Sometimes motivation is in short supply. It’s 5.30am and it’s definitely one of those times. The house is cold and it’s pouring down with rain outside. Today I’ve got to travel by car and therefore whether I like walking in the rain or not I simply don’t have the option – unless I feel up … More Sleeves

Pumpkins Deli

It’s been a busy week – and after a very relaxing Bank Holiday weekend I’ve spent the last few days mostly catching up on things that I didn’t do whilst I was engaging in my epic blogging marathons – as well as trying to increase my walking. I’ve recently dropped back from my previous 70-75 miles … More Pumpkins Deli

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

Gone to charity

Well. I have a shedload of clothes. It’s now 11pm on Sunday evening and after trying on a lot of things and making (what I felt) were some tough choices I’ve put the following aside for charity. These items range from 3XL items down to some unusually large XL’s, and from 46-40in waist and chest … More Gone to charity

Pendulum vs plummet

Well – today I’ve had a gain on the scales, and a fairly significant one compared to where I was last week. I knew it was coming – and not because I’ve been particularly naughty (although there was an episode a few days ago with some weetabix and bananas that’s better forgotten) but because despite … More Pendulum vs plummet

Under fourteen

Sometimes I have a really distorted view of what I do well and what I’ve not done so well at. Often I find myself wracked with guilt over daft things such as a feeling that I haven’t walked far enough or a perception that I’ve overeaten when I should have just nibbled a carrot – … More Under fourteen

Ticketty Boo

Thanks to the miracle of WordPress yesterday evening many readers might have discovered a phantom menace of a post in their inboxes. The post was no ghost however. It was in fact a work of lyrical genius. This moment of intellectual enlightenment captured in print was finely crafted, interlaced with wit as well as erudite … More Ticketty Boo


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