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Blog entries by Guzzler

  1. Little Voice. I don't have any before and after photos. No shots of me holding up trousers that are would wrap around twice. I havn't lost a shedload of weight. This is because I am what is known as TOFI (Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside). Up to 20% of people diagnosed with Type 2...
  2. Our ancestors did quite well, don't you think, they came down from the trees and developed a taste for protein. Subsequent evolution saw our hominid forebears walk upright, develope communication beyond squeals and grunts and learn of the value of using tools. They harnessed the use of fire...
  3. Picture the scene, dear reader. It is a beautiful Spring day and I feel the urge to go out. I am limited as to where to go as I live in a very small town with few ammenities but I decide to do a weekly shop rather than do it online because at least a trip to the local supermarket is better...
  4. I am hoping with all my might that I am begining to redress the harm caused by decades of eating the Western diet. The harm that a high carbohydrate diet that has caused liver damage, atherosclosis, possible nephropathy, possible retinopathy etc etc the list goes on and includes Alzheimers,...
  5. I am not a great debater, I don't have the mental acuity for it. I do enjoy the process, though. Debating in text does have its drawbacks but the principles are the same, the rules remain the same. Never let the discussion become an excercise in ad hominem sleights, make point and counter...
  6. Five months from diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. What stage am I at now, I wonder. I hope that I am entering the acceptance phase but I am under no illusion that this could change. I am still checking labels and bg, still researching finding good things and bad when it comes to diet and...
  7. I miss the plain ol' ordinary stuff. I do not hanker for posh food in rich sauces or the slabs of cake from the Garden Centre cafes. I miss marmalade and I miss crisps sandwiches on fresh Warburtons white. I dream about salad cream, and onion rings. Weetabix looks heavenly in my son's bowl....
  8. A great Yorkshire word, is mithered. One that I am feeling a lot just lately. It means being nagged or harrassed from all sides. I am heartily sick of seeing HCPs of one sort or another for various check ups and treatments when, to be honest, all I want to do is to be left alone in a quiet...
  9. I love Pollyfiller, it covers a multitude of sins. Got a picture that it is in the wrong place? That is OK, move the picture and use pollyfiller to fill in the old screw hole, job's a goodun. Same goes for cracks and uneven corners. However, I don't want to see the the pollyfiller itself. A...
  10. It looks like I have failed in my efforts to lower my dose of Amitriptyline. My sleep, or the lack of it has impacted my blood glucose levels and is now making me feel ill. I have actually broken one record, though. My previous record for sleep deprivation had been -2hours in 19hours. I have...
  11. So, I am still carb counting like a goodun and just found out that fresh root ginger is about 18g of carbs per 100g weight. This has been my biggest 'Whoa' fact yet. I love fresh ginger and though I use small amounts in cooking I sometimes use an infusion to settle an upset tummy (which I have...
  12. Having seen a post on the general forum concerning a particular gene and after having many an argument about the veracity of companies like Ancestry dot com (on a forum for history buffs) I feel I must remind folks that the science of genetics is still in its infancy. We all remember the...
  13. I have always used Imperial measurements, I am of a generation whose knowledge of the Metric system is poor to very low. Whenever I try a new recipe I start by converting the weights from grams to ounces. I want to know my height and weight in old money. I can visualise miles but a kilometre...
  14. I had made the decision now to implement it. I gathered the family and sat them down (they do make you nervous when they stand over you!). "Right" I said, in my most authoritarian tone. "I have bought the last white loaf that I will ever buy." I waited for the arguments, I waited for the...
  15. I've not lost a lot of weight and I'm hoping that it is mostly visceral but I decided to treat myself to a couple of items for my wardrobe. As you do! In Autumn the dreaded isolation starts. It becomes more and more difficult to leave the house but sometimes it is a case of avoiding going out...
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