Monthly Archives: April 2011

Thirty-second Weigh-in, Holy Saturday, 23rd April 2011

In the movies, weightloss doesn’t take much time. In The Mirror Has Two Faces, an almost-forgotten 1990’s classic, Barbra Streisand needs little more than five minutes. She eats a carrot, gets a haircut and goes for a run. Within moments, … Continue reading

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Beans, birthdays and wagons.

The blog is one year old today! If it was a dog it would be old enough to make its First Holy Communion. In that time, I have had successes and failures. Maybe more failures than successes, but I’m still … Continue reading

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When the gaff was free

A lot of my more recent posts have had a very self-congratulatory tone. Oooh, look at me and all the study I’m doing. And all the weight I’m losing. And all the exercise I’m doing. Well no road is that … Continue reading

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Inviting P Diddy to my yacht

On Monday morning two brown envelopes dropped onto my doormat. Brown envelopes don’t usually contain good news. With much trepidation, I opened the first. It was from the Revenue. I had recently sent off tax returns (a little late) for … Continue reading

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In which a minor calamity befalls your hero, through no fault of his own

On Friday night, in an unusual turn of events, I was working the door at a gig. It was a wonderful night, and I got to bed inappropriately late. Inappropriate, considering that I was due to go to Galway the … Continue reading

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Money and Me

So, I got paid last night. From experience, I know that the money goes into my account at about eighteen minutes past midnight. I exercised great restraint, and didn’t go near a bank machine till after 9:00 am.  The first … Continue reading

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Thirty-first Weigh-in, Friday, 1st April 2011.

It’s been a good week. I haven’t been perfect, but I certainly deserve a B+. Maybe even an A-. You decide.    Measurements: mainly down – as ever, ignore the thighs. Neck: 16.75 inches/ 42.6 cm (down)Arm: 14.75 inches/37.2 cm (down)Chest: … Continue reading

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