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Wed 2-Mar-16
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Thank you TA

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wave Bookmarked you too Eileen!  Thanksrose

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Another 2 1/2 pounds gone this week, I love this diet.

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Fri 18-Mar-16
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Hmm. Maybe I will join you, Eileen. I was a bit shocked to discover that I was 25 lbs over my ideal, when I returned from my brief trip to Ireland.

Still, I know from experience that refraining from all alcohol helps greatly. That's my starting point.

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Blimey, 25lbs, that's a lot of Guinness Danny!  eeek  whistle  big_laugh

We don't tend to think automatically of alcohol being fattening, but it's so high in calories.  If you're partial to G&T (as I am), or a similar long cool sparkling drink, then apparently a glass of fizzy water with a splash of lemon or lime, bit of peel, few sprigs of mint and lots of ice is supposed to be a reasonable mind-fooling alternative (I haven't actually tested that theory!).  Or even a glass of iced mint tea with the lemon or lime.  Worth a try I guess, if you're desperate on a Saturday night  whistle

Not a drop of alcohol has passed my lips for the past 6 or 8 weeks!  (no, not by intravenous injection either  big_laugh )

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big_laugh Sue - I was 30 lbs overweight before I went to Irl

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I remember a few years ago, I cut out wine for a month and lost half a stone, although I didn't change my eating habits at all, I think I was probably more active, as usually on an evening when we have wine, it sort of signifies the end of the active day.

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eileen54 said
Just thought an update since I was last on here. I got a referral from my GP to slimming world, I have been going for 9 weeks and have lost 2 stone. You can get an NHS referral for 12 to 24 weeks if you have health problems such as high blood pressure and a BMI over 30.  

I know I am resurrecting an older thread, but as I'm new, I'm just catching up with everything slowly.

You can also get a GP referral for 12 weeks free at a local participating gym.  OH and I did that 3 years ago, when I wanted to lose weight, and he decided he needed to join me.  I've never been to a gym previously, but we loved it so much that we've been members now for over 3 years.

With portion control and gym plus 2 classes per week for the over 50's, I love 7.5 stone and OH lost over 4 stone.

Because of family probs, I've put 2 stone back on but trying to lose it again, and Brian put 2 stone back on, but really still needs to lose about 3+

It's not easy though is it?  I so love my food, and I have a very sweet tooth! cheers 

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Very well done, Ann.  No it's not easy at all, and gets harder as we get older, I think.  I've given up actively trying to lose weight and now just try to focus more on staying healthy (and not putting any weight on!).

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