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nettee



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for a Monday and Tuesday - thank goodness

Early suppers seem to be the key for me
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success

I was less hungry this afternoon - maybe getting used to the habit and my running also
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay - a full week of successes.

And week four of my running is done

I have now signed up for a 10K run in August and a half Marathon in October

Eek! 😬
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Monday and Tuesday

Ticking along nicely. The weekend was not too crazy either.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Wednesday
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Weekend away with meals out and ice cream but not too much madness.

The great news is that I have now decided my size 16 trousers are too big to be respectable and have moved over to my size 14s! So pleased to have dropped a dress size at last. My weight has not yet completely recovered from skiing and the week that went wrong at the beginning of May but I am only 1 lb over my lowest weight to date so hoping to have some good news there before too much longer.

The running is going well and I am now on week 6 of my training plan and ran for 20 minutes straight on Saturday morning.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

way to go, nette!
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow nettee so inspiring to read of your success!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very inspiring! Gratz!
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your encouragement.

Success for Wednesday and Thursday
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! You're doing great!
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lilybug

Success

We are away for half term next week. It is harder to stick to the habit but not impossible. We are self catering so can limit temptations.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy your half-term holiday, and good luck with sticking to No S, but remember to cut yourself some slack if you do hit a bit of red Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Skycat - I will, it is holiday time after all.

Great news this morning to keep me motivated though - a new lowest weight to date at last. 11st 4.75 lb this morning. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is half term, please? Sounds enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half term is lovely especially if you get the week off work. It is a week off school half way through the term.

I did fine on the bank holiday Monday with a success but had a full on failure yesterday afternoon. Self catering is only good for minimising temptations if you don't buy any Embarassed

Out to lunch today so will see if I can avoid pudding!
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want to avoid it? Or are you giving yourself the option? Is it worth declaring a NWS day?
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to stick to it but have had a very similar failure today. Once I start in the afternoons I can just keep on eating. 🙁

June tomorrow - a new month a new start 🙂
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I call afternoons the witching hour. That was when my compulsive eating of sweets and starches would start and not stop until bed time.

I used decaf mochas a lot in the beginning, though you don't have to. Can you change your dinner time for a bit, to decrease the gap?

You are in good company.

I agree that having June start might be helpful as well as envisioning how glad you'll be on Saturday if you have two green days to round out the week.

You can do it!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. As long as starter does not begin with S I have a success for today 😀

New month new start.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Under your last post, there were two books advertised with the witching hour in their titles. Next time, there'll probably be four, now that I've used the term again.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The power of advertising on the internet ....

Success for Friday, Monday and Tuesday. June is looking good so far.

Slightly behind with my running this week but I have done the first one. Might have to do two days in a row against advice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for a Wednesday and Thursday. A minor failure for Friday when I kept extending supper with nibbles of crisps and cheese..

I decided to have an N day today as an experiment towards only one S day per week and that was a success. Felt quite good to be back on the habit after just one day off. Saturday was a reasonable S day - maybe one to many sweets for my liking but never mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is certainly no obligation to have an S on an S day. I think of them as S days because of the OPTION, not actually having an S at all.

When you feel sweets have become a burden is the best time to limit them.

Onwards to Monday!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Monday to Thursday

A new lowest weight today of 11st 3 1/4 lb

Quite pleased with my single S day last weekend Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nettee wrote:
Success for Monday to Thursday

A new lowest weight today of 11st 3 1/4 lb

Quite pleased with my single S day last weekend Very Happy


YAY! Congratulations to you!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A successful week since my last post.

Another single S day this weekend. Still running and I ran my 2nd 5k this evening.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Monday and Tuesday - June is looking good on the habitcal

I was tired hot and grumpy today and craving chocolate but the habit held out and I didn't succumb.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Wednesday and Thursday
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ONe more day this week! Kudos on resisting the chocolate.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Oolala

I am counting today as a success despite quite a large dinner out but no pudding at least and no snacking.

June looks lovely on the habitcal with just one red
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Sunday and Monday. 45 minute run today Smile

Saturday was not too bad.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure why the day wouldn't be a success even if the dinner was large. It is all part of the mix until it isn't. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is large and then there is seconds - I was probably pushing it.

Success for today Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The process definitely requires honesty. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I know - don't tell me off. I tend to give myself a green when it is boarder line- there are enough 'proper' failures. Then I confess on here. It works for me 🙂
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news this morning - new low of 11st 1.75 lb which means I am down by just over a stone and a half 😁.

This half stone has been a long time coming but I have kept going and here we are. I am keeping on with my one S day per week - I think this is the mod for S days that I have found the easiest to stick to. A very clear boundary. I did feel that I had plateaued before then and now things are moving again.

9 months in now and no sign of getting fed up!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray! Congratulations!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Have you already posted on the testimonial page before? A stone and a half is more than 10 lbs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Yes I posted at 1 stone loss. Will be back there at 2 stone or one year.

Success for today. Resisted biscuits at school and interval snacks at a show.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double kudos.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Failure for Sunday - baking is always tricky! S day Saturday was ok but would have been better with one rather than two scones.

I ran 5k in a park run on Saturday which was fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in awe of sweets bakers. If I legitimately had people to bake for, I'd consider facing the gauntlet. Rarely did any stuff get baked, never mind get to any recipients. If anyone enjoyed yours, kudos! But I know it's worth the higher standard you set for yourself. I have faith you'll get there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't bake much because I can't resist it! But the children love to do it so we do sometimes.

Success for yesterday and a new low of 11st 1lb today. Last day of school term today so no more routine till September. Hope the habits are well enough engrained to make it through.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bake on some S days. If it's something like cookies, I usually put a couple in a baggie and put them in my drawer. That way, as the kids are eating them during the week, I don't care if they finish them off because I know I still have two for my next S day.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good idea Merry. Success for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at his week and an S day today to nclude rhubarb crumble - yum!

So far so good with the change of routine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nettee, I'm new here, and wanted to say hello. I just read all the way through your posts. You're doing a great job, and such an inspiration!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chanda, hope it's going well

Success for Monday, fail for Tuesday and Today. Yesterday was worse - snacks around meal times. Today was fine apart from three maltesers. I even avoided ice cream at the theatre which is always good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nixing the theater food is a big win.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I like the theatre and ice cream at the interval is quite engrained in me so I am always proud when I don't.

Successes for Thursday and Friday - back in the groove.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pretty much cut the food at theaters habit even before no ass, and honestly it's still a relief when I go in and know I'm not gonna get anything. Judith Beck says it's when we give ourselves a choice too often that we feel the struggle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Sunday, Monday and a Tuesday. New low of 11st 0.75 lb this morning. Crazy S day on Saturday that made me glad to be going straight back to N days.

The running is still ongoing. I have my 10K race in just under two weeks. I am a bit behind on the training so quite nervous about how it will go.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice steady progress. Good luck on your 10K.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Whosonfirst.

The progress seems to have picked up this week and I am down another pound and across the 11 st barrier at 10st 13.75lb this morning.

Possibly a bit of dehydration after a long run yesterday afternoon but I'll take it Wink

back to work for a long day today and then a tribute band concert tonight - should be fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goodness, it has been nearly 2 weeks since I last posted. All ticking along fine with lots of green on my habitcal which I have been marking. I did my 10 k in just under 1 hr 20 min so am pleased with that. No more weight off so a bit of a plateau but that is fine after my quick drop last month - a bit of consolation.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plateaus are sure better than gaining back! It must mean your habits are relatively steady.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Team 2017 misses you and wishes you would join us periodically to finish out the year. A sane No S fall!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all. This is going to be a long post. It is 2 minutes to midnight and I am buzzing awake.

The day after my last post, on Wednesday 9th August, my son had a major injury. He is going to make a full recovery but it will take a long time.

He was hit by a bus when out with a friend and had concussion and a broken leg. I met him at the doors of A&E and he asked me why he couldn't see properly. At that time he couldn't remember anything that had happened that day. he had a big black eye and cuts to his face. His leg was broken and his skin on his leg appeared a bit shiny and red with the odd graze.

He had a CT scan quite quickly which was normal and his vision and most of his memory of the day came back very soon although he still does not remember the time between being hit and being in hospital. He was conscious and talking to lovely people all the time. The staff in A&E and throughout our experience,were the kindest most professional people you could hope to meet. He had a broken leg which needed surgery the following week and was casted.

Two days later we were sent home with a wheelchair and an appointment in fracture clinic for the Monday. He had broken his collar bone which we found out the day after the accident when he couldn't use crutches. Neuro obs were fine although he was sick a few times with the concussion. This did not recur

We had the weekend at home during which time a bruise spread up above his cast and transfers from sofa to wheelchair became more difficult. We met the consultant on the Monday who showed us a Taylor Spacial Frame (google if you would like to see) and said he would apply it first thing on Tuesday morning. lots of info re pin sites and diet etc.

A very nervous boy arrived back at the hospital the next day and went to theatre. My mum came to wait with me and we were called back to see the surgeon after an hour which was much sooner than expected. He broke the news that the skin had been damaged in the accident and we needed to go to a bigger hospital for plastic surgery. He had lost a lot of blood under the skin and needed an ultrasound to make sure he wasn't bleeding from anywhere else to cause his low Hb so we did not arrive at the Children's hospital until the Wednesday afternoon via ambulance transfer. He had a temporary external fixator applied to his leg in theatre on the Tuesday morning and the wound bandaged.

We spent the afternoon in A&E waiting for a slot in theatre. He had exploratory surgery for 3 hours late that evening and his Frame applied. The plastic surgeon told us that he had had the blood supply cut off to all of the skin from ankle to Knee and that he would need a free flap from his back and grafts from his thigh to cover the area. They suggested that there was a 90% chance of this being successful although this was only the second time they had attempted such a large area. Later someone told us that three years earlier he would have had his leg amputated. The frame was applied through good skin and is much longer than is usual and therefore perhaps a bit less stable than they would like. He had two blood transfusions one in each anaesthetic.

The following morning he went to theatre again for 9 hours. The surgeons spoke to us at 6pm to say that they were pleased with how it had gone. he was then in HDU for 5 days. For the first two days the nurses listened every 30 minutes to the blood flow through the flap. He had heart monitors, pulse monitors, an arterial line, a central line, two cannulas, his arm in a sling, a catheter and a bear hugger to keep his leg warm. Gradually all these things were taken away and most of the flap established well except for the extreme end of it.

We stayed in the Children's hospital for two weeks with daily physio and a further general anesthetic for a dressing change. My younger daughters found the long separation very hard. They did come to visit twice overnight.

Lots of people visited us in both hospitals and stayed in contact via various forms of social media - so much appreciated. My son listened to most of the Harry Potter audio books.

He had several nights in a row with nightmares in the hospital but had not had any since.

We then came home still with a wheelchair. The collar bone had healed but we were protecting the scar on his back. A week later he was allowed to start using crutches.

He had withdrawal symptoms when we stopped the Tramadol which was hard. But away from heavy doses of morphine he has mostly been in good spirits.

He is getting stronger very quickly now and is starting to weight bear. His flap and grafts are healing well and will always look strange but we are all getting used to seeing them for dressing changes.

He is ready to go back to school but we are waiting on risk assessments and planning which is frustrating. That frustration was my reason for not sleeping tonight but I have probably put that all into prospective for myself. The total time for healing should not exceed 6 months. The soft tissue injury will probably extend the bone healing time.

I have during this time fallen very far off the No S wagon and have gained around half a stone. I keep meaning to get back on habit but haven't had the determination. Perhaps after catching up with you all it will give me the boost I need.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, so sorry to hear your son had to go through all that. And not just him, your whole family. I'm happy to hear that things are on the mend. Regarding No S, hey, either you're ready for a big test or you're not and there's no shame in it. Just get back on the horse as soon as you can with any gap between any meal and congratulate yourself profusely.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my goodness, Nettee, how scary! I'm so glad your son is recovering well--truly amazing all that he's been through (and wow, scary to think just 3 years ago they would have amputated his leg?!). How wonderful that he has had such good care.

No-S is here when you are ready again.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both. It was very scary indeed but we have come so far and he is doing so well.

I have found what could have been the hardest to deal with but small details have been making me so upset. Hospital staff calling him by his full name when it is always shortened, picking up his wheelchair and the staff being short with me just round the corner from where the accident happened, being in a cramped hospital bay when I couldn't see the window, the uncertainty of not knowing when we would be going home or when he can go back to school, the first day of term when he didn't go back, a colleague at work being upfront with me in a way that I interpreted as criticism.

I did actually complete 5 no s days in a row a couple of weeks ago so it can be done. I am just in the habit of eating sugar where it is available and it is so addictive.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so sorry you're going through this! Poor little guy. Thank god he's ok. The body does have an amazing ability to heal. Especially when you're young.

Make sure you take care of yourself as well. I'm sure you've been in emergency mode, just doing the next thing that has to be done.

Please keep us posted on his progress.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

My son has been back to school for a fortnight and I am feeling positive about no s today. Just had lunch - no snacks this morning despite work chocolate floating around.

It is now just over 2 months till Christmas, my clothes are tight and my weight is up to 11st 11.5lb. Time for action!

Hopefully will report back this evening with some good news
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nettee,
I'm sorry to her of your son's accident. I hope things are beginning to settle down now. These kinds of experiences can leave us feeling so vulnerable and even anxious for a long time afterward.

Hope you no-s days help bring normalcy.

Kind regards,
Virginia
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Virginia, you are right. We are just feeling able to take on new things now nearly three months after it happened.

Success for yesterday - all went smoothly. It is good to feel back to sanity or some sort of control. Also good to be hungry for meals. And I was 2lb down this morning which is always a good feeling.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep up the good work. We never regret success!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job winding up October.
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