Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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18/09/2012 at 20:38

Hi sinbad, you are very welcome.  Hang around, share some more stuff, we are a friendly bunch.  

What course have you enrolled on?  Doing my best to discourage my husband from buying a boat.  He fancies a Broome!  I am not sure I can cope with the pressure of just doing the ropes when we moore up.

My day went just fine.  I managed to run 4 miles very slowly and then go for a swim.

Don't leave us in peace, we drop in at all hours, and in no time at all you will feel right at home.

18/09/2012 at 20:52

Haven't had a chance to read back but thought I'd do a quick post to let you know that I survived.  2.16 so not a pb but it was just so busy with little room to run almost from start to finish.  Have another hm in 3 weeks so hopefully will pb then.   Will read back and post again tomorrow xx


18/09/2012 at 21:27

Welcome sinbad and like HTF says, please come back and chat.  There's always someone around to talk so make yourself at home

Well done Trigger, fab running

Good running HTF and a boat.............eek! 

19/09/2012 at 08:53

Hubby would love a boat - so would I but he's likely to fall overboard evertime pi$$ed out of his skull!  He wobbles on dry land...........

Welcome Sinbad, come and chat whenever you feel like it.  We're a nice friendly bunch here.

Great going Trigger - it looked good weather for a nice run, dry at first then a bit of drizzle to cool you down, lovely.

I wanted to go for a run yesterday but got Katie off school with a tummy bug and only got 4 hours sleep Monday night as she was sick in the night.  She's off again today, much better but totally whacked out - I don't know how much more of this screechy American kids TV I can stand - she'll be back to school tomorrow I'm sure.

19/09/2012 at 10:34

Morning everyone

Welcome along Sinbad, as the others say, do come back and see us!  You'll get to know us all in no time at all and we've all been new here at some point so we all know how you feel   Do tell more about what your college plans are, and definitely want to know more about your boat!  What sort is it?  I used to sail a lot with my day when I was a kid and we had great fun

Well done Trigger, that's an awesome time!  It is busy isn't it, but I liked that and thought it added to the lovely atmosphere.  Where is your other one in three weeks?

Well done on the run SL.  Hope KC is feeling better today, really not nice when you are poorly-sick

*Waves at Cinders*  Are you enjoying your day off today?! 

I had another little run this morning, did run 2, walk 3 x 5 and although the knee grumbled I think it will be ok.  Iced it when I got in and took some ibuprophen, just need to keep moving it now so it doesn't seize up. 

I have just passed the 10 month mark sober  and have decided to organise a little celebration day to celebrate getting to a year for three close friends who have totally been there for me since I quit.  The nearest I could get them all together is 1 December, which is three weeks after my year, but close enough!  I'm going to cook a special tea (menu to be decided) and am going to organise a little run for us (distance depending on how my knee is but Mr TST said he will drop us outside town so we can run some of it in the countryside) and I'm getting some medals done to give them when we finish   Was hoping to be able to take us all for a bit of a pamper session in the afternoon, but think the cost is going to be prohibative, so need to think of something to do then.  They don't know what is going on yet, just that they need to keep the day free for something special; I'm going to make invitations and send them out in the post to them

19/09/2012 at 12:19

Well done on the 10 months and that sounds a fab idea TST.  Can you not do some sort of home pamper/spa if the cost is too much?

Thomas is only in school for half a day for the next 4 weeks so just a half day for me but did manage 3 miles on the treddie.  Got a niggly shin after Sunday's 5 miles.

Hope KC feels better soon SL.


Edited....just got my Titsey number in the post.  I'm number 58

Edited: 19/09/2012 at 12:20
19/09/2012 at 13:34

Yikes - they're keen aren't they Cinders, I suppose I'll get mine soon then.  ** note to self - get out and do some bloody running***.

TST, well done on the 10 months and what a lovely thing to do for your friends.  Have you signed up to Groupon, there's normally lots of pampering deals on there.  You get a daily email with whatever deals are on.  That's where I got the river cruise from, it was all 1/2 price, £35 instead of £70!  Worth a look.

KC has to have 48 hrs off school from the last time she was sick, she would be allowed back Friday but she sees the therapist then so she'll be off the rest of the week - I might have to get myself a pampering session after that!

I'm really tired today with a bit of a headache, all my own fault - I ate a slice of cheese on toast yesterday.  I'm been bits of bread and butter now and then and no symptoms apart from bloating but fatty dairy cheese was a step too far.  Back on my raw wagon now, 2 papayas and a 7 date/7 banana smoothie so far - 1350 cals  I'll probably stick with bananas the rest of the day but maybe make an ice cream with frozen ones and some of the nice pears I've got 

Hope you're all good today x

19/09/2012 at 21:02

Oh My Word - banana and pear smoothie is to die for - so yummy!

20/09/2012 at 07:56

Morning.  Hope work is better today.

Sounds lush SL, how many pear/banana went in?  What do you do with the nanas to make ice cream? 

20/09/2012 at 08:26

Morning Cinders, I put in 5 bananas and 2 big crunchy comice pears but you can put in as many as you like.  Banana ice cream is just frozen bananas whizzed up in the food processor.  Depending on what power one you've got you might need to let them soften just a weeny bit before it'll whizz them, some people put in a couple of unfrozen one just to get it moving.  It goes almost white and has  a Mr Whippy consistency.  It's amazing, you can suddenly eat loads of bananas really easily without feeling so full up   I made one the other day with bananas and peaches, yummy x

KC's better but can't go to school, she's already leaping around the furniture being a dog   Should be an interesting day, hyper but still needs rest - ermmmm.

20/09/2012 at 10:58

Morning everyone

Have looked into a home spa thing and found someone who could come and do it although she wanted to take an hour each for a manicure or pedicure!   Don't want to loose four hours in the afternoon doing that so I've emailed her back and said we don't want nails painting and stuff and could she do a sort of shortened one of about 30 minutes each.  My other option for the afternoon is to go snow tubing at the dry ski slope!  These are the medals I'm going to get, I thought they would be symbolic of coming out of my old life and into my new one.  What do you think?  They're not cheap by the time I've got them engraved and got ribbons, but I didn't want a really cheap one as I want it to be a special day.

 Oh, and just so Mr TST doesn't feel like I don't appreciate him too I'm getting him something I know he wants for his motorbike   I've sneakily registered as a member of the bike forum he's on so I can find out exactly what to get to make sure I get the right thing for his bike - I'm getting him braided brake hoses - and he has no idea it's me!!   I'm having to do a bit of bad spelling and grammer and rephrase the way I would usually say things so he doesn't twig, but I can't wait to see his face when I give them to him!

Sounds like you are making good use of your new juicer SL - is there a guarantee against wearing it out?!    Glad KC is feeling much better, although having to deal with her bouncing about all day is going to be tiring!

Hope work has gone ok Cinders, although I'm sure everything will be fine

20/09/2012 at 18:02


SL - have you rec'd your number for Titsey yet?


20/09/2012 at 19:02

The medal looks lovely sneaky old TST - hubby's going to be thrilled too 

I made sure I got a guarantee with the food processor.  Today's creation was a banana/cherry ice cream, 5 frozen bananas and a pack of frozen morello cherries from Tesco - I urge you all to try it, the only word I can think to decribe it is ORGASMIC 

No HTF, I haven't received my number yet - whens the race?

KC crashed a bit this afternoon and started looking poorly again, I managed to get her to lie down on the sofa for a couple of hours but she kept bending over, hanging off the side or sticking her head down and her arse up - she doesn't really do 'still' 


20/09/2012 at 19:11

Now that sounds delish SL, am def going to try that, I love cherries.

Work, well, least it's Friday tomorrow.  See how it fares next week. 

Are you doing Titsey HTF?  It's 14th October SL.

Medal looks fab TST and a lovely idea too re Mr TST and something for his bike.

21/09/2012 at 18:35

Hi all,

I just thought I would just say that giving up booze completly is extremly difficult.

I am only going out once a week, from every day, and that was Wednesday, when I should have gone for a jog. It's getting to stage where are feel guilty if I missed any type of jog.

yet thats not the hardest thing, what is is the fact on how much of a pain some people can be when drunk most days. You just don't know how bad you are, as you have done it for so long, that its hard to realise what are your own thoughts and speech, when your drunk so much of the time.

Hope you have great runs this weekend people.

21/09/2012 at 18:49

My problem is that I do get terrible, awful hangovers and not off all that much sometimes too.

My other problem is, I absolutely love beer.  Proper beer.  Wine too. Oh, and gin.  In fact, all my favourite things to drink are alcoholic.

I do run hangovers off these days and it's the best cure there is.  Not sure how good it is for you mind.....

21/09/2012 at 19:08

Hi  Strangely Brown,

I have just read your post. It is stopping doing something you enjoy. Do you want to stop, or just cut down?

It can be done slowly, the professionals say cut down slowly, having a pint of water inbetween each drink. It depends on what you to do though. Good luck, keep up the running though.

22/09/2012 at 07:50

I'll always be running sinbad and i'll probably always enjoy a drink too.  I don't drink half of what I used to.  I would probably get through 60-70 units a week and nowadays it's more like 20-30 and the odd spike if there is a big night out/in for some reason.

It was the hangovers that did it for me in the end but I still get them, even off the reduced lifestyle.  Sound advice about the water.  When I remember to do it, it does help - a lot!

22/09/2012 at 09:35


good for you enjoying a beer and still train.

I just want to try and ccut down to once twice a month, I drank and the same as you about the 60-70 units. But I feel guilty now even if I go once a week.

I'm thinking of doing these park runs on a Saturday, they look like fun.

22/09/2012 at 12:45
Just finished my second park run. Can't reccomend them highly enough, so enjoyable. Finished fifth, time around 19 mins I think but to be confirmed.
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