Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fear, debating, sweatbands, weightloss and a clean-up

I’ve mentioned before how much of a scaredy cat I am. In fact, I was late for work one day about three weeks ago because there was a huge insect in the shower that morning and I refused to get … Continue reading

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Anything is possible

When I was a teenager, the sound of a ball smacking against a wall, a hurley or a concrete surface used to scare me. It used to really terrify me. Exercise was just never my thing. I didn’t try in … Continue reading

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Connor: Man

I panted my way into my supervisor’s office at twelve minutes past eleven this morning. When we’d set a date for this meeting, he’d said “I know you’re not a morning person, but surely you’ll make it in for 11:00.” … Continue reading

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Ker-pow! Boom! Kablam!

I was beaten up yesterday… and I loved it. How’s that for an opening? If I were 15 and I started an essay like that, my English teacher would love it. It grabs the attention of the reader with a … Continue reading

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Yippee!

It’s “Refreshers’ Week” in Trinity College. This is not a time to celebrate the soft yellow sweet of my childhood. It’s an opportunity to do “Freshers’ Week” again. In case you missed it the first time, I suppose. It’s 10:00 … Continue reading

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Progress

In twenty months of writing this blog, I haven’t had much practice at writing about success. I’ve written lots about sneaky cigarettes, about covert chicken fillet rolls (with mayonnaise and cheese please) and about entire days spent in bed. About … Continue reading

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A return, a lady’s index finger and being outscalesed

So, I’ve rejoined WeightWatchers. I’m quite wary about it. Even though I’ve had great success with them before, it has – like a politician’s career – always ended in failure. The last try was particularly bad. I kept running out … Continue reading

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