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    Post by Wobblycogs on Fri Nov 20 2015, 07:23

    Hi everyone.

    I am a 76 years old retired Police Officer from West Midlands.  I left school at 15 years of age, in 1954, and inside 6 months I had joined the Royal Navy, at the infamous, HMS Ganges, Training School near Ipswich. That lot probably won't interest you folk, so I'll just say that until I was around 32 I never had any issues whatsoever with my weight.

    I was bought up on a diet of stodge, and fat and my daily tea was bread, butter and Tate and Lyle's Golden Syrup. Sometimes jam, sometimes condensed milk or lemon-curd sandwiches! I would easily get through four or five 'rounds' at a sitting. Bacon and eggs were for Sunday breakfast, and in the week it was porridge or shredded wheat. Of course I also ate substantial daily meals of meat and two-veg. As a youngster I didn't like fish, as I found the messing about sorting out fishy-bones distasteful. So my protein was mainly meat and poultry. Not much of that mind, due to rationing. I played football, ran around wild, and generally had a great time annoying the 'grown-ups'! (I didn't like apples, so I never got tempted to scrump any! I much preferred under ripe pears which I  scavenged from a huge tree in a local farmer's field! I never fell out of the tree, but looking at it now I don't know how I managed it! )  So, a fairly active lifestyle kept me skinny.

    As a young adult my diet didn't change much and from 1954 on I began to pack on the muscle. Still not overweight but fit as a flea.  I was a seaman, which meant the hard work of keeping the ship clean fell to me and my peers. I also spent some time as  'Club Swinger'; a Physical Training Instructor. It wasn't really for me and I returned to fixing and servicing torpedoes.  

    I became a Police Officer in 1965 after 12 months in 'civvy-street' going from job to job. Still no weight issues and certainly not diabetic. For the fist three years I walked the beat. And apart from cycling to and from work, my beat pounding was all the exercise I had.  

    I started to pad out after the introduction of Police Panda cars. Surprise-surprise! After that I never looked back in the weight gaining stakes, despite  cutting down on fat, and indulging in Government recommended 'healthy-eating'.

    That's a laugh innit!  It would be, if it wasn't so seriously criminal of the nutritional experts. I woke up to LCHF about three years ago, when I stumbled across a book called 'Waist Disposal', by Dr. John Briffa. I went onto his recommended diet, and have been losing weight steadily ever since. I still need to lose about three stones by the way!

    Being retired means I have time on my hands. (Or I did until my wife contracted Parkinson's disease.)  So now I am a full-time carer, with control over the house and the food. I can't deny my wife the things she likes, but I do try to cut down on the stodge, and she is happy eating more or less the same diet as me.

    I was 'diagnosed' type 2 about 18 months ago, and was prescribed Metformin. I don't take them, and I manage my BS with diet and walking; plus some woodwork and gardening.  That seems to be working.

    Right folks. Having bored you to death, I think you know a bit more about me. So I'll leave you all in peace, and keep visiting this interesting, informative Forum.

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    Post by Eddie on Fri Nov 20 2015, 08:54

    Nice one Wobbly, retired Policeman eh, we won't hold that against you rofl Good grief how things have changed since your days in the force. I lived on a very tough council estate as a kid. We knew the names of most of the local Police and they new ours. They rode around on very quiet Velocette motor bikes we called Noddy bikes. No lip to the Police in those days and if you hit a copper it was a certain prison sentence. I never had any trouble with the Police but a few of my mates did. My old man was an ex Royal Marine and if I had got into trouble with the law he would have gone ballistic. How things have changed, I remember when we had a proper Police force. The Police were tough but fair and people respected them. Not everything has improved over time.

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    Post by Wobblycogs on Fri Nov 20 2015, 11:05

    Thanks Eddie.

    Yes indeed things changed.  But I carry on putting one foot in front of the other, even though my metal-mickey knees cause problems with stairs!

    I like this forum There is another one for diabetics, but this one talks more about the diet approach, which suits me.

    Cheers.

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    Post by Derek on Sat Nov 21 2015, 16:57

    Don't worry wobbly I haven't introduced myself.
    I too am 76 and was diagnosed three years ago.
    I remember the police on their silent L.E.s

    I had a 650 Matchless that I wrote off..happy days.
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Nov 21 2015, 17:41

    @Derek

    a warm hello to the Forum  from me sunny

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    Post by Eddie on Sat Nov 21 2015, 18:03

    Hi Derek welcome to the fun forum with a serious message. Hope to hear more from you soon.

    Regards Eddie


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    Post by chris c on Sat Nov 21 2015, 21:51

    Incidentally there's a lot of research into controlling Parkinsons, as well as many other brain diseases, using a ketogenic diet.
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    Post by Derek on Sat Nov 21 2015, 21:57

    Many thanks for the welcome Eddie and Jan.
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    Post by graham64 on Sat Nov 21 2015, 23:49

    @Derek wrote:Don't worry wobbly I haven't introduced myself.
    I too am 76 and was diagnosed three years ago.
    I remember the police on their silent L.E.s

    I had a 650 Matchless that I wrote off..happy days.
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    Hi Derek welcome to our forum  Very Happy since you and wobbly have joined at 71 I'm no longer the oldest member  cheers


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    Post by Derek on Sun Nov 22 2015, 09:22

    Thanks Graham, yes I am prewar!
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    Post by Wobblycogs on Sun Nov 22 2015, 10:00

    @Derek wrote:Thanks Graham, yes I am prewar!
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    Me too... Although I never looked at it that way, because I don't recall much of the war prior to 1941. In fact, '41 is my earliest memory of it all; and I do remember being stung by a wasp, right after my Dad photographed me, standing on the turfed-over air-raid shelter, he had buried in the garden.

    What a summer that was... So they tell me! welcome  Derek...

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    Post by Derek on Sun Nov 22 2015, 16:59

    Hi Wobbly, Have you managed to stop all these pesky adds I get on this site?
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    Post by Derek on Sun Nov 22 2015, 17:04

    Thanks for the welcome BTW.
    Have vivid memories of being chased by a Rhode Island Red cockerel when I was quite young. My dad sorted it and we had for Sunday lunch, which we called dinner on our council estate. Smile
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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Nov 22 2015, 18:12

    @Derek

    If you are seeing add's why not download adBlock ... it should cure it, and it's free Exclamation

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Derek on Sun Nov 22 2015, 18:36

    Thanks Jan, I didn't realize there was adblock for android phones, I do have it on my laptop and desktop.
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    Post by Wobblycogs on Sun Nov 22 2015, 18:47

    @Derek wrote:Hi Wobbly, Have you managed to  stop all these pesky adds I get on this site?
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    Hi Derek..

    I am on a MAC, so I don't get any pop-up ads at all. On the Yahoo site there are a few ads included on some videos one might want to view, but that's all. I just ignore them, or click them away.  

    I used adblock too with Windows, One of the reasons I got a Mac was the virus and malware problem, but there isn't so much of it, if any, with Mac.

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    Thanks Wobbly
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Nov 22 2015, 21:11

    I still get some of the the pop up ads on my laptop even with adblock installed  Sad though it does work ok on my android mobile.


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    Post by Paul1976 on Sun Nov 22 2015, 21:15

    @graham64 wrote:I still get some of the the pop up ads on my laptop even with adblock installed 

    I do too Graham sometimes which is annoying 'cos Adblock does a great job normally,It never happens on the index page though-only ever in the topics when it happens. Question


    P.S Welcome to the forum @Derek welcome


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    Post by graham64 on Sun Nov 22 2015, 21:47

    @Paul1976 wrote:
    @graham64 wrote:I still get some of the the pop up ads on my laptop even with adblock installed 

    I do too Graham sometimes which is annoying 'cos Adblock does a great job normally,It never happens on the index page though-only ever in the topics when it happens. Question


    P.S Welcome to the forum @Derek welcome

    Yep tha'ts the same with me the latest was an iPhone for a quid  Shocked still that's got to be better than the DUK banner that runs if I switch off adblock on my android.

    Suppose that's the price we pay for the freeforums hosting of this forum


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