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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
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    • 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread 29th Oct 15 at 2:22 PM
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 8th Feb 18, 12:04 PM
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    Thanks Pyxis although I do believe that is a bit of a simplistic view of it. Ketosis isn't simply a process that begins when you are hungry and it does take some serious training to deplete glycogen stores! Its part of the reason I do back to back long days.

    The last thing I want to do is lose any weight! I am down by many stone since I cut out the beer! If I lose any more then I will be heading into the realms of thin bony runner! Which isn't a look I am going for and will happily have slightly slower times to look normal.

    I quite like the idea of a fasting day just so that I don't have to cook though lol
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    I was going to say I don't think you have any need whatsoever to diet as you are far more active than the rest of us.

    And you are probably well aware of how much crap you eat. You seem like a sensible bloke so don't do things just coz others are!
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Feb 18, 12:45 PM
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    I was going to say I don't think you have any need whatsoever to diet as you are far more active than the rest of us.

    And you are probably well aware of how much crap you eat. You seem like a sensible bloke so don't do things just coz others are!
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Yes but the thing is, it's not just a weight loss diet.

    When you are at whatever weight you are happy with, then you still do the fast days, but you make sure you eat enough calories on the other five days to maintain your weight.

    The health benefits of fasting aren't just about weight loss, but about improving various physiological factors like insulin resistance, etc.

    The article on running also suggested that you could do 6:1 if you didn't need to lose weight, as you'd still get some health benefits from the fasting on the one day.
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    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 8th Feb 18, 1:01 PM
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    Hi everyone

    I'm at home today nursing an ill DD2 She woke with a temp of just over 39 She's a total terror with medicine as she refuses it/spits it out, but with lots of cajoling and bribery I've got her to take a little bit. Being at home means lots of temptation to snack on sweet treats but I'm resisting so far!

    Slight confession - we had a team meeting on Tuesday and a colleague always makes and brings chocolate brownies. I picked one up without thinking, then remembered, but in a meeting room with 15 other people I couldn't put it down or explain so I had to eat it I've been super good otherwise!!

    I've also gone 'caffeine free' for Feb! Thankfully I've found the perfect tea substitute for my Earl Grey fix...



    A few months back I switched to milk alternatives but now I generally have soya milk (mainly cos it's the cheapest option) and it goes perfectly with my Rooibos Earl Grey! I have a few herbal teas around too which are better for me should I fancy a cuppa in the evening
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 8th Feb 18, 3:31 PM
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    Slight confession - we had a team meeting on Tuesday and a colleague always makes and brings chocolate brownies. I picked one up without thinking, then remembered, but in a meeting room with 15 other people I couldn't put it down or explain so I had to eat it I've been super good otherwise!!
    Originally posted by Biker*Chick
    What!!
    You could have given it to me
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Feb 18, 3:33 PM
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    GO THE SUGAR-SHAKERS!


    ALFIE's 'sugar free February' no-no chocolate blog.



    Day 7 - Wednesday February 7th

    7 down, 21 to go!



    Yet another chocolate-free day done and dusted!


    Yes, it's amazing how you lose the palate for things you ate or drank a lot of, isn't it? Shows that a lot of it is just habit that we become slaves to!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    My thoughts exactly! I'm actually finding giving up chocolate
    a doddle for the very same reasons! The choccie biscuit bars
    still remain untouched in the container after 1 week. That is
    most definitely a first!

    I think March may be a little bit tougher because as well as
    chocolate, I'm also giving up crisps! Again though - I've
    just got into the greedy 'habit' of purchasing them ..... especially
    when they're on special offer!



    If it doesn't then another month I could try the wheat exclusion.

    While I'm on this giving up things roll, I might as well!


    Hahahahahaha! Just thought, I'd be on a wheat-exclusion roll! Hahahahahahahahahaha! Roll, wheat, gettit?
    Originally posted by Pyxis





    Hi everyone

    I'm at home today nursing an ill DD2 She woke with a temp of just over 39 She's a total terror with medicine as she refuses it/spits it out, but with lots of cajoling and bribery I've got her to take a little bit. Being at home means lots of temptation to snack on sweet treats but I'm resisting so far!

    Slight confession - we had a team meeting on Tuesday and a colleague always makes and brings chocolate brownies. I picked one up without thinking, then remembered, but in a meeting room with 15 other people I couldn't put it down or explain so I had to eat it I've been super good otherwise!!

    I've also gone 'caffeine free' for Feb! Thankfully I've found the perfect tea substitute for my Earl Grey fix...



    A few months back I switched to milk alternatives but now I generally have soya milk (mainly cos it's the cheapest option) and it goes perfectly with my Rooibos Earl Grey! I have a few herbal teas around too which are better for me should I fancy a cuppa in the evening
    Originally posted by Biker*Chick


    Hellooeee B*C

    Aww - so sorry to hear that your DD2 is feeling poorly today.

    I do hope she feels better soon. ((Hugs)) xxx



    You are totally forgiven for your chocolate brownie relapse.
    I'm not sure how you could have talked
    your way out of not taking one either, especially with 15
    others all happily munching away!

    I admire you going 'caffeine free' for February. Now
    that's something I'm not so keen to try. I'm basically a
    coffee lover (although do enjoy the odd cup of Earl Grey). I
    tried decaff coffee years ago and didn't really enjoy it. Maybe
    I'll give it another go & see how I get on.








    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Feb 18, 6:15 PM
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    Well Done, all ye Sugar-Sharks* of the 'Betty Thread!

    * My finger must have slipped as I was typing Shakers and autocarrot changed it to Sharks! I left it in to give you lot a laugh!






    Now, , who hasn't checked in lately?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Feb 18, 7:00 PM
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    Now, , who hasn't checked in lately?
    Originally posted by Pyxis



    Good morning Colin


    How's your 'no-no-no to biccies February' going on the seventh day?

    Are we talking Heavenly or Hellish?
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue

    ^^^ Well ..... I didn't get a response after posting this so I'm
    guessing we must be talking Hellish!!!!



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Feb 18, 7:02 PM
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    ^^^ Well ..... I didn't get a response after posting this so I'm
    guessing we must be talking Hellish!!!!



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue


    Earth to Coley!
    Earth to Coley!

    Come in Coley!



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    Amazing what you can find on t'internet.......



    SUGAR SHARKS!

    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Feb 18, 7:35 PM
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    Are we allowed Bonio's?

    Sleazy
    Last Of The Lounge Lizards Couch Potatoes
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Feb 18, 7:54 PM
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    Are we allowed Bonio's?

    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Yes, because there's no sugar in them!

    Happy munching!

    (Actually, they don't taste of anything much!)
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 8th Feb 18, 8:41 PM
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    What!!
    You could have given it to me
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Always the hero, indy!


    Hellooeee B*C

    Aww - so sorry to hear that your DD2 is feeling poorly today.

    I do hope she feels better soon. ((Hugs)) xxx



    You are totally forgiven for your chocolate brownie relapse.
    I'm not sure how you could have talked
    your way out of not taking one either, especially with 15
    others all happily munching away!

    I admire you going 'caffeine free' for February. Now
    that's something I'm not so keen to try. I'm basically a
    coffee lover (although do enjoy the odd cup of Earl Grey). I
    tried decaff coffee years ago and didn't really enjoy it. Maybe
    I'll give it another go & see how I get on.








    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Thanks Alfie

    DD really wants to go back to school tomorrow cos they've got a themed day which means fun and games and also a pancake themed lunch It will be touch and go whether or not she makes it - I'll have to wake her about 9pm to get some more medicine in her because her temp crept up to 39.8 at tea-time

    The caffeine-free thing is because I've developed a slight intolerance in recent years I tried caffeine free teas but they just weren't the same so I was really pleased to discover that rooibos tea I mentioned earlier

    On another matter do you think we need to send out a search party for a certain Mr W?
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

    =^._.^= !!!8747;
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Feb 18, 9:19 PM
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    Always the hero, indy!



    Thanks Alfie

    DD really wants to go back to school tomorrow cos they've got a themed day which means fun and games and also a pancake themed lunch It will be touch and go whether or not she makes it - I'll have to wake her about 9pm to get some more medicine in her because her temp crept up to 39.8 at tea-time

    The caffeine-free thing is because I've developed a slight intolerance in recent years I tried caffeine free teas but they just weren't the same so I was really pleased to discover that rooibos tea I mentioned earlier

    On another matter do you think we need to send out a search party for a certain Mr W?
    Originally posted by Biker*Chick
    I think that's a good idea.

    Maybe he's been run over by a giant Oreo.




    Or maybe............

    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-02-2018 at 9:22 PM.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Feb 18, 6:59 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this gloriously
    scrumptious Friday!






    The 3rd annual National Parks Dark Skies Festival this year runs
    from the 9th to 25th February 2018.

    The festival celebrates the wonderful dark skies that can be seen
    across a number of regions across our country including the North
    York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, South Downs and (new for this year)
    Northumberland national parks. During the festival numerous
    astronomy related activities take place, ranging from night time
    walks with Forest Rangers to stargazing evenings with experienced
    astronomers, all of which can be enjoyed by families, amateur
    astronomers of any level and even more experienced stargazers!
    The festival also includes a number of daytime events for children
    to take part in over the half term holidays.

    Below we’ve listed a selection of stargazing events we know are
    taking place — check back frequently as more events will be added
    as they are scheduled — even better sign up to receive email
    notifications…

    For more information about the festival including a comprehensive
    list of all of the different events taking place visit the official Dark
    Skies Festival website. A complete list of events for the South
    Downs is available on their site.

    http://gostargazing.co.uk/2017/12/08/national-parks-dark-skies-festival-2018/

    http://www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk/

    https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/enjoy/events/dark-skies-festival-2018/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info










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    February 9th is National Toothache Day!

    A bit of a weird one. Celebrated every year on the same date, but
    who on earth would want to celebrate a toothache, I hear you
    ask?! Well maybe instead, it could be good reminder to book that
    overdue dentists appointment after all those Christmas sweets!

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/toothache-day-2018-3/














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    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
    catch up later.

    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Feb 18, 7:17 AM
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    You and your coffee, Alfie!



    I think we'll have to try you on a coffee-free month, one of these months!

    You'll have to wear mittens, though, so that you don't pull your hair out!

    I once met someone who was a total addict. He even carried a flask around with him! He drank loads of the stuff!
    The thing was, he was terribly, terribly hyper! It was glaringly obvious. He couldn't focus on just one thing and he was up and down like a yoyo. If he had to sit, in a lecture, say, he was the world's worst fidgeter, and I thought I was bad!
    Then he admitted he had terrible sleep problems, too.

    I think by the time we'd finished with him, he realised he had a big problem. (His coffee drinking really was extreme, I'm not saying you're that bad!)

    The trouble was, he'd spent several hundred pounds on a state-of -the-art bean to cup, high pressure machine.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th Feb 18, 8:07 AM
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    You and your coffee, Alfie!



    I think we'll have to try you on a coffee-free month, one of these months!

    You'll have to wear mittens, though, so that you don't pull your hair out!

    I once met someone who was a total addict. He even carried a flask around with him! He drank loads of the stuff!
    The thing was, he was terribly, terribly hyper! It was glaringly obvious. He couldn't focus on just one thing and he was up and down like a yoyo. If he had to sit, in a lecture, say, he was the world's worst fidgeter, and I thought I was bad!
    Then he admitted he had terrible sleep problems, too.

    I think by the time we'd finished with him, he realised he had a big problem. (His coffee drinking really was extreme, I'm not saying you're that bad!)

    The trouble was, he'd spent several hundred pounds on a state-of -the-art bean to cup, high pressure machine.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Coffee free....No No No

    Morning All I am still off the biccies, I think I will be not eating 100+ biscuits this Month to be honest now I have broken the habit of grabbing one when I have some tea or coffee I am not really missing them.....

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Feb 18, 12:18 PM
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    Coffee free....No No No

    Morning All I am still off the biccies, I think I will be not eating 100+ biscuits this Month to be honest now I have broken the habit of grabbing one when I have some tea or coffee I am not really missing them.....
    Originally posted by colinw


    Hurray!

    We is all intrepid sugar-shakers! (Or sharks! )
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 9th Feb 18, 12:50 PM
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    There are not many people in the offices today and one of my colleagues has a bix box of millionaires shortbread type stuff ... Well it will go off if it is left here so I am making a concerted effort to help the situation. mmmmm
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Feb 18, 3:32 PM
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    GO THE SUGAR-SHAKERS!


    ALFIE's 'sugar free February' no-no chocolate blog.


    Day 8 - Thursday February 8th

    8 down, 20 to go!




    Biscuit bone Heaven



    Are we allowed Bonio's?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Yes, because there's no sugar in them!

    Happy munching!

    (Actually, they don't taste of anything much!)
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I can remember when I was about 8yrs old, I grabbed a handful
    of doggie chocs out of a tin Mum & Dad kept in the kitchen
    and scoffed the lot! Have to say it was definitely a one
    off. They tasted disgusting. Although apparently
    dogs find them yummy and utterly irresistible.



    You and your coffee, Alfie!

    I think we'll have to try you on a coffee-free month, one of these months!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    I'm a Nescafe Gold Blend instant coffee lover so nothing
    over the top or expensive. It's been a family favourite
    'happy' habit for years.





    I can remember trying a cup of Camp 'coffee' years ago ...
    Yuk, Yuk, Yuk - not nice!






    Coffee free....No No No

    Morning All I am still off the biccies, I think I will be not eating 100+ biscuits this Month to be honest now I have broken the habit of grabbing one when I have some tea or coffee I am not really missing them.....
    Originally posted by colinw

    Yay!!


    There are not many people in the offices today and one of my colleagues has a bix box of millionaires shortbread type stuff ... Well it will go off if it is left here so I am making a concerted effort to help the situation. mmmmm
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Scrumptious! I haven't eaten that in years.



    Alfie xxx
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Feb 18, 3:40 PM
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    AlfieBlue

    DD really wants to go back to school tomorrow cos they've got a themed day which means fun and games and also a pancake themed lunch It will be touch and go whether or not she makes it - I'll have to wake her about 9pm to get some more medicine in her because her temp crept up to 39.8 at tea-time
    Originally posted by Biker*Chick

    Aww - I hope DD2 was well enough to go to school today -
    it sounds a brilliant fun-filled day.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
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