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Happy, Happy, Runner, Me!!

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RuNanananaGraduate
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Visited my GP this morning - he suggested (drum roll, please!) that we do a trial of no blood pressure meds!! Woo hooo!!

I also discussed my back injury with him, and he said I was "lucky" because it was my middle back and not upper or lower - so it'll heal more quickly.... but did tell me that I needed to stick to "brisk walking for two weeks, which shouldn't do much damage to" my progress.

But really. Read that first paragraph again. Since I saw him in July, I've lost 1 1/2 stone, 4 inches from my waist, quit smoking, started running... I feel like I've been handed an award! lol

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Flossie22 profile image
Flossie22Graduate

Congratulations to you! You must be feeling so good right now! And rightly so! 😀😀👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉

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misswobbleGraduate in reply to Flossie22

Yay! Good for you!!!! The less medication the better, and as you get healthier and fitter, you should hopefully be free of it completely.

Your hard work has paid off. Once you get into the idea of eating healthily it becomes second nature, and the more you keep running, the less you crave unhealthy food. Well, that's the plan. As runners, and being more active in general, we can manage the occasional treat. "We can always run it off!

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to misswobble

(I soooo cannot "run off" what I'd really like to eat on some days - my stamina just isn't there for a marathon yet!! lol)

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to Flossie22

Thanks, Flossie :-) I do - I really do.

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misswobbleGraduate

You'll sort your eats out as you find out what suits you, running wise. You don't start needing any extra til you start going beyond 10k.

I have eaten my last home made peanut choc bar this evening (post run) so going to have to make some more. I love making them. They are so expensive to buy! Might do the WW ones this time. I have a new runners cook book so it might be out of that one (as the peanut ones were)

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Flossie22Graduate in reply to misswobble

Think your recipes should be pinned posts wobble! I for one would have fun making and eating them! 😀

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to misswobble

For a couple weeks there my appetite was just through the roof!! Glad to say it's calmed down now - but jeepers it was wicked!

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runswithdogsGraduate

Wow. What a journey. What will the next six months bring?

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to runswithdogs

5k!! 10k!!! next year - 1/2 marathon!!! I'm shocked to discover, however, that I have a very competitive side. Who knew?

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orchardsGraduate

Wow! That's brilliant!

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to orchards

Thank you!! I just feel like - well, if I can do it, pretty much AnYBoDy can.

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PippiRuns

Great news! Congratulations 🍾

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to PippiRuns

Thanks, Iben (Pippy?) :-)

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PippiRuns in reply to RuNananana

Pippi Longstocking was my childhood hero :-) Still want to be like her sometimes.

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to PippiRuns

I can hardly blame you: she was confident, funny, and afraid of nothing!

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Irish-JohnGraduate

That is marvelous! Very happy for you :)

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Cheers, John! It helps to have an entire (online) community cheering you on! x

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ancientrunnerGraduate

Bloomin' marvellous!!!

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to ancientrunner

Why thank you! I'm feeling like AnYtHiNg is possible!!

Davoda profile image
DavodaGraduate

That's absolutely fantastic!

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to Davoda

Thanks!! I'm pretty chuffed!

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OldflossAdministrator

You have been handed an award..the one for personal determination and achievement!

Wow.. well done you, getting yourself on track and getting off those meds'.

Stick to the advice, and get those walks in... I am still walking, as well as putting my runs in to, after being on the IC... lovely at this time of the year!

PS

Maybe time for new outfit for Christmas as a treat... (in a smaller size) :)

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Faqhiavelli

That's amazing! Great job!

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to Faqhiavelli

Thanks, Faq - I do feel as though I've accomplished something big!

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pollyp1Graduate

I keep hovering over the 'like' button, waiting for a heart to come up! Well done you! I've never been on bp tablets but I have lost loads of weight and I feel your joy about it all. You've shown what you can achieve with the right motivation (which, really, is just [lol] wanting it enough - to put up with the discomfort of change). Keep it up!

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to pollyp1

Thanks!! It really is all about making that decision. Historically - and occasionally currently, I'm horrible at decisions! But once made, just try changing my mind!! lol

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davelinksGraduate

Well done! Keep it up! I'm also hoping to come off bp med next time I have my checkup, but probibly not the statins as the high cholesterol is hereditary through from my dad..😊

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to davelinks

I bet your cholesterol improves - the good cholesterol is going to skyrocket with all your hard work! They apparently are regarding BP in a whole new way these days - with less emphasis on the actual numbers, and more emphasis on the differential between the two numbers... maybe that change will help your cause! (and Thank you!!!)

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Lon70Graduate

Well done. You are making great progress.

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RuNanananaGraduate in reply to Lon70

Thanks, Lon - it helps having a cheering squad!

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