, I don't guzzle it any more. Now I count having 2 glasses when I meant to have one as a major binge and I've pretty much stuck to 2-3 glasses per week for over a year; this year I also did Dry Jan and have carried on with 1 dry week per month.

I've got one bit of advice for you today - I recommend that you don't just have cake for lunch. It's not enough food and it'll just give you a big sugar high. If you don't have any more food than that, you'll get a big sugar slump next, and it'll be really hard for you to stick to your chosen limit of wine and food in the evening. So I'd say - have your weekly cake treat and enjoy it, but have some salad with some protein and/or healthy fat for lunch too. Yes, that's more food - but I think you'll be heading for /tons/ more food and wine in the evening otherwise.

WW - others may have experiences, I've never joined a 'live' group. When I was overweight I lost it with a year on a LowCarbHighFat regime. To be honest I'm not recommending that personally, I was absolutely miserable on it!! I think that's because I mainly eat veggie food and don't like too much cream and cheese - so I thihk I was really on a strict calorie controlled diet too, as there was hardly anything I could eat! But so many members here love LCHF and it definitely works for weight loss. Anyway, I think the benefit of WW etc is that you get to meet real people for support and accountability, which might be even better than online. But I'd say avoid the WW ready-made products - that's just a waste of money and those so called 'healthy' bars are just sugary garbage! Sorry to get a bit cross there! Your own home-cooked healthy food is the best way forward on any programme IMO.

BEST OF LUCK on your journey, Toongirl (are you from Newcastle or are you a fan of cartoons!?). We're all here to cheer you on!

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springersruleModerator in reply to Greendream123

Hi Greendream, so sorry to hear you're struggling at the moment. Remember you are not alone. Hmm the comments from your mum, although probably well meaning, wont be very helpful i'm guessing!? I'm not sure which is worse.. Comments every time we see them or no acknowledgement of any weightloss whatsoever!! We can but smile and keep going. I hope you find your way again very soon 💖

Lovely meals so far, i hope you find something equally nice and filling to have for tea.

Have a lovely day xx

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Mitzy2002020 November

Thank you for hosting eleanorba. The courgette flowers look beautiful, they are arguably the best bit of the courgette.I'm behind with my de cluttering and my admin and its making me very anxious again. I need to take stuff to the charity shop, a big operation with no transport. post some stuff to the accountant, wash up, eat well and do 20 other jobs. As usual at these times I can't decide what to do first and writing a list is not helping!

Food planning is taking a back seat, which is not always a good thing for me, because it leads to more anxiety and yet more social anxiety/isolation/depression.

Breakfast- shreddies and oat milk

Lunch- bbq tofu, salad with pea shoots and tomato

Either sweet potato and chard stew ( to use it up) or cauliflower crust pizza.

I usually have something sweet on saturday. So I may make a small crumble. Have a good day everyone.

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to Mitzy200

Sorry to hear about the stress. Would it help to go back to your list and start prioritising/allocating tasks to different days, weeks, months etc? Maybe even label some things as non urgent/ok to leave for now? It helps me to break things down in that way so they feel less overwhelming, less of a mountain and more of a step-by-step. :)

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Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Greendream123

I think you are right. I have set myself too big a task! I'm going to take one bag of stuff to a clothing recycle bin and then go an sit in a coffee shop for an hour. Then come home and plan and prioritize again.

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Greendream123

That's a good idea, Greendream. I also find that once I've allocated tasks to times, breaking today's first task into teeny mini-tasks helps. I often just worry about getting started instead of actually doing anything - and that's sometimes because I'm not sure /how/ to start something. But if I write a list like 'open lap top. go into email. go back to So-and-so's email to find that other email. compose email. send.' it might sound a bit laborious but it means I can get going and do it, then I've got started on the task of emailing people and I don't have to do that for every message! Whereas if I just tell myself 'You must write to so and so, you still haven't done it' then I just freeze!

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Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to Mitzy200

Hi Mitzy200 - sorry things are out of kilter for you. Maybe a walk or cycle will help relax you and put things into perspective? Take it one step at a time anyway. 😊

Love pea shoots (must remember to grow some) and cauliflower crust pizza sounds like a clever substitute for dough.

Keep well and stay safe. 😊😊

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Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Maisie48

Thanks. I think I need to get out of the house.

Yes pea shoots are fab. I bought a pack of suttons pea shoots, I think YoYo80 said they grew them too.

Maisie48 profile image
Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to Mitzy200

Great ! They're on my shopping list! 😊

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purple_ums13kg in reply to Mitzy200

Sorry to hear the anxiety is building a bit, Have you tried breathing exercises to help..? , you will get it all done, it might just take a few more days - I also underestimate how long little nigggly things take to do. Bbq tofu, sounds great! Have a great day and go easy on yourself you’re doing really well! X

Mitzy200 profile image
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to purple_ums

Thanks Purple. I think some relaxation would be a good idea. Its true how little jobs do take absolute ages! Have a good day today

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Mitzy200

Hi Mitzy, I'm so sorry that you're feeling behind with your de-cluttering and admin. I really know how this feels. I'm lucky not to have very bad anxiety, but the one thing that will make me up with my heart pounding in the night is not-done work admin tasks! I can spend SO much time worrying about them instead of taking the first step to do them! First of all, though, your food sounds absolutely great! It doesn't sound like you've neglected that at all! Both you dinner options sound lovely - I'd go for the first one because I love both those things. So well done on planning at a tough time. What can you do to get feeling under control with the admin? What do you usually do? I could do with hearing your tips!

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Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Eleanorba

Its a real stressor isn't it? I have a big fear that the thing I choose to do will be the least important thing, and the thing I don't do will be the one which causes some kind of catastrophe!

Where I can tend now to prioritise my cat, dog and hens, as they are reliant on me. Then my diet, water intake and exercise. The DD is absolutely brilliant for that. Today I am going to split the rest of the day between washing up and kitchen tidying ( not a big job just general stuff) and the accountant. I figure I need a clear kitchen. Keeping the accountants stuff in good order will prevent any mini drama next week.

One thing I am noticing is that a lot of folk on the DD have things like a movie night. I never do ( prob coz I don't have a TV/DVD pr netflix sub!) But I need to have some form of relaxation or hobby that I can look forward to.

Do you have any tips to share? It would be great to know what others find useful.

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to Mitzy200

Morning Mitzy200,

sounds like a hectic day ahead for you and all the best in getting everything done.

Food can lead to anxiety but what you have planned looks great and whilst I'm sure the sweet potato and chard stew is wonderful, it has to be pizza if it were me 👍

And a crumble as well - fantastic 😀

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Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Tank_EG

I really fancy pizza. I think I will go for that after all. It is a fave of mine

Thank you for hosting Eleanorba and wow those courgettes and tempura goats cheese flowers are lovely😊.

I’m trying to eat LCHF with an allowance for 100 grams of carb and 1800 calls. Tracking it all in MFP with my DD friends.

B: yoghurt, almonds, rhubarb jelly

L: we are cycling 20km to a medieval town and having a lunch there not sure what yet

Snack: citrus sorbet and watermelon, yoghurt

D: either coconut fish curry or roast chicken legs on bbq with salad , maybe a small glass of whisky and diet coke

E: cycling 20km and gardening

Good luck all🍀🌅

Maisie48 profile image
Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to MonLewis

Morning MonLewis - your food today looks delicious, especially the rhubarb jelly. I could just eat a citrus sorbet on this gorgeous Saturday morning!

Sounds like an idyllic, if not, exhausting day with your bike ride - have a well-deserved lunch and enjoy! 😊

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purple_ums13kg in reply to MonLewis

Enjoy your cycle 20km wow!!! Have a great time and enjoy your lunch! Dinner sounds great either option. have a lovely day x

Mitzy200 profile image
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to MonLewis

It sounds like a great day.

Eleanorba profile image
EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to MonLewis

Hi MonLewis, what a lovely Saturday you've got planned. I'd love to be cycling to a medieval town! Both dinner options sound great. Hope the lunch turns out well.

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Loraine5181st 7lbs in reply to MonLewis

Morning MonLewis, I am sure you will have earn't your lunch out after cycling 20km, hope you find something really tasty. Both your dinner options sound good too.Enjoy your day.

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springersruleModerator in reply to MonLewis

Wow MonLewis, that's some day you have planned. I hope the storms have stopped!!

Fabulous meals, i hope you find something lovely for lunch.

I hope the cycle isn't as arduous as it sounds. Have a fab day xx

Morning all, thanks for hosting Eleanorba, the courgettes and flowers look so pretty and how your prepare them sounds delicious!!

IF, low carb, no snacking, no sugar, apple a day and c25k again.

Started the week on Tuesday so emoji streak.. yesterday was another good day on plan for food, just didn’t manage to get much work done.

⭐️⭐️🌟🌟

L - 2 veggie sausages egg and garlic buttered mushroom,

D - chicken Parmesan with courgetti

E - Im feeling I’m going to have to stay at c25k week 3 for a while as I’m not hitting the pace I want and it’s not ‘comfortable’ yet so wk3 run 3.

More of the same want to make headway’s with my work and readings. then movie night - not going to indulge this week as weight loss is more of a priority for me atm.

Have a lovely weekend everyone x

Mitzy200 profile image
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to purple_ums

It sounds like you have a great day planned. I hope you enjoy your movie night.

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to purple_ums

Yaaay, well done on those stars! You're doing brilliantly. And congrats in advance on having just movies at movie night - that can feel nice and indulgent in its own right, I'm sure! Food sounds lovely. Have a great day.

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to purple_ums

Morning purple_ums,

well done on another good day yesterday.

As to the C25K and pace, it took me a while after I had graduated to hit 5km in 30 minutes. Also I found the middle part of the plan was tough but that it got slightly easier towards the end. My suggestion is to take it a pace that is comfortable for you, concentrate on building the stamina to run further each week and work on pace later even if it is after you graduate 👍

Great food again and here's to your movie night 😀

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Loraine5181st 7lbs in reply to purple_ums

Morning purple_ums well done on your stars, I'm collecting doggies for each good day and it really inspires me to stick to my plan.Enjoy movie night and have a lovely day x

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springersruleModerator in reply to purple_ums

Morning Purple_ums and well done with your stars, looking great 😊

Fab meals planned and great to plan a movie night without snacks, not easy!!

That's the beauty of c25k, you can repeat whatever you want, as much as you want until you feel ready to move on. I will get back to my walking version once i've had my op and recovered. I don't know if i'll ever jog or run any of it but walking better and more briskly will be my goal to start with.

Have a lovely day xx

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Maisie481st 7lbs

Morning Eleanorba and thank you for hosting. Scrummy courgette flower recipe!

My weight is finally starting to shift in the right direction so I shall try and repeat last week! The weather has definitely helped as it finally feels like summer!!

Calorie counting around 1500kcals healthy eating, today's meals look like this:

B - overnight Oats, natural yogurt, banana, frozen brambles and chopped apple with ground cinnamon

D - Cold roast pork and large mixed salad

T - scrambled egg on toast with salad leaves

Snack - fruit and yogurt

Drinks - tea and water

Exercise - dog walks, farm work and gardening

Have a lovely and super safe Saturday everyone. 😊

Eleanorba profile image
EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Maisie48

Hi Maisie, that's so great to hear, about your weigh-in! Summer definitely helps, it just lifts the spirits so much! Your food sounds great, we definitely share a taste in overnight oat recipes! Have a lovely outdoor day!

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Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to Eleanorba

Thanks Eleanorba, I certainly will. I've returned from the local village shop with some pea-shoot seeds to sow (try saying that quickly!). 😊😊

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to Maisie48

Morning Maisie48,

great to hear your weight is coming off, it's so satisfying when you find a food plan that works. And the weather does definitely help 👍

Loving your food and I'm sure your farm work will help burn a few calories for 😀

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Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Hi Tank - yes it is glorious today and I can get across the farm yard without wearing wellies ha-ha! The house isn't cold (hurrah) and I love making the most of this fine weather (winter was so l..o..n....g !) 😊

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Loraine5181st 7lbs in reply to Maisie48

Morning Maisie48, great to hear your weight is starting to shift in the right direction, mine is finally starting to decrease too. I agree about the weather helping it is so lovely to finally see some sunshine.Lovely sounding meals today, especially the roast pork, enjoy your day.

Maisie48 profile image
Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to Loraine518

Thanks Loraine518 - really pleased you are succeeding with your weight loss. 😊😊

jd65 profile image
jd653st 7lbs in reply to Maisie48

Glad to hear the weights going well.

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springersruleModerator in reply to Maisie48

Hi Maisie, brilliant news that your weight is going down again, well done.

A lovely plan for food and exercise today. Enjoy and have fun xx

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Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

Thanks springersrule. 😊

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Loraine5181st 7lbs

Morning Eleanorba, I don't think I have ever eaten courgette flowers, another thing to try and yours sound amazing.

Yesterday was another good day so awarding myself 🐶🐕🐕‍🦺.

Despite our concerns, Theodore, 9 month old grandson, slept from about 8.30-7.30 this morning. He probably would have slept longer, but a panicked nanny went in to check on him and disturbed him, you just can't get the nannies. 🤣

I have a long overdue hairdressers appointment this morning, which I am looking forward to, so grandad will be babysitting.

I am following keto, TMAD and no alcohol

L-Eggs, bacon, chipolatas, mushroom and tomatoes

D- cauliflower and cheese with bacon

Exercise- housework and a long walk with the dogs later

Have a lovely Saturday everyone xx

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Loraine518

Great sleep work Theodore! Enjoy your yummy fry up. Sounds like everything's going really well, Loraine, congrats on those doggies! Have a lovely time at the hairdressers.

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Loraine5181st 7lbs in reply to Eleanorba

Thank you, just got back and my hair feels and looks so much better. Looking forward to my fry up, which is being cooked for me so will taste even better🙂

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jd653st 7lbs in reply to Loraine518

We used to do that with our older granddaughter. She can sleep 13 hrs in one go and has since she was tiny. The younger one tends to wake a lot and want to play.

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Loraine5181st 7lbs in reply to jd65

Theodore used to sleep well at night but hasn't been sleeping recently. Although he does tend to sleep better for us than for his mummy.😂

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slipstick3 stone in reply to Loraine518

I could eat any of your food. Lunch isn't far off a "Full English", sounds great to me. And cauli cheese with bacon is always good.

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Maisie481st 7lbs in reply to Loraine518

That's a brilliant sleep for Theodore. ( We have one pet lamb named Theo - great name!!)

You have a lovely day planned, especially at the hairdressers. Have a great Saturday Loraine. 😊

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Loraine5181st 7lbs in reply to Maisie48

He started out as a Roman but then it goe changed to Theodore, which I really love.

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springersruleModerator in reply to Loraine518

Morning Loraine, well done on your doggy emojis, i love being able to reward myself each day with a medal 😁

Oh i remember the days when the kids were that age, cursing and being exhausted when they didn't sleep through and waking them up from worry when they did 😂😂😂

Oh your meals today are amazing, i put cauliflower cheese on my list for next week yesterday, i'll just go write 'with bacon' next to it lol.

Have a fab day, enjoy the long awaited hairdresser visit and a lovely walk with the dogs later xx

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Loraine5181st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

Thank you springersrule glad I inspired you with the bacon, I love it with cauliflower cheese.I'm hoping to have several rows of doggie emojis eventually. Hairdressers was great, my hair looks and feels much better now. Have a lovely weekend xx

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springersruleModerator in reply to Loraine518

Its really adds that something extra doesn't it 😍

Glad you feel better from the haircut, it does make big difference doesn't it 😊.

Have a fab weekend too xx

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs

Morning all and thanks to Eleanorba for hosting today's DD - great recipe idea for the courgette flowers 😀

I'm really looking forward to tonight as we're meeting up with my daughter and son-in-law for a meal out. The table is all booked and I've perused the menu and it's not looking good for my waistline 🤣 More importantly though will be a chance to get together and chat in person instead of using video calls 👍

Today is our treat day so is more relaxed than normal:

B: Cereal, fruit & yoghurt plus a slice of toast

L: Bacon muffin, crisps & a Crunchie bar

D: Meal out

E: Walks with Tilly 🐶

Wishing everyone a wonderful day

jd65 profile image
jd653st 7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

That’s lovely that you are having a meal out.

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to jd65

Thanks jd 😀

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slipstick3 stone in reply to Tank_EG

I do like your idea of a treat day. Mine is Sunday after my weigh-in but it's so "relaxed" that I usually avoid the DD that day😊.

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to slipstick

Thanks slipstick 😀

As you may have guessed, today is my weigh day 🤣

I do sometimes think about posting as it is counter to what many do here so it is great to see I'm not alone with the idea of a treat day 👍

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YoYo802 stone in reply to Tank_EG

So cool you’re all meeting up for a meal out. Enjoy yourself and I’m sure you’ll run/cycle it off

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to YoYo80

Thanks YoYo80 😀

I can see the bikes coming out tomorrow 🤣

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Dave10002 stone in reply to Tank_EG

Wishing you a fantastic day and wonderful wonderful get-together with your daughter and son-in-law Tank_EG this will light so enjoy it, the pet back on track straight after. Have a great time👍

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to Dave1000

Thanks Dave 😀

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springersruleModerator in reply to Tank_EG

Morning Tank, how lovely that you're getting to see your daughter and son in law in person tonight. I'm sure you'll chose as best you can from the menu 😊

Oh i love crunchies 😋

Have a fabulous day and enjoy tonight, you can repair any damage next week 😊 xx

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

Thanks springersrule 😀

This is one of the reasons for our treat day, if we are to go out then we have a dedicated night for doing so 👍

Plus it limits any overeating to just the one day and as you say, I then have the rest of the week to catch up. It's also why I want to build a buffer zone of a few pounds into my maintenance goal weight so if I weigh myself midweek I'm still under that magical 13 stone barrier 😀

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springersruleModerator in reply to Tank_EG

I guess wednesdays are my treat night with a pub tea with my friend - now that we can go in again 😊 I try to be extra good on a weekend as my weigh ins are on a monday 😂

I don't know if you've seen any of N-o-r-d-i 's posts but she's been weighing herself daily to see what the natural weight fluctuations are to determine her 'buffer zone' in maintenance. I think its a brilliant idea from both of you xx

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jd653st 7lbs

Good morning Eleanorba . Granddaughters are here until Sunday so I’ve had a restless night

I’ve been awake since 5 with the baby but she’s just nodded back off. The older one is still fast asleep and has been since 9 last night. Other half is still asleep too.We’re going to take them to the park later which should be fun.

I’m calorie counting, 1500-1900, 3 meals, no snacks, reduced carbs, no alcohol

B. Greek yoghurt,nectarine

L. Omelette with salad

D. Rib-eye, garlic mushrooms, salad, olives, coleslaw

Have a good day all.

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to jd65

Hope you have a lovely time at the park and you're not too sleepy jd! Food all sounds lovely.

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slipstick3 stone in reply to jd65

Enjoy your time with the granddaughters, food looks excellent (apart from the olives, not my favourites).

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YoYo802 stone in reply to jd65

Lots of lovely protein options to help you power through the day. Have a nice time in the park

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Dave10002 stone in reply to jd65

Wishing you a fantastic weekend with your grandchildren jd65 I’m sure your find the opportunity to catch up on the sleep over the course of next week and look back with on this great memories of the time spent having fun with them 🥰. Enjoy your lovely sounding food particularly that ribeye, delicious x

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springersruleModerator in reply to jd65

Hi Jd, i hope you enjoyed the park once everyone else was up and ready to start their days!! 😉

Lovely food there. My next steak will be a ribeye, i'm trying different cuts just for the pleasure of it lol

I hope tonight goes better than last night for you xx

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EleanorbaMaintainer

Great that you're seeing your family, Tank! What kind of food is it tonight? Ok, I'm going to push you - if you're having a lovely meal out, do you need crisps and a crunchie bar for lunch?? Goodness I'm being bossy today... Hm, something odd just happened here so my answer is now under jd's post - so I'm tagging you Tank_EG in case you don't see my answer!

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slipstick3 stone

Morning Eleanorba and all. Eating flowers, what will they think of next? I had a reasonable Friday mainly in health terms, I even got out for a couple of short walks. 3500 steps would normally be a bit pitiful but it's the most I've managed in quite a while. Food not too bad. I'm still having trouble avoiding late-night snacking but I'll get there. So today I'll try hard to eat only from 8am-8pm :

B FF Yogurt/mixed berries

L HM celery / lentil soup / crackerbread

D Moroccan bean stew (Lidl, 500g, 138kcal, 19g carbs and tasty with a little added harissa paste)

E more short walks - hurray!

Have a great weekend everyone.

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to slipstick

Hi slipstick, am I right that you've been unwell? Sounds like you're getting back on it, building up the walking. I love a lentil soup! That's a really tiny amount of calories for dinner - or is it 138cal per 100g?

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slipstick3 stone in reply to Eleanorba

Recovering from long term jaundice then got an arthritis flare-up, both improving now. The stew claims 138kcal total. I've only tried it once before and it was quite filling. Seems odd but not impossible.

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to slipstick

Yes, I remember now. So sorry to hear that and very glad both are improving. Ok, stew is filling...but if you're having trouble not snacking after, could you add some more veggies or some cheese or something?

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YoYo802 stone in reply to slipstick

Yey, brilliant you’re up to walks now. Good luck with your ‘eating window’

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Dave10002 stone in reply to slipstick

Well done on fighting those snack temptations of an evening slipstick keep it up. Hopefully the bean stew will sustain you this evening x

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springersruleModerator in reply to slipstick

Morning Slipstick. How great that your managing some small walks now. That's huge so well done. As long as you keep trying on the snacking front you will get there.

Lovely meals planned, the moroccan bean stew sounds lovely whether is from Lidl or h/made.

Have a great day xx

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EleanorbaMaintainer

Hi again everyone, just popping back in to add my own menu.

Breakfast - late today, husband's taking ages getting the Saturday paper - I'm ravenous! Normally have it 6 - 7am and it's gone 9!

Overnight oats with a middle-Eastern flavour. A tsp tahini, sesame seeds, pistachios, a chopped medjool date, plain yog. Also less-middle-Eastern grated pear and frozen berries.

Lunch - lentil salad with burrata (just came back to edit this - was going to be mushroom omelette but realise I've got lentils left over from yesterday night).

Snack - hopefully won't need one after the biggish lunch but some carrot sticks and nuts if I do.

Dinner - Chermoula, carrot and chickpea fritters with herb salsa and mashed avocado, out of the cookbook 'The Modern Cook's Year' by Anna Jones (Chermoula = garlic, cumin, lemon peel, paprika and coriander). Some potato wedges for husband - I'll nick two of them!

Exercise - walking; home Pilates.

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Dave10002 stone in reply to Eleanorba

Some lovely sounding food choices today Eleanorba, enjoy. Hope the OH doesn’t keep you waiting too long 😂x

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Dave1000

He got back just as I was about to tuck into the oats without him...

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Reving2st 7lbs in reply to Eleanorba

Sounds like a good days planned for you Eleanorba

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springersruleModerator in reply to Eleanorba

Your meals sound gorgeous Eleanorba xx

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YoYo802 stone

I love growing courgettes and the flowers are an extra special treat. Going to try to be much more vigilant with my courgette picking this year - an odd marrow is fine - a marrow a week is not so much fun!

Well, rock climbing day has finally arrived. Glad it isn’t raining today.

Today’s breakfast was Overnight oats with apple and cinnamon; picnic lunch will be wholemeal tuna salad sandwich and Greek yoghurt with raspberries; then picking up something for dinner from the fishmongers after rock climbing. Snacks: Carrot sticks and HM hummus and a Milky Way.

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Dave10002 stone in reply to YoYo80

Enjoy the rock climbing and glad the weather has improved for you. I watched Bear Grill on Dartmoor with Nicola Adam’s climbing last night and you could see just how tough it was. Have fun and enjoy that lovely food today 💪

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YoYo802 stone in reply to Dave1000

I've been promised a beginner's climb today - but who knows, I may become Spiderwoman after a fortnightly climb👍

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Dave10002 stone in reply to YoYo80

We await your report and the tales of the mountains you have scaled n the future 👍💪😘

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to YoYo80

What a lovely day! 'Picking up something for dinner from the fishmongers after rock climbing', you are living the dream YoYo! I will definitely think about growing courgettes next year. We are starting with tomatoes this year. Have a lovely day.

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YoYo802 stone in reply to Eleanorba

Good luck with the tomatoes; they'll be delicious!

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springersruleModerator in reply to YoYo80

Oh YoYo, i've never done anything with a marrow but my late great great aunt used to make marrow jam which was gorgeous. It would crystallize on top and that was a real treat.

I hope you are having fun rock climbing, perfect weather for it today. Let us know how you got on.

Great meal plan, i wonder what fish you'll be having tonight... Xx

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YoYo802 stone in reply to springersrule

Special treat - Lemon Sole. I'm going to steam it and serve it with gremolata, crushed tomatoes with lots of flat leaf parsley and a salad (herbs and leaves picked from the garden). Perfect end to a perfect day😊

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to springersrule

Wow, marrow jam sounds like an Actually Good Thing to Do with a Marrow (not crazy about it as a veg, too squelchy!).

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to springersrule

Wow, marrow jam sounds like an Actually Good Thing to Do with a Marrow (not crazy about it as a veg, too squelchy!).

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Dave10002 stone

Thank you for hosting today’s DD Eleanorba and for the last belt picture of those courgettes and for the ideas for cooking the flowers. The fried way sounds delicious. I hopefully have a relatively free weekend having had a busy family week this week and seen most of those close to us a fair bit during the course of the week. It has raised its challenges on the food front but I have managed to stay strong thanks to the help and self accountability I believe that is share with the wonderful people on HU and here on the DD.

Today I will be going our for a wander into town with my OH and perhaps lunch out somewhere not really sure.

Following LCHF/TMAD with regular exercise:

L: scrambled eggs tomatoes and ham or bacon?

DD: The Spanish Chicken that I didn’t have yesterday

E: walking and maybe a spin or bike ride

Wishing everyone a great day and a wonderful weekend x

🚴🏻😄

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Dave1000

So great that you've had a lovely family week and stayed strong, brilliant to hear Dave! Hope you find a great scrambled egg lunch spot.

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Dave10002 stone in reply to Eleanorba

Thank you it’s so different to feel any sort of self control 😄

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springersruleModerator in reply to Dave1000

Hya Dave, it sounds like you've had an amazing family week, so pleased for you and well done for staying strong on the food front. Its not always an easy task.

Lets hope your weekend can be a lovely relaxing one with the lovely meals you have planned.

Have a great day xx

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Dave10002 stone in reply to springersrule

Thank you J wishing you a wonderful day also. Working in the garden right now. Catch up soon x

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springersruleModerator in reply to Dave1000

I made my first ever bubble & squeak lunch with a tin of mackerel. So DElicious, I'm having it again tomorrow lol Enjoy the garden. I've taken some garden pics for tomorrows green gym chat post 😁 xx

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Dave10002 stone in reply to springersrule

Try smoked mackerel, kippers or smoked haddock if you want something a little milder and softer in texture. Bubble and squeak is an absolute favourite of mine but currently off the menu as potatoes for me are a no no. I might try it with something else but getting the burnt bits is what makes a good bubble so not sure how it will work? Glad you enjoyed it 😄😘x

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springersruleModerator in reply to Dave1000

I put celeriac and cauliflower in the blender then added it to my frying veg, no potatoes 😊 I didn't get many burnt bits... Must try harder 😂😂 x

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Dave10002 stone in reply to springersrule

Sounds lovely. I will give ve it a try also.x

Reving profile image
Reving2st 7lbs in reply to Dave1000

Hi Dave looks a great days food enjoy.

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springersruleModerator

Good morning fellow diarist and Eleanorba. Thank you for hosting today. I never knew a flower grew on a courgette or that you could eat them (i am a country girl, honest lol). Your deep frying them sounds absolutely divine and a fabulous treat 😁

So lets do macros and medals first... Carbs 36g Fibre 22g

Carbs 14%, Fats 64% and Protein 22% I'm so pleased these are staying really consistent this week 😁

🥈🥇🥇🥇🥇

I had a lovely day yesterday, fab dog walk with a friend joining us as a surprise with her spaniel. A great day of Chat about fish which means i now have a list of new to me fish to try and a visit to the fishmonger on tuesday to start me off with trout. I got my old clothes bagged up ready to go to 4 charity shops (a bag each) and hoovered all but the hall downstairs.

Today is going to be a more relaxed day as although my good knee isnt hurting it has swollen up again with pushing myself over the last few days. Lesson learned!! 😊

Todays LCHF TMAD food plan is:

L: mackerel in a spicy tomato sauce (tinned) in bubble and squeak

T: baked mackerel & rhubarb leftovers with courgetti.

Exercise: pottering around the house and garden, upper body seated workout

Sleeps to go: 🛌😴🛌😴🛌😴🛌😴🛌😴🛌😴🛌😴🛌😴

Last nights tea, stuffed peppers. Yummeeee 💖
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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to springersrule

Well, I guess it's the other way round and that all fruit and veg that isn't a root veg grows out of a flower? It's just that courgettes have lovely big edible ones! I discovered them in Italy a long time ago. I'm terrified of deep frying, I have a recurring nightmare about a chip pan fire! So they have to be really good or my cowardice would get the better of me! Enjoy your nice mackerel-ly day springers! That pepper looks yum.

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springersruleModerator in reply to Eleanorba

Yeah i thought the veg always grew from a flower but i've learned something new today 😊 I've never had a deep fat fryer! My mum had a chip pan when we were kids and it was drilled into us to never go near it. I never plucked up the courage to buy one after that lol. I guess at least the chips i used to eat were healthier because they were done in the over 😂😂😂.

I'm very much looking forward to my mackerel day. Tomorrow is mackerel then salmon so a true fishy weekend 💖 xx

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to springersrule

Same here! We had the terrifying chip pan and I remember seeing a scary thing on TV about covering the fire with a wet tea towel to put it out. My mum used to do those super-bad-for-you crinkle cut chips! Odd because we otherwise ate quite healthily. I haven’t got a plug-in fryer either, so it’s scary deep-frying for me if I want to do it.

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springersruleModerator in reply to Eleanorba

Oh yes, crinkle cut chips were so much yummier than straight ones. We only got them on a friday. 90% of what we were fed was home cooked fresh produce. I laugh when i see her buying 'cheat stuff' now like Aunt Bessies yorkshire puds and roast potatoes 😂

There was always plenty of home baking though. Something i've only just conquered and not looking for low carb or keto alternatives for them 😊 x

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to springersrule

No, you're right, it does! The courgette flower comes first, the courgette kind of grows out the back of it, or that's what it looks like!

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springersruleModerator in reply to Eleanorba

Oh wow, that's one weirdly growing veg 😂😂😂 x

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to springersrule

p.s. so great you're trying all this fish, have a great time at the fishmonger! Trout is gorgeous!

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springersruleModerator in reply to Eleanorba

It will be a true challenge as i'm really out of my comfort zone with fish but i am nervously looking forward to trying them out 😁 xx

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to springersrule

I don’t think I’ve got a food comfort zone. Apart from offal, that’s definitely out of it!

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springersruleModerator in reply to Eleanorba

Its because its something i didn't have as a child and never cooked myself until the salmon, monkfish and mackerel recently. Its more a fear of the unknown than a fear of fish - not that i'll buy one with its head still intact... That would be a step too far 😂😂😂 x

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YoYo802 stone in reply to springersrule

I think I might have stuffed peppers tomorrow after seeing your photo.

I think until I got into growing my own fruit and veg, I just thought fruits are generally sweet, and vegetables are generally savoury. Then I realised that tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, courgettes, pumpkins and squash, aubergines etc. are all fruit. A fruit is just a mature, ripened ovary, along with the contents of that ovary i.e. seeds.

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Reving2st 7lbs

Hello Eleanorba thanks for hosting. Busy start with work and the grandchildren. Paddling pool nearly filled.

L: sausages and scrambled eggs

D: Chicken Kiev with salad and coleslaw

Have a good day and enjoy the sun if you have it.

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Reving

Have a lovely splash in that paddling pool Reving!

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Hopalong14st 7lbs in reply to Reving

We are the late women today. Ahh paddling pool, so good for the ankles. Chicken Kiev is a steal. Enjoy the sunshine, Buddy xx

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springersruleModerator in reply to Reving

Lol Reving, my dogs would like to come to yours as i haven't put their paddling pool out yet.. The grass needs cutting first 😁

Lovely meals. Enjoy them and the grandchildren xx

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Hopalong14st 7lbs

Hello, Late on today. Thanks for hosting, Eleanorba. I love courgettes, especially the yellow ones 😊Just as when things go well, I have to admit yesterday was a disaster, calories double, carbs high. I have a problem with my nerves and if I increase my meds, my eating is different. And the good news is scales showed a stay the same from the day before, phew!Keep calm and carry on, I guess. For today then LCHF as poss

B Coffee and cream

L Roast lamb, lots of cauliflower + buttered cabbage & a small portion of carrots

D Tuna salad, pork scratchings. Dark chocolate

Cals 1852 Fitbit tracker conquers NHS BMI 1611- 2071

Total carbs (33.2g) 8%, Fat 64%, 18% Protein

Walked five miles yesterday, more walking today. Happy Saturday! xx

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Hopalong1

So sorry to hear about yesterday H but great about the STS! Food sounds lovely and good walking. Will it be a struggle with your new dosage or does it all sort of settle down?

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Hopalong14st 7lbs in reply to Eleanorba

Thank you, it will settle down again, but I am not sure that BMI weight will ever be mine 😊😊 One thing is certain my current weight is more comfy than 20 st 9lb xx

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EleanorbaMaintainer in reply to Hopalong1

Is it nerves as in a trapped nerve/nerve endings or nerves as in anxiety/nervousness? Good to hear your much more comfortable, what’s your current weight, H?

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Reving2st 7lbs in reply to Hopalong1

Hi Buddy sorry you had a tough day yesterday hope today is better. Your lunch and Dinner sound fabulous I love roast lamb. Good walking, we are soon off to the park with our grandchildren, 1 mile each way. xx

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springersruleModerator in reply to Hopalong1

Yesterday has gone Hopalong and today's meals and macros look great. Well done on STS too.

Have a great day xx

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