Is There A Natural Shelf Life To a Blog…..

Maybe you might wish to read in order to find out more……

But please don’t delete.

Not just yet.

Give it a chance.

We all deserve the occasional indulgence, or at least our ego’s do.

So let’s start…….

Hello everyone!

Long time no see, hear, read, write, listen, delete etc etc.

No, no no no!!! Please, hear me out.


Let me at least attempt to start this blog (from the weakest of all blogger’s….ever…..) with something that you might possibly want to continue reading.

Something that if and when you actually make it to the bottom of the page, it actually makes you think and say to yourself……

“You know what, I’m going to leave a comment…”

A comment?

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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.

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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Groundblog Day

So once again I write about how difficult it is to write about things everyday of my life in a way so as they might matter to another person enough to get them to read it…

It isn’t easy for sure but I do believe it is worthwhile because if I have touched ONE person through all that I write then it will have been completely worth it.

As you know I like to relate to you everything that I am doing but because life tends to repeat itself no matter how hard we try to avoid it, it seems that some days I could write the same as a previous day.

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Making It To Meditation

Good morning folks and thanks for dropping by to the award winning famous fat blokes blog 😉

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be given a short instruction in the art of Meditation by a friend of a friend. Now I have been wanting to start meditating for quite some time now and have tried and failed on all of my personal attempts of clearing the mind and concentrating my thoughts when sitting still and quiet.

But on this occasion it appeared to work…. or at least I think it did! Now please understand that these are my recollections of the experience so some of it may be incorrect or just misinterpreted so I apologise in advance if I have made any or many mistakes…!

Let me tell you what happened…

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The Only Way Is Up!!

We’ve been broken down to the lowest turn and being on the bottom line sure ain’t no fun*

Recently I have managed to overcome my past ability to simply ignore the fact that I really do have to go to the gym by the fact that I am to all intents and purposes accountable to this blog and therefore you readers, but that is only half of the story. I also use the help that positive visualisation and other mental strength techniques can give us in our quest for personal self improvement.

Now as you know, I am no Guru but I learn a little everyday and I like to pass this on as and when I can. A prime example of the system I use (visualisation) was on Thursday and yesterday when I knew that I had to go to the gym but really didn’t feel like going. To combat this I simply visualised myself on the exercise bike and the feeling I would have once I had finished. I then visualised myself at the end of the workout session and how much benefit I would feel at that point of the session. Finally I took a moment to visualise myself at my target weight, wearing a linen suit, having a waistline that is much smaller than my chest and looking healthy, happy and content with life.

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Sunday School And Sunday Roast, Sunday Papers, Sunday Post*

So Sunday is here once more folks. This week has been a busy one. I have enjoyed going to the gym, I have enjoyed walking the dog and I have enjoyed my blogging. I even made yet another You Tube video and uploaded it to my channel, all whilst I had lost my broadband connection!

I think you could call that a goodly portion of dedication to my weight loss blogging activities!

Yesterday saw me heading back to the gym after a two day rest period although I did still walk on those two days, which was just as well because I find that if I remain too static and sedentary my lower back starts to become quite sore to the point where it can make it difficult to walk.

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