Mr WLB is wanting to take over tonight’s blog post!
So here he is…filling you in on what’s been happening for him recently…
‘Hey everyone it’s Mr WLB here.
I’m very sorry that I haven’t been interfering in WLB’s blog and chipping into the conversation recently!
Life has been very shitty for me over the last couple of months. As most of you will know I’ve had what I think is bad acid reflux for over two months and my throat has been on fire! Imagine having drunk a whole bottle of vinegar or eaten a whole box of salt and vinegar French Fries or maybe a massive bag of fizzy cola bottles. That’s the taste I’ve had in my mouth for the last two months. It’s been bloody horrendous to say the least. I even managed to lose over 16lbs in weight! That’s not a good thing as I’m 6ft 1 and was down to 11st which isn’t good for me! It’s got me down and has made me very depressed and anxious. I feel exhausted all of the time!
I’ve managed over 30 days without smoking and I’ve been a bit of a nightmare to live with. The smoking was like my comfort blanket and I’m guessing food is a comfort blanket to some of you. The experience has taught me that everyone has their own way of dealing with things and smoking was one thing I used to do. Over the last week or so I have decided to give my digestive system a bit of a break and have been juicing and making smoothies. In a way it’s given me a glimpse into what it’s like for someone who has had a gastric band fitted or on a very restricted diet where you can’t eat any naughty unhealthy food! All I can tell you is that it’s horrendous in the sense that all you can think about is food. You want to eat the food but you can’t as it makes you feel so sick, so please think very carefully about this if you are considering weight loss surgery! I’m just so thankful that WLB has not gone down this route. I don’t think she would have been able to cope with it!
WLB talks a lot about coaching these days and as much as she says I don’t listen to her, some of it goes in. I’ve been feeling very low and over the last couple of days I decided to try and pull myself of the depression I’m in and use some of the coaching strategies she uses with her clients. So today I have written down a list of activities I liked to do before I got sick and I’m also writing a list of things that I’ve managed to accomplish during the day, along with three things that have made me smile.
You may be feeling that your weigh loss is impossible to achieve but believe me, you can do it. I’ve suffered with severe anxiety and depression over the years and am amazed at how quickly life can turn around for the better so quickly. So if you are are in a bad place on your weight loss decide journey please believe me when I say things can be loads better for you. It’s not permanent!
You just have to take some action and not punish yourself if you have some slip ups! I think the whole point of this blog post is that what I’m trying to get across is that life can get on top of you at times but only YOU can turn things around. So if you are struggling to get your head around losing weight or think it’s impossible to do so change your mindset and say I CAN do whatever I choose to do and am in control of my destiny. I never thought I could go a day without smoking but I’ve achieved it. Admittedly it’s not easy but not impossible! I’m in the middle of one of the worst times of my life right now but it’s all about your attitude and having hope that things can change for the better. I could easily spend all day in bed wallowing in self pity, but that won’t get me anywhere. You could sit there and binge eat all day and that won’t get you anywhere. What I’m trying to say is that things don’t happen overnight. I know that I won’t feel 100% for a while and it’s baby steps that lead to the end result of getting to the place you want to be.
It’s exactly the same as how WLB approached her weight loss. Positivity is everything in getting to the place you want to be! You just have to make that first step and look at the positivity in everything! In my situation I could think feeling depressed and having the reflux is the end of the world, but I’m trying to see it as a positive to rid my body of chemicals from the cigarettes and junk food I’ve poisoned my body with and make myself a happier and healthier person.
Anyway I hope this blog has got you thinking a little bit about your journey and the number one thing is to have faith and hope in yourself and that challenges make you a stronger person!
Now over to WLB for the usuals.’
Bless him – I love him to bits. Life can be shitty at times, but there is always a course of action which will take you in a more positive direction…and he is right, you DO have to believe in yourself.
I will leave it there, as I don’t want to butt in on his musings!
Today has been good. A little more sedate than recent days, which is good…as I was feeling a little drained and needed to recharge. I have spoken with some amazing people today – the changes they are making and are going to make give me lots to smile about as I am so excited on their behalf! I saw the horses, caught up with my Mum for round-two of her mentoring course, and have been working on a little project that I will share with you all soon. I then spent some time in a tent with my niece and nephew…they have put it up in their garden to practice for going on holiday…I might be sleeping in it one night this weekend! It’s weigh-in tomorrow…I need 3lbs off for my 21st award and could really do with a bit of a boost. The past few weeks have felt like immense effort…so fingers crossed for me!
Breakfast: Banana and boiled eggs.
A good food day today. My usual brekkie was followed by a favourite of mine…Ryvita with soft cheese and salmon. I had a plate of raw veggies with it too. Dinner was lush – although I was slightly worried about the chicken as I forgot to put it in the fridge…so this may mean that I end up with my weight loss tomorrow courtesy of food poisoning…we shall see! I used some fat free yogurt and added lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and tandoori powder and marinated the chicken all day. I then threaded the chunks onto skewers with mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and onion, and put them on top of some spinach. And my lovely Nakd bars for my snacks.
Exercise: Rest day today!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx