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I’m Very Strange

Hi all, Just a quick update here to keep you in the loop around what’s happening here in Shrinking Land. I’ve been coke-free now for more than a month.  That’s rather weird to be totally honest with you, but I’m pleased.  I’ve honestly not missed it since the first week of tough withdrawal symptoms, and […]

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Coke Schmoke

Hi all It’s now been more than three weeks since I last took so much as a sip of Coke/Diet Coke of any kind.  That’s rather cool 🙂  Odd as it feels now, I really didn’t think I’ve ever be able to cope without it.  In those three weeks, I’ve done my best to avoid […]

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A coke free week

Hi all, I’m writing at the end of what has been the first coke/diet coke free week of my adult life.  I’m torn between feeling embarrassed and proud of that to be honest, but the pride is the one that’s fighting its way to the fore.  A week without caffeine.  A week without Aspartame/Nutrasweet.  It’s […]

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Caffeine and Sweetener Withdrawal

Wow. This hurts. It’s now the fourth day since I stopped drinking fizzy drinks of any kind, and have drunk nothing but water.  This has been the first time in my adult life that I’ve gone without some form of sugary or sweetenery fizzy drink for as much as a day.  That sounds so terrible […]

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Anger and taking control

I got angry on Saturday night.  Really angry.  Anger isn’t a normal response for me – frustration and deflation are familiar responses, but anger doesn’t come out all that much.  But I really was angry.  And that anger was directed at myself. It was about 11:30pm, and I was sitting alone in my front room, […]

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It’s Been A While

Quite a long while when all is said and done.  Not as long as the gap between posts would suggest, for reasons that I’ll explain in a minute, but it has been ages.  I have much to tell you, but I’ll start with the important bit.  I couldn’t begin to tell you how upset, sorry […]

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Too Busy to Eat?

Evening all. My apologies to those of you who find it difficult to start a Sunday without your regular TSM fix, but I’ve been jetting all round the country today visiting relatives who just happened to have chosen the same day to visit different parts of the country from very different parts of the globe.  […]

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Is this what it’s always going to be like?

Evening all. Week 75 has come to an end, and it’s been a tough, difficult, challenging and generally horrible week. The end-result wasn’t anything like as bad as I’d expected – an STS, which would normally be ok, but following on from last week’s +4, it’s not great. When you consider that I was expecting […]

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You eat crap, you get fat

I believe the phrase the youth of today would use is OMG! Week 73’s weigh-in has just been completed, and I’m disgusted to report a +4 for the week. +4? OMG! Again. Would it make any sense if I said that it was not a surprise, but still an incredible shock? I mentioned a week […]

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Feeling a little gutted…

Morning all. I hope you’re well and that you’ve had a good week. I must confess to feeling a little disappointed ths morning. I’ve just completed the weigh-in for week 73, and I’m showing a -1 for the week, and I was really hoping for a little more than that. I know I’ve said many […]

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Week 72 and a Milestone Re-reached

Morning all 🙂 Hope you’re having a marvellous weekend and all that.  The weigh-in for week 72 has been completed, and I’m part-pleased and part-disappointed to report a -1.  In itself that’s a sign that I’m getting myself back on track, as I’d have bitten my arm off for a -1 a few weeks ago, […]

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Well that’s a bit better…

Morning all:-) I hope you’ve had a good week. For the first time in a while, it feels like my week has been pretty good, and I’m pleased to say that the scales agree with me. The weigh-in for week 71 has just been completed, and I’m feeling very proud to report a -2 for […]

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Getting a little scared now

Morning all. Week 70!  70 weeks!  That’s ages that is.  Well the weigh-in for week 70 has just been completed, and the fact that I’m a little relieved to report an STS should give an indication of how things are going right now.  I’m really finding shrinking difficult at the moment, which I think is […]

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TW3

Morning all 🙂 I’m going to be slightly unfashionable here and not start this post by saying how great the weather has been.  Well sort of anyway.  I’m going to start this post by trying to describe just how busy you have to be to not even notice how good the weather has been, even […]

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An interesting week full of interesting thoughts

Evening all (was that Dixon of Dock Green?) Welcome to yet another week of weight-loss/gain related ramblings from yours truly.  It’s now week 68 of my quest, and following my weigh-in I’m not all that fussed about reporting a teeny +1.  It’s not an ideal result, but a fair reflection of the week.  Following last […]

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Life is getting in the way…

Hi all, I’m really quite sorry to have been so sloppy in my updates over the past month or two.  A combination of holiday (good excuse), loads of work (good excuse), loads of study deadlines (remarkably good excuse) and a whole load of couldn’t be bothered at the time (less than good excuse) has led […]

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It’s been ages – how the devil are you?

Well it has been a while hasn’t it? It’s week 65 and my last update was at the end of week 61, so let me give you a quick run through what’s happened since then. Week 62 – a difficult week due to loads of work and study pressures. I didn’t eat all that well, […]

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4/9/2011 – Week 65 weigh-in

Weigh-in for Week 65 Starting Weight – 18st 4lb Current Weight – 14st 8lb Weekly Weight Loss/Gain – 8lb Gain Total Weight Loss/Gain – 52lb loss

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Yo-Yo, Yo-Yo-Yo-Yo, Yo-Yo-Yo-Yo, Yo-Yo there’s no lyrics

Morning all! Welcome to week 61 of The Shrinking Man’s exploits, and I’m certainly thinking of changing my name to The bobbing-about-a-bit Man.  The weigh-in for week 61 has just been completed and I’m not too surprised to announce a +2 for the week. It’s not in the slightest bit surprising really, as I’ve not […]

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07/08/2011 – 61st Weigh-In

Weigh-in for Week 61 Starting Weight – 18st 4lb Current Weight – 14st 0lb Weekly Weight Loss/Gain – 2lb Gain Total Weight Loss/Gain – 60lb loss Average Weekly Loss/Gain – 0.98lb loss Starting BMI – 35.7 Current BMI – 27.3