Sunday, 8 March 2009

Do or Do Not.. There Is No Try.

My utmost apologies for not updating my blog in almost 2 weeks.. It has been a string of interesting days to say the least, but these things happen & well, everything is in one piece still & the Earth hasn't stopped spinning.

So where were we? Okay, first thing is first.. my mummy is still in hospital, but in all honesty it is like a Bed & Breakfast as she is fit as a fiddle. The medical team is unsure if it was a heart attack but we are still waiting for the angiograms to be done as the machine broke down last friday & everyone had to be pushed back; so once we have that we can move forward. The only thing my mummy is suffering from is acute boredom!

Secondly, I put on half a pound last wednesday. Do you know what though? I couldn't give 2 stuffs about it.. It is half a pound, big deal. In the grand scheme of things, it is not even a step back, it is just one of those things.

I know why I put on as well, I had a donner on pitta with chips the wednesday my mum was admitted & a thai takeaway on saturday night as I didn't want to cook.. I could go blaming other people or use the excuse of my mum being in hospital, or a plethora of reasons; but the fact of the matter is it was me, pure & simple.

So I put on.. Oh well, next!

This week has been unusually different though. I seem to have gained a jedi like tenacity (you see what I did there? The title, for you star wars fans out there, is a quote from Yoda!) about me & I have been so focused.. since wednesday I have cooked fresh every night.

Wednesday seemed to be one of those days, where I sometimes explain to new members of Weight Watchers, like it was when Neo realises he is the one in The Matrix. (Bear with me on this one x)

My girlfriend is having some time off from WW (so to speak) & was hungry, so was my sister & her fiance.. I offered to go get them the food. This was a bit daft as I was thinking of wanting some myself at first. So I went to the takeaway & ordered the food for them. But here is the rub, I didn't have any, I dropped the food off to them & I left them to it.

It was all thanks to an article I read in Men's Fitness about how thinking yourself thin is as vital as dieting. There was some good tips, but the one that stood out was the one that stated the minute you say 'I can't' or 'I'm not allowed that' the more you want it & suggested instead of thinking 'I can't', replace it with 'I choose not to..'. So before ordering the food I tried it & it stopped me.

By changing how I thought, it empowered me into making the right decision, but willingly instead of struggling. I have used that a few times up to now & it is working.

The Matrix thing is from when you start WW & you struggle, but then you have a moment of clarity & everything about it makes sense. I like to call it the 'Matrix Moment'..

So not only have I changed my lifestyle, I have changed the way I think as well. Which has got to be a good thing x


  1. Its good to hear that your mum is ok, even if she is still in hospital and fairly bored. Hopefully they'll get her out of there before too long.

    You are right about the little gain - as long as you don't find it a problem then it isn't and as you say it is only 0.5lb - it could have been MUCH worse!!

    I like your Matrix Moment idea :o)

  2. Thank you hun.. i would have replied to this earlier, but the blog is being daft lol

    I agree though, If you don't worry about a gain then it won't affect your diet in the future x