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Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Administrator, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Lovely to see your post @shelley262 and quite understandable given your circumstances that you can’t pop in every day. I hope you’re finding a little space in the day for yourself, take care.
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries and cream washed down with a black coffee.
    Late morning: black coffee and raspberry phd bar.
    Late Lunch: cheesies followed by Greek yoghurt, coffee chia pudding and LC chocolate granola.
    Dinner: Balti chicken curry with cauliflower rice followed by SF jelly, cream and macadamia and coconut keto granola
     
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  3. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @shelley262 hope you get great joyfrom son’s engagement so thats something nice to focus on. I am sorry for the challenges with caring but I really hope that can go as well as possible. This must be a very challenging time so just saying thinking of you, wishing you well and hoping you and yours stay well.
     
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  4. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Disappointing beef stew. I've come to the conclusion that cooked meat doesn't freeze very well. The gravy is OK and the vegetables, but the beef tonight had no taste left in it and the texture was peculiar. I've been thinking this for quite a while but tonight I really think I've decided not to do it any more. Only raw meat will go in to the freezer from now on. Anything cooked will have to be used up from the fridge.
     
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  5. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you going to manage to see your son now that we are all having to stay indoors? Obviously he will still need you, but how will you manage it all? And the same applies to your mother - can you still visit her? Is there some way of making an alternative arrangement? Despite all this, do take care of yourself and try to relax a little and, maybe, find some time for yourself.
     
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  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Breakfast: Usual omelette, bacon, tomatoes, spudlite.
    Lunch: Toasted cheese and onion sandwich.
    Dinner: Beef snags and veggies, gravy.

    Drinks: Black coffee no sugary, water.
     
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  7. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    G'morning peeps :)

    I was awoken bright and early this morning by a terrible rumbling noise - we couldn't think what it might be and after checking the road out front for steam rollers decided to investigate (yes, it was THAT worrying). It turned out to be Millie (our elderly yellow Lab) snoring downstairs in the kitchen! So Mr C gave her a nudge and got her to turn over but by the time he got back up the stairs she was snoring again. So we got up at stupid o'clock - which was before my DP kicked in - so today I've had my lowest FBG for months. Every cloud has a silver lining.

    So, today...

    B: Three egg omelette with raspberry sugar free syrup

    L: will be Actimel and a piece of Dolce Gorgonzola

    D: (IF Asda deliver my full order it will be) Oumph pulled kebab (very nice) with probably green salad, homemade coleslaw and halloumi chips - if they don't deliver all of it then I will have to get creative

    Drinks: usual black decaff coffee, water and probably a glass or two of red wine

    Stay safe everyone x
     
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  8. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morrisons have obviously responded to complaints of their website crashing as they are limiting the traffic that can access the site at any one time. My screenshot of my place in the queue is below. They did do a great job yesterday though as very little was missing. I just hope I get through the queue before my next slot on 10 April as I just put anything in the basket to spend the required £40 to secure the slot. I have until 9 April to edit. I hope your order goes well @Chook.


    You can close this page without losing your place in the queue.

    [https://assets]

    You are currently placed in a queue

    We apologise for the wait. We are working hard to facilitate the demand and you may have to wait longer than usual to access the website.
    Please note we have very limited delivery slots available. If you want to edit an order already placed please wait.
    We are doing everything we can to increase the number of delivery slots and capacity we can accommodate.
    Thank you for your ongoing support as we work through these challenges.

    Number of users in queue ahead of you:157519
    Your estimated wait time is: more than an hour



    Status last updated: 11:00:16

    Leave the queue (You will lose your place)
     
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  9. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @maglil55 - I had to laugh when I saw your placement in the queue. I copy over a previous order to 'reserve' a delivery slot then amend it the day before delivery.

    Asda are from today only showing slots for the next two weeks I think this is because their website kept crashing. First they introduced a queuing system which speeded it up a bit but the restriction to only two weeks slot availability has worked wonderfully and today there isn't a problem updating orders. The only problem is they say to book a slot before choosing items and there aren't any slots available.

    I did get a message from Asda saying the delivery driver will deliver orders in plastic bags and will stay well away from the front door. They aren't accepting returns at the door - no sure how that will work with subs.

    Mr C says one of the big supermarkets (he thinks Tesco) is restricting the number of items ordered. Next door has Sainsbury deliver and was shorted on about half her order but with no subs. I've got the rest of her Sainsbury order added to my Asda or now. We have decided to help each other out this way until this situation is resolved.

    Still no loo roll, tinned veg or beans available in Asda.
     
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  10. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Still no chance of a delivery slot at Tesco - they only show the next 3 weeks and they are all taken. No 2 son now isolating with his family - DIL showing signs of some kind of virus but not sure what. He phoned to say there was a huge queue yesterday at Tesco - he had to go since there is no other way to get food for the family. Neil is intending to go to the shops soon, although he is not really all that well, but he says it is his normal health issues, not a virus. He slept a lot yesterday but that too is associated with a normal health problem he has. With no offers of help and no food deliveries, what is one to do? DIL's business has folded, sadly, but she is hoping to re-start when this is all over. At least second son is still getting sick pay.

    I was frying some bacon and eggs for my breakfast and managed to burn my face (about 2" long, beside my eye and a few other spots around my eye - lucky I shut my eye in time) when butter and oil spat out of the pan (must have been some water somewhere), so that's adding to my discomfort at the moment. However, it's no more than discomfort, so I can't complain.

    Breakfast, as you will realise, was bacon and egg. I have some smoked mackerel and will make a salad to go with that for lunch. I also have some broccoli in the fridge, so I'll make some broccoli cheese for dinner, if I can be bothered to cook by that time. If not, I still have some of the cold pork left.
     
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  11. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Okay.... my Asda delivery was an hour early with loads of subs which were acceptable and just olive oil not available. I'm sending Mr C on a foraging expedition to find loo roll, olive oil and tinned or dried lentils, cannellini beans or butter beans. Eggs are no longer an issue I've just been given four doze plus the dozen from Asda will keep me going for a fortnight.
     
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  12. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Online ordering and delivery sounds a bit hit and miss. Had to laugh at your place in the queue though @maglil55 we are surviving on freezer stuff and the fresh meat the butcher dropped off this week ( must remember to pay him when allowed out)
    A local fisherman (who cant sell in his normal markets as they have shut), advertised on the village Facebook page to see if anyone wanted home delivery. Lots of us said yes so he took his boat out Tues morning and has been posting photos and videos of the sunrise, dolphins, the nets going out etc it’s been wonderful. However today he hauled up a German WW2 mine so he’s had to phone the coastguard and thinks it likely it’ll be blown up and he’ll lose his net. I feel so sorry for him, you really couldn’t make it up. He was apologising to everyone that he wouldn’t have much fish to deliver, but the nets will be hard to replace now. Bless him
     
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  13. Brunneria

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    Tescos sent us an email saying that they are restricting online orders to 80 items.

    That is fine with us! 80 is a lot, esp if we choose with a modicum of common sense. We don't have another slot booked til the 14th but that is fine, our stocks will not be down by then.

    The new dry dogfood has arrived, and seems to be liked by all except Mr No 1 FussyGuts . But since his guts are likely to rebel with new food, I don't mind his refusal. No 3 thinks she is in heaven. Dry dog kibble (Lily's Kitchen) seems to be her idea of ambrosia. She tells me this is the first time in her ENTIRE LIFE that she hasn't been STARVING THE WHOLE TIME! lol.
    But I think she is exaggerating.

    B: scram eggs and a sausage
    L: spiced chipotle mince with 1 tablespoon of potato stolen from Mr B
    D: stew in red wine

    Had my first Facetime convo today. Very easy. And really just like sitting in the room with them.

    The weekend stretches out ahead. Hopefully a bit more peaceful than the last few days have been. Fingers crossed, eh?

    Oh, and Mr B has been issued with an official Key Worker letter for him to present to the police when/if they stop him in the streets. I told him it is his fault that he looks suspicious, and will be wandering the dark streets in dark clothes (uniform) at the beginning and end of his antisocial shifts. haha!
     
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  14. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Evening all. Breakfast: TWAM+S : Dockey: CWC & h/m almond milk + SF caramel syrup; L: None: Aft: Tea; Meal: Cheese and avocado salad with flaxseeds; Stewed rhubarb and Kiri, Kiri 10% Greel yogurt - best Greek yogurt I’ve had - was on offer last time I could go to W...: First week of 3 month shielding and first delivery. - Morrisons. Didn't go too well - refused to take substitutes back - I talked through window to driver. explained I'm shielding and refused to touch anything - he said he couldn't remove substitutes. Website says click on refunds tab - just not there and cut off on phone. Charged for £40 of useless goods largely crazy substitutions only known when on lorry e.g. cardamon tea x 2 for Assam and white washing gel for black. We can stand the loss - don't like it - but what about vulnerable/shielded less fortunate?. Take care.
     
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  15. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Didn't feel like cooking this evening. I'll just have tea instead. Still feeling a bit off - slept most of the afternoon. Too tired. My face looks even worse than usual with my new burn, but I daresay it will fade in time. It's blistering right now. Don't know why I'm bothered really - my face is already a mess with all the sun damage from the past. There's only Neil to see me anyway and he's used to me. Might just take some co-codamol and go back to sleep.
     
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  16. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Black coffee and TWAM this morning
    Lunch: salad of leaves ( a bit wilted now) avocado tuna mayo and h/b egg. Sf jelly and cream afterwards.
    Dinner https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-pork-chops-cabbage-casserole this was a great success and enjoyed by everyone. Even Mr C who didn’t spot that I’d made the cabbage ‘casserole’ with shredded sprouts instead of cabbage.
    Dog food arrived here too @Brunneria I was starting to get a bit worried as I’d ordered over 2 weeks ago.
     
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  17. Rachox

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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries and cream washed down with a black coffee.
    Late morning: salted caramel phd bar with a black coffee.
    Late Lunch: 2 x Babybels followed by Greek yoghurt, coconut chia pudding and macadamia and coconut keto granola.
    Dinner: cold tikka turkey with leafy salad, coleslaw and pork scratchings followed by SF jelly, cream and LC chocolate granola.
     
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  18. Tipetoo

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    Breakfast: Usual two egg mushroom cheese omelette, bacon, tomatoes.
    Lunch: Garlic prawns done on the barbeque, salad.
    Dinner: Chook drumsticks, veggies, gravy.

    Drinks: Black coffee no sugars, water.

    A message from the Woolies boss this morning re opening hours in certain stores Australia wide.

    https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/...ery-home-deliveries-to-vulnerable-australians
     
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  19. maglil55

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    I do hope you feel better soon @Annb. It sounds a lot what I have been going through these past 3 weeks. Started with sneezing and a irritation in the throat. I then had the worst sore throat I'd ever had for 3 days solid and very chesty. No fever but loads of cold sweats to the extent I was soaked through. Hot, steamy showers and Vic was the only thing giving me relief. Lots of icy water and I had to force myself to eat. Aching limbs, nausea and dreadful fatigue. It was only this week I began feeling more human again and, as I've said in other posts, the smallest task would exhaust me. Like you, I always have something to do and not being able to went against the grain. Thankfully, my isolation stopped anyone else getting it. If it was a cold, it is the worst cold I've ever had.
     
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  20. Annb

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    I'm telling myself that this is not the coronavirus because there have been no reported cases of it on the Island, but I am beginning to suspect that it might be a mild version of it, whatever is reported. If it is, it's not a serious case. So far, it's not as bad as the flu I had a couple of years ago. I am a bit more isolated from Neil than usual, but we only have one kitchen and one utility room, so there is some cross-over. Clearly handwashing all the time and following other recommendations doesn't totally protect but we keep going with that. Em had something, DIL has something and now me - the "boys" (Neil, his brother and his 14 year old son) seem to be OK for now. I still have some meat in he freezer and some veg in the fridge. I will need eggs soon and some more bacon. Still have some frozen left-over meals and I will use them - however little I enjoy them. Most of my food today will be in the early part since I seem to feel worse as the day goes on so today's meals:

    Breakfast - fried streaky bacon
    Lunch - 2 lamb chops with butter fried cabbage (boxes of blanched cabbage in the freezer)
    Dinner - no plans but we'll see. Maybe the broccoli cheese I might have made yesterday.

    Keep as well as you can everyone. And keep staying safe.
     
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