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Daily Diary for Tuesday 5th October 2021

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Hello new members and regular contributors. Welcome to the daily diary, where you can post your meal and exercise plans for Tuesday.

The aims of the Daily Diary are to record plans in order to firm them up and make it more likely they are adhered to. The magic of this site comes from sharing ideas with others pursuing their own weight loss journey. Please help each other and comment on the person’s entry above you or have a good chat with a few members and find friends. The support is phenomenal. Advice given is constructive and with a good heart and may not suit where you are, but six months down the line who knows. Please share your calorie range as per the BMI calculator and calorie count for menus or any alternative method of recording your intake that you may be using. The Daily Diary has played a huge part in my weight loss and I am thankful for the kindness of its members.

For tomorrow then trying for below 1900 calories, but watching carbs too

B Coffee with cream

L Fried bacon, egg, tomato and lettuce

D Leftover Tuna bake, handful of nuts

Herbal tea & water

Cals 1770 Total Carbs (50.8g) 11%, Fat 63%, Protein 26%

Regarding the poster, go on drink an extra glass of water. I am trying for a more sober October. Today is day five.

I will be bobbing on when I can and would appreciate your support with the DD today. As always, make it yours. Have an excellent Tuesday! 😊

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morelessAdministrator

Thanks so much for stepping in, Hopalong :)

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to moreless

No probs x

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

:) xx

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Thanks for helping out Hopalong1. Cheers to more water 👍. Fizzy water with 🍋juice here! Bacon and egg is always good isn't it?

I'm following lchf, low carb but not no carb. Healthy fats and no processed foods. No alcohol and no snacking. Exercise is at least 3 laps around the park. I must remember to cinq my new phone with the step counter. 🏃‍♀️

Tuesday looks like this:

B: Milky coffee with a dunking biscuit.

L: HM Bolognese with a little cream on a bed of cabbage pasta. A leftover portobello mushroom.

D: Sheeps' cheese with a drizzle of honey with 1 slice of multicereal bread.

I hope everyone has a good Tuesday 🌈

Maxy6 profile image
Maxy66kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

I like the sound of your dinner.

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to TheTabbyCat

Hi Tabby,

I have to ask-what is a dunking biscuit? You reminded me I still haven't got a cabbage unless there is one in my veg box today! Have a lovely Tuesday 🙂

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Bee-bop

Hiya Bee-bop, it's just a big, thick ,biscuit a whole one is about 80 g so I just have half.

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

Ooo, that looks a great dunking biscuit !

Caroline62 profile image
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to TheTabbyCat

Looks like a great biscuit. Not sure I could stick to half. 🤣🤣

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

Do you actually dunk it though? :)

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Grigid

Yes!! Unashamedly :)

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

Dunking makes me slightly queasy. It's the thought of rogue floaters in my drink 😂

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

I had an Italian biscuit last week in a cafe. Rock hard, then melted away to nothing when dipped in my tea. x

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Caroline62Ambassador in reply to TheTabbyCat

Fab food TheTabbyCat I like dunking ginger biscuits. Mmmm. My Bolognese is finish. So Wednesday I will be doing another couple of days food. I will decide this evening. Forgot I have some large mushrooms to use up. So that 1 of tomorrow’s meals sorted . Thanks for that. Have a fab day 🐕‍🦺🦴🤣🐈🐾😊 woofs and purrs. 😊

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

Hello, I must use lemon in water for a change. Defo going to do the cream in Bolognese, with cabbage pasta. Have a good day, Buddy xx 😊😊

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

Ooo cream in Bolognese is lush! If you like it hot, a sprinkling of peperoncino goes well too. I didn't take a piccy this time! Too late now :)

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

I have written it down, the peperoncino, but have never heard of it. I have sriracha, tabasco, cayenne and chilli flakes. I think from google it is chilli flakes. Is that right? x

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

Yes I believe 🌶 chilli flakes is correct. The piccy is the same :)

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Drodie7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

Your lunch sounds lovely. Do you use soured cream? Enjoy your day.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Drodie

Oh I love it Drodie. If I haven't got any fresh cream a dollop of UHT cooking cream is fine. 🥰

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springersruleModerator in reply to TheTabbyCat

Those meals all sound fab partner. I havent done a bolognese for a while, i must rectify that. I havent been able to get a cabbage for a week!! Hoping they have some when i next shop. Don't be tempting me with dunking biscuits i love a dunked ginger nut but i'm not buying any more of them lol.

Enjoy your walks and have a great day xx

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to springersrule

Oh you can't beat dunking a ginger nut can you? :)

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springersruleModerator in reply to TheTabbyCat

No you cant but one becomes the whole packet very quickly!!! 😂 xx

Thanks Hopalong, must remember to drink more water!It’ a bit late but will jot my plan for tomorrow here before I forget

I follow NHS calorie counting and reduced carbs.

Aim: No more than 1600 calories or 125mg carbs, not precisely counted now

B: weetabix and berries, milk + white coffee

L: tomato and green leaf salad with Scotch egg

D: Spanish garlic chicken with roots mash and veg

Snack: None if possible

Exercise: walk or cycle to work, depending on weather

Managed almost 12,000 steps again today.

Have a good Tuesday all🙋🏻‍♀️

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Love the sound of dinner 🤤

Maxy6 profile image
Maxy66kg in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Congrats on those steps!

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Morning Manchegaenlondres,

wow - 12,000 steps is some going 👍

Your food sounds amazing and so tasty 😀

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

That's a lot of steps! Good luck with the no snacking and enjoy your menu, root veg mash sounds lovely 😋

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Hi Manche, it looks as though you have lots of lovely food today. I love garlic :)

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CTink2021 July in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Well done on those steps

Caroline62 profile image
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Good food well done on the steps. I hope not to snack also.😊

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Spanish garlic chicken sounds lovely and well done on the steps.

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Hello Manchegaenlondres How are you finding the NHS plan? Have put Scotch egg on my note pad to have a go. Good steps. Hope your Tuesday is going well x

Hi Hopalong, I started my weight loss around April 2020 and did follow NHS 12 weeks plan pretty much to the letter to change my food habits. I did print out the daily food record for the week and filled in with calories and exercise. It did help me understand where I was going wrong as I jotted all the extra snacks I had. After a few weeks I started the C25K exercise program . Both things helped me loose weight fairly quickly, and then around June that year I came into this forum, which helped even more. I found out a little about low carbs and decided to check how it would help with my T2 diabetes control. I am not Keto or LCHF per se, but have found their ideas helpful and do try to keep to no more than 125 carbs a day. I rarely eat rice, potatoes, pasta or bread, except for a piece of whole meal or seeded bread some mornings. Nowadays I don’t count my calories strictly but I know, by checking now and then, that I keep generally to no more than 1600. I have not run’ jogged for a while but do an awful lot of brisk walking. Hope this is helpful !

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Brilliant. Thanks for sharing 😊👏

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Oh your dinner sounds amazing Manchegaenlondres, and well done on the step count xx

Here’s the Spanish chicken I mentioned @WasYoYo80, Tank_EG , Bee-bop TheTabbyCat springersrule .Just sautéed some onion, unpeeled cloves of garlic, carrot, black peppercorns and bay leaves. After a while added bite sized pieces of chicken and let it simmer for a while. Then added salt and small glass of white wine and let it simmer for another 15 minutes or so. Y buen provecho!

Ps: If you worry about bad breath add a little bit of parley at the end.😃

Spanish garlick chicken.
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springersruleModerator in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Oh yummy 💖 thanks xx

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WasYoYo80Maintainer

Completely up to my eyeballs in work and posting late, again! Feeling frazzled but trying to stay consistent with my healthy eating and exercise.

The plan for Tuesday:

Scrambled eggs, mushrooms and granary toast; packed lunch: curried cauliflower soup; and chicken, veg and butter bean casserole. Snacks: Greek yoghurt with blackberries and raspberries, and a bit of blue Stilton with fig chutney.

Exercise: weights and body weight exercises and a climb on my wall

Maxy6 profile image
Maxy66kg in reply to WasYoYo80

Ooh, that fig chutney sounds good!

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

Morning WasYoYo80,

sorry to hear you are so busy, 🤞 it is for a short period of time before things start to quieten down again. Hopefully it is not stopping your running and rock climbing.

Food looks great as always, I'm assuming the fig chutney is home made 😀

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Tank_EG

Managing to keep up with my exercise, despite the ever growing workload. Yes, homemade chutney

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

Curried cauliflower soup sounds tasty, is it creamy?

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Bee-bop

I think puréed cauliflower is quite rich in itself, so I use milk rather than cream.

I sauté an onion, then add in a tablespoon of HM curry powder and cook for a further minute, add the cauliflower and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Pour in 500ml milk and 500ml veg stock and bring the soup to the boil; then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower florets are just tender. Then I set it aside to cool slightly, blend to a smooth purée, return the soup to the saucepan, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and finish it with a squeeze of lemon juice. I also like to garnish it with chopped fresh coriander.

Bee-bop profile image
Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

Sounds yummy 😋

slipstick profile image
slipstickMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

Food looks good and definitely getting Autumnal, Soups, casseroles, just the thing. With your ambitious work, study and exercise programme then good food is what you need.

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to slipstick

I’m the past, I would just buy ready meals when I was hectic and still feel hungry so snack on rubbish; proper nosh is definitely keeping my energy levels up

Caroline62 profile image
Caroline62Ambassador in reply to WasYoYo80

Take a deep breath and off we go again. Seriously you must take time for yourself. You are doing great. Your food always sounds it’s come from a restaurant. 😊

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Caroline62

I knew studying at Oxford would be a challenge, especially on top of my job, but I hadn’t anticipated my weekly teaching hours increasing this year.

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Grigid3 stone in reply to WasYoYo80

Snap with the cauliflower soup, mine's not curried though and now I feel like I'm missing out 😂

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Grigid

Next time😂

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to WasYoYo80

Hope you get respite from work soon. Lovely menu

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WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to jd65

🙏

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to WasYoYo80

Hello WasYoYo80 Hope you get a little down time today. Your food sounds nourishing and tasty. All the best for Tuesday and the week ahead xx 😊😊

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Hopalong1

I do love autumnal food

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springersruleModerator in reply to WasYoYo80

Sounds like you have a lot going on again this week. Good, nourishing and healthy food is essential at this time to keep you going and healthy. Try to find a little down time too, even if its just a 5 minute break here and there.

Have a great day and fun on your wall xx

WasYoYo80 profile image
WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to springersrule

Thank goodness I can let out the stress through exercise, but wish I could curl up with a good book, rather than journal articles, and banish the endless marking pile

springersrule profile image
springersruleModerator in reply to WasYoYo80

Oh that marking pile definitely has to go lol

Glad the exercise takes you away from everything else xx

TheTabbyCat profile image
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to WasYoYo80

Ooo frazzled doesn't sound good. Hang in there nearly half term? :)

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WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thanks; roll on Friday 22nd October 😅

I think you’re brilliant YoYo. Homemaking your meal and the chutney too! Well done 👏 Cheer up, half term not that far...

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WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Manchegaenlondres

Bless you - yes, counting down the days to half-term

Tuesday already?I am tired tonight-really worked hard today in garden and then gym.I follow modified Mediterrean diet, tracking protein/fat/carbs, not so much calories but staying under 1550.I was just eating twice a day but weight loss has slowed to a crawl, considering going back to 3 meals/day. More exercise.

Brunch-scrambled eggs with leeks, tomatoes and smidgin cheese, 1/2 slice rye toast w/butter. Coffee w/2% milk.

Dinner-salmon with marinade TBD,baked butternut squash, brussel sprouts, maybe a 3rd vegetable. Tea.

Snack-grapes. Rye crackers w/low fat cheese. Lots of water.

Exercise-gym to ride exercise bike and elliptical.

Have a good day, everyone!

🍂🌻🎃

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Maxy6

Morning Maxy6,

all the best with adjusting your meal plans and exercise to help kick start your weight loss again 👍

Your food looks delicious and your dedication to exercise amazing 😀

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Maxy6

No wonder you're feeling tired after your dual workout. I love rye crackers🙂

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Maxy6

Yummy brunch Maxy6 :)

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to Maxy6

Lovely food today and well done on the exercise. X

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Maxy6

I have times, with a health problem, when I eat three times a day. How would you feel just eating when you are hungry, Maxy6? I have been listening to some hypnosis which encourages this. Also try cycling in and out of nutritional ketosis, a day of fasting and one or two days of feasting per week(eating double or triple net carbs) to push things on. Mercola says this will "help your ability to burn fat for fuel". Let me know how you get on what works for you. Your plan looks great. All the best.

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springersruleModerator in reply to Maxy6

Great meals Maxy, very tasty. Good luck playing around with eating times and meal numbers. I'm sure you'll find a way to beat the stall.

Enjoy the gym trip xx

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Maxy6

Hi Maxy, we all get stuck sometimes along the way. I know I have. I've tweaked something like my eating window, adding prunes, abandoning prunes, having tea with lemon instead of coffee. I hope you find a way :)

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slipstickMaintainer

Morning all and thanks to Hopalong1 for helping out. Had a computerish day yesterday. Transferred the most important data from my missing website onto Facebook - which then promptly died world-wide😢. Then my website was recovered👍.

With all that going on I got little exercise AGAIN! I did get a decent sleep last night though🤪. Food worked out fairly well. Sour cream and blue cheese sauce turns out to be really nice and very easy. In fact I'm getting to be a fan of blobs of sour cream with dahl and soups etc. Tuesday should be a quieter day so the plan is

B Shreddies / berries

L Gnocchi / meatballs / pesto

D Coconut Chicken curry / brown rice

S Apple/grapes

E shopping including my favourite Asian supermarket. I might also have another go at Tai Chi as well as try yet again for a walk.

Happy Tuesday

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to slipstick

The curry sounds lovely. I like a blob of sour cream with my chilli.

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to slipstick

Sounds a computer nightmare, at least everything worked out in the end. Enjoy your menu and good luck with the Tai Chi and walk today 👍

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to slipstick

Yay to a good sleep!

The sauce sounds yummy by the way :)

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to slipstick

So glad to hear youre finally catching up on some sleep, Im sure you must feel better for it.... Hope you enjoy your curry, it sounds yummy :)

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to slipstick

Hi slipstick Hope you are well. Tai chi is lovely exercise. I must dust off my DVD 😊😊 Chicken curry looks appealing. All the best xx

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springersruleModerator in reply to slipstick

Great to hear you're getting some sleep at last Slipstick 💖 Loving your meals for today, the curry sounds delicious. I like a dollop of sour cream too. Never thought of mixing it with blue cheese though.

Enjoy browsing and shopping and good luck getting some exercise in. Have a great day xx

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Tank_EGMaintainer

Morning all and thanks to Hopalong1 for hosting today's DD -thanks for covering for me, as it turns out I've come down with a stinking cold not that I'm using that as an excuse for forgetting to get my post in on time 🤣

Definitely a mixed day yesterday, good news is I managed to order my chest freezer to allow me to start batch cooking. Bad news is it was so late by the time we were ready for food last night, the planned beef regular morphed into a takeaway. This lead to another case of the Monday Munchies, not helped with me coming down with this cold 😢

Food today is:

B: Cereal and a small bowl of fruit & yoghurt

L: Crumpets with peanut butter plus a banana

D: Last night's planned beef ragu with a yoghurt for dessert

E: Rest day from running today but hopefully walks with Tilly 🐶

Wishing everyone a great day 👍

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Tank_EG

Good morning Tank, we all have days which seem to avoid even the best laid plans, so well done for getting back on track today. We seem to have forgotten about the "common" cold, for which they still haven't found a cure!

Have a better day. :)

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thanks TheTabbyCat 😀

In all that has happened over the last 18 months or so, the poor old common cold seems to be have been sidelined. Still it has decided to come a pay me a visit and is making its presence felt 🤣

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Tank_EG

There you are tempting me with crumpets again Tank ! Colds are rubbish for knocking us off plan and making us forgetful 😉Enjoy your postponed Ragu, My mum used to get those Schwartz packet mixes when we were children but, I have never tried a real Ragu 😀

Rest day from running sounds a good idea

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Bee-bop

Thanks Bee-bop 😀

Not sure my interpretation is a true ragu as there is no red wine but it does make a hearty meal even without any pasta which keeps the carbs low 👍

Now as to whether it is any good against the common cold? 🤣

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jd654 stone in reply to Tank_EG

Hope the cold gets better soon. There are days when the plans don’t go to plan but The cold won’t have helped.

Tank_EG profile image
Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to jd65

Thanks jd 😀

And no, the cold hasn't helped and will hopefully pass soon 👍

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Tank_EG

Good that the chest freezer has arrived, but so many stinking colds going around at the moment! Youngest has had two corkers in the last 3 months, goodness knows how I've managed to avoid them with her slovenly ways leaving tissues discarded all over the house.Hope yours clears up quickly - make sure you wrap up for your Tilly walks :)

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Grigid

Thanks Grigid 😀

It doesn't help that my wife works as a welfare assistant, think old school nurse, at a local secondary school. Normally I don't seem to pick them up but as you say, there are some nasty bugs going round at the moment 😢

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Tank_EG

Forgive yourself. I have done this slot on and off for a couple of years. It is good for me to keep my hand in 😊😊 With your ragu, our tuna bake is like that, the meal we never seem to get around to. Get well soon. All the best for Tuesday xx

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Hopalong1

Thanks Hopalong1 and hopefully normal service will soon be resumed 😀

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

So sorry to hear you've been hit with the cold. Take it easy, and keep topped up with the medicines . Hope the takeaway was a yummy one, and you can get back to your plan for today.Look forward to hearing about your new freezer fillings......:)

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to M0rv3n

Thanks M0rv3n 😀

Have some ideas already for the freezer and it will definitely make my life easier - watch this space 👍

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Sorry to hear you have a cold, they are so uncomfortable. Maybe make some soup to help tackle the munchies. Veggie soup can be comforting without piling on the lbs. Hope you feel better soon.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Drodie

Thanks Drodie 😀

I really need to get back to making some soups though yesterday's munchies was more due to needing to sort something out in the evening and not getting back until late 😢

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springersruleModerator in reply to Tank_EG

Afyernoon Tank, sorry to hear you've been caught by the cold doing the rounds. There's a nasty one going round the schools here. I hope its short lived for you.

Great job finding the freezer, cooking for it will keep you out of mischief lol.

Oops to the monday munchies, blame them on the takeaway and cold.

Lovely menu today, i hope you get the ragu this time 😊

Have a great day xx

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jd654 stone

Good morning Hopalong1 .

I’m back from my weekend festival having had lots of fun, alcohol and snacks but not much healthy food or sleep. I’m now 4lb heavier than I was last week so I am back to my healthy diet.

I have a day off today and I’m off to a gig in Cardiff tonight so we aren’t completely back to normal yet.

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

B. Greek yoghurt, nectarine

L. Vegetable soup

D. Gammon, cauliflower cheese, brocolli, carrots, green beans

Have a good day.

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to jd65

Sounds like you're having an amazing time jd65 and you know you can pull it all back (from a fellow 4lb heavier party person) :)

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to jd65

Hi jd65, We have to live our lives. When I had ten days of Grand Friend Central, I know I enjoyed it. The alcohol weight came off again quickly. You are doing really well and will chip away at those 4lb and more. Your menu sounds good, especially the gammon. Enjoy the gig and have a great Tuesday xx

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jd654 stone in reply to Hopalong1

Gammon has turned into Ribeye steak as other half was a bit fed up of bacon having had a full cooked breakfast 3 days in a row. So it’s ribeye , garlic mushrooms and an enormous salad instead. 😀

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to jd65

I am green with envy over the steak, enjoy xx 😂😊

M0rv3n profile image
M0rv3n7lbs in reply to jd65

Life is for living. Enjoy. Your plan will be waiting for you when you're ready for it :)

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to M0rv3n

We definitely lived it for the last few days with friends we haven’t seen for 2and a half years . I’ve laughed and hugged for 3 days and it was wonderful.

Drodie profile image
Drodie7lbs in reply to jd65

Snap on the vegetable soup, I've just made a big pan of it. Enjoy your soup and your day.

jd65 profile image
jd654 stone in reply to Drodie

Mine was a left over from the freezer. I’ve got my soup maker out to start making more.

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springersruleModerator in reply to jd65

Hi Jd, sound to me like those 4lbs were well worth it and it won't take you long to get rid of them 😊. Enjoy the day off and gig tonight.

Your menu sounds fab, in fact even better with the rib eye substitution 💖

xx

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Bee-bopMaintainer

Hi everyone,

Hope you have a lovelyTuesday 🙂

Slimming world plan and wheat and dairy free

Breakfast: veggie sausages, rye toast, mushrooms, tomatoes

Lunch: leftover chickpea and tofu stew with brown rice

Dinner: I am not sure as I made the kids cheese and onion pasties to have with chips and mushy peas. I would like the mushy peas with something but, don't have anything made ready for me. I have run out of sweet potatoes 🙄

Snacks: ryevita and quorn slices

Drinks: Rooibos tea, soya milk

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Bee-bop

Hello Bee-bop, Good to see you on. Your brekka is making my tummy rumble 😊😊 Ooh chip dilemma. I have Googled for a bit of positive spin on the chip shop, if memory serves there is some vitamin C in there. Hope you have a great Tuesday xx

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

Thanks Hopalong, I have been really good in avoiding chips and having sweet potatoes instead. Unless I can manage to squeeze in going to a shop today, I might be having salad instead!

Hopalong1 profile image
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Bee-bop

You are doing great. I am trying to run the weekly shop until the fridge is bare. It makes from some creative cooking :) x

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

I admire your challenge, There are things in for the kids but, I was using things up over the weekend and ran out of "my" potatoes on Friday. I really wish I had got some when out yesterday 😀

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Bee-bop

Now, I have no kids at home any longer. I think it makes for a bigger challenge when there are children about. My husband retired recently and we are cutting our cloth according to our purse. Less waste has made me happy as a bi-product. Husband is less fussy now. Not sending me out for ground cardamon to the late night shop! :) x

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Bee-bop

Love your plan Bee-bop I hope you find something to go with the mushies :)

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to Grigid

Thanks Grigid, I am hoping so too with the mushies otherwise it is looking like salad for me!

Grigid profile image
Grigid3 stone in reply to Bee-bop

If it comes to that make sure you couple it up with a mushy pea starter 😂

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😂😂😂

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Bee-bop

Good luck with your dinner inspiration :)

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Thanks M0rv3n. fingers crossed I find something good 🤞 hopefully some sweet potatoes!

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Oh Bee-bop, I've been very remiss... I had some cumberland sausage and forgot to have then in a fry up!!! Must get some more and remember lol.

Have you found inspiration for your dinner yet? I hope its something yummy xx

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to springersrule

Ah, glad I reminded you 😀

I ended up with pretend fish and chips with mushy peas. I managed to get sweet potatoes on the way home 👍

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Me too lol.

Well done getting the sweet potato and your choice of dinner. Yum xx

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Thank you Hopalong1 for doing the DD. I had a bad day yesterday not with food. Infact I eat less. I took Roxie out earlier and was in bed for 9pm. Didn’t really have a good sleep, pain keep waking me up. Today is another day. I have to go to Guys hospital this afternoon. Had a short walk with Roxie this morning.

My food for today not really sure when or what.

Had my coffee as usual. ( A real creature of habit with the coffee).

Brunch. Some blackberries, blueberries banana with Greek yogurt.

Later after hospital properly some soup I have in the fridge. (As I will be worn out. )

Day 5 of not spending any money. I will need to buy milk today. Also while at the hospital I will have a skinny latte. Total of £4. Not bad for a weeks spending.

Have a great day. 😊😊

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Caroline62

Hope all goes well at the hospital. What will you have as a main meal, Caroline? Your Money Challenge is rubbing off on me. I went through the cupboards yesterday and planned six meals from what is in. I might need a little fresh produce. Yesterday my friend and I bought each other a flat white, bought husband a Mars and me a spring water = £8.40. Thanks for sharing this. All the best xx

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Grigid3 stone in reply to Caroline62

That's amazing saving Caroline62 , sorry you're not feeling great though - I hope the hospital appointment goes well. x

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Sorry to hear youre not at your best Caroline, and good luck with the trip to Guys. I think I ve missed your money challenge, but I d like to spend less every week that's for sure. I've just spent a £5 on fresh veg some for our new rabbits and mushrooms for soup. Hope you feel better soon :)

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to M0rv3n

It was the subject of Caroline62's Daily Chat, link below

healthunlocked.com/weight-l....

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Thanks Hopalong1 I still cannot do that. 😊😊

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I am not spending money through out October. But have £10 for things like milk and veg. Which are fresh. 😊

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Caroline62

Ive just been reading your chat post, sorry I missed it. What a great subjectWe do a weekly shop ( for 3) and then top up with fresh veg and milk etc . Im sure the food element is the biggest part of my monthly outgoings.

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I hope you will treat yourself to something nice at the end o f the month with each weeks left overs. Im sure it will mount to a tidy sum :)

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The money is going on Christmas. 😊

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Hi Caroline,

Sorry to hear you have been in pain, is the appointment today to help with that? Is your money saving to use up food as well? It is amazing how much we can find in the cupboards. i have been having a sort out here as when my daughter came back from uni and then swiftly went up to Scotland, I said I would use up the food she had left which, we still haven't managed pasta wise! I have no idea why she bought so much of it although as I write that, we were in lockdown I guess. I found out that I have six free Costa drinks to use before March which was a surprise for me so, I had a free Chai latte yesterday which was great. I also found I have 4 Cafe Nero cards all with one stamp off a free coffee which I hadn't realised ( I knew about 2)

Hope you have as gentle day as possible 🙂

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I had a few free coffees to use up. Which I really enjoyed. Afraid not the hospital appointment is for dental work. This was cancelled when Covid started. Nearly 2 yrs later now it’s getting done. Hopefully after today they may only be 1 or 2 trips to go. 😊

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Drodie7lbs in reply to Caroline62

All the very best with your hospital visit. Enjoy your soup, it's a good standby and, if homemade, packs quite a nutritional punch. 🍲

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springersruleModerator in reply to Caroline62

Wow Caroline, your doing really well with your spending challenge 💖 Hope all has gone well at the hospital and that you can catch up on some sleep.

Fab meals for your busy day out. Xx

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Every thing went well. Thanks springersrule. 😊

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Brilliant 💖💖 xx

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Caroline62

Hi Caroline, My spending for today is £339. I hope you will disregard £332 for the car MOT and service. All else is veg and plain chocolate, I feel a winter soup coming on xx

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That was a big spend for the car. It’s times like this I am glad I cannot drive. So you are doing well. 😊

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How are your legs today? Xx

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Rather sore now a lot of walking and the cold. Payed on the sofa just now will need to take Roxie to toilet then I will have a early night. Rest day Wednesday. I think. 😊

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Hi Caroline, I hope you're not too exhausted after the hospital. You're doing really well with the not spending challenge.

(((((Puurrrs ))))) and hugs to you and Roxie.🐕🤗🤗🐾🐾💖😻xx

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Thanks TheTabbyCat. 😊

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Grigid3 stone

Hi everyone, and great reminder to drink enough water Hopalong1

I've just had to renew my chaperone license which includes sending up to date photo identification - this was a good thing as I was able to see what a chubby chops I was in December just gone! More inspiration to stay on the straight and narrow (narrow being one of the operative words of course).

1890 calories based on the range recommended by the NHS/BMI calculator, vegetarian, savoury snack lover and battling with avoiding the same over the last few weeks, but now back on it!

Breakfast: Egg and not bacon on toast

Lunch: Cauliflower soup

Tea: Lentil bolognese with courgetti

Coffee x 2 and MORE WATER!

Probably a cup of tea or two as I'm catching up with loads of paperwork and I use tea breaks to keep me going - no biscuits in the house, or savoury snacks, so it will be just tea :)

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to Grigid

Well done on the will power, and a happier photo shoot. Enjoy your menu :)

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Grigid3 stone in reply to M0rv3n

I know where the willpower would go if I had snacks in the house 😂

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to Grigid

That is a great NSV with your chaperone licence, well done, Grigid!!!! 😊😊 Cauliflower soup sounds great. Have a fab Tuesday xx

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😊

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Afternoon Grigid and great news about the photo. I got a new Staff ID last week and. Look a different petson. I don't mind the photo being on show now 😂

ooo i think cauliflower soup will be the next one i make, i've got some fresh eggs to use first though 😊 Love the rest of your menu too. Good luck with the no snacks 💖 xx

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Grigid3 stone in reply to springersrule

Amazing where sudden affirmations of the hard work of weight loss pop up isn't it?

Definitely getting into warming soup mode at casa Grigid :)

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It is. I was staring at my shadow on a walk the other day and is was shapely rather than a blob. It was almost better than looking in a mirror lol.

Definitely soup weather 💖 xx

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Grigid3 stone in reply to springersrule

We should definitely keep logging our "wit woo!" moments! x

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Oh yes, we must 😁 xx

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Thanks for hosting Hopalong1, and cheers to another glass full of water. I don't drink enough, but have been making more of an effort in recent days. .Love the sound of your lunch, hope you enjoy it, and congrats on reaching day 5 .

Well an early start for me this morning, - at the surgery for routine blood tests and then a trip to the farm to collect the wee man. He had to go with mummy this morning to her work because I was out early, but it was a good excuse for him to don his boiler suit and boots and round up some sheep on the quad bike.

We plan to do some baking maybe an apple and sultana cake ( Thanks Tank_EG for the inspiration), and then a trip to the park if it stays dry.... Hopefully nursery will be back soon after their covid outbreak . With any luck we might get a few days in before they break up for half term.....

Ive recently been reviewing my weight loss routine, and going to try the nhs 12 week plan

cal range 15 - 1900 , and today looks like

B- Cornflakes

L H/M mushroom soup thanks to BridgeGirl for the recipe,

D -Cod in parsley sauce with Potatoes & green beans

Happy Tuesday everyone :)

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Grigid3 stone in reply to M0rv3n

Oooh, happy cake making :)

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to M0rv3n

Hi M0rv3n I am reading through the twelve week plan again as I have a dietician class and am trying to take the best from it. So I read through week I last night. Keep us posted how you get on. And have a fab Tuesday xx

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Drodie7lbs in reply to M0rv3n

Nice menu. Good luck with the new 12 week plan.

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springersruleModerator in reply to M0rv3n

Afternoon M0rv3n, sounds like the wee man had quite the adventure this mornin g. If you have the rain like me he'll be glad to be inside baking with you now though. Enjoy your time with him til the nursery reopens.l

I started on the nhs 12 week plan and i found it a really good starting place to change from eating rubbish to eating proper food and getting clued up on portion sizes. Good luck with your change.

Your menu sounds amazing, i love mushroom soup and have become a big fish fan.

Enjoy the rest of the day xx

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Thanks Springersrule , He had great fun on the quad, and they managed to round up the sheep more to the point. We made a very yummy sultana and apple sponge, - not that Ive tasted it of course .... 😇😇. Its only day 2 of week 1 so we will see how we get on. :) xx

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Good afternoon fellow diarists and Hopalong. Thanks for stepping in to host today. Loving your menu too. I drink loads of water (with dilute squash), sometimes i think possibly too much lol I used to enjoy the odd lager at the pub or a pimms on a friday night but due to medication i 'm advised not to drink so i havent had any for 3 years now. I can't say i miss it. I now have coke as a treat at the pub 😊.

Well today didn't get off to the best of starts. My tomtom watch and its app have decided not to talk to each other so i unpaired them and started again but its still not playing ball. I gave up after following instructions several times for over an hour and then gave up. I'll try again later. Today at school should have been a training session on anaphylaxis and epipens but its been postponed so i'm home all afternoon which actually works well as Eddie puppy is here all day as one of the family members that own her has been rushed in for emergency surgery after not feeling well this morning. To add to the chaos of the day the cockers family are now in isolation as their secondary school age son has tested positive for covid. Although his parents are both doubled jabbed they have to isolate as they are both nhs consultants/surgeons. Other than that i've had a good morning and dodged the worst of the rain. I even fitted in my c25k wk6, r3 at the racecourse. A 25 min jog and i did it still with energy left in the tank. So absolutely chuffed with this 💖💖

My LCHF TMAD plan today is:

L: scrambled egg with mushrooms and cheese (fresh eggs from a friend - gorgeous), pumpkin pie tart with a splash of double cream.

T: Last of the seafood concoction - i've really enjoyed it too.

Exercise: am dog walk, Ecko walk, c25k jog, pottering, housework.

I hope everyone is having a good day xx

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to springersrule

Hello, Good to see you, springersrule. Do you have a recipe for your seafood dish, pwease? You are doing great with the C25K. Roy and I managed 11.4 km walking yesterday. I felt fab and lost 2.25lbs. Now to keep it off for WI, argh!!! Hope the rest of your day goes smoothly, Luvvie xx 😊😊

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Thanks Hopalong. I took bits from 2 recipes, but this is what i did with what lol: In my soup pot - 4tbsp EVO, 4 cloves garlic, 130g celery, 150g white onion, 200g red & green peppers (fry til onion is translucent). Add spices - 2tsp salt, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2.5 tsp paprika, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp thyme, 1tsp red & black pepper. Add 150g raw red shrimp and 230g cod fillet. When shrimp and cod half cooked add 3x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes, 500g cauliflower rice, 200g cooked cockle meat and 500g cooked mussels. Stir and simmer for (i think it was) 20 mins. All done 😁. Its made 4 of my portion sizes 😂.

I'm so chuffed with my achievements so far on the c25k program. I wasnt sure how far i'd get when i started but after today i know i will be able to complete it. I then hope to join in on a park run 😱😁. Wow, 11.4km is a long way, and to lose a huge amount too is amazing. Well done and i'm sure you can keep it off 💖

It should be a pretty relaxed afternoon now which we be lovely. I dont get them often on a week day 😁.

Hope your day is going well xx

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to springersrule

That sounds delicious, do you deliver??? 😂🤣 I am enjoying seafood, but have bought some tofu for this week. My daughter eats a lot of vegan food and bought me Asian Green book. xx

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It is really nice and i've enjoyed having it a few days on the trot (normally i'd get a bit bored lol). Delivery could be arranged for the next time i make it 😂

Just looked up that book and it sounds a good one. Enjoy making things from it 😊 xx

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M0rv3n7lbs in reply to springersrule

Wow 3 x tins of tomatoes.... sounds as though you're feeding the 5000, but it certainly looks yummy with all that fish & seafood x

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Lol it looked it too, the pan was pretty much full 😁 I do like a big portion though 😂 xx

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Yeah👏👏👏25 min jog!!! You just have to wait until you can fit it in, don't you! Brill!!

The foods good too. I bet you loved having Eddie all day ,🤞 for the surgery. Things that happen around us affect our days don't they.

Luv to Ecko!!

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You're right of course, its much better waiting for the opportunity of time rather than trying to squash it in somewhere 😊

Oh Eddie's been great. Had a good sleep then has played tuggy with a toy and pringle. She's just this minute gone home. Surgery is still underway, 6 hours now!! It'll be touch and go whether he pulls through but he's very fit and healthy (an endurance cyclist) so that's on his side. These things do affect our days but i'm really pleased to have been able to take it in my stride too.

Ecko sends kisses and says thank you xx

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Oh gosh 6 hours! You've learnt to take lots in your stride now! A very strong lady 💪xx

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I know. Not good but my fingers and toes are crossed.

I feel so much stronger. Its a good feeling too 😁 xx

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Lovely post, Hopalong1. Yes, isn't the simple business of drinking enough water sometimes a challenge!

For me water is sometimes a wee bit boring, though on I do drink chilled fizzy water because it has a little edge to it. A few ice cubes and a squeeze of citrus juice make all the difference. In Portugal we can get hold of limes easily, but I also use lemons and clementines to ring the changes.

It's a habit thing though, isn't it; the more often one drinks water the more attractive it gets but I have to give myself prompts out of the summer season!

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Hopalong14 stone in reply to BerlinBetty

Thanks for this, Betty. I too had a slice of lemon and lime today. Yorkshire water is lovely though. Trying to banish all thoughts of gin and tonic. All the best x

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Thanks again, Hopalong :)

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