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
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?
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
It’s 5am on Sunday, my alarm has just gone off and I’m tired. REALLY TIRED. I can lay the blame at the feet of temporary insomnia – which usually only occurs before Saturday but absolutely never usually happens after Saturday. The truth of it is though that this broken sleep comes without my usual twin helpers (stress … More Malvern hills end to end and back!
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!
This evening I’ve whiled away my time in a comfortable dream world – and have been snuggled up in the cinema watching the ‘The Shape of Water’. It’s rare that something so odd, so obscure, so unusual feels so familiar and so wonderful. There’s a truly magical world inside the fairy tale confines of this … More Flamingo
I had a nice change of pace last night, and did something I don’t normally do – which is go to a live comedy gig at the Warwick Arts Centre near Coventry. I was there to see Paul Chowdhry on his ‘Live innit’ tour. Both the comedian and a trip to this particular venue are not … More Cufflinks and the arts
It’s December 31st 2010. Like many years that preceeded that one I’m indulging in a festive tradition, which involves drinking to excess. For some unknown reason on this occasion I take photos of me in my games room with my feet up on a footstool in front of the television. Both the bottle I’m drinking … More Two years sober today.
After the euphoria of adrenaline that my short attempts to run produced on Sunday (link) I’ve been dealing with the after effect – which is raging cramp in my quads. It’s not apocalyptically awful if I’m honest (I can still move) but it is surprising because it took a couple of days for the full … More Anniversaries on the horizon
I don’t have a lot to say today. It’s been a busy one that’s been filled with things to do, consider and evaluate. It’s fair to say that lately my comfort zones are being continually tested – and (probabably for the first time in my life recently) I’ve begun to realise that I really enjoy … More From no future to 14 minutes 51 seconds
I’m quite surprised at how quickly things can change. Weight loss (If you had as much to lose as I did) can at times seem like a glacial process – but in truth when I look at the stats I’ve lost quite a lot of weight at a pretty brisk pace. Over the course of … More Fall amongst the stars
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the details I posted regarding the guest speaker in my Slimming World group on Saturday (link). The facts and figures that he imparted to the audience really stuck with me – but of particular interest was the resting heart rate and what average people are vs fit people. … More Resting rates
As days go today has been a good one. I’d go so far as to say it’s one I’ll remember for quite a while – because today was the first time I’ve ever been on the radio. (If you want to listen to the interview on BBC iPlayer it’s here. This recording is available for … More Davey on the wireless
(Part one here) July The seventh month of the year is a big one and starts with me in unfamiliar territory. My teens. I haven’t managed to time travel to the 80’s – instead I’ve just about managed to creep into the 19st bracket, and I’m fighting to stay there. My efforts to power through small … More 2017 retrospective (part two)
It’s fair to say that whilst I’m very much enjoying my new job that there was a mild, almost barely detectable mood of happiness when I left the office last night to begin a week’s break over Christmas and new year. Only those with a trained eye (possibly a seasoned police detective) would have spotted … More I own red
Waaaaay back in the 90’s I was something of a clubber. I really got into dance music for a while – and despite my inability (in my opinion) to look even vaguely co-ordinated on the dancefloor I usually got both hammered and lost in the crowd and it didn’t matter. In much the same way … More Dancing the night away
As is customary with a Saturday morning I awoke to a trance like state. This is a moment of half asleep but growing self awareness that I suspect every dieter experiences when they first open their eyes on their weigh in day. This (when you’ve been practising the technique as long as I have) involves … More Higher consciousness
Although I’m used to filling my day with things to do, sometimes it hits me just how much I can fit in now that I’m no longer wiped out after just waddling to my car and back. After my less than stellar result on the scales yesterday I decided to go for it today and … More Productive Sunday
I’m just gonna get right out there and say it. I’m really flipping happy today. The sun was is shining in the park and as I took this photo I felt good. Although there’s still a serious chill in the air I really don’t care at all. My happiness – although enhanced by the weather – … More Lovelyandwarmandtoasty!!!
You might think that by now I’d be completely bored to death of waffling on about weight loss or the way that my life has changed because of it – but it just so happens that I’m absolutely the opposite. It still occupies a frighteningly large part of my everyday thought processes and today I’ve … More Buttons, bulls and starlings