Well alot of things have happened. The UK had the most unprecedented super snow blower weather and has caused most things to stop.
Here i am constantly on this diet, not one piece of meat remotely touched and for the first few days i felt weak and tired, i have started to have more energy as the days go on.
Im struggling with my meat addiction because i keep thinking of a nice greasy bacon roll, generously spread on a buttered roll with a wee dollop of ketchup….
…however i have remained true to my word. I have also become annoyed with “battery farming” or “factory farming”. I am dead against that awful life that animals must go through.
You see when you get adverts on tv about meat it normally goes something like this :
A cow grazing on the field and a girl milking the udders to get the milk. The cow is content and healthy with no care in the world. Blue skies and the greenest grass. Dont worry the cow is safe and so is your food.
When in reality :
A female cow is saved whereas a male cow is killed, the female cow grows up and is impregnated (un naturally), the calf is taken away from the mother and its fate is decided on its gender. The mother is taken away and milked by machines still missing its newborn calf. The cows lead a miserable life until they can no longer be considered useful. The cow is slaughtered and sold as meat.
Anyways thats one example of one animal and the way we humans treat them. If we could find a way to crack down on factory farming we need to do so.
So on to the sugar free diet after that wonderful tale. Hope i didnt make you mooooody.
This sugar free thing, man o man i cant lie. Its been hard and i had a bad day where i cracked open a snickers bar but apart from that no sugar has passed my lips.
I feel the weight dropping off me tbf and i do feel more energised. I drink coffee without the sugar and im starting to appreciate the real taste of coffee.
Ive been eating things with sweetners however im cracking down on them because its been giving my stomach upset.
I would recommend this diet for anyone who wants to lose weight because it really does work.
I even believe if you cut half your sugar then youll still lose the weight.
And remember Little Britain fans because you halve the sugar you can have twice as much 🙂 .
Anyways just a quick one, im off to rescue my car.
Quick stat : average 20000 steps per day equates to nearly 9 miles. This how much im doing.
So originally i was meant to start day one last Thursday. However i felt unwell and ended up having full blown “man flu”. So up to pretty much yesterday i have felt absolutely rotten and i didnt think it right to start the diets on a low point.
So apologies to those who were waiting.
So here i am, a carnivore and social fast food junk rock star wanting to turn my health around. A 34 year old, weighing in at 10 stone 10 lbs.
I shall post my stats at the very last day of the dual diets.
The weight is not an issue to me but i want to see if i will feel better, energised etc.
So basically two diets at the same time :
A vegetarian diet consisting of fruits, vegetables and various vegetarian brands. I will do my best with this but it will be hard and my absolute weakness is bacon.
I am determined to carry on if it is a good health choice for me.
A Sugar Free Diet :
Now this one ive had to tweak a bit as it is impossible to find things without sugar. So i shall be cutting out all high sugar products, absolutely no granulated sugar, no chocolate, no sweets and no crisps.
This will be torture.
So for today i have had :
1 banana, coffee without sugar, toast with honey
Hard boiled eggs on wholemeal toast, with ketchup (made replacing sugar with honey)
Homemade Vegetarian Lasagne with boiled potatoes.
I feel full and content with what i have eaten but my heart longs for a big dirty bacon bap with a healthy dose of butter and a dollop of ketchup on top. *shudders*
I cant even watch Peppa Pig.
Im glad you are reading this, i am taking somewhat of a departure from story writing for a little while. I have many ideas in my head about what im going to write about. However.
A few days ago i was talking to someone about diets and i started thinking to myself i could do a certain diet.
So…i am setting myself a challenge today, i shall be dual dieting so to speak. Two diets, 30 days. I am only doing this to see if it will benefit my life and im sure it will.
First diet is a meat free diet and for anyone that knows me this will be a tough challenge! I love meat and am prone to steaks, pies and the occasional rib. This will be a toughie by any standard.
Second diet going alongside will be the super duper sugar free diet! Now this will be insane! As you all must know is that everything seems to have sugar in it. The only sugar i am allowed is natural sugar (out of fruit mostly).
I shall post daily on what is occurring.
So from tomorrow will be Day 1. I am preparing myself today for the onslaught. I shall post my statistics etc tomorrow.
Good day fellow tablespoons!
This is what will happen in Episode IX!
Rey goes to the outer limits and finds a dark mysterious planet, she was pointed to it via Luke Skywalkers force ghost.
The millennium falcon slowly lowers down onto the surface of this planet. It’s cold and dark and only lit by a small moon, the air is crisp and smells of rot.
Rey leaves the ship with chewie and go on a long exploration of the planet. They get attacked by a group of humanoid creatures but the heroes defeat them.
They find a massive castle with a twinkling starlight over it. The shape of an arch.
As they approach the castle the doors swing open, a small figure approaches them. It’s holding a light sabre, the figure switches it on and reveals it to be a red light sabre.
The figure takes his hood off revealing to our horror who it was.
“Haw ha! I knew you’d find me! Haw ha!” He said with a scowl.
“Mickey mouse????!!!!! Really?” Rey was pissed off big time.
The Mighty God shivered with anger, he stood an impressive height against the priests that bowed before him. The void was black as night, only the inhabitants of this void were illuminated in a light yellow aura.
The God was humanoid with great bulging eyes, and long hair, a massive crown upon his head. His name Seurez and he was the God of Illumination, a fierce fighter for balance in the world.
“You must find all the Shards my loyal priests!” His voice boomed and blasted around the empty void, seemingly bouncing into infinity.
The Priests kept bowing in their medititative posture, their voices returning telepathically to the void in agreement. Yes my Lord!
“I am bound within my realm to stop such calamities, my brother has told me that I must let the creatures of Earthengaugh to do as they please!” The God looked saddened then returned into grimacing again.
“I will inform you of precise locations of the nine shards when I know them, we must protect them at all costs! The Queen must not have them!”
Yes Lord of illumination!
The Priests loved this God of their order and believed in his view on things, they were wholeheartedly connected to his course of action. The God grew stronger with the belief of these priests, all 12 of this order had done great things in his name.
He nodded with hope “Go now my priests, except for the High Priest Banjael. I should like to speak to You!”
Eleven of the priests dissipated into nothingness leaving the void and returning to their bodies. Rejoicing as they went.
Praise Seurez! God of illumination!
One priest left in the presence of this mighty being. “Banjael! I want to give you the shard locations, my vision is cloudy and I wish to use your powers to find the Shards. This Queen will not prevail!”
The God held out his hands, he concentrated his mind on the priest, as he did so symbols flew out from his head and went to the priest. A yellow ring with a black hole settled on the priest and landed on his head.
Teleportation! The God said telepathically.
Another golden symbol came and settled upon the priest this time it was a bull with mighty horns.
Strength! He said again telepathically.
The God was bestowing gifts upon this priest to use on a quest for the shards.
Thank you my Lord! Replied the High Priest.
The God shook the concentration and his booming voice returned. “Find the Queensbane! There you will find the Shard!”
Praise the God of Illumination!
“Go my child!”
The High Priest dissipated into nothingness and returned to the mortal world of Earthengaugh.
Banobany kicked the old man down the stairs to the stow, then Targosa followed. She went down the stairs after locking the door, she casually walked down the stairs to the two figures lying on the floor.
They were writhing in agony, so for added measure Banobany kicked both in the stomach. Wincing and writhing they were both pleading for her to show mercy.
She stepped over them and ignited a few lanterns, she hummed a sea ditty as she did so adding to the eerie atmosphere. She walked to a table with chairs and grabbed two of them at the same time. The rocking of the boat making a creaking sound whilst she walked. She set the chairs next to each other, she grabbed the old man and set him on the chair. Then Targosa was placed upon the other, his hat falling off as he was placed.
He spat at her, his hands tied behind his back. She returned the favour with a strong punch in the man’s groin. She bent down and put her face just a few centimetres away from Targosa.
“Targosa” she said calmly “let’s make thìs a nice conversation” she grinned menacingly. The enemy Captain was in agony and could not concentrate, she turned her head slowly to her left.
“And you!!” She tutted “You need to give me info on this shard!” She took her dirk out and just played on his cheek, not driving it too hard and not too soft. The old man’s eyes widened in horror.
“Think carefully!” She took the dirk of him and played with it in front of his eyes.
She stood up and paced with her hands behind her back, after returning her dirk to its belt. She walked backwards and forwards in concentration.
“Targosa?” She turned to him with a questioning look “why would a feared pirate have an old man on board?”
Targosa looked at her and started guffawing, he was laughing hysterically and looked at her all the while. He stopped as soon as he felt her scimitar on his groin.
“Tell me!” She demanded.
“Well…we found…” her scimitar pressed harder “him…on the island of Gartner….” the scimitar point prodding on.
“Spit it out man or lose them!” She snarled.
“That’s just it…banobany…he said he needed passage…” he grimaced as the blade was cutting “please…stop! I can only tell you this! I’ve nothing else!”
Banobany believed him, his eyes told the truth and a man that was in a predicament such as this would confess his sins to the great God’s of Dalon!
She sat on the table looking at the backs of the prisoners, Targosa was heaving up and down. His laboured breathing over the suffering he had endured.
The old man had been still the whole time, thìs man was strange and she called out to him.
“Old man, what is your name?” Her questioning was not threatening and he didn’t seem scared.
“I have many names in this world, this life my name is Dariot.” He said with confidence, her eyes rolled. Great! We have a lunatic! She slapped her hand on her thigh and gaffawed which brought the uneasiness to another level.
“So! We have a mad man and a madder pirate!” Her eyes widened in delight and she smiled, she walked past the chairs to the stairs. She walked up and before she ascended she turned “Targosa you should be happy!” She laughed “you are going to see the Queen!”.
“And You!” He pointed at the old man “you will explain to her about the shard!”.
To her surprise the old man laughed so she responded by running and landing a punch that knocked him over in the chair. Happy that he got the message she straightened her tunic and ascended to the main deck.
She locked the door and returned to Captains Duties. Something still did not sit right.
Dariot was still in the same position on the floor that he was left in, he was groaning.
“What a woman! Eh?” Targosa exclaimed to the fallen man. His face full of admiration, he was only half the pirate she was and he had a morbid fascination with her. He hated her too. He was conflicted in what he felt. The old man broke his concentration.
“How could she leave me like this?” The old man had a massive bruise on his head from were she struck him. He struggled to get up and kept trying to find momentum.
“No point old man, lie there and pray to the gods!” Targosa sighed deeply “No point.”
Dariot gave up the struggle and lay still, he surveyed the dark room and breathed a sigh of relief that at least the woman had left the room.
Suddenly a blue rectangular light appeared just by Dariots head, black colour filled the thin blue line and it looked like a doorway.
Two hands reached out and grabbed the old man in the chair. He was dragged in quickly through the portal before Targosa even noticed. The doorway closed as suddenly as it appeared.
Targosa looked around in horror that the man was gone, his eyes widened and he feel extreme pressure on his chest.
What would Banobany do now to him when he didn’t even know?
It was a few hours later and he heard the door unlocking…
Banobany rushed down the stairs to the lighted deck below, her eyes squinted to adjust to the dim light. Her scimitar out in case of a rushing attack but no one was here in this small room. The room was stacked with boxes full of food, there were no treasures that she could see.
She looked to the end of the room and there was a small door, she rushed towards it and tried to open. It was locked.
Cursing her misfortune she stepped a few paces back and kicked at the door, it was a strong kick but not enough to break. She took another run at the door and kicked as hard as she could, the moment she struck the door there was an almighty crash.
The door flew open and she flew in, caught by surprise she landed in a heap and another crash hit the boat. They’ve fired the cannons she thought, she looked around and she could see this was a living quarter with a bed and cabinets.
The Shard was here she was told and she began to search high and lo frantically looking for this item. Another crash and the boat was tilting very slightly, she turned to look elsewhere when her eyes widened.
She turned back and looked at the bed, it was under there she was sure of it. She lifted the bed and to her surprise was an old man lying in strange garments. He looked at her in horror.
“Who are you?” He asked weakly, his eyes bloodshot and his beard quivering.
“Never mind who I am! Where’s the shard??” Her malice returning, another crash against the boat.
“Shard? It’s not here i promise you!” The old man looked shocked at the mention of a shard. Banobany lifted her scimitar for the kill. “Noooo! It’s not here but I can get it if you let me live!”
Banobany had no choice but to lift the old man “you are coming with me, if I find out you’re lying to me it’ll be worse than drowning on this vessel!”
The old man nodded slowly, she grabbed him by the tunic and dragged him up. “Get moving!” She booted his behind and he fell forward, another crash of the cannonball against the enemy ship.
They both ran up the steps and out onto the main deck. Her ship was now advancing back as this ship was tilting further up. Most of the enemies had perished as well as her crew, there were at least 30 men left of her crew.
Ursula still had Targosa at the aft of the ship, the Queensbane was near to this ship now so close that they could board very soon.
Banobany looked behind her thinking she had made a grave error however she had no time left to think on. She threw the old man down to the main floor and jumped swiftly down.
The Queensbane was edging near this ship and the crew on-board were already getting the boarding planks ready. This vessel was fast sinking, Banobany was dragging this old man to the aft end of the boat.
It was starting to rock uncontrollably with water getting in, Queensbane was moments away. Finally the moment came to board back safely, boarding planks down and the crew boarded back on. They were carrying loot from the cargo deck, enough to keep them happy.
The old man and Banobany were the last to board, as soon as Captain landed on the Queensbane the enemy ship started sinking into the depths of the sea.
She walked amongst the cheers and yelps of her crew, happy to have anothèr victory on the sea. She confidently walked around on board until the noise died down, she raised her hands up.
“Lads you did me proud!” She grinned widely “you shall eat like kings tonight! And maybe one of you will be lucky to spend a night in my company!” The men eagerly looked at her wanting the offer. She continued.
“And then!” She gyrated “you can eat like a king!” The men howled in laughter and lust, they did truly love and fear their leader who had brought them fame and fortune.
“Now men! We must keep our wits about us!” She took her scimitar from her scabbard and rested it on her shoulder and paced the floor.
“For we are not all friends here” she stopped at Targosa and put the point of the scimitar to his Adams apple, she raised an eyebrow.
“Are we? My dear cowardly Captain?”