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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-28-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Darkginger
Breakfast: 3 egg mushroom omelette, chilli pickle...

Breakfast: 3 egg mushroom omelette, chilli pickle
Lunch: Iced coffee (espresso, vanilla sugar-free syrup, double cream, ice)
Dinner: roast chicken, courgettes in garlic butter
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-26-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,367
Posted By Darkginger
I'm just at the end of a 3 month abstention from...

I'm just at the end of a 3 month abstention from alcohol in order to kickstart the weight loss, and am happily back on the vodka again - it's been my drink of choice ever since I started low carbing...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-22-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Darkginger
Breakfast: smoked cod, pan fried in butter with 2...

Breakfast: smoked cod, pan fried in butter with 2 fried duck eggs, chilli pickle on the side
Lunch: 5 big strawberries with clotted cream
Dinner: prawns in chilli mayo, lots of leafy salad, 1 tomato
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-09-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,897
Posted By Darkginger
I'm currently going through an obsession with...

I'm currently going through an obsession with duck eggs (Tesco or Ocado, delivered) and smoked cod (Tesco, counter undyed), which I have with Patak's Chilli pickle (Ocado). An unusual but very...
Forum: Atkins Induction 05-09-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,780
Posted By Darkginger
2 duck eggs, fried in butter, with a couple of...

2 duck eggs, fried in butter, with a couple of thin 'sizzle' steaks, heavy on the black pepper, mushrooms fried in the steak juices. Yum.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-09-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By Darkginger
I'm really glad you posted about this - I too...

I'm really glad you posted about this - I too have been on strict induction for a month, and I'm flying on Thursday from an airport which has no low carb options in its departure lounge. I'm also...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-08-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,780
Posted By Darkginger
I just realised I've been eating low carb (with a...

I just realised I've been eating low carb (with a few long lapses) for 11 years now. I'm also 55, and have been through several bouts of depression (am fine right now though). My advice conflicts...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-08-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,179
Posted By Darkginger
Meat. Any meat. If I feel hunger, but I'm not...

Meat. Any meat. If I feel hunger, but I'm not really in the mood for cooking, I'll just pan fry a couple of pork or lamb chops and eat them by themselves. Love the fat! If I'm not eating out, I tend...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-08-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,464
Posted By Darkginger
Crikey, if I just had a 2 egg omelette and...

Crikey, if I just had a 2 egg omelette and veggies for breakfast, I'd be hungry too! My usual breakfast is 4 rashers of back bacon, 2-4 eggs, and some mushrooms cooked in butter :) Maybe you need to...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-08-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,573
Posted By Darkginger
I'm a total foodie, but love low-carbing. The way...

I'm a total foodie, but love low-carbing. The way I think of it is that bread, pasta,rice, pastry - those are the bland, uninteresting foods, taste-wise. All the good stuff is low carb - cheeses,...
Forum: Atkins Induction 08-09-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By Darkginger
Anything wrong with Atkins shakes apart from the price?

I'm back on induction again after a few months off low carb, and yesterday and today had an Atkins chocolate shake for lunch (very filling!). The pack says they're suitable for all phases, and claims...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-09-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,508
Posted By Darkginger
Can you get fresh sardines there? They're really...

Can you get fresh sardines there? They're really lovely cooked on a grill, served with just a squeeze of lemon and maybe some black pepper. We used to eat the tinned variety (in tomato sauce) all the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-27-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,171
Posted By Darkginger
Just had a steak medallion, with 2 fried duck...

Just had a steak medallion, with 2 fried duck eggs and 3 fried mushrooms, for breakfast. Dinner tonight (not doing lunch) will be lamb loin with Brussels sprouts :D
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-23-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,404
Posted By Darkginger
I went to the Tescos site (am in the UK) and...

I went to the Tescos site (am in the UK) and tried to stick to a £25 budget - went just over, but that was mostly the curry powder, which I have in my storecupboard already. Have assumed that most...
Forum: Atkins Induction 09-22-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,073
Posted By Darkginger
I don't eat much in the way of processed foods...

I don't eat much in the way of processed foods even when I'm not low carbing. The only ones I do eat are bacon and cheese, really. Gave up sweeteners a year ago, and I don't miss them (I will very...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-21-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By Darkginger
Breakfast 2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners ...

Breakfast
2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners

Lunch
Thin cut rump steak
3 fried mushrooms
2 fried duck eggs

Snack
Leftover chilli
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-21-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,675
Posted By Darkginger
Plain black, no sweeteners.

Plain black, no sweeteners.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,211
Posted By Darkginger
Kerrygold is my 'standard' butter at home in...

Kerrygold is my 'standard' butter at home in Ireland, or here in the UK - I far prefer Lurpak lightly salted, which is my 'luxury' butter, and really does have a different, and creamier, taste. My...
Forum: Atkins Induction 09-13-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By Darkginger
My alcohol bill hit zero 13 days ago, and it's...

My alcohol bill hit zero 13 days ago, and it's staying there for the foreseeable future! I live on a very tight budget when I'm at home (which I'm not at the moment, I'm at my Dad's) - I eat a lot of...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Darkginger
Breakfast 2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners ...

Breakfast
2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners

Lunch
3 fried duck eggs
4 rashers bacon

Snack
A few slices of German sausage
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,245
Posted By Darkginger
Ask them if they add sugar to their tomato sauce?...

Ask them if they add sugar to their tomato sauce? I don't eat plainly when I go out - if I have a steak I'll have it with lashings of garlic butter and a pile of mushrooms, and a salad with an oil...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-12-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Darkginger
Thanks all, it's good to be back - Day 12 today...

Thanks all, it's good to be back - Day 12 today and all is going well - apart from some (TMI!) serious constipation which, thankfully, I managed to sort out with over the counter meds :) I'm feeling...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-05-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Darkginger
Embarking on year 2 - things I have learned

OK, so I re-started low carbing in August 2012, and by March this year I was down around 70 lbs. Marvellous - wasn't quite at goal, but was back in 'normal' sized clothing and enjoying all the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-21-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By Darkginger
Hmmm... I'm totally the opposite - I still love...

Hmmm... I'm totally the opposite - I still love food, and cooking, and finding new recipes. I think about food a lot. Before low carbing, it was more a case of finding something, anything, to stop me...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-18-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By Darkginger
Breakfast 2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners ...

Breakfast
2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners

Lunch
2 fried eggs
4 rashers bacon
1 grilled tomato
1 slice white pudding
1 slice black pudding
6 fried mushrooms
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-14-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Darkginger
Got my cooking head on tonight! Breakfast ...

Got my cooking head on tonight!

Breakfast
2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners

Lunch
2 fried eggs
6 strips streaky bacon
1 slice white pudding
1 slice black pudding
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,406
Posted By Darkginger
£1.80 = $2.81 :)

£1.80 = $2.81 :)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-14-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,406
Posted By Darkginger
8 oz (250g) of Kerrygold butter is £1.80 in the...

8 oz (250g) of Kerrygold butter is £1.80 in the UK and around €2.25 here in Ireland - maybe I should start an export business? ;)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-10-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By Darkginger
Most days I only have 2 meals a day - a big...

Most days I only have 2 meals a day - a big breakfast (eggs, bacon, mushrooms) at around 11 am, then dinner in the evening. Sometimes, but not very often, I'll get hungry in between, and then I'll...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,026
Posted By Darkginger
After years and years of calorie counting in...

After years and years of calorie counting in efforts to lose weight, I no longer do it. I remember I used to wake up calculating what I could have for breakfast and stay within my allowance - and so...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Darkginger
Thanks for the understanding, guys! I just ate 3...

Thanks for the understanding, guys! I just ate 3 cherry tomatoes and 3 slices of deli pork, and think I've conquered the temptation! I'm not really hungry had Shepherd's pie (made with celeriac at my...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Darkginger
Temptation is killing me!

So, I'm staying with my Dad at the moment, looking after him and organising some care - been here almost a month now (I go home for a month next Tuesday!). Part of my 'mission' was to help him put on...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By Darkginger
2 and a half hours? You have it easy - I'd have...

2 and a half hours? You have it easy - I'd have to go to another country!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-06-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,639
Posted By Darkginger
This is how I ate before low carb: Breakfast...

This is how I ate before low carb:

Breakfast
2 fried eggs
2 rashers of bacon
2 slices toast with butter

Lunch/snack
Ham, chicken or cheese sandwich, or cheese on toast, or maybe a pork pie,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-06-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,133
Posted By Darkginger
I'm in pre-maintenance now, and one of the 4...

I'm in pre-maintenance now, and one of the 4 foods I've added to my previous induction-level eating is carrots (the others being peas, black pudding and white pudding). I don't think anyone ever got...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-01-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,953
Posted By Darkginger
I re-started last August and am down around 5...

I re-started last August and am down around 5 stone, which is, I think, about 70 lbs? I have 269 days of food diary in Notepad if you want to see what I ate - slip-ups and all!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-18-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By Darkginger
Welcome back! I'm approaching maintenance myself,...

Welcome back! I'm approaching maintenance myself, and I was worried about it because I'd previously maintained for 3 years, but then got complacent and put all my loss back on plus some more! So -...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-18-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,605
Posted By Darkginger
I re-started last August, have lost around 60...

I re-started last August, have lost around 60 lbs, and have eaten off plan twice - both times when eating out at 'special' places I only visit maybe once or twice a year. The first time was a few...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-15-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,088
Posted By Darkginger
Breakfast 2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners ...

Breakfast
2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners

Lunch
2 fried eggs
4 rashers bacon
1 slice black pudding
1 slice white pudding
2 fried mushrooms
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-12-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By Darkginger
Breakfast 2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners ...

Breakfast
2 pints black coffee, no sweeteners

Lunch
4 fried eggs
3 rashers bacon

Dinner
Chicken leg curry (with mushrooms in it, and mango pickle)
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