Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Update #5 - Cheating and the 7 Deadly B's

Bliksem! It's difficult to comprehend what a powerful instrument your brain really is ... I'm referring back to that stupid McDonald's double quarter pounder I had last weekend and how one single innocent little burger totally mind-fucked me the whole of last week! Not only did I convince myself that I wasn't eating enough, I was actually convinced that I was in starvation mode and therefore needed to eat more!!! 

Luckily I didn't completely pig out during the week (although the Wacky Wednesday and Colonel Burger on Thursday might disagree) but once the weekend started I went totally overboard. Having scooted through to my weekend destination near Rust de Winter with a couple of friends, I decided there and then that I needed a break from 5 weeks of semi-religious dieting which leads to the first of the deadly B's - Biltong! No normal semi-starving human being can spend a reasonable amount of time on a game farm without giving into the heavenly temptation of biltong. (The problem is that my resistance only lasted a couple of minutes at most)

Which eventually leads to the second B of course ... being pretty salty, eating copious amounts of biltong can  lead to the Great Thirst and off course hanging out with the manne in the bushveld can only mean drinking Beer! ... lovely, and let's just rather leave it at that. 

Once again, being on a game farm and stoking a humongous bonfire goes hand in hand (like Julius Malema and bloody agents) which in turn led to Deadly B numbers three, four and five (and I hope you guessed correctly) - BraavleisBraaibroodjies and Boerewors - Oh my it was freaking awesome! OK, OK I lie, I wish we had steak and chops and wors and braaibroodjies, that was the plan anyway, but with everyone feeling slightly tipsy by that time it was decided it was easier to simply prepare some food in the kitchen (actually that's another fib, most of my friends were pretty wasted by this time so I'm quite confident that I could have gotten away with that little white lie ... in reality we had the most awesome fillet and paptert, which at the end of the day is another deadly combo I suppose ?)

So tummies full, feeling slightly tipsy and warming up next to the fire on a cold winters evening, there is simply nothing better on earth than to slowly enjoy a beautiful Brandewyn! (Brandy & Cola) or Richelieu and Coke Zero to be precise ... the more the better of course!!! Anyway, to make a long boring story a lit bit shorter let's just say that many, many hours, brandy's and Disprins later, nothing cures a hangover better than a slightly greasy Bacon! and scrambled egg breakfast. (being in the bush and not having a Red Bull and Bar One close by basically qualified anything else as the #1 cure) Not having had my absolute favourite food in the whole world for at least 5 weeks I naturally made up for lost time and all I can say is that it was GOOD! 

So ja, there you have it ... my couple of days of insanity to escape the diet madhouse which all started with a bloody Mickey Dee burger. I'm pretty glad I didn't have an opportunity to go weigh myself last weekend because looking at everything I ate it feels like I probably backtracked about 2 weeks in my journey, but on the other hand I can still feel it in my pants (quite literally) that I'm still way smaller than I was 5 weeks ago. Maybe I'm just trying to convince myself again that my feeding frenzy last week wasn't quite the fustercluck it really was but my next weigh in this coming weekend will probably reveal all. For those few supporters who actually do read this blog and is now sitting there in horror let me just finish off by saying that for some strange reason I don't feel nearly as confuckulated in the head as I did last week ... the past 2 days has been A for away as far as motivation was concerned and I've been eating exactly to plan so hopefully everything is back on track! 

Will keep you posted this coming weekend.

P.S Sorry about the delayed update ... my laptop hard drive decided to grind itself to pieces last week (which  was maybe another reason for me going off the reservation for a while) and I only received it back today ... not bad for something that was purchased with a next business day onsite warranty isn't it? Luckily this isn't the place nor the time to rant about shoddy South African service! 


  1. We all fall from the bandwagon one time or another! Just get right back up there! Good luck!

  2. Still need to read the updates completely but wanted to share this: