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I am also diabetic type 2, diagnosed in my early 30's, can't remember exactly when. Started just on sensible eating, but have been taking one tablet a day for a few years now.
My levels are pretty good on the whole but the doctor/nurse always says I would be doing much better if I lost weight and did some exercise.
So I am happy to weigh in on New Years Day and disclose my weight, as long as I'm not on my own.
I have been trying to be good for a few weeks, wanted to get a head start before the xmas eats and have lost a few pound, but we all know what will happen in the next two weeks.
We've got 20+ coming tonight for a leftovers party so we're likely to burn it off before we even start today, by time we've got the house looking less like a demolition site!
Party calories don't count if you're at someone else's place - guest calories are nul and void, so I work on the basis if I only eat guest's offerings when they come to a leftovers party, they count as guest calories too! Well, it's a theory, anyway.
I was the last person on God’s wide earth who ever thought they’d darken the doors of a gym but it was well worth the initial embarrassment. I thought the place would be full of rippling muscle-men (and there are some, of course) but mostly it’s just people like me trying to shift some wobble.
And now for the real toughie – I stopped drinking earlier this month Yes, really. I was drinking on average a bottle per night, which is obviously bad all-round but also a bottle is around 500 calories (or roughly a quarter of the recommended calorie intake for a geezer). I was struggling to resist the urge to open a bottle right now, but reading this thread has given me more motivation so I’ve poured the bloody stuff down the sink. WE CAN DO IT!!!!!
Solon (c. 630 - c. 500 B.C.), Greek Statesman and Reformer
I really love the cross-trainer! It almost feels like you're having way too much fun to be exercising at all... that is until you walk past any reflective doors or glass and realise that Hellboy isn't releasing another film - it's just you walking around with a face like the moon!
Hope you and Mrs Brum are well. I am not very good with change so will take me a few goes to get used to the new look site. Did you receive the p.m. about facebook as I can't see a reply, will miss the chats, but I will have to get used to posting again.
Shame you don't feel like dieting at the moment. I am sure you will get back into the swing of it. January is a funny time of year, can be a bit depressing.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I'm so glad you say that about Facebook, Dave; I can't work it out either. Thanks - you've made me feel much better1
Decorating the house provides you with a great workout and you're bound to lose weight - provided you don't replenish with all the wrong stuff! I have a mate who used to be 22 stone but despite being 6'2'', he looked it and had a huge spare tyre you could bounce pennies off! He carried a lot of weight all over his body - chest, waist, arms, legs. You must be very tall because you don't look anything like a 20 stone man!dave brum wrote:
Well, the sheer thought of the immense scale of manual work in front of me has not only made me think 'how can a big twenty stone lump of whale blubber like moi climb ladders and paint in all the nooks and crannies??'
I used to have a Hi5 account but it was such a boring setup that I cancelled my account.
Not that fussed on Facebook either. Myspace is so much better.
When you find out let me know!dave brum wrote: Right then, losing weight. How to stop weighing the same as a piano then...
Though I should start running again. That'll help. Mind you any new exercise regime means a new injury or illness to pick up.
My wedding photos provide more than ample coverage of the "before" but I haven't got around to the "after" photos yet - that will probably happen at my parent's Golden Anniversary lunch next month.(I always did do things backwards!) I do, however have the pair of trousers I wore to my first Weight Watchers meeting last year so one of these days I'll put them on just for a giggle and see how many paces I can take before they end up around my ankles!I can strongly recommend WW's Belgian chocolate mousse - only 2 points and seriously scrummy!dave brum wrote:Hope you've managed to provide a Before and After photo just for the benefit of Weight Watchers, Cel!
Got a headache at the moment, but that's possibly pollen/heat related. Although I don't have hay fever, just the symptomsCelestite wrote:Everything else all ok with you guys?