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Just been outside :)

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by mist, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. mist

    mist · Guest

    As some of you are aware, I have agoraphobia, specifically going outside in daylight hours causes me the most distress. Well, as I'm gearing up for the "run a mile a day" challenge in March, I just went out and walked 3km around my local lake to plan my route and become acustomed to being outside again.

    I know it's not a big deal for many and may even seem silly to some, but for me it was a step I've been avoiding for a long time and I feel quite pleased with myself.

    Looking forward to March :)
     
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  2. stuartfearnley

    stuartfearnley Type 2 · Member

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    I am newly diagnosed type 2 but seem to be the opposite to you. I do significant exercise so what you are doing is commendable. I already do in excess of 1m 5 days a week.In fact 4 miles 3 of the days. I am now going to do a good 30 mins on the other days in my small Gym.

    Diabetes was a great shock to me really good luck with your program and agoraphobia tremendous courage
     
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  3. Ann1982

    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you. It's great that you managed to get outside. I had a relative it's the condition.
     
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  4. βɪℒʟẙ

    βɪℒʟẙ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done buddy and good luck for March
     
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  5. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! - it is definitely no small thing - today you climbed a mountain
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done Mist !!
    CAROL
     
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  7. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done you!! That is a real achievement and you should be very proud of yourself. :) :)
     
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  8. @mist Bloody brilliant x
     
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  9. Skye's_mummy

    Skye's_mummy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's a massive step! You should be really proud. X
     
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  10. mist

    mist · Guest

    Thanks guys, you are very understanding and kind. It's a horrible problem to have but I'm determined to beat it. I think the running challenge was the kick up the bum I needed and I'm looking forward to it.

    Not quite ready for crowded streets yet though, baby steps! :D
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    So fine Mist well done dear
     
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    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    No small thing at all! Well done and good luck for March!
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Nice one @mist, go for it! :)
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Nice one @mist,

    During the period before diagnosis, all I wanted to do was hide myself away and be on my own! Even gave up invites to parties with my family, when I know I would have enjoyed being with my grandkids especially.
    Missed a lot of matches supporting my team!
    Missed my coaching with my local youth club!
    I couldn't do the job I'm doing now and life was s...e!

    As you say baby steps, take it easy, I do know what it takes to do what you are doing!
    Life is a constant battle, and don't ever accept that being hidden away is good, it's not!

    Keep it up bud, I'm rooting for you!

    Keep on trucking!

    Best wishes mate!
     
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  15. carol43

    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @mist Well done on your first steps to a long walk.
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @mist , that's absolutely marvellous - what brillant news!!!

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    Roll on March - we do run run run, we do run run.......

    :)
     
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    Well done @mist , good luck with the Run a Mile a Day challenge :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good luck, it's the unknown that's often the scariest, pushing oneself to do something you are not comfortable with, does take a lot of will power, courage and lots of deep breaths.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done mist! Brilliant achievement. :)
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Such good news. So pleased to hear that you did this.
     
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