Day 233 – Come clean time…

Morning weigh-in 94.8kgs – Christ almighty no!

  • Total lost 17.5kg/ 38.5lbs

Watercheck – Not enough

Breakfast

  • Oatbran Porridge
  • Mug of Tea

Morning snack

  • packet of cooked ham

Lunch

  • Cheese ploughman sandwich

Afternoon grazing

  • Chocolate biscuits
  • Madeira cake slices x3
  • Handful of grapes
  • handful of kettle chips
  • bucket load of shame

Dinner

  • 400g chicken with Nando’s marinade.

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 1 hour walk around the Meadows

Something Dave & Ruth said to me in the comments today, scared the crap outta me.  “You have to flatline ASAP if you are not going to regain all you lost.”

OMG what if that happened? Most people who lose a lot of weight put back on all the weight plus a bit more within like, 2 years of stopping their regime.  What if that happened to me? I can’t bear to think about it – that insidious creep up of the numbers on the scales, each time a little bit depressing, but each one incremental enough to not scare me too much.

I looked into the future today, and got scared – especially following all the crappy food I ate today, leftovers from the meeting that was on this afternoon.  I used to be able to resist all that crap.  And the fact that I didn’t today? Made me scared – hella scared.

So I got home this evening, put on my trainers, and went for my normal old 1 hour walk around the Meadows.  I played my music loud.  I stopped halfway through my walk (once the Violet Sedan Chair album ended) and created a new Spring In My Step playlist, which I’m going to refine over the next week – an hour of happy, bouncy music to put a smile on my face, cause I’m sick to death of my old playlist.  Then I kept on walking, zig zagging around the Meadows, stretching out the muscles and working away the Winter Blues.  And y’know what? It felt great.

After that, I cooked up some chicken breast for J and myself, and I’m planning on getting an early night.

Thanks to Dave and Ruth.  Thanks to recent de-Lurker Catherine for reminding me that just because I’ve done badly in a day, doesn’t give me leave to continue as I started. Those two perfect comments sent me on my walk this evening. 🙂

And thanks also to Bella and Holly for their comments – it’s nice to know that I’m not alone guys! 🙂

2 responses to this post.

  1. What kind of music do you like listening to ? I seriously need to work on a new playlist and start walking again. Not doing very good today but I’ve decided to get back on track from tomorrow on. My plan is to make a foodplan for the next week and cook loads of food during the weekend so that I can just grab stuff out of the fridge?freezer whenever I need it. Lack of planning is what has been stopping my Dukan success for the past few weeks !

    Good luck to both of us 🙂

    Reply

    • Preparation is definitely the way to go. Also, it’s a good idea to set a timer on your grilled chicken, so that you don’t get distracted in the morning and forget about it, thus setting off the smoke alarm and burning your chicken to a crisp.

      Not that I would ever do that. It certainly didn’t happen to me this morning… 😉

      You’re totally right though – preparation is ESSENTIAL for this whole thing!!

      Music: Right now I’m listening to 70s style prog-rock, but it’s “fake” prog rock which was created as an easter egg for the show, Fringe. So good!

      Aside from that – I listened a lot to bands like Cascada and September last year (though I’ve over-listened to them now.) They had lots of songs at around 130bpm, which I find is a nice brisk pace to walk at. I’ve been pushing it a bit more recently, so it doesn’t matter so much what song it is so long as I enjoy it – I’ve not been walking in time with the music.

      I’ll have to do another post on What I’m Listening To Now. Can you do one with your last playlist, so we can swap? 😉

      Reply

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