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.

Messages - morgan

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 79
Lean On My Shoulder / Re: Heart Attack!
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:06:13 PM »
Was sorry to hear about your heart 💗 attack, but happy to know you are on the road to recovery.  Unfortunately some medical issues defy eating well.  Some of us may be large but relatively healthy while I've heard fit athletes who eat well and exercise lots having heart issues, and people with low cholesterol who also have heart issues.  Cholesterol numbers are only an indicator not a certainty.  You just never know, so you just do your best.  You'll be back on your feet in no time and working out a good balance for what works for you.

General Discussion / New People
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:13:04 AM »
Hello Newbies......joined in the fun yet?? 

Decided on the lifestyle change?? 
(I hope I'm hearing a resounding YES!!)

Decided to make yourself healthier and thinner?? 
(You gotta start somewhere, some how.)

Or are you sitting on the fence wondering if it is too hard?? 
(Life my friend is hard - not all the time, but it's not always easy.)

Or if you are too old?? 
(Haven't you heard - you're never too old  :D)

Or do you just want to press a button and your weight issues will disappear??? (Sorry it ain't happening - well maybe one day, but not today, so you're just going to have to make the effort.)

(I love me my question marks  ;D)

We live in a world of instant....we don't want to put in the effort, but we expect the results.   This lifestyle can be a bit tricky,  but it can be seamless.  You can eat lots of things, and there are lots of substitutions.  Don't be narky though if you can't get your sugar fix though, because that's what got you on this site in the first place.

I have my cake and eat it too  :),  I just have to bake it first.  That way I know exactly what's in it. I even had pavlova and whipped chocolate cream (2 carbs) (all sugar free) yesterday and today for dessert.  I have lo-carb bread (I either make it myself or buy a lo-carb one - I don't eat more that a slice a day and not every day.  It's not that I can't, it just that after a while you just don't crave it.  Pasta is another issue - I've tried to substitute with the zero noodles and I enjoyed them at the start, but now I just give them a miss.   Potato/rice - I love me my cauliflower substitute.  A much better food item for anyone.  I can have bacon and eggs every day if I want, or omelette or even pancakes.  And if you love cheese - go for it.  In the States I understand you can buy heaps more of lo-carb products than in Australia - take advantage of it.

That's it for now.  I hope I have helped someone/anyone. 

If you don't want to say anything in the comments leave a emoji (happy or other face) for me - make my day  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Ah Caulifower, I remember you well
« on: February 25, 2018, 05:06:51 AM »
The missing word for some reason was of the highest rates of calcium for vegetables

General Discussion / Re: Ah Caulifower, I remember you well
« on: February 24, 2018, 02:32:27 AM »
I just googled and apparently it has one of the highest rates of  for vegetables.  They suggest sautéing in butter and add some sesame seeds.  Sounds good.  May try it next time.  Couldn't find carb count but may equate it to cabbage.  Usually get our caulis with leaves. 😊

General Discussion / Re: Ah Caulifower, I remember you well
« on: February 23, 2018, 01:02:20 AM »
Has anyone ever tried cooking/eating cauliflower leaves? 
I  hadn't ever thought about it until now.

General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR
« on: January 27, 2018, 11:48:36 PM »
So how is everyone going?? I've lost just over 6lb since Jan 1 and this being eating well, not exercising and mainly not moving off couch.  We are currently in summer with temperatures between 30-40+ deg Celsius.  Hot hot hot.  I don't have air con just a portable unit.  You just avoid going outside.  Next week holidays are over so back to routine.   So more movement.   

I have to say this restart has been seemless.  No cravings, no symptoms  of withdrawal.  All seems well😊.  Hope everyone else is doing well also.

General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:35:23 AM »
Hi all - so how is everyone's NY resolutions going????
Mine are/is going along nicely  thank you  :D

General Discussion / Re: Christmas 2017 - Menu Planning
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:56:48 AM »
Thanks Tony.  I managed my way through some tricky moments during the holiday season, but I don't feel I missed out at. 

Though I'm not sure what to do with the biscuits and chocolates I received as presents.  I can incorporate some of the carbs but there are times I can't justify the carbs in relation to the quantity.  Lindor choclate balls (one of my favourite) are 5 carbs/ball - if I REALLY REALLY want it I will work it in, but really 5 carbs????? not worth it.  My visitors are going to score well  :)

General Discussion / HAPPY NEW YEAR
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:50:26 AM »
Happy New Year one and all.....have a safe, healthy and happy 2018.

Many of us will be making resolutions and taking stock of our lives and our health.

I think the No 1 resolution is usually one of "losing weight".  Always a good start.
Strike while the iron is hot and be determined to see it through.   I am committed to see the end of my weight struggles this year.  I'm so done of being a "yo-yo".  I didn't start on 1 January, I restarted mid October - just after my birthday.  So far I have lost 8kg (17lb).   Not bad since I'm post menopausal.  My age is another issue because I have to talk myself out of the "I'm too old - why bother" - "everything won't shrink back" .  No it won't and I won't be miraculously young again either.  But if I had found this lifestyle years ago, it would have made a huge difference then.

I have been on and off F2S for a few years now...think I started in 2012.  I have always done well when I commit to this lifestyle - unfortunately life got in the way and I have fallen off many times, BUT  I have always climbed back on and continued.  Sometimes being so disheartened by putting on the weight I had lost.   

It's not that I find it hard to follow this lifestyle but the fact that I couldn't cope with events that had me returning to old habits.

The positive, and yes there is a positive, is that I know what to do.   I know how to substitute, I know how to cook almost carb free,  I have learned coping skills and I know that unless I give "permission" to myself to fail (by having something I know is so bad for me) I CANNOT FAIL.

I don't cry over 'spilt milk' and fall off the wagon because something unexpected happened - for example,  I went out for coffee with a friend and had an almond milk latte and then when I finished I found out that they used sweetened almond milk at 9 carbs/250ml.   That's almost half my daily intake of 20 carbs.  I would have had black with cream if I had of known.  My bad - I should have checked beforehand but cafe was sooooo busy, I assumed they used same brand as the other cafe.....

Word of advice - NEVER ASSUME!!!!!!

I have to adjust what I was planning on having for dinner....sigh.

So everyone,  know it is never too late and it doesn't matter if your skin ends up being  a bit loose.  It too can be fixed - it's up to you as to how.  Exercise helps and surgery if it doesn't.  It depends on what you can live with.  But, firstly, you have to lose it  :)

One step at a time.....what's the saying? - a journey of a 1000 miles starts with one step.  You just have to take that step.....

Just remember, there is always someone here to help....take care everyone.

General Discussion / Re: So where is Doug and Umpa
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:20:35 AM »
Somehow or other my post hasn't appeared, so I'll try again.

I'm so sorry for your loss Doug and Umpa.....losing someone is just devastating and losing parents even worse. 

I hope you keep the memories of those loved ones close to your heart and revisit them often.

General Discussion / Re: Christmas 2017 - Menu Planning
« on: December 18, 2017, 05:45:05 AM » mind told me a big fat NO.  I did take a slice. I ate the unsweetened whipped cream and the strawberries on top.    I was proud of myself.

The cherries were the problem though.  I had a few but didn't realise how many carbs were involved.  Was somewhat surprised.  Still better than eating pavlova (commercially made base).

General Discussion / Re: Christmas 2017 - Menu Planning
« on: December 16, 2017, 04:19:03 AM »
Okay people ---- it's the 16th here so - 9 days left.

Everyone is obviously going to be good because no one is going to be eating....haha

My mother tells me she is serving pavlova for our christmas get absolute downfall.  Any other dessert and I could give it a pass, but pav......I'm wondering if my mind is going to tell me it's okay - it's christmas - only have a little.  ?????????  will it start a downslide to carb hell?????

Wouldn't it be nice if everything just sucks back in.... maybe in another time and dimension.....sigh

General Discussion / Re: Hello All :)
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:30:21 AM »
hello again - life does get in the way of things, doesn't it.

Hope all is well and you can get back into the swing of your own life.


General Discussion / Christmas 2017 - Menu Planning
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:50:43 PM »
Well, needless to say, Christmas is coming along at a cracking pace - 37 days (omgosh) I didn't realise how close until I looked it up just now.

Planning is everything.  Sometimes you can wing it and hope it all turns out alright, but it's better if you have a Plan B (or C, D, E - you get my drift).  Most people have ham or turkey which is easy (watch out for honey or sugar glazing though).  I always turn up with something I have prepared - especially in the dessert section.  Whilst  you can usually get away with something on offer from the mains section, few people cater for our lifestyle - thinking fruit salad is good for those watching their weight.  Actually I've know people to throw in a tin of syrup laden fruit into the fresh fruit and adding marshmellows.  lol

I usually take mini cheesecakes which everyone loves, especially when I tell them it's sugarfree.  Then I can easily have 1 or 2 with some whipped cream (watch out for the added sugar variety) without drama.   I make a nice almond meal sponge cake with whipped cream and sf choc ganache also. 

Anyone got some helpful ideas???

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 79