Sunluvva


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Giving up the booze

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 11:09

Hubby's drinking originally revolved around depression - then it became a viscous circle where he drank because he was depressed then became depressed because he drank.  I'm sure it's all too familiar to most of you.   

Re the wheatgrass Jonnie - the fresh stuff is always better but you'll still get good benefits from adding the powder to juices and smoothies.  

Giving up the booze

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 13:52

Believe me EDI he is - has been for the last 30 yrs.  He's been through the stuff you spoke of earlier.  He tries not to drink at all but can't manage it for more than a few weeks and it always creeps back up.  He really has made this choice - he's the sort of alchie who just has to have some drink - it doesn't have to be loads but he can't do without it.

My new jacket just arrived, it doesn't say it's paclite.  It's a Vapour Storm, the label said it's goretex.  Is paclite the name or the material they use.  I know it's good stuff as I've heard people talk about it but just assumed it was the model name.

Been for a run this morning, not sure exactly how far.  I'd planned 4 miles max but took the wrong track in the woods and ended up somewhere different than planned.  The garmin wouldn't pick up the satellite for ages, so I did over a mile maybe more before it started. It was nice to be out in the sunshine 

Giving up the booze

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 22:51

Anyway, enough of that misery stuff - look what I've just treated myself to.  It's a real bargain even at £115 

http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/berghaus-womens-vapour-storm-jacket-21110744?id_colour=133

Giving up the booze

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 22:33

EDI, I know theres no way I can control his drinking but I can control what I will put up with.  He knows that I won't accept him being properly bolloxed every day - he would have to leave.  I can cope with a couple of pints after work but no more - if he started drinking at home again he'd be gone before he could slur kronenburg!  He knows I don't like it at all but I accept I can't make him stop.  It's up to him to decide what's more important to him - I've laid my cards on the table and he knows how I feel and where that line is, if he crosses it then it's over.  

Giving up the booze

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:43

Typical - I finally post on here after months of no posting and my posts disappear! 

EDI, Jonnie and everyone else who's been to that dark place and come through it - you have my utmost respect.  It's never been a problem for me personally but I have and to an extent still do see my husband going down that path and have to try to prevent it happening.  He still drinks daily, a couple of pints almost every night after work.  Makes me really upset that he would rather go to the pub than come home 

Anyway, I refuse to let it get to me - I do all the things I want to do and he misses out.

My foster daughter is excluded from school today so I'm making her follow her timetable.  She has a double p.e. session after lunch, I don't have a badminton court so guess who's riding her bike next to me on a nice run - minimum 3 miles.......

Giving up the booze

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:18

Do it before you drink the juice Apps - only takes a minute then, the longer you leave it the harder it is to clean..........

Giving up the booze

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:23
Mac McCormack wrote (see)
Unfortunately I binge on beer .... any ideas

Lots of ideas but it depends on whether you want to keep beer bingeing or not.

Cinders, google for more options but this place sells the whole lot from seeds to grown grass and frozen juice shots.  

http://www.wheatgrass-uk.com/

The juice works out a bit expensive but saves a heck of a lot of fuss if you can't be bothered to grow it yourself.  I think it's worth the money - I drunk it religiously back in 2009 when I first got really ill and was bed bound.  

Jonnie - this is one of the best juicers on the market at this price, I've had a few of them over the years.  Finally treated myself to a flash expensive one and i've had to have it replace twice as it's broken down!  

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9099407.htm

 

Giving up the booze

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:38

EDI - 42 miles is NOT a small ultra, it's massive and further than me or HT have run in one go!   It's not running or distance you need to focus on though it's your mind - getting your mind into the right frame to complete the distance however far it is.  

I've got a good blender too but not been brave enough to try garlic in it yet.  Maybe I should to get rid of all the bugs that keep coming and getting me.  I can't pick a favourite recipe but a really simple one is bananas, spinach and either a few drops of vanilla extract or a shake of cinnamon, yummy.   Now you've got a blender make sure you freeze any fruit that's about to go off.  Whizz frozen bananas on their own to make lovely ice cream - they don't even taste like bananas like that but then you can add other frozen fruit too, heaven in a bowl

I don't mind wheatgrass juice Cinders but it can take some getting used to.  If you get it at the right age - grown for about a week so it's 7-8 inches long - it can be quite sweet but longer than that and it gets bitter.  It's still good for you though.  It's a bit like having rocket fuel - you get amazing energy which lasts a couple of hours.  when you first try it most people knock back a shot sized glass then suck on a bit of orange but once you get used to the taste you can have a bigger amount.  First time I had a double shot I was hyper   I am seriously getting some frozen wheatgrass shots to drink on ultras, they come in small pots so easy to carry 

Have you got a juicer Jonnie, a really simple juice is apple and ginger - one apple and about an inch of ginger - or more if you really like it hot 

I'm planning on venturing out for a tiny run tomorrow, first time since I got ill again.  I was back up to about 14 miles mid august after breaking my ankle then I got began to go downhill again.  I did an 8 mile run beginning of september and some shorter ones but not much since.  

Hope everyones had a good day today  x

Giving up the booze

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:17

Lol, I can't remember how many marathons and ultras HT has done but it's not in single figures.  Same for me too but HT has run more marathons than me in total.  Each Pilgrims Challenge counts for 2 marathons.  I'm more interested in trying to get fit enough to build up to a 100 miler - ht wants to do 100 marathons.  She gets annoyed with me when i say lets do this or that run cos even if it were 52.4 miles it would only count as one marathon but if you did those miles over 2 days it's 2 marathons!  

Giving up the booze

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 23:57

It's Beachy Cinders, you can have my place if you fancy it .   I've been too ill to do any running at all.  Bit peed off to say the least but hey ho, being sensible for once.  

EDI, HT is a legend for smashing marathons and ultras with less than optimal training.  We always make great plans about being fitter,  faster etc. this time next year and it rarely happens - well not for me anyway  

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