Mental illness and running

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20/11/2012 at 21:39


20/11/2012 at 21:40

*hands out hot chocolate* 

20/11/2012 at 21:43
Cheers Solb. How many calories do you need to eat now?
20/11/2012 at 21:46

mmmmm hot choklit

20/11/2012 at 21:54

660 if I really do make some hot chocolate ... I don't want anything but I promised I'd have 1,200 as a minimum every day. I will go and find something now I am just being silly  

20/11/2012 at 21:59
Yup, even 1200 is quite low. Hot chocolate with 2 biscuits or toast butter?
20/11/2012 at 22:01

...and a portion of chips

20/11/2012 at 22:07

Yep 1200 is a bit low but it's only that I have to do that every day as opposed to letting the OCD win and having less on days where the OCD is stronger. I eat more than that some days. It's just the bare minimum. 

I am a weird fish and I don't like chips. I don't have any bread in but I've got plenty of other food. I don't have anything massively calorie dense but that just means I have a choice; more of the stuff I have in or drive to the 24 hour supermarket 30 minutes away and get something else ... 'm too lazy for the supermarket so I think I'll have some rice and peas and a yoghurt, that'll make up a lot and I'll focus on not being an idiot tomorrow. I hate it when I leave myself loads to make up late at night 

20/11/2012 at 22:09
Do what I need to do with moo ( you are both on the sane calorie requirements!) - spread it over 5 meals so the portions aren't so overwhelming.
Hot chocolate, milkshake or cupasoups help to boost the calories
20/11/2012 at 22:14


I can manage fine if I eat a proper breakfast and lunch it's just when I don't eat properly in the day. I haven't shaken the habit of not having 'unhealthy' foods in the house though I know that I need to. I will get there. Have got a lemon yoghurt, tis quite nice anyone else want one? 

20/11/2012 at 22:17

oooo nom yes please

20/11/2012 at 22:21

can you manage a spoon with your paws bear? 

20/11/2012 at 22:25
He can just lick it out
20/11/2012 at 22:28

I'm quite good with spoons acksherly

20/11/2012 at 22:29
Just not keys on a keyboard?
20/11/2012 at 22:32

*tries to look apologetic while eating all the yoghurt cos Bear is distracted showing off his spoon holding skills* 

Right it's 492 left I'll get a bit of a telling off from Sally about that but I think I'm going to leave it there and make a massive effort for the rest of the week. Sally (CPN) had told me to try to make proper meals so I'll get a cook book out tomorrow and work out what I'll have for the next few days then I can do it without thinking about it and get back on track. I think if I run or gym that will help a lot too cos I'll be hungry just sitting about doesn't help. 

Bear can you use chopsticks? 

20/11/2012 at 22:34

I can but I always lose weight when I do

20/11/2012 at 22:35

Solb, Jamie Oliver's meals on 15 minutes book is excellent. Good food quickly
20/11/2012 at 22:42


That's a good idea by eck ... I have a couple of cook books here, one from Tea Mouse (who we haven't seen in these parts for a while, you OK mouse?) on cheeeese recipies ... if I get some cheese in they'd be useful for upping intakes on nawty days. I have one that's healthy veggie food, never made anything from it but it shouldn't push me too far outside of my comfort zone and one smassive book from Cocoa Pop with millions of ideas in. 

I'll choose some recipies, buy the ingredients and have a go I think it'll feel weird at first but it's quite exciting too. I've never cared about taste before (cos it only mattered whether it fitted with the rules) it's a really cool journey and eventually I want to try EVERYTHING! I'll stop being veggi as soon as I can manage cos I don't want any rules left even those unrelated to OCD - don't mind if I don't eat it cos I don't like it but I don't want to have anything that I 'can't' eat. That'll be quite a big one though cos I've been a veggie since I was 11. 

20/11/2012 at 22:47
Solb, I will cook for you one day.
Ask your CPN to teach you some mindfulness of food techniques
Mr by eck did it and it helped him lose weight because he learned to appreciate thetaste and texture of food. I think it will help you gain weight becauwe you will learn how good food looks, tastes and feels.
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