Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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30/07/2012 at 20:57

I keep pressing submit too soon - doh!  Best thing about it is it's all free .  There's one on in Southborough on Wednesday and another in Pembruy Friday plus loads more around the borough over the next month.

I'm taking kc swimming tomorrow but won't be able to do any swimming myself as she can't swim so I'll be making sure she doesn't drown   Running/athletics club tomorrow night so we should me knackered by bedtime 

Anyone got anything else planned for tomorrow?

30/07/2012 at 21:00

A good day all round SL!    Calverly Grounds are lovely.  Yes I played tennis.  Very hard to say no to a child that otherwise would go and sit on the xbox.

Wisley is lovely.  I have their membership, so can just pop in for a stroll for an hour or two and not feel like I have to be there all day.  They have a lovely gift shop if money was no object.



Edited: 30/07/2012 at 21:00
30/07/2012 at 21:22

Cinders, there's 3 videos at the bottom of the page.  Click on the middle one, the first part is people showing off how fit they are but the 2nd half has lots of befores and afters.  You'll see some of the names on 30bad and the facebook challenge.

31/07/2012 at 10:20

Morning everyone

Sounds like you had a busy day HTF!  I'd love to have a go at tennis, we've got some rackets but the only courts belong to the school and I can never get through on the number to book them.  I was never any good at school, but it would be fun to have a bash about every once in a while!

Busy day for you too SL!  That's really good that the council put loads of activity stuff on for the kids; they always seem to get so bored with the long summer holiday, especially if the weather's not nice.  How does KC get on with the other kids at those sort of events? 

Swimming for me tonight, last lesson with this coach I've been using. I've decided that he's taken me about as far as his abilities can really so I'm going to go to the Masters class on a Sunday morning at a different pool.  The cost will be about the same overall, but as it's a club the coaches will be teaching me to swim better and faster using lots of drills and stuff whereas the current guy just knows how to teach people to swim really.  Have been having some more shoulder problems so am going to check with the physio next week that I can go, but am hoping there shouldn't be any problems.  Got up to 7 x 5 seconds on my exercises this morning, so pleased with that   Reckon I can get two of the leg raise ones (foot pointed outwards and foot pointed upwards) up to 10 x 10 seconds faster than I thought but the last one (foot pointed inwards) is a real struggle and I think that will take a long time to build that one up.  Still, I'm getting there and that's the main thing!

How is everyone today?

31/07/2012 at 12:11

Howdo, here  Annoying cough kept me awake last night.

Would you be joining the Masters swimming with a view to competing or just training TST?  I swam with Masters for 10 years and loved it.

Thanks again for the links SL, will have a look later.  Really need to adjust my eating regime so it will give me some ideas.

Enjoy the swimming with KC today SL

31/07/2012 at 19:45

HTF, is your Foxhills spa in Surrey?  Just been reading on the BBC news that Bradley Wiggins had his training lycras taken when he was using the showers!

01/08/2012 at 10:14

Yes #hides hands behind back# 

01/08/2012 at 12:16

Lol, hope he finds something to wear for his tt this afternoon


01/08/2012 at 12:39

Afternoon eveyone

Will just be training with the Masters Cinders, think I'd get laughed out the pool if I tried to compete at the moment as I can only average a 35 second 25m length!!   Should help a lot with my technique though which should increase my speed in the long run.   It was quite obvious from our session last night that he has no idea where to go with me any more so it's the right decision to move on.

hopetofinish wrote (see)

Yes #hides hands behind back# 

  Shall be looking out for you prancing around in those around Surrey then!

01/08/2012 at 12:41

Oh, meant to say, dreamed about being in a pub last night   First time in months and it's left me all out of kilter today.  I don't remember having a drink in my dream, but I'm not too sure it's a good sign as I was stressed in my dream which was why I was in there.  Think it's probably to do with the dietician appointment on Friday, although I don't know why I should be stressed about it.  Apart from the fact that I've had a very bad week and my food diary doesn't look good at all  

01/08/2012 at 13:58

Afternoon folks

HTF - are you sure you haven't got some new lyrcra kit in your sports bag 

Sounds a good plan TST, I used to go to a swimming club when i was in primary school.  Never been since which is probably why I swim in a splashy kind of way - I don't mind I enjoy it.  KC didn't mix too much with the other kids but did chat to a few, she was ok but wouldn't join in any of the team sporty stuff.

Have you got any plans for the week Cinders??  It can be hard to keep the kids amused can't it.

We were going to go to the Southborough activity day today but it started raining so I managed to talk her out of it.  We went swimming yesterday, she loved it and can actually swim a bit now and we're going again in an hour - I've bought her new goggles as hers fell apart in the pool and a fun float so she can show me what she does in her lessons and have a play about   That's what she thinks but it's actually to get her to swim a bit more .  I don't mind taking her swimming, it tires her out a bit - thats the theory anyway.............


01/08/2012 at 14:07

ps - so far today I've had a melon, 9 bananas and 10 dates - 1887 kcals, 93.5% carbs, 2.4 % fat 4.1% protien.  I'll have a salad later to get the greens in and either some more nanas or a load of oranges. 


01/08/2012 at 14:37

Great start there SL Am reading some of the msgs on fb. 

Enjoy the swimming later, Thomas has a lesson this pm so Mr C and I both going to watch.  The floats are a fab idea, we have the same so he can show us what he does in his lessons and get him out of using armbands.  He also has some seal sinkers, they go to the bottom and it helps him get confidence to go under water.

It is hard SL, raining quite hard here so outdoor plans out of the question.  Currently got the scalextric out.  See what it's like Friday but hope to get out.

TST, see how you get on with the Masters, it sounds like a good move.  I only ever competed in the relays, I wasn't any good lol

01/08/2012 at 18:21

Afternoon peeps.

Don't worry too much about your dream TST, we all have them from time to time.

Ive eaten loads of fruit, but haven't kept count.  Just eaten some Brazil nuts and will chop on some salad later.  Just had to have a couple of cups of tea though!

Starting weight 10st 1lb - ouch. 

01/08/2012 at 18:57

Not the same dreams but just lately I've been dreaming I win big on the lottery - I even divi it all up between the family, friends and good causes while I'm asleep.  I'm hoping the fact that a big shiny car/flash house etc isn't in my dream means it might just be me -   not likely but it's a nice dream anyway.

The fb messages make me laugh, there's a big bunch of militant ethical vegans (fluffy bunny cuddlers), and a big bunch of the 'spiritual' lot, they all feel 'ecstatic' and at one with nature and do yoga on one leg .  Then there's 'normal' folk like me, just wanting to be healthy and lose some weight along the way and if I slip up and have steak and chips I really don't think it matters in the bigger scheme of things  

HTF, my number's bigger than your number - the scales at the pool said 10st 12lb and the ones at the docs this morning say 5lbs lighter - both way too much but who cares.  And I've had a few cuppas too - if it helps me eat totally raw then it's worth a drop of milk - but for gawds sake don't mention it on fb - I'll be accused of stealing the poor mother cow's baby food while her baby has been wrenched from her side at birth only to be turned into burgers if it was unfortunate enough to be a boy etc. etc. ad nauseum 

We spent 2 hours in the pool today - couldn't get her out , tomorrow she finds out she's not going home till she's grown up, and they  might tell her that her brother's in care too so I'm anticipating a tough time ahead 

01/08/2012 at 21:13

Does that mean she atays with you, SL? Good luck with her reaction to the news, it's bound to be extremely difficult for the poor little mite. 

Your plan failed, HTF, as Bradley found some more kit for his ride. And didn't he do well!

TST, I think pub or drinking dreams are quite common. I still get them, though not as often now. A common scenario is that I've been drinking sneakily and have been found out, and although I get a horrible feeling that I've blown it and wake up upset, it's a huge relief when I realise that it's just a bad dream.

I suppose it's natural that when something has played such an important part of our lives for so long, the memory''s still their in our subconcious.

I've had a fab day off,errr... mostly watching the Olympics and playing Scrabble   Although I did make a very nice veggie curry for my tea.  OK, not raw, but a damn sight more nutritious that what I normally eat

Edited: 01/08/2012 at 21:13
01/08/2012 at 23:06

Veg curry sounds nice Yeo   I made myself a smoothie with 6 nanas, 10 satsumas and 4 kiwis that I'd forgotten I had and were on the point of going off, chucked in a handful of spinach and whizzed the lot up with some water - very yummy it was  A total of 3056 kcals for the day with a ratio of 92% carbs 3% fat and 5% protien.  The reason animals like rhinos or apes can grow so strong with no obvious protien source is because the fruit and leaves provide the individual amino acids.  When we eat meat or other sources of protien they come as long chain amino acids that then have to be broken down to the individual ones so they can be used by the body which is one reason why fruit digests so much quicker than meat.  Eating this way is sort of cutting out the middle man 

KC should be staying with us, the local authority have asked us if we're prepared to have her long term and we've said we will so we're talking till she's 18 (yikes!).  All the other people involved in her care have recommended that we have her but it still has to go through a formal matching process - this is social services we're talking about, why do the quick and obvious thing when it you can have lots of meetings, discussions and put the proposal before a panel of people who've never met either me or kc   

If we were 'normal' foster carers her 'case' would be put with the matching team and they'd be moving her to new carers - no wonder these poor kids end up the way they do - anti social, unable to trust, angry etc.  They never know when they're going to be moved next so can't ever settle.  There was a great programme on BBC3 last week called 'Care Home Kids - Looking for Love'.  It's worth trying to find it on iplayer or youtube - I was in tears for some of it.  Some of the older kids were trying to explain how they felt about being moved about and how it affected them.  There are very few lucky ones like kc - most kids in care have poor education, loads end up homeless or on drugs/alcohol etc and lots commit suicide 

And on that happy note I'm going to bed - I'll look at the scrabble tomorrow.

02/08/2012 at 09:31

Looked the program up on iplayer, but I don't think it is available anymore.

Probably a good thing, I know how upsetting it would be.  


02/08/2012 at 11:21


I can't find it either on youtube.  Hope the talk goes ok SL but guess it will be a very tough day

02/08/2012 at 11:34

Morning - shame about the programme, it'll probably be repeated at some time.

Just been chucking down here, hope the sun comes back later - at least kc would be able to scream and run round the garden if she needs to!

Running club planned for tonight, I've been so tired I don't know if I'll make it.  I had my jab yesterday so should feel livlier soon.

Hope everyone's having a good day today.

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