Yesterday my GP said I was, "obviously a very sporty person". I almost snorted, but mostly I wanted to drop to my creaky knees and kiss his feet. He made my day.
He also agreed that my shoulder is screwy. I got a physio referral but the appointment isn’t for a couple of weeks and I don’t think I can wait much longer. Been calling round today, trying to get a private appointment but having no freaking luck at all. The back of my hand and under my collarbone are all tingly/burny and it feels freaky I tell you.
(Update: Just got an appointment for Monday. Huzzah!)
He also gently pointed out that my posture was appalling and that was certainly not helping. Even sitting there in the surgery, I was slumped in the chair, my shoulders bunched up around my ears and my back curled. You know what it is? I sit like I still weigh 350 pounds. I sit like my chins blend into my boobs with no defined neck, like there’s still that giant wall of flesh between my spine and the back of a chair, like my arse and stomach is a vast moat surrounding me. I looked in the mirror and you could just see it in my posture, me in the middle of the chair with all the space around me filled with invisible fat.
I might try walking round with a book on my head.
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Another 0.7 kg (1.5 lb) surrended before the scales yesterday. Hurrah!
The Scottish Companion and I are heading off for a couple days next week, so there’ll be a fortnight before the next weigh-in. I must be strong, grasshoppers! I do not want a repeat of the Portugese Pounds.
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A huge thanks for the comments on the last entry. Lots of great cycling anecdotes and ideas. And a particularly cheers to Nic who has provided me with something new to obsess about: online rowing. And then Anna emailled with some excellent tips on rowing technique. Cool. How dull would life be without the internet?
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So it’s May. A third of the year is gone. OH DEAR. A third of 2006, people! What a slap to the chops that is.
One nice thing is I’ve now successfully and religiously tracked my food for four straight months, something I’ve not done for years. And I am detailed, man. My spreadsheet gives me the horn.
Here are some fascinating statistics for you! In the first four months of this year, I have consumed, among other things:
- 23 cans of tuna
- 96 apples
- 57 almonds
- 54 bowls of porridge
- 9 chocolate digestive biscuits
- 205 cups of tea
- 5.5 glasses of wine
- 1 serve vegetarian haggis
- 53 pieces of sushi
- 480g of chocolate
I don’t know why I get such immense satisfaction from knowing this information, but I do.