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Aug 9

Anyone of the praying persuasion please feel free to send some my way. Can taste and smell the burning from Ealing riots, smashing, sirens, shouting for the last 3 hours. I’m pretty safe in a cul-de-sac, but it’s a crazy night out there

Pointless!

Pointless!

Productivity: 4 x batteries; 1 x link removed; 1 x new strap

Productivity: 4 x batteries; 1 x link removed; 1 x new strap

Jul 3

Back on the wagon

It’s been a long couple of months. Things were going well up till about easter, but my dad got taken into hospital. Those couple of weeks were a blur and all I was doing was making it through the day to go see him. He was eventually transferred to intensive care where he died after 4 days, aged just 60. I’m still devastated.

Looking after myself has been hard, making good choices couldn’t be further from my mind. I’m up to 79.4kg from a low of 77.8kg. Thats about 4lbs :( to be fair I’ve not been exercising at all.

Today I repeated W5R1. I actually did it better than in April - covered an extra 0.2 miles in the same time and was glad to start on the road to recovery. Whilst he was in hospital, my Dad commented how good I looked and to keep it up. I may have taken a few steps back, but I’m ready to move forward again

I looked so pretty in my “I’ve lost so much weight since January I had to get it taken in” bridesmaids dress! I actually look a little gutful in this photo cos I’m bending down to look shorter than B!

I looked so pretty in my “I’ve lost so much weight since January I had to get it taken in” bridesmaids dress! I actually look a little gutful in this photo cos I’m bending down to look shorter than B!

Jun 6

Embarrassing Fat Bodies

Not sure if you can get the whole show outside the UK but urrrgh! So glad I’m not obese any more!

May 7

Times are tough

It’s been a really long couple of weeks. My Dad is still in hospital, and really isn’t doing well. He’s had every scan imaginable on his abdomen and a brain scan, but still we don’t have a firm diagnosis, has only narrowly avoided a trip to intensive care and they won’t rule out cancer yet, and don’t know if he’s going to get strong enough for the biopsy he needs

I’ve also been really bad at looking after myself. B’s been in Florida on business the past week, and it’s been coursework week in work so most stressful time of year. I’ve been eating pretty poorly, not exercising, and crying every night. The last run I went for was an attempt at W5R3, which I failed after less than 15 minutes. Tried again today, same ending (although I did run faster than last time! :D 1 mile record = 10:49)

Sometimes the world around us is a dark and lonely place. Sometimes life throws it all at us at once.

W5R3 fail

So for those of you unfamiliar with C25K, you do lots of run/walk intervals and at the end of Week 5 you go for a 20 minute run. I’ve been looking forwards to it, as my last few runs have been really strong and it’s a pretty big milestone. It started off great, weather perfect, legs and lungs strong. Just over 10 minutes in, I got a stitch. I tried to run through it, but at 12 mins in the pain was too much and I had to walk. Took 15 minutes for the pain to subside. I’m gutted as I had actually been enjoying it up ‘till that point, but I’m going to try again tomorrow to see if I can actually do it.

On the plus side, I did make it just over a mile of running - the furthest I have run continuously, ever! I’d like to be able to do a mile in less than 10 minutes by my friend’s wedding in June, and I managed 11:33 today - I have 46 days to chop 1:34 off that time! Realistic?

So I’ve just been on the phone to my Mum, my Dad’s been taken in to hospital. Something to do with draining fluid from his liver. She doesn’t think it’s anything to worry about, but I’m concerned. 10 years ago he had a triple bypass and stopped smoking and drinking instantly, but over the years his drinking has been more and more. A bit of googling leads me to think it’s cirrhosis, but I’ll need to ask his doctors myself. Mum’s pretty useless with the facts and doesn’t want me to come to the hospital tonight. I’m tempted to just go anyways - I can’t stand the not knowing properly

Phil Does Life: Scruffy

Upon losing 44lb I’ve also noticed the following…

  1. Collarbones!
  2. Having to adjust aeroplane seatbelts inwards rather than outwards
  3. My poor parking is no longer an issue as I can squeeze through smaller gaps now
  4. Knee high boots do all the way up
  5. Hip bones hurt when people sit on them - there’s no cushioning!

phildoeslife:

I thought I would share with you some physical things I’ve noticed since losing 43lbs:

  • When I was at my heaviest I couldn’t wear anything without feeling like an ugly, scruffy mess because my clothes were so big they simply hung around me.
  • The buckle on my belt no longer digs uncomfortably into…