Tuesday, Jan 29th – Not A Bother

I have a Peptic Ulcer that has been really bothering me a lot today but a part from that I did ok. I am really looking forward to my workout tomorrow 🙂 Well it’s 7:59pm here now in Indonesia and I want to be asleep at 8:30pm at the latest so I am energized for tomorrow.

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

Snack 1 – raw carrot

Lunch – two slices of brown bread, 2 eggs, mayo & a thin-cut slice of cheese

Snack 2 – apple

Dinner – home made chicken soup (on the bone) with broccoli & carrot

Snack 3 – 2 mandarin oranges

Sunday, Jan 27th – Poor Daniel

My eating schedule was a little off today as my wee boy is sick. Yep little Daniel has a cold and some top teeth coming through. So I have bells and baby’s yells in my head. The poor little fella seems to be getting better though. Let’s hope and pray that tomorrow he’ll be better.

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

Snack 1 – nothing

Lunch – two slices of whole meal bread, 2 eggs, a table spoonful of mayo & a thin-cut slice of cheese

Snack 2 – low-fat strawberry yogurt

Dinner – ayam kecap (chicken on the bone cooked in a soy sauce) with a big vegetable mix

Snack 3 – star fruit x2

1st Weigh-in

Weight: 137 kg / 302 lbs / 21.5 st

Waste (57) divided by Hip (52) = 1.09

[As of the 4th of January 2008] 

My choice, before it’s too late!

I have been big all my life. As far back as I can remember I have stood out from the crowed due to my large size. I have faced many attempts to loose the weight but failed in all of them.

I am now 29 and I am getting ready for another attempt at fighting the fat, but there is a difference. Now I am armed with knowledge about my body, nutrients, protein, carbohydrates, muscle groups, metabolism, etc.

I have educated myself about loosing weight and how my body is made-up. Before I would jump on a bike and cycle for miles, and miles! I would lift weights for weeks, starve myself, follow fad diets, all accomplished nothing. Some of them even caused me to increase in weight.

Approaching 30, married to a beautiful woman and becoming a dad with a little 9 month old son; these are the things that have caused me to look harder into what the future holds for me.

With a BMI of 39.2 (49kg over weight) I could be in for a shocking and short future. I was told that I could have a heart attack in about 10 years time. Not to bright, huh?

So it’s time for action. It’s time for a choice. There are only two choices for me to make, the pain of discipline to live a healthy active life and lose weight gradually and consistently OR the pain or regret, and maybe be snuffed out of the rat race earlier than planned.

Discipline has a time span, but regret is relentless and chews away at us, maybe through until the next life too.

I want to choose the first choice, before it’s too late.

My little family and I