Writing this blog and putting myself ‘out there’, albeit anonymously, has meant that I have been able to ‘virtually’ chat with all sorts of people…and it is fabulous!
Every now and again though, I get a message that scares me. I had one of these recently. This lady and I have ‘chatted’ on email and private message, but have never met…yet she dreamt about me – here is her message…
‘Just thought I’d let you know about my mad dream last night in which you and your other half featured! We had met up in my local seafood restaurant (mmm!) and were going to chat and catch up on our SW journey. I was most excited to be meeting you but nervous because my nose was spotty (wtf?). Anyway as we were sitting down to eat I spotted my sister, her hubby and my Dad (who died couple of years ago!). They were chatting to your other half and insisted we joined them. Your lovely lad kept on insisting on buying drinks for the men and you were less than impressed! I thought I’d smooth things over by chipping in but was horrified to find I only had Polish money in my purse! Your dearly beloved then proceeded to regurgitate a whole cooked fish into his lap….which he then re-ate and no one batted an eyelid bar me. You just kept nattering on about frozen forest fruits! I dunno where the hell our dreams come from but that was a cracker…..especially the puked up fish!!! Isn’t it strange how I knew it was you, and your other half? Soooooo real! P.S. If you ever wanna meet for dinner can we make it pasta or something….or at least insist your dearly beloved avoids the seafood?!’
As I was reading this, my grin was getting bigger and bigger. I am only jesting about being scared – this lady is lovely…and I now feel at ease, as I know that I am not the only one who has incredibly strange dreams!
I have also managed to meet a few people who connected with me via the blog. I guess what inspires me the most is that each and every one of you is trying to make a change…and I admire that greatly. You haven’t stopped trying, haven’t given up. You might have tough times, but you keep going…it really does inspire me. We are on the same journey – yes, we might have different amounts of weight to lose, or might be trying different methods (grrrr…don’t get me started on some of those methods!), but we have a shared vision of health. Knowing that you are trying keeps me going on tough days – so thank you!
My hope is to connect with more people over the coming months. I have responded to hundreds of emails and love getting follow up messages – I had one this week from a lady who has lost 3.5lbs after really struggling to get back on track. She said that my advice had helped…I smiled, as I hadn’t offered any advice, I had just listened and asked questions…it makes me excited about my coaching as this is the basis of that. Seeing people achieving is fantastic!
Anyway – I have sore eyes tonight so can’t write much…my fault…onion hands rubbed into eyes is never a good idea!
Today has been good-ish. A nice aqua session and a chat with some ladies in the pool. One lady swam over me twice and we ended up chatting…we swapped weight-issue stories and I tried to encourage her to try the gym. If she is brave enough to swim, then the gym is no issue! After this we headed off to see the horses. The car journey was a little fraught as my other half had dropped his brand new iPhone on the floor in the changing rooms and his screen is smashed to smithereens…so I am not happy at the prospect of a £200 repair bill for a £600 phone…and communicated these feelings on the way from the gym to the horses. Accidents happen, but seriously – my other half is immensely clumsy. He loves gadgets but always buggers them up! I have been really hungry today for some reason…and not for good food, but for rubbish junk. I have resisted, but it took more effort than usual. This afternoon has been spent immersed in spreadsheets full of numbers – another contributor to the sore eyes I think. My evening is going to consist of food and Breaking Bad…perfect!
Breakfast: Banana porridge (5 syns).
A good food day. Brekkie was my usual sachet of oats made with water and flavoured with a chopped banana. Lunch was grabbed after swimming – a nice potato…but a lack of superfree All about choices though…I drove past Burger King to get my potato! Dinner was a quick and simple one tonight – red onion, tomato, spinach, mushrooms, carrots, green beans and peas – mixed into some pasta with cheese on top. I realised that I hadn’t had my HEBs and so made some pasta rolls…sounds gross but tastes great. My snacks were the usual rice cakes.
Exercise: An hour of aquafit and swimming.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx