Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

ColinUK

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Last time I got badly blocked ears I just used something like Waxsol and I also got an ear syringe thing from the chemist. Combination worked fine.

Colin: I'm guessing she said olive *oil* ??
I’m sure I just heard “tapenade”
 

Ditto

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Can't you have your ears drained or don't they do that now? My Mum had it done once and she could hear again, a miracle! Tons wax came out, ewww.
 

ColinUK

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Can't you have your ears drained or don't they do that now? My Mum had it done once and she could hear again, a miracle! Tons wax came out, ewww.
GP said that they will do that at the surgery but that I have to try an over the counter thing for 10 days first in order to soften the wax.
I could go privately but as this is the first time I’ve ever had anything amiss with my ears, apart from selective hearing of course, I’m playing this by the book.
 

Anitram

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Can't you have your ears drained or don't they do that now? My Mum had it done once and she could hear again, a miracle! Tons wax came out, ewww.
Some surgeries, mine for example, have stopped doing it.
 

nonethewiser

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GP said that they will do that at the surgery but that I have to try an over the counter thing for 10 days first in order to soften the wax.
Par for course.

Standard procedure to use wax softener before syringing otherwise it would hurt like hell when warm water goes in under pressure.

Get mine done every few years, always had problem with overproduction of wax, great when procedure is done & you can hear pin drop.
 

zuludog

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I had my ears washed out years ago
I can't remember the details, but I had to lie on my side and pour some olive oil into my ear 'ole and leave it for 10 mins?
Then swap and do the other one
Put a towel or similar on the pillow so the oil doesn't get onto it when you roll over
I did this a few times over 5 or 6 days then went & had my ears washed out

My GP said that of all the things that doctors must do I think this is one of the most disgusting

It didn't improve my hearing much, and when it was re tested there was still some deterioration
Doc said
'You probably went to a lot of rock music concerts when you were a young man (true) It looks like you're reaping the harvest'
 

Ditto

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I once came home from a gig totally deaf and remained so for two days. I'll no doubt be stone deaf in the end. :( You miss out on such a lot when you are deaf. Two family members are deaf in one ear, one due to meningytis (sp?) Good grief, talk about topic drift! :D
 

ColinUK

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I’ve gone through one bottle of Otex already and it’s made an improvement. Can’t believe how revolting the waxy deposits themselves are. The human body does produce some really quite revolting gunk at times!

Oh and weight has ticked up over the weekend and has registered 89.9 this morning so I’m knuckling down... that means zero cheating.
 

Eddy Edson

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I’ve gone through one bottle of Otex already and it’s made an improvement. Can’t believe how revolting the waxy deposits themselves are. The human body does produce some really quite revolting gunk at times!

Oh and weight has ticked up over the weekend and has registered 89.9 this morning so I’m knuckling down... that means zero cheating.
Ear wax is indeed disgusting.
 

Docb

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Ear wax is indeed disgusting.
Just inadvertently pressed like on that one Eddy when I meant to press reply. I believe that in previous times earwax was prized and collected for waxing twine. Was not disgusting then. How times change.
 

rebrascora

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Just like human urine was used to launder clothes in Roman times and dog faeces and human urine used to tan leather even in relatively recent times in 3rd world countries.... surprising when new leather has such a wonderful aroma.
I think the Victorians were probably responsible for a lot of our current distaste for bodily functions and output.
 

Eddy Edson

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Just inadvertently pressed like on that one Eddy when I meant to press reply. I believe that in previous times earwax was prized and collected for waxing twine. Was not disgusting then. How times change.
I often give silent thanks I was born in 1960.

Most of human history has been crap, in comparison.
 

ColinUK

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Weight stable at 88.4kg this morning.
I’m going to up the water intake and hopefully that’ll be enough to get things moving again.

Initial target is 85-6 kilos but then there’s another at more like 82....
 

ColinUK

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I know all the advice is not to weigh ourselves daily but sod that.... 87.3kg today :)
 

Brend

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Just jumped in to forum. Admire you Colin, well done. Your food types seem nice/informative. Do you have a list of main foods and snacks youre sticking to?. Need to do similar.. Thankyou
 

ColinUK

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Just jumped in to forum. Admire you Colin, well done. Your food types seem nice/informative. Do you have a list of main foods and snacks youre sticking to?. Need to do similar.. Thankyou
Hiya!
I’m largely sticking to the meal replacement shakes although I’m now at the stage where I’m introducing foods again - aiming for very low carb with healthy fats. So this evening I roasted some salmon and broccoli with olive oil and butter and some lovely spice mix. Didn’t need anything else with it really but I had a few almonds I chopped up for texture.
 

travellor

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Did the shakes work?
I just eat whatever I want to now.
It certainly isn't low carb by any measurement!

I find fat is too calorific, so to avoid weight gain I mostly pass it by when I can.
Salmon and broccoli, the salmon baked in the oven with herbs and spices, and the broccoli blanched would be my meal.
 

ColinUK

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Did the shakes work?
I just eat whatever I want to now.
It certainly isn't low carb by any measurement!

I find fat is too calorific, so to avoid weight gain I mostly pass it by when I can.
Salmon and broccoli, the salmon baked in the oven with herbs and spices, and the broccoli blanched would be my meal.
The shakes work really well. They’re generally tasty and they’re certainly filling.
 
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