Yes, They’re Stereotypes, There Must Be More To Life.

Good morning folks and thanks for tuning in.

As regular readers will know, sometimes I find it difficult to find things related to my blog so that I may write about them. Let’s face it, there is only so much that can be written about on the subject of weight loss. Of course there are always sensationalised stories in the press about how an obese person supposedly lost a remote control in the folds of their flesh or how a kitten was discovered in the neither regions of a large lady but whether this is true or not, it simply seeks to reinforce the negative lazy stereotype of the morbidly obese and overweight.

I try to stay away from these stories and as such find them only too easily, such as the one I wrote about on Wednesday.

To be honest, it makes me kind of sad that people should even find themselves in the position where they are on a rocky road to excessive weight gain, with almost no idea of how to stop it and all that we do for them is send the newspapers round to their houses to write and print half truths about them so that it might entertain others when eating their cereal in the morning.

Only on the odd occasion does one of these people not get the stereotypical kind of treatment by being put in the health section of that days newspaper for having lost weight or overcome the odds and turned their life around. Even then, we are more obsessed with how difficult it was for them before they lost the weight, how they could not clean themselves without help, how they could not do what we all take for granted after using the toilet or the fact they were unable to walk up the stairs or get around their own homes. It is never about the fact that they now have a life and are more active than they have been in years, no because that would undo the stereotypical image that we are so used to reading about and therefore might make us believe that each person is an individual with individual worries and cares. They are nearly always gentle and shy souls with some kind of mental health issue, someone that would never consider deliberately hurting another person yet even though they hide themselves away at home, they are still hunted out and mocked for our own general delight.

Well I ask, what if we all stood together and refused to eat up this clap trap. Everyone on this planet is different and has different reasons for the way they act or behave either toward themselves or toward others. Obesity is becoming a disease of epidemic proportions and we need to understand this is because of the external forces acting on us all of the time. These can be the terrible drugs that are pumped into our systems to help “cure” an issue or maybe its the addictive (proven) additives of the junk food that gets advertised in our homes on a daily basis or it is simply poor education when it comes to looking after ourselves. The reasons are many and varied but there ARE reasons.

Maybe it’s time the world looked at us fat people with more compassion and less disdain and maybe by doing so, could we even begin to dream of getting somewhere close to normal…?

FOOD DIARY: Friday 5th June 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1  50gms  Toast  141  6.5  16.5  4.7
 1  200gms  Beans  160  9.4  25.9  0.4
Total (gr)
Lunch  1/8  123gms  Homemade Pizza  106  8.5  0.7  1.5
 2 Mini Muffins  Egg, Cottage Cheese and Ham Mini Muffins  130  18  4  4
 1  225gms  Chicken Plain  247.5  52  0  2.8
Total (gr)
Dinner  1  225gms  Chicken Plain  247.5  52  0  2.8
Total (gr)
Snacks  2  400mls  Tea  48  0  12  0
Total (gr)  1080  146.4  59.1  16.2
Water  3  500mls  Mineral Water  0  0  0 0

My first gym session back after my rest day looked as most days, like this:

  1. 3 x 15 Reps 30kg Abductor machine
  2. 3 x 15 Reps 30kg Adductor machine
  3. 3 x 20 Reps 30kg Abdominal Crunch machine
  4. 3 x 20 Reps 30kg Lower Back machine
  5. 3 x 15 Reps 25kg Cable Row
  6. 3 x 15 Reps 7.5kg Shoulder Press
  7. 3 x 20 Reps 30kg Chest Press
  8. 3 x 20 Reps 30kg Pec Deck
  9. 3 x 20 Reps 20kg Tricep Pull Down
  10. 2 x 20 Reps 7.5kg (each arm) Bicep Dumbell Curl
  11. 3 x 20 Standing Oblique Bar Twists

I again cycled on the static bike for 7.4kms and also used the stepping machine for 5 minutes.

And after this slow and short walk because somebody hurt his paw not 30 seconds before we set off and I forgot to turn out off when I met a friend as I got back to the finish point!:

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The jawbone read a good deal more than I thought it would at this:

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‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

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