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Day 16 - I'm eating an elephant for the rest of the year

Monday, December 20, 2010      9 comments

OK OK - before all the animal rights activists start barraging me with email let me explain. I am sure many of you know the saying "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time". No matter how big the task or how far the goal it all start... Read more

Day 15 - 4 kilos/9 pounds lost - woo hoo!

Monday, December 20, 2010      4 comments

After what feels like a reasonably painless 2 weeks I have lost 4 kilos - very happy with this. Admittedly I have been at 122 before but that was usually because I had been so busy at work I had not eaten or drunk much water - and even then... Read more

Day 12 - is that all?

Saturday, December 18, 2010      6 comments

Seems bizarre I have only been on this for 11 days (d'oh - make that 12!) - feels like much longer - in a good way though - feels like I am slowly and consistently changing my lifestyle. Today is my weekend - here in the UAE the working wee... Read more

Day 11 – I gained 3 kilos in 8 hours?!?!

Friday, December 17, 2010      9 comments

I have always lived my life by the scales – at least 5 out of 7 mornings has seen me weigh myself – before breakfast and a shower, without clothes (breakfast adds weight and your skin absorbs water from a shower which can add grams). I can ... Read more

Day 10 - Bert's first real attempt at sabotage!

Thursday, December 16, 2010      2 comments

Have just had a friend move in for about a month - they are between houses - and so tidied the house and put things right. Walked out this morning and felt pretty good about how tidy things were - everything in its place - hadn't vacuumed b... Read more

“Here’s the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      6 comments

There are days when I sit down and wonder why it is I am here - whats the purpose really? I'm approaching 50, overweight and starting to feel as though I am losing options and possibilities which I could have achieved if I were younger and fitte... Read more

Day 8 - DANGER - Emotional Eater Ahead

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      6 comments

Having had a very bad day on the work front yesterday I walked into the kitchen with the intention of blowing off some steam = ordering delivery from Chilli's! I live ny myself so I do tend to fall prey to my emotions pretty easily - maybe ... Read more

Day 7 - stunned - am I starting to like my body?

Sunday, December 12, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday I went to have my first gym assessment. After doing some strength and flexibility exercise I had to get onto one of those machines that scans your whole body and checks your lean muscle mass, your water percentage and so on. ... Read more

Day 6 - The shot that was heard around the world - well my bathroom anyways:)

Saturday, December 11, 2010      3 comments

As I looked over Bert was cuddled up to me, sleeping quite soundly, his snores of contentment rattling in my ear as he dreamt of chocolate thickshakes and thick cut deep fried chips with good old Aussie tomato sauce and lots of salt. Bliss. ... Read more

Day 5 - I can still shake it at 49!

Saturday, December 11, 2010      3 comments

I am just gobsmacked. I woke up this morning looking forward to doing my cardio - what the? Its been a long long LONG time since I have just listened to music for the plain old fun and buzz it gives me. Having found a whole pile o... Read more

Day 4 - its all in your head... and your heart

Thursday, December 09, 2010      2 comments

I am really starting to find that blogging and sharing is starting to bring to the front of my mind all of the things that have been hanging in the background their turn to be recognised. For example yesterday I came to realise how much my ... Read more

Day 3 - Is it stalking when you're watching YOURSELF?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      3 comments

After being down on myself for so long and feeling like a failure at pretty much everything I try I have finally found something I am a master at. I can procrastinate my way out of anything - seriously - if there was a University Degree I w... Read more

Day 2 - when you realise your "best friend" is your biggest enemy - Bert must die!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      5 comments

Hi All I came to a revelation this morning as I listed to my get up and go song(s) - a friend I have had for more than 40 years was actually someone who had been selfishly stopping me from pursuing my goals in life. Whilst I didn't rea... Read more

Its the start

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      5 comments

Well this is the first day of a journey that I hope will end up in me being fitter, healthier and happier. Not fitting into clothes, shunning any social activities, alienating friends - its been a ride that has resulted in me being fat, unh... Read more

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