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Fatboy Sunday – Part Three

Eagle-eyed readers of my blog will have already realised that this should be ‘Part Four’ and that I didn’t weigh-in last week. This was due to cowardice on my part as my diet had crashed and after scoffing an 18 inch pizza on Saturday night there was no way I could face the scales on Sunday morning. No ‘yay for me’ and certainly celebratory no fist pump.

This week has been better and as you can see from the photo I have shifted another kilo. Although this is good news I still haven’t got my eating under control and my weight loss has been down to the extra exercise I am doing to prepare for Hellrunner. My worry is that I won’t maintain my progress when my training tails off. I have been recommended Slimkicker as way of combining calorie counting and monitoring my exercise but I haven’t started using it yet. Has anybody used this or something similar? Put any recommendations in the comment box below.

I’m heading off for another training run now so if anyone would like to find out about Hellrunner or make a donation on my fundraising page to encourage me then read my last blog post on how George said No to meningitis. Finally, a big shout out to my brothers in weight loss who are still on target and doing well.

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George Says No To Meningitis

With George in the neonatal intensive care unit

Regular readers of my blog will already know about George’s battle with meningitis. If you also read his Momma’s blog you will know that a few weeks ago George received a clean bill of health and we were told to ‘run off into the distance’ with him. Although we have seen a huge improvement in his health since the first week of his life it was a huge relief to get this news. We are very aware that not everyone gets this news and the long-term effects of meningitis can be severe.

Since George came home from hospital I have been thinking about ways I can raise money for a charity that helps families affected by this disease. I have chosen The Meningitis Trust as they work hard to ensure that everyone whose life has been affected by meningitis gets access to the support that they need, where they need it and for as long as they need it.

In three weeks time I will be tackling Hell Down South – 10-12 miles of mud, hills, cold bogs and sticky swamps. To encourage me not to give up and raise some money for The Meningitis Trust I would be very grateful if you could spare a couple of quid to sponsor me.

Donate now on my online giving page

Anyone who is kind enough to make a donation will receive a photo of George, our gratitude and the chance to send me smug messages while I wade chest-deep through a freezing cold bog.

Thank you.

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Fatboy Sunday – Part Two

One week in and not only have I beaten last weeks score but I have been joined by two brothers in weight loss to encourage me on my way. Good luck to Al and Timo in their own ongoing quests to shift the timber.

As you can see from the photo I am down by nearly a kilo from last week. Good start but I know as I can do better. I managed to exercise on 5 of the last 7 days (excellent) but I only really ate well on about 3 (poor). I think my weight loss is almost entirely down to not eating a Cornish pasty every day like I did on holiday.

Plenty to improve on this week so let’s see if I can make it three weeks in a row. Wish me luck.

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Fatboy Sunday – Part One

It is only five weeks until Hellrunner and so far my attempt to lose weight and get fit is failing. In an effort to shame myself into getting on with it I am going to post my weight here every Sunday and possibly report on my training. Or I could delete this post mid-week and pretend it never happened. We shall see.

My opening weight is a beefy 104.4kg and I would love to make a dent in this over the next few weeks. I will be sticking to metric measurement as it seems less real and easier to measure any small shifts. Wish me luck.