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    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 29th Dec 17, 1:32 PM
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    Quit..rest ..restart . Diary no.3
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    • 29th Dec 17, 1:32 PM
    Quit..rest ..restart . Diary no.3 29th Dec 17 at 1:32 PM
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.comshowthread.php?t=53499 16
    And possibly the last . Not sure if the link works .

    From someone who never bothers with diaries ( I!!!8217;m the person who gets one from the office but leaves it in a drawer for 2 years ), to someone who has done two on m s e .

    As the title suggests , diary 1 is quit ( 28/10/2015)
    Diary 2 is wondering what now?( 2/04/2017)
    Diary 3 is trying to pickup the pieces of the puzzle and put them together so everything fits . (29/22/17)

    I must thank all the regulars ( Lesson Learned, harz, enthusiastic , gigervamp, Anna , copperjar cew Wendy &co. ) plus all the others who have been reading and thanking me along the way.
    I do think that, had the internet and this site had been around when we first had problems that a lot of mistakes wouldn!!!8217;t have happpened.

    There are many people worse off of course, but Like others I want to avoid falling down after trying to rebuild myself ready to be more sturdy and robust for what is thrown at me in the immediate future and beyond.

    Biggest obstacles to overcome : lose the weight / find a part time job/find confidence to meet new People / stop lazing around/
    Oh, and get off the prednisolone .

    Hope you enjoy the journey with me .

    Thanks
    Ac
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    • By another casualty 12th Feb 18, 5:43 PM
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    Hello AC,

    So glad I found you. I'll still catch up on the bits I missed last year, but you sound like you're doing great. Who's James? He seems like a great find for getting the things you need sorted.

    You sound so much happier in your posts than you did prior to your move. Have you ever gone back to read the first diary at any point to show yourself what a great job you're doing?

    MTxx
    Originally posted by MuffinTops
    Hello muffin Great to hear from you again .
    James the builder has been a lucky find for me, as you’ll see in my previous posts . Yes , I did read the first diary a few months back .
    I was all over the place then
    It’s good to hear that you see improvement .
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    • By another casualty 12th Feb 18, 6:10 PM
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    So , felt horrible all day Friday . Saturday I was fine again .
    Spiral finished last week as I said . Replaced by ropey Swedish series modus . Up pops Kim cattrall whomis not Swedish , so enough was enough and I switched off . Hopefully the bridge will be back soon .

    Yesterday I finally got the music room to my liking . Only a couple of poster tubes to put somewhere. Do not tell me where.
    Still have a crate of stuff to sort out , which is now hidden in the bedroom.

    It seems only last month that I went down in Jean size from 40 inch waist to 38 inches. I have a feeling Iam now ready to go to a 36 inch waist .
    I am gonna order one pair online from M&S and see what gives.
    I diid not have the confidence to go down to 38 waist initially , but I am fed up of my jeans slipping down way too low .

    Had a strange and strenuous personal training session today . This consisted of doing odd and awkward excercise with no strength involved. Mr. Instructor wants me to get swimming trunks so he can take pics . I think it is gonna be a before and eventually after shots rather than something dodgy . I was wearing 4xxl size in t shirts and sweatshirts , but yesterday it looks like I may have gone to 2x l
    If I can get to just x l then that is a huge achievement .
    This is one of reasons I have been holding back looking for employment . Initially I knew I could not even fit into a weather centre as a gas balloon. Looks like I am heading in the right direction to be normal fingers crossed .
    Last edited by another casualty; 12-02-2018 at 6:17 PM.
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    • By another casualty 13th Feb 18, 5:56 PM
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    Woke up with a stiff shoulder which I still have now . I assume it’s the way I slept . Lots of rain today, so I only went as far as the shop .
    Watching olympics . For a moment I though it was loose women .
    Cannot watch curling though. Too boring for me .
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    • By enthusiasticsaver 13th Feb 18, 7:19 PM
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    Wow, you are doing well on the keeping fit regime AC. Going down from size 40 to almost 36 is really good. That will give you confidence when looking for work knowing you are fitter than you were 6 months ago.
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    • By another casualty 13th Feb 18, 7:55 PM
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    Thanks enthusiastic .
    I suppose the combination of quitting lucozade and crisps a few months back , plus the above . Long way to go , but I will be patient and hope for the best . Living like a pensuioner at the moment but change will happen eventually .
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    • By gallygirl 13th Feb 18, 9:10 PM
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    Had a strange and strenuous personal training session today . This consisted of doing odd and awkward excercise with no strength involved. Mr. Instructor wants me to get swimming trunks so he can take pics . I think it is gonna be a before and eventually after shots rather than something dodgy .
    Originally posted by another casualty


    Oh dear, that does read funny AC . What kind of exercises - am guessing some kind of Pilates type ones which would actually be really good for your suppleness and overall fitness? Plus holding your 'core' in helps with balance which is really important as we all get older and our bones less strong and 'bounceable' .

    Anyway, we all want to see the before and after pics - unless a mankini is involved .
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
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    • By another casualty 13th Feb 18, 9:50 PM
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    Hellooo gally. Such a long time . Hope you are fine and dandy as usual Yes ,that does sound a rather odd training session.
    Basically , it was all about balance . Some using a t r x pulley.
    I think that is what it is called. Different ways of press-ups . Using the treadmill in a different way altogether . Basically while the personal trainer keeps telling me how strong and solid I am , he acknowledges other parts of the body that need to be built up.due to my condition.
    I am basically doing a lot of things opposite the way others would do.

    TBH I do not want to do the pics . I may do some selfies at home standing behind an inflatable space hopper or something.
    Last edited by another casualty; 13-02-2018 at 9:54 PM.
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    • By another casualty 15th Feb 18, 8:18 PM
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    Lousy couple of days . Constant rain meant I just stayed in .
    Went out today to buy scented candles in branksome . For some reason I was sweaty , clammy and sniffy. When I walked into homesense, I inadvertently knocked a fake plastic tree when I brushed past it . Some snotty bloke just pointed at it . I didn’t know what he was pointing at . No conversation , just pointing .
    Feel better now than what I did . I think I may force myself to the gym tomorrow .

    Felt a bit bloated today . When looking through a drawer with some clothes in it, I found the last pair of trousers that I wore for that hideous company I used to work for . Waist size..46”.
    In reality, I know that trousers and jeans fittings are different , so I think I would probably be a 40” trousers with them being loose and soon a 36”jeans . The. Ones I have in 38” are very loose as I mentioned .
    Still tidying up stuff in bedroom. Hopefully , by this time next week that will be done . This m g saps you of energy and stamina . Hoping the gym visits get back my stamina and strength .
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    • By gallygirl 15th Feb 18, 8:50 PM
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    Hellooo gally. Such a long time . Hope you are fine and dandy as usual Yes ,that does sound a rather odd training session.
    Basically , it was all about balance . Some using a t r x pulley.
    I think that is what it is called. Different ways of press-ups . Using the treadmill in a different way altogether . Basically while the personal trainer keeps telling me how strong and solid I am , he acknowledges other parts of the body that need to be built up.due to my condition.
    I am basically doing a lot of things opposite the way others would do.
    Originally posted by another casualty
    Sounds like the trainer is putting some real thought into how to work with you AC . Using your core can help tighten up your abdomen and improve your overall condition which is all good

    Fine and dandy signing out .
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
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