Monthly Archives: August 2010

A new perspective

I’m back in Ireland. Landing at the airport last night, it was with relief that I looked at the obesity all around me. Sure, I’ll miss the trim waists, toned bottoms and bronzed biceps of the Slovenes, but it’s nice … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Weigh-in Saturday, 28th August 2010

I’ve obviously become a million times more organised since I got to Slovenia. I have my bag packed and the flat cleaned and transport to the airport ordered and I even have time to blog before I leave. I’m leaving … Continue reading

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Bootcamp

I once decided to give up alcohol, declaring impetuously to myself that I didn’t even like it. The following day, I went to the cinema with a friend of mine. Let’s call her Egbertilda. We went to the pub afterwards … Continue reading

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A short-ish history of Connor’s smoking

I’m twenty-nine and a half years old today. I started smoking when I was fourteen, sometime in April 1995. That’s over half my life ago. At the age of fourteen, I was phenomenally nerdy. I generally wore fluffy tracksuits with … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Weigh-in, Sunday 15th August 2010

My morning runs haven’t been very morningy. I’ve been hitting the snooze button an awful lot lately. I found a blog posting on how to get up when you hear the alarm: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/04/how-to-get-up-right-away-when-your-alarm-goes-off/ The advice is a little nuts but … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Midnight Runner

In Goatstown in Dublin, there is a shop for the “larger man”. It’s called Mr Big’n’Tall, or something else terribly euphemistic. It’s ludicrously designed. The aisles are narrow, and I’m sure Kate Moss would breeze through them without even rippling … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Weigh-in, Sunday 8th August 2010

I’ve just cut my hair. It’s a little more challenging than it usually is. First of all, my razor lost one of its blades on a snowy weekend in Letterkenny. Secondly, I only have one mirror here. The lighting isn’t … Continue reading

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