Friday, 3 July 2015

I Fucked Up

This is a post I considered not making. I considered hiding from the truth and from the shame I felt because of it. Because I fucked up. But then I realised I needed to be accountable for my actions. There's no point in hiding from the truth. There never is.

Christ to listen to me you'd think I was about to confess to murder. I'm not by the way. Nothing that serious at all. I just got weighed on Tuesday and messed up and didn't lose much more than a pound in five weeks. Which is atrocious.
One truly is the loneliest number. 
I can blame my birthday feast from last month. Honestly that played a major part. But even after my birthday I continued to screw up and eat things I shouldn't. Exercise can only get you so far and bad eating habits can ruin any amount of exercise. To that end I am making some eating changes over the course of the next few weeks.

There are some foods that, after I run out of my current supply of, I will no longer be buying again. Chief among which is the humble packet of crisps. I used to eat two packs a day. Then it was one. Soon it will be zero. I'm going to make some other smaller changes that should see me shaving off between one hundred and two hundred calories a day. It might not sound like much but it will be in the long run. The minimum recommended caloric intake for men is 1200 a day. I will hit that. No more than 1300.

Something has to change. The next time I get weighed I want that something to be my fucking weight.

Happier tidings are coming on Monday at least.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Self Censorship

There was a post I was considering making today. A post that would have struck some as being a bit controversial, or put me in a really bad light. The fact of the matter is that I, like everyone, has a controversial opinion. Something I feel strongly about but would not really want to share with the public at large.
Truly the most unpopular opinion in the world
Then I thought to myself "Maybe I shouldn't make that post." I have a small readership as it is. I don't want to piss some of them off and drive them away. Though that's quite sad in itself. I much prefer the idea of everyone being comfortable speaking their mind no matter their opinion. There are people who do that anyway and don't care what people think of them. But I, unfortunately, am not one of them. Which is a real shame because one of my life goals is to become someone who refuses to apologise after accidentally offending someone and starting an internet war. Whenever someone cows down to pressure and apologises for something innocuous there are people who attack them for doing so. I want to test how many people would actually stick by someone refusing to apologise. I have strange goals.

That said, I will say this; offense can only ever be taken, and never given. Even if someone says something horribly offensive it's entirely up to you how you respond. I have been subject to a number of personal tragedies I can't talk about, but I love jokes about those matters. Then there are people who have been in similar situations who can't take them at all. Then there are things I don't handle very well at all.

As per usual Zach Weinersmith puts it better than I ever could. 

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