Why I haven't weighed myself yet - and other stuff

  Last week I had my first dietician follow-up. This session we talked about: Different breakfast options – especially iron-fortified ones given my last blood test shows iron deficiency. What lunch to buy when I’ve forgotten mine (felafel kebab and…

Judgy Folk

  Violet’s story has been covered a lot by the site Stuff this week recently.  She lost a truckload of weight by herself and wants publicly funded surgery to remove excess skin. The article was interesting enough but it was…

The professional - 1

Last Wednesday I saw a dietician for the first time. Thanks to a good blurb on their website I was fairly well prepared – although I didn’t do so well on my food diary. I put together two typical week…

Bring on the experts

Look at these beauties. Tablets of fizzy sherbet goodness. Which could turn in to diabetes tablets or blood pressure medication. I have absolutely no doubt that sugar is addictive. Tomorrow I meet with a registered dietician and I hope I…

Sweet Stuff

For me, sugar is something I either crave like anything – or, I can leave it alone. There doesn’t seem to be any in between.  No small daily nibble. If I do manage a tiny amount then I always remember…

The analysis bit

Everyone needs a place to start from right? This is no small project and the concept of health is not exactly simple, but in my case, the facts are these: Good stuff I’ve got no current disease (that I know…

On starting half way through

I’m 45 years old. I’d like to live until I’m 90 years old. In good health. The purpose of this blog is to record my progress towards that goal, the achievements, the setbacks, and the observations. I’ll talk about my…