At the beginning of the year I'd noticed that I was getting a lot, and I mean a lot of pain in my back, hip and groin. So after many sessions with a Physio, Acupuncturist and a Chiropractor with no signs of it getting better I decided to contact my GP. 
To my shock and horror after an X-Ray I found out that at 48 I had Severe Osteoarthritis and would need a Hip Replacement 
But alas it wasn't that simple, to be eligible for surgery I'd have to lose 28kg first, which isn't easy when you're active let alone find it painful just walking around your local supermarket. 
So here I am making videos of my journey of not only losing weight but also how I'm going to achieve my goal of trekking to the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales 
My method of weight loss is Slimming World as it worked for me in the past. 
Over the coming days and weeks i'll be sharing my food diary and recipes i've created or tweaked so i'm able to sty on plan keeping my SYNS down to a minimum.  
I've decided not to do any weights while I’m trying to lose weight as at the moment my focus is getting the weight down. Concentrating on cardio and the specialist has suggest a recumbent bike. But until I buy one I’m breaking the rules and I’m going to cycle on my EBike, which oddly during the ride I have no pain at all. But after the ride. Then oh my it's very ouchy. 
Monday 9th August 2021 
Starting Weight: 23 stone 13 pounds & 3/4 
Healthy Option A 
Unsweetened Almond Milk 1ltr - Only used 350ml 
Coffee with 200ml Almond Milk 
Healthy Option B 
2 Weetabix with 150ml Almond Milk honestly it was poo. 
Think I’m gonna try porridge oats tomorrow with a mashed banana in it and double the Almond milk to 300ml. 
Free from syns 120g Fish Sticks, not been shopping yet 
Snack 200g Fresh Strawberries 
1 Nectarine 
Syn free 
Tonights dinner 
Spaghetti with a home made pasta sauce and Tuna all syn free. 
Evening snack: Fresh Cherries 
Syn free 
Haven't needed to use any of my 35 syns today. This might change as the days and weeks go on. 
Tagged as: blog, slimming world, vlog
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