Part Four: Group love

Before you start reading it’s probably a good idea that you recap on Part One (here) Part Two (here) and Part Three (here). By now you know the drill. It’s gonna be a long post. Get your cup of tea ready. (As before my ‘lightbulb moments’ will be in red.) It’s now 16th April 2016. I’ve been … More Part Four: Group love

Sugarpocalypse

I noticed the other day (whilst indulging in my usual passion) that Starbucks have changed their shelf edge product labelling and are now displaying the sugar content of their pastries in grams. This has been available for some time on their website (link) but it’s the first time I’ve seen it explicitly stated at the … More Sugarpocalypse

Yay for maintenance

I slept like a log last night. I wasn’t stressed or worried about losing weight at all – which I’m honestly not sure how I feel about. I already miss the anticipation a little bit of getting a new, lower number in my book – because now I have a range to adapt to rather than a … More Yay for maintenance

Diabetes and medication update – the results are in!

Although the day started in the dark with dawn bringing only rain and grey skies it’s turned into an afternoon that’s infinitely more palatable. The sun has finally come out and I’m enjoying its warmth as I walk. After a meeting down south this morning I’m finishing work a little early – which suits me … More Diabetes and medication update – the results are in!

May the 4th

Today is a decidedly odd day – but in a really good way. My morning at work started with my manager walking into the small office that I currently sit and saying ‘David – are you in the local paper?’ Just like that there I was (link)! In the news! Truthfully I’ve known this might … More May the 4th

It’s everywhere

During my Slimming World meeting yesterday we were discussing the way that things could go wrong on a night out – and the bad choices that could be made to derail progress. The point was to detail what you’d do if you had a ‘bad night out’ as opposed to what you could do to … More It’s everywhere

Security blanket

It’s fair to say that this week and last have been ones where I feel I’ve really struggled to remain on course. I mean this from both an emotional and dietary perspective – and I’d be lying if I said that I hadn’t been thinking about eating pretty much everything around me during pretty much … More Security blanket

Boiling the ocean

After I wrote yesterday’s blog I started thinking about my early posts. As I’ve said a few times before here, although I love that people enjoy reading my blogs I do (maybe somewhat selfishly) write them primarily for myself. Lately I’ve also realised that I’ve started to use writing like other people use sudoku – … More Boiling the ocean

Windy days

Earlier in the week I wrote a rather long post about plateaus.  A couple of people I know wondered why at this stage in the game I was even thinking about such a thing – after all I’ve come a long way along the path I’m on.  However – while travelling this route I’ve had … More Windy days

Falling pianos

Something that I (shamefully) used to say to close friends and relatives was that I fully expected to die in the very near future, and that I was resigned to never reaching a pensionable age. The odds related to my weight seemed to support my often bleak approach to life and I was in retrospect … More Falling pianos

Apes and eyeballs

I’m just gonna go right out there and say it. War for the Planet of the Apes is a flipping awesome film. Its CGI is so accomplished that it’s often nigh on impossible to tell what’s real and what’s computer generated. The storyline is also superb and serves as a worthy bridge to the events of a … More Apes and eyeballs

Bare wrist

This is unlikely to come as a surprise to anyone that’s been following my blog since it started but I miss my Apple Watch. The poor little thing is unwell currently and since Sunday afternoon has been with Apple to be repaired.  In some ways it was a good thing that this happened because its presence … More Bare wrist

It’s twenty nine!

‘In all the years I’ve been a diabetic specialist,’ said the practice nurse sitting in front of me ‘I’ve never seen a diabetic patient with HbA1c levels like this. It’s twenty nine!‘ She looked at the screen again and shook her head a little from side to side. ‘When I first saw these results I thought … More It’s twenty nine!

Malvern Knees

In front of me as I start this post is an ice cold pint of Diet Coke and some rather nice looking daffodils. In all honesty I feel like today (more than most days) I really deserve this drink. This morning I was wide awake at 2am. I’m not sure if it was the neighbours … More Malvern Knees

Health victories

It’s been a good day for non-scale victories. This morning was my pre-testing session at my local surgery before my diabetic appointment in two weeks – and I had unexpectedly lost track of time whilst working on a little project. The surgery is a mile and a half from my house – and when I set … More Health victories