Posted in Cycling, Weight Loss Journey

Tour de Westcountry

I started cycling again this weekend.  Managed to complete 8.8 miles before my knee started to hurt.  I was pleased with that though.  Next weekend hopefully get back to the 10 mile barrier and then beyond.

Now the better weather is starting, I will also start riding to work.  Trouble is I need some new gear.  I need a fashion lover to help me find something suitable.  I’ll ask my friend Hollie (hollielisa).

I have always enjoyed cycling, and it was a cornerstone of my previous weight loss success.  I have got two very good bikes, a Marin Muirwoods 29er hybrid for rough terrain and casual road use, and a Marin Argenta A6 for road only use.  It’s now time to put some miles on them.

I use Endomondo to work out suitable routes in the area, and then my iPhone/Apple Watch tracks what I do.  It works really well, and gives me a log of what I have done.  The results can be shared to Facebook, Twitter etc., so that others can see your progress.


Posted in Weight Loss Journey

Weight loss …. an update

So, in truth I’ve been a bit of a bad boy in the last couple of years.  Due to some quite distressing events in my personal life, I have let myself go quite a bit.  I’m not as heavy as I was when I started my weight loss journey, but I’ve put most of it back on.

Lets set the scene with why I got here:-

  • July 2015, my father died
  • July 2016 my wife left me
  • December 2016 safe to say I had a bit of a breakdown

So what has changed:-

  • January 2017 Started a  new job

What am I going to do?

  • Try to eat healthier
  • Definitely get more exercise
  • Try and keep a positive attitude going

What am I not going to do?

Go on another crash diet.  Although the last one got rid of the weight, it also caused me a life threatening illness.