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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 […]