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Great start to 2018

Great start to 2018

Having ended 2017 with my first gain I was a little down in the dumps. It may only have been a two pound gain and of course, it did cover the Christmas holiday period but it still felt a bad way to sign off the year. I had several days of binging over the festivities and it was always in the back of my mind that the old demons were returning with force. However, I entered the new year in a…

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Waving goodbye to a traumatic year

Waving goodbye to a traumatic year

Today marks twenty weeks since I began to lose weight and it was the first weigh in over this time period that I have gained. It may have only been a two pound gain but it proves I can not afford to become complacent. Having given up chocolates and diet fizzy drinks for five months I went a bit crazy for Christmas and Boxing Day. My wife was understandably concerned by the sudden change in my eating routine but she…

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100 days into health regime

100 days into health regime

Feeling very pleased with myself for completing the first 100 days of my new lifestyle. When I think about how I was feeling both physically and mentally just over 14 weeks ago, the change has been tremendous. Three months ago I was virtually unable to walk around without two large bariatric crutches and even standing up was incredibly painful as my huge stomach pulled me forwards. Now having lost over 5 and a half stone I am now able to move…

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Week 14 Weigh in success

Week 14 Weigh in success

Up bright and early at 5 this morning as I was looking forward to this week’s weigh-in and I was not disappointed.  Another six pounds bites the dust. It puts you in such a good mood when you see all your hard work paying off. After a month of a weekly loss of a pound or two, it is such a thrill to follow up last week’s three pound loss with six this week. I had a feeling it had been…

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Over five stone lost in 13 weeks

Over five stone lost in 13 weeks

  This morning my weigh-in revealed a 3-pound loss which makes a total of 5 stone 1 pound dropped in 13 weeks. That’s 71 pounds lost at a rate of just under 5 and a half pound a week. The weight loss has not been without its difficulties. I have fallen over several times, both indoors and outdoors but it is becoming more comfortable to get around. The worst fall of all was in the bath when I was trying to…

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Yet another bruise

Yet another bruise

Without my crutches, I am very unsteady on my legs.  Below is just one of the many bruises I seem to pick up on a weekly basis. The bruises usually takes a good 4-6 weeks to completely disappear.

Sleep Apnoea machine

Sleep Apnoea machine

For years my wife was worried about that I regularly stopped breathing during my sleep. So much so that my wife would be frightened to go to sleep herself for fear of waking to find me dead next to her. It became so bad that it could take up to twenty seconds of my wife shaking me for me to start breathing again. I would wake up totally oblivious to this but wonder why I felt so unrested. My poor…

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Steering wheel troubles

Steering wheel troubles

At only 5 feet 8 inches in height, I have to really stretch to reach the car pedals as my seat has to be on its furthest setting to accommodate my stomach. This causes almost unbearable strain on my calf muscles and makes turning the steering wheel very difficult as my stomach is pressed firmly against it.