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  • Apologies, it was a different poster who said that they had had blood tests that showed a high red cell count (or “Hb” / haemoglobin)
  • This. And you said your blood work didn’t show a problem, but that high Hb you mentioned way up thread? That, there is evidence of dehydration in itself. Just drink. And stay off the scales for a bit.
  • Finished April well. Goals remain 2 days AF / wk and stay under 20 UK units. Last week (I run Mon - Sun) 3 days Af and 17.6 units. That makes 11 AF days in April and an average of 19 units per week. It’s still more than guidance but a lot less than before I was tracking it. See you all on the May thread.
  • Yesterday didn’t go quite to plan. Wednesdays are usually pub nights for us and we normally go to the same place. Intention: 2 pints of beer (4.4-5.2 units depending on strength) across the evening. Reality: the pub had a really nice 3.9% beer on. Great I think. A low ABV and one of my favourites to boot. We got most of…
  • Hi all! Welcome to the world of MFP. There are lots of people here who either have lost large amounts of weight (or are looking to) and I am sure some of them will be along soon… In the meantime, why not pop over to the “success stories” board where there are threads documenting some of the larger losses, including several…
  • Nearly hit my targets this week. First “miss” since I started watching my intake, but also the first week we’ve socialised. 20.3 units (/20, so just over) and 2/2 AF days. One thing I have realised over the weekend. He is using alcohol as an analgesic for some long standing injuries that he hasn’t properly rehabbed / that…
  • Hmmm. That didn’t _quite_ work. 2.5 pints. (He dug in again, at a lovely microbrew place but their AF / soft range is very limited and pricey and the beer is really good). Still planning AF tomorrow
  • Last night we went out for a couple of post-work drinks. I managed to keep it to 1.5pints (husband had considerably more, but this is about me not him). Wednesday is a non clinical day for me and usually spent WFH, with a large side of exercise. We often go out with friends for either a drink or dinner (or both). In MFP…
  • AF yesterday. Normally after a bad nights sleep (Sunday), followed by a late finish at work (got stuck until 7 when I officially finish at 5:30) I’d be suggesting a glass of wine with dinner. Stuck with squash and sparkling water instead. This week’s goals may be harder to meet than previous weeks though, as we’re visiting…
  • This may be a specifically British thing, and it’s definitely a specifically seasonal thing by but SIMNEL CAKE. Every year I promise myself I’ll make some, but in the last couple of years it has started appearing in the supermarkets. And I seem to be buying it all!!
  • I find it massively depends on manufacturer and style. 5ft 5 and 130-135lb. I wear anything (and everything) from a UK 6-12!
  • Yesterday was AF and I closed the week at 3 AF days (target 2), 18.6 UK units (target <20). Unexpected result of being AF yesterday. When work rang at 22:00 (I’m in a niche area of healthcare and we run a “goodwill” call in service), I was able to go in. I knew that if they’d got as far a ringing me, they’d got to the very…
  • Went a little off track yesterday. Serves me right for having felt smug on Friday! Went for a walk and stopped at a pub when we were nearly home. I had planned for two pints but husband got settled in and the conversation was rattling along well (at home chat tends to be about domestic stuff, when we’re out we talk about…
  • Friday evening and we went to the pub. I had one pint. Not two, or two and a half. One. That’ll do nicely.
  • Mondays are usually dry here but since the husband is working late tomorrow (until 22:00), and I worked nights at the weekend, we swapped Monday for Tuesday and went to the pub. I had 1.5 pints rather than the usual 2, so small victory there! Last week also came in on target, so that’s good. (3 days AF and 19 units).
  • Using those numbers you have a BMI of 14.6, which is dangerously low. As you are probably aware, a weight of 50kg (BMI 20) would be more appropriate for someone of your height. I very much doubt anyone here is qualified to give you much advice other than to say eat more (it really doesn’t matter what) and get medical help…
  • There’s a number missing here! It should read “minimum 2 AF days”…
  • Signing up for April. Same goals as March: Minimum AF days / week Stay under 20 UK units / week. Last week managed 4 AF days and 18 units. This week not finished but I can’t drink at the weekend for work reasons, so it’s looking like 3 days AF and 19 units. Not too shabby.
  • Very late to join for March but really an advance post for April…. Both husband and I enjoy “the odd” beer or glass of wine but we have both noticed that volume and frequency have both crept up. His main trigger is boredom (he’s WFH and in the house alone all day while I’m out working), my main trigger is him suggesting we…
  • Was yesterday a “weird” day? Were you unusually inactive? If yes, ignore, keep doing your thing and try to get as close to your goal as possible. To maintain your current weight you need to keep calories in as close as possible to Calories out. To gain (which you said you wouldn’t mind) , CI needs to be bigger than CO…
  • I currently have oesophagitis. Breakfast was 1 1/2 weetabix with 150ml cold milk. It took 45 min to eat and was agony. And was one of the biggest single meals I’ve eaten in 3 days.
  • You sound a lot like I was. The plan of taking one (very) little thing and changing just that until it becomes routine and then adding in another (tiny) change really does work. My grandmother used to call it “eating elephants”. (Q: How do you eat an elephant? A: one mouthful at a time!) I find it’s an approach that works…
  • It’s real and is not comfortable but much more common than than you think. Some people can work through it on their own and progress to seeing themselves (nearly) as they actually are. Others need external help (therapy) to do this. Only you and time know which group you are likely to fall into. In the meantime, stick…
  • First up: well done for the loss so far, and for realising that these upward “blips” are just that. They’re also totally normal and to be expected. They can can caused by loads of things including higher than “usual” salt intake, a carb heavy day, stress (which causes the body to release a hormone called cortisol),…
  • Having read the article @cwolfman13 provided I think I have found my answer. I’m going to play with using an antihistamine pre-run and see if that makes a difference.
  • Meal timing has no effect on weight loss. For some people meal timing affects exercise performance, and some prefer to work out fasted or need to take some calories on board prior to exercise. But that’s really personal and whatever works for you, works.
  • Ooh. They do! Time for a bit of reading…
  • @cwolfman13 that does sound like a possibility. I wonder whether my work library has access to the full text of that article…
  • Maybe it’s the added draught from running? Seems obvious when you mention wind @spiriteagle99 but I hadn’t thought of it!
  • Well, me for starters! And a few others here by the sounds of it. Don’t get me wrong. I really like sweets and chocolate. But I have had to teach myself moderation and restraint. (Logging helped because I knew I’d have to write it down if I ate it - and that was even before I joined MFP and just used pen and paper).…
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