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Giving up the booze

Posted: 06/01/2008 at 12:50

Hi all, hope everyone is well on this fine morning...

Hipps, hello there, nice to see your little gin loving hippo pic again, I have missed been around.

Cotty, it took me 18 month to loose the weight, I stopped eating so much junk and tried to eat healthy, didn't manage that all the time, ha ha, I did do a lot of walking at least 5 times a week with distances between 5 to 12 mile I was doing at least 30+ miles a week, it is as much a bug as running is, if I plan to walk and can't I get grumpy.

Talking of walking it's time I went out and took advantage of this lovely sunny day, enjoy the day everyone.........

Giving up the booze

Posted: 05/01/2008 at 17:56

Walking is such good exercise I love it, walking to the shops is brilliant, rain or shine nothing stips me, I see everyone fighting for spaces going round and round, tearing out their hair, it amazes me how many people drive just a few mins to the shops when they could walk, I was guilty of it once...

When I scrapped my car (it was so old and clapped out) the scrap yard was 7 miles away so I took my mp3 player and walked back, I only got £50 for it, the MOT cost £45 and there must have been about a gallon of petrol left in so I just broke even, thats life..........

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Posted: 05/01/2008 at 17:45

Hi all, thanks for all the good wishes, hope you are all well

Apps, Yeo, you are too kind  thanks.

Oh and Nessie, congratulations on your expectancy, nice one.........

I am taking one day at a time, an old old chesnut but it works, my mood is lifting every day, looks like the meds are finaly working.

I have been faffing about installing a web cam this aft, when it's installed my pc is so slow and freezes all the time, uninstall it and all is well again, my Dad is having the same prob with his, oh well I will sort it somehow.

I am really enjoying not having the worry of a car, I walk to the shops every time, bout 3 miles round trip, strap on the old rucksac and off I go.

My Dad lives about 75 miles away, I can get a National Express coach virtually door to door so no problem there.

Life is looking good.....................

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Posted: 04/01/2008 at 17:57

Here I am, sorry....

There has been a few things sent to try me over this year, my car had to be scrapped in August so I am now without transport, which is ok now I have got used to public transport, my eldest daughter has dropped out of Uni after a year and is in all sorts of debt, oh dear.

I had a very lonely Christmas and new year, I spent most of it on my own, Tesco frozen chicken curry for Christmas dinner, but my youngest daughter stayed a few nights after boxing day.  It has been down time for me I never even bothered with a tree or decorations I just didn't have in in me this year.

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Posted: 04/01/2008 at 17:47

Runner Duck, Nessie, Cinders,

As I said I have just got back my broadband today (talktalk) and during set up I must have done something I shouldn't because I couldn't get back on-line, just spent 2 hours listening to piped music, argh, but they sorted it for me, I hope.

I think the vibes got through Nessie cos hear I am

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Posted: 04/01/2008 at 14:54

Oh I forgot to mention that I have now lost a total of 5 stone, I hover around the 12 stone mark, I did drop to 11.5 but my gp told me this was too low for me.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 04/01/2008 at 14:45

Hi all,

Just got back on-line after 15 months.

 Hope all is well, I have a lot of catching up to do.

I have had to stop running as my hips hurt too much (osteoarthritis) which also affected my back causing severe pain, I walk now quite a lot, between 5 / 10 miles 3 times a week, this I can manage ok

As for drinking, I have managed to control it, I have had to because of all the medication I am on for my depression, I have the occasional, no more than once a week, few cans of weakish lager.

Over the past year I have had some right old really low black moments when I did drink far too much and nearly did somthing stupid, but thanks to some great guidance from my local mental healh team I am slowly on the right road, good times ahead....

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Posted: 20/12/2007 at 14:47

Hi all, just a quick one from the library, haha, I am getting back on-line about Jan 6th, can't wait to catch up.

I have not been well, I have been suffering severe depression and anxiety, I am getting help, I am on anti-dep and valium when needed, I am seeing a psyhciatric nurse on a regular basis, not a great deal of change yet but it's early days and it's a long road ahead, I have been seeing him since August.

 Hope every one is ok, I havn't got time to read back at the moment, I have to get back home.

Oh well have a great Christmas every one, see you in Jan.

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Posted: 25/05/2007 at 12:57
Eggs, glad to hear you are doing fine, if things go according to plan I hope to see you and the rest of the gang at a run, 10k sounds good.

I have hung all my old medals in my lounge to keep me going and give me inspiration, its working..

Right my time is up at the library, GREAT to see and speak with you again, best wishes and lots of love to all, happy running.........

Ttfn, Gaz xxx

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Posted: 25/05/2007 at 12:52
Hi Nessie, thanks for thinking about me and congatulations on getting married, I do think about you all, all the time.

Hope you are coping with you new found fatherdom Leighton, best wishes mate, to you and mrs Leighton, mrs leighton had just given birth last time I was on

Congratulations and well done Cinders, hope everything is going well.

Oh Egg, I am so sorry you are on a break, I hope you are doing ok, lots of love and best wishes on its way to you.

Sunlover, are you back for good? mmm, you must be if you are getting your dogs back, do you think you will miss the good weather?
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