Well it has been a long time since I last posted, and as you can imagine, lack of posts equals lack of progress and hiding in mainly shame, mixed with a little frustration and self pity/loathing.
For one reason or another, mainly down to the usual influences of the pressures of real life (daughters diabetes, impending redundancy, constant back niggles, yada, yada, yada...), and partially to my sometimes seemingly never ending addiction to all the wrong things in life, my weight is sky high again.
What it is exactly I don't know until I give myself a weigh in tomorrow, I'm expecting high 18's again, if not low 19's. However, whatever I weigh in at, as you can see by the stunning 1000 metres of swimming I added to the progress pane, I am now at least baby stepping my way back into the right frame of mind to again make a concerted effort to break the aforementioned addiction, or at least offset and outweigh it with exercise.
With the warmer weather on it's way, it would be criminal to let my bikes (yes bikes, plural) just idle in the shed for another six months, and hey, I've got to be in reasonable shape before the inspirations that are the three main tours come around, it would be rude not to.
I also think that a 14 or 15 stone me is far more likely to do well in any new job interviews, controversial maybe, but let's be realistic, a 14 stone man telling you he rides 100 miles a week is much more believable than a 17 or 18 stoner with the same story, true or not.
So tomorrow opens the book on another me once more, as always I'll post the weigh in results, and don't be too hard on my morose tones of the next couple of days, the caffeine withdrawal from all that soda, chocolate and tea nearly kill me in the first week.
Oh I can wait... bring it on!