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Keeping off the pie and the cigs...we'll live until 180!

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FrantasticO Sat 30-Mar-13 20:55:56

Hey new thread since our old stopping smoking and not gaining-too--much weight has been lost from chat! BOO!!!

I am not a good role model however as I HAVE piled on a stone, well 12 lbs now, since giving up the cigs.
This must be rectified!
Hence joining in the club section!

Donnadoon hope you find this thread.

Everyone else pile in, join and be happy or miserable bastard ex smokers

Donnadoon Tue 30-Apr-13 13:14:12

You go girl in your bikini Fran, I wear mine every year without fail sod em I say, they can get eye bleach can't they?
It's getting harder to shift the lard as I get older, certainly since passing 30
Years ago if I had a special occasion coming up I would just go easy on the biscuits for a week or two before hand and look great at said occasion
Now it don't matter how much I deprive myself I still have to swerve feign illness to every wedding/christening/you get the picture, cus I don't feel tip top anymore.

FrantasticO Tue 30-Apr-13 23:18:06

I do that too at times, avoid social gatherings.
I know in my head that everyone is too concerned with their own lives to be noticing me...but still do it.

I've been big before and am always a bit eek about returning to that size...hence the nervous Nellie antics about bikini!

Anyhow you n your size ten jeans will be lovey, so get out there and enjoy!

Do you notice we hardly even mention the cigs now grin

You've been a real tonic and kept my spirits up these last few months donna. Thanks! flowers

Catch up soon

Donnadoon Wed 01-May-13 12:58:46

I know we never mention the cigs now grin
And thanks to you too ma dear !

Donnadoon Thu 02-May-13 18:24:08

Hey Fran the sun is shining!
I still feel bloated though but I've not been over eating so I'm thinking it might be water retention ooh something else to blame
Hope you doing good ?
Got a nice relaxing stress free weekend on the horizon... Yay a bank holiday!
Might have a BBQ ... Got another birthday in the house on Saturday mustn't over do the nicies and wine!

FrantasticO Thu 02-May-13 19:01:35

Ah but it is a bank holiday...def everything is calorie free!
No chance of BBQ at ours...raining again.

Otherwise keeping busy and working away.
Having the debate on what to do this weekend...please share some sun!

FrantasticO Sat 04-May-13 18:28:21

Hey! Hope the sun is shining and you are enjoying your BBQ.

Cold here...brr!
Not to worry still having a nice weekend.
Have applied the fake tan so no longer navy...hoping I'm not oompa like!grin

Donnadoon Sat 04-May-13 23:52:07

Hiya we had a lovely barbecue and yep the weathers been good , not hot but pleasant. It's meant to be hotter tomorrow and Monday.
Not missed the cigs at all, thought I might struggle on a warm summer evening with wine and friends etc but nope really proud I've managed to kick them at last
It helps that no one else smokes
Played tennis this morning with DH and the kids, boy my legs are aching though, it has been a while
Day of chillin tomorrow and may go beach on Monday
Hope you ok and enjoying the break

FrantasticO Sun 05-May-13 07:12:24

Sounds like a lovely time! Tennis sounds fun...when's Wimbledon grin
Enjoy the beach if you go.

Dare I say it...the sun is out and it's not raining grin
We will be out enmasse ALL day if the rain stays away!

I'm not missing the cigs just now either...maybe it helps that I was a "secret" smoker.

Youngest has been bouncing on my head for half an hour so early Sunday post!

Enjoy rest of the weekend

FrantasticO Sun 05-May-13 21:06:39 here's the thing.
Today is the first time in sooooo long that I've thought screw it I'm having a cig.
Lost documents, fell out with dh, kids going loopy.
Oh and the fact that as its a holiday weekend so every other bugger is having fun. While we are preparing for war.
God I'm a right ray of sunshine tonight, but feel better offloading!

Good news is I didn't have the cig and today's nearly over!

Hope you are faring better than I have today.

Donnadoon Mon 06-May-13 05:58:23

Hope you didn't cave in Fran, I've been there its no joke when you feel like that
Today is a new day....and breathe
I didn't have a good day eating wise yesterday, bloody birthday cake and crisps
Felt like a wobbly pig last night
Anyhoo we not going beach, DH can't be arsed with bank holiday traffic
Boo!! Oh well we going up the pub for lunch instead more bleeding calories to consume
Hope you haven't got work today Fran
Back to the grind tomorrow
Chat again later

FrantasticO Mon 06-May-13 09:29:05

Aww thanks donna.
Your an early bird this morning again!

No didn't cave in, but what a shitty day.
Raging that I still think of having one...even this morning still feel twitchy...bugger!

Your weekend of cake and pub lunch sounds lurverly grin
It's bank holiday so calorie free remember?

I've been sooooo cross I've hardly had a bite sure I will rectify that today

Planned is a day of park and picnic even if its peeing down I'm getting OUT

Dh is very sheepish as HE had the lost items...silly bugger!

My house was turned upside down....tidy now!

Have some nice lunch for me bruschetta, fajitas and cheeseboard mmmm...

Donnadoon Mon 06-May-13 21:49:53

Early bird yep the joys of having a 7 month oldgrin
Your lunch sounded lovely
We went pub and it was lovely but soooooo packed we didn't eat there
Sorry about your lost stuff...Is there a chance they've been binned accidentally with mags and newspapers?
And I have been twitchy for a ciggie ... No stresses but just fancied a smoke with my glass of rosé the past couple of nights whilst chillin
Old habits die hard eh?
I actually still can't say ill never smoke again...that statement is just too final
But I've managed this long...many times before as well that's what worries me but I love not having the guilt for my kids not weighing me down
DH says that in 20 or 30 years time when the kids are all grown up with families of their own and don't need us anymore I can "treat myself" to a smoke celebrate or something IF I MUST!
Ha so I console myself with that for now !

FrantasticO Tue 07-May-13 07:09:33

Hiya donna, hope your youngest is having a longer lie this morning!
I've been for a shuffley type jog where I lurched along lungs hanging out this morning.
Only ran staggered for 15 mins and walk, jogged limped home grin

Found lost stuff, can relax a bit now.

I know how you feel fancying one, I thought that bit was over now.
Means we will stay on guard now I suppose.

We have ONE day of sun forecast!
20 degrees, then back to rain tomorrow
Pack lunch made, suntan lotion looked out
2 yr old up...older ones still snoozing for once!
Schools off here again today so looking forward to some fresh air!

Glad you had a nice weekend with cake and back on the straight and narrow...think jeansgrin

FrantasticO Wed 08-May-13 07:52:41

Well we had our summer yesterday and it was FANTASTIC!
Great to see the sun. grin

Rain today, ah well I'm back to the joy that is work!

Hope your having good days

Catch up soon

Donnadoon Wed 08-May-13 13:04:09

Hiya glad you've had your summer!
And glad you've found your stuff
It's rained here this morning too, brightened up now though
I've been out with the dog for the first time since last week, I feel better for some excercise
Been feeling quite chunky and full of stodge
Must not over indulge at weekends!

FrantasticO Wed 08-May-13 20:16:29

Agreed...weekends and the treats are hard to resist.

You're doing great though with a 7 mth old and size 10 jeans.

My youngest is 2 I have no excuse.

Maybe I should have another baby so I can aim to grow rather than reduce grin. Husband would have a fit heh heh!

Take it easy.

Donnadoon Thu 09-May-13 13:01:57

Aaaah but remember the size 10 jeans had to be prized off me and a had to jump off the wardrobe to get in them in the first place takes snug fit to the extreme I tell thee
Noooo it's been good old leggings and jeggings since then
Well not ate much the last 24 hours as I've had a dicky tummy, don't know what's caused it as everyone else is ok
Although I was practically eaten alive by Mosquitos on Monday up the pub
I have some huge bites, they love me for some reason, perhaps it's them but yeah I've just felt a bit bleurh
Anyhoo hope alls well your end
Tara for now

FrantasticO Thu 09-May-13 18:45:35

Oh how I'm laughing at the wardrobe antics grin

Not so good about the tummy and the bites, hope you feel better soon.

I'm currently starving...but thinking bikini.
How long till I'm thinking sod it???
This is where the cigs were useful deadly but did suppress appetite
Not wanting one, just minorly majorly obsessing about food!

Speak later

FrantasticO Fri 10-May-13 20:02:54


Note to removal cream is smelly, toxic and burns...much like cigs!

Make appt to wax!

Hope ur having a good weekend grin

Donnadoon Fri 10-May-13 20:35:53

Ooooh your a braver woman than I if you can stand a wax
Had one once and ooooh the pain ! I am a wimp
I've just put some fake tan on again good for thigh slimming illusions
Dicky tummy better now ... Normal eating general picking and greediness resumed
No exciting plans for the weekend as yet
Nice to have no plans except Ds1 got a big grand final football game on Sunday
I'm not a shouter at his footy matches, I just generally clap if they score but reckon I might take a scarf to wave on Sunday just to get in the spirit of it embarrass the lad

FrantasticO Fri 10-May-13 22:04:31

I'm braving the local swimming pool more frequently with kids lessons and tend to spend most of my time ankle deep in the play pool freezing my ass off So waxing would be the most sensible option.

Don't really mind the waxing...just the getting there and arranging appointment times!

How do you manage the tan without streaking?
I'm using a gradual body lotion type thingy with a mitt and still look a bit patchy in blush

Any tips appreciated!

Enjoy the footie. Come on ye donnadoons sons team [waves rattle]

Donnadoon Fri 10-May-13 22:31:34

Oh that's what I use Fran ... Tinted moisturiser ... Dove
I just call it fake tan...but yeah it builds up gradually
I usually apply it just once or twice a week to avoid the tango look!
In the summer it's better than me looking like a chunk of corned beef!
My days of roasting myself in the sun are over along with the smoking
Getting old eh? It's a bummer having to actually start taking care of yourself grin

FrantasticO Sun 12-May-13 08:34:00

You're not old, your just a young thing!

Off to a communion party today...there's a clown so kids v excited I'm more than hopeful there will be a glass of vino to endure the clown!

Not sunny, but not's summer grin

Hope the footie goes well and your boys team wins grin

Donnadoon Mon 13-May-13 06:58:23

That's another weekend whiz zed by
They didn't win the footy but it was great and enjoyed muchly
I didn't eat too much this weekend so I'm chuffed with myself, partly because the cupboards are bloody bare, must do a big shop this morning and fear I may go over the top!
Chat again later

Donnadoon Wed 15-May-13 19:48:57

Hola !
I'm soooooo cold, I've been soooooo cold all week!
I have been over eating since my big food shop on monday , I bought far too many nice things
So I've been going bed early all pigged out. I'm blaming the cold weather,
I keep asking DH if we can emigrate to somewhere hot!
I have been doing the dog walking though so not all bad
Hope all is well with you smile

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