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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 19 Jan 23 2.22am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

On look it's the one nation conservative wealthy landlord taking a break from his cruise to defend the cake nazis.

Fur you z cake is over.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 19 Jan 23 6.07am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

Obesity costs the NHS £6bn a year according to the article


The smoking comparison is obviously hyperbolic, but nothing wrong with trying to make the country healthier.

Yes, then we can sack half the social system employees including doctors, nurses and benefit office workers as they will have a lot less patients and need to not work in the general arena of people and invest the money in immigrant housing!
The nhs gets plenty of money; it just wastes it.
Itís coming up for budget review time. So whatís happening; a company close to me has had loads of quotes from letís say nhs environments sent back and asked for the cost to be doubled then they are approved, so the budget isnít affected for next year.
Absolute joke of a political football which needs radically altering to get more bang for the buck. Ffs we are paying for it!

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Jan 23 6.20am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Another media-generated (although from a Government Agency) way to continue trying to suppress society. In tomorrows news, we should all be wearing softer shoes to lessen the damage to insects , should we step on them.
Never mind proper news about Ukraine developments, what Government are doing about all these workers strikes. All distracting tactics.

Are there any real journalists working out there ?

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Jan 23 6.22am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Yes, then we can sack half the social system employees including doctors, nurses and benefit office workers as they will have a lot less patients and need to not work in the general arena of people and invest the money in immigrant housing!
The nhs gets plenty of money; it just wastes it.
Itís coming up for budget review time. So whatís happening; a company close to me has had loads of quotes from letís say nhs environments sent back and asked for the cost to be doubled then they are approved, so the budget isnít affected for next year.
Absolute joke of a political football which needs radically altering to get more bang for the buck. Ffs we are paying for it!

Unfortunately, not just the NHS. It is rife everywhere. I work for a department that has just spent £36,000 each, for 5 vans. Who authorised that ?

 


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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 19 Jan 23 6.37am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Unfortunately, not just the NHS. It is rife everywhere. I work for a department that has just spent £36,000 each, for 5 vans. Who authorised that ?

Whatever happened to the old 'discount for bulk'?

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 19 Jan 23 7.16am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

As somebody who needs to shed weight, I actually think they have a point about this. Now of course I could throw up all kinds of opinions about the money that flows from the sugar industry into politics and what has happened to the West as a consequence, along with extolling the virtues of an almost carnivore diet as opposed to the utter catastrophe of a vegan diet on the people of Northern European descent but I won't because I even bore myself on this.

But where I work, I half-joke about the 'Diabetes Queens'. A culture, albeit well-meaning and from a genuine position of affection, where by the entire place is literally drowning in poor-quality calories, almost exclusively supplied by women, from almost the time we start to the time we finish.

I am a full-on refined sugar addict myself. I actually think the comparison with smoking is a perfectly valid one. A genuine problem I have to tackle as a quality of life issue much sooner than later

 


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View Runningman's Profile Runningman Online Flag Keston 19 Jan 23 7.46am Send a Private Message to Runningman Add Runningman as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

What a load of nonsense being tossed about in this thread!

One lady expresses a personal opinion and the right erupt with fury.

I am sure it was a slightly tongue in cheek remark with an underlying serious point. It has become a habit to bring in cakes and sweets to celebrate all kinds of events. Pointing out the consequences of this so people pause for thought is hardly a disservice. They then decide for themselves, armed with another opinion.

Itís not government policy. Itís not even recommended by the organisation she works for. Itís just one personís own approach. Is she not allowed to express it?


Not sure itís a recent thing.
I started work in 1974 and weíd bring cakes to work on our birthday to share out. Mind you things like this were a Ďtreatí - we didnít shovel anything and everything in our reach into our mouths back then. I guess more of us knew that stuffing sweets and cakes into your mouth at every opportunity mostly will lead to weight issues.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 19 Jan 23 7.51am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

As somebody who needs to shed weight, I actually think they have a point about this. Now of course I could throw up all kinds of opinions about the money that flows from the sugar industry into politics and what has happened to the West as a consequence, along with extolling the virtues of an almost carnivore diet as opposed to the utter catastrophe of a vegan diet on the people of Northern European descent but I won't because I even bore myself on this.

But where I work, I half-joke about the 'Diabetes Queens'. A culture, albeit well-meaning and from a genuine position of affection, where by the entire place is literally drowning in poor-quality calories, almost exclusively supplied by women, from almost the time we start to the time we finish.

I am a full-on refined sugar addict myself. I actually think the comparison with smoking is a perfectly valid one. A genuine problem I have to tackle as a quality of life issue much sooner than later

As another fellow sugar addict who now has no sugar in his tea or coffee (yuk) you have my good wishes.

I went near cold turkey and I get my sugar fix via low sugar protein bars these days.

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Edited by Stirlingsays (19 Jan 2023 7.52am)

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 19 Jan 23 7.55am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by becky

Whatever happened to the old 'discount for bulk'?

Isn't that Weight watcher's initial offer?

 


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I think you are allowed to bring in a cake, as long as it has 'support gay marriage' written on it.

 

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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 19 Jan 23 9.57am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

As another fellow sugar addict who now has no sugar in his tea or coffee (yuk) you have my good wishes.

I went near cold turkey and I get my sugar fix via low sugar protein bars these days.

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Edited by Stirlingsays (19 Jan 2023 7.52am)

Oddly enough I gave up sugar in tea and coffee (outside of espresso) a while ago and now cannot even bear the thought of sugar in them.

My issue really is carbs full stop. I love a sticky bun. In the past when I have made the effort and gone ultra-low carb/very high protein and fat, then it is startling. Can literally feel my body turn into this fat-burning machine, my energy levels go through the roof and my old crust is fizzing. Literally bouncing off walls

But the buns always get me.

It is a definite addiction, both in physiological and emotional terms. Having to face up to the fact that in the same way I had to take on board a 'one day at a time' mantra when knocking the booze on the head, suspect it will be the same with the carbs.

Edited by Matov (19 Jan 2023 9.58am)

 


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View HeathMan's Profile HeathMan Flag Purley 19 Jan 23 11.34am Send a Private Message to HeathMan Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add HeathMan as a friend

On holiday one year I decided to take presents back for the workers from Cornwall. At the time St Austell Brewery (brewers of Proper Job) had its Small Batch Brewery in productive mode, and a few cases of various beers (one each) were very appreciated by my fellow workers. The pandemic has proved that we all need and appreciate interaction with other people. Cakes are one example of help in getting through life - as is alcohol (in moderation).

 

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