The Halfway Mark Has Been Achieved

Hello everybody and welcome to post number 250.

Yes, that is correct, post No 250!

Who would have thought I would ever get here? 250 posts on this blog.

Do you think I have used the number 250 enough now?

Okay, let me continue.

When I set out to write this blog I had absolutely NO idea where it would take me, no idea what people I would meet and absolutely no idea I would be able to write quite as much varied content as I have done. I had no idea that I would blog every day (well, almost everyday) and no idea that I would reach the heady heights of 250 posts. Yet I am still striving to write more, I still have things to say so with any luck here’s to the next 250!

For those of you who might not already know the original premise of the blog was simply just to share my thoughts and experiences with the world. Now after nearly nine months and 250 posts I think I can say I have pretty much stuck to that outline. This current total now means that I have a further 250 posts to publish before I take on the sponsored walk in June of next year – the time when I have always said I would end the blog with an epic post all about my charity walk along the Ridgeway and Hadrian’s Wall, after which time the entire thing shall be wrapped up and edited into a book and sold with part of the proceeds going to the charity I commit to do the walk for.

So from the tail end of next year this will mean there will be a book by yours truly the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet, based on my blog with all of healthy recipe’s, exercise regimes and Sunday Stroll’s being covered. It will be concluded with the story of my mammoth charity walk that will see me walk from east to west along the Ridgeway then travel north to Bowness on Solway and the western end of Hadrian’s Wall to start my walk eastwards until Wallsend. For years I heard that name and I will be honest I have only just this minute realised why the place is named as it is. Because it is at the end of Hadrian’s Wall, it is called Wallsend.

DOH!

I am sure I am usually smarter than that – well, I’d like to think I am.

So as well as using the monumental achievement of the 250th post to announce the fact that I am walking the Ridgeway immediately followed by Hadrian’s Wall at the beginning of June next year, I am now also pleased to announce the charity I will be doing it for. As some of you know I was looking to get a charitable donation together for someone to have their Bariatric Surgery paid for but it was proving difficult to arrange, plus the pressure on the person who was chosen may be too great, along with health risks etc so I had to look for something else. I searched for two or three days looking for a charity that deals with Obesity and overweight health issues until I came across one that I think is worthy of EVERYONES support.

HENRY

Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young.

A charity that appeared to work in a format and have ideals that I too held about food, exercise and education. I have said since starting this blog that part of the reason for obesity in this country is poor food education. People buy with their eyes, eat processed foods and misuse food for their own ease. The charity HENRY looks to educate the young children of families where overweight is a problem by engaging with the parents and the children at the same time, making things easy to understand and making changes to the families lifestyle to effect changes in the families eating and exercise habits.

Of course there is a great deal more to the entire operation than the small part I have just touched on but after a meeting with Tom Berry, the charity’s Head of Business Development I was convinced that this was definitely the charity that I wanted to get behind and feel that we should all be proud to help people improve their quality of life by offering some simple support via the charity. So convinced was I that after only one telephone conversation with Tom last week, I decided to pull the trigger on the Hadrian’s Wall walk because the charity needs some exposure in the north of the England and Scotland and walking such a historic landmark in that area directly after walking the Ridgeway can only be a positive way of raising the awareness of such a worthwhile charity.

I shall certainly be telling you guys more about the charity as time goes by and I shall be looking for help to complete this mammoth task, whether it be with the fundraising or the logistics of the walk but please know this…..

The charity walk is going to happen in June of 2016 and the charity will be HENRY, so why not get on board early 😉

FOOD DIARY:Tuesday 29th September 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  2  75gms Toasted Rye Bread with Cashew Butter  416  12.48 73.7  13.2
Lunch  1 Small Bowl Quinoa And Greek Feta Prawn Salad  198  25  13  7.9
Dinner  1 Small Bowl  Chicken Curry 175  19  13  7
 1  50gms  Wholegrain Pilau Rice  70  1.5  12.25  1.5
 1  1/2  Naan Bread  95  13  24  9
Snacks  1  Mini  Mini Magnum  169.8  2  15.6  10.8
 2  12gms  Cheddar Cheese  100  6  0  8.4
Totals  1323.8  78.98  149.55  57.8
Water  2  500mls  Mineral Water 0  0  0  0

So the food from Tuesday was all bad but the carbs were high because of the Rye bread toast I ate in the morning. I am hoping that I am getting a handle on this and trying to stick to a much more protein based breakfast in future as I did yesterday but only time will tell. Although the figures weren’t a complete write off because I had a busy day on the day in question and took the dog for a couple of walks so that burned up some of the consumed calories.

As for exercise yesterday, I am afraid there was none. I am still feeling this lack of energy but am almost positive it is the repercussion of the Flu Jab I had last week, knocking my new slimmer frame for six when I would ordinarily have dealt with it because I would have been sedentary. I have unfortunately noticed tired legs and being slightly out of breath whilst walking and a few other cold symptoms as well so will put it down to this for now and hope that things start to improve. I still need to address the back pain issues so in a way am almost grateful to have a secondary reason to stay out of the gym – at least that way I don’t start to overthink it and become despondent that I am not able to train.

Anyway, the running around and the two walks I managed with the dog gave me more respectable days final total of 9604 steps.

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‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

19 thoughts on “The Halfway Mark Has Been Achieved

  1. New Journey says:

    wow!!! 250 blog post….250 pages later, and another 250 to go…so excited for you, to have written 250 post and all informative and helpful to so many, I bet you have helped over 250 people….LOL I have I used it enough for you…LOL I am so happy and proud of you…quit an accomplishment…..I love that you will have a book at the end of this…how frigin clever!!! but you must tell me that in another 250 post that you will not be gone?? All of a sudden my heart dropped to think that you wouldn’t be on here in the morning for me to say hello to…call it selfish, well yes it is quite selfish…but then again I don’t care….LOL so happy for you….while I was reading about your charity I had a flash go off in my brain…have you ever thought of reaching out to Jamie Oliver, who as you know is a huge advocate for child obesity in not only your country but every country in the world??? I am thinking that he would back you for your marathons and plug your story, especially if your doing it for a charity for the young..??? Just my thinkin out loud at you….it might be worth a note to him..???
    XXkat

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      Hi Kat, I am liking the way you are thinking. I actually have a friend who is friends with Jamie so I may just put it out there and he might possibly be interested in getting behind it, after all if you don’t ask…..
      Sorry you feel that way about the blog and I am sorry if I disappoint you by saying it will close but it was always the plan and the wrap up like I plan is far tidier if the blog ends. Don’t worry though, there should be a book every now and then so you will be able to keep up with me whenever a new release is out……

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      • New Journey says:

        so really your not going to stay on here and share your path….I understand, but you could still open another blog just to keep up every now and then, you have helped so many…I think you should start the 2nd book………my daughter blogged everyday for 1 year to help her writing, she was glad to have the time back to herself and only blogs once a weekish….

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      • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

        Okay, well let’s see what happens. Maybe I will start a new blog and ask everyone who is interested to transfer over. Maybe once or twice a week bout how things are. Actually, as I write this I am kind of enjoying the idea….
        Okay, let me think about it, after all we still have 8 months to fill up before the magnet has completed his work and by then you may be heartily sick of me…. 😉

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  2. Julie says:

    Hi Cameron, congratulations on 250, I know I’ve said this to you before but I genuinely would like to help when you come north to Hadrians wall, especially as we live practically on it! I am getting great encouragement from your blog as Next week I should be getting a date for my surgery. As a teacher I cannot be more pleased with your proposed charity, I have seen such a change in not just the size but the fitness of children in the past 25 years. Food education has suffered over the years in favour of other subjects. I believe there needs to be a change where health, fitness, self esteem are anchored in the centre of our education system. This is my blog, not a patch on yours lol, but feel free to contact if and when you need northern support.
    https://mybariatricexpedition.wordpress.com

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  3. Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

    Many thanks for that Julie, you are very kind to offer so I will definitely take you up on it for sure. I plan to wild camp and so that will mean staying on the trail for the entire time I am there. I suppose what I shall ned is help with the logistics along the way for getting in fresh water, food and the like, removing rubbish etc. What I will need to see is what facilities there are along the wall that I will pass as I go through etc so I am thinking maybe a guide book or someone with local knowledge might be a good start but we will cross that bridge etc and it is great to know that you are willing to help so a great big thank you there!
    I actually agree with you 100% on children fitness and eating habits over the past years and very much agree that the education system needs to encompass this very immediate problem we have so am behind you 100% there.
    Great news on getting your surgery date, fingers crossed but please do not be down hearted if it isn’t as soon as you would have liked. I recall expecting to have been offered mine 6 months before I was and it really got me down although in hindsight, I think it was for the best as it gave me time to fully understand the entire process and get my mental state right for the big changes that are going to happen once the recovery element of the process is underway.
    As for your blog, please do know I do NOT believe that anyones blog is any better than anyone else’s. We are all on our own path and write what we feel we can share. Unfortunately I am a warts and all writer so when it comes to writing about my experiences, you guys get the ins and outs of the cats behind to coin a phrase 😉
    I am actually following your blog now and apologies for not doing so already as I thought I actually did.
    Finally, please rest assured that I will be taking advantage of all of my offers of support so will definitely be in contact at some point!!

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