Friday, May 30, 2014
Comic Cuts - 30 May 2014
I haven't done too badly this week given that Monday was a bank holiday and I was with my Mum most of Tuesday (it was her birthday a couple of days earlier). I have also reached the age where conversations often take a turn for the medical, as today's chat with the guy who came around to do a gas safety check on our boiler proved. Poor guy has recently had cameras shoved up his most intimate holes (plural). This is not a conversation that I ever imagined I would be having with a complete stranger. I'm fairly unshockable when it comes to the genital-urinary area (I worked in a hospital for seven years and saw things that would turn most stomachs) but I kind of miss the facile conversations of my youth which tended to involve which films you'd seen recently, who you fancied off the tele or which band you'd been listening to.
has been issuing new guidelines for the nation suggesting that most of us need to lose 3% of our weight.
Well, I'm here to tell you that I've lost 12 pounds—about 5%—in the last year and, more importantly, I've managed to keep that weight off. And I feel a whole lot better for it. I'm from a family who suffer from high blood pressure and I would certainly have qualified myself last year: I was morbidly overweight and in a stressful job (go write and publish a few books and let me know how your stress-levels are doing if you don't believe me!). Yet my blood pressure was (at the admittedly top-end of) OK when I had a medical in November. My weight loss has stabilised over the past few months but that's to be expected.
I'm aiming to lose at least another 12 pounds over the next year and, more importantly, try to make sure I again keep that weight off. That means eating a bit less and exercising a bit more. I'll let you know how I'm getting on.