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  • Hello everyone and a big shout out to my friends. I have been a bit quiet for a few weeks due to this and that. Mostly feeling embarrassed, amused, dumbfounded, you name it because of the Great Toilet Paper Panic of 2020 Downunder (yes that is a pun). So today I will simply leave you with this.
  • Good evening all. My goodness this group is expanding so fast. What a powerhouse of support and shared experience. No-one need be alone in their quest. It is late here, so I will be brief and not mention specific people or situations. This article can up on my news feed today, it is short, simple to read but contains great…
  • Hi everyone, hello to all those who have joined this group. Special hello to my friends. Look after number one my mother always says, because no-one else can. I hope you all have a day that puts a smile on your face. 500 gms fell by the "weigh side" (pun intended) this week. :)
  • Good morning everyone and a special one to my friends! j29t and annliz23, you must both be so disappointed at not getting to spend planned time with your grandchildren! Mine have spent several days with me this week and gifted me a delightful cold, everytime I cough or blow my nose, I think of them! barbiecat, I take my…
  • Thank you barbiecat, stressful yes and even when you are not there! But happily on track now and you are right it is an eating plan rather than a 'diet'. Glad you like the research, it is one of my in front of the TV activities. I essentially do it for myself but if I think it will be helpful to others, I share.…
  • Hello everyone! Wow, in the three weeks that I have been away involved in caring for my elderly mother this site has really taken off. It makes me so happy to see how much it has grown in a month. My apologies to those who have specifically friended me and given their support when all I could do was quickly list what I had…
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  • Hi alligatorob, I think you are spot on about needing to learn something new, we all do because we are all going to need to do this when the time comes. I will keep reading and see what I can find. I enjoy the research and as long as people find the articles useful, I will keep posting. I think you make another good point…
  • Hi everyone and a special hi to the newbies who have joined our merry band. I have spent the whole day cleaning and reorganising my elderly mum's kitchen cupboards. My fitbit tells me that I have had NO active minutes. :( I am tempted to hold it under water until it yells for mercy and changes its mind! It is not hard to…
  • Hey everyone, great to read all the news and hi to new friends on the thread. Its fun to find out where people are from. My week is going, well its just going. I have decided to not stress myself by worrying about what I cannot really control this week. It is actually very liberating but no doubt I will have to pay the…
  • Hi all, today is almost over here, down south...I mean way, way down south. Another wonderful day with more travellers joining the journey, how exciting. So interesting picking up clues about where everybody is from. I live in south western NSW (oops New South Wales) in an area known as the Riverina. Currently, I am…
  • Wow, I love to see the way this thread is snowballing! Welcome to the new faces and good to see some others back for a chat. None of us are experts but a group with a common goal and shared experiences and challenges. Every idea, hint, thought is valuable so never be afraid to share and ramble on. Goodness knows, I am…
  • Good morning team! Reenie, I know what you mean about weather constantly in the 30-40s. Here it is mostly 40's lately but Celcuis!!! Already 35C at 8.30 this morning and heading to the mid 40's with dust blowing later today. Plenty of light though!! So where did January go? Welcome Pam, I am 67 too, live alone but have a…
  • Good morning everyone and particularly the new faces. Loving the photo Charles! And Jim, no wonder you look so chill strumming away there, great progress! It gives me great joy to see so many adding their story to this thread. Strength in numbers. Pardon the pun but it takes guts to reveal our journeys to others. Oh, how…
  • Thanks Timberlan, you are always so encouraging. I am always analysing stuff, all sorts of stuff but a lot of around behaviour and motivation, often my own. I think there are some very powerful psychological forces at work in our heads, mine anyway, and I also think it affects or is affected by our biochemistry. For some…
  • Good morning (well it is here) everyone. I am so excited to see so much happening on this discussion site. A great mix of experience to share. I too am sorry for your loss Gigigator. I stated out with MFP in 2013 and obviously strayed, so back again. I don't do well freelancing and planning my own meals. For me it is too…
  • You are SO right Ann, this does need a third section that says something about portions. I agree, there is a saying about 'too much of a good thing'....Congratulations on your achievements.
  • Good morning everyone. Thank you for your supportive replies and hi to our new face! It seems that in our age bracket, the weight reduction journey is so compounded by other physical issues brought on by ageing bodies and general wear and tear. Some days it seems as though we are really pushing it uphill and this group is…
  • Sounds like second time around will be the last time time around! Go you! Ahhh, I think my weight is stuck in a lift (elevator)! It just keeps going up and down between the same two floors. So frustrating, so demoralising. :(
  • Wow, that is FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations, you deserve every gain. Do you think the exercise is your main weight ridding ace? Do you plan your own meals or do you follow a set plan? I am sure these are a couple of questions those in this group would ask you. What an inspiration you are.
  • Welcome ladies! Probably many of us are starting over and isn't is great that we are still working on our health and not defeated. I would love to be saying I had lost 12 lbs, well done!
  • Good morning all! Good news about that knee, they can sure be temperamental, I take glucosamine and collagen for my joints, I think it works wonders...for me. About the CSIRO diet. Last year I followed this to the letter. I lost weight and was never hungry. I reached my goal in the 12 weeks and then I fell off the wagon. I…
  • I aslo meant to add that I don't feel all that great today. I think my body missed all the vegies I usually have every day.
  • Glad you enjoy the quotes! I started off really well yesterday but went to afternoon tea with friends, which lasted 6 hours and just nibbled, olives, nuts, cheese, crackers, dried fruit a glass of wine! Not saying these are not good foods but not en masse. Too much salt I think as my weight jumped 1/2 kg this morning. That…
  • Can't wait to hear how it goes! I essentially follow the CSIRO food plan and you eat lots BUT only of the most beneficial foods. Hope it is a success for you.
  • Oh wow, wow, wow!! So great to see so many of you here again. So exciting to read how you are progressing. It was getting lonely. To those freezing in the northern Hemisphere....36C here today! I so understand the temptation to comfort binge eat in the cold though and ice cream oo la lla! Delicious. We all do it sometimes,…
  • What has happened to everyone? How are you all going, progress? regress? Let's hear from you, remember we are supposed to be each other cheer squad but so far it is the sound of one hand clapping. Have a productive day.
  • Not a very verbal group is it?
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