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    Lol - of course he was rude to her, and rude to her in a way that completely spoiled the occasion (my birthday), with my dad there too (Del being unable to eat her meal, whilst watching us, grudgingly, eat ours, and putting up with his pish), with the surly and unrepentant attitude he displayed when he'd failed to do something that he'd AGREED to do, 24 hours earlier when the table was booked, and the ARRANGED specific dietary requirements for Del (a service that had been offered by said restaurant) had been completely ignored!

    Not much point mate, telling folk that if you've got specific dietary requirements, that you're 'happy to accommodate' them, then decide to ignore them, is there? And she was sad that the disgraceful way she'd been treated had also spoiled our day So that was also partly the trigger for her kicking off.

    Aside from that, both Del and I are the type of people that once we've been promised that something will happen, then we *EXPECT* it to happen, and if not, unless in the absence of a damned good excuse, those guilty of breaking their promise will bloody well hear about it!!

    We always keep our promises (unless prevented by the most exceptional of circumstances), so expect others to do likewise, especially so-called 'professionals'.

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    Pork medallions


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    Nice, Roy (very well cooked) - but not much evidence of a diet mate, with all that meat!

    Not sure how serious you are about losing weight, but cutting down on your (as in 'one's') meat intake is vital

    However, with all that veg, you certainly contributed well to your '5-a-day'!

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    400 gms of very lean pork air crisped in the foodi using very little oil, about 500 calories, another 300 or so calories for the roasties (also done in the foodi) probably about 800 calories all in. I've not had much the rest of the day & with a couple of glasses of red will be around the 1600 calorie mark for the day. The rough calorie intake for your benefit, I don't calorie count just eat a bit less. As I said it's been a very gradual process and I've actually put on weight this week.

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    No worries mate, and interesting that you've worked out the calories Me personally though, I wouldn't have that much meat on my plate all at once.

    However, that's mainly because I'm not a big meat guy, like you, but also because when I wanted to lose weight, I found that 'grazing' (eating little but often), throughout the day, worked much better than 'binging', i.e. having one big meal in order to make up for not eating much previously, especially later in the day. You tend to store fat more that way.

    You're retired, aren't you? So is there any reason why you couldn't have your main meal at lunch time, rather than at tea time? Then you'd have more time to work off the calories...

    Anyway, please don't take the above the wrong way; it's just some friendly advice from someone who's succeeded before in doing what you're trying to do, and simply saying what worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    No worries mate, and interesting that you've worked out the calories

    Me personally though, I wouldn't have that much meat on my plate all at once. However, that's mainly because I'm not a big meat guy, like you, but also because when I wanted to lose weight, I found that 'grazing' (eating little but often), throughout the day, worked much better than 'binging', i.e. having one big meal, to make up for not eating much previously, especially later in the day.

    You're retired, aren't you? So is there any reason why you couldn't have your main meal at lunch time, rather than at tea time? Then you'd have more time to work off the calories...

    Anyway, please don't take the above the wrong way; it's just some friendly advice from someone who's succeeded before in doing what you're trying to do, and simply saying what worked!

    Marco.
    Any and all advice gratefully received

    I tend to eat when I'm hungry rather than rely on set meal times. Some days I will have my larger meal in the afternoon then just have a sandwich or something light later.

    My downfall over the last couple of weeks has been rediscovering draught Guinness at the local legion, hopefully the novelty will wear off soon and I'll reign back my intake.

    Ideally I really need to lose at least another stone but I reckon that would be a real struggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah, I love gorgeous old churches, cathedrals, etc - really anything with character that's steeped in history. Plus I love towns or smaller cities that haven't been ruined by 21st century commercialism and consumerism, and which still have LIFE and SOUL, and thriving high streets!

    Bath ticks all those boxes and more

    I agree with you that it's not necessarily difficult to make a good pudding, but as ever results depend on how good the cook/chef is at delivering it, and often that's dependent on how much passion they have for that, as opposed to making savoury dishes.

    In any case, never mind puddings, try getting decent vegetarian/vegan food in most pubs or restaurants, where chefs are rather rigidly of the old 'meat and two veg' school! My wife has a nightmare sometimes, especially as what she cooks at home is invariably of a higher standard than that found in pubs or restaurants.

    However, many places simply don't care much for veggies, which is obvious when seeing the lavish care and attention put into meat or fish dishes on the menu, with the token veggie option produced as an afterthought - and often not much cheaper either!

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    Literally every pub in Brighton is vegetarian!
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    Good stuff, Roy, and so please bear the same in mind with any other such advice I give

    All understood, mate. All I'd say further to previously, is to remember that losing weight is as much to do with *exercising* as reducing your calorie intake, so have you tried going on some daily walks, in combination with a controlled diet?

    It's really a simple equation: eat less + move more = lose weight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Good stuff, Roy, and so please bear the same in mind with any other such advice I give

    All understood, mate. All I'd sat further to previously is to remember that losing weight is as much to do with *exercising* as reducing your calorie intake, so have you tried going on some daily walks, in combination with a controlled diet?

    It's really a simple equation: eat less + move more = lose weight!

    Marco.
    I try and walk a couple of miles a day or do some other activity that gets me to break sweat, gardening or diy, something productive if possible.

    My lady friend's new house backs onto a park (where the cricket pic came from) so it means there's somewhere nice to walk when I'm stopping round there (weather permitting!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Literally every pub in Brighton is vegetarian!
    Now that's taking things too far!

    But you know what I mean, and probably is the result of vegetarianism/veganism being 'trendy', as opposed to restaurants serving the needs of a genuine veggie/vegan community - and that shit pisses me off

    Del's been veggie (moving more recently towards vegan, due to a lactose intolerance) for most of her life, and not just for moral reasons, but because she simply doesn't like the taste of meat or fish - not some superficial fashion fad. Although no doubt some of the veggies/vegans in Bath will be genuine, not simply vacuous trend followers

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    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

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    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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