Shocked Myself…

Wellllll this is a wakeup call. I was doing an update for my book promo and was pretty focused on what I was doing. Then my phone beeped and I picked it up. Then I dropped down the rabbit hole. I clicked on an Instagram update. Then I scrolled down the latest junk on there. … Continue reading Shocked Myself…

Operation Whale… Part 2

Well, results from the dietbook. Spectacular. Starting at 207lbs I adopted the 800 calories a day Blood Sugar Diet and have watched the weight fall off over the last month. Another 14lbs have melted away. Which is one hell of a result but I still have a way to go, another 10lbs. This will be … Continue reading Operation Whale… Part 2

Operation Whale…Part 1 of probably quite a few

I was fat. No possibility of denying it in the end. I looked in the mirror and noted the increasing barrel around my middle. It wasn't really there. I ate a bit less. Nothing changed. Middle aged spread. I didn't like it but I wasn't gross. Really. Well lockdown changed that. I had an interesting … Continue reading Operation Whale…Part 1 of probably quite a few

Chapter 1 – October, Anno Domini 2153

Boredom had won and driven me out into the Old City with some of the usual suspects. Waking up on the couch in Diego‚Äôs scruffy flat was a painful experience. My mouth tasted foul. I had a crick in my neck and bruises on my ribs from things I had slept on. The tatty blanket … Continue reading Chapter 1 – October, Anno Domini 2153

Mindful Textures…

Some people think I am mad, but I walk mindfully to give myself some calm. I find hunting for interesting textures in the surfaces of objects that I pass helps me to focus on the present. Almost a zen thing.

Mindful Walking…

This lockdown time has been stressful in many ways. The lack of liberty, not seeing friends, uncertainty about our jobs and prospects. All very bad. We have to try and find what small comforts we can. Something I have been doing a lot more of is walking. This has been partly forced since I was … Continue reading Mindful Walking…

Fascinating Discussion…

I have to share this incredibly fascinating discussion from Dr David Starkey about the Wuhan virus and the aftermath in Britain. He traces historical pandemics and how they have had more or less profound effects but at a high human cost. He makes the distinction about this virus - that the cost in human life … Continue reading Fascinating Discussion…

Back In Time

I found my old blog the other day. Quite illuminating. I was a bit of a blog maniac in those days, posting several times a week, often at great length. Quite a lot was about food, more about dealing with depression. Looking back, it is interesting to see the changes. You don't notice changes in … Continue reading Back In Time