And So The Story Ends

Good Morning World and thanks for tuning in to the penultimate post day here on Planet Magnet. After this post there will be only one more and that won’t be for a couple of weeks as I tell the story of my walk along Britain’s oldest Road.

That means this is post number 499!


Quite an incredible feat but one that I suppose I am quite proud to have achieved.

I have always said that I would share my life with you guys for the next 499 posts, after which I would walk the Ridgeway for the Charity HENRY and make my 500th and final post about that very walk.

It is hard to consider the person I was when I started out on the journey. Some people don’t even recognise me as I have changed so much physically, others don’t recognise me because I have changed so much mentally.

Regardless of which is more significant I think we must all agree that since my surgery and subsequent life change, this person…

Back Camera

With My Mum!

Is no longer anything like this person….


If we consider way back when I started this little blog after advice to do so, I was incredibly unfit, unhappy, lonely, I was letting life pass me by and I was disengaged.

No more though.

What a difference 18mths and the help and support of medical professionals and all of you guys here on Word Press who come to read my words every day. Some of you read quietly and fly under the radar and some of you read and comment and encourage. Regardless of which camp you fall into, I appreciate you all so very very much and I thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart.

You guys have made the incredible challenge of 499 posts a possibility and I am so happy that I have completed what I set out to do I think all I need do now is wish myself Bon Voyage, Bon Chance and Bon Temps for the next week of walking. You will be able to follow my updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…..

So until I write and publish the story of my walk, I shall leave you with these words from T.S Elliots Little Gidding (pointed TO me by Osyth from Half Baked in Paradise but here mixed up by ME) and hopefully they will sum up all I have been trying to say…

“To make an end is to make a beginning so always remember last years thoughts belong to last years language whereas next years words await another voice”

So ’till the last time,

Stay out of the fridge.

P.S. Don’t forget to follow this link and donate to my just giving page.


Good Afternoon world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I hope this hump day finds you as busy as me with no regard for it being a hump day.
In fact there is little time for regard of much today although one thing that stopped me in my tracks this morning was a post by my friend Dr Jonathan at All About Healthy Choices.
So much so did it stop me in my tracks that I feel that anything I could write today would pale into insignificance compared to this. To that end I have decided to re-blog his post (with Dr J’s permission) and let you guys read it for yourself.
Even if you have read it already, please read it again and digest it because it is ALARMING to say the least.

Any way, enjoy this post.

‘Till tomorrow,
Stay out of the fridge.

All About Healthy Choices

SittingLet’s make this simple! Let’s reduce health to two categories; FOOD and DRUGS.

The fast food industry spends approximately:

4.2 BILLION in advertising to generate approximately 199 billion in sales.

The pharmaceutical industry spends approximately:

30.5 BILLION dollars in advertising to generate approximately 1 trillion in sales.

The largest health food chain (Whole Foods) spends approximately:

20 MILLION dollars in advertising to generate approximately 13 billion in sales.

What do these numbers mean?

FOR THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY:  Great profits are created by using advertising dollars to promote their industry whose products continue to destroy the health and quality of life of the average consumer.

FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY: Even greater profits are created by using advertising dollars to promote their industry whose products are designed to be used (to a large extent) to maintain chronic disease (ex. diabetes, IBS, high blood pressure, cardiac disease, etc…)

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After Writing 194 Articles Our Health Problems Only Continue To Worsen

Hi Guys and thanks for tuning in to an impromptu post here on Planet Magnet.

I start this week early by helping out a fellow blogger in his mission to get the message across that we all need to be mindful of the health and welfare of others.

Last week he posted
“After Writing 194 Articles Our Health Problems Only Continue To Worsen”

This was taken very seriously by many of us and in my own little way I am keen to help and hoping that a re-blog on my site will increase the size of the audience we want to get the message out to.

So here we go, written by Jonathan or JNCTHEDC over at “All About Healthy Choices” I give you a very important post and I ask you ALL to follow the link and read the post for yourselves as it is of much importance that we ALL digest the message and understand the issues that the world faces.

Thank you in advance for your help in this and I shall be back as ever with a tasty recipe the next time you visit…

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge….

All About Healthy Choices

shutterstock204503749I just realized that I’ve published 194 articles on various health care topics over the last year. I have spent many hours critically evaluating the content and the delivery of each and every message. The information is crucial for so many people living lifestyles that deprive themselves good health and the chance to experience real happiness. Why does it seem like those individuals with the greatest needs are the least willing to participate to improve the quality of their lives? We point our fingers and blame the pharmaceutical companies, the doctors and their rushed office visits, the cost of health care, the cost of good nutrition, our limited time to provide for our own health care needs, and the list goes on…..

1541558Pointing our fingers and blaming the world gives us permission to withdraw from participating in improving our lives. It helps us justify the phrase, “WHY BOTHER?” You see…

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Well That’s A Year Down…

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I hope you are feeling well and ready to meet the day and the week ahead. Monday is a great opportunity to set your goals in motion, to start all of the things that you said you would “when Monday comes”

You know, like dieting…

Well, we have all said it.

We have all thought it.

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Double, Double Toil And Trouble….

Fire burn and cauldron bubble….*

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet and what a glorious day it is. Friday is finally here, the weekend is upon us and the world is once again your lobster. So what do you plan to do with it? Do you have lots of activities set aside? Do you have lots of parties to go to? Lots of friends to see?


Me neither…..!

This weekend I shall be getting on with (what started out as) a little job that has grown bigger than I ever expected it to. I shall be finishing it as soon as I can because I have other things to be getting on with; and the other things I have to be getting on with come with a kind of “pain of death” caveat should I not manage to complete the tasks set out for me.


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Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another beautiful sun shining day here on Planet Magnet, except this day is a little unusual because I am performing something known as a reblog of a friend’s post yesterday.

The reason?

We’ll it is simple really, she wrote a post about me and because of that, I could not let here kind words go unacknowledged so today I reblog and hope that you all like Lynz page yourselves!

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You Scratch My Back And I’ll….

Scratch yours…

It’s the way of the world, or so we would like to think.

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. Today we are happy souls and are found smiling and considering others having just been considered ourselves. Well, when I say we were considered, what I mean to say is somebody I know as been shown some consideration and because of this, I am doing the return back scratching.

Firstly I will apologise for the “local-centric” nature of this post. It is a little story about a local family and a local firm who are helping them in a time of need and such is the greatness of the story, I feel I should write about it here because it proves that I might not be the only decent soul around these parts….

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A Nip And A Tuck With Auntie

Good morning world and welcome to another weekend here on Planet Magnet. I hope you are enjoying your first weekend off since returning after the big break and I hope you have either lots planned or absolutely zero to do apart from catch up on the sleep you should have gotten during the festive break….

Rest and Recuperation.

It is really what the weekend was designed for.
Unfortunately for me I was actually called into action for a friend and required to put my mechanics skills to the test (the reason behind my late post today) but hopefully I shall be putting my feet up in a bit because yesterday was completely crazy….

And all because of the title of this post…..

So what is the title all about I hear you say?

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A Second Genuine Request To Read And Act NOW!

Good Morning World and a Happy Friday to you all!

Welcome to another day here on Planet Magnet and I hope this day finds you as equally happy, optimistic and as ready to go as it finds me. Today will see me experiencing quite an exciting day starting slowly with an appointment at the Churchill Hospital to monitor and give me a check up then ramping up as I travel up to Sloane Square in London, England to meet a plastic surgeon in order do some filming about excess skin after weight loss. This as ever is with Adina Campbell the BBC reporter so be sure to tune in tomorrow for more of that.

As you guys all know by now I spend my days writing nonsense in a bid to entertain, inspire and educate all who drop by this blog for a quick snoop at what is going on in my world. Some days the posts are funnier than others. Some days they are more poignant than other but regardless of this it is always just me and my keyboard coming up with whatever new idea I happen to have buzzing around my head at the time.

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Tasty Tuesday On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas….

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
Twelve Drummers Drumming, Eleven Pipers Piping, Ten Lords a Leaping, Nine Ladies Dancing, Eight Maids a Milking, Seven Swans a Swimming, Six Geese a Laying, Five Gold Rings, Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear tree.

Thank the stars for that!

It’s over!

We can get back to doing what we were doing.

Note to self: NEVER do the Twelve Days of Christmas as a theme EVER again…!

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