Saturday, 6 August 2011

Update #6 - Brain dead food craving

Sheez, probably high time that I update this thingemajig ... last time around I was moaning about the 7 B's and how it influenced my weekend, I was also probably trying to bullshit the bulshitter by mentioning how motivated I was but unfortunately that feeling only lasted a couple of days.

My brain dead problem started with my weigh in on the 23rd of July which showed that I dropped another 2,5 kilos against all expectations, notwithstanding the fact that I have been eating like a pig the previous weekend (no disrespect towards pigs intended, in actual fact I wish I was a pig!!!) ... that meant that I was now down to 168.8kg with a total of 17.4kg lost in roughly 7 weeks. This whole debacle triggered a series of unfortunate events, all of them roughly based on my brain dead thoughts of how on earth did I still lose weight even when eating in total contradiction to my eating plan?

Needless to say the last 2 weeks were a real struggle and although I have been following my prescribed diet quite rigorously during the day it's in the evenings when I simply can't stop thinking about food. After eating my allowed dinner early in the evening, 2 hours later I just go berserk and ransack my cupboards for anything edible! This whole scenario leads in nicely into my second all time über important dieting tip ...

Tip #2 - Don't keep sweets or chips or chocolates or cream cakes or anything nasty in the house while you're on a diet!!!

Luckily for me that is exactly the scenario in my humble old pozzie so the only things I could get hold of are mostly things like Pro-vita, fat free cottage cheese, Tussers and tons and tons of fruit (with the odd Wacky Wednesday or Quarter Pounder with cheese thrown in to the mix) ... so in my defense, the very least I can say is that I have been cheating semi-healthily (I say semi because it's never a good idea to munch after let's say 9 in the evening ... your metabolic rate slows down to crawl while sleeping so even if you consume something healthy it's not really benefiting you if you are asleep. Off course chowing a quarter pounder is also never a healthy choice )

So it's been 2 weeks since my last weigh in, I haven't eaten according to plan, my exercise goals are basically non-existant at this stage (how freaking cold has it been the past week? Flippen hell ... nobody in his right mind can contemplate exercise in this weather) and to top it all off I think I have a deep seated psychological eating disorder! Damn I need to get my head straight!

Anyway, I have a scheduled appointment this morning to go see what the damage is but I forgot all about the  Aussie All Blacks clash so together with the info in the preceding paragraphs I think it's better to postpone any weigh-in sessions I have planned for this weekend and rather take this time to get motivated again so ja, please wish me luck!!!

Pretty short update this week I know, sorry but tough luck (the game is about to kick off so please give me a break!) I'll update next week after a weigh in and hopefully with my head screwed in straight this time ... in the meantime I'll leave you with a website that is well worth visiting, (I've added the link in the websites page for future reference) but in particular this blog entry ... Glenda's Story. If something like that doesn't inspire me I don't know!

So cheers, enjoy your week (especially if you have a 96 hour weekend) and remember Smile Dammit!


  1. I always have "emergency stock"-stuff in the house (choccies, chips, etc). So basically almost everything and anything that happens can and will be declared an emergency!!

  2. Lol ... I wish :(

    Funnily enough I don't really crave any sweets, I just have this constant nagging in the back of my head that I want to eat .... it's just a mindset thing though, will get over it.

  3. Hey Bru.

    Don't let the odd bad days drag you down to far it is expected that everything is not going to be moon shine & roses all the way & bad days happen the secret is how we deal with them. Learn from them & come out fighting & stronger on the other side.

    Keep it up. In the long run the benefits of these few 'uncomfortable' months outweigh the bad days in them.

    Check out this link (no i don't listen to K@keranda in any way they broadcast his a friend of my sister thats how i know about it) He is lucky that he is at a gym & gets his shakes etc sponsored but in the end everybody struggles with the same things: