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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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.

A Two Post Day…. About My Poster

Good Afternoon everyone!

Today we have a two blog post day so if you have missed my video challenge blog then best you get looking for it and leave a comment after you have liked it….. 😉

I have decided that I cannot wait until Monday to share these two pieces with you so I simply want to get them out there as soon as possible so I have decided to break with my rule of one post per day and give you a second one to consider….

We have had the poster made up in A3 and the letter is on A4 size.

Let me know what you think of them and also where you think we might put them up.
I am thinking Slimming World and Weight Watchers meetings, Gyms, The Churchill Hospital (where I had my operation) The local Doctors Surgeries, Waitrose, The CoOp and Sainsbury’s supermarkets, Play Groups, Mother and Baby Groups, Village Halls, Business Park notice Boards, Post Office, Lamposts…. The list could go on. I am also going to hopefully have people take these into their places of work and put them up on their notice boards.

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A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (29 June 1900—31 July 1944) was a French writer and aviator. He has been cited in many quotations, the above being just one of them, but never a truer word spoken. I could have also used the famous Benjamin Franklin quote as shown in the picture, but I think you guys are getting the picture the same way I did. Getting this picture however, really got me thinking about what I should be doing with this idea for spreading the word on Bariatric Surgery and also it got me thinking about my own commercial writing and how I need to plan so much more than I do.

So, after Saturdays comments I have decided I will need to be pro active in this if I want to move the whole thing forward.

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