Tuesday, 28 August 2012
I used to love running and as a parent I would think nothing of taking my kids on long walks. After a few miles they stop moaning! When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis nearly twenty years ago I was still able to walk. I was told off for running when I was in for diagnosis by a staff nurse at Brook Hospital, she said I need to use my energy wisely and running would wear me out, she said stay fit but don't exhaust yourself. I spose it was about the best advice they could give, you find how you are going to react to exertion by doing stuff, I now know that I need to rest up after a trip out. I needed a couple of days recovering from my recent trip to the beach (I was asleep virtually 36 hours) So I got to thinking about wheelchair v scooter.
Friday, 24 August 2012
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
I have been too engrossed in the Olympics to do much blogging. I did manage to upset a few people on my Promote Thanet blog by mentioning Manston Airport but the rest of the time has been taken with sport. It may seem strange that someone who can hardly stand unaided should want to watch able bodied people running around. I would say it is totally normal and ask why not. These athletes are at the peak of their game, they have trained to be the best they possibly be and for me are an inspiration. I always try and do my few exercises but over the last ten days I have tried a little harder. I know I am never going to run ten metres let alone 100 metres anymore but all the time I am sitting around I am not burning any calories and all I do is put on weight. I try and watch my weight, I eat less now than I ever have, it would be easy to stuff myself but that would be a disaster as I am a recipe for obesity. Disability could be an excuse for putting on the pounds but I try as hard as I can to keep my weight down. When I was working I used to be on the run all day long and burning the calories, it didnt seem to matter what I ate but now it is a different story. I have never been on a diet in my life but what I do know is as close asI can get to dieting without starting a diet.