Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Fat Club


Tuesday lunchtimes are earmarked for fat club.
The meeting takes place in a church Hall in a nearby town and although the " weigh in " isn't until 12.30 there is always a queue of fairly miserable looking individuals , lined up in front of the scales.
For the past month I always seem to find myself behind a middle aged lady who had obviously seen better days health-wise.
For over four weeks she had not lost any weight , and seemed rather disillusioned with the whole attempt at slimming.
I steadied her with an arm as she heaved her slippers off before the scales thing and in a loud stage whisper she gasped " Here's hoping ....I haven't had a sausage sandwich all week!"
I mimed crossfingers as she heaved herself on
And I couldn't help over hearing the leader say " Half a pound on I'm afraid"
The woman looked at me crestfallen
" AND I had a large poo before I left the house  " she said with a sigh......

I will leave you with a couple more blogger entries for the flower show.. The first is a wonderful photo for the photography class "relaxation"  ( yes bloggers can enter everything and all entries will be posted back to them) and the second is another entry in the International Novelty Veg/ fruit class...enjoy





45 comments:

  1. Love the photo, it almosts looks like a painting.

    Poor lady, no sausage butties AND a large poo and still she can't lose weight .... haha.

    Fat club always reminds me of the tv series called Fat Friends and the first week when they were all in the toilets taking off everything that would weigh them down, earrings, rings, knickers etc and having that last forced wee .....

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    1. I guess i do fall intothat group......i make sure i am always wearing my shorts on fat club day

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  2. Aw, the poor lady pooped and still didn't lose. I sympathize.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. The photo of the comatose ICU nurse/animal lover from Flintshire is superb! I wonder who took it?

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  4. Rather lovely fabric in the first pic, Well done for keeping up the diet John- If I had one cake for every diet i've broken, I could supply Tesco for weeks!

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    1. Its our cath kidston plastic table cover

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    2. Ah gentlemen of excellent taste, Who doesn't love a bit of Cath!

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  5. Awww man, that sucks for the poor lady. As a super slow loser who can gain weight at the drop of a hat, I certainly can sympathize with her!

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  6. I fear the lady might be like a relative of mine... "I haven't had a sausage sandwich all week " or " I only ate half the pizza and it was a small one !"

    I am reminded me of Ron Moody / Scrooge :)

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    1. I havent had a scotch egg for two weeks!

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  7. Oh well, at least she proved that it's not the sausage sandwiches that are being her undoing, so she may as well glut herself on them.

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  8. Weight is such a complicated issue, one must eat, it is not like you can stop, the challenge is knowing when to stop, food should come with stop signs.

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    1. With someone else servung you small portions too

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  9. Sometimes a large POO just won't do.

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    1. Aint just thats the truth

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  10. Congratulations, John!
    That poor woman, hasn't learned the old adage "Calories in, Calories out"
    "Relaxation" is a very good work, too bad that even in his rest, he clutches those smokes. Not judging, I understand only too well. We are all junkies of some sort, aren't we?
    [smile] Porcufig.

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    1. Actually the Porcufig's Australian cousin the figchidna :}

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  11. The relaxation photo made me laugh and as for those novelty veg they just get better and better John.
    Slimming - oh dear, I expect we would all like to be at least half a stone lighter than we are (I have gained exactly that in the 22 years I have been married to the farmer).

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    1. I had to google "half a stone" and found that is 3.17514659 kg.

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  12. You have a wonderful way when describing your day, well done on your weight loss.

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  13. I would never say that what she did before the weigh.

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  14. I've read it can take two weeks for weight loss - or gain - to show up. Not sure why, but that has proven to be the case for me every time I've lost or gained. Maybe something you can pass on to that poor lady to keep her going with the "no sausage sandwich" regime :)

    And congratulations on the lost weight - thumbs up!

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  15. Well done on the weight loss.it's not easy.will you be watching Z NATION tonight on PICK 10pm?

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  16. Well done indeed on the weight loss. I've been half heartedly trying the 5/2 but my light eating days tend to lean towards a toasted sandwich, which rather defeats the object!
    You'll be stunning at the Oz beaches with your buff body...

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    1. Errr good job its winter over there!

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    2. It'll still feel like a summers day for you John. So you can bust out your budgie smugglers and brace the cold water.

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    3. Spring starts in September , you might get some nice warm weather.

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  17. Wow, well done you, losing 1.5 stone! Sadly, I can relate all too well with that poor woman standing in front of you. With all the houseguests I've had chez moi, I've been eating more of the treat foods since they want to celebrate with me, and I've gained a few lbs. It takes me an age to lose weight, always has. I'm hoping I can shed these latest arrivals before my birthday.

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    1. Im loosing the weight so i can fit in my aircraft seat on the way to OZ

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    2. Just be prepared for the welcoming spray of insecticide in the plane before you can exit the plane when you land in Oz! You will look spectacular in your budgie smugglers on the beach x

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    3. Fly business class.....

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    4. All classes get sprayed.....

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  18. Plastic eyes, you can do anything with them. But who am I to say.

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    1. Ive just bought 3 packets from poundland!

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    2. Give me a pack of eyes and I'll make you a veggie entry out of a Brussel Sprout, a stick of rhubarb, two red onions and six lemons and a raspberry.

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    3. Done!
      Jesus...i sometimes forget that i am 53

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  19. The congratulations certificate confused the bejeesus out of me...I thought it was most awkwardly misuse of ordinal numbers I'd ever seen. Did you share with that lady that cutting back on Scotch eggs is the real pathway to success?

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  20. I like imperial measurements and tend to work in inches, but weight, it is miserable. Half a pound is 250g! That sounds much better! And you've lost 10kg, more or less. Why is the UK still using imperial measurements anyway, I thought only the Americans did, ironically.

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  21. Poor lady.

    Congratulations!

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  22. You never know what you will hear when standing in a queue. A very generous woman.

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  23. Congratulations, John! My heart goes out to that poor lady....

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  24. You have great will power John....forego the scotch eggs and look what happens..well done.x

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