30 Jul 2007

Dead birds, cat herding and bowels you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy!

Weight - 241.6 lbs (-28.4).
Exercise
- swimming and aborted jogging (twice)

Well, I haven't posted much over the last week or so. This is for various reasons but mostly because I have been feeling sorry for myself. I have no reason to feel this way but emotions never come in clearly marked tins showing their 'country of origin' so to speak....

I rather rashly decided to run a weight loss challenge and then almost instantly lost anything approaching interest in the basic mechanics of losing weight, i.e. diet, portion control and exercise. I also found that I am REALLY good and telling people to think positively and then wallowing in a bucket of my own self pity.

Oh, and I felt really ill last week as well - ahhhhhh!

I felt generally under the weather ALL last week - I'm not sure if the mood caused the illness or maybe the other way around..either way it manifested itself as a severe disruption to the 'trouser department' if you will, i.e chronic IBS and various feelings of nausea and general prolonged periods of unspecific 'utter shiteness' - a term not to be found in 'Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary' to the best of my knowledge, but wholly descriptive nonetheless...for your sakes I will elaborate no further...

Needless to say, it completely put me off my stroke, fitness wise and diet wise. The self control and focus flew straight out the window like a jet-powered cockatoo and I succumbed to the old twin evils of comfort eating and drinking. Double bugger!

Thankfully, towards the end of last week, my bowels regained some composure and my outlook (like the weather in the UK) started to improve. And then came the Pheasant....

As you may know, the central tenet of Buddhism is compassion for all living things - usually something I am able to cope with quite easily (except when shopping in IKEA that is - if you don't know, don't ask, it'll only set me off again....).

On Saturday, we spent a lovely day, firstly at Woburn Safari Park checking out the wild animals and then a relaxing swim at Whittlebury Hall. Well it would have been relaxing had this not happened ....

Yes, that IS a real Pheasant rammed up the air intake of a Land Rover Discovery - and yes, you CAN get a 6lb bird through a 2 inch gap if you hit it at 90 miles per hour. I know this for a fact....

Not only did I kill it (thereby blowing most of my Buddhist credibility in one go) but I proceeded to drive it around all afternoon and didn't notice it until I got back in the car after going shopping much later in the day (much to the amusement/disgust of 3 spotty youths riding their little bikes around Waitrose' car park - their faces were indeed a picture...!)

So what you may ask is the point to all this, I wish I knew. More importantly, where does the cat herding come in? Well, starting this challenge has made me realise that I was not cut-out for 'cat herding' - a notoriously difficult profession at the best of times. Trying to get every ones starting weights, e-mail addresses ( half of you have 2 e-mail addresses, some have 3 or more blogs each and you call yourselves up to 4 different names for Christ sake!! ) - but herd those cats, I most certainly will.

The one thing this last week has proved to me is that I need a challenge and also at times like this I need to remind myself that life can ALWAYS be harder...

The Fat Bloke is back - let the games (nearly) begin!

7 comments:

Oinkstop said...

I've heard pheasant is tasty...

Did you eat your catch?

Chris H said...

As above, did ya eat it, they are tasty! Or did the engin kinda cook if before you could do it yourself!!!!

IWBO said...

Oh, you drive a Disco, too?

Anonymous Boxer said...

Ouch - what a week you and the birds have had.

Do you use a Probiotic in your diet? It really helped me with "calming" by insides.

TMI? Oops, sorry.

642-373 said...

some times it happens that you are feeling sorry but dont know why and for what.

642-446 said...

Good luck for your plan.

640-460 said...

I think it would be better for your health and fitness as well.