Saturday, 31 July 2021

Getting There


 Saturday is my general weigh in day.
I use the scales at work, which are hidden away in our physiotherapy department .
My total weight loss to date is over 23lbs 
,hopefully a few pounds more as I’m on nights tonight.
I have double that weight to go. 
I feel on track. 
Now only those with weight issues will understand how painful it is looking a photographs of yourself when you hate your size
A mirror doesn’t lie, ever…even though you may hide behind a friend when the camera comes out .
Simply dieting never works, you have to be in the right frame of mind to be able to let go of comfort eating
I’ve reached that frame of mind.
Thank fuck for that ! 

The poster is my latest purchase


61 comments:

  1. Well done with the weight John. I have never been grossly overweight but an extra stone, which I am at the moment, is too much. When one lives alone - as you and I both do, it is so easy to comfort eat. I know my danger signals - crisps in the cupboard are a no no and early evening over the television. Keep it up.

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    1. I never have “ dangerous “ foods at home now pat, I’m lucky because I haven’t got a sweet tooth

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  2. Good on you, John. If only weight was as easy to take off as it seems to put on. Truth be told, we "work" at putting it on as well.

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    1. I only eat twice a day now, a habit I have found easy

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  3. I had a bit of a problem with one too many ladies drinks but I then I got fed up with hangovers-I stopped buying it and never really missed it-now about 12 years later I don't want any-for me it was a habit in fact I get quite a buzz from not-I do know one glass and I may not stop-So I say step away-Keep it up John x

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    1. Anonymous10:44 pm

      Not sure what "ladies drinks are but do you mean you were an alcoholic? Knowing you can't have one drink or you wouldn't stop is a classic sign, been there, done that and been proudly wearing the tee shirt for 12 years.

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  4. Barbara Anne3:19 pm

    Good for you, John! As my dear AMIL used to say, "eat a bit less and move a bit more is all there is to weight loss." She also said she'd dieted so much that she was sure she'd lost her entire self several times!! I surely miss that wonderful woman.
    Where shall you hang your new poster?

    Hugs!

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    1. It’s going in my office in the west wing

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  5. That is a striking poster! Love that!! Where will it go?
    Congratulations on the weight loss...I am envious.

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    1. I’m painting my office soon , it will go in there

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    2. Barbara Anne1:23 am

      What color do you plan to use for your office walls?

      Hugs!

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    3. A gentle yellow like the living room

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    4. Barbara Anne4:27 am

      Nice! :)

      Hugs!

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  6. Well done on the continued weight loss. Realising you are worth looking after is half the battle. The poster is striking. Looking forward to seeing a photo of it in situ. xx

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  7. You would like the Bauhaus Museum in Berlin.

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    1. If it’s deco, I truly would

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    2. As you bought the poster I assume you like Bauhaus design. It is not art deco.

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  8. Congratulations on reaching the right frame of mind. I think I may be the only person who lost weight during 2020. Now the trick is to not gain it back.
    Have you perhaps stopped comfort eating and replaced it with comfort buying? If so, at least you have lovely purchases.

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    1. No not comfort buying, but enjoyable stimulating buying
      Filling the holes

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  9. Way to go, John! 23 lbs, that's super!

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  10. Marvelous poster. Good weight loss too.

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  11. Congratulations! And that poster is terrific. Good find.

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  12. Fancy a fresh sausage roll - still slightly warm with golden flaky pastry? Or perhaps a mini pork pie from Melton Mowbray - with crisp pastry and the seasoned pork mince filling sealed in an aspic jelly? Or perhaps char-grilled chicken souvlaki in a warm envelope of pitta bread with shredded lettuce and a squidge of garlic sauce? Or a whole-wheat "Ryvita" wiped with "Marmite"?

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    1. Anonymous10:51 pm

      I assume you've never had a problem with comfort eating or you wouldn't have written such a cruel reply. Comfort eating is a known medical problem which causes much anguish and unhappiness and it's certainly not something to joke about. At the other end of the spectrum is anorexia, something else that isn't funny. Death can be caused by both conditions. Couldn't you have just said Well Done John?

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    2. Np, I’m used to mr puddings humour x

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    3. Yorkshire Pudding himself posted on joking. It is a good read in the context of 'He was only Joking'and "I'm used to mr puddings humour'. He has comment moderation on his blog.

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  13. If you lose anymore weight, Rachel and I are going to have to find a new pet name for you. You coined this name, btw.

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  14. You looked OK before you lost weight...but you will FEEL fantastic when you get there!

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  15. Love the poster. Admiration of your attitude! My weight has crept up, just as my age has meant I need fewer calories anyway… I need to Get a grip!

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  16. Good going on the weight loss. You know, the new man you find, just may be you!

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  17. Congratulations! I certainly understand the challenge and I agree that your psychological state of mind has a lot to do with it. Yes, mirrors are awful and cameras are even worse. Keep up the great work and be proud of yourself, you've earned it!

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  18. Anonymous8:17 pm

    You're doing brilliant John ...Jason ( the affable one )

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    1. Thanks old affable one

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    2. We should get to the theatre soon me thinks

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  19. Well done on the weight loss John.

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  20. It's not easy but your getting there John congrats on the weight loss, yes a frame of mind is the key and do it for yourself John because you want to.
    Love the stark minimal poster.

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  21. Well done on your weight loss I'm in that frame of mind myself for the first time for ages and have kept to the food plan for 9 weeks, so weight is coming off albeit slowly.. Like you I'm getting there. Good luck and keep at it..

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  22. Anonymous10:39 pm

    Seems like you replaced comfort eating with compulsive shopping. Do you get restless and fidgety when you feel the need to purchase something? Fripperies that aren't needed.

    I lost shed loads of weight after struggling for years to lose any but got a craving to buy stuff instead which was harder to beat than the eating. Just about got over that now with just the occasional "must have" feeling. It's great to be able to look at stuff for sale including crafts and artwork and not have the impulse to buy. Free at last!

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    1. No I don’t get restless and fidgety nor do I feel the need to buy stuff. So your presumption is, alas wrong .
      I have enjoyed feathering my nest since my divorce
      Filling those gaps that need filling

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    2. Anonymous10:53 pm

      Filling emotional gaps with stuff.

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    3. You know me better than I?

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  23. If we can't be ''allowed'' to eat for comfort, what is left? Nodrinks, no drugs, be socially distannt....

    Congrats on weight loss!

    PS a blog friend of mine lost about 60 pounds using premade delivered meals. She was told she must lose the weight before a hip replacement could be done. Now she is struggling to keep the pounds off. Sad. Hopeless.

    lizzy

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    1. I will always have the tendency to comfort eat, but I feel so much better since I ve lost the weight

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    2. John just nibble on nutritious nice things remember the-My body is a Temple-and I shall only allow nice things to enter x

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    3. Flis---like chocolate cake? Cherry Garcia ice cream? Spaghetti bolognese?

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  24. Well done, John. Headspace is the key - from a fellow pudgy one - and you have found the right space. I also find 2 meals a day is the answer. And no temptations in the house. Love your blog. It brings me a sense of peace even when the topics can be unsettling. Thank you.

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  25. So true, the mirror never lies about so many things.

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  26. Well done and looking good John. You've got the mindset and determination to meet all your goals.

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  27. John, Bauhaus is NOT art deco. Tho the linear styles of both may attract your eye.

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    1. Yes that’s what attracted me to the poster .I’m struck that it’s not deco

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    2. I didn't want to pontificate about early 20th century art movements, on your blog. A quick read online when you have some time will explain the differences in the two styles.

      Bauhaus: stern, linear, industrial, German

      Art Deco: whimsical, sophisticated, fantasy moderne, French, then American.

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  28. I am happy for you that you have been able to lose so much weight. I believe you are right when you said you have to be in the right frame of mind to be able to lose weight.

    The new poster will look great in your office.

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  29. Well done on the weight loss. It must make you feel so much better about everything.

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