December 2018 status update

Time for the last status update of the year..

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This post is a little later than usual because I’ve been away on holiday. And what a holiday it was! We went to Riviera Maya (near Cancun) in Mexico, for a thoroughly indulgent 14-day all-inclusive break covering both Christmas and New Year. It was wonderful! Lazy days spent eating, drinking and sunbathing (with an average daily temperature in the high 20’s). And very little else. Bliss!

But I’m back home now – along with a healthy tan, my first attempt at a beard and an additional 3.6kg in weight 🙂 So the first thing I’ve done is revise my weight goal – I want to get back to my pre-holiday weight (78kg) by the end of March.

I didn’t manage a single run in December, which isn’t very good. But I did manage another perfect month of closing my Activity rings on my Apple Watch though – making a perfect year! Yay!

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November 2018 status update

Time for November’s status update, which I warn you now, is a little bit negative

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I’m feeling a bit down with stuff at the moment. So I’m going to open my heart a little and have a good whinge!

This blog is not currently doing it for me. All I’ve managed in recent months is this monthly update – which is not good enough. I need to have a serious think about what I can do to improve things. I think the answer is to be less clinical and more spontaneous/casual in my writing style. Say what’s on my mind more often. Get more enjoyment from it. If you have any ideas that might help me I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

My 75kg weight goal just isn’t happening either, so I’ve given up on that for now. It’s just over 2 weeks to our all-inclusive holiday to Mexico, and I see little point in worrying about health goals until we return.

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September 2018 status update

Time for September’s status update..

General

Despite for a slight mishap weekend when we visited the seaside a few weeks ago for a long weekend, my drinking has improved. So much so that Mrs FmC and I are taking part in Go Sober for October. Go us!

My weight is still on the increase, which wasn’t the plan, but the long weekend away didn’t help. Since stopping drinking I’m finding myself snacking more – something I need to watch.

Another perfect month of closing all my Activity rings – the 9th consecutive month!

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Drinkers Like Me

It’s Bank Holiday Monday and I feel like shit. I felt exactly the same yesterday morning. It’s all too familiar.

I don’t have a drink problem but I do have a problem with drink.

And it has got to stop.

I tried doing something about it a few months ago, and wrote about it here. It was a short-lived attempt and I’ve slipped back into my old ways, as I always do.

I enjoy drinking and could never imagine living my life without. But unless I develop some self-control, it has so many negative side effects that it just can’t go on. I simply don’t seem to know when enough is enough.

The first drink is always the best. When you’ve had a busy day and you look forward to that first sip of cold beer straight from the fridge. You can’t beat it! But the second one is pretty good too, so I have another.

That is really where it should stop if I’m being honest. In fact, when I talk to my wife about cutting back on alcohol – it’s the magic number we often agree should be the limit. Just 2 drinks. Any drinks – even doubles – just 2 drinks. But it never happens.

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