Writing with gay abandon

I managed to hit my desk by 9am yesterday morning, so that’s something. We’ll ignore the fact that I then went to get dressed … At least the garden wasn’t swarming with work people by the time I was ready to start work … ha! Famous last words … I’m trying to share some pictures from our new surroundings. If they have anything to do with the blog post, all well and good. But often, they don’t. They’re just decoration. […]

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My (new) fat year: weeks 3 & 4 = ¾lb loss (5¾lb)

In truth, I lost ¼lb last week, and ½lb this week, but I skipped last week’s weekly update as I was busy working (again!). Regardless, though, I still have a 5¾lb weight-loss, which is pretty good going. I say pretty good going, because I really am not starving myself at all. Yes, I’m eating foods that go well with a hiatus hernia and I’m not eating after 8pm if I can help it, but I’m also having three square meals […]

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My (new) fat year: week 2 = 1¼lb loss (4¼lb)

The second week was going very well, with me taking the dog for a walk every day. Walking him every day makes me a lot more active than sitting on my bum all week, and it therefore gives me more calories to spend. However, on Monday evening the dog had a bit of a turn, and we’ve been resting him this week. (He’s all right, it just shook him up a little.) I couldn’t go out for a walk without taking […]

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My (new) fat year: (new) week 1 = 3lb loss

Right, now that I know that there are no underlying reasons for my weight-gain, and having put on quite a lot of weight while we were on holiday, I’m biting the bullet. However, I’m not concentrating on “lose weight”. Instead I’m thinking “eat less”. There are two reasons for this. The first one is that I found myself stuffing my face with sweets one day, and I wasn’t even hungry. I wasn’t really enjoying the sweets, other than that sweet, […]

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New beginnings (*** list alert ***)

The news that yet another short story magazine has closed its doors to all but a privileged few has knocked me sideways somewhat this past week. It’s not a market I’ve had a lot of success with, but it’s a good market to target anyway and at least the result is a completed short story at the end of it. I had such plans, though. I’d bought a new diary that starts in January and finishes in December instead of […]

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