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Diets!
Sun 24-Jun-12
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Aly
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That is great! I am going to buy some de caff when I can to see if I get on with it. Still waiting to feel good though!

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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Rob said:  

I have to hunt down quinoa again and that is best done in the week when I am in town.

 

wave Hi Rob,

You can get quinoa in Waitrose, no problems, they even do a packets of mixed red & white.

Congratulations to you & your mother on your continued weight loss. welldone

I hope to join you all quite soon.

 

Danuta.......whooopeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!!!  I am so pleased for you......! laugh welldone ok

In fact well done everyone on the diet.   cheers (but with water, of course)!!!

 

*****devil devil devil  By the way the  gremlins are at it again .....the quote button isn't working, or is it just me?????

 

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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That was so weird.  Tried the quote, and it went all weird and included my comment in the quote.

Anyway, thank you Nadine.  It does feel good.

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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Danuta, that is brilliant, I am so proud of you!  And you Aly, for sticking to it so far despite your misgivings.....carry on, you WILL start to feel good very soon!  And very well done Rob and Mother.  You've all done so well whilst I've been away stuffing my face and enjoying myself big_laugh (just kidding, I've been quite good actually - well, reasonably good! whistle).

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Aly, it would be such an awful shame if you felt you had to give up the diet for good.  Obviously, if you don't feel you're getting any benefits from it then that's a different matter, but if it's just a case of missing certain things, then maybe there's a way round it?  After all, you can have wholemeal bread, jacket potato and proper coffee again in Phase 2.  As for cake to go with the coffee, I notice there's a recipe for Banana and Nut Bars in the book, Page 442.  Ok, not strictly cake, but a substitute at least.  And I'm sure there must be a way to come up with some kind of cake that would be allowable on Phase 2.....I'll give it some thought.  Or maybe Nadine can help?  I know she's very inventive and really good at coming up with ideas.

Come on Nadine, get your thinking cap on and your googling fingers working! 

 

On the subject of coffee - Nadine, this morning I've bought a pack of Taylors Decaff Ground coffee, I'll report on the taste this afternoon.  Have to say I'm not impressed with the taste of ANY of the instant decaffs I've tried so far (that's 3 or 4 different brands now) thumbs_down

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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Very well done Danuta!  Sue too, for being good even on holiday!  Is coffee really that addictive?!  I am amazed at that.  Not being a regular consumer I can't gauge my reaction to it and even tea is becoming something that I'm not that keen on, having just one mug in the morning.  Good luck to you all!

I'll try that again!

Sun 24-Jun-12
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I have re read the relevant section of the book and guess this is the craving she talks about. I do not want to be a slave to it so will persist. Have just come back from the pub where I have sat and watched OH consume burger and chips with a pint whilst I sipped my Perrier water. The pub always keep a veggie burger in the freezer for me but I declined. Now home I have just made him a carte noire filter coffee and chocolate digestives and myself a herbal tea. Nothing wrong with my will power I guess. I will read again the phase 2 bit and start planning so I feel less deprived. I will check the supermarket for decaff filter coffee tomorrow as I do not want to go back to the real stuff. It is no longer a case of addiction, I just love a mug of coffee. I do not like tea. I am convinced this is the way to eat and am determined to stick with it. Thank you for your support, it is appreciated.

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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Gremlins big time spork please!

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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spork Not easily, I might add...toffeeapple

I'll try that again!

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Thanks, not sure what happened there

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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Well, it is the weekend when we expect forum glitches...

I'll try that again!

Sun 24-Jun-12
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In answer to your question, TA - yes, coffee IS that addictive - that's why we get cravings and such horrendous withdrawal symptoms when we stop drinking it, especially if we used to drink loads.  I used to work in the head office of a large building society in the 1980s, we had a coffee machine which was free and served really nice coffee (surprisingly, for a machine!).  As it was so nice, and because it was a stressful job, I drank loads of it at the time - at least a dozen cups a day eeek.  I was getting the most ferocious headaches, feeling sort of twitchy and not sleeping at all well....went to the doctor, who diagnosed coffee overload.  I cut back immediately and drastically - probably not the best way to go about it, as for about a week I felt like I'd been bashed with a sledgehammer.  Since then, I've endeavoured not to drink more than 4 or 5 cups a day, at the most.

Nadine (and Aly), I've just had a cup of the Taylors ground decaff and it's definitely got the thumbs up - much, much nicer than any of the horrid instants.  Smells delicious (just like a coffee shop!) and tastes very good.

Do stick with us, Aly, I'll support you all the way, we all will.....I might need the support myself! 

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Crikey, then I am glad that I never got that excited about it.  As for drinking four or 5 cups of anything - I really struggle to remember to make a drink after breakfast tea.  As an example, I am on my second drink of the day, having had my tea at 8.00am.  I know it is bad for me but I just don't feel thirsty so don't think of it.

It's good to know that you have found an alternative coffee to drink.

I'll try that again!

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Wow that is barely enough to function TA. I drink a minimum of a litre of water daily, more often than not it is 2!

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Blimey, that is a LOT!  No wonder my skin is flaking off...frown

I'll try that again!

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