|Happy fat bloke - simple right?|
First the bare facts – as of this morning I weigh a whopping 283.8lbs. Not quite enough to require assistance with wiping my arse but not that far off that I shouldn’t consider stocking up with these pretty soon.
280lbs is my usual ‘get a grip’ tipping point (being 20 stones in old money) – back in Nov 2010 I weighed 238.8lbs so I have put around 45lbs back on in around 30 months. That’s 1.5lbs per month – that’s a biscuit a day… Just typing this makes my frustration so much rawer.
I have been here many times before so why now then, what’s changed? Well, I hope you’re sitting comfortably….as this is how my planets have aligned.
I didn't expect a great deal from the day but I have never been more wrong. It was a fascinating day of ideas the like of which I have never expereienced before. I met a lot of really interesing and inspiring people along the way as well.
The day began with me meeting a wonderful lady called Julie Kertesz who bowled up to me outside the QEII centre and very charmingly questioned me about who we were and why we were there.. she turned out to be a fascinating 79 year old photographer, storyteller and stand up comedian (amoungst other things!). We will meet again I am sure!
|She's the one with the handbag..oh, wait...|
TEDxHousesOfParliament 2013 was held to share "ideas worth spreading" on the theme of Representation and Democracy. Doesn’t sound very inspiring does it? Well, prepare to be as wrong as me ….
One of the speakers turned out to be Suli Breaks – a person I confess I had never heard of before that day. Watch this video….. the room almost came down after this was shown! Aweseome (in the true sense of the word for a change).
Suli has a voice that I found very hard not to listen to (I don’t mean the sounds he makes but the words and concepts he uses).
Inspiring though this film was, this wasn't what gave me the final kick I needed to get back on the road to happiness and weightloss. I decided to look him up on twitter to thank him for the inspiring film and the chat we had afterwards. Then the inspiration arrived!
This was a very timely reminder of what is written at the top of this blog... this is in my hands, no one elses. I need to get the wisdom, get the knowledge, put the effort in and find happiness NOW! From happiness will come weightloss as sure as day comes after night.
|I'm the one with the glasses and the poodle on my chin...|
Anyway, back to frustration – remember that?
Of all the obstacles in my way, frustration is the most obvious and ever present and I am working on that but for now I will leave you with a quote from my new most favourite philosopher on matters frustrating... Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
Nor will I Lucius, nor will I....