…yes, they do – and so did I whilst on holiday! It had been a long drive, and my stomach is crazy with these diabetes tablets, and I just had to go. There were no public conveniences around…I was in the middle of the Highlands…so I pulled over and went! It was the most picturesque poop I’ve ever had…lovely river next to me, rolling hillsides, beautiful trees…complete with a fisherman that I didn’t notice pre-poop, and 3 cars that slowed down to look at my parked car…despite us not having seen another car for the previous 30 mins…who all got a wonderful view of my squatting backside! I’m sure they’ll be scarred for life! My other half threatened to ‘out’ me on Facebook, so I’ve already told everyone and beaten him to it.
Apologies for deserting you for so long. I’ve obviously been away, and have been a bit down in the dumps, so haven’t really been in the blogging mood. However, I’ve now decided to try and blog at least every few days, and to highlight positive stuff that has happened too. For now though, I’ll tell you more about my holiday exploits…
Week one involved a lovely little cottage with stunning views, not too far from Fort William in Scotland. There were a few interesting challenges – as someone of my size faces on a daily basis – such as one of the sofas making a ‘cracking’ noise when I sat on it…so I quickly retired to the other sofa for the duration; the shower opening being just that little bit too snug and me feeling the need to rub Vaseline on my tummy to slide in (I didn’t do this, but it might have helped!); and finally, the poor lady who ran the riding school next door to us nearly having a meltdown when we stopped next to her in the car and my Mum asking if we could go for a hack – the ‘we’ referring to her and my partner, and not including me. I think she assumed that I wanted to go and was wondering what sort of giant, not-of-this-planet, horse she was going to put me on!! Bless her; I put her out of her misery fairly quickly. It was a lovely week, with great company, lovely views, and good food – made even better by the fact that I managed to stick to SW too.
Week two involved another lovely little cottage, accessed via an interesting road with a section named ‘the Bridge of Brown’…I wondered if it was named this due to the incredible steep and winding approach, and the state of the drivers’ pants after they’d completed the section safely!! Another really lovely location, but challenging for a fatty in terms of furniture…small bedroom with not a lot of space to get in and out of bed, a tiny bathroom which was difficult to manoeuvre in, and a double door entrance…both of which had to be opened for me to get in! On the upside, there was a little seat in the shower, which was ace! Loads of lovely food again (all SW) and an open fire which was bliss.
The holiday made me even more determined to lose my weight…I wasn’t able to go walking, or to look around the little craft shops – which I love doing, and I missed out on 2 lovely horse riding expeditions and instead played photographer, when what I really wanted to be doing was showing them how it should be done! It was gutting when they came back after the ride telling me how great it was and how lovely the scenery was and how wonderful the ponies were…but it all helps me stick to the plan.
Coming back home was depressing, as it is for most people after a holiday. It was made a little better when I saw how pleased my little niece and nephew were to see us, and how pleased my horses were that we were back too; despite one of them giving me a little nip as a warning not to leave him for so long next time! Trying to cheer myself up, I thought I’d catch up with Facebook to see what people had been up to, only to find an old school friend of mine had posted the following…”a veggie burger, really?! You’re holding the rest of us up to order a veggie burger! And you’re enormous, fat people shouldn’t be allowed in restaurants!!” I know he’s not an idiot, but it did make me wonder how many people actually feel like this? I know I don’t like seeing bigger people eating, which is ludicrous considering how huge I am and the fact that yes, I also eat! So do people really think like this? It wasn’t a great period of thought for someone with the holiday blues, and the blues in general!!
On a very positive note, I’ve now lost 5st 13lbs…and I’ve had another good week on plan with some nice new recipes tried, so I’m looking forward to my weigh-in tomorrow!
P.S To read my 30st plus weight loss journey from the beginning please click here!