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.
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.
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|
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.
Stay out of the fridge.