Wednesday, 19 December 2012


It's nearly 3 months since my last post, Tut Tut !
We have been to a funeral for our 29 year old friend ( we were at his wedding reception in April ) , and a few gigs and parties too. We went to the rewind gig, saw Leo Sayer, Hot Chocolate and Smokie. We left before David Cassidy came on !
We also went to the war of the worlds gig, that we had have tickets for since April, It wasn't as fantastic as I hoped it would be. This might have been affected by an impulse by both me and Angie, after seeing it advertised, to buy 4 tickets to a local drama production of Whistle Down the Wind. It was quite simply stunning !

I turn 50 in less than 2 weeks, and hope to restart my diet properly in the new year. I have collected some old pictures of me from my ex wife, and to look at myself back then really does amaze me !

I have today and Tomorrow in work, off Friday, in Saturday and then off until the 3rd of January.
Happy Christmas to all xx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Man Flu ( Again )

And I am rough, but just walked 2.5 miles, then cycled another 2.5 miles .

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Two Days In

Well I am in the middle of a 5 day works stint now, not off until Wednesday. so that does help keep off the cider !
I just weighed myself, and I am 14-11 this morning, that's 5 lbs lighter than the other day !
To put it politely, my visit to the mens room   has dropped from two to one visit a day, so I was literately full of shit !
The fridge is now stocked with WW yoghurt's and fruit bowls, and I must say, this is a lovely  meal for any occasion.

I went back to work last night, learning a bit more about allocating, who know's , one day !

Elsewhere, I have just finished ripping about 40 music dvd's to add to my mega jukebox on my pc !

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Not As Bad !

As I thought it would be !  15-2.25 This morning, so I havent put that much on whilst off the rails.
It's a shame the loss isn't directly proportional to the gain you get, or else I will be at target in Three months !
Oh well, onward we go !

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Another Month Gone

And I have rejoined WW online again tonight, I must use these next three months up to my 50Th as wisley as possible. I am guessing I am around 15-6, but will weigh myself in the morning to check.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Where Did the Month Go ?

Wow, it's September tomorrow !   Baby Codey finally arrived, after many medical problems and emergencies, and then mum was really poorly with a nasty infection, and readmitted to hospital for 5 days.
After all this upheaval, Angie has managed to do a superb job of redecorating our front room.
This weekend is going to be a very busy one, it starts today I am working, and out tonight, then working and out tomorrow night too, the only day we will have at home is Sunday, and that is going to be so busy.
diet hasn't been heeded to for nearly a month now, I haven't put any weigh on, I am just static, hope I can get back on plan Tomorrow, what with the new month and all !

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Where Did That Go

Well, my 2 weeks off have flown by ! Several scares and trips to the hospital, but still no grandson. Very frustrating ! So we haven't really been anywhere. On my to do list we got most things done, I visited the Trafford centre for the first time, ( I wasn't impressed! ) .
We got to visit my son and grand kids over in New Mills, and picked up my new racer.
The BBQ at my brothers house never happened, as their working schedule wouldn't fit in with ours.
We also got to visit Angie's mums new house, which is very nice.
The 2 weeks have been passed in a blur really, cider most nights, and eating anything I wanted.

I am returning to my diet tomorrow though, and I think it will be quite a shock !

Friday, 27 July 2012


I have just done this , in an amazing 17 minutes ! My new old racer trip !

And here she is !

I am going to bang some serious miles on this, in the next two weeks !
I have just cancelled my WW subscription too, it's going up again, , the gym gets cheaper and cheaper !

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Wow Oh Wow !

My friend popped around on Sunday, and the wife took our picture. I haven't been arsed with the camera for a few days, but pulled the pics off it last night, and for the first time I looked at the picture. The difference in my face is amazing, people are loving it on facebook !  Here is the picture :-) 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

It's so Warm ! ( Week 8 )

But I Still Did It !      Five and a half miles, non stop. I am now 14.10, and need to continue this downward spiral !  four more days in work, then 2 weeks off. with loads of exercise, and a grand son to be born !

Monday, 23 July 2012


I lost two and a half pounds this week, so am now 14.10, the lightest I have been in the last 22 years. I am well pleased.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Still going strong , and a few pics !

Well all is ticking along nicely here, I celebrated 2 years back at Stagecoach yesterday, and I am getting comments of lots of my workmates about my noticeable weigh loss these last few days. here are a few pics from our walk last Sunday, including one of me at my 14-12 weight, that I have only achieved one before, three years ago ! 

Monday, 16 July 2012

Whit Woo ! (Week Seven )

5.5 lbs lost tonight !!  So I got another silver seven, and my first stone, I am well chuffed  !

Sunday, 15 July 2012

More Exercise

Today we have cycled 6 miles, then walked 2.5 miles. It's WI time tomorrow night, and I am praying to lose at least 2 pounds, the 2 that I put on last week, and maybe some more too !

Looking Good

Well after seven days in, we had a relax last night, and we both hit the vodka !  I am so pleased with myself though, because I didn't pig out at the end of the night !  An sp this morning showed me at 14.13.5 , so please god, I shouldnt weigh over 15-4 at weigh in tommorow ! 15.1.5 or under will give me my first stone ,that i so badly want !

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Getting there

Well my back went Thursday ,but haven't let it get me down. Last night was takeout night but I had a Ww hotpot! An sp this morning showed 15.0.75 which would give me my first stone of this campaign on Monday. This is my last day of seven on the trot today, so having a little drink later, but only Ww friendly vodka !

Wednesday, 11 July 2012



minus 7
Minus a stone

Minus 1.5 stones

minus 2 stones !
Well, on the WW site a member has put a before and after pic of her face, which has led me to go searching my PC for my diet pictures, it took a while, but here they are , starting at 17-6 and finishing at 15-6 !

It's All Coming Back To Me Now !

How I gained my 2lbs this week. One day last week, Angie brought the kids a tub of lollies home, and I had quite a few of them. Then - I went to the biscuit tin, and found it was full of cadburys chocolate bars ( small ones) so I had 3 of them over the evening . Then of course there was the take out, although all I had was a poppadum, a few small bhaji's and chicken tikka starter. Over the weekend i must of had 6 litres of Strongbow as well, so all in all, I got away lightly !

Still being good this week, but it's only day two lol .

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Payback Time (Week Six )

And so to weigh in we trudged last night. On Thurs I treated all the family to a take out curry, as means of absolution to my digression ! ( That didn't really cut the mustard, it wasn't until late on Saturday I was finally forgiven. Anyway, on Sunday it was Bowling with my works social club, so we had a great time, and some more drink.
I weighed in last night, and I have put 2 pounds on. Angie has been as bad as me, maybe even worse,  and lost half a pound !

So - here I am , on a mission to get a loss for next week, so no prob with cider, as I am working until Saturday afternoon, but then we are off to a wedding reception, where I must pace myself. If I can hang on to my weekly allowance, that means I can have seven pints that night !

Thursday, 5 July 2012


Well I am home, after a visit up to my brothers last night, had a right good piss up, and a take out, but all I ate was the chicken, so no great panic re weight loss. It's so funny being back in my homeland, it's only 7 miles away, but it's true to say, it's also a lifetime away. It is very strange to look around, where I have lived more than half my life, the memories, the joy , the pain, and my journey that has brought me to here, the happiest I have ever been. I am hungover, and feeling very philosophical at the moment, but hey, life is good, as soon as Angie forgives me for not coming home last night !

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Morning ! (Week Five)

Well the alarm has just gone off, at 3.30 AM, and I must say , I'm tired !
I got a loss last night, one pound, si I have a do-able challenge to lose a half more for my first stone next week.  The only blot on the landscape is I am of to my brothers on Weds night for a beer and a curry, as I am off Thurs, but then it's work work work until the Weds after, so no beer this weekend !

Monday, 2 July 2012


Well I just weighed in, and lost one pound, which is all well and good, but that means I am just half a pound off my first stone of this campaign !  Still, it gives me motivation to get into the fourteens next week !
I haven't been for a run for over a week, the weather has been appalling, and continues to be so.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Still At It

Had a wobble Thursday, it started with free wholemeal bread sandwiches, 2 free caramels of an old lady, then special fried rice, a few chips and prawn crackers when I got home. Yesterday I ended up with 22 PPs left , so hoping that will balance it out.
On my way home, I took one of the best pictures I think I have ever took ! 

Monday, 25 June 2012

Woopee ! (Week Four )

3.5 lbs off, and got my 5% too ! Well chuffed, celebrated with a chicken tikka on naan kebab, but only ate half the bread, I was getting full, so emptied the kebab onto my plate, and just ate the chicken.

That Time Again !

Well it's weigh in time soon, hope for a loss and maybe my 5% tonight.
Have had a great weekend, went to a BBQ on the Saturday, drank loads of beer, but only had one hotdog and a small chicken kebab. Yesterday we went to see Rocking Horse at the Guzzling Goose , and they were awesome, and consumed even more beer, I love WW :-)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Doh ! (Week Three)

And I got an STS ! Angie hasn't been making that much of an effort, and lost 2lbs, got her first silver star and  her 5% - Biatch !!
I was devastated , ran 3 times , and a four and a half mile bike ride on Sunday.
So I have only just got the energy to type this, as I have resigned myself to crack on. It's time for week 2 on couch to 5K shortly, and this time you run for 1.5 minutes a time, not sure if I can manage that, but will try later, when it has cooled down.
I wouldn't of minded my STS, but SP's were showing one and a half pound loss, which would of given me my 5%. I do hope I have a good loss next week.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

C2K Week One Completed !

Well I was joined by Angie today for my final jog of the week, and she kept up ! We are going for a bike ride too soon, got to build up some stamina ! I am on an early tomorrow, then it's weigh in time again, I am not expecting a good loss, if any, but I can feel myself changing, and my legs are definitively  building up, so I hope I am not so disappointited!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Mind Games

Well, as much as I try, I cant help weighing myself once or twice a week, at home. This presents me with a problem though, I WI @ 15.6.5 on Monday, but have weighed 15.7.5 ever since. I know I was a bit dehydrated on Monday, but my current weight is disappointing me. I have stuck to points, and upped my exercise. I know I mustn't give up if I get an STS or even a gain next Monday, but hand on heart, will be gutted!

On a brighter note, I did my 2nd run of week one couch to 5K tonight, in the rain.
Next run is Sunday, and I will get up early for that run ! then I am off to a classic car and motorcycle show that is on locally, to give my camera some hammer !

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Not Quite A Marathon

I was an eating machine yesterday, only went about 10 points over, but that is bad by my standards !

I Heard about from couch to 5K so downloaded the app for my Iphone at a jubilee party on our street, after it being recommended to me by a friend who has used it, and now does half marathons. 
This morning , I woke up at 4.30 am, so decided that today would be the day. 
I had half a pint of juice, made a small bottle of juice to take with me, and set off.
It's quite funny though, I am walking like an old man, my legs hurt that much after climbing to indians on Monday.
So it starts with a brisk 5 minute walk to warm up, then alternates between one minute running and ninety seconds walking, 8 times, and I did it ! And I am looking forward to my next run, on Friday.!
I wish I had took pictures of the quite a few Robins who objected to this very large red breasted thing plodding past, they were not happy !

Monday, 11 June 2012

Well chuffed ! (Week Two )

5lbs off for me tonight, so that's 9lbs in two weeks, got my first Silver seven of this campaign !

Wow !

It's WI time tonight, and we decided to do something good today. We climbed up to the top of indians head.
453 calories used on over an hours almost vertical climb to the top !
We Did It !

Here are a few pictures !

Will report on my weigh in later !

Thursday, 7 June 2012

More Cycling !    And It Was Hard Work, Wet and Dirty!
We are weighing in at a class in Droyslden on Monday, as I am working later and cannot make our normal class, so I am hoping to have a loss !

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Little Changes

Isn't it funny how people can change. I have. I presume the alcohol change is mostly down to my job, but the days of having a drink most nights has now become a distant memory. I have been on lates for the last 3 days, with quite a few points left over, and 4 cans of Strongbow in the fridge, quick fix to get rid of the points would be a couple of ice cold cans ! but - I don't want to!
The other even more change is in the bedroom. No, its nothing lewd !
Ever since I can remember, I cannot lay against another person, I go into meltdown, I don't even try anymore,but as I have been on lates for the last couple of days, and the kids are off school, Angie is able to come straight to bed when she gets in at 7am, and here's the weirdest thing, I find it one of the nicest things I have ever done to hold her for a few hours, listening to her breathing sinking into the sleep she so needs. No meltdown whatsoever now, and it's nearly summer. Amazing !

Diet is still going good, but hey , it's not been a fortnight yet !!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

First WI

And four pounds off for me !  Quite pleased with that, as I got very drunk twice over the weekend !
I have signed up to the monthly pass now, and reading back over my blog, I will try and avoid the fatal mistake of cancelling it, thinking we can manage on our own, as recorded on my first campaign, in June 2009.
I have also gleaned the longest we have ever gone to class is 14 weeks, and my best weight so far was 14-12.
I weighed in last night at 15.11.5, so some way to beating that yet, but I am determined !

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Here We Go Again (Week One)

Well, tomorrow will be our first WI of this my latest campaign ! It's going to be a hurried affair too, as I am working, going to class in my lunch break.

We had a street party last night, and a sneaky peek on the scales this morning gave me 15-7, nine pounds lighter !! Obviously I was well dehydrated this morning !  If I get any loss at class tomorrow I will be chuffed !

Thursday, 31 May 2012

It's Just Dawned On Me

There are 31 weeks to my birthday, if I lose an average of 2lbs per week for all the 31 weeks, I will be 62 lbs lighter, and weighing 11 Stone 9lbs !  Wow, what an incentive !
I have to get over this weekend first, it's the band contest tomorrow night, and a Jubilee street party on Saturday. Sunday we are at a christening ,but then it's OK, as we are both working Mon and Tues.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Day Two

Everything is going ticketty boo ! Had 10 points left last night, and I have 12 left at the moment today, I must as I have just read, stop eating diet food and eat proper food to use points !
the weather here today has been so hot again, but overcast now, and i reckon a great big thunderstorm can't be far away !

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Oh Wow !

First day back on the WW Wagon, all going ok. I had cereal for brekky, then nowt until I got home at 12.30, as I was on a very early. I think that was the first time ever I have not eaten on my break. I did nibble some WW Orange and Lemon drops, with the inevitable bad wind to follow shortly after !

I got feedback today on my interview last week, and It has blown me away, and given me real encouragement to keep learning and to reapply when a new vacancy arises.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Oh Bugger !

I didn't get it, and to top it off had an accident with a car on a local roundabout on Saturday !
We have bit the bullet again tonight, and rejoined WW. I weighed in at 16.1.5 , and in typical style, I start as a bank holiday weekend approaches !!

Been here so many times in the last 3 years, will this time be different ? I hope so, time will tell !

Thursday, 24 May 2012

I think it went well

But time will tell !  It was more like an informal chat.
The weather is amazing at the moment, long may it continue !

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Just an hour to go !

And I will be having my interview. I have just seen one of the other interviewes at work, and he has a civvy shirt and tie on. I asked, and was told it's full uniform for interviews, so he may lose a mark there !
Blackpool was a scream, and the weather was nice too.

here are a few pictures.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Nearly Here

Well I am on a semi late today , then off to our annual trip to Blackpool tomorrow, then a late on Monday.
Then it is D Day, I have a split shift, and in the middle of that. my interview. I have learnt my drivers hours, but talking to a friend yesterday, who has just been made up to inspector on our rival bus service, she fired a load of questions I may be asked, of which most I didn't know the answer. I have found some answers, but need more input before Tuesday. But - hey ho, what will be will be !

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A Week Today

And I will be 1.5 hours away from my interview ! It will be almost over, bar the shouting !
Elsewhere we had a great day on Sunday, seeing my eldest off, he leaves for Canada today.
We have vouchers to rejoin WW out of the weekends papers, I just need to find a time when me and Angie will both be able to attend.

Here are a few pics from Sunday !