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Oh it's definitely in our genes - and now scientists are finding out that it's true - so, to the horrid horrid registrar in the endocrinology dept who made me cry by saying 'the problem with people like you is that you do a little exercise then go home and eat a pizza' Stick that where the sun doesn't shine (Oh yes, I made an official complaint and he was sent for 'retraining').
That's terrible Dove. How insensitive. It has never ceased to amaze me how people think they can make such comments. Do they think we have no feelings. Pity he wasn't sacked.
Know I should ask question on thread but..........have just noticed that my Viburnum has been all chewed up. Know its some beetle and they've done their worst and there's not much point spraying, but what should I do now? Do I just leave it? If i cut it all out, I will have no plant left.
Tina was that a little self portrait you left me on that post?
Hope all will be fine tomorrow Can't help with the viburnum I'm afraid. Not had any probs with any I've had. There is a Vib. beetle so is it that? Ask Sir Verd- he's bound to know!
Not sure I could do the fasting thing either but I've read about it and I suppose it would be easier to do for lots of people. I have days when I don't eat a lot anyway - usually in the good weather- but I make up for it! I work with someone who's yo yo dieted since she was a teenager- over 40 years. Makes it very difficult for her- she doesn't get much support at home either. Dove - that was like losing another person in weight! Understand the whole thing about 'stuff ' creating a problem. I did the 'total fasting' diet when my husband left, then moved on to the 'chocolate mini roll' diet, closely followed by the 'chocolate digestive' diet. Eventually sorted myself out! I just try to be reasonably healthy and not overdo the bad stuff we all like! Harder as you get older though - not doing as much exercise as I'd like - need to get some hillwalking done.
Have dug some more post holes though
Still very partial to a choc digestive..mmmmm
I have lost 3 stone, have about 1/2 stone to go. It is not easy, probably one of hardest thing to do as it has to be sustained over along time (18months) to get success.
I will still be over my 'bmi' but I think for my age it will be about right. I am active, can finally walk, not a lot (foot injury as well) but can walk. I had never been 'fat' but piled on the pounds after I stopped work and had alot of health problems. Then couldn't lose it. I am lucky as OH and other family members and friends have been very supportive.
Anyone who thinks losing weight is a quick fix is wrong. Bit like gardening really
There was a lot going on - the wrong thyroid tests had been done and I'd been told my thyroid was fine, it was 'just my age' (I was only 42!!!) - some years later I was very ill - my heart rhythm was affected and there was damage to my proximal muscles which was probably (but of course might not have been ) caused by taking statins when my hypothyroid condition wasn't being treated. Whether or not it was caused by mis-diagnosis and mis-prescribing, I suddenly had incredibly weak upper arm and thigh muscles, whereas when I had a smallholding just a few years previously I could pitch a bale, and was a lifelong cyclist - something that I find hard to do now. But no point brooding on it .............
No, it's not easy Matty. Even when you think you've cracked it, a few 'naughties' and the weight's going up again.
Love your diets FG. I used to do terrible things when I was younger. Tesco's used to sell huge shortbread biscuits, 6 in a pack. Well, my family never saw them. I would stick the kettle on, get the bics out and, before I knew it, they were gone. Felt guilty, but - too late.
After seeing a photo of myself at my largest, I asked why nobody had said anything about it. They just said they hadn't noticed. Twas a lot not to notice.
We all lose strength as we get older don't we Dove. Just life, I'm afraid. I too get very annoyed when I have to rely on son to do things that I once could easily do myself.
Did you like my photo FG? Good likeness as to how I'm feeling at the moment. The dreaded time is fast approaching.
It is a beetle that causes it FG. It has had it's way with my plant quite rapidly. Was fine a few days ago. Now moth eaten. I'm sure His Highness will tell me what I should do. Politely, I hope.
When OH left 4 years ago I lost 6 stone. Was able to wear lovely clothes. however in last year all plus a few stone has gone back on . Thyroid now raised by taking tablets but also some of the medication I am taking has side effect of putting weight on. Once I'm back at work I will try to do something.
Lovely day here but I'm a bit fed up as I was planning to go to next town to visit open gardens. Then came over all wobbly so couldn't leave house.
Well will try to do something tomorrow
Hi Bev. Sorry you're not feeling so good today. Don't worry about not doing what you planned. It just wasn't meant to be. I never plan anything or if I do, it never happens! I just go with the flow.
Thank you Tina. Just a bit gutted I couldn't face going out.
I've never been really heavily overweight but did once weigh nearly 11 stones and I'm 5'3" . My problem was scoffing salty things, nuts, crisps etc. If they were there I'd have them. Over last few years, well maybe 6 yrs ( I decided won't be chunky at 50 )I've just eaten smaller amounts, and not had the salt. Recently aided by fact I have to go for 50plus MOT shortly, so it will be my turn to fast. My prob' is fondness for a glass or two, and then willpower goes. So don't have "nice" things in the house. Can't bake cakes, thank goodness but love hearing about them.
Last MOT some chunky monkey told me to loose half a stone, I was just under ten. I'm now 9 1/2 ( due to gardening) and if she says anything this time she dies. If I was less I'd look like a lollipop, have generous hands and size 6 feet.
If you're happy and fit what the hell?
Bring on the salted peanuts I say
TT - good luck with "hospital thingy" tomorrow. Bev - what a shame - I hate it when the way I'm feeling gets in the way of plans.
Just back from my trip to Woodgreen. WW's garden is jaw droppingly stunning!
I kept wandering round exclaiming "oh my" - felt like Dorothy in Oz. Completely beautiful overall, but packed full of treasures, so I had to keep asking what they all were. WW eventually felt obliged to press pots of astrantias into my hand to shut me up.
Have to confess it was a little weird walking up to a complete stranger and announcing "Hi, I'm Chicky" . But it went so well that I am thinking of trying it more often .....
The other village gardens were also fantastic - so much beauty crammed into one tiny village. And all so friendly. A wonderful day out.
and yes, there was cake!!
Bev, I understand totally. I sit and think, right, tomorrow i will go to so and so, or visit whatsit's name, but when morning comes round, I do nothing, except go in the garden if it's OK and if not, fiddle about on laptop, read, do crosswords, etc. Note that housework didn't come into the equasion. . Don't beat yourself up about it.
Kev, I'd love to weigh 11st. and I'm shrinking. Started off at 5'4" but at the last count was 5'2". I'll soon be an Oompa Loompa. I don' t drink at all so I can use all my syns (SW) on goodies, but I don't even do that these days. I often wish I had never started dieting at the age of 15 as I may have stayed just as I was then. I thought I was overweight but when an old schoolfriend sent me a photo of us, I realised I was fine. Too late now.
Thanks Chicky. Sounds like you had a good day at WW's. Shame it was so far away. So pleased the weather was good. I bet he's whacked out.
If there were people around to hear you could have breezed up with Hi, I'm Chicky from online, nice to meet you at last
Glad you had a good time.
WW when you come online well done
Bev, I hope you feel better tomoz, maybe best not to plan and take each day at a time.
Tina hope all goes well tomoz, maybe it will be the start of feeling better.
Well done all who've lost weight, if it's what makes you happy & you feel better great. I couldn't do the liquid plan thing, tried one many years ago started on the Fri' morning, went out Sat' night with hubby to drink diet pop, remember saying "you'll tell me if I start to look gaunt , won't you? " by Sunday lunch I was crying, so had a dinner and was happy. Never looked gaunt, thank goodness.
Soz Tina don't know anything about Viburnums.
Glad you had good time Chicky and looking forward to Woody's pics.
Do we all think that BusyLizzie will have filled her car with plants already ? She must have been here a couple of hours
Hi everyone, and thanks Chicky for your kind words. The aches and pains melted away... I've had a marvellous day and when I eventually looked at my watch it was 4-30, and time for tea and proverbials. I will try to send some pictures but my technical skills are somewhat wanting.
If I have any sense at all I will now try to enjoy my garden and relax in it a bit more... after all what is it for otherwise?
Hurrah WW - you had a successful day, and it sounds as if you enjoyed it too - that's a triumph!!!
Now PUT YOUR FEET UP FOR A BIT
So pleased you had a great day WW and Chicky. I met someone and it is weird isn't it. At least if we meet we have somrthing in common - gardening and his forum
Well done Woody. It sounds like a garden I would like to have seen and chatted with you about. Chicky mentioned astrantias...They are favourites of mine too, got quite a few now
Tina, I don't know really what's chewing your viburnum. I stopped growing them while back. If mine I would spray with Provado ultimate bug spray if you think beetles are causing the damage. It's not an outbreak of snails is,it? You,would see signs if so. Dont worry too much about stuff...Its the worry and stress that causes most,problems.
I was pleased today...bought a pair of trousers. Good and bad. Good cos the waist size fitted me and I didn't have to go up a size. Bad cos my young niece made me spend money.....I wanted a "cheapo"