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Forum: Entertainment - jokes, quizzes, funny pictures, video links etc. Today, 17:48 PM
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Posted By Andy HB
Too right! The packaging is an awful colour!! ...

Too right! The packaging is an awful colour!!

Andy ;)
Forum: General Messageboard Today, 15:21 PM
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Views: 103
Posted By Andy HB
Isn't "Treat" and "McDonalds" an example of an...

Isn't "Treat" and "McDonalds" an example of an oxymoron? ;)
Forum: Off the subject... Today, 15:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By Andy HB
Well, it's 256 squared. Actually, you're...

Well, it's 256 squared.

Actually, you're right, it's a square number, not round at all! ;)

Andy :)
Forum: The Weight Loss Group Today, 13:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Andy HB
Yep! Got my mojo back for the daily exercise...

Yep! Got my mojo back for the daily exercise (especially since I have seen a kingfisher 3 times this week already on my preferred walking route .... warms the heart to see it; beautiful it is!).
...
Forum: The Weight Loss Group Today, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Andy HB
Chalk up another 1lb loss (small, I know, but I...

Chalk up another 1lb loss (small, I know, but I did wait two days to post it!)

Running Total : 17 lbs
Forum: In the news... Today, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Andy HB
On the whole I am very happy with the Nhs. Yes it...

On the whole I am very happy with the Nhs. Yes it has some big problems, but my experience of it has been mostly positive.

However, this article merely shows that US healthcare is pretty shabby...
Forum: Off the subject... Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Andy HB
Yes, they had to clamp down on this quickly or it...

Yes, they had to clamp down on this quickly or it might have spread!

Andy :D
Forum: Off the subject... 28-01-2015, 21:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 388
Posted By Andy HB
Sorry to hear this. Mind you she's no doubt...

Sorry to hear this. Mind you she's no doubt having a romping good time with Jamie, Dougie, Bill and Tosh (dogs which I have known and lost too).
Forum: Off the subject... 28-01-2015, 21:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,442
Posted By Andy HB
I think that I have confused you. I am counting...

I think that I have confused you. I am counting books read by everyone, but only one book per category. At the moment I have only read 1984 and have now started 1Q84. I read The Martian too, but...
Forum: Off the subject... 28-01-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Andy HB
Nice to see such a good tenant/landlord...

Nice to see such a good tenant/landlord relationship in this day and age.

It isn't something one sees too often (but perhaps only the bad 'uns are ever reported on?).

Andy :)
Forum: Off the subject... 28-01-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Andy HB
I disagree with Copepod about requiring the...

I disagree with Copepod about requiring the landlord's authority (but it could depend on what you tenancy agreement says).

My standard tenancy agreement allows locks to be altered in the event of...
Forum: General Messageboard 26-01-2015, 14:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Andy HB
It's not just about stiff upper lips either. ...

It's not just about stiff upper lips either.

I also think that my education has influenced how I dealt with my condition (did Pure and Applied Physics at University). So, it suddenly became an...
Forum: General Messageboard 26-01-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Andy HB
My earlier reply may have come across a bit...

My earlier reply may have come across a bit harshly. To a certain extent, that was deliberate. But one thing I want to make quite clear. I am very mindful that everyone's experience of diabetes can...
Forum: In the news... 26-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Andy HB
Why use the phrase "punishing exercise and diet...

Why use the phrase "punishing exercise and diet regime"!!! :eek:

Like that's going to inspire people?!

A bit silly, in my opinion.

But, good on him and well done for achieving that result....
Forum: Off the subject... 26-01-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,442
Posted By Andy HB
Well, my running total is £6 (12 categories...

Well, my running total is £6 (12 categories ticked off)

Published this year
Number in Title
Non-human characters
Female author
One-word title
Short stories
Set in a different country...
Forum: The Weight Loss Group 26-01-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Andy HB
Right, I'm in negative territory. I've managed a...

Right, I'm in negative territory. I've managed a 2lb reduction (aiming for at least another 18lbs).

Running Total : 16 lbs

Andy :)

p.s. Not any more runner! Well done, by the way.
Forum: Food/carb queries + recipes 25-01-2015, 19:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Andy HB
How bizarre! I have just this minute cooked up...

How bizarre! I have just this minute cooked up myself some haggis, turnip & potato with peas (not sure that peas are traditional, but I also wanted something green!).

It will provide me with some...
Forum: General Messageboard 25-01-2015, 15:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Andy HB
I can only say that my diabetes has left me with...

I can only say that my diabetes has left me with low level peripheral neuropathy. I have reduced feeling in my fingers, feet and elsewhere.

I have Type 2 diabetes.

There was no doubt about...
Forum: Off the subject... 25-01-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,442
Posted By Andy HB
I have now started 1Q84. I am selecting it under...

I have now started 1Q84. I am selecting it under "book that was originally written in another language" category.

Andy :)

p.s. Yes, whilst 1984 is a depressing book, it is superbly written and...
Forum: Off the subject... 24-01-2015, 20:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,442
Posted By Andy HB
1984 has been finished and I am now thoroughly...

1984 has been finished and I am now thoroughly depressed! :D

I find it quite disturbing just how many parallels there are with the current world that we live in now!

Don't know my next book yet...
Forum: General Messageboard 23-01-2015, 20:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Andy HB
To answer your question, though dvd, when I was...

To answer your question, though dvd, when I was diagnosed I was given certain ranges to aim for with my spot blood glucose checks:-

1) Before meals (fasting) --> 4-7mmol/L
2) 2hrs after meals ...
Forum: General Messageboard 23-01-2015, 20:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Andy HB
A very pedantic point, sorry. :o HbA1c is...

A very pedantic point, sorry. :o

HbA1c is measured in mmol/mol (i.e. milli moles per mole)

Spot blood checks are mmol/L (i.e. milli moles per Litre)

Milli represents 1/1000th of a unit and a...
Forum: General Messageboard 22-01-2015, 13:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Andy HB
What I am about to say is not a diagnosis. I am...

What I am about to say is not a diagnosis. I am just relaying what happened to me.

Before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I quite regularly got night sweats leaving the pillow and bed sheets...
Forum: Off the subject... 22-01-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Andy HB
If no-one claims them, you could always try...

If no-one claims them, you could always try Freecycle.

We've got quite a lot of stuff from there as well as getting rid of a lot of stuff.

Andy :)
Forum: The Weight Loss Group 22-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Andy HB
Well done (I think! :D) banjo. I'm still not in...

Well done (I think! :D) banjo. I'm still not in negative territory yet, but am exercising more regularly again now. I hope to be adding losses soon too.

Running total : 11 lbs
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