Good News for us Hippies!

Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’ Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. Philippa Roxby, Health reporter, BBC News I have had two hip replacements, so this is good news for…

Adventures in Tattoo’s

Tonight I’m off to meet a new tattoo artist to plan the work on my first new piece in 5 years. I’m going along with a mate who is also having some work done. I’ve chosen to go with King of Hearts in London. We were really impressed when we popped into the shop on…

[27/10] Weigh In – The Slow Down

Notes Not much change this week. Diets often stall. I’m not too worried. Weight 123kg Having used this diet before I have known that around this time my progress my stall. BUT, I’m not worried about it. Stalling is par for the course. Plus, it’s not totally stalling, I’ve lost a little bit, and I’m…

More than Monday Morning Blues?

I’ve come to accept the Monday morning blues as something that is normal. I am though starting to think that there is something else behind why I find I am affected by them in such an extreme way. OK, so I know I don’t have ovaries, but this is me on a nightly basis. I…

The Big (not so) Beautiful Lie

Originally posted on LoveKarmaFood:
When you are first diagnosed with chronic illness/pain, you are very quickly acquainted with dread and fear which are inextricably linked, in addition to overwhelming anxiety. Chronic illness and pain are something which are uniquely foreign to that which we are accustom to. These are not the flu or a cold,…

[20/10] Weigh In – 5Kg down

Notes 5kg down Weight 123.3kg So I’m down 5kg, which is encouraging. I haven’t as yet given in to any cravings. One thing that I’ve noticed is I’ve not had many cravings this time around. After the progress meter, I’ve included a couple of stats. Lbs Stones Kg Total Loss 12 0.83 5 Avg. Weekly…

A night flight from Dublin

I’m sat on a flight heading back to the UK from a work trip to Dublin. As I was waiting for the plane to take-off, I realised that I had managed the two days of the trip, without breaking my diet. No stray carbs have passed my lips in the past two days. I was…

[13/01] Weigh In – Doing Well

Notes This is my first proper weigh in. I was so pleased that the diet is working. Weight 124.9kg The first week’s weight loss is often one often one of the largest. It’s not indicative of the overall weight loss trend. My aim is to lose around 1kg (2lbs) a week, but it will vary….

The Red List

Red foods contain all the foods to avoid as they will be high carbohydrate foods (e.g. potatoes, rice). I strongly suggest you avoid all the items on this list, or, at best, eat them very occasionally and restrict the amount when you do. They will do nothing to help you in your attempt to reach…

The Amber List

Amber foods include ingredients containing between 6g and 25g of carbs per 100g (6% – 25%). If you are endeavouring to go into ketosis, this list will assist you to stay under a total of 50g carbs for the day. These are all net carbs and they are all 23 to 25g per indicated amount….