Something that JP said this weekend made me smile…as it is something that I often say myself…”the choice is yours” – a simple statement, but it’s so bloody true.
We have the choice to go in the right direction – towards our goal, or in the wrong direction – away from our goal. We choose to eat well, or not to eat well. We choose to exercise, or we choose to sit on the sofa (ahem…this is the choice I made today!). So it really is up to us to just bloody do it!
We can find support – be that via a weight loss group, a closed and private support group such as HOOP, a network of people on Twitter or Facebook – but at the end of the day, you just have to do it. Nobody else can lose weight for you.
I get so frustrated when people don’t try. I understand that your mind can convince you, or the comments from others can convince you, that it might be impossible to lose weight or to improve your life. Get real though! Of course it can be bloody done – it goes back to that choice.
And there is also an element of choice when it comes to weight loss laziness. Like those people that ask really silly questions in my Slimming World group. Mainly because the questions that they are asking have clearly been answered in the book that they have just had their bloody weight written in, but have never read. Pizza Lady for example apparently didn’t realise that butter on your toast had to be synned…and has been slathering it on her toast for the past couple of years…despite my consultant regularly getting the measuring spoons out and telling us how many syns a teaspoon of butter is! The information is there…choose to bloody well read it, absorb it, have someone else read it to you if you can’t read it.
It doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from, information is so readily available at your fingertips. If you haven’t got the Internet, the local library has. If you can’t attend a weight loss group, there are so many online support groups for information. There are books, magazines, YouTube videos…the list of resources is endless. So to say that you have no support, or no idea of where to start, is just a poor excuse as far as I am concerned.
I am having a rant because I was asked today to write out a months worth of meal plans for a lady that had never made contact with me before. She has no learning difficulties – I checked – but she just said that she didn’t have the time! Now, excuse me…but neither have I. I make the time to focus on my weight loss…and although I am having a career break, I am busier than I was when I was working.
My blog has my meals listed, but apparently that was not good enough as she doesn’t like fish…and when she checked my blog, I ate fish that day! Honestly…I do not know where some people get their cheek from. I was tempted to send her a pre-payment invoice…for my old daily rate when I was a contractor…which, if you are reading this lady and are interested, was £375!
Woosaah! I need to breathe! I just get so mad when people cannot be arsed. I do not mind helping people at all, but you do have to bloody help yourself too! It really does go back to that choice thing. I understand the lows that come with being in a situation that you feel that you cannot get out of…but no amount of hand-holding from someone will help unless you have a bit of oomph…you need to help yourself…you need to make that choice to move towards your target, or to move away from it.
Anyway, now that I have written it down, I feel a little calmer…so will move onto the usuals!
Today has been a busy one. I have managed to get three assignments completed for my nutrition diploma, see the horses, go to the shops…and now I am tired! My focus for the next couple of weeks – in between the babysitting – is to get this diploma finished, enrol for my new course, find a suitable gym, have my fitness tests done…and go on holiday!
Breakfast: Poached egg, spinach and tomato wholemeal roll (1 x HEB).
A nice food day – lots of spinach and salad stuff! Brekkie was really simple, as was lunch really…and dinner too! I had some beetroot with dinner, not the pickled stuff, and I love it – it is also great roasted.
Exercise: Not much today…been glued to my sofa completing assignments for my nutrition course!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx