Saturday, 2 May 2015

May 1st Is Here

Campaign Ongoing The First Of May

The Week After

Here   All done, very sad, but life goes on .

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Start of a stressful week

Well today i start the smallest of 3 new routes at work, and the easiest, tomorrow are the other two much longer ones, and finally I bury one of my best friends Friday, i am a pall bearer and am going to speak in the chapel, Saturday and a night out with my baby and friends can't come quick enough !
Elswhere, Life Goes On

On it goes

Still At It

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Things are looking up !

Got our induction for the Gym on thursday, it's about to become reality !!
Elsewhere Nothing Changes ! Day Ten .

Monday, 6 April 2015

100 Days

Well today is 100 days since December the 27th when I decided enough was enough, and on it goes !
Day 4

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Day Three

Up's and Downs ! Here

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Trying Something New

And not telling anyone about it, but I thought a video diary might help, so here goes ! Day One

And here is Day 2

I will save these videos, and if everything goes to plan, they will show an amazing transformation !

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Well I had another day off yesterday, as we had a leak from the bath in the middle of the night. I didn't get much sleep.
Still addicted to homeland so watched quite a few.
Walked to work today, and I'm back on my bike tomorrow.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Tut tut

Just finished my week off, and now weigh 14 stone. Had a fantastic time with my wife,and don't regret a moment. Back on it today with a four mile walk before work.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Still going

And still the same weight, but my body is changing shape. My boxer shorts now slide up my torso and strangle me when I sit down in my bus !
I cannot wait for my gym to open in April.
I keep getting complimented by people who haven't seen me for a bit,which is very nice.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

On and on

Saw 13-9 for the first time today,hope it is around that or a little less on Sunday!
Still cycling to and from work every day. and enjoying it.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Scales will not beat me

My weight is stationary at the moment, yet my shape is changing, and my used to be too tight work pants that I can now wear are getting loose. Cycled 21 miles today, and it felt good!  :-)

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The waiting game

I cannot wait for the gym to open, all the things standing in my way to get to a gym, the time, location ect are gone with this gym when it opens> I can do my late shift, then go to the gym, it's going to be amazing, I haven't been so giddy for such a long time.
I am still walking every day, and cycling to work again, the bike is back on the road :-)

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Well chuffed

I did 18 miles on my bike to glossop today, the same ride I did a couple of years ago on a racer. My hybrid did a brilliant job :-)

Saturday, 31 January 2015


I joined Pure Gym today, I can't wait for it to open, I weighed in at 13-11 today, well pleased with that ! Had my discipline at work today , for an accident I had 2 weeks ago, I was let off, as they thought it was a 50/50 accident, so a big relief for me .

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Started again today, a good 30lbs lighter than the last time I tried, but it is still hard work.  I want to do the Manchester 10k in May, a big target 🎯 but hey ho, you never know :-)

Monday, 26 January 2015

STS Pecking my head

Still behaving, done 30 days logging on MFP now, which I am proud of, knuckling down on boxing day !
My weight has not changed this week, I knew this time would come, but it still hurts.
The weather is so cold, my bike hasn't moved for weeks, except to go into the trainer for a few minutes, which I can't stand doing.
Walking is good, and I am going to walk to work today.
Angie says I have OCD about my weight loss this time, but everyone can see this is the real deal this time.
I am counting down the days until Pure gym opens here, a good workout after work at 1am will be just what I need.
I do get anxious when I cannot exercise, so Angie does have a point !
I have walked 103 miles this month, which is a record for me !

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Another wobble

Off yesterday, so drank like a fish,done 7 miles today, onwards and upwards :-)

Monday, 19 January 2015

Best Laid Plans Of Mice and Men

Well, the visit to my brothers never happened, he had to work :-(
So we stayed at home, and invited the grown up kids with there kids,we had a bit of a shindig, and i dropped 12 cans of Cider !
I was in a happy mood, I weighed in at 13-13 or 195 lbs in the morning, which is a stunning achievement, even if I say so myself !
I didn't go over calories with food, and I never count cider, it is not often, only the second time this month I have had any.
Yesterday we went to visit another son, who is at uni, we had a Toby carvery, as it's his 20th birthday today .
This was all logged on MFP, and well within what I was allowed for the day .
Today I have just walked over 6 miles, to claw some calories back, back on it now for at least the next 8 days !

Some photo's from my walk this morning .

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Going good

Sneaky peek today 14.0 but not weighing in until Saturday, before going to my brothers for a beer and a curry 🍛.
Walked 7.7 miles today.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Plodding on

I weighed myself today, 14-0.25 I will be over the moon if I get into the 13s at weekend.
I haven't cycled for a while now, but back on it tomorrow to go to work and back for the next three days.

Monday, 12 January 2015


My wife found an old picture of me from 2009 today, I need to work out how to stitch two photos together, even my daughters were shocked 😲
A Polish driver was shocked, and sucked in his face and pinched it,then told me how good I was looking :-)

Sunday, 11 January 2015

smashed it!

Wow, I weighed in at 14-1, or 197 lbs,well under 200:-) I am elated, the lightest I have been since starting this blog.
My dedication is solid this time,the death of my dear friend has inspired me like nothing ever could. I know he is looking down on me and smiling.

Friday, 9 January 2015


Well I fell on the 7th day,and got shitfaced.
I weighed myself Thursday morning and was 14.025!  today I was 14.2.25. Weigh in day tomorrow, walked another 6 miles today, I will be well chuffed with 14-2, here's hoping :-) I am working until next Friday now,so no more beer 🍻 for at least a week :-)

Monday, 5 January 2015

A nice walk today 7 miles

Quite shocked 😲 reading back on my blog that I was happy at my "regular " weight of 16-7. I am so happy to be in the low 14s,.I have got as low as my weight at the moment, but this time I am not going to give up. 5 days in on my #dryathelete :-)

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Well chuffed

Weighed in today, I'm 200lb or 14-4.
I am over the moon with this.
I should soon be under 200, been on a 16 mile bike ride today.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Just Getting On With It.

Cycled the 20 miles (from my house) Fallowfield loop this morning, before work.
My official weigh in tomorrow, hope to be around 14-5 then I will be at my best weight pre Christmas.

I have also become a Dryathelete, which is a big challenge on my part. Tomorrow we are out watching our friends band in a pub near by.
my wife thinks it's the end of the world if I don't drink, but i am praying she see's that is not the case. I can be the designated driver, and people can donate to my just giving page !

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Bring on 2015

Still doing great, been for a 3.5 mile walk in the rain today, back on my bike tomorrow.
I have also signed up for Dryathelete, much to my wife's dismay, , trying not to drink throughout January !
I have just discovered the forums on MFP (MyFitnessPal) very inspirational !