Mental illness and running

I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.

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07/12/2012 at 18:08

(Still haven't done any exercise though and I feel like a massive fat barrage balloon ... I think I'm going to go on a diet until Christmas, don't want to start my new year feeling porky and miserable) 

07/12/2012 at 21:46
My carpet is down and front room almost back up and running
07/12/2012 at 22:10

You will all be pleased to hear that Bear is not longer in my bad books.  He is very kindly loaning me his floor tonight so that I can get to a swim tomorrow morning.  I would have had to get up at about 5am if I had driven from home tomorrow morning.

As for coming out, for me it was very difficult but the more people I tell the easier it becomes.  There have been very few people that have not been supportive and to be honest these were people I had little respect for before I beame ill, because of their other characteristics.

Having said that, my problems are minor and of short duration compared to a lot of people on here and what worked for me might not work for someone else.  You ahve to do what you thinnk is the best thing for you and at the right time in your life when you feel you are ready

07/12/2012 at 22:44
That is very kind of you bear. Now SC, don't go giving bear too many honey treats...
07/12/2012 at 22:55

Well I'm home.  Very drunk I guess.  That's about my heaviest session of the year so I promise to be sensible from now on until this time next year.  Got to get my act together though as I've got friends round next Tuesday for a traditional xmas gathering that we have.  That means I've got to get out tomorrow and get a Christmas tree.  Also, must do so running.  If I don't do it tomorrow I may be asking for encouragement to get myself out on Sunday.

Good to hear bear is forgiven.  No more confusion over that issue anymore!

SOLB - good to hear you're giving the old OCD a kick up the backside.  A xmas tree would really give it good kicking.  Let's do it!

No reply from my friend yet re phase 1 of the plan.  Come on, come on, come on.  It's gotta happen!


07/12/2012 at 23:02

Spoke too soon - reply came through from my friend just as I posted this.  Phase 1 is go!

07/12/2012 at 23:33
Woo hooooo
07/12/2012 at 23:35

07/12/2012 at 23:45

Amazing how much I can sober up in 45 mins.  Progress on phase 1 was obviously very much on my mind when I stumbled in.  Rightly so I guess.  Thanks for the positive feedback.  Hope you guys are OK.

08/12/2012 at 04:47
Moo and I have been having cuddles for the last hour. I think it will be a case of playing catch a Dr in the morning. Congratulations on the successful completion of stage 1 LR. Iv think some of yoyr celebration tonight was clearly in anticipation, getting it all done in one hit
Solb, I look forward to seeing your pictures. I don't like Lois of Christmas cards up so one year Anastasia and I made a scrapbook of the nicest pictures abd messages. Last year moo helped make a collage and a mobile thing. Lots of cutting and stiking and even more enjoyment.
Right, I think he is nearly ready to go back into his own bed so I'll tru to get more sleep.
If someone could make me a coffee around 8:30, that would be fab!
08/12/2012 at 09:30


08/12/2012 at 09:33

Sorry up to late to make that coffee.  Hope it goes OK at the doctors.

Well I'm obviously sobered up now so I do have the tricky bit of actually going through with phase 1 so yes it was in anticipation.  Got shopping to do first though before the masses arrive in town again so better get to it.

08/12/2012 at 09:36

Your typing was pretty good last night LR!  Wouldn't have known you'd been drinking

08/12/2012 at 09:39
*runs away in fear*
08/12/2012 at 16:33
Today is about resilience. Its about reassessing all the rules previously created and keeping those that really work, whilst allowing the others to sit quietly in the background. Not ignored, but not used. Today is a day for listening to the true voices, not the loudest or most persistent.
Today is putting into practice the lessons I have learned, and decided where I want yo go next.
08/12/2012 at 19:58
Good evening all

LR - good news on phase 1, sure it'll all go well. Had my manager at work break down a little on me yesterday due to stress and lack of support from management team after being off a few weeks.

Personally I refereed in freezing conditions this morning but the carpets now down in my front room!
08/12/2012 at 20:10

I'm having the 'phase 1' chat with my friend tomorrow afternoon i.e this is the one that knows already but talking about how to 'come out' to the others. 

Got the Christmas tree up -- but yet to be decorated.  Been really tired today so it's been a real effort.  I think the sleep deficit has finally caught up with me.  Hope it means I get a proper nights sleep tonight.

Hope Bear hasn't scared everyone else with that shark picture.  Could be Bear in trouble again only a day after being forgiven!

08/12/2012 at 20:13

Sounds profound and positive by eck, how are you feeling now? 

Woo hoo to carpets  

I've had a lovely day. Really tired so I'm shamelessly copying and pasting from FB 

 I have 90 tons of cake left to distribute, my Mum decided I needed a birthday cake too. I need to get generous quick. I'm not really bothered about cake and I doubt I'll eat it now the box has been opened. I baked Cheshire cat cakes, tiny tiny cakes for Georgia's tea set and 'eat me' cakes in saucers ... plus scones with strawberry jam and cream and bread. Might have also had little coffee cups filled with jelly tots and twirl bites ADD Mum's cake and the table was pretty heave for a little party  ) Party was wonderful, SOLBsismini adored the croquet and pin the tail on the cheshire cat - she was having a tired out cuddle with me after we'd been playing marching, then she spotted the poor battle worn cat and burst out laughing, it made the whole thing worth it .... actually we all had fun. My dad managed to even make OCD girl laugh making a mess, he upturned a cup filled with milk to read what was on the bottom of it - we teased him mercilessly about making a mess before the grandkids ... but he was in a lovely mood and even wore a handmade carboard top hat with animal ears for most of the afternoon  

Feeling pretty happy, but very tired broke lots and lots of OCD rules today

OOooo by eck your card arrived today, I have proudly put it up I keep meaning to paint a picture for Moo. What would he like?  

08/12/2012 at 20:15

Xpost: Ha ha ha not me, I love my shark socks  
Really hope you get some sleep Lr I'm pretty sure the sleep fairy will be visiting me tonight, I'll remind her to visit all of you too 

08/12/2012 at 20:17
I'm seeing lots of great things in this thread. You should all remember this even in the low times

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