Saturday, March 8th – Surprise is Having Some Technical Difficulties

Hi guys, I promised you a surprise today and I have experiencing some technical difficulties with it and as soon as I have resolved this you’ll be the first to know. πŸ˜‰

Breakfast – oatmeal, whey, peanut butter & hot low-fat milk

Snack 1 – nothing

CHEAT MEAL – Chinese Restaurant (no I didn’t eat the restaurant), boiled rice with a mix of pork, chicken, fried prawns & vegetables

Snack 2 – whey shake

Dinner – (Still full after Chinese restaurant) two slices of whole meal bread toasted & a thin-cut slice of cheese.

Drink – 2.5 liters of water

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Friday, March 7th – I’ve Got A Surprise For You All Tomorrow! ;)

Breakfast – oatmeal, whey, peanut butter & hot low-fat milk

Snack 1 – glass of milk

Lunch – two slices of whole meal bread, tuna & a tbsp of mayonnaise

Snack 2 – low-fat yogurt

Dinner – grilled beef & green leafy vegetables

Drink – 2.5 liters of water

Thursday, March 6th – Ahhh!…A Holiday From Work Tomorrow :)

Breakfast – oatmeal, whey, peanut butter & hot low-fat milk

Snack 1 – low-fat yogurt & 1 boiled egg

Lunch – chicken salad (peppers, lettuce & cucumber) & a tbsp of mayonnaise & a handful of nuts

Snack 2 – a handful of nuts & an apple

Dinner – omelet; 3 eggs, prawns, a handful of mushrooms & a thin-cut slice of cheese

Drink – 2.5 liters of water & 1 cup of green tea

Wednesday, March 5th – Very Sleepy Today

I can’t say that I will need to have an early night tonight anymore, because since I have started this disciplined journey I have been going to bed at 8pm – 8:30pm, giving my muscles the time and rest that they need to recover.

I am really sleepy today; next week is SLC (student led conference) and I am marking tests, getting scores ready, prepping my students for their conference (all 125 of them!), in between all my other jobs. I am bushed!

Good night!

Breakfast – oatmeal, whey, peanut butter & hot low-fat milk

Snack 1 – low-fat yogurt & 1 boiled egg

 

Lunch – two slices of whole meal bread, fresh tuna & mayonnaise

Snack 2 – an apple

Dinner – pork cooked with chilies & black pepper and a green leafy vegetable mix

Drink – 2.5 liters of water, 1 cup of green tea & a whey shake

Tuesday, March 4th – Rather Hungry Today :-(

Breakfast – oatmeal, whey, peanut butter & hot low-fat milk

Snack 1 – low-fat yogurt & 1 boiled egg

Lunch – fresh tuna salad (peppers, lettuce & cucumber) & a tbsp of mayonnaise & a handful of nuts

Snack 2 – whey shake

Dinner – squid cooked with ginger & long green beans & bean shoots

Drink – 2.5 liters of water & 1 cup of green tea

My Secret Weapon: Peanut Butter

I grew up thinking that peanut butter was another one of those delicious foods that has to be bad for you, I was very wrong. After digging and digging into the foods that I am allowed to eat and that will aid muscle growth I came out with some surprising results.

Peanut Butter is good for you! ::faints::

Yep it’s true, as you have probably noticed that I mix the lovely stuff with my oatmeal in the mornings. So what is the story of peanut butter how is it good for you? Lets have a round up of all the goodies and then look into them some more.

Ok so here are some of the things that I found out about peanut butter;

  • Contains folic acid
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Protection against cardiovascular disease
  • Excellent source of protein
  • Boosts Testosterone

FOLIC ACID
This is cool, it can reduce the risk of heart disease and assists your body in making new cells; especially in developing babies spinal cord. Folic acid teamed up with certain vitamins (B6 & B12) helps to eliminate homocysteine which can mess up your heart & arteries.

LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Studies have been shown that eating nuts 5-6 times a week can lower your blood pressure as part of a controlled diet. The lowering of blood pressure can occur in as little as two weeks.

PROTECTION AGAINST CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Peanut butter has a lot of monounsaturated fats which can lower your cholesterol and has been proven to reduce the risk of beast cancer by 45%, cool huh? Peanut oil is packed with monounsaturated fats. It also contains Resveratrol which also aides cancer prevention, increases athletic performance & protects against viral infections.

EXCELLENT SOURCE OF PROTEIN
Not much to say on this but nuts are packed with protein. Protein is vital for your metabolism and building muscles.

BOOSTS TESTOSTERONE
The monounsaturated fats in peanut butter help you make more testosterone which helps your muscles beef up and your fat disintegrate.

BE CAREFUL: PEANUT BUTTER CONTAINS A LOT OF CALORIES.

I hope this helps. I am sure that it’s not complete and there are many more benefits, which I would gladly receive. If you have anything to add stick it in a comment.

Here is a recipe to make your own healthy peanut butter.

 

 

Here are the sources of my peanut butter digging;

My School Years – North Atlantic Sea benefits, Bulling & Inner Healing

Growing up larger than life and any cars in the vicinity has many drawbacks; I think the only benefit of being fat is that you would last 4 seconds longer than anyone else if you fell into the North Atlantic Sea. Being that I never ventured that far north I felt completely useless.

I think the only thing that I can be angry at and blame others or the system is the lack of proper education that I (we) received about how our bodies worked. P.E. for example consisted of running back and forth in a slippy, squeaky gym hall then trying to get my backside up a rope that would probably come undone from it’s fittings if I had ever reached the top.

I mean there was no education about eating food groups, sugar turns to fat, good & bad carbs, protein, muscle burns calories to maintain its self, oatmeal is good for you, etc …… my fat generation were just put in shorts and made turn red for the amusement of others. Oh I’m turning into a right bee with an itch.

I just hope that he coming generation are being educated properly and that not all P.E. lessons are in the gym but in the class as well being told simple ways to live a healthy live. Surly that wont brake the education budget at most schools.

My School years were mostly spent on my own. Fat kids are excluded like lepers, picked last for soccer and first for rugby to be the team bulldozer. I don’t feel that I am still hurting from my school years though; my wife has played a big part in my healing from that. She looks past all my blubber and sees me. ::awwhhh:: ….. I’m excepted and loved, that can heal the most wounded hearts.

My school hell is a distant haze that feels like I read about it somewhere. I was spat on, bullied for money, beat up, pinned down while food was forced into my mouth, made the clown while having to strip down for swimming class, bearing my man boobs 😦 ::sniff, sniff::

I don’t feel bitter about this and I have forgotten all about this after I met Susan and got married. Writing this blog is the first time in ages that I have even thought about it.

Time is a great healer, so is being excepted.

Now for the first time in my life I am battling my weight for me….. not to fit in…. not to be liked or accepted, not to be the majority, but because I want to….. I am doing this for me.

And I will win and I hope that I can educate and inspire others.

Come on, Get up and get educated and get a life that you can live without regret!!