ok....i'm not laughing AT you....but that comment about a scabby horse fried in clarts....OMG i laughed out loud! too funny! and yes the energy was one of the last things to come back for me....here's what i do....and i hate taking pills too....i bought liquid B12 sublingual (under the tongue) it's berry flavored....and also chewable multivitamins....eat lots of proteins....fish, chicken....beans...also if you can find whey protein powder and mix your own protein shakes, it's much cheaper and tastes better cuz you can mix with what ever you like....milk, OJ....fruits etc...that helped me with the energy problem...i do go to bed earlier than i used to because i get tired quickly, but i work 2 jobs and i'm exhausted...lol hope this helped some...i'm sure others will come along soon and give their 2 cents! just hang in there...that plateau you hit will soon go away. :)
Your probably thinking will this Limey sod just go to bed so I can watch Fox on my bloody sofa by now! Hehehe
I eat tin after tin of tuna in spring water mixed in a bowl with baked beans, egg penne pasta and sweetcorn all mixed up, I could eat 6 big bowls of that a day as it was all I ate when I used to work out before Mr T Ramadol introduced himself to me!
I am going to the market tomorrow and they have an aisle dedicated with vitamins and goodies so I may frazzle an employees brain asking about every single bloody one eh?
Gonna cost a fortune and I have to fill my wife's car up with diesel and that's going to be an £85 start!
Hopefully the sleep fairies will keep me asleep til Tuesday morning!
Yeah right I will have more chance grabbing fog!
Thank you toothfairie,
A soon to be lighter walleted Richard!
well i certainly understand about the wallet! i need to hit the grocery store as well....and i'm on here alot and there's really nothing much on tv...i'm doing stuff around the house a bit too, just to get OFF the couch....my a$$ is getting numb!
hopefully you can find some good stuff at the market for the energy....and now i want tuna salad...uggg lol
If it wasn't for me needing some goodies for myself I was considering developing the "manflu" overnight to get out of it but I am ringing my Aikido instructor at 9am to organise an acupuncture session with him as he is a fully qualified acupuncturist and I will try anything to slow me down and keep me grounded!
Just got a vision of me sitting there hopefully falling asleep looking like Pinhead from The Hellraiser films and my Sensei with a digital camera uploading snaps of me on YouTube!
I fancy listening to some 80s music on the iPad, don't care if my younger brothers point and laugh! Al just get them back when I'm up probablys at 5am with a bit of Duran Duran!
OMG you ARE too funny . . . . and I laugh out loud when I read you as well! I just love the silliness and humor that you are able to inject in to this whole experience (we all need it sometimes). I know that you have done an awesome job and I KNOW it has NOT been easy. The energy and emotional stuff will continue to challenge you; so don't let your guard down! It's a gift from Mr. T that will keep on giving for awhile . . . but you can handle it. Keep up as you are with the healthy eating and exercise and KNOW that it will get better (it's that darn 'baby steps' thing again!). A HUGE congratulations on 16 days and moving . . . and thank you SO much for making me laugh and brightening my mood every time I read your posts; it's really good therapy for me (and others too, I'm sure :)
Oh - and can you get Vitamin Water? The "Revive" formula worked very well for me those first few weeks in keeping hydrated (still drink it); has lots of b vitamins, potassium and electrolytes; and it tastes good too (and best of all it does NOT come in pill form!)
Keep it up; you are doing great!
wow haven't thought about Duran Duran in a longgg time! lol hope you get some good sleep and I might try the Vitamin Water as well Julie!
Hello there Julie how are you doing?
I have realised recently that laughter really is a good tonic and yes if I didn't bump into "Mr T" that fateful day (who made me "not get on no damn plane fool") by making me fail my drug screening for the airline pilot apprentiship and getting my bloody pilots license revoked! I may have had a better life but I would go through the detox hell weekly if it meant me keeping this life and having my 2 wonderful boys Harry who is 8 and Oliver who is nearly 2 and a half in my life!
Yes I have had a horrible past 7 years but I wouldn't change a thing as I have them both out of this darkness!
I think if my soon to be ex wife was asked the same she would say the same but probably have me a little taller hehehe.
I was born in 1977 so why do I love 80s music like I do?
"HER NAME IS RIO AND SHE DANCES ON THE SAND!"
God I need to start getting out a bit more methinks eh?
Have you had a good Sunday Julie?
I can eat loads of foods all mixed into a huge bowl and douse it all with vinegar but I have tried them vitamin water drinks before and they give me heartburn!!
Al try some though, with a pack of Rennies or a bottle of Peptoabysmal..yuk
P.S regarding the Duran Duran thing you do know I'm married with 2 kids just incase you thought anything of it that's all!!
Bummer about the Vitamin Water! It's not the kind of stuff I usually go for myself - I mean flavored "water"??? I never understood the craze, most of it tastes pretty boring to me, I'd rather just have plain ice water. I've always opted more tor strong flavors in coffee, tea, etc. I have become a fan of the Vitamin Water though, because I have truly felt the benefits. Much unlike sodas or coffee and tea (the way I like them); the stronger and sweeter, the better!
Well ofcorse you like the 80's music because it is the BEST music! I was born in 1962 so the 80's were the college years for me. Great memories and great times - and all even without pills, imagine that :)) Even my daughters (ages 24 and 21), love the 80's music. They both played instruments (trumpet and sax) all through their elementary and high school years, so they can appreciate "real" music - as we say - the kind without computer enhancement - makes the hubby and I so proud . . LOL And the Duran Duran thing - thought nothing of it other than how much we played the heck out of it in college and the whole MTV thing. Great stuff :)
Yes, give it a try. Perfect for travel too; has the screw-on top so you can save it if you don't drink it all at once. There are a few different formulas/flavors; I just like the combo of stuff in the Revive - has lots of good stuff we need!
Hope you like it :))
i will grap some when i get to the groc store this week...Revive...ok got it! thanks for the info! i need all the help i can get for energy!! and i hate anything that will give me the jitters so i stay away from the energy drinks....like redbull and monster....5 hour etc...haven't tried them but i've heard they can give you jitters....
As for keeping spirits up, I just yesterday decided on a full dose of humor and not watching dark films or read the more sensational stuff in the paper. Last night, my older son and I watched "Manhattan", then "Meet the Parents." Tonight I want to re-watch "The Naked Gun" with my oldest child. And just heard a story on the radio reminding me about Norman Cousins treating illness with humor (Marx Brothers movies, etc). Food energy: I love fruit smoothies, here in the US Wild West, Odwalla's, Naked, and the store Jamba Juice have great energy drinks. Easy to make at home too...