Do you understand yet? It’s now or never!!

Today’s feelings;

  • Oddly Content
  • Enthused
  • Proactive
  • Excited
  • Realisation

Overview from last blog:

I have made some better choice’s in the last week food wise and exercise.

I’ve done some light to moderate exercise (Walking) and have made some better food choices, but at the same time I find myself falling back into my bad habits of being lazy in my food prep….Which equals in me falling off the wagon to only start again.

She’s been moving

Here’s whats been going on in my world..

Today I had a medical check up and not to my surprise a few red flags popped up. The first being my blood pressure, although it’s in the “normal” ranges the Doctor advised me that my lower reading (diastolic pressure) was a tiny bit high and could be the early signs of high blood pressure. Enter Mr Anxiety, my body went all fuzzy and i’m sure my heart skipped a few beats.

The second was my weight, I stood on a scale for the first time in a long time! I didn’t look down because I didn’t want to see the numbers, I also asked if I should remove my thongs in the hope it would make me lighter (hahah) the Dr said the number out loud and I wanted to projectile vomit across the room.

148kg and a BMI reading of 49.8

No point in lying to myself, that is fucking disgusting! I spent a good hour or so being angry at myself and letting my ego have a field day with the delightful news, but on the plus side… At least I know where I stand with my life and the choices I need/have to make to get me to a better, healthier me.

Casey: 148 Fucking kg’s?!

Ego: Hahahaha

Casey: Shut up!

Ego: Go on.. Reward yourself

Casey: I’m not listening to you!

Ego: Your sad, it’s ok to eat some junk food.

Casey: I don’t want it

Ego: But, you deserve it

Casey: I deserve to be healthier, happier even!

Ego: yeah, we have heard that before…

Casey: I mean it!

Ego: Yeah, Yeah… Here we go again!

Casey: Hey Ego? If i’m not here, your not either!

Ego: Ummm

Casey: What? Cat got your tongue?

Ego: Umm, I never thought of it like that…

Casey: It’s time to be kind to myself, prove to myself that I can do this. I need to make bigger commitments and changes

Ego: Ok, sooooo we are starting tomorrow?

Casey: No! Now, Today!

Ego: I’m sure it won’t kill you to start tomorrow

Casey: Are you serious right now? Did you not hear anything I just said?!

Ego: I heard ya love..

Casey: Well, you best start understanding

Ego: Yeah, Yeah. You said all this last time and you still stuffed up…

Casey: I did yes, but overtime it will all sink in and I’ll get batter at making better choices for myself and one day you’ll thank me.

After posting my “Make That Change” Blog, I have have noticed a few things about myself; I notice my emotions are all out of whack, I eat crap foods when I have deprived myself of food for long periods of time, sometimes I only have one or two meals a day (I have made some better choice’s in the past week+, but find myself still falling back into my old habits of eating fast/crap food), I drink far too much coffee and I have a tendency to eat at really odd hours because I don’t have a normal 9-5 working schedule.

I have also noticed that I am always finding ways to get myself out of certain situations (more of the good than bad, go figure). I’m continuously arguing with my ego over my life choices. Most of the time the arguments are over me telling myself that I am undeserving of certain things and that I should just give up and live with the cards i’ve been dealt. I often try and find the positive to get me out of the “lull” of my ego’s antics, then I find myself getting excited when I make the decision that things will be different, I tell myself I will change and I will not let my ego get the better of me. Then in the next breath i’m back to my old habits and then the conversations start again and it turns into the vicious cycle of my life.

I’m sure, well I hope that I’m not the only person that has these arguments with that pesky little voice? I would love to know or for you to share some of your input or stories on how you deal with these situations.

My weight wasn’t put on over night and I know it’s going to take sometime (years even)  to get my mind, body and soul into a good routine. I just have to learn from my mistakes and not beat myself up too much over there little things and remind myself that I am human and acknowledge the wrongs and learn how to to turn my wrongs into rights!

Here’s a picture of me when all I wanted to do in life was dance… I owe it to her


Talk Soon

Casey D.



  1. Our inner voice is the main fight. We have to learn to self-talk in a positive way rather than putting ourselves down. We can do it!!! I think it’s wonderful that you’ve made the big decision to improve your life. It won’t be easy. I have the same fight. Good luck.

  2. Coffee, as good as it is, is very fattening. Didn’t really realize that until I started a weight program. They use a lot of full fat cream and I would also get vanilla in it. Exercise is the main key I believe. Find a good Zumba class. You’d LOVE that with your musical background. And think of it as a new way of living for your body, not a diet. Tell your inner ego you deserve to be healthy and live a long life. I have to keep telling myself, I eat to live, NOT live to eat. Best wishes. YOU CAN DO THIS !!!! 🙂

  3. I remember hitting that “what the f*** am I doing” point … I think to truly make a change it has to come from a conscious level. It was pretty defeating for me and you’re right in that it’s a battle with our own thoughts. I was lucky in that I was supported by a friend to start a nutritional program and will be forever thankful to her for helping me! After about a month it was like the number on the scale didn’t even matter (although the fact it was going down was awesome!!!) it was like I felt so alive on the inside, so clear, so full of energy and just so happy (something I hadn’t truely felt in a really long time). Our bodies are so depleted of the nutrients we need on a daily basis just cutting calories only serves to further deplete an already nutritionally bankrupt diet. When you look for nutrition rather than calories your body will thank you in so many ways <3 Keep going lovely, you're doing well 🙂

  4. There’s this point that people get to in their fat acceptance journey where they stop being angry at the world for all the injustices we fat people experience (and there are a tonne of stuff that society is responsible for) and start looking inward.

    Don’t get caught up on the weight and numbers, Casey. It will drive you mad. Focus more on how you FEEL.
    As hard as it is, concentrate more on simple things like making sure your meals are colourful (colourful meals with greens, reds and yellows mean lots of veg!) as opposed to beige meals (beige and cream coloured meals means lots of carbs!). Focus on how great it is to go walking and dancing. Go to vegan and vegetarian restaurants (they’re not always healthier than normal restaurants, but you’ll be getting loads of veggies in your system). If you’re ever in Melbourne and are up for it, I could take you to this amazing Asian vegan restaurant that does AMAZINGLY delish non-meaty foods.

    Forgive yourself and your body when you screw up. I think cheats are important because the more you deny yourself the more you’re likely to fuck up royally and then give up on the health kick altogether. It has happened to me time and time again. Have those 10 nuggets and fries for lunch! Just make sure you go back to having something healthier for dinner.

    My cousin lost a heap of weight by joining Weight Watchers and eating well during the week and – after her weigh in on saturday mornings – she would go mental and pig out all weekend. She never gave up hot chips and is now a happy size 14.

    Oh, and last tip, check out the Fat Nutritionist on twitter and her website. Her stuff is great, especially if you have a very strained relationship with food like me.

Leave a Reply