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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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Fri 18-Mar-16
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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 )

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

Thu 24-Mar-16
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big_laugh Sue - I was 30 lbs overweight before I went to Irl

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Wed 6-Apr-16
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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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How to keep fit Good article on healthy eating and a balanced diet! Here are some tips on how to keep your diet healthy, healthy and stay fit at the same time.

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Facts about intermittent fasting 

Recently, the media has talked a lot about fasting. There are articles written about the benefits of this lifestyle, and people all over the internet share their fasting experiences.
Its most popular form should be intermittent fasting, which includes limiting food intake to a specific time window. However, you must follow some rules if you want your post to be safe and enjoyable.Image Enlarger

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Hi there, never fasted or dieted. I find that exercise is helpful and laying off too much sugar and fat. A lot of people in the UK now swear by the 5:2 diet https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/the-5-2-diet-guide but I like to eat every day. I eat 2 meals, rather than the regular 3. A savoury brunch around midday and a low fat meal around 8 pm with minimal meat and lots of veg. I eat low fat as this suits my metabolism that cannot take too much fat. I recently met an Indian girl - her grandmother lived to 104 and only ever ate one meal a day!

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