Thursday, June 11, 2015

Back on the Journey

For the past 4 weeks, I have been working on maintaining my weight. I'm not really happy with that, I listened to my doctor’s bullshit, I listened to my shoulder, I listened to my reasoning but in reality I am just not happy yet.
So I'm saying the heck with all of it, I'm going back on the losing path! Starting right NOW, I'm going to eat and exercise the way I successfully did before I saw the doctor.
It means no fries (yesterday we shared a small fries and we ate it all), no wine, no sugar, I will not try to substitute anything with something else. I bought some “chips” from Kellog, they are not bad but they are not good either.

Yesterday my wife made fudge with healthier ingredients: natural PB, coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa, honey, vanilla and sea salt, not bad right? But I will not have any. Our neighbor brought some jam, I will not enjoy any more of it (too much sugar).
I find it so much easier to go without than trying to manage my habits right now when I'm not yet where I want to be. It's easy because I don't need to think “Can I have a piece of that?” the decision is already taken, no inner battle, the answer will always be NO!
I won't just cut everything off, I will increase the daily amount of fruits and vegetables I eat. I won’t be licking butter but I will not cut off eggs or cheese as my doctor told me to do. So if my cholesterol is bad, I'll take the damn pill.
I am a goal oriented guy so my goal will be to lose 1.5 lb per week for the next 10 weeks. I'll weight myself tomorrow and share with you.
I am so excited, I feel like I'm taking back my life, anyone else wants to join in this weight drop-othon?


  1. I love eggs, always start my day with an egg of some sort. Fried, scrambled, poached, they are a little powerhouse of goodness.

    Good luck with your goal. I'm sure you will do ok.

    All the best Jan

    1. Listening to some doctors, eggs is an enemy that we should forget. I love eggs, I don't have them every day because they are not part of my routine but when ever I want one, I'll have one!

  2. Hi Richard,

    Does it mean that you gain some weight during the time you were on the maintaining path ? I was on the impression that you were done on the loosing part. Anyway I hope you achieve whatever you are trying to achieve. Good luck to you.

    I think you are right that it is better to be off the food that is not good for us than trying to moderate and eat a bit of it. It is so easy to come back to our bad habits.

    It is like the alcoolic that would try to moderate his drinking instead of being completely abstinent. Does not work to well.

    Moderation is very hard to maintain and I think it takes alot of determination to achieve it. But you are strong minded so you will get there on day.

    Have a great week-end !


    1. Bonjour Choco,

      I was doing pretty good while maintaining, I lost over a pound in 4 weeks, but I was not happy because I had not reach my own goal.

      It's not only alcohol, any addictions someone has is something they can't control. So I think the best thing is to cut it off and built up the mental attitude to be moderate (except alcohol and drugs).

      Did you start your blog?

    2. Hi Richard, you are right it is the case with any addiction.

      No I did not start my blog yet. I forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me.

      I am note sure I can do it. Looks complicated. I think I would need someone that could explain it to me step by step in writing. Other than that I don't think I can do this.

      But saying this maybe I should try first to see how far I can get. I think I lack in confidence, do I ?

      Any news about your blood test, concerning your cholesterol level ?

      Keep up the good work Richard and take care.



    3. I was finally able to create my blog. I am so proud of myself. I will start writing right now.


    4. Welcome to the fantastic world of bloggist, if you want, you have to share your address (just copy and paste it in the comment, I'll find you).

      I will see my doctor July 22 and get the result then about cholesterol. What about all your test any news?

    5. Here is my blog spot.

    6. Oops I forgot to answer your question concerning all of my tests. So far so good, nothing major only a bit of cholesterol but some results are not in yet and some tests are not done yet.

      Have to wait for a phone call from the hospital to set up some dates. My heart is ok. I am too fat, need to loose weight to feel better. I am waiting for the motivation to hit me. It's long before happening. It will happen one day. Procrastination, you know this word Richard ?...It suits me well these days. I am also waiting to see a specialist for my liver, maybe a biopsy, don't know yet. I anticipate your next question..Why a biopsy ? Because since 2 years my blood tests are showing some anomalies in reference to the liver. Hepathic enzymes are too high.

  3. That just in case comic was pretty good.

    I'll be here to cheer you along the way.

    1. Only, sometimes when I cheer you on, I'll
      look like this.

    2. And other times, I'll look like this.

    3. But not to worry, they are all me and
      I'll be here each day to cheer you on.

    4. Thanks you Ivy,

      You know, doesn't mater how you look, I think I like you LOL

  4. Awww, you sound kind of frustrated. Going back to healthy habits sounds great, just try to aim for something you can keep up long term.


  5. I'm in your fan club and I say "GO YOU!" Hurrah hurrah!

    1. Hey I can hear you from over here Martha :)

      Thank you