Morning everyone, hope life is treating you well.
Yesterday I went to the Oxford Bariatric Clinic for my three month check up.
As you guys probably know, I have been feeling decidedly left over for about two weeks now so I was determined to get some answers even if I really didn’t feel like travelling to the hospital which is only about 20 miles from my home.
When I woke in the morning I had my feeling crappy head on and although it eventually passed I still didn’t feel great. I even dressed in my gym kit in a vain hope that I could get a rush of blood to the head and start to feel well enough to do a little activity, alas it was not meant to be 😦
Anyway. There was some good news yesterday. The consultant gave me the all clear for the six month check up and after listening to my symptoms, concurred with my GP’s diagnosis from last night that it was simply a hangover from the flu jab and should pass. I was told I was right to be concerned but considering the type of procedure I had, there should not be too much in the way problems that occur from it and certainly none that would make me more susceptible to any virus or not.
The dietician was happy with my diet and the meals I make myself, she was also pleased to see that I have managed to hit my target a little earlier than some other people do with my weight loss now at 61% off my excess. We discussed how it would be approximately 92% of my excess should I get to the 90kgs (14stone 2lbs/198lbs) target I would like to achieve by the middle of March next year.
Now that is quite a figure for sure considering I was 159kgs (25 stone/350lbs) when I started this journey but then not so much of a leap when you consider that yesterday I was weighed at 110kgs (242lbs) on the hospital scales WITH my clothes ON! This means in order to achieve my target I need only lose 20kgs (44lbs) in the next 6 months which when you break it down into real terms is not an unachievable target of 3.3kgs (7.26 lbs per month)
This is obviously a target I would like to achieve but when you consider that I will be working out and that muscle is heavier than fat, if it takes a further year to drop that last bit of weight I shall be just as happy to be continuing with my healthy lifestyle and having my clothes fit me better than ever before
After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day….
FOOD DIARY:Monday 5th October 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|Breakfast||1||Biscuit||Weetabix Biscuit Cereal||68||2.25||13||0.4|
|1||100mls||Semi Skimmed Milk||49||3.6||4.8||1.7|
|Lunch||1||Small Bowl||Quinoa and Greek Feta Prawn Salad||198||25||13||7.9|
|Dinner||1||Small Bowl||Beef, Noodle and Dumpling Stew||326||17||10||4|
Food was okay for Monday considering I really wasn’t that hungry at all that day so nothing much to report there.
As for my exercise, again yesterday I was still feeling the after effects of this jab so exercise (even though I got dressed in my gym kit) was not an option and will probably remain off of the menu for a couple more days yet.
Today I plan to go back to the Chiropractor to have him work some more of his magic on my upper back because since I was there, the numbness and the pins and needles have not really been an issue so hopefully he can but it to bed completely with a couple more sessions.
In the meantime, I am looking forward to getting back to it so please bear with me whilst I do although I am not wasting my downtime at all but taking a couple of meetings to find out ways of taking things to the next levels.
Watch this space.
Stay out of the fridge.