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Daily Diary for Wednesday 1st September 2021

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone

Happy 1st September everyone!

I know not everyone likes the end of summer, so I thought I'd find a reminder of how beautiful autumn can be. I love it! What about everyone else? What do you think about the changing season?

I'm also looking forward to seeing how all your menu plans start to change as different fruit and veg come into season and the days get cooler, and of course trying some of them out myself.

Anyone new to the Daily Diary (DD) - WELCOME! This is a wonderfully inclusive and supportive environment where we learn and get support from each other, and in particular get encouragement to stick to our plans.

To get full benefit from the DD record your menu for the day and include the particular plan you are following, for example calorie counting, intermittent fasting, low carb etc. That way your fellow diarists can offer focussed support, suggestions and advice. This should always be constructive and in the spirit of positive support, although remember that this will be based on personal experience, belief and opinion, and not on professional expertise. You might also want to share your exercise plans for the day and some people include their targets too (e.g. reaching a particular weight, losing a particular amount, maintaining the weight they've achieved).

Receiving encouragement really does help, so do try and respond to each other, even if it's only a few words.

If you really like the sound of a menu, don't be shy, ask for the recipe, and feel free to share photos of your meals too.

Here's my plan for 1st September. Based on the NHS BMI plan I'm currently aiming for 1890 calories a day to try and lose enough weight to get me from obese to overweight, after which I'll review the plan to make sure t is the right one to take me to the next stage of being "ideal".

Breakfast; Yoghurt and berries

Lunch: Asparagus omelette and salad

Tea: Veggie noodle stir-fry

Drinks: Coffee x 2, Tea and water with lemon (I haven't been great at hitting my water intake targets recently so an extra effort on my part is needed)

Exercise: Indoor walking DVD at least.

Over to you all!

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morelessAdministrator

Thanks for posting, Grigid, your picture is lovely :)

Personally, I love Autumn. It reminds me of the stage of life that I am in, as I am in the Autumn of my life. I love the leaves and the fall colors. And what a beuutiful pictures, Grigid!Brunch-tuna with tomatoes, green onions, olives and rye crackers. Tea.

Dinner-stir fry veggies with chicken, fresh plums.

Snack-Finish up cottage cheese with fruit, nuts if desired

Exercise-yoga at home, may get to gym.

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Maxy6

Definitely the colours! Have a lovely day :)

ScoutyPat profile image
ScoutyPat10 kg in reply to Maxy6

Definitely the best time of year for walking with all the colour changes and crisp fresh air. Enjoy your planned menu Maxy6

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Maxy66kg in reply to Maxy6

Also, summer is normally very hot and humid and I hate humidity.Autumn is usually cooler but never cold here.

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bikegrrrlRestart Sept 2021

Hi Grigid, and thanks for hosting! Beautiful picture. I do like the beauty and fruitfulness of autumn. Another thing that I like about the colder weather is all the lovely cosy jumpers and scarves that I can wear. My workroom was a bit chilly today - it's OK whenthe sun shines, but otherwise not.

I am getting back into the swing of loosely low carb, three meals a day, while majoring on produce from my garden.

B: Greek yogurt, raspberries and keto nutty granola.

L: broad bean hummus and veg sticks.

D: frittata with lots of garden vegetables. Blackcurrant panna cotta.

Exercise: despite saying on Tues that I had no time for exercise, I did a little at lunchtime by hauling watering cans about to give pots a drink in the garden. I quite enjoyed that as a way to get a little exercise without leaving the premises (which makes me a bit nervous when all the work is online). So I will try something similar again.

Wishing everyone a lovely Wednesday and a happy September.

Paging Rhys00 - hey buddy, did you find that Tuesday's plan gave you enough to eat? What's the plan for Wednesday?

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to bikegrrrl

Oh how lovely to be reaping the product of all your hard work in the garden. Enjoy!

ScoutyPat profile image
ScoutyPat10 kg in reply to bikegrrrl

Lovely menu bikegrrrl, especially as your veggies are home grown.

MonLew profile image
MonLew7lbs in reply to bikegrrrl

Hah, hello parter in crime with trying to use up the abundance of garden veg:). We are chomping our way through the beans and courgettes...😜

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bikegrrrlRestart Sept 2021 in reply to MonLew

Brilliant!

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CTink2021 July in reply to bikegrrrl

Thanks for hosting Grigid. bikegrrrl your menu sounds delicious especially the black currant panna cotta which is a favourite of mine. My menu is still sort of Mediterranean

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

Lunch- Ryvitta with cream cheese banana Camomile and honey tea

Teatime - leftover chicken with veg, Melon camomile and honey tea

bikegrrrl profile image
bikegrrrlRestart Sept 2021 in reply to CTink

That's beautiful, CTink!

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slipstickMaintainer in reply to bikegrrrl

Food looks really good particularly with so much of your own produce. Frittata and then panna cotta sounds brilliant. I sometimes wish I wasn't too lazy to grow my own food.

Rhys00 profile image
Rhys00Restart Sept 2021 in reply to bikegrrrl

I cannot remember what i had yesterday 😂

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siggie1st 7lbs in reply to Rhys00

Dieters forgerfulness😂😂😂 it happens to the best of us!!!😂😂😂

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bikegrrrlRestart Sept 2021 in reply to Rhys00

Nice tryyyyy, Rhys00 !

I remember that it involved only tomato soup for lunch, but chicken fajitas for dinner.

So was that enough food for you, or were you still hungry after you had eaten?

Hello Grigid and thanks for hosting.

B - Smoked salmon dressed with lemon juice and ground black pepper. Tea with semi skimmed milk to drink.

L - Chick pea and pistachio pot or Turkey fajitas.

D - Nasi goreng made with cauliflower rice.

Exercise: Indoor walking 'Reps to the Rhythm'

Treat; 2 squares 90% cocoa chocolate

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to DebbieFleming

I nearly went for a nasi goreng but Youngest is cooking :)Enjoy your day!

ScoutyPat profile image
ScoutyPat10 kg in reply to DebbieFleming

Love the sound of the menu, especially the Nasi goreng

slipstick profile image
slipstickMaintainer in reply to DebbieFleming

Food looks great. I haven't had Nasi Goreng for ages. Too many recipes, not enough meals to fit them into. But I think I'll stick to real rice for mine.

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slipstickMaintainer

Evening all and thanks to Grigid for hosting and that gorgeous picture of what is probably my favourite season. I've been absent from the DD for a few days having a lazy time feeling sorry for myself with bad arthritis. Had a BBQ on Sunday then been finishing up all the food I was forced to bring home from there. But the arthritis has improved slightly so it's time to get back to my RCRF (Reduced Carb, Reasonable Fats) plan a bit more seriously. Wednesday will be

B Weetabix/strawberrries/blueberries

L Egg/blue cheese / salad

D Fishcake / mushy peas

E Walking group + gentle Pilates and a bit of fence painting if the weather holds.

Enjoy the first of September, start of Autumn and please don't forget to say "white rabbits" 🐇🐇🐇 if you want any good luck this month😊.

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to slipstick

We used to do Pinch and a Punch at school, probably just an excuse to beat each other up!Sorry to hear you’ve had a bad few days, fingers crossed the arthritis eases up some more for you.

Your meals sound yummy, especially lunch. Enjoy! 😊

Greendream123 profile image
Greendream123Host in reply to slipstick

It's so difficult to focus when not feeling great, i hope you continue to feel better. Sounds like a good plan and active day ahead. :)

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ScoutyPat10 kg in reply to slipstick

Enjoy the trip out with the walking group. They say gentle mobilisation is good for arthritis (I know I feel worse when I don't move enough, but that making me move when it flares is very hard to do). Take care

Thanks for hosting Grigid. I totally get the needing to drink enough, it is something now that school returns today I need to focus on doing. I manage well enough during the holiday, not so well when teaching.

My mindful plan for today is...

B... crumpet, boiled egg, tomato

L... buffet lunch supplied at school

D... salmon and haddock with spiced stirfry veg. Lemon yoghurt and berries

A... 30min walk to relieve the fact most of the day will be spent sitting in a staff training day.

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to ScoutyPat

You have some tasty and varied food planned.

Hope the first day back goes well and there’s something good on the buffet :)

ScoutyPat profile image
ScoutyPat10 kg in reply to Grigid

Umm... buffet lunch consisted of a Sainsbury's shop of sandwiches, crisps, fruit, fizzy drinks. So I had a 'be good to yourself ' egg and cress sandwich and a pack of watermelon slices, and impressively ignored the crisps and fizzy drinks. Wish I had just taken my own lunch

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to ScoutyPat

Morning ScoutyPat,

Loving your food plan, in fact I have crumpets down for my lunch 👍

And that walk should help relieve some of the ill effects of being stuck sitting down for your training day.

Hoping all goes well 😀

ScoutyPat profile image
ScoutyPat10 kg in reply to Tank_EG

Skipped the after school walk as I clocked 54 active minutes and 5600steps in school. Hope you also enjoyed the crumpets.

Morning all. Yesterday started off well but I didn't take enough out for lunch and the trip to the park lasted much longer than I expected so I was really hungry by the time I got home and had 3 bread wraps before dinner. Then cookies and icecream later because I'd told myself I was going to be healthy from 1st Sep and realised it was still August. So all really sensible and grown up behaviour from me yesterday... 🤣

Back to working from home today after a 4 day weekend. It will be very busy but I'll have to find a balance as my son is at home. The plan is to get up and out for a walk by 8am to mimic a school day... whose idea was that?! 😆

Healthy eating:

B: smoothie

L: veggie wrap

D: something quick, maybe stir fry with cabbage

S: fruit

E: stretches, walk

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Greendream123

Enjoy your pre-work walk. Draw a line under yesterday and hope you have a good day today.

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Greendream123

Hahaha, I hope you’re getting your coat on as I write this reply Greendream123!Today’s meals really do sound tasty and healthy, enjoy 😊

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Greendream123

Morning Greendream123,

it happens to us all, a drop in blood sugars, an attack of the munchies and before you know it it is a case of meh, might as well eat something I really enjoy 🤣

All the best for your healthy September, a nice walk and your delicious food will certainly help 👍

M0rv3n profile image
M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Greendream123

Love the idea of resetting on the 1st of the month. Good luck with your healthy planning, and dont work tooo hard :)

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WasYoYo80Maintainer

Absolutely gorgeous picture! I love the colours of autumn and the crunch of leaves underfoot 💖

Ran 3 miles in 30 mins last night after work; today is my Joe Wicks dumbbells and body weight exercise session. Presenting my ethical considerations proposal for my initial research project to the ethics committee today and then, hopefully, I can get going 🤞

Today’s plan: I had poached eggs on wholegrain toast with roasted cherry tomatoes; packed lunch is guacamole and mango salad with black beans; and having wholewheat linguine with clams cooked in white wine, chilli & garlic and a good sprinkling of parsley for dinner, followed by Greek yoghurt with strawberries. Snacks: Brazil nuts, and griddled courgette slices with a few olives and fresh herbs.

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to WasYoYo80

Your meals sound positively gourmet! Hope everything goes well with the ethics committee today and you get the go ahead to start your research 😊

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

Morning WasYoYo80,

3 miles in 30 minutes is fantastic, you've hit the goal of many runners to be able to run a 30 minute 5k 👍

All the best for your presentation, I'm sure you're going to nail it 😀

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Tank_EG

With the running, I just need to be braver and tackle some hills - I was on the flat yesterday.

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

Hills can be a bit of a killer but you've made a great start to your running. The rest will come with practice and as your stamina improves 😀

siggie profile image
siggie1st 7lbs in reply to WasYoYo80

Ive done hills this morning x

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to siggie

Nice one!

M0rv3n profile image
M0rv3n7lbs in reply to WasYoYo80

I love poached eggs, more than boiled ones I think, although they both have the same outcome of solid white and soft yolk, but some how poached ones are softer.Good luck with the presentation :)

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to M0rv3n

I love eggs all ways but there is something special about a poached egg😀

siggie profile image
siggie1st 7lbs in reply to WasYoYo80

What time should i arrive for? Your meals sounds lovely and great run 😊

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to WasYoYo80

Fantastic menu today WasYoYo80. Any chance you can put up the recipe for the clam linguine? Have a great day.

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Drodie

Simple but tasty: bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/spa... it’s a bit like Russian roulette with my homegrown chillies🥵🤣

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WasYoYo80Maintainer

Loving being back home and cooking again👍

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Tank_EGMaintainer

Morning all and thanks to Grigid for hosting today's DD - loving the picture, nature's firework display 👍

Day 2 of moving my office upstairs into my son's old room, just got to move a massive printer and dismantle the desk.

Foodwise I want to keep the momentum going of losing the weight I have put on over the last couple of weeks as it is going better than I expected:

B: Cereal

L: Crumpets with peanut butter plus an apple & banana

D: Pork kebabs with spiced baked veg with a yoghurt for dessert

E: Walks with Tilly 🐶

Wishing everyone a great day 😀

M0rv3n profile image
M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

That looks a lovely menu Tank-EG, and so glad you are still winning the battle. Does portion size determine this or calories, or maybe its just experience of what works.... :)

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to M0rv3n

Thanks M0rv3n 😀

I think now it is experience more than anything else but that was gained from early calorie control when I first started to lose weight. I do still check the calorie content on foods if I need to, especially if like the kebabs, they were bought from a supermarket 👍

Each meal is going to be around 500 kcal plus I'll be burning calories as I move my office around; to be honest Tilly 🐶 is a plodder so taking her for walks is not going to make much of a difference 🤣

M0rv3n profile image
M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Great to have a plan that works . And up and down the stairs sounds exhausting exercise. Have a good one :)

Dave1000 profile image
Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Take it steady today with that heavy equipment moving Tank_EG we definitely don’t want to hear of any injuries. I take it your son has made a permanent move away now and you are enjoying the space 😂. Keep up the great work on the weight management/loss and enjoy the fabulous sounding food today. Wishing you and Tilly a lovely walk. 👍

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Dave1000

Thanks Dave 😀

The printer is a bit of a beast and now surplus to requirements but I should be able to move it if I'm careful 👍

We're now in the enviable position that both our children have flown the nest however we still seem to retain a lot of their stuff 😩

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

That took us downsizing to achieve any sort of success and I'm sure we still have some of their rubbish that they dont want us to get rid of despite the fact that they left home well over 15 years ago 🤪 Good luck!

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Tank_EG

All sounds very positive Tank_EG Watch yourself with the printer! 😊

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Grigid

Thanks Grigid and will do 😀

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springersruleModerator

Good morning fellow diarists and Grigid. Thank you for hosting us today with the beautiful autumn picture. I love the colour change of the woods near me, they look amazing in the morning sun 💖 I love all the different seasons for what they are but i have to admit i'm lot looking forward to the mud that will appear more regularly now lol.

Lovely meals you have planned today. I havent tried asparagus in an omelette but it does sound yummy 😊

Oh yesterday was fun but exhausting lol Happy to say i got everything fitted in and amassed 20,397 steps across the day!! I think i have found the limit for my new knee. No pain, no swelling and it's not stiff but it does feel a bit stuffed with cotton wool. I'm not upset or worried about it, it's actually a relief to know it has a stopping point 😊.

Today i'm going to try for a gentler day. Our walk will be back at the racecourse so i can take them all in one go and i might do a seated workout but other than that i aim to keep mobile in a rambling pottering way 😊. No wednesday night dog walk and pub as my friend is away at her parents this week.

My LCHF plan for today is:

B:Chis seed smoothie (blackberries and blueberries)

L: omelette with peppers, mushroom and cheese

T: freezer surprise - turns out its fish pie 😋 with roasted veg (cauliflower, tender stem broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, celery)

Exercise: 1x physio rehab, am dog walk, eddie puppy sitting and walk, shopping, pottering, chilling and possibly a seated workout.

Happy september and have a great day everyone xx

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

Well that was an epic walking day yesterday springersrule take it steady and make sure you don’t end up with another injury🤪. Easier day today definitely makes sense. I agree with you the change in seasons are all beautiful but we have plenty of mud during the summer so you’re hardly notice the difference😂. Enjoy your lovely sounding food your dog walking. It forward to catching up soon. Dave 😘x

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jd654 stone in reply to springersrule

Hope you enjoy your more relaxed day. Your omelette sounds delicious.

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to springersrule

So glad you are enjoying some pain free walks. It must feel amazing.... as long as you dont get too carried away... Enjoy your fish pie too. :)

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Grigid3 stone in reply to springersrule

Nice meals!I can imagine that mud has a particular impact for you 🐾

Also, I imagine that that number of steps would be a limit for people who don’t need and don’t have a new knee!

Enjoy a gentle day 😊

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slipstickMaintainer in reply to springersrule

I haven't done that many steps all week and I don't have a new knee to take care of. Your menu looks super. Gotta love an omelette and fish pie with roasted veg may well turn up in my menu later in the week. I'm sure there's a fish pie lurking in my freezer somewhere.

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M0rv3n7lbs

Morning Grigid, and fellow DD's. A lovely picture and a lovely season. I love asparagus, but No food is loving me at the minute, so another day of not having anything other than warm water. I tried some very plain mince and potatoes last night and paid the price again. On the plus side, its doing wonders on the scales. 😀😀. I am not feeling hungry, but will seek some medical advice today as this is now day 4.

Have a great day everyone :)

Dave1000 profile image
Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to M0rv3n

So sorry to hear you are suffering M0rv3n I hope you manage to get something sorted soon. Not the best way to lose weight so keep chasing that doctor x

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to M0rv3n

Hope you manage to get your stomach sorted and start feeling better soon.

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to M0rv3n

Oh dear! Definitely not a great way to see the scales go down.Hope you’re better soon! X

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Drodie7lbs in reply to M0rv3n

I'm sorry your stomach is still problematic but pleased that you are going to seek medical advice. I do hope they can sort it out and that you are soon a lot better.

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Drodie

Ok so telephone consultation with surgery says eat bland food, drink plenty of fluids and if its no better next week give them another call ! Do you ever feel like you've been fobbed off !!! Grrrrrrrr

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slipstickMaintainer in reply to M0rv3n

Indeed. What's blander than plain mince and taters? Semolina perhaps? I really hope you find something palatable that you can eat. Starvation ain't good for a body.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to M0rv3n

Next WEEK???!! Good grief!

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Drodie7lbs in reply to M0rv3n

You've been hardly eating anything for several days and drinking water. How much blander can you be? I think the general medics ideas of bland food is milk puddings, chicken and rice or fish and rice. If I, or hubby, or our dog gets a tummy upset then the chicken or fish with white rice is my go to bland food. The tummy upset then clears up within 24 - 48 hours. Any longer than that and it's a job for doctor or vet.

I think you have been fobbed off. If you are still unwell on Friday then it might be worth ringing the doctor again even if you have to say that it's got worse so you can get a proper appointment. If you still don't get any joy then you might need to think about contacting A&E and going there instead. One thing is for sure, it's been going on long enough to warrant being properly checked out. I wish you luck for an appointment.

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Maxy66kg in reply to M0rv3n

Hope you feel better soon.

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Dave10002st 7lbs

Good morning Grigid and thank you for hosting. I for one am sad to see the passing of summer. Not that I dislike autumn but I enjoy warmer weather and live in shorts and short sleeve shirts from March until the latest opportunity. I am hopeful for an Indian summer 😂. There is no denying how beautiful those autumn colours are and thank you for your stunning pic. Fantastic sounding food choices today, enjoy. Another predominantly work day today but taking my better half out for dinner this evening which I am looking forward to.

Following LCHF and TMAD with regular exercise.

L; leftover Butternut Squash and white bean tray bake with feta as the sausages are no more🤪

D: Shish Kebab, salad and couscous

S: a few pieces of 80% chocolate

E; Walking

Wishing everybody a great day X

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to Dave1000

Great menu today. I'm sad to see the end of summer and miss the long days. It's quite gloomy here this morning but not so chilly now I've put the heating on.

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to jd65

The gloom makes you feel cold I think. No heating yet, by OH would blow a fuse as she’s always 🥵 🤪. That said you have a long sleeve t short and a fleece. Shorts still on though 😂Have a lovely day jd65

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Dave1000

Great menu!I remember going “out out” with no coat in the middle of winter so no excuses Dave1000. Having said that it did require lots of dodgy alcoholic drinks to offset the blue legs 😂

Enjoy your day!

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to Grigid

No I'm going out, not out out! I don't think my body could manage out out too often these days?

Following my Fencing as a youngster and Rugby up until I was 50, I am reliably informed I have the biggest calves in the world 😂, so slightly more resilient to the cold weather I hope. But a beer blanket helps. Not too often I know 👍

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Dave1000

😂

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siggie1st 7lbs in reply to Grigid

Corned beef legs were all the rage in my youth. I also had a ' beer coat ' a few beers in and i was toasty warm x

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zinza3kg in reply to Dave1000

Don`t tell me, Dave1000. I`m from Rio, Brazil. We are born in shorts and flip flops.

But here we go, another lovely cold season. 😄

Have an amazing day.

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to zinza

😂

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Drodie7lbs in reply to Dave1000

I think the passing of summer is all the sadder this year because we haven't really had much of a summer. Like you I am hoping for an Indian summer. We had to light our stove 2 days ago because it was getting really cold on the boat. Have a great evening out tonight.

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to Drodie

Lets keep everything crossed Drodie. Thank you.

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jd654 stone

Good morning Grigid and thanks for hosting.

I've had to put the heating on this morning as its a bit chilly. Still very tired so i'm doing a shortish work day.

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

B. Greek yoghurt, plums

L. watermelon & feta

D. Fast 800 Halloumi & ratatouille bake, large mixed salad

Have a great day.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to jd65

That virus is nasty! My middle daughter was hit by the fatigue too. She’s run marathons but couldn’t walk up a gentle hill without needing a rest afterwards so do take it steady (she’s better now but I was a bit worried at the time).

I love the sound of your dinner 😊

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zinza3kg in reply to jd65

Wow nice meal plan, jd65!

You go!

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MonLew7lbs

Hello Grigid and fellow DDs,

Thank you for hosting and the poster looks absolutely beautiful!

I am back with you guys after a month and as if by magic the more i try the more hungry i am. Hows is that:)?! LOL... We say with my hubby that it will all regulate itself after a few days..

I’m trying to eat LCHF with an allowance of 100 grams of carb and 1800 cal.

B: smoothie: 50g of apple blended with greek yoghurt, a spoonful of blackcurrant jam and almonds.

L: scrambled eggs with lettuce, tomatoes, keto crackers

Snack: yoghurt/cheese

D: soya burger patty with a roast vegetable salad with beans, seeds and feta

E: Tidying up / yoga (doing 15mins every morning) / little walk / some gardening.

Have a nice day !😊

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Grigid3 stone in reply to MonLew

I reckon you’re hungrier because of your delicious menu!Enjoy your day too 😊

slipstick profile image
slipstickMaintainer in reply to MonLew

You're not the only one trying to get back into eating properly. Today's menu looks excellent to me.

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zinza3kg in reply to MonLew

Lovely plan. Have a nice day!

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Maxy66kg in reply to MonLew

Oh I do understand that magic hunger!

Morning all, my first time here - and time to start recording what I eat.

I am also an Autumn lover and like to pretend I am Winnie the Pooh kicking up the leaves 🍂

I am looking forward to finding new vegetarian ideas and also being accountable.

Today I need to get myself organised so the cupboard plan is:

* B: Muesli with berries from my garden ✅

* L: Peanut butter on toast

* D: Mushroom rice with peas and sweet corn

Snacks: satsuma and nectarine

Drinks: reduce my coffee intake and increase my water

Exercise:

* Dog walk (75 mins - more sniffing than walking) ✅

* Faster walk later to/from Hair Salon after work

slipstick profile image
slipstickMaintainer in reply to WomblingPlodder

Welcome to the DD, it's good here. Food looks great particularly dinner, some of my favourite things in one meal.

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smartoakHost in reply to WomblingPlodder

Welcome WomblingPlodder! Looks like a solid plan and some green ticks already! I look foward to catching up with you again on tomorrow's DD. Let us know if you're following any specific plan?

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WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to smartoak

Thanks - I am not following any plan at the moment. My first step is to be aware of what I am eating so going to concentrate on healthy choices and portion size.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to WomblingPlodder

Hello and welcome WomblingPlodder I think you’ll be delighted at the vegetarian and vegan delights members share here.

And how lovely to kick around like Winnie the Pooh, as long as you can resist too many pots of honey! We’ll be there to help if the temptation gets too much 😂

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WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to Grigid

😂 I resemble Winnie at the moment too.

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is eating. My over half is not vegetarian but we do try and adapt menus - just need to be more disciplined and find quick and easy options although I do freeze portions.

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Drodie7lbs in reply to WomblingPlodder

Welcome. Your dinner looks lovely, something I would enjoy. I know about those sort of dog walks - my little chap hithers, thithers and dithers. Have a great day.

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WomblingPlodder2021 June in reply to Drodie

Thanks - I have a 60kg sloth - we cover a mile in about 35-40 mins 😂

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Maxy66kg in reply to WomblingPlodder

Looks good!And welcome!

Thanks for hosting Grigid!

Another sobering weigh in means I'm pulling my socks right up. Plan is 1550kcal (NHS lower range), low carbs.

Morning yoga

L: big green salad with leftover BBQ lamb and feta cheese

no-sugar cocoa to power through afternoon of work

D: courgetti bolognese with cheese, plums and yoghurt

One dark Lindor if I stick to plan

Simple, right!? x

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Grigid3 stone in reply to smartoak

Oh you’re brave, I couldn’t stop at one Lindor….

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Rhys00Restart Sept 2021

Menu today

B=beans on toast

L=kinda unknown but tempted to have subway italian bmt. I am in a predicament as i eating bread this morning. I am deffo needing to lose the bread slot more.

D, chicken supreme with rice

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Rhys00

Why not have a Subway salad instead? :)

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Rhys00

Hi Rhys00 At least subway put the calories on their menu so you can choose something healthier

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Drodie7lbs in reply to Rhys00

Could you have one of the healthier subways and have your chicken supreme with extra veg instead of rice perhaps? I have to be careful with bread but it's just so convenient for a lunch. Good luck whatever you decide on. Enjoy your day.

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Rhys00Restart Sept 2021 in reply to Rhys00

So thst my lunch

Salad
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morelessAdministrator in reply to Rhys00

Lovely! Good for you! :)

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bikegrrrlRestart Sept 2021 in reply to Rhys00

Looks like a good choice to me!

Hello everyone!

Thanks for posting, Grigid.

(16:8 Intermittent Fasting + LCHF + 5k run twice a week)

Brunch:

Grilled pork loin steak

fried eggs

garlic kale + bacon cubes

Dinner:

garlic shrimp

salad (lettuce, baby spinach, plum tomatoes, hearts of palm)

Snacks:

cheese

Exercise:

5km run (done) and if work permits a cycle class later today.

Have a nice day!

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Grigid3 stone in reply to zinza

Oooh, garlic kale, lovely.

Enjoy your day too, hope you get tme for the cycle class 😊

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Drodie7lbs in reply to zinza

Nice menu zinza and well done on getting your run done early. Have a good day.

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Drodie7lbs

Good afternoon Grigid, thank you for hosting. The photo is gorgeous. Unfortunately, where I am the leaves just turn brown and drop off!

I am a little late today but here goes:

B. Tiny bowl cereal with semi skimmed milk, 1 small slice low carb toast with pate.

L. Low carb savoury muffin with cream cheese.

D. Somethingwith mince. Either cottage pie with veg or tex mex taco with salad.

E. Laps with poles and physio exercises.

Good luck with your September plan Grigid.

Have a fabulous day everyone.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Drodie

Thank you Drodie I’d go TexMex? Enjoy whatever you choose 😊

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Reving2st 7lbs in reply to Drodie

Hello Drodie Like the sound of your low carb savoury muffin sounds interesting where did you get that idea from?

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jd654 stone in reply to Drodie

Tex mex or cottage pie.? Both sound delicious.

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siggie1st 7lbs

Good afternoon, late to the party today. My apologies for being AWOL yesterday, I was in work for 12 hours and a chippy tea beckoned, over carb allowance but I really couldn't be bothered cooking!!

Today is a better day, i have run 4.97mile (8k) a specific distance but it's the training for my 10k race in November and have had a proper Brunch of scrambled egg and cheese.

Tea: I think its likely to be gammon, new potatoes and freezer surprise veg.

I could be out tonight at a quiz or an open mic night, depends on my daughter. Either way, it'll only be a couple of drinks as it's a work night and I'm at 8.00am in the morning.

Exercise: 8k run ( completed) and dog walk, ( yet to be done😉)

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Grigid3 stone in reply to siggie

Busy time! What a great achievement on your running too.Enjoy your evening whichever of the events you end up going to 😊

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Reving2st 7lbs in reply to siggie

Not as late as me biggie! Chippy tea is essential sometimes isn't it 😉

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jd654 stone in reply to siggie

Ooh a chippy tea sounds delicious at the moment. Luckily OH is didfhing out my dinner so I won’t succumb. 😁

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Reving2st 7lbs

Hello Grigid A bitty return on here for me. Im following LCHF

For today

L: At a meeting so three small sandwiches

D: Chilli out of the freezer and cauliflower rice

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jd654 stone in reply to Reving

Hope you enjoy your chilli.

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Reving2st 7lbs in reply to jd65

Hi jd thanks

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Reving

Hi Reving I hope the sandwiches are interesting :)Like the sound of your Chilli dinner, enjoy!

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morelessAdministrator

Thanks for another supportive DD, Grigid :)

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