A quickie tonight…I have been out all day having family fun and finished the evening with a coaching client who is doing amazing things…it has been a fabulous day!
Earlier on today I got curious. I see these charts occasionally that list certain ‘things’ that weigh certain amounts. I always like to have a little look and see what my current weight loss gets me!
I could gain and lose guinea pigs and chihuahuas with consummate ease in the early days it seemed…gaining far more than I lost. Once I got past the microwave point, I was cooking!
I was excited at the bale of hay (50lbs) – as I have shifted and lifted a fair few of these over the years given the fact that my horses eat loads of the stuff…they are seriously fecking heavy!
I was really excited at the two month old horse (100lbs) – as I have seen a fair few of these over the years – and had the odd one stand on my foot…they are seriously fecking heavy!
I was thrilled – not really – at the complete Oxford English Dictionary (150lbs) – as whilst I have referred a dictionary before on the odd occasion, I have yet to carry – or drop on my toes – the complete Oxford English Dictionary!
I was a little worried, and amazed by the two bloodhounds (200lbs) – these are bloody massive…and I had lost two of them.
Then it was Arnold Schwarzenegger – all 235lbs of him. I remember watching him in the 80′s classic ‘Twins’…he was huge…and I had lost him!
Today was yet another milestone…I have lost an NFL player by the name of Jadeveon Clowney. All 266 lbs of him. In fact, I have actually lost a tiny 0.5lbs more than him!
Here he is then…a great hulk of a man. A man that would not be easy to carry. A man who could probably crush me. Yet I carried the equivalent of this man around with me…day in, day out!
Sometimes I think we forget how well we have done. We focus so much on that end goal and forget to give ourselves some credit. This is not to say that you should revel so much in the glory of losing a chihuahua that forget to move on and shift an average housecat! All I am saying is give yourself some credit.
Losing weight is hard. But being fat is harder as far as I am concerned…and I know which hard I choose.
Whilst losing weight is hard, and being fat is harder, do you know what else is hard? You are – on yourself! Learn to appreciate what you have achieved. You have the knowledge and ability to reach your goal…beating yourself up won’t help.
So have a look at this…work out what you have lost…and focus on what you are aiming for!
Even better…get a scrapbook and find some pictures which represent what you have lost and keep updating it – I am going to try and find guinea pig stickers and replace my star stickers with them for my weightloss chart!
That’s it for me – a quick one as I promised!
Today has been great. We had a lazy morning – which involved a strange dream in which I attacked Mr WLB after discovering that he had bought a blow-up doll. Now I must state that he absolutely has not ever owned a blow-up doll and nor does he have a desire to…this is not him trying to deny the wank mags mentioned in last nights blog…but I am sure that this is why I had that dream. It was awful. I discovered that he had stashed the blow-up doll in the bay window behind the sofa at my Mums old house…and I went wild…I lost the plot. I woke up and he asked what I had been dreaming about – he as watching a film this morning in bed…I was sleeping – apparently I had been clenching my fists! He found it hilarious! We had a nice cooked brekkie, then headed to the shops and went to see the horses. I took their rugs off them so that they can enjoy the spring sunshine. They have enough grass to eat, and loads of space to run around and warm themselves up. They were a tad sweaty under their rugs and seemed to enjoy having them taken off, if the rolling around was any indicator. They had some carrots and apples and a good scratch. I can’t wait to get them back to our usual yard to give them some proper attention! Then we headed to see my Mum…an invite for roast lamb could not be declined. My sister, her hubby, and the kids were there. I got to hold the baby lots too. I still don’t think that ‘being a bit bored’ is a good idea to procreate…so I won’t be planning a mini-WLB anytime soon…but I do get to enjoy the company of babies thanks to my Mum and her foster caring! I finished the evening with a great coaching call with a lovely lady…she is making great progress and it’s wonderful to hear the change in her! Oh – we watched a Tommy Tiernan show last night…bloody hilarious. I am hoping to get to see him later on in the year. And now, I am off for an early night!
Breakfast: Linda Mc sausages, bacon, baked beans, spinach, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms.
A lovely food day! Brekkie was lush – bacon and Linda Mc sausages, some scrambled egg, and a combo of spinach, red onion, baked beans, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms. My Mum made a gorgeous roast dinner – lamb, syn free roasts, and veggies – and I took a gravy pot with me to ensure that I knew my gravy syns! Dinner was just some wholemeal rolls with cheese, chicken and salad, along with my rice cakes and Eat Natural bar.
Exercise: None – a glorious rest day!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx