Sadly I still feel rough as hell but on a day like today I’d be a complete muppet to stay in bed and be ill. It’s absolutely flipping gorgeous outside at the moment and I’ve been up early (armed with tissues) walking around in the sunshine and feeling generally pretty good about life. It doesn’t … More Loud shirts are back baby!
I had a lot planned for the day when I started writing this post – and it started really well despite some very disturbed sleep. I got up, did my shopping as usual and then planned to do the year’s first mow of the front and back lawns. To be honest they both really needed it – … More Plumping up the pillows for birds
It’s 2am. I’m having one of those nights where my mind just refuses to switch off and after a few hours of restless sleep I’m left mulling over the events of my week and things on the horizon. Whenever I’m like this my mind seems to be moving at a million miles an hour – … More Two years have passed…
Firstly, if you’ve not caught up with my travels so far you’ll find part one here (link) and part two here (link). I’ve been exploring London – and so far I’ve already visited the British Museum and the Tate Modern. Normally I hate the place – but I’m trying to be open minded. After stopping … More Culture Vulture Part Three
Firstly, if you’ve not caught up with my travels so far you’ll find part one here (link) So – you join me on a day trip to London – a city I previously vowed never to go to again thanks to some bad personal experiences, and a whole boatload of long held and probably pointless … More Culture Vulture Part Two
I’m a real creature of habit and it’s been a very very long time that I’ve not published a post on a Saturday so let me first of all assure you that the lack of an update yesterday was a good thing – and I’m not dead or in trouble! Sometimes change is a positive … More Culture Vulture Part One
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
I hadn’t intended today to be a trip down memory lane – but quite unexpectedly it was. My regular twalking buddy had suggested that we go for a walk around Symonds Yat after she’d been exploring there herself recently – and since I’m no longer one to pass up an opportunity for a walk in the … More Symonds Yat
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
I don’t think that I’m a guilt free zone when it comes to overeating by any stretch of the imagination – but what I am is a serious believer that you just have to accept that occasionally you’ll have a ‘relaxed day’ and that they’re just as important from time to time as one where … More Chocolate made me feel awesome!
Wow. It’s been a cathartic week in blogland for me. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so driven to tell people how I arrived at where I currently am in life. Mentally it’s been a little exhausting though and truthfully at times a little upsetting. Although much of it has been shared before I’ve never … More What else happened this week?
Before you start reading it’s probably a good idea that you recap on Part One (here) Part Two (here) Part Three (here) and Part Four (here). By now you know the drill. This time it’s gonna be a really long post. Get your cup of tea ready. By the way – if you’re still reading after all those … More Part Five: The road not yet walked
Before you start reading it’s probably a good idea that you recap on Part One (here). If you’ve already done that (and you have a cup of tea or coffee ready to go) then let me continue… (note – bits highlighted in red are things I feel are important. In this ongoing little series they’re the … More Part two: The beginnings of honesty
Firstly I apologise to those that have been here a while. I’m probably going to re-tread a lot of things because the story of how I came to lose all of this weight is pretty complex. You might need a cup of tea. If I go right back to the earliest time that I recall … More Part One: Where did all this start?
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
Some years ago in the late 90’s I was a care worker and I looked after adults with learning disabilities. One of the guys I regularly supported was often pretty darned grumpy during winter months. It was around this period that I came across the term S.A.D. (Seasonal adjustive disorder) for the first time when … More Not SAD in the sunshine
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
My day started this morning as any truly great day should – with a steaming bowl of coffee. I’ve not been in a rush to do anything today because unexpectedly yesterday I decided to hook up with a friend and take a last minute day off from work. It’d nice to just occasionally say ‘nuts … More Shirts, rabbits and hybrids
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
Maybe it’s an age thing or maybe it’s a ‘skinny’ thing but these days when I look out of the window and see snow my heart completely sinks. Another day where I can’t feel my fingers beckoned yesterday and I had to cancel my plans for a walk in the countryside with a fellow Slimming … More Nerd things