Morning everyone from all around the world, thanks for dropping by and giving my blog a quick once over instead of ignoring it and passing on to a video of some Cats jumping from plastic spiders or a Cockatiel dancing to Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust (although I have watched that one myself and it is quite excellent…)
But I digress, you are here to read my blog, so I had better get writing something worthy of your attention unlike that title, although with the blog currently at 169 posts I know you will agree it is quite an achievement since the tentative beginnings way back in January. In fact it was 6 months ago today that I started to put my blog together never imagining that since the initial build of the site and introduction pages explaining my story I would have still been writing a daily piece for you guys to read. Build of this site started on January the 8th and it was launched a week later on January the 15th with the first actual ‘Blogged Post” hitting your screens a mere 8 days later.
It is quite remarkable how this entire thing has grown after a simple recommendation to follow my progress through the journey of my weight loss. I initially thought I would start out and simply explain how I got to the point where I had gained so much weight that surgery had become the only viable option. This then grew to talking about my current situation which itself grew into a decision to blog on a daily basis about different subjects including my health and well being. I have now brought this blog kicking and screaming into its latest incarnation where I share my activities and my consumed food with you guys.
I do this because I find it makes me accountable for my actions. It means that I do not lie about having walked or not, I do not say I have been to the gym when I plainly have not and I ALWAYS write down what food I have eaten. I do this because if what I write doesn’t stack up with the stories I tell, you will see that I am a being conservative with the truth and you may begin to disbelieve all of what I write and no longer follow my blog so to be inaccurate would surely be shooting myself in the foot…
The blog has progressed over the past 6 months (I know, I really find that hard to believe as well!) but because it has progressed, so too have I. I am happier, healthier and just simply more alive than I have been in years (and if I am honest, maybe more alive than I have ever been in my life)
I feel I have to put my money where my mouth is so I write about my experiences and therefore really do learn from them because I reinforce my findings by writing them down for you to read. I know a great deal is down to the operation but as I have said many times before “Weight Loss surgery is only a tool, it is what you do with it afterward that counts”. Well I have embraced it and shared it and because of this blog and you guys, I have so far to date succeeded in turning my life around.
As Johnny Rotten* sang “Don’t know what I want but I know how to get it”** I too felt like this. I knew that once again being healthy would serve to improve my life but I had no idea in what ways it would until I had started to do so.
And now I have?
Well let’s let the good work continue and I honestly hope that the next 6 months continues to see me reinvent myself with a clarity and mindfulness that I could have never before dreamed of.
FOOD DIARY: Tuesday 7th July 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|Breakfast||1||175mls||Phd Diet Whey Protein||91||17||2.75||1.4|
|1||70gms||Slice of Six Seeded Brown Batch||140||8.4||18.2||6.5|
|Lunch||1||250gms||Chilli Prawns, Quinoa and Feta Greek Salad||244.5||32.1||16.5||9.45|
|1||Small Bowl||Spicy Chicken, Mushroom, Pepper and Potato Stew||235||22||20||4|
Food wise this day was pretty much what I would expect of an exercise heavy day. Complex Carbohydrates to fuel the body and plenty of protein to promote the healthy eating with the bulk of the fats coming from good sources such as seafood and seeds.
Yesterday however was not exercise heavy so there was no requirement to hit the same kind of Carbohydrate levels as the day before. The only exercise that was taken was a gentle walk with the dog so he enjoyed himself and we didn’t worry about marching to my beat.
With no Polar H7 screenshot all I have for you for yesterday is the Map My Walk readout of 3.8 miles
And then the end of the days Jawbone Up24 reading of over 10,000 steps.
Tomorrow I shall once again be back at the gym and walking at a higher pace so although I know my screenshots may not be all that exciting to you, they will certainly be more exiting than today’s 😉
Stay out of the fridge
- * Lead singer of The Sex Pistols
- ** Anarchy In The U.K