So its here again, a lazy Sunday to beckon us all into it’s fold, envelope us in it’s relaxation and allow us to slumber in it’s arms.
As you know I am usually all about the walking on a Sunday. Okay, last week wasn’t the best example of this with only a couple of miles covered but it’s what I like to do and it is what Archie likes to do also, but today I am heading for a christening and I will be out all day, thus my walking duties have been relinquished and passed onto a friend who Archie is happily willing to follow into the battlefield…. 😉
So today whilst I am eating cake and drinking cups of tea I shall be talking to people I have not seen in over 12 months and with that in mind I am preparing myself for an onslaught of “Wow’s” and “I didn’t realise that was you’s”!
Obviously I shall enjoy the congratulations and the pats on the back and will happily explain the surgery I underwent (add nauseum) and the fact that I spend so many days of the week in the gym and walking, in fact I shall probably explain it until peoples eyes glaze over and they begin to lose the will to live wishing they had not actually remarked in the first place but such is my enthusiasm for what I have had done and how I now live my life, it’s a result they will have to bear…
But most of all the day will see me being able to spend my time enjoying the fact I am with my family – something that doesn’t happen too often. I will be able to play football with my nephews and talk to my niece whom the day is actually for. I’m not sure what type of conversation we shall have given that she is three years old but I have a feeling it may centre around her cake with a Ballerina sat proudly atop of it!
These are the things I look forward to most of all now that I am a little older, a good deal wiser and finally have my life back on track. I remember in the past that a Sunday was an opportunity to spend the entire day in the pub with no thought of the harm I was doing to my body by drinking too much and eating the wrong foods. I now know that had I carried on with this behaviour I certainly would simply have gotten worse health wise and would definitely have been lucky to see sixty years of age. However, since turning my life around (you can see the photo’s in tomorrows post) I am again embracing yet another part of my life firmly with both hands.
So once again I can thank my lucky stars that I was fortunate enough to be offered this weight loss surgery, to have embraced it and turned my life around because there is honestly nothing better for the soul now than the innocence of simple enjoyment and if that happens on a Sunday then the contentment I feel through the day will definitely seep into the week.
FOOD DIARY:Friday 21st August 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|Breakfast||1||350mls||Phd Diet Whey Protein||182||34||5.5||2.8|
|Lunch||1||400mls||Very Berry Recovery Drink||290||23.04||46.1||0.96|
|Dinner||1||Small Bowl||Hot Thai Prawn Salad||130||22||27||0.3|
|Snacks||2||Pints||Thatchers Gold Cider||420||0||22.8||0|
The food totals weren’t too bad given that at the end of the day we stopped for a pint after the walk. That said, I had smashed it at the gym and the Body Balance class so the chances of me being left with any surplus after the walk, were almost zero. All that said though, my protein was still above my carbohydrate and my fat content for the day was possibly the lowest I have ever registered without being aware of it.
As yesterday was a rest there was only the dog walk to take into consideration so below is the Map My Walk screenshot showing Archie and I taking a walk in the sunshine before heading into town to pick up some bits for our lunch.. Yum.
This helped to give a not too shabby rest day Jawbone Up2 reading of over 13,000 steps
Remember to keep tuning in to see my weight loss photo diary which shall be hitting your screens Monday this week.
Stay out of the fridge.