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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by emptyplate, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. berylc

    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    NO! I'm working late shift this weekend, so not enjoying it! Plus the weather is really awful, gales Friday to Sat, rain and it was 13c with wind chill yesterday. So maybe I'm better off at work!
    BUT I'm off work for the next 3 days, so if you could spare a bit of warm sun to send up north I'd be a very happy bunny :)
     
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  2. magsiesss

    magsiesss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Trying something new today, a meal replacement shake (to replace breakfast and lunch) ... made up the shake, took breakfast meds then left most of the shake and just had that for lunch. Will that make me feel fed for the rest of the day?

    200 calories .... 28 carbs
     
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  3. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @berylc was just thinking about you this morning, wondering where you were and - here you are! I read your new thread so know that your injuries are still hurting, I hope that changes very soon and that you will be pain free again x

    @magsiesss I looked at meal replacement shakes at one point when I wanted to lose weight but the ones I looked at were all horrifically high carb. Which ones did you get?
     
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  4. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Weather here is hot and sunny. Have bought one of those step counting bracelet thingies. Went for a walk with Judith yesterday on Terversal Trails the start of which is less than a mile from my front door and today Brierley Park and that is even closer. Managed 2500 steps yesterday and 2408 today all be it very slowly and having to stop every so often luckily there are benches along the way so was able to rest often.

    http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/p...and-green-spaces/green-spaces/teversal-trails
     
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  5. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Hellooooo, @ickihun and @13lizanne !
    I'm still here and posting from time to time, but I think part of the reason this thread isn't seeing as much traffic as previously is due to the number of other threads which are now up and running.
    There is a limit to the amount of time any of us can spend online - we all have to sleep some time! lol - and I know that if I get hooked into a game of 'ping-pong-posting' on, say, the "What are you doing right now?" thread, (and I am very easily hooked!) time runs away with me and I forget to look at the other threads.
     
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  6. eldergarth

    eldergarth Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice one John I got mine free with my special k cereal bars used mine to track my steps at work supposed to be on lite duties but doing average 8,000 steps 6.5km .
    Sometimes take the dog around breiley park nice walk did you take the track down to woodend ?


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  7. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had a lovely oxtongue salad for dinner...yummy: just a few berries to finish


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  8. magsiesss

    magsiesss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I got the Boots own make ones, a couple from Superdrug and the raspberry ones from Tesco!

    I know they are in theory quite high in carbs, but they are 200 calories per meal(s) and about 26g carbs - which is not a lot when you think it was breakfast and lunch. I also saw a report from diabetes.co.uk about the carbs - apparently, they are slow release of some sort so are not detrimental to BS - so I decided to go for it.

    And no - they did not fill me up all afternoon, but as I was out and about at RSPB Strumpshaw, there was not a lot I could do about eating anything. However, picked up a Chinese mean on our way home and actually left most of it (chicken omelette) because I felt absolutely stuffed.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diet/meal-replacement-diet-plans.html
     
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  9. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    @debrasue - Sorry, but I am inclined to disagree. :) But, then I have my own reasons for not coming on.
     
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  10. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Hi Ron no didn't go down that way we went up to Hardwick view as the top end way into the park is about 500 yards from my house. There are benches picnic tables and a view across to Hardwick Hall.. I think to make it down to the lower area I would have to take my mobility scooter in order to get back.:)

    Err you did mean down towards the visitor centre area didn't you?
     
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  11. eldergarth

    eldergarth Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No John down the old rail track to the wooden inn nice stop of for a bite to eat for the return walk

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  12. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Quiet day, been busy in the house. FBG 6.9 mmol/l :)
     
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  13. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Thanks for the info will try that soon sounds ideal. Maybe could meet up there some time. :)
     
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  14. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    That's a shame, as I remember you being one of the first people to welcome me to the thread and telling me how much fun it was.
     
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  15. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, same as mine
     
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  16. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    This not being at work is hard work! I had TOIL to take and today's one of the days. As I've still two more days to go before finishing until September, I decided to tackle some of the jobs on the vague "To Do sometime in the next four weeks" list. The hedge... the weeds.... on the grounds they are the jobs highest on the "Japes' least favourite jobs EVER" list. Also, I didn't want to get into holiday mode before I'd actually finished for the year...

    On the plus side, I'm using up so much energy going up and down the step ladder (the pedometer, it lies to me about calories used in this activity. but it tells me I've done 1258 steps doing this) I've come in for some Ryvita and butter to keep me going until lunch time.
     
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  17. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    hi all , hope you have had a great weekend. Ron is back to work today.xxx
     
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  18. PenfoldAPD

    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So my Mum told me this morning my Dad was having tests as he had been feeling really tired .... you know where this is going? Apparently he is on the threshold. Guess I'll be spreading the gospel accordingly to LCHF in my family. He is just as trim as myself so hoping he can maybe manage it that way - I feel so sad for him though, he is 74.
     
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  19. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    By that 2 weeks flew by! Did he go back well rested?
     
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  20. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Afternoon, my good, lovely friends on the www.diabetes.co.uk Type 2 Life Forum,

    I'm back at Tate South Lambeth Public Library to log on and update you all with some news of my life and my diabetic condition.

    After taking my Lixisenatide Glucagon-Like Peptide injection and all my prescribed oral medications and after eating separately 2 hash browns in 2 slices of Kingsmill white bread twice and 1 can of Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil and several mugs of coffee and approximately 14-15 measuring cups of tap water as well as smoking approximately 23-24 Old Holborn Tobacco roll-ups my blood glucose reading was 4.9 Millimoles Per Litre. From my GP I requested some more True You blood glucose meter testing strips and a duo pack of Lixisenatide Glucagon-Like Peptide Pre-Filled Pens. My best friend Lee has been keeping me company. I'm seeing my Domestic Carer called Sharon tomorrow.

    Have a lovely day.
     
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