Diet o’clock 22nd of July

The impact on my wallet has been noticeable.

Okay so four weeks in and just a couple of days to go until my 30 days is up.  This week’s been pretty easy for the most part and things are starting to feel very much habitual and as the cupboards and shelves have been emptied of the things I should not be eating and I have been shopping regularly for the right stuff it has become progressively easier.

I know I am not quite buying all the proper organic stuff and whilst I do so where I can I don’t intend to beat myself up over it.  I have eaten well and eaten lots and am starting to feel some real benefits.

I feel less bloated, which I noticed within days, but my energy levels seem to be much improved this last week and my knees are feeling much less painful than they were.  The wright loss is starting to show which is always encouraging.

On the downside I am noticing a change in my breath so having to keep an eye on that and I seem to have developed an addiction to homemade salsa which whilst not the end of the world feels rather foreign.

Today was actually probably the only day where I wilfully decided to not be overly strict.  We went to a food fair (bad Idea I know) and I ended up eating a slice of wood fired pizza an having a bite of our Toms burger and one of our Sam’s chicken wrap.  I rather enjoyed it though I was super chuffed with myself that I didn’t indulge any more and for the rest of the day was back on it (with the exception of I think 4 nacho crisps).

Ill give you the numbers when I do my final weigh in on Tuesday morning…

 

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

39 thoughts on “Diet o’clock 22nd of July”

  1. Glad this is working out for you Michael. Don’t beat yourself up too much over sneaking some treats yesterday. (They all sounded wonderful and worth indulging in.) Today I am embarking on a diet regimen of more protein and less carbs … I love bread but in researching a little last week before starting this diet regimen, I was amazed to find how many carbs I was supposed to be eating versus what I actually eat. Cereal, bread, crackers, not to mention most other things in my diet are carbs. A fellow blogger and her husband are on the Keto diet … she is a research doctor and he is a gastroenterologist so I figured it must be safe as they are knowledgeable enough to know the risk. She reports on the phases of the diet, but it seems a little too radical for me (some fasting involved) so I just flip-flopped the carbs versus protein intake for now … easing into this regimen.
    The walking is taking a hit over and over again and where I spent time riding my exercise bike on rainy walking days in the past, now my time is spent parked on my arse in front of the computer … not very smart on my part at all. So, like a prisoner having his last meal before he dies, I ate some of my favorite items yesterday, among them Nutella. I was going to write you about it today, but your diet post here gives me the opportunity … OMG! I got the smallest jar of it to be smart and it keeps without refrig, so not necessary to eat it all in one sitting. Got some vanilla oat Bevita biscuits to spread it on … you are right, it does taste like the Ferro Roche candies. How did I never find this gem before?
    Off for a walk because it wasn’t bad enough it rained all day yesterday but the rain will come at 9:00-ish today so I will scurry back home again.

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  2. Its so hard to know what is right and what isn’t. One day fats are bad then they’re good.. Then bread is evil but sugar less so..

    Nutella is something everyone should know about right… kids had it yesterday with waffles n banana

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  3. Wouldn’t that be great! I wouldn’t mind getting a stand up desk … I have an extra laptop here on the kitchen table as a backup in case my primary one goes on the blink. I have to use Windows 7 at work, and I was concerned there would be no more Win 7 laptops around without buying a Win 10, then Win 7 to load on – I had thought of getting a stand-up desk, but have abandoned the idea – more clutter in the already-cluttered house. I often wonder how two other people and a bird lived here when I look around this house sometimes.

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  4. Yes, they change stuff all the time … eggs are bad, then good – make up your mind.
    I decided, despite what I said early this a.m. to just finish up my Nutella. I know I would have a bad day at work, or some frustration and decide to drown my sorrows in Nutella, so I just got it out of the way. Waffles and banana – oh that sounds lovely too. Next time I buy it, but not for awhile.

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  5. I won’t forget what shelf to find out in the store … and they had these little cartons of Nutella with bread sticks to dip in – that wouldn’t due and a waste of a plain breadstick quite frankly. If you’re going to splurge, might as well go whole hog (pardon the pun).

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  6. I have to do something – too many hours of sitting and hurts my knees from bending all the time. I’m just sitting at my kitchen table, not at a desk with the proper height, or a proper orthopedically correct chair either. An office supply chain (Staples) has an add-on that you can put on top of a regular desk or table, but it is only made of corrugated cardboard, and it looks sturdy, but wouldn’t want a laptop crashing down to the floor. So, they like those stand-up desks? Better for you health wise than sitting.

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  7. Oh yes the ones with the little breadsticks a yummy if you only want a quick taste when we were kids used to be able to get as tiny packet the only had maybe one or two mouthfuls in that’s all

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  8. I’m going to measure … where I am right now, an old laptop in my room, which I used primarily for pictures, scanning and checking in at work in the morning may work for at night. It is missing a return key and backspace key, and I just deal with it, but I could get a new keyboard put in and it sits on a sturdy table so the cardboard may work well. I have a small house with very few outlets that could accommodate the set-up. I think they were about $50.00 US last time I looked.

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  9. It’s pretty cheap to pick up a keyboard and you just plug that into the laptop I’ve got a couple that I do that with rather than using the laptop keyboard and you can also get software from Microsoft for free that allows you to control multiple laptops with the same keyboard and mouse although if the laptops old it might not work

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  10. I never thought about an USB keyboard, I had thought about a fitted keyboard that you just drop into the laptop and remove the old keyboard. A friend did that with hers after she spilled something on her laptop. The laptop is an HP purchased new in 2009. I see the stand-up desks have a space for a traditional keyboard. I have to keep a USB port for a mouse. I’m not handy with the touchpad and have it turned off.

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  11. I can’t quite get your lunch to work but it’s effectively not a great deal more than an L-shaped cardboard box with a monitor goes at the top and the keyboard goes on the bottom of the l. What are the people use that originally but now he has one of the fancy desks which raises and lowers on hydraulics

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  12. One of the best ways to do it is just to have a cable to plug laptop into a normal monitor and the keyboard and mouse going to the laptop as well so you don’t actually touch or even look at the laptop

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  13. I saw the hydraulic ones – they are pricey. There is a medical feature on the news several times a day and it is geared toward good health. The cardboard product is called the Ergodriven Spark (made by Ergodriven) and that is the link I sent to you. It is only $25.00 – I thought it was twice that amount.

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  14. Well worth a look at if it’s so cheap I can’t see a massive difference other than how it looks but from the practicality perspective it does a good enough job I’m sure

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  15. Cheers L. It’s been going well although I think today I probably slept a little simpler because the family way and I had an excess of milk so I decided to make some ice cream for them because they’re coming home tomorrow and obviously I need it to test it and taste it

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  16. I think so too. I was going to see if I had anything tall/sturdy enough right now – like a Rubbermaid container, just to try it out to get an idea. As seldom as I use my stove, I was eyeing that for the second laptop … I am 5′ 9″ tall and it is the perfect height and a glass-topped stove so sturdy and no issues of the bottom of the laptop overheating.

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  17. I agree. All these years working from home, I really should have had an ergonomically correct set up. I have a computer hutch downstairs with printer and just a regular chair, but after I bought the laptop in 2009, I sit at the kitchen table on a kitchen chair – not the best way to sit to begin with. I had worked at a law firm which got new furniture for the staff and we had what they called “pods” … they were ergonomically correct and we had people come in to show us how to sit in our chair and place things on the desk so we moved and reached to be beneficial to our bodies. At the time, 25 years ago, I thought it was a waste of time, and effort, but now perhaps I can see the wisdom in it.

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  18. Had I known I’d be all these years in the work-at-home gig, I should have gotten a better set-up. My hutch downstairs has to be left downstairs as it is mission control for the router/modem combo, printer and a MS Vista desktop. I have not turned it on in several years. My problem is not only lack of plugs as I don’t like to untether the laptop to save the battery, but my house is small and I am uploading pics right now, and it is right over where the cold air is coming from the A/C being on. I have to take some measurements to get something better … it was bad enough for work all day, but with all these extra hours blogging etc.

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  19. I’m still here on here now, but wasn’t on here all day today thankfully. I got back later in the afternoon, had taken a lot of photos and uploaded them, then had to write a post and sort through the photos. I am getting old Michael because a block away from my house is a small park, Memorial Park, and they have a bandshell. There was an event called “Art in the Park” today and they had a couple of rock bands over there. The last one played until 11:20 p.m. and they were so loud, I couldn’t think. I was trying to proofread and the noise was blaring. I decided my mumblings resembled that of my parents when I tried to play my records.

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