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Fruity is in the pie of the beholder - 10 / 10 thread

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FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 08:53:38

For anyone who wants a boost to their general health. The suggested goals are:

EAT 10 PORTIONS OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY - if you don't usually eat much fruit and veg I would build up gradually or you could upset your digestion.

DO (AT LEAST) 10 MINUTES OF EXERCISE EVERY DAY - can be yoga, stretching or something more energetic. The plan is that the idea of doing 10 minutes is not too daunting, and having started you may well find you want to do more.

There are no restrictions on what you eat so long as you get your 10 fruit and veg as well. The focus is not on weight loss but on improving our energy levels and hopefully our general mood and well-being. Sign up below and post here to tell us how you're getting on and how you are feeling.

Basic guidance on what constitutes a portion of fruit and veg here and you can download more detailed information by following the link at the very bottom of the page

FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 08:56:00

first day dp at work
we are dressed have had breakfast
managed to get shower by leaving 5 year old in charge of baby - is this acceptable?
I have make up on one eye
v good so far I thought

FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 08:57:20

breakfast = mixed friuit god knows what
made fruit salad last night cunninh

FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 08:57:35


FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 08:58:19

100 why are you going away I wantedto email you about stuff

FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 09:04:48

fgs come and tell me i am coping well

filthymindedvixen Mon 04-Aug-08 09:08:27

franny you are doing wonderfully!!

I need to transform my house which looks like a grubby car boot sale into a haven of domestic bliss for a lunctime visit from my friend and my godson (Well, I am a fairy godmother, rather than a spiritual influence iyswim)
I have 3 hours in which to hoover, bake bread, make soup and cake and tidy. But I am drinking tea and admiring your one eye of make up instead...grin

Said on other thread: I wanted to post on that dad thread but kept writing and deleting. I so agreed about the men crying thing. I hope it is a troll (though not a partic funny subject imo). I am rather over sensitive myself and totally got the post. But I think the guy needs some professional help as he sounds seriously depressed, if it is true. He certainly doesn't need the baying ridicule of a load of harridans.

Guadalupe Mon 04-Aug-08 09:24:07

you are doing very well, franny, make-up on one eye and everything. grin

It is a muddle getting used to doing things with two children at first and of course it's ok to leave one watching the baby while you do something. I always did. I might not leave a jealous two year old with a pot of pins but an adoring older brother will do just fine! I think he is the same age as ds1 when dd was born.

A fig roll and three brazil nuts and four raisins. We are a bit low.

berolina Mon 04-Aug-08 09:31:10

yes I found it VERY disturbing how amid all the glee at the poor man crying it took until about halfway through thethread for anyone to comment on the women's behaviour, which was tbh pretty demeaning for anyone over the age of about 12.

Only a slightly related issue but the things people say about short men on here piss me off too. dh is 5'2" and a model of self-confidence and (nice, not arrogant-aggressive) manliness. My beautiful dses are genetically likely to be short too. And then all the stuff about Tom Cruise and people saying they couldn't be with anyone under 5'6" does rather get on my nerves.

berolina Mon 04-Aug-08 09:31:28

oh! franny, you are doing brilliantly

berolina Mon 04-Aug-08 09:33:03

thunderstorm. am glad I did not go to botanic garden.

The less said about f+v atm the better.

filthymindedvixen Mon 04-Aug-08 09:44:21

I am intending to make carrot and lentil soup for lunch and lomon cake. Bread is baking (with sunflower seeds!)
my dh used to get slapped for crying by his uncle (he had no dad) and it left him terribly emotionally stunted as an adult) Once he cried in front of me and was so angry at himself. Then we talked and he realised he felt better and now even cries at films shock

filthymindedvixen Mon 04-Aug-08 09:44:56

was supposed to be a grin not a shock!

ahundredtimes Mon 04-Aug-08 10:13:11

My dh cries all the time. We both do. grin

DS2 gets terribly moved by things too. By the same things I do. He burst into tears yesterday when watching this film dh was putting together from old video camera footage. He is about 2 and sitting on my knee and asking v. tender questions about Snow White. And then is so overwhelmed with emotion at my responses, so moved and happy at the thought of the happy ending, that he throws his arms around my neck.

lol. So he burst into tears and said 'that's unbearable, look, it's just so moving'.

None of us should be allowed out, generally speaking. We are constantly moved, there isn't much hope. I've noticed lots of families get dressed up a lot and quite a few people open shops optimistically and sit up straight in restaurants and re-arrange cutlery and pull on their shirt sleeves whilst waiting for someone to join them [sobs].

Fra, I am here because I am still not packing. Well, I am because it seems your dp did not lay out the clothes or pack them or whatever it is he is supposed to do. I'll probably leave at midday.

filthymindedvixen Mon 04-Aug-08 10:15:23

<<wells up in empathy at 100>>

I'm so pleased 100, that you cry. You always seem to be so stiff-uppery-lipped on here (in a good, no-nonsense sort of way, not in a repressed sort of way)

ahundredtimes Mon 04-Aug-08 10:19:22

Oh god, I cry a lot. But usually from empathy or something, usually about hope and shame and proper pride and dignity. That sort of thing.

I am fantastically repressed actually. I do no self-analysis. I repress everything and cry during sport. I'm like someone from the 1950s or something. grin

ahundredtimes Mon 04-Aug-08 10:20:03

Or pre-Freud.

[does self-analysis]

Guadalupe Mon 04-Aug-08 10:35:20

I am a bit like that. I don't really cry at sport but I seem quite cold a lot of the time, aloof definitely, and then I cry at odd things. I mean, chocolate for gods sake, remember the crying chocolate?

ahundredtimes Mon 04-Aug-08 10:38:40

Also [god I'd be great if I ever did analysis, I'm so fascinated by myself grin] I'm v. influenced by what I'm writing. So for the last two years wrote a book about quite repressed, little bit mean people and I probably did that on here too. Now I'm doing something much more compassionate.

[watches clock tick, adjusts bustle on couch]

FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 10:44:12

dp never cries
is incapable of it
however he did come THIS close when ds2 was in the hospital and my dad noticed and kissed him! all very odd
my dad has the emotional range of a flea

anyway aren';t I still doing well?
ds2 even slept in his moses thing for a bit which he normally objects to
washing is on
I have washed up
ds has Done A Craft

I am thinking we could probably manage that fab festival in middle of Sept. The End of the Road one. Am I mad? I am mad, aren't I? I am taking 2 reasonably successful hours and projecting them onto 3 days in a tent. In a field. A tent in a field in the cold. With no bathroom. OMG the toilets. No it can't be done. Can it?

FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 10:44:56

when are you back 100? I haven't time to write all the drivel I was going to before midday

ahundredtimes Mon 04-Aug-08 10:46:10

[self-indulgent chameleon emoticon]

Jeez. Right. Am going to pack as still no show from Fra's dp. Lazy fella.

You are doing well franny. Don't expect too much of yourself or of anyone else. If you all get through the day with only two crying episodes [each, not total] and with some kind of food inside all, and to have possibly managed to get out in garden, then a great day. It's scary isn't it? But v. quickly it becomes less so, each day in fact.

Have a good week.

ahundredtimes Mon 04-Aug-08 10:46:30

Thursday night probably.

FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 10:47:15

we are going to a didgeridoo workshop shock
we are turning into a parody of ourselves aren't we?

FrannyandZooey Mon 04-Aug-08 10:48:57

he's crap isn't he 100
always leaves it till the last minute
(he has been ruddy fab this last fortnight though, oh god he is my hero. Especially holding me up for 6 hours while I had ds2)

ds1 says "I am just getting filled up with love for ds2"

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