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!

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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…

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With My Mum!

Is no longer anything like this person….

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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.

Here Comes Another Winter, Waiting For Eutopia.

Waiting For Hell To Freeze Over*

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here in Planet Magnet. I trust all is well in your world and that the week is barrelling along nicely for you. Here in the U.K, the rain is back (what else!) after five days of sunshine, so having had our summer I figure we start preparing for the winter to come… 😉

Only joking on that font guys, however, Heartland by The, The seemed like the perfect lyric to use given that when yesterday I spoke to a friend of mine (The Chimp from The Lonely Author) he suggested I write what my Eutopia might look like given that I am now over a year past my surgery date and the fact my life has changed so dramatically in that short period of time. That I have become such a different man over the past several years of trials and tribulations. That I am still scared and excited in equal measure of what is to come in my life. That I am surrounded by more love in my life than I have experienced for a long time, yet I feel lonely on a daily basis.

Now I should put a warning here, because if any of you are not in the mood for my truth then I suggest you stop reading now, plus it is nearly 2000 words long so you might struggle a little looking for a quick read….

I am always honest with this blog yet I do confess that am still selective about what I write and today I write exactly how I feel and make no apologies for it.

So where was I? Oh yes, my own Eutopia. Or put quite simply, where would my ideal life be at this moment in time?

I know it might sound fatuous to do such a thing but it is in our dreams that we create our future (or some semblance of it) and it is only by daring to dream do we ever achieve our ability to move on.

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I Must Be More Cameron And Less Chimp

Hello for only the second time this week to the readers of the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet Blog.

Once again apologies for having been delinquent in my duties but when I say I have been poorly, I really have been poorly!

I have had this in the past for sure but never quite so virulent that it kept me in bed for three days, up and moving gingerly on the fourth; and now on the fifth day I am only just starting to feel semi-human.

I now know I overdid my relaxation time on Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and therefore my immune system was completely shot away with alcohol. This would have definitely helped the little bug take a firm old of me and get the free accommodation it wanted in my gut for a few days.

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I Just Have A Slow Metabolism…

So it’s not my fault, I’m just big-boned, I simply have a slow metabolism, I eat like a bird.

All of these throw away statements have at one point or another left my lips.

The only one that may be true is that I am quite big-boned, as in naturally muscular, very broad and thickset.

Whilst watching the Horizon program, I was surprised to see that although I am a big guy, I was significantly smaller around my fat parts than some people who actually weighed less than I did. Obviously weight distribution is different in us all but I know myself, there is barely a pick of fat on my upper body or my legs, the weight I carry, gets well and truly plastered around my midriff. This means that when I see somebody with a larger tum than I, I am surprised to find out that they are at least two stone lighter than me. I can therefore only assume that I have greater muscle mass than most other people and we all know that muscle is heavier than fat. Don’t we?

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Constant Craving

Time waits for no man.

Or woman.

But it is now time enough.

Today is the proper start to this blog I have created over the past couple of weeks. Today I must start to create a daily blog that will be entertaining and helpful to anyone who isn’t me.

Tall order I reckon. After all, I am just average overweight Joe with a fairly unexciting life, so what will I write that will make anyone else want to take time from their busy day to stop and read what I might have to say?

Tough one I reckon. Well for me anyway.

So I suppose all we do is kick off. In my title I said it would be simple musings but now I am at this point where I can no longer hide from writing from the heart, honest truths are pretty much what spring to mind today.

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