Monday, 29 December 2014

Back on it ( Again !! )

Back on my bike

I have bought a turbo trainer to cycle indoors, but it is such hard work, and very boring.
I finally got out in the real world today, weighing 14-10, which is to be expected. I have not been out on my bike for 12 days until now, it's my birthday tomorrow, then new years eve !
I must try and get a few more rides in, before January !

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Finally !

I got my big locker at work, so cycled to work yesterday. It was torrential rain coming home at half eleven, but I just put "Concerto for a rainy day" by ELO on my phone, and cycled home blissfully happy.
Today i am going to take my waterproofs, I weighed myself this morning 14-5 , very impressed !

Monday, 15 December 2014

Cracking on with it !

Today ! 

I weighed myself today, 14-7  that is the best weight I have been in over 10 years, and a good way from the colossal 17-6 at my worse.
I am a bit concerned about the weekend coming up though, me and Angie are both working 7 solid, then we are both off Fri, Sat, and Sun.
There is so much to do, drinks with friends out at the Christmas market  fri night, watching our friends who are in a band sat night, then Sunday my works kids Christmas party, then a wedding reception !

I have to cram a bike ride or to in somewhere !!

Friday, 12 December 2014

weigh in tomorrow

Hopefully will be a good one,best weight in over 10 years.
Seven days in now, so should do well for the next week, then Christmas 🎄

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

On it goes

Well I smashed riding 350 miles in November, still giving it stick,upto 123 already this month. Went totally off the rails Saturday with a lot of family round, so nice though. Weighed myself this morning, showing 14.10.25, so hopefully will be 14.10 or less by Saturday my official weigh in day.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

What a Weekend

My friends funeral was a very special day, he had a fantastic send off.
It was a very long day for me, as after the wake I traveled to Glossop for a meal with my brother and his wife, as she was celebrating her 60th.
The day after I managed 13 miles on my bike, another 21 Sunday and another 21 Monday.
I am off for another ride soon, which will smash my 250 miles in November target.
It is also the start of seven days in work for me, so I can track everything I eat and drink, and hopefully get under 15 stones again !

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


well,I have been cycling a lot,doing challenges with fellow weight watchers on Facebook, spend a lot of time on there.
A very dear friend who introduced me to blogging by reading his died in a terrible accident last week,he had lost loads of weight, so i am going to try even harder now,in his honour
I was doing really well, saw 14 stone 12 a few weeks ago, but then had five days off,and it all went to pot.
Busy weekend coming up,funeral for my friend, 60th meal with my brother and his wife, then a silver wedding 💒 on Saturday, I must stay strong :-)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

doing better than ever

Now have gym membership, and riding a lot too, did 10 miles yesterday, and 10 miles today, working until Sunday so no alcohol involved, me and Angie don't have a day off together until next Wednesday, so it's fitness all the way.
I weighed myself today, showing 15-4, hoping to get it to 15-3 by Sunday, my official weigh in day !

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Blast from the past !

Well our latest Granddaughter is born, everything went fantastic, and both are doing well, we have had a wedding and a bit of a crazy weekend, but back to normal now.
Yesterday, I dug out the bike my wifes mum gave to her a while ago, blew up the tyres, and asked Angie to join me in my ride today.
it is a very long time since we have cycled together, and I really enjoyed it !

Monday, 1 September 2014

A new month

And a few things are happening, our youngest is starting at the big school tomorrow, my eldest step daughter is in theatre as I type, having a planned cesarean section, and we are off to a wedding this weekend, staying over, which is going to be nice,
i have had a ride in the cool morning air today, managing just under seven miles, and getting a little bit lost !

 My Ride

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sorry to myself

Well I have been cycling for a month now,done just under 140 miles,and hope to better this for the new month that starts tomorrow.
I am afraid Facebook is taking over my blogging mojo, I really must try harder.
Done 10 miles today. Now at work.

Thursday, 14 August 2014


My Ride Today    Got really dirty !

Tomorrow is weigh in day, hoping for a good one.
Just after I got back, there was a torrential downpour, glad I missed it ! 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Another 5 miles

so that's 50 so far this month, I want to smash 100 by the end of it.
Still tracking everything I eat,will weigh in on Friday.
Daughters house move still under way,to be finished by Saturday.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Still at it

done another 4.5 miles today, before work, wet and windy, and our eldest daughter is moving house so it's quite hectic here,and she has a baby due any day soon!  Keeping an eye on what I eat too,but we are out on a works meal Friday, and I am going to let my hair down then :-)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

And I Did

Furthest Yet !   My back is hurting, but it will have to get used to it , weather is deteriorating quickly, so got it done whilst I could !

Monday, 4 August 2014

Good weekend

I did eight miles yesterday, I am so in love with my bike. Not had any time to get out today, but have a much later start tomorrow, so will be giving it large :-)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014

It's here .

Loving it, came yesterday, done five miles on it, and another three today in the rain. Off tomorrow and Sunday, going to put a lot more on :-)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sore Arse Incoming

Well got my phone call yesterday, My bike arrives Thursday, can't wait, and will soon rack some miles on it !
not been eating bread or potatoes for a week now, with no adverse effects so far !

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Well my bike is ordered, this bike scheme is excellent , i have ordered a bike, jacket, good lock and lights, comes to just over £1100, but i only pay back £638, the rest is tax relief and government covered, and no VAT too. I can't wait to go for my first ride, it can't come quick enough !
The days are drifting  into one now, I am on shift eight of twelve, and had to check my watch before, to look what day it is !

Thursday, 10 July 2014

A New Beginning ?

Well, the cycle to work scheme is coming to work next week, and I am grabbing it with both hands, a dream £900 hybrid bike, with 48% offand only £40 a month for 18 months, all tax free.
I have dreamed about having a bike like this, and it is really going to get some hammer.
My weight is very stable at the moment, been on full time lates for 10 weeks now, somy eating pattern is very disturbed, and drinking is much reduced.
I am doing a lot of overtime too, today will be my fourth night of Twelve in !
I have my own car too now, a little Peugeot 106, which means I get home from work much quicker than waiting for the taxi bus.

Family is all good, Hannah is due in a few weeks, going for a 4D scan on Saturday morning, can't wait !

Sunday, 18 May 2014


Pleased with that, not going to get any exercise today I think, medical problems with our daughter takes priority.
A little underwhelmed to be honest, when I get past 14.10 I will be in new territory, just need to keep slogging away .

Saturday, 17 May 2014

D day tomorrow

Well I weighed myself this morning, 15.13.75, so hoping for a bit less tomorrow.
Just walked four and a half miles with angie, the weather is glorious sunshine at the moment.
We are having a new boiler fitted tomorrow, so I am up early to have a shower, before the water goes off, as I am working tomorrow too, then off for three days, where much exercise will be done :-)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Still at it !

Still being good, coming up to the end of week three, according to the scales i put a pound on since yesterday, but still not letting that get me down.
Done a five mile walk today, I have walked further this month than any month before, and we are only half way through it !
planted some fuschia's and petunia's today, hoping to have a nice garden again this summer, not done flowers for a few years now !

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Being Punished !

Weigh in this morning was 16.2.75 , so I am still being spanked by my body, but won't let it defeat me, I have just had a lovely 12 point breakfast, now time to shower and shave, then walk a few more miles !

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Disaster !

Had far too much to drink Sunday, and a weatherspoons mixed grill to boot !
Weighed myself Monday morning, had only put a quarter of a pound.
Felt like shit all day yesterday, had a chilli pasty from the pound bakery, then a take out curry for tea, which wasn't very nice, I ate one poppadum, and half a garlic nan, dipped in the curry sauce, i left my curry, didn't like it.

weighed myself this morning, showing 16-2, but knuckling back down now, and just done a four mile walk, to claw some of the damage back!
I am back pointing everything today, and Sunday is a way off, so got time to sort it ( I hope )
Back to work this afternoon, which is easier than being at home !

Sunday, 11 May 2014

2nd weigh in

2lbs off today, i am now 16.075 stones, so all good, but can't help feeling a little deflated after my initial big loss.
We are off to Whitby today, on a works trip, all the food we are taking has been pointed up, but i am looking forward to fish and chips at the seaside !
I presume we will be doing quite a bit of walking, so I will track that too, and try ans claw a few points back !
I had a good scoop Friday night, that gave me 15-12 on the scales, but I am not that fickle to use yesterday's weight in, that would be cheating, but would of made me feel a lot better :-)

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Shouldn't but still do

Stepped on, yesterday was only quarter of a pound over sixteen stones, today sixteen one and a quarter, really shouldn't peep, but I always do.Not let it get me down though, just walked over two miles to work !

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Hanging on

Another good day yesterday, considering the length of my shift, then we stayed up until 2.30 am watching "Prey" which is a rather good police drama on at the moment.
Getting plenty of exercise, in and out of the house, working lates it's very easy to get a walk in before work.

I had a bit of a panic attack, I had weighed myself,but then Angie remarked the battery in the scales had gone.
It then became a mission to get a new one, from the local Poundland, I would be lost if my morning ritual of going for a pee then weighing myself was interrupted !

We are off to Whitby Sunday, it is my long weekend, so I am going to allow myself a treat of a few scoops and Fish & Chips, I have never used all my points in the 9 Days so far with WW !

Monday, 5 May 2014


Done a bit , the boss did most of it, but it was nice doing a bit of exercise.
Very long shift today ,decided to take my bus back to the depot for my break, then I can have a hot WW meal, i weighed myself this morning, according to the scales i have lost another 2lbs yesterday !
This is the first bank holiday Angie has been off, and it's weird with me working, but i need to bank these holiday's, for use later on in the year !

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Alls Good !

Well the baby bird is still with us, but I can't get it to feed, but it is comfortable.
My weigh in this morning gave me six and three quarters of a pound off, I am well chuffed with that, but have been here so many times before, and know here is where the real hard work starts.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Poor Budgies

Well the poor bird i rescued last night died , and bugger me the cat got it's brother or sister a few hours ago, I have got it, but don't hold out much hope for it.
Diet is going really well, first official weigh in , to follow in the morning !

Friday, 2 May 2014

Still at it

Going great, can't wait for my first official weigh in on Sunday,I am off work tomorrow but determined to be good.
I have rescued a baby black bird today,I am hoping it is still alive in the morning, my Mrs wanted me to leave it for the cats, but I couldn't let nature take its course.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Just reading back

July 2012 I was 14.10 how I would like to post that again!
Three days in going good, and Angie is doing it with me, making nice vegetable dinners, it's so good to have her onboard.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

So far so good

Second day in, going well, wife is making salad and with chili sauce on its do die for, also we have stocked up on fruit, which is all free on weight watchers.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Don't tell anyone

But I rejoined weight watchers today online, going to try my best this time, but telling no one. I weigh 16-8 and I want to lose at least five stones.

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Rang bodycheck today, going in on Monday, they knew me when I was 10 stone in 1991, and they helped me become little Arnie :-)
Can't see them days returning, but I can only but try!

All Change ?

Well yesterday I finally got what I have been waiting for a long time, my own line on the Late Rosta, not only does this suit my life, it keeps me off the beer for 5 out of seven days per week, if I finish in the afternoon or early evening, I can always crack a few tinnies, but not anymore !
Also, this now means I can join a gym, which I would love to do, as my earliest start is 13.45 now, so every morning is free !
i do hope this helps me to turn the corner with my weight , here's hoping !

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Another Day

Begins and so far so good.
Already lost 2.5 lbs in one day :-)
Going to walk to work again today, I enjoy the excersise.
The boss has bought me a huge Beef & Black Bean sauce with fried rice from the co op for my meal at work tonight, a whopping big 660 calories in, so must be very careful what I eat today !

April fool

Well another month starts, so trying yet again to get my weight down, the wife told me my belly was getting bigger yesterday, which hurt,I weighed myself this morning, and I am still 16.8 which is pretty stable for me, but still hurt!
She is off to a hen night on Saturday, first time ever, and I am so worried she will get that drunk and fall and hurt herself,I hope she doesn't. I have just finished work, hopefully getting on lates permanent soon, that will keep me off the beer :-)

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Still here

But struggling, everything is in the air, down to 2 kids at home now, so everything is different, food is going moldy, other stuff is affected too, dishwasher and the washing.
The weather has been atrocious, with lots of trees and other damage being caused. Can't wait until it is nicer and I can exercise!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Fell at the first post !

It was going swimmingly, a 2.25 walk to work as well!
Angie was run off her feet at home, and by the time I had finished, it was a chippy tea, so I ended up having special fried rice, chips and prawn crackers !
I then washed that down with 3 litres of Cider !

Yesterday was much better, and i finished up 400 calories under.
The weather does not help at all, constant cold rain and very windy.
I am off tomorrow, so will get some exercise in !

Thursday, 6 February 2014

2 months since the last post

Tut tut tut tut !
Trying with map my fitness again.
An old friend of mine has promised to try find some pictures of me when I lost all my weight in the early 90s, and beefed up, and was known locally as " Little Arnie "
those days are long gone, but to see myself then would be an inspiration.
Still working, still loving my job, trying to get on the late rota, I love the later shifts.
We are looking forward to another granddaughter, should be arriving in the next few weeks.
Weather is woeful, been rainig for weeks now !