Since starting this blog on a notion all the way back in January I am amazed at how much it has spread around the world. It was only started as a compromise because at the time I didn’t want to film myself each day as recommended by a reporter who had interviewed me about Bariatric Surgery.
Since then I have I posted each day without fail (an achievement? I would certainly say yes but I would prefer we leave that particular milestone until January next year and only mention it if I have actually kept up that impetuous and continued a daily blogging schedule) and I hope to continue for as long as you guys will have me write it because there is little point writing if no one is reading any longer.
Anyway, going back to my headline about being worldwide. I have the facility to see where all of my traffic comes in throughout the world and today I was pleased to see I have finally cracked the big land mass of Russia. That means nearly all of the large masses are taken care of as The USA, Canada, India, Asia and Australia have been hit with the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet, now we just need to get into Africa and my global domination will be complete… 😉
Who would have believed that an old fat bloke from Wantage in the United Kingdom would be able to get readership from all around the globe? It is a very scary thought when we consider the power of the internet. How small it is making the world and how far messages can travel because of the way we all use the technology that surrounds us each day. I therefore hope that the message about obesity issues in the modern world are eventually read by someone who can possibly do something actionable as opposed to me who can only make the issue known to no more than what we see around us on our daily travels.
I am myself fed up of banging on about the issues that face the obese and the reasons why people actually get to a point where surgery is their only sensible choice but if I don’t who will? I am in touch with a few media facing people and am trying desperately to get others involved along with asking papers and and other lifestyle publications to endorse my opinions so we can get the clout we need to drive this message home.
I therefore at this point ask if you personally know ANYONE who can help, whether it be a journalist on a local newspaper, a daytime news anchor or even a friend of a friend of a celebrity chef. We need to get as much exposure to this issue as we can. Yes it’s great that I now reach around the world, it’s amazing in fact but I am getting a trifle impatient with how slow things are progressing.
It only really came to light after I had started working to my new schedule, when I considered how much effort I was putting into this blog and as I said, I am amazed by its achievements but those achievements are down to you the readers and I can never thank you all enough for subscribing or reading through Facebook. But lets see if we can take this whole journey to the next level and really start pushing the message and as I get slimmer now I have had my surgery, the blog and the message get bigger and bigger in total contrast to the author.
I shall leave this to you guys, but remember, if you even think you may know someone that could, please get in touch, it could be the break we are all looking for.
On another less intense note, I was at the Gym yesterday with Steffi the instructor and we managed to get all of the program set up, make me work a little, re-learn the exercises and attempt the first episode of static cardio I have done in long many a year. I have to say myself, it went well. I left the Gym feeling refreshed and energised with a new focus on myself. This is something I haven’t felt in many years so long may it continue. We even did some stretching that will help my muscles recover a whole lot quicker and protect my back and hips from seizing up after my activity.
Now I know I shall be aching a little tomorrow and the next day after the delayed onset muscle soreness hits but I am hoping that I might have at least dealt with some of the residual soreness with a lovely walk I did with my friend Rachael just after lunch. We took the dogs and her youngest daughter and went a walking. Nice and flat and nice and steady because we didn’t want to over do it when Rachael is set for running the London Marathon on behalf of Como Breast Cancer Support Group. Well that is my excuse 😉 I think Rachael would have been okay to run around the walk we followed and to no ill effect on her fitness for Sunday! Obviously I will ache a little today and tomorrow but I don’t think I will have anything to complain about when you put me next to the achievements of the Women and Men who run the 26 miles 385 yards.
When you read that figure, it kind of puts my hour in the gym followed by a little walk into perspective. Still, you never know, maybe one day….
Stay out of the fridge.