The Totally Awesome August NSD Challenge!

edited 8 August 2014 at 8:54AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Just watched that video (to the end of the Statins section), and I'm more convinced than I ever was that they're over prescribed and that I was right to refuse them. My OH takes them, but he has the hereditary gene that makes him prone to it (lost his father and a younger brother to heart attacks, 28 and 13 years ago respectively) so I understand why he's on them. My Dad's been on them since he had a stroke 10 years ago, but I'm convinced that if he'd changed his diet and taken to walking more than driving he may not have needed. My Mum's been on them for a while as well, and she seems convinced her need it linked to her type 2 diabetes (which was diagnosed 7 or 8 years ago). OH's Mum has been put on them in the last few months, and accepted it as 'an age thing' (she's 71).

    I'm not saying I'll never accept them, but I think I'm far to young (and with figures that aren't anywhere near bad enough) to be accepting the 'easy' option when I can be improving things myself - especially when improving through diet and exercise will also reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes (cards are marked as being at high risk for that) and osteoporosis (lactose intolerance means no/little dairy in my diet, so I'm taking calcium capsules each day - along with the required amount of Vitamin D to assist my body absorb the calcium - as well as doing the running & walking which is reported to reduce the risk), The calcium etc aren't prescribed by my GP, but when it came up in conversation on Friday that I'm taking them she smiled and nodded as it she was more than happy that I'm doing so. In fact, posters in the fracture clinic suggest that were I just 18 months older I'd have been tested for osteoporosis just because I'd broken my wrist!!
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    kerri_gt wrote: »
    hmmm, odd -go to daily motion .com (no space between daily and motion), then search 'the men who made us spend' it's Episode 2

    or try this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_6v6pQrDbk

    Annoyingly its not on iPlayer
    cw18 wrote: »
    Just watched that video (to the end of the Statins section), and I'm more convinced than I ever was that they're over prescribed and that I was right to refuse them. My OH takes them, but he has the hereditary gene that makes him prone to it (lost his father and a younger brother to heart attacks, 28 and 13 years ago respectively) so I understand why he's on them. My Dad's been on them since he had a stroke 10 years ago, but I'm convinced that if he'd changed his diet and taken to walking more than driving he may not have needed. My Mum's been on them for a while as well, and she seems convinced her need it linked to her type 2 diabetes (which was diagnosed 7 or 8 years ago). OH's Mum has been put on them in the last few months, and accepted it as 'an age thing' (she's 71).

    I'm not saying I'll never accept them, but I think I'm far to young (and with figures that aren't anywhere near bad enough) to be accepting the 'easy' option when I can be improving things myself - especially when improving through diet and exercise will also reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes (cards are marked as being at high risk for that) and osteoporosis (lactose intolerance means no/little dairy in my diet, so I'm taking calcium capsules each day - along with the required amount of Vitamin D to assist my body absorb the calcium - as well as doing the running & walking which is reported to reduce the risk), The calcium etc aren't prescribed by my GP, but when it came up in conversation on Friday that I'm taking them she smiled and nodded as it she was more than happy that I'm doing so. In fact, posters in the fracture clinic suggest that were I just 18 months older I'd have been tested for osteoporosis just because I'd broken my wrist!!

    My Mum was taking statins for a while,but stopped recently,because of side effects.I can't remember what the side effects were though.

    I'll have a look at the article later,thanks.
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    edited 8 September 2014 at 12:08PM
    I updated the front page yesterday,and am proud to announce that we have managed a total of 365 nsds for August!

    There were 30 of us who actively took part,which means an average of 12 nsds each!

    Lots of folk met their target,and 2nd,3rd and even 4th targets,and a few exceeded their target too.Well done everyone.Maybe just check though,that I've got your numbers right.After a while the targets post was giving me a headache.

    For those who didn't quite reach their target,Igor is making some of his famous fairy cakes and some yummy pilchard and cucumber surprise sarnies as [STRIKE]punishment[/STRIKE] consolation.What's more,he's made some lovely lemonade too,and you're ALL invited!

    Hubert wants to remind you all that every nsd is a bonus,and not to cry into your pillow if you didn't quite meet target.Sometimes our plans go awry,when life gets in the way.He's putting those words to music as we speak...:D
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