Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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07/08/2012 at 18:27

How long do you keep the food diary for TST?  Be interesting to learn more about the mood side of it when you next see the dietician?  Are you having to cut out crisps, choc etc for the whole time?

Er, anyone else got a email re Beachy today???

07/08/2012 at 20:47

Oh yes Beachy is looming Cinders, email received!  Have you worked out yet if you are driving over that morning or staying down in Eastbourne the night before.  I'm thinking we will drive down that morning, but are staying overnight on the Saturday.

08/08/2012 at 11:05

Morning everyone

Need to do it for at least the next six weeks until I see the nutritionist again I think.  I don't think she goes through the diary, it's more to help me think about possible mood triggers and the like I think but I am assuming we will discuss it when I next go.  Realistically I will have to cut out crisps, chocolate etc for a very long time, probably forever   I am the same with them as I am with booze, total abstainance or complete binge; I do not apparently know how to do it in between.  I've been this way with that sort of junk stuff since I was a kid and have gone through periods where I am binging and where I am not having anything.  I suspect if I thought about it the binging periods will co-incide with times I wasn't drinking so much or taking many drugs.  Guess it would appear I have an extreme addiction personality type

When is Beachy Head?  I assume not long if you are getting emails from the organisers!! 

08/08/2012 at 15:08

TST - I am exactly the same when it comes to rubbish food.  All or nothing.  At the moment I am nothing, having joined SL on the raw diet for 28 days.  I may well eat her when we get to Beachy.

Beachy is toward the end of October.  Cinders has it on a spread sheet somewhere, and will be able to tell you exactly how many days to go!

08/08/2012 at 15:57

80

How's the raw diet going HTF?  I'm not doing it but following the threads.  Just aiming to introduce more fruits.

08/08/2012 at 18:26

80,  that number would look so much better with another number in front of it!

Its going better Cinders.  The first few days were like windy city here, and my stomach was very uncomfortable.  Now its settled down, but I went for a run this morning, but had no energy.  SL promises me I will suddenly feel energised, so hoping that is real soon now!

Well done on introducing more fruits.  Did anyone watch Horizon the other night, that was on aging and the effects of fasting and calorie limiting diets.  The way forward is not to eat like fat, greedy pigs - who knew

08/08/2012 at 20:37

I watched it last night, made for interesting viewing.  Same with the *Hairy Dieters*, not sure if anyone watched that.  Basically they were eating too much!!!

08/08/2012 at 21:30

Evening all - I have read back all the previous posts but can't remember any of the ones on the last page 

Yikes - only 80 days, I hope that raw energy kicks in soon......  Did you enter the 10k too Cinders, me, HTF, ST have entered.  

Good luck with your new diet regieme, must be hard coping with so much all at once. I bet the food diary will be very insightful.  

HTF, it's a 30 day challenge - you're not getting off that lightly   

I think HTF is doing better than me right now but she's got to eat more - you have to eat a minimum of 2500 cals when you eat this way, it's hard at first but you soon get used to it.  We've all been told for so long not to eat too much and now we  can eat all we want - so long as it's raw fruit, veggies and the occasional few nuts and seeds.  It's not strict strict strict like some, you can add some seasonings like dried herbs or curry powder but not salt.  If you're exercising lots (like we should be right now ) you should aim to eat more - I can munch down 10 nanas in one sitting now but could I eat 2 or 3 at first .

I've been detoxing like mad - basically all the shite stuff we consume whether it's food, drink or medications that our bodies can't really use or recognise as food are stored in our fat cells - the more shite the fatter we are, then when we stop putting that stuff in they're released into the bloodstream so the body can deal with it and get it out.  That's the root cause of my migraines - All those years of booze, curries etc and just recently horrible meds are being cleaned out bit by bit.  I've had 5 days of migraines then yesterday I was ill too, all shivery and had the heating on and was wrapped in a blanket and wearing a fleece and joggers and was still freezing cold.  ~Thankfully I've felt so much better today - still a bit of a lingering headache but no migraine and no vomiting 

I've managed 32 lengths of the pool today - I went with KC and my sister so we took it in turns to swim and watch her.  The pool at Hastings is really nice so we're all going together again next time we go down to visit 

Hope everyone's well today x

09/08/2012 at 09:17

Morning all

Good swimming SL   Are you still having migraines?

What's the name again of the 10k?

 

09/08/2012 at 11:09

Morning everyone  

Not too long until Beachy Head then!  Am sure you'll all be super fit and ready to go by then by the looks of it! 

Hope your migraines are all done now SL.  You and HTF are doing really well at sticking to your raw food thing, I certainly couldn't do it!

I saw the last half of the Horizon thing Cinders, although haven't seen the Hairy Dieters one.  Heaven knows how he managed to do four days without food though, I'd have a breakdown or kill someone if I couldn't eat for that long!  I'm bad enough when I get up in the morning before I've had food, Andy and my friends just keep out the way until I've eaten or they just get there heads ripped off

Been to the physio this morning, still can't run   Got to keep ploughing on with the exercises to build the quads up, but in the meantime I can do some power walking so at least that's something.   Guess I should expect that something that's been a problem for years isn't going to be sorted in a few months.  But at least I can build up some time/distance with the walking so I'll be fit and ready for my 5k fun run on 9 September   Can't let it get me down this time, just have to turn it around and use it to make me stronger; onwards and upwards as they say!

09/08/2012 at 11:27

Morning all

TST, you had me laughing out loud thinking we'll be super fit for Beachy and ready to go - more like just about hanging in there and quivering with fright on the start line!  As for eating raw - you'd be great at it - I reckon you've got to have a bit of an addictive personality to do well on it - and lets face it whether its booze, food or sport most of us on here have that   As for the running - better to take whatever time it needs to get better rather than go too soon and end up nobbling yourself for good - as they all say 'slowly slowly catchy monkey 

I've got the Horizon programme recorded, must have a look, it sounds interesting but nothing new really.

HTF - how are you getting on with the book?

Have a lovely day everyone and enjoy the sunshine 

No migraine so far today, bit of a bad head last night but it passed without developing into a migraine.  I reckon I'm over the worst of the initial detoxing bit now, I actually feel pretty good today and am looking forward to running club tonight  (maybe the smiley should be a ) I'm tired because I haven't had much quality sleep over the past few nights but an early night and lots of fruity stuff should sort that out 

Cinders  - you're only asking me the name of that race cos you want to snigger again - it's TITSEY 10K are you coming to join us 

 

09/08/2012 at 11:41
09/08/2012 at 13:09

Glad you are migraine free today SL.  Are you taking KC to running club tonight as well?  How has she been over the last few days?

Nah, the raw eating isn't for me, it's just not my thing.  I'm a chef at heart, even if I can't do it any more, and what I love is not just the cooking but the whole process of creating a dish from inception through shopping and cooking to eating.  If you took that away from me life wouldn't be worth living!  I think everyone has their way they deal with food and what suits them, you just have to work out what works for you.

09/08/2012 at 15:07

Were you a chef TST?  Why did you stop?

Thanks SL.  I'll chat with Mr C and see.  I'd like to do it.  Still sniggering at the name

Hope you get to running club later too

Just applied for 2 jobs, fingers crossed now I hear something. 

09/08/2012 at 19:24

What jobs have you applied for Cinders?

TST - I hate shopping for and cooking food.  This diet thing should work out well, but I really do fancy eating something hot!!

SL - Enjoying the book.  He makes valid and convincing facts as to why we are not natural meat eaters and have more in common with the apes.  However, can't help thinking of the adage, adapt or die.  Apes are still in the trees, or zoos, and I am typing on a laptop.  

Feel a lot less tired today, and played tennis this morning.  Have to try and eat some salad for tea.  Would taste a whole lot better with mayo!

09/08/2012 at 21:53

I can't stand shopping for  food/meals in the supermarket but I do love going to a market and choosing lots of fruit, I've always been like that, it's so hard to resist when you see it all out on the stalls.  I've never enjoyed cooking, it was always something that had to be done to eat but I don't have to do it anymore - no wonder I like my raw fruit so much 

I know what you mean about adaptation/evolution HTF, I just reckon as a species we've gone too far so are now harming ourselves - no other animal species gets the age related degenerative illnesses we do unless they're in captivity .    Roy bought home some freshly baked bread rolls at luncthime and I really fancied one but didn't give in and had some nuts instead because I needed stodge right there and then,  I wish I hadn't though as I couldn't stop doing big mens belches  and they made me feel sluggish 

I didn't get to running club in the end, I was so tired by 6pm and little 'en wasn't well and had a headache, I'll get some sleep in so I don't collapse when I do get there!

 

10/08/2012 at 11:15

Morning all, and what a lovely sunny one it is .  KC's at the stables till 2pm so I'm going to take it easy and lie in the sun for a bit after I've done the paperwork I didn't do last night.

Cinders, I saw on fb you've got an interview, is it for the one at your friends place?

I got to see that programme last night, very interesting but I couldn't fast if I tried!  I saw the blokes breakfast with the berries and apple peel and was thinking 'chuck some bananas in it'.  Hopefully I'll get the same results without limiting my calories at all.

Hope everyone's having a good day and enjoying the sunshine x

10/08/2012 at 12:34

Agree SL, beauty of a day.  Enjoy your r &r!

3 miles done this morning on the tread, stopped twice to get some a drink, but 3 miles still done!

Hubby back tonight, so have to whizz round looking like I have been busy for the last 3 days!

10/08/2012 at 13:49

Enjoy your rest SL

Well done on the run HTF   Good luck with the whizzing around lol

It's for a part-time Accounts Assistant at the local Peugeot garage doing the same job I left at the Renault garage to have Thomas!  Waiting to hear about the friends' job.  So nervous and none of my old work clothes fit so either a drastic diet before Tues or to buy some more for the interview

10/08/2012 at 18:55

I've been lazy today and done bugger all, most enjoyable 

Not so enjoyable was for some reason I decided to eat a scone, I was getting one for kc's snack and just ate it and boy am I paying for it.  I had pain within minutes and still have it and felt sick and thought I was going to have an upset stomach.  It hasn't happened yet but it's going too   Who'd have thought one little scone could make me feel so ill   Serves me right 

If you get this job will it be just a couple of days a week like the other one Cinders?  Good excuse to get some new clothes 

Well done on the run HTF, more than I've managed for a few weeks 

What's everyone doing this weekend?

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