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Healthy eating and exercise...πŸ¦†...the duck pond in the forest. 🌲

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Hi everyone,

I love how walking and how exercise makes me feel. But since moving here have wanted to walk more as its a load bearing exercise, I have osteopenia so need load bearing exercise.

A few weeks ago I felt very run down with the stress of moving and realised that I had to put on some more weight as my weight was slowly dropping and had dropped to below 9.5 stone and I'm 5'10 with a 30'' waist and 40'' chest anyway. So I have reintroduced dairy to my diet and have got my weight up a little.

Yesterday I walked into my local town to buy some raspberries and here's a view on the way into town:

Then I went out later and came across this duck pond and thought how lovely it looked.

I walked a total of 8.2 miles and took 16,826 steps av heart beat 89bpm ranging from 63bpm to 117bpm and the good news is I don't feel run down anymore or need any supplements. And thats because I eat well and bounce back quickly.

I hope that you enjoy your day and remember it's taking that first step and getting out there. I'm shocked by how little some people walk these days...

Jerry 😊

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Hi Jerry

That photo is really lovely - such a clear reflection of the trees in the water. Lovely Autumnal colours. Looks incredibly still and peaceful.

I'm glad you're managing to get your weight up a bit - and that you're feeling good with the load bearing exercise - walking is such an enjoyable activity. I love it. :-)

Your stats are really great. But especially good is the positive outcome on your health and well-being, and long may that continue!

Zest :-)

JerryAdministrator in reply to Zest

Thank you Zest and for your good wishes its appreciated. πŸ™

It is very tranquil walking in natural soundings as you well know, I find walking in the forest very tranquil so very enjoyable.

Thanks again for your encouragement. 😊


I’ll donate some of my excess weight Jerry πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ seriously though, it makes a difference when you have nature on your doorstep. We are lucky enough to have water everywhere nearby with dolphins and lots of other marine and bird life to watch when we go out walking and cycling. πŸ¬πŸ¦€πŸ πŸ¦’πŸ¦œ

JerryAdministrator in reply to Kaz747

Thank you Kaz, I've seen your photo's so know you live in a great location which's fantastic.

And you make the most of it and thats what counts, getting out there and enjoying it. 😊

Thanks for the pictures Jerry. When I saw the unbroken view of trees I thought you’d moved to Scotland! The Forest of Dean is such a wonderful place - one of England’s best kept secrets πŸ™‚

I’m so glad that you are enjoying living there and well done for walking your way back to health.

JerryAdministrator in reply to Rousler

Thanks Rousler, I love Scotland so would be happy to live there. I love the forest here as well and am nearer friends so it suits me. 😊

Rousler in reply to Jerry

Love your profile picture Jerry. The cottage looks idyllic and you look very peaceful.

I particularly like the colour of the door and window - as green as my envy! πŸ˜†

JerryAdministrator in reply to Rousler

Thanks again and I love it here. πŸ˜€

Hi Jerry, a wonderful picture of the duck pond. And quite a walk at 8.2 miles. I am jealous. I was talking with my son yesterday. He is a bit of a fitness freak, and a body builder - not extreme, but he is in very good shape at 20 years old. Anyway it was he who gave me the run down on what to eat, and to make sure you don't undereat. He eats 200g to 300g of grilled chicken, green veg and rice about 3 times a week. He doesn't refer to his regime as a keto diet, but it looks to me that is what he is basically doing. Whilst I walk briskly for five minutes to warm up for a run, he runs on a treadmill for five minutes on an incline as a warm up to doing about 30 minutes of upper body strength exercises in the gym. Each to his own. I am going to try to take some longer walks. Mine are normally about half an hour. I think I will try to extend them to an hour or more. Your post has inspired me. Thankyou

JerryAdministrator in reply to Mercmancouchto5k

Hi and thank you too, It was 2 walks that totalled 8+ miles, I cycle sometimes and I use weights.

My son has also inspired me to get fitter and when he was at Uni he cycled just over 200 miles in 12 hours on his own just to prove he could...

The secret is to increase your exercise gradually so that you don't over do things and I often have 2 or 3 walks per day, time permitting.


Did they explain to you that coeliac's need to consume additional calcium? The regular RDA is 700mg, but you need to aim for 1000mg. My OH wasn't told in any appointments, it's something we learned at a coeliac UK event.

JerryAdministrator in reply to Cooper27

BTW I knew about calcium as my gastro sent me for a dexa bone scan and I had borderline osteopenia, calcium supplements like Calcichew are just chalk whose molecules are 100,000 times larger than calcium from food and our kidneys work harder to get rid of this excess chalk.

I've had another dexa scan and my bone density is good and the osteopenia is still borderline so I respond to a healthy diet.

So it might be worth your OH having a dexa bone scan. 😊


Thanks for that info, I add sesame seeds to many things as they contain calcium but I don't absorb fat well and my body fat is about 1/3 lower than the minimum recommended.

I also like fruit and veg the most lot so eat lots of those which exacerbates me being lean.

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