fairy elephant

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Does running regularly improve mental health?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 23:56

I think there is a difference between stress and depression, when I was stressed running helped. I had a peroid of depression when all I wanted to do was shut myself away from the world. Running didn't help then it was just another stress on my to do list and I had a break. I have just started running again. I don't wear a watch and try not to put any pressure on myself .


Coping with divorce after husbamds affair

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 23:46

Good luck, hope this takes you on the road to recovery

Are you odd?

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 22:56
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

I studied neuroscience as part of my first degree 

Today Cake informed me that I always walk on his left hand side. I hadn't realised that I did. 



Are you sure it's not cake always walking on your right hand side?

Pregnancy and exercise - does society judge?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 23:02
Jamie Newton 2 wrote (see)
skotty wrote (see)

my mrs cycled 20km to the hospital while in labour, gave birth and jogged back home afterwards with little'un on her back...

Why didn't she take her bike home? Did you pinch it?  hee hee

obviously she didn't have a helmet for the baby

Pregnancy and exercise - does society judge?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 22:03

I advise women if their pregnancy has no complications to carry on exercising but to listen to their bodies, not to get overheated and to keep hydrated. As joints are more lax to be careful with weights and to avoid contact sports.

I do encourage walking and swimming / aquarobics even if they haven't exercised before.

seren nos, the reason someone might be advised not to swim breast stroke is more to do with symphysis pubis pain. Also not to good for the back especially if technique is poor, but if it doesn't cause problems no reason not to do it. If only it did bring on labour it would save the NHS a fortune on inductions

How did you choose your forum name?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 23:11

my first name means beauty bestowed by fairies at birth, a boyfriend (now an ex) said I was more like a fairy bleedin' elephant. 



Showers at a race event?

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 22:28

I can't see from the web page what time the race start

We fancy making a day of it with the kids if it isn't too early.

So now they are over - what was the best moment for you?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 22:07

I was disappointed to only get tickets for weight lifting. It was the B string 55kg women and 58kg men. It turned out to be great. Even though there were no Brits taking part it was still exciting, you just wanted to everyone to do well.

To top it all the last male lifter attempted and achieved a new OR the crowd willed the bar up. I am sure the athlete will treasure that moment for ever. It was great to be a tiny part of it. My kids were inspired and loved it. It was even better finding out that none of the A stream lifters beat him and he got the gold medal.

Jess and Mo were brill. My son now wants to be Mo.

Fatty and Skinny went to bed, Fatty rolled over and Skinny was a little annoyed

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:21


I wish I had somewhere easier to spell.

Although my BMI is 26 I stll have a BMI of less than 63% of people from the UK, but higher than 58% of people in the world.


Too fit for fertility?

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:07
Tenjiso wrote (see)
louise atkinson 4 wrote (see)

I've been told that a fat percentage of 22% is the minimum for conception.... 

That sounds like something a guy would say when he's forgotten his contraceptives.

I regularly see women with a BMI of less than 20 that are pregnant. So don't believe him when he tells you that

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