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
As part of a little project I have in mind I’ve once again been exploring another section of the Grand Union Canal today – and it’s not only a really wonderful place for quiet, uninterrupted twalking but it’s a fantastic little corridor of wildlife! The section between Hatton Locks (where my friend and I started today) … More Hatton to Kingswood Junction
I started jotting down a list of non scale victories a couple of days ago. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while – but hadn’t gotten around to putting them all in one place. Then some of the people I spoke to during and after my talks in front of other Slimming World … More Non-scale victories – The complete list…
I feel better today. Much better in fact. Friday night I hadn’t slept very well and this hadn’t helped my stress levels when I woke up. I’d been worrying all week long and my small gain was clearly WAY bigger in my mind than it needed to be. That’s OK though. No-one is perfect – … More Onwards and downwards!
Yesterday was something of a personal triumph for me. Nothing particularly amazing happened in the great scheme of things, but what did take place probably wouldn’t have been possible even this time last year. There are moments when for me everyone else’s normal still happens to be my amazing and this event is a significant non-scale victory. … More EGX Non-Scale Victory!
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
I’m a true believer that pretty much every cloud can (with the right attitude) be found to have a silver lining. It’s all about perspective. Today I was treated to a wonderful dose of this on my walk home from work as I strode past a large group of rowdy looking teenagers. They were all … More Baldy
I don’t like the ‘P’ word. Not one little bit. I refuse to think about it most of the time because I’m now convinced it’s just a state of mind and that like anything in life it can be overcome with enough effort and perseverance. The ‘P’ word in question is of course ‘Plateau‘. This … More It’s not a plateau
Whereas I used to be the undisputed Jedi Master of not doing much at all, these days (despite probably needing to rest a little more occasionally) I can’t stop myself from endlessly moving from A to B. It’s definitely an addiction now. I can’t do without it. I get really fidgety if I’m not outdoors … More The Snipe
Despite me originally intending to do a new walk today I changed my plans late last night when I was unexpectedly invited out for a bank holiday lunch at the George in the Tree at Balsall Common. I’ve been here a few times in the past – but not often for good reasons. Most recently … More Not a single moment wasted