Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Soup and Drills

According to my pedometer, I took 14628 steps yesterday which equates to 10.5km (over 6 miles) and 656 calories burnt!  It was the second day of setting my alarm for 8am (early for me!  Don't judge!) and going for a walk.  I walked for about 80 minutes before I had to head to an appointment with the the dentist.  I had to have FOUR fillings, do you know how much drilling that takes!!  Dreadful - I was blessed with fairly nice looking teeth, I never needed braces or anything, but I also inherited terrible dental health from both parents and am prone to problems.  Plus it doesn't help that I hadn't been to the dentist for 2 years!  My poor face felt all weird and numb for about three hours from the anaesthetic (administered by a big fat needle into the roof of my mouth!)  The silver lining of it all however, was that I made some delicious carrot and sweet potato soup, the leftovers of which I'll have today.  I know we're told not to have soup but I usually fell fairly satiated for a good few hours on a big bowl of soup.

We went out last night to a comedy club venue where Ben and others from the region (he's a supervisor in a supermarket) put on acts to raise money for Comic Relief (a big charity fundraiser that is on every year in the UK - I think the total raised was about £70 million).  It was all a bit cringe worthy and led to me drinking a couple of large bottles of fruity cider and then giving in to chocolate on the way home, but it was nice to get out and do something a bit different.  I've been spending so much time with my head in books lately as I try and finish my degree.  I'm not mad at myself about the indulgence because I'm just taking it easy at the moment with my food, choosing instead to focus on movement and exercise.  My eating disorder is such a psychological problem that the more I try and battle it through diet alone, the more twisted and knotted it gets in my head.  At least exercise is more straight forward - though still requires motivation, an internal battle with laziness (to which I am shamefully prone) and an organization of my time.  I'm hoping that I can gradually increase my exercise and fitness levels and have this in turn motivate me to improve my diet.

I'm very happy to be blogging again, I love reading all your blogs, I get such a wonderful feeling of solidarity from your all.  Love xxx


  1. Thanks for your comment! You will be a runner someday if that's what you want. I started when I was over 200lbs and just kept at it.

    I look forward to reading your blog, and ALSO in your last post - I think "shittywankballs" is going to be my new favorite phrase. So thank you!

  2. I completely relate to the exercise vs food thing. I exercise so I can eat but then when I eat crap exercising is harder so I eat better. At least in theory ;)

    Hope your mouth is back to normal, shots in the mouth are no bueno.