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  • Sounds good. My chia 'pudding' is: 10 grams of white chia (found that the black doesn't gel as much) to 100ml of almond milk (can use any milk at all) Added in are vanilla bean, coconut essence, lemon and a dash of rum essence mix and leave at least overnight stirring occasionally 100gms comes in @ 62 calories I use about…
  • Simply gorgeous <3 Highest of 5's for all your hard work and dedication.
  • You are absolutely right, it sucks balls and badly at that. Totally been there with my Mum. She too was a tough Lady who managed to survive for 5 months after Dr's gave her a week. It was a back handed blessing though, she got mean (er) and that made all the 24/7 of caring, cleaning, rubbing, feeding bloody traumatic let…
  • @Alatariel75 is spot on!! Op - please stop drinking this. If the immediate adverse symptoms alone can't convince you that this is not doing your body any favours please consider the implications to your gut micro-biome. Cleanses can truly mess very badly with this very important part of your body for a long time.
  • Well done you <3 We are such harsh critics of ourselves, in truth you have achieved a mighty victory and you look wonderful. Congratulations!!
  • Your first port of call would be get that food scale and use it for everything, without it you are flying blind. You don't say how close you are to goal but losses will slow down and deficits require much more attention the closer you get. Surgery does play havoc on our bodies. There is a lot going on under the surface as…
  • I have Lupus which was diagnosed 4 years ago and have had CRPS/RSD since 1997. For me the Lupus is particularly difficult to manage despite aggressive treatment albeit delays in diagnosis. I would love to talk to others living with chronic conditions and offer any support I can. OP - I am sorry for your diagnosis, it's a…
  • I feel your pain OP. Broke the 5th metatarsal on my left foot over 4 weeks ago. I also didn't believe I had damaged myself enough to have a break and hobbled on it for 2 1/2 days before getting it X-rayed and a back slab put on to stabilise it. Currently battling with the boot and crutches (so sick of it). The fall I had…
  • Hi @ shelieandgus I feel for you I really do. I will never forget my descent into menopause at 40. The emotional rollercoaster and physical symptoms were debilitating and I did consider many times that I was going insane. What helped was taking HRT. Not everyone agrees with this or can take this due to medical issues but…
  • Verity1111 - glad to see that you have had a loss, a big one at that. Your anxiety levels must be exhausting though. From reading other posts and now this one it seems as though losing weight has just been a hard slog all round. Given your ED history maybe that is triggering all sorts of worries that you find overwhelming…
  • OP - There are solutions to each and every one of the situations you have talked about which you feel is blocking you from losing weight. Honestly the 1st place I would start is getting some real effective dialogue going with your Gp. Be as detailed and honest about what you are experiencing as your physical symptoms and…
  • Ugh sorry for the migraines, they are a blight. Weight wise I would imagine that stopping these would probably have a bit of a screwy effect on your body as you readjust too. May be fluid retention too. I too think it's particularly rough that the Dr. stopped them, sudden withdrawal is not advised due to seizures. Please…
  • @JaydedMiss - When you go to the Doc. and I definitely would. Please get samples of your urine to take to be tested for the presence of blood, protein and anything else they can test urine for. Using myself as an example I was experiencing difficulties similar to yours in that I would drink more than enough but my urine…
  • Your story really touched my heart and my memory. I add my voice to others who have said get professional help. You aren't a failure in any shape or form doing so. You must feel so very tired from these mental burdens and being so fresh out of pregnancy could definitely be post partum depression feeding into your…
  • Another gong for marvellous mushrooms. Bit of a tip - as well as all the other lovely vitamins and minerals in them if you cut them and put them in the sun and they will make vitamin D for you, which you may be lacking due to your patch of World just coming out of Winter.
  • After 4 years of maintenance you are going to have times where you eat over your goal happen. They. Are. Inevitable. But they don't go on forever do they? You enjoy times of celebration with others and then that ends and it's back to normal. At the end of Christmas time here, where it was quite possible my blood was more…
  • @ronjsteele1 Perhaps you could try the method that I have which is to measure with thighs apart, it doesn't have to be akimbo but enough that the skin isn't hanging or slack. I have always had to measure like this due to the large amount of weight lost 178 lbs and the ravages of gravity otherwise I would never be able to…
  • Could it be that you skin is a little, I'm trying for the right word here, looser than before (empty balloon) and this is affecting your measurements. I have had this same flow of ups/downs in tape when losing. It is frustrating and bit worrying (for me anyway) but it all tightened up and the numbers went down again. Hope…
  • Life was hard being morbidly obese. When I weighed 278 lbs, EVERYTHING just surviving was a struggle within my self-imposed prison. My weight impacted every facet of my existence negatively and that just gets worse as you get older. I hope you can believe me when I say that how well someone copes with the stress of extra…
  • Wow OP I'm really sorry that you are living with others that have no respect for you. I had this kind of *kitten* happen when I was growing up. It was a really abusive situation and honestly I couldn't wait to leave and then limit my contact with these family members. The way you have described your brother's and…
  • Wow :) You look wonderful and your hard work has certainly paid off.
  • Try not to be discouraged as it is early days yet. Don't believe click bait articles about weight gain/loss, don't do fad diets/pills/detoxes/cleanses etc etc. Make sure to use digital scales that are set to grams and weigh everything you are eating. Continue on with whatever exercise you enjoy but don't flog yourself, you…
  • Looking fabulous @lizery <3
  • I'm sorry your Dr. spoke in the way that he did, however your weight and the chance of having a healthy pregnancy at this weight are his area of expertise. Could he have put it better, yes. His brusqueness though has given you pause for thought. You have lost weight before so you know it's possible. You are amongst MANY…
  • With weighing I try to be as accurate as I can and repeat the same circumstances for consistency. I don't realy see the point in collecting data that isn't as accurate as possible. One thing I have noticed that does make my scales misread is footwear - maybe the different pressure points that shoes of different heels makes…
  • Woo Hoo simply awesome! Congratulations <3
  • OP - I have RA/OA combined with CRPS/RSD (chronic pain syndrome since I was 35 [now 54] that has become systemic) and about 4 years ago deteriorating health saw me diagnosed with Lupus... so pretty much I'm in pain to some degree or another 24/7. Losing weight definitely helps with joint pains - was 278 lbs now 110 lbs.…
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