Let’s be honest about this whole Fat Blogging thing. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it sucks. Sometimes you’re truly on fire and all you want to do is write about your fat and your amazing progress. Other days you’re just bloody sick of counting calories or fat or sheep or whatever and therefore cannot be arsed with blogging. Some days you are full of insight, wisdom and amazing moments of personal growth; other days you are deep in denial and/or a bucket of ice cream. Sometimes you will read a blog and feel empathy or inspired or humbled or teary; other days you will read a blog and think, would you just stop your whining and get on with it it!
The trick is to understand that we are all on different paths. And while all our paths are long and bumpy and go up and down, no one is on the same path at the same time. While you may feel on top of the world and focused and fired up, someone else is going through a downer, or just prioritising other things in life rather than fat busting.
What is the point of this little rant? I dunno. I guess when you’ve been writing about blubber and reading about blubber for a very long time you start to see patterns and cycles. I’ve seen a couple of bloggers writing about rough times lately and they’ve gotten some comments along the lines of "What’s with all your negativity?". Sometimes other bloggers have fallen off the wagon and felt reluctant to write about what they’re really feeling. But honest writing is the best writing. I guess I am just saying for the bloggers – let it all hang out. We love you whether you’re losing buckets of kilos or taking some time off. And to the readers – remember to put on your empathy hat. It’s a real person you’re reading about, and real people have ups and downs in life.
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The Perfect Day went just perfectly, huzzah! Well, until 10pm when I made a batch of Anzac biscuits. SC has band practice on Friday nights and when the band comes over afterward, they sit around drinking tea and eating biscuits (cookies) – usually cheap, nasty ones make with hydrogenated vegetable oil -because they’re just so punk rock. I have been "educating" my husband (read: being bossy and righteous) about the perils of trans fats and told him if they’re going to eat cookies, why not have some nice homemade ones full of oats and really not that much butter and sugar. Well this batch was a different recipe – less butter and sugar, more oats – and worked out to be quite low in calories and fat. They looked awful though, like small, mean little rocks. So I decided to eat one to make sure they were edible. I was so bloody annoyed for ruining my perfect day! So annoyed that I ate two more. Ha ha ha! Luckily I only made a half batch so the guys ate the lot when they got home.
Och well. Apart from that I am feeling great this week, eating well and moving my lardy arse. I even Body Pumped at home on Saturday night. I really need to move some furniture around – the barbell is so long that I keep clonking it against chairs and windows. Either that or we need a bigger flat. Hmm… Someone asked if Body Pump is available on DVD. It’s only available in gyms that have the Les Mills range of fitness classes. The only reason I can do it at home is coz I’ve done the classes so many bloody times I am able to repeat the moves like a robot! It’s the easiest class in the world to do, especially if you’re new to exercise, so I can’t recommend it enough.
Has anyone cooked millet before? I bought a bag of it from the health food shop awhile back and have no idea what I am supposed to do with it. All suggestions welcome!