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Dieting again
Thu 10-Oct-13
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Sooliz
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I've got into the habit of eating far too many carbs.......toast or cereal for breakfast, cooked lunch with potatoes, rice or pasta with husband, sandwich or toast and a packet of crisps for tea.  It's not good for my weight (which has crept - no, galloped(!!) up over the past few months), diabetes (carbs are the diabetic's enemy) or general health.....I feel bloated all the time and my joints ache.  For me, winter food is often carb-laden - think dumplings (that pretty much describes me! big_laughroll_eyesyell), mashed potatoes, sponge pudding & custard, so I've got to get out of the carb habit before then, or come next Spring I'll be a stone heavier and crippled with sore joints.

I'm going to give the Atkins diet another go - they do a version of it called Atkins Diabetes Revolution, I've had the book for ages. 

I guess this has been prompted by my visit to the surgery this week for my annual diabetes checks.....when the nurse weighed me it was a bit of a shock, and I know when I go back next week for the results and review she is not going to be happy with mefrown (I'm not happy with myself).

It's going to be hard, I loathe dieting, but it's got to be done.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Thu 10-Oct-13
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I find that keeping up weighing myself once a week has helped keep me on track- I no longer diet, but I know if I need to adjust what I am eating- It works for me.  I track my weight using an excel database and can plot it graphically. I am hovering around 11 stone +/- a lbish each week. I like it when I just dip under 11 stone.laugh

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Thu 10-Oct-13
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Good for you, Martin.  I can't remember the last time I weighed 11 stone......probably when I was about 11 big_laughbig_laughcry

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Thu 10-Oct-13
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Just out of interest, Martin, how tall are you?  11 stone doesn't seem a lot for a man.

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Thu 10-Oct-13
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Its hard to pass up on an extra dumpling with a stew or casserole Sue. wink

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Yes it is, Steve - especially when they're lovely and crispy on the top, just how I like them!  Perhaps I ought to make things I don't like big_laugh

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Sue-I'm 5ft 10 inches. When I was 20ish I weighed less than 11st even, then with kids etc, weight went on slowly and crept up to 13 and half stone by the time I retired, so that was the impetus to lose weight and try not to put it back on.

I did once get down to 10st many years ago, but that was when I was training to do the London Marathon and I could eat all I wanted then and still lost weight.

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Thu 10-Oct-13
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I am very settled on 5:2, it is slowly reducing my weight but I am happy as I am. This way of eating means five days a week I eat what I like and twice a week I have an evening meal only of up to 500cals. This evening with family staying I will have salmon fillet with roasted balsamic veg and do rice to add to everyone else's. I now have no problem with the fact visitors had croissants this morning and are now tucking into fresh baguette with Camembert. I know I can have what I want tomorrow.
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Thu 10-Oct-13
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Good luck with it Sue, I hope it won't be more expensive than our current way of eating. big_hug

I'll try that again!

Thu 10-Oct-13
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I'm also trying to eat less carbs but it is so hard. I had noticed that every meal had quite a lot of bread – even my snack at bedtime! So today I am having good carbs (quinoa) for dinner and then none until morning when I will have porridge – no bread until lunch time. My problem is not eating enough fruits and vegetables.

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Fri 11-Oct-13
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I'm having a good week so far with the Atkins - I'm not doing it slavishly, just as far as it suits me (and husband), but without deviating too much.  Breakfast is always a problem for me - quite often I just don't eat any, never have been a breakfast eater really.  But that's not good for the diabetes, so more often than not I've had a slice of toast or cereal.  However, there's an Atkins recipe for sausage (or bacon or ham) cheese & egg muffins - they're sort of mini crustless quiches which you make in a muffin tin - I'll do those this afternoon and will be able to have one of them for breakfast.

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Fri 11-Oct-13
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I've seen recipes for that type of thing and often thought that if I had more energy I might make them but then think that having made them I'd eat one and leave the rest.

I'll try that again!

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I have made a variation of them before TA and they do freeze, albeit a little bit watery when you defrost them. 

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I have no freezer so I am stumped...

I'll try that again!

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Oh no, I keep forgetting that.......doh

I dare say they'd keep in the fridge (you do have one of those, don't you?!) for up to a week.

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