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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
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    • 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread 16th Jun 16 at 8:27 PM
    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    Please see post number 2 for all the relevant information on the thread. Savvybuyer's excellent lists are in the subsequent posts.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!
    Last edited by redfox; 16-06-2016 at 9:38 PM.
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Mar 17, 7:30 PM
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    tweets, how's your mum doing?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Mum doing ok I got bro , neck brace , hair and bank statement not adding up right moans today

    I showed her god knows how many times that last 6 monthly bank statements finished and started with same amount but she still said they wrong. I gave up in the end before I went at her.
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 18th Mar 17, 7:31 PM
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    I dont go on naughty lists either

    Hi TM(2)
    I do like biccies and cake but as i say choc is my downfall not had any for 3 days
    I know fruit has alot of natural sugar although i eat more veg then fruit, what yoghurts do you eat? as alot of low fat are so high in sugar
    You wasnt rambling i like to hear how other people manage thers as all new to me

    You have some balls using that but well done
    Originally posted by bubbs
    What about these?

    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Shopping/FindProducts.aspx?Query=Muller%20Light%20Fat%20Fre e%20Greek%20Style

    They say 'No added sugar', so I suppose only contain natural sugars.
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    • Busylizzie
    • By Busylizzie 18th Mar 17, 7:31 PM
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    Just received an email to say my CS Guinness has tracked
    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Mar 17, 7:34 PM
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    Thank you, she is so sweet, but very frightened of strangers and sudden noises. Her head/face is quite Staffie like, but much smaller/leaner. She is sound asleep in the midst of all the toys she could find around the house, which she gathered up, possibly for security
    Originally posted by 3Dogs
    3Dogs she could be a long nose Staffie like Poppy . Poppy is only small compared to most Staffies I see.

    Awe she seems to be settling in hope she gets on with your other doggies

    Her tail is a lot fluffer than Poppy's lol
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • Tinasmummy
    • By Tinasmummy 18th Mar 17, 7:45 PM
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    I dont go on naughty lists either

    Hi TM(2)
    I do like biccies and cake but as i say choc is my downfall not had any for 3 days
    I know fruit has alot of natural sugar although i eat more veg then fruit, what yoghurts do you eat? as alot of low fat are so high in sugar
    You wasnt rambling i like to hear how other people manage thers as all new to me


    You have some balls using that but well done
    Originally posted by bubbs

    Bubbs I don't like yoghurt

    I went to NHS dietician after my diagnosis, like you I didn't have any symptoms and it was only diagnosed when I was rushed to hospital with suspected ovarian cancer. I was so ill that the diabetes was secondary.
    Went to see the NHS dietician and after an exactly 30 min appointment she then informed me that even tho she hadn't
    answered all my questions, the appointment was over!!!

    I went to see a private dietician and followed her guidelines to avoid all low fat foods, so I use full fat butter, I don't like full fat milk so use semi skimmed but full fat cheese etc. She advised that lots of low
    fat products are replaced with sugar........a real shock to me.

    I also had to give up my one big love, Diet Coke and fizzy drinks, tho sugar free the artificial sweeteners play havoc with my blood sugars. I was broken hearted as I love Diet Coke.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Mar 17, 7:45 PM
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    Mum doing ok I got bro , neck brace , hair and bank statement not adding up right moans today

    I showed her god knows how many times that last 6 monthly bank statements finished and started with same amount but she still said they wrong. I gave up in the end before I went at her.
    Originally posted by tweets
    If she didnt moan you would deff think something wrong didnt realise she still had her neck brace
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Mar 17, 7:49 PM
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    What about these?

    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Shopping/FindProducts.aspx?Query=Muller%20Light%20Fat%20Fre e%20Greek%20Style

    They say 'No added sugar', so I suppose only contain natural sugars.
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    I dont like greek yoghurt
    Bubbs I don't like yoghurt

    I went to NHS dietician after my diagnosis, like you I didn't have any symptoms and it was only diagnosed when I was rushed to hospital with suspected ovarian cancer. I was so ill that the diabetes was secondary.
    Went to see the NHS dietician and after an exactly 30 min appointment she then informed me that even tho she hadn't
    answered all my questions, the appointment was over!!!

    I went to see a private dietician and followed her guidelines to avoid all low fat foods, so I use full fat butter, I don't like full fat milk so use semi skimmed but full fat cheese etc. She advised that lots of low
    fat products are replaced with sugar........a real shock to me.

    I also had to give up my one big love, Diet Coke and fizzy drinks, tho sugar free the artificial sweeteners play havoc with my blood sugars. I was broken hearted as I love Diet Coke.
    Originally posted by Tinasmummy
    Diabetes not good but better than what was suspected, i go diabetic nurse monday so will see what she says, so how are you supposed to loose weight if you dont have low fat? Thats why i asked about yogs as lots are low fat but full of sugar
    Hope i can have my pepsi max
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    • Tinasmummy
    • By Tinasmummy 18th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    And wait no more. Meet Emily - 2 year old Rommie rescued from gypsy camp as a 8 week old and brought over to Uk about 18 months ago. With me now to foster and assess:



    This was her at the shop this afternoon:



    She has a lovely coat and delicious eyes, slim legs, lean long body and long tail
    Originally posted by 3Dogs
    Awww isn't she lovely tho she does look sad.
    god bless you 3 dogs for taking her into your home and giving her a second chance.

    can I ask do you think she will be a foster or will you be tempted to keep her?
    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Mar 17, 7:56 PM
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    If she didnt moan you would deff think something wrong didnt realise she still had her neck brace
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That's true lol

    Yes still got neck brace think she next visits Salford about neck last Tuesday in March . Even that keeps changing was April then she got another letter fetching it forward.
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • Tinasmummy
    • By Tinasmummy 18th Mar 17, 8:09 PM
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    I dont like greek yoghurt


    Diabetes not good but better than what was suspected, i go diabetic nurse monday so will see what she says, so how are you supposed to loose weight if you dont have low fat? Thats why i asked about yogs as lots are low fat but full of sugar
    Hope i can have my pepsi max
    Originally posted by bubbs
    yes very true, it turned out to be a huge fibroid 7lbs in weight but I had other problems including a hemaglobin level of 3 when it should have been 14 so I was very poorly. I had to have a hysterectomy and was off work ill for nearly a year. Being so ill the weight just dropped off so I didn't have to diet as such. I was in hospital for weeks and hospital food is awful so that alone helped with the weight loss lol!!

    THe dietician told me to eat the fat on meat. apparently fat takes longer to digest than sugar so slows down the process of carbs turning to sugar.

    I got lots of great info on the Diabetes UK website, including the tip if you want chocolate then have some but perhaps straight after dinner with lots of veg or salad rather than have a bar with a cuppa in the afternoon in isolation, it will make your blood sugar soar immediately. WIth protein and veg/salad it won't spike as much.

    Anyhow now I really am rambling, sorry Bubbs
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Mar 17, 8:12 PM
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    From dark side
    ASDA little angels nappies - all sizes £1.94
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 35
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Mar 17, 8:15 PM
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    yes very true, it turned out to be a huge fibroid 7lbs in weight but I had other problems including a hemaglobin level of 3 when it should have been 14 so I was very poorly. I had to have a hysterectomy and was off work ill for nearly a year. Being so ill the weight just dropped off so I didn't have to diet as such. I was in hospital for weeks and hospital food is awful so that alone helped with the weight loss lol!!

    THe dietician told me to eat the fat on meat. apparently fat takes longer to digest than sugar so slows down the process of carbs turning to sugar.

    I got lots of great info on the Diabetes UK website, including the tip if you want chocolate then have some but perhaps straight after dinner with lots of veg or salad rather than have a bar with a cuppa in the afternoon in isolation, it will make your blood sugar soar immediately. WIth protein and veg/salad it won't spike as much.

    Anyhow now I really am rambling, sorry Bubbs
    Originally posted by Tinasmummy
    Blimey, you have been through the mill xx
    No not rambling because i need to learn and appreciate peoples help xx
    Yes i have looked there but really waiting till i have seen the nurse Monday
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    • Tinasmummy
    • By Tinasmummy 18th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    Blimey, you have been through the mill xx
    No not rambling because i need to learn and appreciate peoples help xx
    Yes i have looked there but really waiting till i have seen the nurse Monday
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yeah suppose I have but I'm absolutely fine now and have no diabetic probs so I'm sure you will be fine Bubbs.

    I hope you have a better experience with the nurse than I did.
    You will no doubt notice if you frequent the dbuk boards that lots of folk are very scathing about The NHS and their methods of coping with the disease. The NHS advocate a very carb based diet which doesn't suit lots of diabetics who like me prefer low carb high fat.

    Anyhow Bubbs hope it goes well on Monday, will check in to see how you got on with the nurse
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 18th Mar 17, 8:41 PM
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    Oh Sarah .....things are still bad?

    Thinking about you and hope you can see some light at the end of the tunnel soon
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Yes still bad he just doesnt understand what he is doing or done, he not sorry at all.

    He is grounded, phone off him, in with Head 24/7 at the minute. He came home friday and was complaining he had horrible day at school and he is bored , oh what a shame I said not like I bought any of this on you is it, your decision to do what you done.

    He will learn.
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    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 18th Mar 17, 8:42 PM
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    Keep an eye out in Mr Shoes for RTC sun care as it goes through buy one get one half price



    Also quite a few tights/hold ups/knee highs etc were in clearance 75% off in my local.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes

    Evening luvlies

    What a bargain, well done

    From dark side
    ASDA little angels nappies - all sizes £1.94
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hiya bubbs , I got some of the size 4+ today for the babies at that price. The younger one is in 4's but I'll just pull the tabs a bit harder

    So sorry to hear about your diabetes, I'm sure you'll get it under control soon and the food you choose to eat will become second nature. My mil also has type 2 and she's adapted really well
    Last edited by hampydoodums; 18-03-2017 at 8:46 PM.
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Mar 17, 8:50 PM
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    That's true lol

    Yes still got neck brace think she next visits Salford about neck last Tuesday in March . Even that keeps changing was April then she got another letter fetching it forward.
    Originally posted by tweets
    Hope they dont change it again, ellse will be your fault
    Yeah suppose I have but I'm absolutely fine now and have no diabetic probs so I'm sure you will be fine Bubbs.

    I hope you have a better experience with the nurse than I did.
    You will no doubt notice if you frequent the dbuk boards that lots of folk are very scathing about The NHS and their methods of coping with the disease. The NHS advocate a very carb based diet which doesn't suit lots of diabetics who like me prefer low carb high fat.

    Anyhow Bubbs hope it goes well on Monday, will check in to see how you got on with the nurse
    Originally posted by Tinasmummy
    Thanks xx
    Evening luvlies

    What a bargain, well done



    Hiya bubbs , I got some of the size 4+ today for the babies at that price. The younger one is in 4's but I'll just pull the tabs a bit harder

    So sorry to hear about your diabetes, I'm sure you'll get it under control soon and the food you choose to eat will become second nature. My mil also has type 2 and she's adapted really well
    Originally posted by hampydoodums
    Poor baba i thought 4+ was bigger shows how much i know about these things
    Thanks i will it was just the shock and all the tablets i now have to take not just diabetes
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    • Jelly Biactol
    • By Jelly Biactol 18th Mar 17, 8:56 PM
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    Howdy doody, everyone
    'It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.'
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Mar 17, 8:59 PM
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    Howdy doody, everyone
    Originally posted by Jelly Biactol
    Hey up
    Hope you are ok ?
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    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 18th Mar 17, 9:01 PM
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    Poor baba i thought 4+ was bigger shows how much i know about these things
    Thanks i will it was just the shock and all the tablets i now have to take not just diabetes
    Originally posted by bubbs
    They are larger, I meant I'll overlap the tabs
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 18th Mar 17, 9:03 PM
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    Wish it was yes they will have to change abit, not so much choc


    I was just having tea, good mum playing taxi my parents never did it for me but then again mum only learnt to drive about 16/17 yrs ago, but dad drove
    Originally posted by bubbs
    It's a while since I played taxi driver. They are now self sufficient. I must admit to feeling more than a few pangs when I saw her childhood friends and what lovely young women they've become. Hard to reconcile my memories of them when they were small with the confident professionals they are growing into
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