The silence is deadly. Starring at my bike, wondering why. Why is it so quiet? It’s quiet because it’s motionless. It’s motionless because the engine is broken and a bicycle cannot do much without its human engine pushing it along.
I worked to complete a long bike ride more than a week ago (11 days in fact). This involved losing some weight (not as much as I had originally wanted) and it involved getting used to some longer rides, a couple of which I achieved.
But when it came closer to the time, my body stopped me, just like that. A little over a week before the planned ride I had tonsilitis. I’d never suffered with it at any time in my past previously and it was horrible. It started with a bit of a sore throat. That led me to think I was coming down with a spout of man-flu.
Continue reading Challenge 50: On Hold
Where do I begin? It’s been a few weeks. I got to admit the last few weeks have not been easy, not in the slightest. But when life throws some decisions and challenges at us, it is how we react and come out the other side that define us
That said, am I in a good place following said few weeks? I don’t know if I’m honest. I’m excited about what the future will bring, but I’m also scared so much because I am miles out of my comfort zone.
Now, this is a weight loss blog. People don’t come here to read about how to keep it together in your head. I’m not here for that. What I am here for is to explain there can easily be a direct correlation between one’s state of mind and achieving a steadfast weight loss each week.
Continue reading It’s Not All Routine
Starting this week I will be writing a weekly post about my week. I’m planning it being a weekly fixture on every Thursday as my weigh week runs Wednesday-Wednesday; basically, Wednesday is weigh night and this is my Time to Reflect on the past week.
Let’s start with how I did this week at the weigh-in. I was hopeful of a good weight loss this week, I felt I’d done what I can to earn myself that 2 stone award back, I only need 1 lb to get it. No matter how hopeful I was, it didn’t come. I lost half a lbs this week. Not a reflection of what I thought I deserved going into weigh-in, but it’s what I got. This means I’m still half a lbs away from getting my 2 stone back again, deflated is an understatement of how I felt at the group.
Continue reading Think Of What Happened And Reflect
It’s not easy trying to change something about yourself. Especially when you’re trying to change years of bad habits and bad food. It’s even harder if you put in place a support network of people and you miss a week at group. This is what I did last week. I wasn’t feeling up to going so I didn’t, the result was two bad weeks instead of one.
Food addiction is an actual thing and I suffer from it – big time. I can go a few weeks being on plan with Slimming World and get some cracking losses each week, but then the cravings start. This is the food addiction kicking in. This started kicking in again last week. What did I do about it? Nothing, abso-freaking-lutely nothing.
Continue reading Missed A Group And Paid The Price
I’ve neglected this blog for the last week. I’ve not been in the best place in my head during this time. Wednesday I hit boiling point and I went off the rails a little. The usually calm, passive, nothing bothers me person that is me had disappeared for a short time. An angry, emotional person appeared – enough to the point I had to take a walk to cool off.
Wednesday night was an all-time low for my mood and how I feel. Never before have I felt so angry, but what makes it worse is I can’t pinpoint as to why. It doesn’t seem it was a single thing that made my head snap, it must have been an amalgamation of ‘stressors’ that had caused my little episode.
Continue reading Boiling Point