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NOW, or NEVER, no EXCUSES thread part 4.

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Tortoise Fri 29-Mar-13 11:02:06

Here we are, thread 4 grin .
Time for me to have a large kick up the arse and lose weight! (After Easter!)grin

Abgirl Thu 04-Apr-13 13:24:53

Thanks for the welcome. JDswife, we eat the same food for tea, so am concentrating on healthy breakfast and lunch, and healthier snacks when at work (am off with the DSs this week). Other area we differ is exercise, DH was very into rugby and has had to give up through age/bad knee, I don't really do v much at all -however do enjoy aerobics, dance, zumba etc when I give it a go. Did some just dance for the first time for months this morning with DSs, hard work but I have to start somewhere. I have a month's free membership at a gym near work I'm going to start when I go back after easter hols.

We both need to plan healthier evening meals and stop snacking in the evening.

Been shopping with DSs this morning, they both had sausage baps for brunch - I'd already had a bowl of granola and stuck to a coffee only - always have cake usually! And have just had a yummy ham salad for lunch...

TheHumancatapult Thu 04-Apr-13 13:53:54

Hi Abgirl

Diet suspended here ds3 to children's wards he not well pale and floppy plus seizure monster paying a nasty long visit

TheHumancatapult Thu 04-Apr-13 14:33:06

So it's crap city on food

Tortoise Thu 04-Apr-13 17:08:36

Hope ds3 is ok Human.

I've spent over an hour trying to clean the cooker. Engineer coming tomorrow to fix it! Bought some oven pride so shelvesvare currently soaking in it. Will do the main oven with it later. Got to leave it on for 4 hours. The engineer is certain to notice its just been done! grin

TheHumancatapult Thu 04-Apr-13 19:43:26

Ds3 pretty rough seizure lasted ages sad

TheHumancatapult Thu 04-Apr-13 19:44:17

Tortoise leavr on over night

Abgirl Thu 04-Apr-13 20:17:33

Humancatapult, I do sympathise, one of my RL friends has a DD who suffers from seizures. Never fun to deal with and hospital is hard work too. DS1 spent 10 weeks in SCBU and healthy eating was the last thing on my mind - even if I had wanted to, there weren't the options!

Tea was fish, a small jacket, asparagus and carrots so as long as I keep off the snacks tonight it'll be a good day...

Tortoise Thu 04-Apr-13 20:18:10

I can't, he's coming between 8am and 12 pm. The shelves do actually lookuch better. Oven is under treatment lol. Will do that at 11/12 tonight! grin

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Thu 04-Apr-13 23:30:44

Human so sorry to hear about ds3, is he staying overnight in hospital or is he home now? I hope he feels better soon.

Tortoise glad the cooker's being looked at quickly, reminds me mine is overdue for a clean.

Abgirl sounds like a really good day for you, I love asparagus and so filling for the calories. This diet has really made me appreciate vegetables, you can stuff yourself with things like courgettes, peppers, mushrooms, celery and it's so filling. I had a chicken casserole for dinner for the last two nights with all those things in plus a glass of pinot grigio to give it a nice flavour. I hope you had a good evening, when you start a diet your evenings can go on forever when you're trying not to snack.

Unfortunately I then ate about 500 cals of chocolate blush. On the positive side I think dds have given me a bug because we've had 3 upset tummies tonight. Is it wrong that I have enjoyed feeling ill? confused

TheHumancatapult Fri 05-Apr-13 03:41:44

Ds in picu ( intensive care) as drugs to stop it are so strong that they affect breathing wont know till morning if any damage done to his brain as was over a hour

I bern dispatched to parent accomidayokn to rest

TheHumancatapult Fri 05-Apr-13 03:50:18


Luckily addenbrooks are good to deal with will just live on junk for now and in scale things I don't care right now

Tortoise Fri 05-Apr-13 08:18:59

Oh no Human. I hope all turns out ok and your Ds is home and well soon.

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Fri 05-Apr-13 13:39:57

Human, poor ds3. I hope he is better soon and you're all able to get some rest.

CheckpointCharlie Fri 05-Apr-13 17:03:01

human oh no, are you ok? How awful. Sending him lots of get well vibes. sad

ICBINEG Fri 05-Apr-13 22:10:13

Best wishes human, Addenbrokes is a great hospital as these things go.

Have everything crossed here.

TheHumancatapult Sat 06-Apr-13 04:39:06

Back on ward now , rescue drugs mostly out system breathing fine . I am living on crap and energy drinks . But hopefully out in time for holiday Monday

TheHumancatapult Sat 06-Apr-13 04:40:33


Yup Addenbrooks my first choice luckily only 25 mins from m

CheckpointCharlie Sat 06-Apr-13 10:34:06

Phew. Poor thing. So am assuming he has epilepsy?

So glad he seems to be on the mend.

Abgirl Sat 06-Apr-13 16:16:38

Human, glad to hear that your ds is back on the ward and fingers crossed that you are out soon.

Still being good, resisted cake when out for a coffee at the garden centre with my mum this morning, and ice cream at the park with DSs this afternoon. We do have pizza for tea tonight but going to just have a couple of slices and serve with some salad. Tomorrow will be a challenge as DSs are off to GPs for next week and we are meeting at a pub for sunday lunch and to handover - planning to have a salad... How's everyone else's weekend? Hope you've all got some sunshine to enjoy...

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Sat 06-Apr-13 19:23:56

Human hope ds continues to make a recovery and he leaves hospital soon.

Abgirl, that is brilliant. Did you look up the calories of the foods you didn't eat? Hundreds I bet! When I started losing weight I was shocked at how I could eat a few hundred snack cals with one trip to a supermarket or a garden centre.

We're having a good weekend so far. Both girls had aparty in a soft play area this morning. Then I had a playdate with dd1 and a school friend of hers. We went to the park and I had one coffee and a small bite of dd1s cookie. Nice to have some sunshine as we've had snow every day this week so perhaps winter is over.

Tortoise Sat 06-Apr-13 20:33:23

Well, i have had plenty of exercise today. Took DDs on a shopping trip to Bristol. Sooo much walking plus walked the mile back to the train station. My legs are aching and I have a blister on my heel.
Dds had fun spending my money in Primark. I bought a pair of skinny jeans to wear with my new DM boots that I treated myself to off Ebay for my Birthday (which is today).
I forgot to buy myself a cake, which is probably a good thing! grin
DDs did buy me some sweets and choc in poundland with their pocket money.
DSs didn't even get me a card sad .
Haven't even got the energy to make dinner! DDs had McDonalds earlier so they have made sandwiches.

TheHumancatapult Sun 07-Apr-13 07:53:11


Belated happy birthday for yesterday and yay on treat self

Yup ds3 has epilepsy amongst other things . Is a lot better and should be home today just in time go away tomorrow picu wax a precaution as drugs stop the seizure affect the breathing and he had a lot if drugs . His speech more slurred than normal . sad but neuro hopes it come back to where was . It's a wait and see but all agree holiday be good long as take protocol etc with us

Diet has been extremely crap but oh we'll and will just add it to the weight need loose after holiday as going to enjoy myself and not think about it

coffeewineandchocolate Sun 07-Apr-13 08:03:43

Aww human so sorry to hear about your ds- just managed to catch up as been avoiding the thread due to my obscene wine consumption this week blush. I hope ask the scans come back ok- i find that whenever my ds has a long fit it takes at least a week for his speech and coordination to return to normal (although you probably have more experience than me)

Look after yourself and don't worry about the diet-think of all the nervous energy you are burning off!

TheHumancatapult Sun 07-Apr-13 08:46:08

yeah there scan in 6 weeks but know risks as was over a hour before they could stop it but shall take neuro at his words and ave a dam good holiday

coffee was the wine good shall i budge over for the naughty corner

coffeewineandchocolate Sun 07-Apr-13 09:17:44

Wow! I find 5 mins of fitting hard! You definitely deserve a holiday from the diet. Wine was very good thanks. This well I've very much been in the naughty corner due to dh being at home on a/l. Back on the wagon this week tho so i can fit in my dress for my girls night out on Saturday :-\. Have bought a soup flask for work and everything!

Any idea how long your ds will be in hospital? Di you have anyone who can give you a break/bring stuff in for you?

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