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Daily Diary for Wednesday 18th August 2021

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone

Hello everyone, and welcome to today's Daily Diary.

For anyone new to the Daily Diary (DD), this is the place where we come to share our meal plans for the day, plus any any exercise intentions.

Including the specifics of plans we are following, such as calorie counting based on BMI ranges, low carb, dairy free etc helps you to link up with others who are following similar plans to share ideas, recipes tips and give support.

Remember though, we are not here in a professional capacity, so advice is given in the spirit of constructive support.

As well as being part of a supportive community, thinking ahead, and sharing your menu and exercise aims really does help you stick to them.

To keep the warm and supportive environment of the forum going, everyone is encouraged to comment on each others plans and achievements, however briefly. It's a great motivator and can provide reassurance for members that might be struggling.

Speaking of someone struggling with his own motivation, let me introduce Alan, or "Big Al" as the vet now calls him. I took Al for his annual vaccinations today, and it seems he's become even more portly during the last 12 months. This is him making sure he stretches properly before he does a bit of Pilates.

As for me, I'm following the NHS weight loss plan which works out your calories based on BMI and activity level. Shockingly, my calorie range goes down on Friday, simply because I turn 60!

For today, my plan is:

Breakfast: Greek yoghurt, apple and blueberries.

Dinner: Salad with goats cheese and pear

Tea: Aubergine curry with rice

I'm back on track with "in my kitchen" daily online workouts, plus panic cleaning today as Eldest and her boyfriend, Human Michael, who I have never met, arrive for my birthday weekend! (NB We have to distinguish him as Human Michael because I have a cat called Michael).

I'm looking forward to hearing about what you're all planning!

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springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator

Thanks for posting early Grigid. Loving Big Al 💖 xx

IndigoBlue61 profile image
IndigoBlue61Maintainer

Good evening and thank you for hosting Grigid

I share your dismay about calorie allowance shrinking as we get older 😬

Tomorrow’s plan is similar to today

Breakfast of egg, spinach and griddled tomato

Lunch is a large salad bowl with a slice of granary bread

Dinner is a tomato based pasta sauce with the rest of the Heck Italian sausages . . . I may have a small portion of pasta but will also have courgette and cabbage

Hoping to stick to the lower end of my 1200-1500 target

Onwards and downwards

Indigo 😊

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to IndigoBlue61

Great menu IndigoBlue61 glad it was the right sausages 😂

IndigoBlue61 profile image
IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to Grigid

Hubby said “these aren’t bad for 15% vegan “ 😂

Enjoy your birthday, I turned 60 this year too, it’s a doddle!! 😊

Caroline62 profile image
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to IndigoBlue61

🤣🤣 That is funny really. Bless. 😊

Maxy6 profile image
Maxy66kg in reply to IndigoBlue61

Oh, I may steal your breakfast!😺

IndigoBlue61 profile image
IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to Maxy6

I love a cooked breakfast 😊

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to IndigoBlue61

Lovely varied food there. Enjoy it and have a good day.

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to IndigoBlue61

like the sound of your lunch and dinner IndigoBlue 😋

DebbieFleming profile image
DebbieFleming7lbs in reply to IndigoBlue61

Your meal plan sounds delicious.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to IndigoBlue61

Good morning Indigo, I'm sorry I didn't manage to reply last night, I looked up your Heck's sausages then I dropped off. I'm in Italy and I'd never heard of them. I'm lucky as I buy S's from the butcher's and they are 100% pork. I hope you enjoyed your breakfast, egg and spinach go so well together don't they?

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Drodie7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

I buy my local butcher's home made pork sausages which are also very meaty. Since then, even the best of commercial sausages don't come up to scratch for me. I have tried Hecks but they don't compare to my butcher's ones. I used to love the Black Farmer brand of sausages but, again, not since I've been buying from my local butcher. However, as with anything, it's individual taste that counts. Enjoy your evening.

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Hopalong14 stone

Hello all, Thank you for opening nice and early to host, Grigid, so we can plan ahead 😊😊 Lovely aubergine curry. Hope your NHS weight loss plan is going well. I started that way myself, but went down the low carb road trying to reduce blood sugar and this has been sucessful. Today I have had a large chicken salad with h/m mayo and I am still full. Dare I risk an OMAD( one meal a day), maybe too soon to say. For tomorrow

B Black tea

L Fish and vegetable bake, coconut oil and milk. Decaff coffee and cream

D if hungry, more of lunch/ Chamomile tea

Walked five miles today, so more of the same. Tai chi. All the best for Wednesday! x

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Hopalong1

Your overall loss is amazing!I've been doing well on the NHS plan, but have plateaued recently (I think it's more to do with less exercise than the diet not working), but I may make some tweaks in the near future.

Have a great day tomorrow!

Maxy6 profile image
Maxy66kg in reply to Hopalong1

Great job! I am doing tai chi on the internet.

IndigoBlue61 profile image
IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to Hopalong1

So glad the LCHF is working for you 😊👏👍. Fabulous looking badge!

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to Hopalong1

Well done on reducing the blood sugar. Your tray bake has given me the idea of doing my chicken that way. Enjoy your walk and the tai chi.

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Drodie

Thank you. The DD strikes again, for traybake. Have a good one! x

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Hopalong1

Fingers crossed for you on the OMAD Hopalong 🤞

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Bee-bop

Heh Bee, Hope you are well. Got to 8pm and had to eat. I am off on hols on Fri so don't mind that it's not a rollercoaster way of eating. Have a great Wednesday! x

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Hopalong1

Ah, I guess you can try OMAD after your holiday. I bet you are looking forward to Friday, have a great Wednesday too 🙂

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

Hi Hopalong1 it's good to hear that you were still full after your lunch yesterday. I find HM mayo to be incredibly filling I try to dose it or I'll never get the scales moving, a little goes a long way. I wouldn't push for OMAD just go with the flow.

Have a good day hun :)

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thanks. I only made it to eight pm yesterday and got peckish for a ham salad. Scales were better today. Have had six grim weeks, not sleeping well, as I said last week. Last couple of days have improved. Trying a bit of moreless philosophy, eat when hungry xx

I had no idea the calorie range goes down on a birthday - that seems the wrong way round!!! Loving Big Al's moves, I'm a fan already.

My plan for tomorrow is a cheeky wee 4k run, eating window 12-7pm:

L: Chicken salad with green beans and beetroot

D: Veggie sausages with grilled courgettes and chard (homegrown gluts...) and Savoy cabbage

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to smartoak

I know! I imagine it's big birthdays that are the target.

Alan's exercise (minor stretch) was followed by the next few hours flaked out on the window sill.

Enjoy your run and your homegrown fare :)

Maxy6 profile image
Maxy66kg in reply to smartoak

Have never tried veggie sausage, is it good?

smartoak profile image
smartoakHost in reply to Maxy6

It really depends on the brand. The quorn ones have recently changed their recipe and are now actually edible! The flavoured Linda McCartney ones are ok too.

IndigoBlue61 profile image
IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to smartoak

Lucky you, my courgettes are pretty feeble this year, too much rain, not enough sun & £&@#%^* snailes 😡

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to smartoak

Ah, the joys of ageing - reduced calories, less sleep and so it goes on. Nice menu today. Chicken is one of my favourites. Enjoy your day.

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to smartoak

Interesting sounding dinner, it it mixed together ?

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Big677lbs in reply to smartoak

smartoak I did not know about the change to calorie on your birthday mine is not until next year but will have to check this out.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Good evening Grigid, Big Al and fellow DD doers. Thanks for having us. I'd love to be a fly on the wall for your B day W/E. There's going to be some confusion with the 2 Michaels.

I like the sound of your aubergine curry I may give it a go next time I have all the ingredients. At the mo I'm out of apples.

I'm following LCHEALTHYF well unless I get invited out. At the mo I'm holding on tight to my ticket to the 89s. As I was out for dinner on Sunday and I really enjoyed a huge plate of tagliolini with truffles along with other goodies, I've been very strict with myself. No alcohol , no snacking and watching portion sizes.

B: Stewed prunes+a small dollop of Greek yogurt. A small☕.

L: HM Mackerel pate on cucumber bites.

D: Courgetti with butter and grated Parmigiano.

Drinks water with🍋. Exercise a trip around the farmers market for some ricotta.

Happy hump day🌈🌈🌈

Cucumber bites with mackerel pate.
Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

Love your cucumber bites. I've just remembered I have some mushroom pate I could try them out with.

I'm going to have to practice saying "Michael" in a normal voice too, not the "I'm calling my cat in for the night" voice!

Enjoy the farmers market :)

Maxy6 profile image
Maxy66kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

Those look good.🐟

TheTabbyCat profile image
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Maxy6

Thanks Maxy. The cucumber bites are instead of crackers :)

IndigoBlue61 profile image
IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to TheTabbyCat

That looks really good 😊

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

I like the sound of the mackerel pate. Do you use smoked mackerel or freshly cooked? I used to make a lovely smoked mackerel version but, due to the meds I'm on, anything smoked makes me feel nauseous now. A recipe for unsmoked would be great. Enjoy your day.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Drodie

Hi Drodie, I'm afraid that I use tinned mackerel. It's a very versatile recipe any cream cheese is great. Yesterday I found I didn't have enough mackerel, I'd already started the jar so I added 3 sardines, It was delicious anyway just a little more "fishy".

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Drodie7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

Many thanks. I have just looked up the recipe you gave a link for. If it works with tinned mackerel then there is no reason why my original recipe wouldn't work with tinned or even unsmoked cooked fillets.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Drodie

Quite right Drodie, I think the thing about recipes is that they should be versatile. If we like the ingredients we should also like the finished product. Unless it's baking in which case recipes need to be followed :)

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to TheTabbyCat

Like the sound of your dinner Tabby, sounds a nice light menu today, happy hump day too 🙂

TheTabbyCat profile image
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Bee-bop

Thanks Bee-bop. I've decided that tomorrow's weigh in will be a success. I'm not hungry anyway because of the heat so eating a little less is fine. I've even dropped the square of choc. for these 3 days! :)

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to TheTabbyCat

Hi Tabby, good luck with Tomorrows weigh in, I haven't been able to make it recently because I haven't been weighing on a Thursday. you have a stronger resolve than me if you can drop your dark chocolate! 🤞 for a loss tomorrow

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Bee-bop

Oh Bee-bop I think you're one of the strongest, I definitely couldn't have managed the whole of lockdown armed with just a tape measure. Just look at you now, in the "elite" maintainers :)

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to TheTabbyCat

Aw, thank you Tabby, I forgot about that 😀

I LOVE your cat. He looks just like my late baby Max, whose name I stole. LOL.I am having to search my brain for a menu for tomorrow.I am training for a new job and my current hours are weird. That,however, is another story,lol.

I am on the NASH diet, but considering LCHF. I think LCHF has too much fat for me but maybe if I modify it.

Brunch-Tuna with boiled egg, apple and green onion,coffee w/2%milk

Dinner-Baked chicken, cabbage & carrot stir fry w/sesame seeds,asparagus.Tea.

Snack-fruit, almond milk, plain yoghurt

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Maxy6

Hi Maxy6 , how great to keep your Max's name going 😸

I'm wondering whether to lower my carbs to get over my plateau (although a bit more exercise could do that). Let us know how you get on if you do swap your plan, and I hope the training is over and done with soon :)

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Maxy66kg in reply to Grigid

Thanks . I had him for 19 years, he was a good boy. Max

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to Maxy6

Weird work hours can play havoc with menu plans. I sometimes get stuck about what to eat a lot of the time and I'm retired. The chicken dinner is a good option though. LCHF can be modified - just swap the fat for lean protein of your choice. Have a great day.

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siggie1st 7lbs

Good evening Grigid and thanks for hosting. I'm loving Alan and I'm chuckling at the thought of both human and cat arriving in the kitchen when shouted!!!Even allowing for the birthday cake, I was under 100g carbs for the day and I'm very pleased about that.

Tomorrow I have a day off with nothing other than a 6k run and some housework. . The dog is a lot brighter today so I will take him out for a gentle walk.

plan for tomorrow is; 6k run

Late breakfast: peaches slices, blueberries and greek yoghurt and sunflower seeds

Tea: sausage and bean casserole

Hope everyone has a great day 😊

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Grigid3 stone in reply to siggie

Hi siggie

I'm glad the dog's on the mend. And well done managing the birthday cake and staying on track.

Enjoy the run and the gentle walk :)

I'm off to practice my "Michael's"

slipstick profile image
slipstickMaintainer in reply to siggie

Brilliant menu. I had a sausage and bean casserole for dinner tonight. Enjoy your day off.

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to siggie

It's good to hear that your dog is brighter today so enjoy that gentle walk. Have a lovely day off and keep an eye on that sausage casserole or my husband will be along to steal it. 😂

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to siggie

Morning siggie,

glad to hear your dog is feeling brighter, enjoy your walk 👍

Your food sounds amazing and all the best for your run 😀

siggie profile image
siggie1st 7lbs in reply to siggie

I sat and thought about not running in the drizzle ans then decided I had no proper reason not to run, so put my running gear on, went and bagged myself a PB for 5k of 36:24!! Glad I went now!!😊

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Grigid3 stone in reply to siggie

Woop! Well done 👏

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slipstickMaintainer

Evening all, particularly Grigid and Big Al who looks a lot like our first moggy Jumbo from many years ago. Named when he was a tiny scrawny kitten but he grew into the name.

I've had another good day, 3 meals as planned and only a couple of extras plus 4 Active10s, most of which weren't walking but rather exercise bike and slow jogging round the house. Tomorrow is one of my walking groups. Walking always seems easier when you're in company having a good chat. Other than that

B FF yogurt/ mango/berries

L Spicy celery/lentil soup

D Battered fish / mushy peas

Still trying for NO SNACKS

E Walking group, yoga session and more slow jogging (I'm trying work up the nerve to start C25K).

Enjoy your Wednesday everyone.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to slipstick

Jumbo, love it :)

I agree that walking with companions does take your mind off it being exercise, enjoy your group tomorrow (and your menu).

I'm in awe of anyone that does C25K so keep us informed with how that goes.

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Drodie7lbs in reply to slipstick

Well done on a good day yesterday and battered fish for today is looking good. I did C25K years ago and it's pretty good. It's not too strenuous and is progressive so you build up over time. Good luck if you decide to go for it. Have a great day.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to slipstick

Morning slipstick,

a walking group sounds like a wonderful way to get out and exercise plus I'm sure it will help when you pluck up the courage to start C25K 😀

Your food sounds great and all the best avoiding those snacks 👍

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Big677lbs in reply to slipstick

slipstick I like your menu for today especially your breakfast.

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Drodie7lbs

Good morning Grigid, thank you for hosting.

I'm still busily trying to sort out some new tech. There is one place left to try today and, if fruitless, I will just have to contact a local computer services business in the next village for advice. I have been trying to avoid that option because he's a grumpy old devil but is, at least, honest and reliable. I'll see how the day pans out!

B. 1 small slice low carb bread with fish fingers.

L. Strawberries and cream.

D. Either chicken salad or chicken with seasonal vegetables (weather dependent).

E. Laps with trekking poles. Physio exercises.

Following reduced carb and moderate fat.

Have yourself a wonderful birthday weekend with your daughter and her boyfriend and many happy returns to you.

Have a great day everyone.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Drodie

Thanks Drodie

Your meals sound tasty.

Here’s hoping you don’t have to go to Mr Grumpy :)

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Drodie7lbs in reply to Grigid

Thanks to Tank_EG I have avoided that problem. Hopefully, there will be someone on the marina who can show me how to set it up. I have one person in mind and would rather offer to pay him than swell Mr Grumpy's coffers. If needs be, I can put a message out on the marina messaging group. Enjoy your day.

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Drodie

Good luck with your technical challenges, and enjoy your menu :)

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Drodie7lbs in reply to M0rv3n

Ha! Immediate tech challenge sorted, thanks to Tank_EG. Someone on the marina should be able to show me how to set up the new Cloudbook. Enjoy your day.

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Drodie

Morning Drodie,

all the best in tracking down a new laptop. I work in IT, though it is mainly on mainframes, but I do know a little about laptops. Please feel free to reach out if you want any advice and I'll try and answer any questions 😀

Your food looks great BTW and all the best with your exercise 👍

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Drodie7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Oh gosh, Tank_EG. You could be a lifesaver! The advice I am after isn't anything really technical. A quick background - I'd used laptops for a number of years and when my old Acer (which had always been problematic) finally conked out I replaced it with the Tesco Hudl tablet. That lasted 7 or 8 years and was sufficient for my needs. When it gave up the ghost 3 years ago, I replaced it with a Samsung Galaxy Tab E tablet.

Now the Samsung is on its last legs - it does get quite a lot of use - so I need something else. The downside of the tablet is that there is no port for a card reader for photos taken with my camera and I want to be able to look at those photos, otherwise the tablet has done pretty much everything else I need. I would like one with a keyboard because I can type very fast and bore people quicker! I can use a desktop computer at the library if I need anything more involved. They also have a printing service where I can email something to them from, say, my tablet, they send me a code then I just pop in there and use the code to print my document. I rarely need to print anything anyway.

Currently, I use the tablet to read an online newspaper, browse the internet, send/receive emails and come onto this forum. I am planning to do a free online course with the Open University and, hopefully, later on do a short course in photography. As I live on a boat with limited space I would prefer something like a chromebook/notebook type with an 11.5 inch screen because that would sit on my little folding table with room to spare.

I never do any shopping or other financial transactions online. That is also making it difficult to get a new device. There is nowhere in my area that sells any devices except Argos and as it's a small branch they don't have much selection. Because I am classed as 'vulnerable' in connection with the covid situation I am trying to avoid busy towns such as Northampton or Rugby. I am also on a budget. The local Argos currently has in stock:

ASUS Chromebook with 11.5in screen. £179.99

HP Chromebook with 14in screen. Around £200.

I think there are a couple of others but need to get back on the website to check. On the basis of what I want to use it for, would a chromebook / notebook be suitable?

Sorry to be long winded. Many thanks.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Drodie

I've not had much experience with Chromebooks but there's no reason to believe it won't meet your needs. Let me take a look and see what I can find out especially if you are interested in using it for photography 👍

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Drodie7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Hi Tank_EG

One of my 'last resorts' has just said they won't take telephone orders/payments from new customers! Anyway, to save you time and possible bother, I looked up on the internet regarding viewing photos on a chromebook and it is possible, (written instructions plus video tutorials) I just looked on the Argos website and they have an HP Stream Cloudbook in stock for £189.99 which appears to be what I am looking for. I am just about to go and get one! Many thanks for your help and I do agree that the chromebook /notebook will meet my needs. I will keep you updated. Have a good day.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Drodie

A good choice but maybe also look at the ASUS E406 14in - again from Argos.

A bigger screen plus a year's subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal. You will probably need access to cloud storage due to the small amount fitted into the laptop.

Both HP and ASUS are good makes, the HP looks to have a new spec but the ASUS has a slightly larger screen.

All the best with your purchase 👍

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Drodie7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Your advice has been invaluable. The ASUS e406 was one that I'd looked at but wasn't in stock at my local Argos. I think, deep down, I was leaning towards the smaller screen one simply because it will leave space on my table for other things - ashtray, drink, phone, notepad and pen, etc. It's still considerably bigger than the tablet.

So, I got the HP Stream Cloudbook. It does have 64gb internal storage but cloud storage will be something I can learn. I do enjoy learning new things. I probably won't be uploading many photos anyway, just viewing them from an SD card. The HP Cloudbook also has 1 year subscription to Microsoft Personal so I haven't lost out. It also has one added bonus - the only colour left in stock is a pale shell pink - which is a hubby repellent, thus guaranteeing he won't try to interfere with it!

Thank you again. Have a wonderful day.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Drodie

Well done in making your choice, the smaller screen seems to be the better option by the sounds of it especially if it's hubby proof 🤣

There may be some online (cloud) storage that comes with the Microsoft Personal subscription - lookout for something called OneDrive I believe. It should integrate nicely with the laptop and just look like another folder 👍

All the best 😀

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M0rv3n7lbs

Love your picture, and good luck with the cleaning . Im sure everything will be just fine for your daughter and boyfriend visiting.Here's hoping you enjoy your menu today too, and many more after the big B day !!! regardless of calories !

Today is the last day before the wee man goes back to nursery, so its last minute shopping for new wellies etc. Thank goodness he doesn't have to wear a uniform yet, he has shot up over the summer, and at footie last night it was suggested that he was in the wrong age group class . He is still only 4 despite needing the clothes for a 6 yr old ! I m sure he will stop at some point. 😅

I am trying to follow a LCHF plan, and todays menu looks lie

L - Scrambled egg & a little Smoked salmon

Dinner - H /M Fish pie but I wont have the mash topping, with green beans, carrots & Peas.

Have a great Wednesday everyone

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Grigid3 stone in reply to M0rv3n

Awww, growth spurts are so expensive aren’t they? It’s why every kid in the class is in a uniform 2 sizes too big, and then we grow up and lo and behold we’re buying clothes 2 sizes too small to accommodate the anticipated shrinkage! 😂

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jd654 stone in reply to M0rv3n

My daughter was the opposite - she started school just before her 5th birthday in age 2-3 clothes but uniforms started at age 4-5 so drowned her. So I luckily didn't have many expensive growth spurts to contend with.

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Bee-bopMaintainer

Like the sound of your dinner Grigid, I have to get around to making aubergine curry 😋

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Bee-bop

Thanks.We had to knock aubergine on the head for a while because Youngest got sick of it (funny that never happened with McDs?), anyway, it’s on the menu again so fingers crossed!😊

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Grigid

Ah, funny how the kids shape our menus, my youngest has gone off my coconut based curry but, funnily enough has gone off the vegan wheat free nuggets too 😂

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Bee-bopMaintainer

Hi everyone,

Hope you have a good Wednesday 🙂

Slimming world plan and wheat and dairy free

Breakfast: bircher muesli, cherries, plain yogurt

Lunch: Salad, vegan cheese, possibly jacket sweet potato

Dinner: Thai red curry and rice

Snacks: been pretty snacky of late, not sure why. Dark chocolate, fruit, quorn slices,

Drinks: soya milk, rooibos tea

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Bee-bop

Hi Bee-bop

Lovely food going on there, and snacks sound healthy too, must get some cherries!

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Grigid

Yes, my snacks are better than they used to be 😀

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Bee-bop

Hi, how long have you followed wheat/dairy free. Your breakfast sounds good. Hope you are enjoying some sun. Went into York today, heaving. Came home for some water xx

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Hopalong1

Hi Hopalong it's 20 odd years I have been wheat and dairy free and there's been so many changes in the market in that time, much better now. It's rainy here 😂

I love York but, am not so happy with large crowds presently either. Hope you are having a good day 🙂

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Tank_EGMaintainer

Morning all and thanks to Grigid for hosting today's DD - many happy returns for the weekend, here's to a wonderful family celebration 🎉

It was so good to see my work colleagues yesterday and to top it all the account manager picked up the tab for the food and drink 👍 The downside was I eat way too much so back on the straight and narrow - again 🤣

Today's food is:

B: Cereal plus a bowl of fruit & yoghurt

L: Crumpets with peanut butter, apple & banana

D: Chicken sizzlers & salad, yoghurt for dessert

E: 10km run plus walks with Tilly 🐶

Wishing everyone a wonderful day 😀

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jd654 stone in reply to Tank_EG

How nice to see work friends - I'm missing alot of mine.

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to jd65

It was so good though I'm not sure when we will be able to meet up again.

Here's hoping you have a chance to meet up with your work colleagues soon 😀

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Tank_EG

Thanks Tank_EG 😊

Win-win with the account manager picking up the tab and the get together being a success.

With all that running and walking Tilly you'll be on the straight, and definitely narrow in no time, if indeed you fell off that road in the first place.

Enjoy your day.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Grigid

Thanks Grigid 😀

Definitely a bit of a wobble going on, in more ways than one 🤣

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jd654 stone

Good morning Grigid . I hope Human Michael lives up to expectations and that you have a great time with your daughter. Love the sound of your curry.

Another busy work day planned so not starting until 9 to give myself a breather. I have blocked out time later to fill in an application form as I've decided after years of avoiding it to go for a promotion. As it civil service it's open competition and we are getting lots of applications for all of our jobs so I'm not sure I'll even get an interview. But if I don't try then I definitely won't get one.

I'm calorie counting, 1400-1800, 3meals, no snacks, reduced carbs,no alcohol

B. Greek yoghurt, nectarine

L. Watermelon & feta salad

D. Beef Teryaki, stir fried veg, small amount of noodles

Have a great day

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WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to jd65

Excellent meal choices today🤤Go for it with your promotion application 🤞

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jd654 stone in reply to WasYoYo80

i find this bit the worst bit. I have no problems in an interview but finding the right words to sell myself on paper is really difficult.

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WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to jd65

I tend to approach it by looking at my 360 degree feedback i.e. what would my managers and students (clients/customers) say about me? That helps to get me started

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Grigid3 stone in reply to jd65

Imagine you're writing about your best friend (you) :)

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Grigid3 stone in reply to jd65

Thanks jd65

Good for you going for the promotion, we spend too much time mulling over whether we are good enough, when all we're lacking is a bit of self confidence (I heard the art of getting what you want called "oiling" recently). If you don't get an interview well it's their loss.

Your menu sounds great, enjoy your day and I'll give a full report on how Human Michael has measured up after the weekend. If only he knew he was famous on DD 😂

Hello Grigid and thanks for hosting.

B - Fast 800 Buttered mushrooms and spinach with two poached eggs. Tea with semi-skimmed milk.

L - Fast 800 Spicy bean chilli. Diet coke to drink.

D - Fast 800 nasi goreng. Diet coke to drink.

Treat: Two squares of high cocoa value chocolate.

Exercise: Joanna Soh indoor walking workout.

Good luck all, everywhere.

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jd654 stone in reply to DebbieFleming

I've enjoyed the sound of your Fast800 meals so I bought the cookbook last week. will let you know how my OH gets on with it. He's the house chef.

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DebbieFleming7lbs in reply to jd65

Great. Hope he enjoys cooking them and you enjoy eating them. The recipes are quite interesting. Some I don't like as I don't much care for things like celeriac. However, pretty much everything else looks ok.

I cook at home. We both eat what I cook and my husband doesn't criticise !

I was inspired to do the Fast800 diet because the meals/recipes looked nice (and they are) to eat and straight forward to prepare.

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san_ray70Maintainer in reply to jd65

Please somebody tell me what OH means. Thanks

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morelessAdministrator in reply to san_ray70

Other Half (husband, wife, partner)

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san_ray70Maintainer in reply to moreless

Thanks I can be a bit thick😀

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jd654 stone in reply to san_ray70

Not thick - I just forget how often I use acronyms

👍

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jd654 stone in reply to san_ray70

Oh - Other half . Its what I call my partner (usually I use his name but not online) - we aren't married and we are both too old to call him a boyfriend.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to DebbieFleming

Oh I want your breakfast!

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DebbieFleming7lbs in reply to Grigid

Come round and I will make enough for both of us.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to DebbieFleming

😊

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slipstickMaintainer in reply to DebbieFleming

I just borrowed the Fast 800 recipe book from the library. So now I have 3 weeks to try out some of those interesting sounding meals that you keep posting. Thanks for the inspiration😊.

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DebbieFleming7lbs in reply to slipstick

You are welcome.

I'm not that strict about only having 800 calories per day. In fact, the MyFitnessPal that I update nags me if I have less than a thousand calories per day. So, I'd better have some high cocoa percentage value chocolate to make up the numbers !

I did get some advice from my Dr. before starting the diet. A blood pressure and blood test was also done. All good.

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to DebbieFleming

Like the sound of your lunch and chocolate treat 😋

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Morning Grigid and Alan. Hope you have a lovely birthday weekend.

So glad to be back into my usual sleep routine; reinstated my early morning brisk walk today and feel much more energised. Heading to the hairdressers for a trim this morning and hitting the books this afternoon in preparation for next week - trying out the Notability app on my new iPad too.

Breakfast was poached eggs and wilted spinach on granary toast; for lunch I’m having baked stuffed fig (goats cheese, sweated shallots and crushed pistachios) with salad; and dinner will be aubergine dhal with wholegrain basmati and a tomato and onion raita. Snacks: Raspberries with Greek yoghurt, and roasted red pepper and herby cream cheese roll ups.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to WasYoYo80

Mmm those gorgeous figs stuffed and baked. Enjoy.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to WasYoYo80

Thanks WasYoYo80 :)

I'm glad your sleeping pattern has corrected itself, it makes such a difference doesn't it? I'm at the hairdressers this afternoon too. It always feels like a miracle has taken place when I leave the salon.

Your meals today sound amazing.

Enjoy!

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Grigid

I was at the hairdressers yesterday and I agree about the miracle 😀

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slipstickMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

It's great that your sleep pattern and therefore energy levels are sorted. Menu sounds good as usual. I recently tried an aubergine dhal recipe from the BBC Good Food website and it was fabulous.

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WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to slipstick

Think that must be the same recipe I came across. My aubergine plants have gone crazy so aubergine will be featuring heavily this week😀

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HappyBeeeRestart Nov 2020 in reply to WasYoYo80

What a menu!!!

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springersruleModerator

Good morning fellow diarists and Grigid. Thanks to you and Big Al for hosting us today. Make sure he's helpful with those paws on the keypad/board 😂 Happy birthday for Friday, have a great celebration 💖. Loving your menu, that salad is right up my street and the curry sounds great. Enjoy x

Phew, yesterday was a long day but i managed to get everything done barr the hoovering so i've done that this morning. Hospital appt went ok. They have just about run out of ideas on how to get rid of the remaining stubborn psoriasis on my lower legs and feet. The specialist nurse is going to talk with my derm consultant and rheumatologist for any further ideas. In the meantime it's back to topical steroids and cling film wraps on a night!! 😂

Today is a packed morning to get things done before the electrician comes to do a full house electrical check. Apparently it takes a couple of hours!! Oh my life is exciting 😂😂 At least my day will be finished off by a lovely dog walk and drinks at the pub with my friend Claire 💖.

My LCHF TMAD plan is:

L: cauliflower, mushroom, peppers and cheese omelette

T: Stir fry chicken and veg followed by a chocolate chia seed pud.

Exercise: 1x physio rehab, hoovering. Am dog walk, puppy sitting, general pottering and evening dog walk. I might get half an hour on the mini bike while the electrician is here, not sure how hands on i have to be.

Have a fab wednesday everyone xx

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to springersrule

Hiya partner, it's good to hear the hospital apt went well. I don't envy you sleeping in cling film though.

You being hands on with the electrician........................🤣

Yum to that omelette I haven't done one for months. Stir fry chicken is always a good to go tea. Enjoy your walkies and Eddie sitting 🐾🐾 :)

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springersruleModerator in reply to TheTabbyCat

Its not so bad when its cool but if we ever get the summer back i'll struggle lol.

Blooming electrician cancelled at the last minute. Re booked for friday next week. At least i have a free afternoon now. Might go have a nice soak in the bath 😊.

Slight change with the omelette, diced courgette instead of cauliflower but still very yummy 💖

Walkies was another 'bog of eternal stench' disaster... 9 dogs to bath when we got home, took me over an hour to get them all clean and towel dry 😱 Eddie sitting was a doddle after that 😂😂.

Hope you're having a good day xx

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Grigid3 stone in reply to springersrule

Thank you springersrule :)

Alan has tried using the keyboard before but got fed up and just laid across it instead, so I'm not holding my breath 😂

What a disappointment about the psoriasis treatment. Fingers crossed something will be found soon that doesn't involve cling film.

You sound as busy as ever, and your meals are tasty! Enjoy your day.

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springersruleModerator in reply to Grigid

Lol, my dogs seem to like licking the screen of my kindle or left hooking it with a paw if its near walkies time 😂😂

It was a bit disappointing but i half expected it tbh. They're going to consider a biopsy but its a last resort with psoriasis because of the risk of infection and non healing. Cling film isn't as bad as it sounds lol

I've had a reprieve, the electrician postponed to next week so i have a free afternoon now 😁.

Have a great day xx

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slipstickMaintainer in reply to springersrule

It's good to hear that the various medical folks are going to talk to one another hoping to sort you out. Much as I love the NHS too often the docs stick to their own specialities and never consider the whole person.

Busy day as usual. Menu looks good though it wouldn't suit me. I like an omelette but caulis wouldn't be involved. There's nothing wrong with a good stir fry though.

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springersruleModerator in reply to slipstick

Afternoon Slipstick, oh i know what you mean. Whether its lucky or not.. I see both, derm for my skin and rheumatology for related arthritis so the treatments overlap as do bloods monitoring. I dont think rheumatology have to jump through the same hoops as the derm does so treatment and changes happen quicker with their involvement 😊

It was busy but i now have a free afternoon as the electrician has postponed til next week. Cauliflower got substituted by courgette, i'd run out lol. Still yummy to me though 😁

I do like a stir fry 😊

Have a great day xx

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HappyBeeeRestart Nov 2020 in reply to springersrule

Have u ever met with a nutrition expert of looked into Ayurvedic medicine for the psoriasis? I hope it gets managed soon 🙏🏼 All your food today sounds delish chia pudding sounds especially yum ! Enjoy the pub 😀

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CTink2021 July

Morning everyone and thank you for hosting Grigid. My menu today is :-

Breakfast- nutty Granola with Greek yogurt raspberries and blueberries, Camomile and honey tea

Lunch - ham and coleslaw sandwich in wholemeal breadcake, Banana and Camomile and honey tea

Teatime - Spaghetti Bolognese recipe from pinch of nom,

Snacks - Apple and nuts

Drinks - Coffee and water

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Grigid3 stone in reply to CTink

We have a lot of Greek yoghurt going on today, enjoy yours :)

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CTink2021 July in reply to Grigid

I only started eating Greek yogurt and granola since I came on here and really enjoy both

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Grigid3 stone in reply to CTink

Same with the Greek yoghurt and fruit for me :)

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to CTink

Hi CTink, how are you doing? Do you belong to a weigh-in? We have a pinch of nom book. I am drinking Chamomile tea as a sleep cure. Seems to be working. Happy Wednesday x

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CTink2021 July in reply to Hopalong1

Hi Hopalong1 I’m doing quite well. My weigh in day is Friday, and I lost 6lb the first week, put 2lb on the 2nd week, then lost 4lb the 3rd week. I love lots of the recipes in the pinch of nom books. Glad to hear the Camomile tea is helping you sleep. X

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HappyBeeeRestart Nov 2020 in reply to CTink

I love spaghetti Bolognese yummm!! Hope ur day is lovely

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What a lovely cat. We do spoil our furry friends but we do have to be careful with there diet also. I spoilt Roxie a bit too much. The vet was ok. Just said she was fine but don’t have her putting any more weight on. Thank you for hosting Grigid I like your food. My breakfast is the same as you.

My meals for Wednesday are

First thing coffee or 2.

Breakfast Greek yogurt with raspberries and blackberries.

Dinner. Fish with mixed veg.

Tea. Ryevita with soft cheese and blueberries with yogurt. 😊

Had walk this morning. Roxie hurt her paw she started limping. I cannot see anything. We came home she is now sleeping. I will have to keep a eye on it and see how she gets on. She is walking on it.

Nothing much planned for today. Have a good day. 😊

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Caroline62

Hi Caroline62

Poor Roxie, I hope she's okay - you're right, we do spoil our furry family members don't we?

Your food sounds yummy, and snap with breakfast.

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Caroline62Ambassador in reply to Grigid

Thank you Grigid . 😊

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Caroline62

Oh dear, poor Roxie. Sleep, nature's remedy. Hope she is perky later. We had all the leftover veg (fridge surprise) and tuna, baked with cheese. It was a hit. Hope your fish is too. York was rammed today. Hope you are getting some sunshine today as are we. Have a good evening xx

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Caroline62Ambassador in reply to Hopalong1

I have spoken to the vet nurse if it hasn’t got better by tomorrow I have to phone back and go there. 😊

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Caroline62

That's good to talk to the nurse. Because our pets cannot speak it can be a worry. Dad and Roy both sleeping :)

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Caroline62Ambassador in reply to Hopalong1

My grandson as also gone awol. It’s never ending. 😊 I am ok though. 😊

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Caroline62

Cannot blame young people seeking a bit of freedom after lockdown. Hope your grandson is ok. Keep me posted xx

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He has special needs and gets up to all sorts. 😊

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Caroline62

I remember. At least he has you as his constant. I would like to see my son dating xx

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HappyBeeeRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Caroline62

Ah poor Roxie hope she’s ok! Breakfast sounds really nice I love blackberries !Hope you’re good x

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Caroline62Ambassador in reply to HappyBeee

Thankyou HappyBee. If no better tomorrow will go to the vets. 😊

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HappyBeeeRestart Nov 2020

O hope meeting Human Micheal is lovely And everyone has fun 🤩 That is some kinda wonderful menu Grigid - the salad sounds really nice and I love aubergine curry 🍛 yummmieeee!

I’ve managed 2 days of OMAD and have really enjoyed my evening meal and not needed to snack in the late evening (wow for me)

Reasons I love OMAD ❤️

- my evening meal is made so utterly scrumptious by the true need for food - hunger is the best sauce it really is true !!

- I seem to focus WAY more on quality and nutrition when I know it’s my only meal so I really do get a lot of colour and healthiness into one meal

- I’m so much more willing to put effort into my dinner so I am enjoying cooking more and being more effortful

-WHEN I STICK TO IT it really works for me and I feel my belly deflating really fast as the insulin breaks work their magic

- I never have to go to bed hungry like I do when I fast (not ruling out fasts but OMAD days have that advantage)

- I get so much more done in my day by focussing on stuff other than food!!

- my shopping bill decreases as breakfast lunch and snack foods just fall off the shopping list

-it’s painless !

Anyway let’s hope I stick to it as junk food has a way of clambering back in!!

Today’s meal is .. Malaysian laksa - kale, carrot, onion, peppers, sugar snaps and chillies in a spicy coconut laksa broth, and since I just found out I don’t have any cod i will bake one salmon fish cake and break it up at the end and add yayyyy. If I’m not full after if I’ll have some mixed salt and pepper nuts that I’m addicted to.

Today’s a little carbier than Mon and Tues But I’m happy enough with it as a whole !

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Grigid3 stone in reply to HappyBeee

Wow HappyBeee , hats off to you going for one meal a day. I always think I'd faint around mid afternoon if I tried it and would need to be brought round with sweet tea and a Twix.

Your meal does sound delicious, I have to say.

Yep, it's going to be interesting being a "two Michael" household this weekend 😂

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Hello thank you for posting todays Daily Diary Grigid, Hope your birthday weekend with your eldest's new boyfriend goes to plan. Like the picture of your cat Michael very awkward he has same name as the new boyfriend.

I am also following Calorie Plan with target between 1765 - 2269

B Porridge 36 grms 180 mls semi skimmed milk, 221 kcal, 1 slice wholemeal toast 97 kcal, flora light 20 grm 54 kcal, 150 mls orange juice 67 kcal. Decaf Tea, Total 439 kcal

L 2 Ryvita Crisp Bread 74 kcalm philadelphia light 30 grm 44 kcal, 1 tomato 18 kcal, lettuce

Banana 89 kcal, Jord an Cereal Bar Juice Blueberries kcal, Actimel % sugar 76 kcal,Decaf Tea. Total 414 kcal

Tea 2 Chunky Cod Fingers 241 kcal, 3 oz frozen Peas 46 kcal, Beetroot 14 kcalm 100grm chunky oven chips 181 kcal, Light & free banana yoghurt 95 kcal. Decaf Tea.

Total 577 kcal.

Snacks 20 mls semi skimmed milk 10 kcal, 2 x Coffee 186 kcals, Pear 57 kcal, Pkt Baked Wotsits 82 kcal. Total 335 kcal

Daily total 1765 kcal.

Busy day with grandchildren and cleaning up after they leave but I am making the most of them they will soon be back at school and the house will be very quiet I will need some other gentle exercise then.

Hope everyone has a good day and your plans go well.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Big67

I'm always so impressed with your calorie counting, puts me to shame :)

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Big677lbs

Thank you Grigid I always feel if I do something it must be perfect.

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Thanks for hosting, Grigid, and to all for sharing your plans and sharing the support around. This Diary is now closing and Thursday's is underway

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