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21Aug

Soup poop, curry slurry, brown bubbles – I wonder how many blog readers I have lost so far?! – supersonic sewer sauce…whatever it is that you want to call it, I have it. :-( My bum sounds like an espresso machine and my intestines feel as if they are having a rave.

Having felt like this for the past few days I have taken action – well, I bought some Yakult light drinks! I am not usually someone who buys into this sort of product, but am aware that they do work if you have a stomach upset – the good bacteria restores the imbalance…I just don’t think the ‘one a day’ mantra is that helpful for most people, as most people have healthy guts! Also, when you consider that the only place they source the ‘good’ bacteria from is via the human waste (yes, shite!) of a healthy person, I don’t really want to be drinking it unless there is a real need. That little gem came courtesy of ‘Food Unwrapped’, a great show that delves into the origins of the food we eat; I think they may have delved a bit too far for my liking with this particular product though. ;-)

I know why I feel like this – it is down to the bloody diabetes and the medication that I take for it. I can go along for ages without a care in the world and then ‘Metformin Bottom’ strikes. However, as this diabetes is my own fault, I shouldn’t really complain. Then again, I like complaining at times! My diet has completely changed since the day I was diagnosed – no cake, no pastry, minuscule amounts of chocolate, and so much less processed food has been eaten. I track my blood sugar levels and they are great now…so much so that I am expecting a reduction in my medication when I see the specialist at the end of next month. So I do my best to manage it but let’s face it, if I hadn’t been such a tit in the first place with my food, I wouldn’t have this problem…but that would mean that I wouldn’t be the person that I am today – everything happens for a reason as ‘they’ say…I’d love to know who ‘they’ are, just as I would love to know what ‘normal’ is! ;-)

Digestive issues became the norm for me years ago. It’s not a pleasant topic, but one that I think is okay to talk about as everyone goes through it at some point in time! The diet of fatty junk that I used to live on, well…just about survive on, meant that I was either struggling to go or struggling not to go. Gillian McKeith would have had a field day sifting through and sniffing my shite and would probably have taken me to the local vets to have me PTS! I was not a healthy lady!

Slimming World helped – the fresh and healthy and home-cooked meals meant that I could control what was going in them. The fibre in my food kind of sweeps everything through my system nicely and I feel good most of the time. I hate to use the word ‘regular’ but that is what I am. Until this past few days that is. When I have my diabetes moments it is nothing for me to go ten times a day. You might think that this works wonders for weight loss, but it actually has the opposite effect. It dehydrates me and then whatever I drink gets stored – the same with food…my poor body thinks that my throat has been cut and stores everything for future famine! When I had norovirus last winter – which I had three times, including on Christmas Day! – I actually put on weight…the first time that has happened since being diagnosed with type 2!

Anyway, I won’t harp on about poop – I am going to try and avoid extra spicy foods for the next few days to see if this helps, and hopefully my poop drink will do the trick. :-)

So, the usuals…

Today has been a good day. I got back on the treadmill this morning before starting my project work…to find that the engineer had been overly generous with the lube and the belt was a bit slippery. This meant that I nearly went arse over tit and kind of pulled one of those moves that happen when you slip on ice – my arms shot up in the air, elbows first, in a bid to stay upright…this happened a few times, much to the delight of my other half who was sat on his bum on the sofa laughing at me. He politely refused my offer which involved him testing it out for me for safety purposes…he thought that it was far more amusing to see me doing the funky chicken! I managed to get a couple of treadmill sessions in, whilst working on his project, before heading to feed and water the horses. It was then our usual trip to Asda, followed by an afternoon of project work interspersed with treadmill sessions. I got a text from a friend who works at the British Dietetic Association to tell me that she had some bits for my Jessie P event, so I popped out to pick her up from the station and had a catch up with her, which was lovely. I also saw her Mum, who got a bit emotional when she saw me, as my friend has kept her up to date with my progress – I wasn’t sure if they were tears of happiness that I am getting there, or tears of sadness that I ended up where I did…maybe a combination of both! :-) My other half and I are well into 24 now and are nearing the end of the fourth season…maybe tonight I might get a few more episodes in – a little more interesting than soap land…and even more believable, even with Jack Bauer as the hero in every season! ;-)

Breakfast: Blackberry and banana porridge (HEB and HEA).20130821-122059.jpgLunch: Chicken, noodle and veggie soup.

20130821-151733.jpgDinner: Salmon with couscous (1.5 syns) and salad.

20130821-200739.jpgSnacks: Yakult light (1.5 syns), pineapple raisins (3 syns) and a Nakd bar (7 syns).20130821-121810.jpgA nice food day today…they all are really! Brekkie was good and I decided to use this as my ‘healthy extras’ even though it was a bit less than I should have due to the porridge sachet and the fact that I don’t drink milk unless it is on cereal. I went for an Extra Easy day – so that meant the return of my chicken noodle soup. This one had onion, garlic, chicken stock, chicken, noodles, carrot, celery, spinach, chicory and mushrooms – it was delicious and I have leftovers too! Dinner was really simple – just a pack of salmon trimmings thrown into the water with my couscous, which was the Ainsley Moroccan stuff for 1.5 syns a packet – and then a salad. My snacks were ace tonight…I am falling in love with the Nakd bars and also managed to pick up some of their flavoured raisins – these were soaked in pineapple juice! It’s a bit strange eating them…you know they are raisins, and they are raisin textured, but yet taste like pineapple – a weird but very good eating experience.

Exercise: 6 x 10 minute and 4 x 15 minute treadmill sessions – total of 2 hours!

Yes, I am finally back on the treadmill – woohoo! Actually, I think that the ‘woohoo’ is pushing it a bit…it wasn’t so much ‘woohoo’ as ‘do I have to?’…but I did, and it was fine. I was shattered by the end of it all…these legs haven’t walked for two hours in a day in a long, long time – years and years – and I am hoping that this effort will mean that I get a good night of sleep!

Thank you for reading…and apologies for putting you off your late night snacks – remember, this is a no holds barred blog! ;-)

Weight Loss Bitch xxx

  

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