Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - morgan

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 12
General Discussion / OFF THE WAGON
« on: May 31, 2014, 10:20:09 PM »
I've been reading quite a few posts lately about falling off the 'wagon' and coming back on board, but it shows me how dedicated we really are to ourselves to get better/healthier.  No matter how many times we may fall off, trip over, no matter how many lbs we may put back on, we can dust ourselves off, and to use my favourite phrase 'put our big girl panties on' and deal with it.  Myself included.   The important thing - to keep getting up and getting back on board. The thing is - what is it that sets us off and how do we put the brakes on it?

I know there's lots of talk about controlling the 8' around us and it's how we deal with things, but hey - theory good, in real life not so great.  Emotions, stress, family, temptations, you name it, we have to find a way to deal with it, and we all know it ain't that easy.  Some days we cruise through life, other days - break out the cake!

My life - not so crash hot atm, but that's another issue, but I did fall off and bounced along the road quite a bit, put weight back on, applied the brakes, took weight off, fell off and put it on.  Now happy to say that have hopped back on and feeling better. 

It was a bit precarious on Day 1, but I'm sure the ghost of Doug was looking after me - I was in the mindset, everything prepared and had to go into town.  Friend came with me and decided she wanted fish & chips (fries to y'all) (fish is battered and deep fried), I would like to say I wouldn't have succumed to the temptation, but will never know cos (thank you God) the shop was closed.  It was one of those crossroads moments.  Day 2, walked into my daughter's local supermaket on a visit and all the Lindor Chocolates (my absolute favourites) were all 1/2 price.  I was speechless, during my gorging none of the things I used to love were on sale - I give them up and they pop up everywhere.  I just had to have a laugh to myself otherwise I think I would have run screaming or curled up in a little ball sobbing.  NB - I still have my sense of humor. :D

Emotions are my downfall, I know I stuff things down my throat so words don't come out.  Words I don't want to say that might hurt others feelings, instead they hurt mine.  The thing is though, I would rather hurt myself than anyone else, it's just the way I am and I have to find another way to deal (preferably not by eating).  Stress and finances also have factored in but I can put those to one side as I can't do much about them and they don't make me want to eat.  I tend to do a 'head in a bucket of sand' scenario on those.

I'm not sure what made me hop back on and stick to fts, but I think it was the scale.  I know we all hate the scale (lord knows I could have shot it any number of times), but it was the realisation that I had put back nearly all the weight I had lost in just a number of months.  I mean, we all know that weight comes back on faster than off - but really!!!!!!
But looking at that scale and realising all that wasted effort. Damn damn, double damn (excuse language).  I was not happy and when you're eating everything in sight and you still not happy - as Dr Phil would say "how's that working out for ya?"  Well it wasn't, so therefore to change you have to change your actions. 

They say it gets harder everytime you fall off and start again - well yes in one way and that is getting into your mindset and starting, but easier in the sense that you know what works and what to do.

It's good in a sense that I am not the only one (sorry guys) and to know others deal with the same issues. 

So what were your 'triggers' and your 'brakes'.

General Discussion / Easter
« on: April 07, 2014, 05:51:53 PM »
Does anyone have anything special that they do, cook or eat at Easter?  I'm having family over and we are gathering on Good Friday this year.  I have been meatless on this day pretty much since I was a child.  I want to make pretty much low carb, though I will have a vegetarian lasagna (not low carb as it has been requested).  Any suggestions?

Click Here To Share Your Success Story / FTS - Take 2
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:17:45 PM »
Well Wk 1 - lost 8.2lb.  Yay me.  Bout of gastro helped me lose 3lb overnight.

General Discussion / Rant at Manufacturers
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:15:58 PM »
My little rant for the moment - I just opened the normal packet of bacon I buy which is 1.1c/100g (you can't buy - or I haven't found as yet - 0c bacon). I checked the nutritional info and LO and BEHOLD the same product I have been buying for ages now has a carb count of 3c/100g. I cannot believe it.  Well actually I can, these manufacturers are just messing with us. 

This is the second time in about as many days this has happened.  I needed some chicken/beef stock.  Went to buy some and the product that had been 0.6c/250ml when I first started buying it, then went up to 2c/250ml after that, then 4c/250ml (when I actually complained to the company who, basically, said 'new receipe' translated to 'tough cookies') has now gone up to 8c/250ml.  I could just SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why for heaven's sake would they add sugar to their products?  Surely it costs more to add an extra ingredient.  Pity poor diabetics when their levels go up and they have no idea why.

Just as well I check the carb counts each and every time.  (Pity I didn't check the bacon before I bought it - I usually do.)

arggghhhhhhh :P

Product Reviews / zumba
« on: March 15, 2014, 06:39:57 PM »
Been trying to think of a fun sort exercise and wondered about zumba.  Then, while checking that out, there seems to be many forms.  Now they have Zumba Gold which is for the 'baby boomer' generation.  A bit slower and precise.  Did my bit of research, but  some comment saying too slow.  Need opinions people if you please.  Has anyone done the zumba gold or normal (not the other ones - don't think I would be able to keep up)?

General Discussion / big girl panties
« on: March 15, 2014, 02:26:39 AM »
Well, life has truly sucked lately.  Comfort eating (aka eating everything in sight) hasn't done anything except undo all the good work I'd done and made me feel worse about myself.  C'est la vie (that's life).  Big girl panties on - here I go again. Today is today and tomorrow is a fresh start.  I can't control the circumstances of my life, but I can control me (fingers crossed  :) ).  Emptied the fridge/pantry, mindset getting into place.  Deep breath ...........

nb - weekly reports will be filed!

Ask Umpa / stick of butter?
« on: January 26, 2014, 05:22:05 AM »
Hi umpa - need a translation.  When you say a 'stick' of butter.  How much is that exactly? 250 grams?  ta

Ask Umpa / Soy Protein Powder
« on: January 25, 2014, 12:53:13 AM »
Somewhere along the line I bought a bag of soy protein powder, but I have no idea why.  Any idea what it's uses are.  I'm wondering if there was a recipe in the bakery book.  Please help.  I would prefer not to waste it.  Ta

General Discussion / Sugar Symptoms
« on: January 19, 2014, 06:30:21 PM »
I know we often talk about sugar detox - the aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, etc, but lately I have found when I have indulged in the sweet poison we know as sugar that I start to ache, feel bloated and my anxiety cranks up.  My joints hurt and it's hard to move.  Yet when I give it up, the aches are at a minimum (for my age - haha) and I feel fine, anxiety down, no need for mylanta tablets and of course more energy. 

Could sugar cause inflammation of our joints?

This is why this way of eating is good for me.  Even so, knowing all this I still fall of the wagon occasionally. It's just another reason why I do my best to commit to fts.

Does anyone else suffer these symptoms when 'off the wagon' and on the 'sugar'?

Product Reviews / bakesquick
« on: January 19, 2014, 03:25:24 AM »
Can anyone tell me if this is a worthwhile product as I have never used it.  Ta

General Discussion / BACK ON THE WAGON
« on: January 01, 2014, 03:43:29 AM »
Happy New Year one and all.  Day 1 of a brand spanking new year.  Time to clear out the cupboards of all the things we brought in for Christmas (whether we admit to it or not).  Being me (stress, lack of a job and all the usual things that are sent to plague us), I overindulged in all the things I shouldn't have over the holiday season.  Life sucked and I was stuffing my face to compensate.  Well we all know that can't go on, so like all good little New Year's Resolutioners I resolved to hop back on the wagon today.  Before I went to bed last night, I emptied all the things left in the fridge that I would not be able to resist (earlier I had packed up all the chocolates, lollies, biscuits I had been given and took them to my daughter's house (her housemates will be pleased).  So Day 1 was good, almost over.  No headaches, bit lightheaded, craved (but didn't know what for exactly).  Decided on some treadmill work, but still haven't done that bit tonight.

Have decided that 2014 is going to be a GREAT year.
Numerically we are in sync - 2+0+1+4=7
My birthdate - 3+1+0+1+9+5+6=25=2+5=7
How can I go wrong  ;D

General Discussion / Christmas Menu
« on: December 24, 2013, 07:23:20 PM »
It's Christmas Day here already and I was just about to do lunch, and wondered what you all were having. 

I'm home alone, having done the family lunch on Sunday.  I bought some ham and cooked turkey, so I don't actually have to cook.  I am going to make some roast vegetables,  raspberry 'jam' instead of cranberry, and a cream sauce to go with it.  Spending the day watching dvds and making calls to my friends. 

It is going to be pretty much a 'stinking' hot day, so have closed doors and blinds in effort to keep house cool.

General Discussion / NEWBIES
« on: November 28, 2013, 03:05:38 AM »

I sometimes don't get to acknowledge the people joining the forum and am taking this opportunity to welcome all of you if I don't say it individually in various topics.

It's great that we get lots of new people coming on.  Don't just lurk around, introduce yourselves.  Say hello.  Get to know us and let us get to know you.  Add your comments.  Open your own topics -  we love new and fresh perspectives. 

If you need advice or suggestions, encouragement - we are here.  Don't feel shy about asking anything.  Someone before you has been through it and if we haven't we can all brainstorm any problem.  Don't feel you are alone in this.

Some days we all just breeze through, but there are days that (to say the least) are challenging.

I know that there have been days that I just say to myself "this is too hard, why am I putting myself through this", but I get on the forum and have a rant or just read some topics and know I'm not the only one and sometimes just reading some of comments on the forum make me feel as though I am part of something absolutely wonderful and that keeps me going.

So to all of you - you can all do this.  Become  a part of this wonderful family.

I've been on about this before, but honestly - I am so cross.

Went to buy some of my usual low carb foods (and you learn ever so harshly that one must always check the labels - even on your usual stuff). 

So firstly - meat seasoning.  Hmm... why do they suddenly find the need to add sugar (3rd ingredient), I know why they add rice flour (2nd ingredient) (to make it flow), I just wish they wouldn't.  It was fine the way it was.

Secondly - kransky sausages went from zero carbs to now 2.5 per sausage.  WHY??????????????   RRRRrrrrrrrrrrr    >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(

General Discussion / WHAT? WHAT?
« on: November 28, 2013, 02:46:47 AM »

(comes with a video)

This 'nutritionist' advocates ensuring you have sugar in every meal (admittedly not added sugar), but grains, fruits, juices, sugar-loaded vegetables.   Oh - also that sugar is important to our health, and living sugarfree is detrimental to our health.   

'quote -

Author of Don't Quit Sugar and nutritionist, Cassie Platt, says sugars are important for our health and there are debilitating effects of quitting sugar.

Ms Platt speaks from direct experience, after giving up sugar foods completely three years ago. She says quitting sugar caused her enormous harm.

According to Ms Platt she experienced a list of effects including poor sleep, reductions in hair, skin and nail quality, lowered sex drives, accelerated ageing and impaired glucose metabolism.

Her experience prompted her to write the book Don't Quit Sugar, which includes recipes where sugar is in every meal of the day.

She says people who think they need to eliminate all sugars from their diet can be dangerous. - 'end quote'

Unbelievable - and people probably pay to see her and get dietary advice.

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 12