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

The summit

One of the most important things to me is honesty in my posts and even though my natural impulse is to hibernate when I feel down I think it’s important to share things with the world be they positive or negative. Too many people hide away when they feel down and it does nothing but … More The summit

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!

Chasing a sunrise

I didn’t have a great night’s sleep last night. I had a lot on my mind and kept turning memories over and over. However – whilst I think it’s important to take time to feel and process what I was feeling I also think that there’s no mileage in disappearing into a sea of misery … More Chasing a sunrise

If you try

I’ve had one of those nights where I didn’t sleep very well at all. I’ve been lying in the dark turning things over in my mind and just seemed unable to switch my brain off. Normally times like this arrive when things are going badly. Worries get the better of me and fears become magnified … More If you try

Higher consciousness

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

Determined to find out

One of the unintended consequences of the last couple of years of change has been a continued underlying level of confusion surrounding many things that I previously took for granted in life. It really never occurred to me when I was ‘old Davey’ that every major thought or decision that I made about anything was arrived at … More Determined to find out

Mirror images

I’m feeling rather low today and I’ve had hardly any sleep. I’ve been walking around and drinking coffee for hours and hours and if I’m brutally honest I wish I had something a lot stronger to quench my thirst. This is one of those times where I question why I’m writing about myself. I don’t … More Mirror images

Impostor

I slipped off the wagon a little last night, and over indulged a bit. Let’s just say that where there whereas there were previously four boxes of Aldi Harvest Morn Benefit Cereal Bars (5 in a pack) in my cupboard yesterday morning there are now none. 😳 These are effectively cheap Slimming World hi-fi bars. … More Impostor

Naturally thin

It’s a lovely day.  When I say that I don’t mean it’s lovely I mean it’s LOVELY.  That’s not just because the sun is shining (it currently is) or because the sky is blue (that’s also the case) or because its warm enough to walk around with a teeshirt on (check) but because the world … More Naturally thin

Snowdon epilogue

There are lots of after effects when you do something negative in life – and over the years I’ve carried around more than my fair share of regret about lots of things I’ve done – or (more often) not done. Right up until the day she died my mother was trapped inside memories of her past, … More Snowdon epilogue