Scream If You Want To Go Faster

A quick post for you guys today so you might read and move on to something far more fulfilling than anything I may have to say.

So we are once again in the middle of the week and trying to hold it together for just a couple more days so that we can make it through to the weekend, so we can inevitably repeat all of the mistakes of last weekend all over again.

But it doesn’t have to be like that!

We can change our cycle at anytime we choose. There is no need to wait for Monday, no need to start that diet next week or on the first of next month.

Don’t procrastinate over your future waiting for someone to come and sort it for you. You are the only person that can make change happen

Procrastination is the watchword of both caution and failure.

If you never try, you never fail so in being cautious you are really really just protecting yourself from failing or enjoying the success of changing your life. Maybe caution dictates because you might not want to lose that social circle you tried for so many years to get into. Maybe you are afraid that changing how you live your life is going to affect what you can do and remove you from your comfort zone. It can be a myriad of reasons but take it from one who know’s.

There is no reason to carry on like that when change is in YOUR control.

We can fear change. Change usually comes with the unknown. It can consume us and make us better or make us worse, but we never know until we activate that change.

Take me for example.

I thought there might never be an end to my misery of being overweight, having mental health issues, mobility issues and my simple general malaise with life. I had tried to get back to the gym, I had tried to diet but nothing seemed to work or stick.

Then I was accepted on the Oxford Bariatric Weight Loss Clinic listing and I have never looked back. Even this time last year, 9 months pre surgery, I was still in a better place than I had been for years because I had MADE the decision to change and had FINALLY understood that the process had to START somewhere.

Now look at me.

I am 6 stone lighter than I was. I am SO much more active than I was. I am eating healthy self prepared whole food recipes everyday. I regularly attend the gym. I have reduced my medication to such low amounts it looks like one day there might be a possibility of coming off of it all together. I am happier than I have been in long many a year and I still have a massive way yet to go. Yes this frightens me, not knowing where all of this is taking me BUT it’s a good frightened. It’s an exciting frightened.

Yes change is frightening folks but if it were a ride at the fun park we would all want a go, wouldn’t we?

Now Scream If You Want To Go Faster……

FOOD DIARY: Monday 22nd June 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1  Large 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
Lunch  1  200gms  Chicken Tikka Breast  229.3  47.3  1.6  16.9
Dinner  1 Small Bowl Shitake Sweet and Spicy Beef Stew  205  22  16  5
Snacks  1  175mls PHd Diet Whey Protein  91  17  2.75  1.4
 1  500mls  Tea  26  0  6  0
 1  330mls Aranciata Fizzy Orange Soda  142  0  34  0
Totals  1026.3  120.1  64.35  47
Water  2  500mls  Mineral Water Fizzy  0  0  0  0

So the food diary was a bit better and back on track when compared to yesterdays, focussing mainly on a low carb and higher protein diet for the day of the diary as there would be no trip to the gym requiring the complex carbohydrates that offer the lower G.I slower energy release.

Yesterday I’m afraid to say was the same story when it came to training as I was reduced in hours so had no time for training and only a little time for a dog walk. This was because I needed to take a trip to Wales for some business and then I had a lunch date with a friend I have not seen for years and we had so much catching up to do, pretty soon 12pm lunchtime turned into 5pm evening time and I still had to walk the dog so unfortunately something had to suffer.

Now I hate to miss any exercise that I have already planned as I feel it sets me back too far, but on this occasion I have reasoned it out in my mind by virtue of the fact there was no time for a proper workout in the time I had before I left on my trip. Then catching up with my friend was something that could not be cut short either, as she is such an interesting lady to talk to. This meant the gym had to get cut from the schedule because my little Archie could not miss his walk otherwise he would be unbearable!

There was a walk but as it was only a short walk there are no screenshots of Map My Walk or the Polar H.R monitor. The Jawbone screenshot did look okay considering I spent most of the day driving or sitting in a garden eating gorgeous, fresh home made healthy food and drinking tea 😉 so I allowed that one in today….


So I sincerely hope that tomorrow I shall be posting a blitz of a day in the gym and a great walk for you to look at on an interesting Map My Walk screenshot.

Well, at least that is the plan….

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

2 thoughts on “Scream If You Want To Go Faster

  1. sleeveforme22 says:

    It’s so true that making the choice to be better vs. sitting and waiting for someone or something else to make it better is a much smarter mentality. I have a surgery buddy who, failed to lose much weight pre-op and also texts me now post-op and shares that she’s eating bread pudding and pie (we are both 9 weeks out). Now I get we will ALL have moments that we eat something we shouldn’t, but being in a good head space going into this procedure really dictates your success post-op – at least it does in my eyes.

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      You are so right.
      There are those of us that can see the game ahead is a long one and the surgery is merely a tool and there are those who believe they can still eat as they did before and by virtue of the fact their stomach is smaller they will lose weight. Now this itself is true but it will take much longer and plateau much sooner and they will still be unhealthy.
      I am lucky to consider myself one of the former believers who appreciate it is a tool. I make special meals as tasty as I can get them and then marvel at how healthy they are even though they taste so great!.
      A good deal of this battle is won in the mind when we finally realise we need to do something and not ask another for the help.
      Well done you on being on team healthy eating!

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