Taking It To The Next Level (Or The Story Of The Incredible Shrinking Man Continues)

Time to be inspired folks… ūüėČ

So then readers, it’s about that time again so today is the day we show you some pictures of my weight loss.

As you can probably work out yourselves, it is just a few days past the 3 calendar month anniversary of my operation and as such we need to be getting the camera out and starting snapping.

First time out I was this big (pre Bariatric):

Front FatFat side

Next time out I was this big (1 month post Bariatric):


And this time out I look like this:



Right Side:




Left Side:


So as they say, the camera never lies and the last picture looks like I have my old man pants on! I am now absolutely certain those shorts are going to be heading for the charity shop tomorrow.


This is an exciting time for me as I am sure you will agree. I am getting smaller and fitter day by day. I recall before the operation I could barely walk any distance and if I did, it was with the aid of a stick. Today, although not completely cured and still ravaged by back and knee pain, I am getting on for half the man I was (literally) and have started to grow into twice the person I was (figuratively speaking of course ūüėČ ) and on a good day I am able to walk a relatively decent¬†distance as long as I am careful of my knee and back. I am able to go to the Gym and follow a carefully worked out plan which when I¬†first started was about 20 minutes long but¬†now rewritten and extended, it keeps me there for about 1 hour 20 minutes a time!

So things are changing for the better and as I say “everyday in every way, I am getting better and better” So here’s to a fully fit Cameron in another 12 months time. I know it sounds like a long way off but to be honest if the next year is anywhere near as enjoyable as this past three months (for all of it’s challenges) I cannot wait to get going.

Oh, wait, I already am!!

You will see that my food diary is undergoing a slight change with an ultra LOW carb intake start to the day on any day I am not in the Gym (for example the diary from Monday – below, shows just this and there was no Gym work out)

FOOD DIARY: Monday 15th June 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1 Medium Egg Poached Egg  82  7.8  0  5.7
 1 Medium Lean Sausage  111  10  4  8
 1 Small Rasher Smoked Bacon  140  16  0  10
Total (gr)
Lunch  1  150gms Quinoa and Feta Cheese Salad  148.3  6.3  16.5  5.5
 1  125gms  Chilli Prawns  130  18  7.6  6
Total (gr)
Dinner  1  150gms Chicken Tikka Breast Chunks  172  35.5  1.2  12.7
 1/2 Small Potato Sweet Potato, Wholegrain Mustard and Chilli Mash  152  2  26  3
Total (gr)
Snacks  1  175mls  Phd Diet Whey Protein  91  17  2.75  1.4
 1  500mls  Tea  24  0  6  0
 1  25gms  ProperCorn Pop Corn  109  2.2  16.7  2.5
1/4  Bar  Coconut Almond Bar  98  2.1  1  9
Total (gr)  1257.3  116.9  81.75  63.8
Water  2  500mls  Mineral Water  0  0  0  0

So yesterday saw¬†normal exercising activities resumed with a walk and a trip to the Gym. All exercises¬†were completed in accordance to my training schedule with 15 minutes being taken up on the bike, 5 minutes on the stepper and 6 minutes on the cross trainer – and did you know that the cross trainer measures distance covered? This is actually great news for me as it means I can add it to the weekly distance moved under my own steam for Andy’s Beat and Extreme Tambourining ūüėČ Happy days!

The weights looked like below and appear to be working well for me after a week of shuffling the rep/weight split around to get that nice fit.

The weights section of the gym session looked like this:

  1. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Abductor machine
  2. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Adductor machine
  3. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Abdominal Crunch machine
  4. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Lower Back machine
  5. 3 x 20 Reps 25kg Cable Row
  6. 3 x 30 Reps 20kg Chest Press
  7. 3 x 30 Reps 20kg Pec Deck
  8. 2 x 25 Reps 20kg Tricep Pull Down
  9. 1 x 25 Reps 20kg Tricep Pull Down
  10. 2 x 25 Reps 6kg (each arm) Bicep Dumbell Curl
  11. 1 x 30 Reps 6kg (each arm) Bicep Dumbell Curl
  12. 3 x 20 Standing Oblique 20kg Barbell Twists (10 each side)
  13. 2 x 20 Standing Russian Oblique Weighted Bar Twists (10 each side)
  14. 1 x 30 Standing Russian Oblique Weighted Bar Twists (15 each side)

Whilst the walking followed this route on Map My Walk (I forgot the phone but this was the route from a previous walk):


And gave an end of day Jawbone steps taken reading of:


So with readings of 12,000 steps in the day I hope to continue forging ahead in the weight loss stakes and even if I say so myself, I am quite pleased with myself and believe that I have achieved something incredible so far and look forward to going even further as the months progress. In actual fact, I was told recently  because of my achievements I had become an inspiration and an example to others which is very humbling indeed because prior to this, the only example of what I was, was how NOT to live your life!

So there you go, unquestionable proof that if I can become an inspiration then ANYONE can do this and become an inspiration themselves.

Go for it!

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

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