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What keeps you going?

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by douglas99, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    lol you must have been feeling positive the day you signed up :)
     
  2. bobandpat

    bobandpat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We bought a 1996 access bus 9 years ago. Spent 12 months converting it, took a 1 month shake down holiday to find any problems. Found lots :banghead: Back to the drawing board and sorted it over the next 6 months.

    We've spent the last 8 years taking extended holidays in France and Italy, absolute bliss :D

    Last year was our longest, 6 months, next year could be our shortest, 10 weeks (grandson will be 18 in the May), unless I can talk himself into going down to Spain for the winter.

    Go for it douglas99, the world is out there waiting for you.
     
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  3. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    What keeps me going is the dream of a bright yellow sun high in a crystal blue sky with the roof off my car and a long empty road in front of me. Shame it will never happen as I live in England.
     
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    Opalshards Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Planning the next holiday with Hubby, I love retirement. And having a lovely, funny, grandson.
     
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You should do it! Once you get the bug you will never want to leave! My favourite city in the whole world is Gothenburg! If I won the lottery, I would live there permanently! Of course there are places which are more beautiful but I was a student there, got married there and have had many wonderful holidays there pre children and afterwards! The kids love it there too! They like the beaches and island hopping!
     
  6. Mud Island Dweller

    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Dave my signature says it all take up part time studying and get your dreams the world needs a specialist PT who deals in your case with diabetics a good PT is worth their weight in gold but they have their limitations you should go for your dream.
    Start with the basic and work up once your Basic PT is done you can take classes and earn extra to get the next step done. it wont be easy but it is doable if you want to. :)

    Our PT is brilliant has T1 and me (t2) just need a preD a gestational and a 1.5 and he will have a full house :p



     
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  7. AndyH71

    AndyH71 Type 2 · Member

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    Great thread everyone!
    I'm a newbie, coping with the metaformin side effects and wondering why I gave up smoking and took up diabetes, seems I still give all my cash to Mr Morrison, just not at the ciggie counter anymore!
    Anyway, I'm self employed (photographer) and I do this to help give me a base income when there's no work about. I do it part time for fun but it really works and is easy to do.
    Check out www.extraincome4life.com and leave your cynics head to one side. I am worse than Victor Meldrew when it comes to things like this but it nets me £250 ish a month at the moment without really putting in much effort. (I'm not going to stop till there's a nought on the end of that!). It's the residual income that gets me, brilliant!
    Have a go for plugging something slightly off topic if you like but if just one person improves their lot in life and is happier as a result it's worth it isn't it?


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    elvis the cat Type 1 · Active Member

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    my ever ready batteries are what keep me going :D
     
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    miriamy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you are willing to swap the convertible for a good pair of boots and a backpack you can DEFINITELY experience the freedom of the open road in England.

    There are some fab wild routes here and we live on a beautiful island.

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  10. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Yes I have 4 whippets so my wife and I often do.
     
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    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed reading about your plans Douglas - Im a big fan of the whole camper scenario although a way off that level of plan :) - someday Id like to travel across America, that feels liberating just thinking about it :)

    Mainly, I couldnt help noticing your mentioning the newcastle diet - this has me well intruiged. How are you/did you get on with it if you dont mind my asking please?

    Id like to try it, and see whats what - but would ideally like to know how much fat I have around my pancreas (and other organs) Ive read this possible through some kind of bouncing wave (cant recall the technology) - My doctor was apprehensive when I explained what it was, he was vaguelly aware of the research but not fully in the know, I relayed many links etc... and the video seminar link that best explains it, as well as the pdf that highlights the diet/process. For good measure I also sent this link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...etes-just-11-days--going-starvation-diet.html

    Even the slightest notion that I could be somehow repaired, or at least give my pancreas the chance to function properly again is an exciting one. Im being realistic though, it may not be possible at all, but Id like to know more for sure.

    * sorry for hi-jacking the thread folks!
     
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    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/another-newcastle-diet.66762/

    click the link mate
     
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  13. bkr

    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Andy, will check that :)
     
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    well 2months ago i left city life and moved with my partner,to maryport,a seaside town that has a harbour and sandy beach,on the solway firth in west cumbria. and to our suprise when you look out of our flats window thats high up on a hillside,you can see great views over the dumfries and galloway coast line in sw scotland.my family used to have caravans. but as you say theres nothing like caravan holidays but must admit every day i walk up and down the hills of maryport with beautifull sea views and fresh air, my type 1 diabetes BGreadings are alot lower now
     
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    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Both of those scenes paint a lovely picture, inspirational :)
     
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