Mental illness and running

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

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04/02/2013 at 23:19

Sounds a bit like the sort of thing I hear about people who have battled through a life threatening illness in that it makes them value their life all the more.  Makes me think though - why is it so difficult for me to value all the good things I have got in my life and feel good about that.  It really shouldn't take something like that to make a difference but that's how it seems to work.

I think your clues have definitely given away the mystery person now.  Certainly is good to hear.

05/02/2013 at 10:13

Morning all. Glad to hear you are okay after your scary encounter Caz. 

Food and exercise is something that definately go together! Me and Mr Soup have started the FAST diet (just so get rid of  a few Jan/Feb pounds) where you restrict calories to 500 or 600 on 2 days a week. Yesterday was my 500 day but I still biked to work and then did a 1000m swim. Then I went to the pictures and by 9pm I felt tired, nauseous and really crap.  Couldn't get home fast enough for a quick snack. Didn't help that the film was boring as hell - Lincoln. Very disappointing. 

Anyway, I'm going to be lurking more and popping in now and then because I'm trying to change my mind set from being ill to being well. Because I think I am well!!  But this thread is so special that I want to keep in touch and hear how everyone is getting on. 

Love and kisses to everyone including lurkers. There is always hope. For me it has been the change in work environment. 



Edited: 05/02/2013 at 10:14
05/02/2013 at 10:55
Soupy, I am interested in this plan. I heard about it from a Dr friend.
05/02/2013 at 10:58

It seems to be working by'eck and I'm hoping it will deal with my high cholesterol too. But balancing calorie restriction with exercise is a bit difficult. Not sure if it would suit you with your eating disorder or not. I suppose it might help if you know for 2 days that you don't have to eat, just so long as you eat normally on the other days. 

05/02/2013 at 11:30
That's what I'm thinking. Its the control IM seeking from the ED.
We should be starting our new kitchen in 2 weeks. That means lots of cooking, cleaning and packing...
05/02/2013 at 16:04
Moo and I have done lots of sorting. Nothing was too out of date, but we had great fun squishing boxes
05/02/2013 at 17:59

Bit of a black cloud day today.  Fortunately things are busy at work so that's keeping me going.  Got to face up to the challenge of getting out running tonight.  Needs to be done.

05/02/2013 at 23:16

Run achieved.  Ran OK but wasn't feeling too good so I took the option of a shorter route back to the start with some of the others keen to bail out.  It just mean 4 miles instead of 5.  Happy with that for tonight.

06/02/2013 at 12:19
Looks like we all need a large mug of tea to get us going this morning....
06/02/2013 at 21:05

It has certainly gone quiet.  I hope everyone is too busy to get on here rather than anything more sinister

06/02/2013 at 21:11
I ran!! 5.5 miles

How are you SC?
06/02/2013 at 21:16

Just catching up on e-mails and stuff and hadn't got round to it yet.  Good effort by 'eck.  Football night for me tonight so done running of sorts but can't specify the distance.

06/02/2013 at 21:25
LR, football is great sprint training.
How are you doing?
06/02/2013 at 21:29

Depressed is the word.  At least the football did take my mind off it for a while which isn't always the case.  Got to face a family visit right at the end of the working week so it's a bit heavy going at the moment.

06/02/2013 at 21:54

I have been at work, where access to this site is blocked.
I have cycled for 30 minutes, first cardio based exercise after my chest infection.

Had a conversation with Mr Steady, his Father has admitted to being lonely and not coping so well in house on his own (widowed last year after 60 years of marriage), so will have to start looking at places for him to live.

Shopping list written ready for supermarket after work tomorrow.

06/02/2013 at 22:03

My colleague at work has the same issue with her mother who wants to move after her father passed away.  There's a lot of memories over that length of time.

06/02/2013 at 22:07
My grandfather is losing his marbles in spectacular- style. He's annoying my mother, forgetting everything and refusing to admit he needs more help.
06/02/2013 at 22:20

Mr Steady Senior is very independant but knows he can do less and less. He had a horrible experience in hospital which means he doesnot trust the medical peeps at all. He says he loves the house, (it is nice) but struggles with the stairs etc. They moved in nearly 20 years ago, but its a 2 hour drive to visit and another 2 hours to get home, so popping over to visit is not an easy option, we go at the weekends, but its all day and then nothing gets done in our house or garden. Getting him to accept help is difficult and he is not the sort to go out to the local British Legion Club or similar as he is not much of a drinker and thats all they do there according to him.

Thanks for listening to my moans, I just hope that when I get to a ripe old age I do not get just like my parents.

06/02/2013 at 22:22
Talk all you need cj, I do understand
06/02/2013 at 22:25

It's certainly a lot of effort you have to make to travel that distance.  It's certainly not easy being that age and I think my preference would be to bow out before getting to that age where everyone else of my generation is dying out around me.  I'm sure it's not all just drinking at the British Legion but it's so hard to get anyone of that age to do anything for their own good that's different to what they're used to.

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