adrian1der

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Diagnosed last week. In a rather unsatisfactory manner. (See my Bit of a Shock) thread in Newbies.

I’ve been 16st something for a while now and I know I really needed to shift at least three stone... worth noting that max weight over the last four years has been recorded at 17 1/2 stone.

Just wanted to share that today for the first time in living memory the scales showed my weight starting with 15! 15st 13 1/2lbs to be exact!

I’m not kidding myself that tomorrow it won’t be 16st something again but the trend is absolutely downwards!

Yay me :)
Well done Colin. I had my second positive result on Wednesday of this week but was already on a diet. My old house was 10 minutes from the Gym but we moved last year and it is now nearly an hour. When I worked out the cost of a family membership I dropped it and bought an exercise bike which arrived at the end of July. I was 19 and a half stone. Very pleased to see a number starting with 17 stone this morning! OK, 17 stone 13lbs is still probably 4 stone above where I need to be but proud to be moving in the right direction! Low carbs and lots of exercise seems to be, for me, the way to get my weight under control
 

zuludog

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Congrats on your weight loss, Adrian, I hope it continues, but just an idea -

If you're happy with your exercise bike and it works for you, fair enough
But while we have a bit of summer left you could try doing some walking, which would also give you some fresh air
And as we know, exercise has a rolling effect - the more we do, the more we are able to do
 

ColinUK

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So time spent with family is always going to be a little fraught - especially with CV19 etc going on. But it was good to see the folks over this weekend even if it wasn't plain sailing.
Two guests at dinner are T2 - both had cheesecake, pie, bread, potatoes etc and both said that they didn't know why I was fussed about anything... "there's no need to avoid anything" etc....

I was even told that intermittent fasting would "kill you"

I bit back. I shouldn't have done but I did. And the eating post that meal has been not ideal. I've eaten bread, too much chocolate, too many nuts - I even ate an entire tub of ice cream last night (although it was the Moophoria one so it wasn't as bad as that choice could have been).

I used my last BG test strip this morning (and the others are on the way I'm assured) and I measured 6.2 this morning so not too bad all other things considered.

Gym membership restarts tomorrow and hopefully I'll rebalance what's going on relatively quickly. Weight has only gone up 1 kilo.

C'est la vie.
 

grovesy

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So time spent with family is always going to be a little fraught - especially with CV19 etc going on. But it was good to see the folks over this weekend even if it wasn't plain sailing.
Two guests at dinner are T2 - both had cheesecake, pie, bread, potatoes etc and both said that they didn't know why I was fussed about anything... "there's no need to avoid anything" etc....

I was even told that intermittent fasting would "kill you"

I bit back. I shouldn't have done but I did. And the eating post that meal has been not ideal. I've eaten bread, too much chocolate, too many nuts - I even ate an entire tub of ice cream last night (although it was the Moophoria one so it wasn't as bad as that choice could have been).

I used my last BG test strip this morning (and the others are on the way I'm assured) and I measured 6.2 this morning so not too bad all other things considered.

Gym membership restarts tomorrow and hopefully I'll rebalance what's going on relatively quickly. Weight has only gone up 1 kilo.

C'est la vie.
It is difficult in those situations.
I have found that not getting to stressed about falling off the wagon, has stopped both the frequency of falling and the level of descent is less.
Take care!
 

ColinUK

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It is difficult in those situations.
I have found that not getting to stressed about falling off the wagon, has stopped both the frequency of falling and the level of descent is less.
Take care!
Yeah I get that. I tried to not get too fussed about the falling off the wagon - what's more concerning was that I lost my rag at the time and bit back knowing full well that it wouldn't serve any useful purpose by doing so.
 

Eddy Edson

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Yeah I get that. I tried to not get too fussed about the falling off the wagon - what's more concerning was that I lost my rag at the time and bit back knowing full well that it wouldn't serve any useful purpose by doing so.
Everybody gets messed up by family from time to time, don't they?
 

ColinUK

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Everybody gets messed up by family from time to time, don't they?
What really bothered me was the switch from "OMG you look so well" to "fasting is going to kill you!!" and that my folks just sat there and did nothing to defend me. It was dad's 80th birthday. Mum had made a cake "sugar free so Colin can eat it" - regardless of the fact that there were two others at the table who've been T2 for decades.

No accommodation made in the foods cooked other than the one cake. I had time so knocked up a quick radish version of a potato salad for me... .with some spare "Ewwww that looks horrible!" - until they tasted it when they said it was delicious.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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What really bothered me was the switch from "OMG you look so well" to "fasting is going to kill you!!" and that my folks just sat there and did nothing to defend me. It was dad's 80th birthday. Mum had made a cake "sugar free so Colin can eat it" - regardless of the fact that there were two others at the table who've been T2 for decades.

No accommodation made in the foods cooked other than the one cake. I had time so knocked up a quick radish version of a potato salad for me... .with some spare "Ewwww that looks horrible!" - until they tasted it when they said it was delicious.
I think you did very well. Standing up for yourself isn't about making other people change their minds it is about helping you to feel less diminished by their behaviour. You've done so well and now and then there will be glitches but then you are human and humans are not perfect. Good enough is good enough.
 

grovesy

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Yeah I get that. I tried to not get too fussed about the falling off the wagon - what's more concerning was that I lost my rag at the time and bit back knowing full well that it wouldn't serve any useful purpose by doing so.
But did you feel any better?
 

travellor

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No point in telling people what they can and can't eat. All you can do is tell them what you eat.
At the end of the day, they are diabetic, but they are happy on their choice of diet.
(Even if you get offered things you don't eat, it just becomes an intermittent or low calorie day)
 

trophywench

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I have long got past the point where I've had to tell most of Pete's family to removed half of what's on my plate - I can't eat half of what I used to (amount of food, not content) since I've got older so they all know they'll be scraping it into the bin if they dole out what they consider a normal portion of most things. It just means there's more left for someone else and at no loss to me, if they dish up what I actually want instead!

'Harvester' pubs are a case in point really, with their salad bars. Gimme a plate instead of a bowl and I wouldn't need a main course!
 

Ditto

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It frightens peoples when you change. Just keep going. :)
 

travellor

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I have long got past the point where I've had to tell most of Pete's family to removed half of what's on my plate - I can't eat half of what I used to (amount of food, not content) since I've got older so they all know they'll be scraping it into the bin if they dole out what they consider a normal portion of most things. It just means there's more left for someone else and at no loss to me, if they dish up what I actually want instead!

'Harvester' pubs are a case in point really, with their salad bars. Gimme a plate instead of a bowl and I wouldn't need a main course!

You need to stack the lettuce around the edges, that gives you a much deeper bowl!
 

trophywench

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You need to stack the lettuce around the edges, that gives you a much deeper bowl!

OOh yes, pizza hut ditto! It's the rest of the salad I prefer above lettuce though. I hate arty farty food, rather pay for a proper Tournedos Rossini than have a sodding burger they now serve on a brioche bun instead of a sensible white bread one I know the carb value of - plus of course I do not think the flavour of brioche enhances savoury food or vice versa - for me it has the opposite effect. In France we buy supermarket ready sliced brioche which we toast and eat with marmalade at breakfast time. Far less messy to eat than any decent croissant and no need to butter. (I have one slice with a bare half teaspoon of marmalade, Pete has a lot more LOL)
 

ColinUK

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87.9kg this morning.
That’s a direct result of the crap eating at the start of the week following the family meal.
It’ll drop again soon enough.
 

Vonny

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It will certainly drop again @ColinUK. You've had a couple of rubbish days, like we all do, usually when family is involved!

As my elegant mother used to say: "don't let the buggers grind you down" :D but it's not always easy.
 

travellor

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That's not a real change, and it'll just be water, as soon as you go calorie deficient you'll quickly lose that again,
 

ColinUK

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As mentioned elsewhere it’s been a tough time recently and weight has suffered as a result.

BG and blood pressure etc has been fine. Resting HR right now is 63.

Weight this morning 90.3kg

So a significant improvement from where I started but undeniably a step back. This is not a sprint however and my spirit animal is 100% the tortoise so I can do this.

I’m back on the VLCD shakes and am planning on moving to a keto type way of eating once I’m at “target” weight.
 
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