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Looking Back

Wow. I’ve just done something that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time – I’ve just re-read the early stages of this blog in full for the first time.  I’ve always wondered how it must read to someone who doesn’t know me, and having had six years pass between when I started this […]

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Quick Update – Low-Carb Is Going OK

Hi Just a quick update today – I’ve been back in the low-carb world for a few weeks now, so thought I’d take a few minutes to talk about how it’s all going. Quick answer is it’s going ok.  I’m 9 pounds lighter than a few weeks ago, and I’m generally feeling ok about it. […]

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Picking Myself Back Up Again

Having hit rock bottom recently, something had to change. Devoid of inspiration, and nervously aware that it flies in the face of all of the informative, if depressing, things about longer-term weight gain that I’ve read, I’ve come to some conclusions: I have to address my longer-term eating issues if I’m to remain at a sensible weight My […]

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Rock Bottom

Hi I’m not sure whether I’ve ever felt this low before.  I probably have, but have managed to blank out the memory – I’m usually pretty good at that sort of thing – but I seem to have completely lost the ability to see the positive side of things right now. I feel like the […]

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Time for another list

I’m going to try something a little different here.  When it comes to lists, I’m a bit of a sucker.  I like to put together ordered lists of things that are good or bad, and use them to track my progress through many areas of my life.  If you go back through the history of […]

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The Great Egyptian River – It’s all about Denial

I’ve mentioned before that I find my ability to control my eating more than a little frustrating.  Having stopped smoking and drinking successfully many years ago, I’ve never been able to understand why I find this so hard to control. I think the way I’ve always rationalised it is that with smoking and drinking, I […]

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Still Here – Still Fat :-)

Yup – I’m still here, and I’m still fat.  Fatter actually, if truth be told, which probably isn’t much of a surprise to anyone who has read much of the sort tale told on these pages.  I’m still quite happy though, so don’t worry about me :-). It’s been nearly a year since I last […]

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He’s Lost Control

I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry, but as I can’t stand how my face looks when I blub, I think I’ll settle for some mild giggling. Having blogged recently about how this shrinking lark was all about control,  I think I can safely say that I have more than enough evidence to back […]

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It’s all about control

Hi all, Time for an update, as I’m having interesting times 🙂 I’m still hovering between about 17.5 and 18 stone, which is obviously too heavy, but I’m surprised to find that I feel a huge amount better at 17.5 stone than I do at 18.  That seven pounds makes an enormous difference to how I […]

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Doesn’t Time Fly etc. April 19th 2015

Well it’s been a while – how’s the wife etc?  I’ve had an interesting few months since I last posted here, so I thought it was probably about time that I posted here – I know how you worry. So where should I start?  How about this – I currently weigh somewhere around 17.5 stone, which […]

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Objectives and Things to do

I mentioned yesterday that I’d drawn up some objectives and things to do to meet them, but didn’t have time to get them up here.  Actually I was struggling with the limitations of the WordPress app, but I’ve found a better app to use now, so sharing can begin again. My objectives at this point […]

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And so it begins again :-)

It’s not quite new year yet, but I’m starting early. I’ve been under the weather for a few days – ropey throat – but am using the time to think a little on next shrinking steps. Current weight is 18st 11.5lbs which is clearly very heavy. It’s heavy enough for it to affect my breathing, […]

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Get The NEED – Get It!

Hi all It’s always been difficult to write on here when I’m not shrinking.  It feels a little ludicrous to be writing about it when I’m blatantly not doing it, which is why you’ll see a fairly disjointed history if you look back over time.  When all is well, I struggle to contain myself before […]

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And so it goes on ;-)

Well once again, I’m officially fat.  I’ve just returned from holiday and tipped the scales at 19st.  19st!!!! That’s really rather fat.  I’m feeling wheezy and out of shape and that’s not good.  I’m too old to not be getting to grips with this stuff – I won’t get away with it for ever. So […]

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Sunday – my day of reflection

Hi 🙂 Here in the shrinking world, life is really quite busy at the moment.  I mentioned last week that I’ve recently started a new work project, and that is taking care of my life between the hours of about 7:00 – 19:00 on weekdays.  I’ve got a number of things going on at the […]

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The Craving Cycle

Three updates in a single day?  I don’t know whether to apologise or start charging. I’d like to propose something here that seems to me to be quite sensible.  I’ve just had a sandwich, and am craving crisps with it.  I don’t think that’s a ‘normal’ state of affairs, as I’ve eaten sandwiches every day […]

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Coke, Caffeine and Sleep Disruption

I promised an update earlier on regarding the diet coke situation, and this is it. Just to set the scene for those of you who are new to my ramblings, I have spent the majority of the last 25-30 years drinking mainly sweetened (sugar or artificial) soft drinks of some sort or other.  Diet coke […]

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What an odd week

Hi all Just a quick update today – it’s been a rather odd week. When we last spoke, I was unsure how to proceed.  I knew I couldn’t continue eating what I wanted without losing control and piling the pounds back on again.  I also knew I was finding it difficult to give Atkins the […]

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And so it goes on

Morning 🙂 It’s been an interesting week or so here at Shrinking Towers.  I’ve been very relaxed about what I’ve been eating over the last week or so, as I’m unsure of just what my next approach should be.  I’ve not necessarily eaten to excess that often, but I’ve not restricted my food choices in […]

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New Year, Same Quest

Hi.  It’s been a while. It’s three and a half years since I started this blog, a couple of years since I stopped updating it regularly and five months since I updated it at all.  I’m about the same weight as I was when I started the blog, having lost more than 60 pounds and […]