In Short – I Give The World “Mrs Gaz”

24 07 2014

Not much time , however I wanted you all to share in the moment that Childhood sweethearts got married after years of trying to make believe.

 

A proper and full update will come, theres a heck of a lot to inform you all off.

 

For now, I give you My Rock, Mrs Gaz

 

39 stone cyclist get married39 stone cyclist get married

39 stone cyclist get married39 stone cyclist get married





The 39 stone cyclist does #nomakeupselfie ish

19 03 2014

my #nomakeupselfie but I’m #madeup text BEAT to 70099 to donate.

I’ll always do my bit to help those less fortunate than myself, even if  look like a bit (lot) of a fool

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I fell in love with cycling – This is what it repaid me with.

26 02 2014

Being off the bike currently is difficult , so its good to look back.

 

former 39 stone cyclist gary brennan

 

So while my cycling future hangs by a thread due to my ill health , my history will always be there as a legacy to those who need help/inspiration or just to be told “Your not alone”

 

Gaz

 

 





The Broken , Fixed, Former 39 Stone Cyclist Cyclist.

8 12 2013

It’s been over 12 months since since I declared i had been fixed from a debilitating eating disorder (Selective Eating Disorder)

Things have been relatively easy considering I was literally debilitated by it from being a toddler.

There isnt anything I am no longer willing to try , even foods I said i’d NEVER eat , it just takes having the will and the right motivator to be able to do it.

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It’s not all been totally plain sailing though , one of the things that caused my SED was choking on food to the point of passing out as a youngster (there were a few other evens in close succession but that was always the major factor in my mind)

It is with difficulty then that I recall something that happened this summer, I was home alone , eating a vindaloo when off of a sudden , my wind pipe became TOTALLY blocked with food.

I hadn’t put too much food in, it turns out that there might be a medial reason behind it, but I’ll come back to you on that later on.

I was choking out, turning blue, I couldn’t shout , there was no point in calling 999, there was no one home but me , my thoughts turned to “shit I might not make it” , I literally took matters into my own hands and attempted to make myself sick….i failed, I was panic struck, so I did the only thing I could think of and stuck my hand down my throat to get the offending piece of meat , I , it worked and my airways rushed with oxygen again I was emotional, I had come SO close to not making it.

Within seconds I recalled what happened to me as a toddler and worried that this incident was going to set me back on the eating disorder road again

but the thing with adversity is, its not what happens to you, its how you deal with it.

So the next day I had exacity the same meal and you know what , it was fine, I was a little worried, but it was fine and to this day, I have since had no problems in trying new things and now have a very healthy diet , properly balanced like never before.

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I have admittedly gained a couple of stone in the last 12 months , it’s under control and I am not worried, mainly because it can be fully  explained and I am now losing weight back to where I was 12 months ago, so lets look at the reasons:

1:  Trying a MILLION different types of new foods -Some healthy, some not, it’s a whole new world and it’s taken time to re adjust , speaking of unhealthy foods, I give you !!!!

Gaz VS Food not Man VS Food

Gaz VS Food not Man VS Food

2: I have been diagnosed with Spinal stenosis, slipped disks and arthritis meaning my time on the bike has been very much limited , I have still managed to get a few KOMS though fearless riding though :0) , all other activity has lead to debilitating  pain , I have no intention of giving up staying fit, but things have changed for me now, there also maybe further medical diagnosis headed my way.

3: Starting a new Job , with FARRRRRR too many biscuits and a load of take aways far too close.

So , how do you deal with it , you remember that you and you alone are in charge of your future .

I now spend the time cooking pasta each evening for work the next day to avoid to Take Away Temptation , I drink 2 liters of water (admittedly sometimes with a shot of Vimto) to stave off the biscuit temptations , and where my lifestyle and heath allows , I try and get in a few miles on the bike, albeit slower than before.

bMC amazing shrinking gaz the former 39 stone cyclist

I have taken control of my eating disorder  for good, I have discovered foods from around the world and I have taken back control over my food intake once again , it’s not easy , but as long as you keep an eye on the “NEVER ENDING FINISHING LINE ” you , like me, can achieve ANYTHING , no matter what your physical state.

 

I have also got a review of something called a “Firefly device” coming up in the next few weeks, anyone want me to run a competition to win one ?

firefly device

LiveSTRONG

FightHARD

LoveLIFE

 

PS, My fav photo of 2013

39 stone cyclist





Are you or were you, a heavy bicycle rider ?

18 11 2013

If so, I have a been involved in a bit of a OU project in order to take it further we’d like to ask for less than 5 minutes of your time

Click HERE 

We thank you for your time.

I’m aware that I have not posted anything here for a while , well that’s all about to change, Lance Armstrong has taught me a thing or 2……..For now , i’ll keep quiet, just know, its about to get stormy.

 

 

 





Slim Rice & Slim Pasta – 7kcals vs 350kcals

17 03 2013

A few weeks ago I heard about this product and went out on a crazy race to try and find some

and failed

I lambasted my efforts on twitter (@39stonecyclist) only for “Eatwater pasta” to offer to send me some, as long as I gave my thoughts on here, something I had intended to anyway.

So, is it worth paying almost £3 for something that is 80% water ???

Maybe…..

slim

The rice doesnt look like rice, it looks like chipped down noodles TBH, I always wash rice, but with this they say you have to wash it and I would implore you to ensure you do as it STINKS of fish however after a few washes and being cooked, the nasty smell has gone.

It’s tasteless, so that perfect for adding it to a curry ….mmmmmm Curry …

It’s filling as an add on and its only 7kcals

So, yes I;d recommend it , HIGHLY , however it’s high price and lack of availability does put me off somewhat, the danger is that this becomes priced as a “Treat” while Rice at 350kcals is priced for normal useage.

It’s a superb invention that, if the kinks can be ironed out, will become a firm favorite





Exercise: Can it Also Prevent Cancer?

2 03 2013

Exercise: Can it Also Prevent Cancer?
Exercise has proven to be a tremendously valuable tool. It can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and exercise has been shown to lead to higher levels of mental health. Over the past two decades, however, research has shown that exercise provides yet another benefit: reduction in the likelihood of developing cancer. Here is how exercise can be beneficial through all phases of cancer treatment and recovery.

Can Exercise Prevent Cancer?

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High levels of fitness have been linked to a reduction in the likelihood of developing liver cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and other cancers. Part of this is through reducing obesity, as obesity correlates highly with many types of cancer. However, the effect appears to go beyond obesity prevention. The exact magnitude of this effect is unknown; unfortunately even the fittest people can develop cancer. Those looking to reduce their odds of developing cancer, however, should view exercise is an essential tool.
Exercise and Cancer Treatments

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Perhaps the most difficult aspect of cancer is chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy is draining, and people often find their energy levels dropping during the course of treatment. By exercising before treatment begins, patients can give themselves a bit more energy to make it through difficult phases. In addition, exercise has been shown to improve mental health significantly
. Exercise increases the release of mood boosting endorphins, which can be especially beneficial for patients experiencing depression. High levels of mental health have been linked with better treatment outcomes for those fighting mesothelioma all the way to
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Exercise After Defeating Cancer

Lance Armstrong Livestrong

Lance Armstrong Livestrong

After defeating cancer, survivors want to take all steps possible to prevent their cancer from coming back. Again, exercise is a valuable tool and means to achieve this goal. A number of educational institutes are now offering specially tailored exercise programs for survivors, and research is showing that those who exercise regularly are at a lower risk of developing cancer again. Exercise is also a valuable tool in recovering from damage incurred by chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
Cancer strikes people in all age groups and of all fitness levels. However, studies into the genesis of cancer consistently show that fitness plays a role in prevention and treatment. While eating right and avoiding cigarettes are important, exercise appears to have an equally strong impact; whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or have never had it, exercise can help.








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