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Ok, after about 10 hours sleep, I'm feeling (slightly) more alert and… - John C. Kirk

Jun. 19th, 2006

09:06 am

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Ok, after about 10 hours sleep, I'm feeling (slightly) more alert and ready to face the world.

Meanwhile, I've done my weekly weigh-in, and I'm now down to 84.5kg. That means that I've hit another milestone on the WeightWatchers website, for "additional 7lb" (I've lost 12.8kg since I started last year, which is just over 28lb). More importantly, I've hit target #3 from my own personal goals: this is a new peak (or trough?), by being my lowest mass so far, i.e. I've now made up for the weight I gained last winter.

On a related note, I've been doing some tidying up around the flat, and I've put aside 12 pairs of trousers/shorts that are now too big for me. My basic plan is to take these along to the recycling centre, but there are pros and cons to this. The main advantage is that I can free up some space here, and I'd be doing something vaguely useful for charity. The disadvantage is that I might grow into them later, i.e. if my weight yo-yos again then I'd have to buy larger clothes again, so it would be a bit of a waste of money to throw these away now. Putting it another way, do I want to burn my bridges by assuming that I'll do ok in the future? My current answer is "yes", but feel free to comment if you think I'm being unrealistic.

"And finally...", picking up on something I've been meaning to mention for a while, I bought a drawing tablet from Amazon a few months ago. I'll post a longer LJ entry about that some other time (the idea is to help me with my comics), but I did notice that it came with adverts for BUPA and Simply Be (a women's clothing company that does sizes 14-32). I'm not sure whether the advertisers have done a demographic assessment about people who order online and/or artists/computer people (e.g. "sedentary lifestyle -> overweight"), or whether this is just a safer alternative to handing out flyers to people in the street ("Hey fatso! Can I sell you something? Aargh, no, not the face!")...