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.

If It’s The Weekend It Must Be Party Time

Hello everybody!

Quick post today because…. It’s the weekend!

Saturday is here and today there is a locally arranged day of entertainment known as “Party/Rock in the Park” which I plan to attend not only for the entertainment but to once again catch up with old school friends as yet another school reunion has been arranged to take place at the same time! And let us be honest, we none of us can wait to see what they think of my weight loss since the last time I saw them (March 21st only 8 days after my surgery) and I think this fact alone will be worth the write up when I shall go into this in more detail on Sunday but for now I thought you may like to know… (yeah, right :-/ )

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Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends, Once More*

Yes I know Henry V is a little heavy for the title on a Friday but regular readers will soon understand to what I referring when you get to paragraph 3.

As Friday is finally here and the weekend is once again upon us (I know we still have the final day of the week to contend with) I am in a great mood even though I for one have quite a busy day planned as there are several meetings I must attend after my exercise. To this end I have woken early to take on my protein shake and supplements followed an hour later by my scrambled egg on toast before I set off to walk the dog and then head for the gym. I do this as it shall mean I get the requisite amount of calories and nutrients prior to exercising which in turn means that I can exercise without feeling as though I have completely run out of puff (well thats the idea anyway!)

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