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With another two weeks under my belt, or should we say…“off my belt”, I am a little more impressed with myself. Before you go assuming that I think of myself as the Next Top Douchebag…think again…I am far from over and after 3 weeks the enormity of what I have truly gotten myself into has begun to dawn on me like the imminent sunrise on a vampire stranded at a bus stop at 5AM.
Lame Dave, lame.
Onwards. So, unfortunately I have not mustered up the courage to take “before” photo’s of myself as yet, yes…embarrassed…FOAD alright, this stuff is personal and that is exactly what I’m planning on doing here with this post, my 2 week update.
I’m getting personal…
Over the passed couple of weeks I have definitely noticed a change, and in more than one respect. For instance, I cannot stop peeing. I know it has got to do with the amount of water I’m currently taking in, but jeezuz! It’s a little ridiculous actually…imagine being woken up by your bladder shouting at you:
Apologies about the visuals, but when you think about it…it’s your mind that’s getting all gutter-like on my blog post! In addition to that, well, I have become more “regular” as the Special K advert calls it which is a good thing especially if the stuff I’m putting in is good enough to feed a baby.
Craving-wise everything is driving me insane and to date there are only a handful of items that I would just about murder a homeless person for:
Unfortunately my personal demeanor has changed somewhat, I have started to become a little snappy, which I’m keeping an eye on and as long as I can have a nicotine fix, I reckon I’ll be okay for as long as it take for me to give up the puff. I still look at myself in the mirror and feel disgusted, so my self worth is still at an all-time low. When I think about it, I’m not sure why that is because I have been so disciplined with what I’ve eaten that I should be feeling proud of myself or at least be giving myself a pat on the back, but, noooo…still self-destroying everyday. I guess in some twisted way it helps me stay motivated and the more I can reprimand myself on an daily basis the stricter I’ll be able to maintain my current path. Sho…so deep Dave. Jirr.
Other than that, I’m okay. Possibly there are results, visual results, which are unfortunately half the battle. But possibly they are there. which is good. Results are good and it’s obviously working…regardless of the Coke cans speaking to me through the fridge door on a hourly basis, it’s working…and I’m fine…I’m fine.
Here’s a little “taste” of what I have retrained myself to over the passed two weeks: (I know, right? Apologies about the short-handedness…I have still been documenting everything via Twitter. It just makes it easier and it so real time that it play a role as an additional motivator.)
Day 7: 2 black coffees, 2 x stewed fruit yogurts, 300g of grilled hake and a full portion cherry tomato salad, 8 glasses H2O.
Day 8: 3 black coffees, 2 Jungle Oates breakfast bars, 200g grilled hake, 8 veg dim sum and pheking chicken dish, 8 glasses H2O.
Day 9: 3 Jungle Oates bars, 2 bananas, Greek salad & 250g chicken breasts, 250g fillet, 1 Grapetiser, 2 black coffees, 6 glasses H2O.
Day 10: 2 x black coffees, roast beef salad, 300g grilled chicken, Greek salad, 8 x glasses H2O, 3 x lime&sodas.
Day 11: Bowl of Special K and banana, sesame chicken salad, 4 x Provitas with cottage cheese, 200g fillet steak, 6 glasses H20.
Day 12: 1 slice brown toast, 2 boiled eggs, chicken soup, 4 Provitas, scrambled egg (fat free milk), 500ml orange juice, 1L H20.
Day 13: 2 x Muesli bars, 1 Grapetiser, 340g tuna, 1 x slice whole wheat toast, 1 iced coffee, 6 glasses H2O, 2 coffees.
Day 14: 2 black coffees, 300g Thai chicken strips, 1 BOS iced tea, 2 boiled eggs, 2 virgin Mojitos, 8 glasses H2O.
Day 15: 2 black coffees, 1 smoked chicken salad, 1 small box’o’popcorn, 300g rump, 8 glasses H2O.
Day 16: 2 black coffees, 1 smoked chicken salad, 150g biltong, 25g White grapes, 1 banana, 300g grilled chicken, 8 glasses H2O.
Day 17: Special K & banana, 100g peanuts & raisins, 100g biltong, 3phyllo steak canapés, 2 black coffees, 200g fillet, 2 boiled eggs.
Day 18: 2 pieces of brown bread with avo & pepperdews, chicken soup, 4 Provitas, 2 boiled eggs, 300g fillet and an Italian salad.
Day 19: 1 banana, 2 Provitas, 300g chicken stir fry with noodles, 340g tuna salad with pepperdews. 2 black coffees. (Yesterday)
Day 20: Bowl of Special K&banana, 90g almonds, 250g grilled kingklip, steamed mixed veg, 1 Peach Ceres, 2 black coffees, 2L H2O.
Day 21: Mixed fruit yogurt,30g almonds,roquette salad w/ pear, biltong, pepperdews, sesame seeds & camembert, 2 black coffees, 1,5L H2O.
Impressed? Don’t be. I’m suffering. It’s hard and I fear like my discipline to maintain the healthy part will not outshine my insatiable urge for food. So even though I’m eating really well, I still need to watch factors such as portion size otherwise everything I will be striving for will be for nought…bru.
I’m also not “klapping gym yet bru”, so stop asking. My first two months are to change my current eating habits. Only then will we start talking about self-masturbation (as “Tyler” would say, of course). I am playing 5-a-side soccer again, which is good I guess and might bump it up to twice a week which will be a good starting point because it’s relatively light in comparison for what I have planned for myself.
To conclude, thank you to everyone who’s supporting me, you know who you are. Every bit counts, so keep it coming, I’m so harsh on myself that I’ve realised that I’m going to need people to motivate me this year…and I don’t particularly like replying on people.
Here’s to another 3 weeks of goodness…“Cheers”…*raises celery stick*