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Still losing weight

May 30, 2007

To resume the pattern on this blog – thoughts about the social web mixed with my weight loss and fitness efforts, and the odd commentary on media and society, all with or without judicious use of VOX's three levels of privacy – here's an update on my weight loss.

I have now lost 21.4lbs. So I'm nearly half-way to my 50lbs and not yet half way through the year.

Complex calculations – called arithmetic – project this to success at the end of November.

Some patterns are emerging. I seem to lose weight one week and stand stil the next, then lose more, stand still and so on. The diet is forgiving of the odd 'episode' – so I'm not having to live austerely so long as I keep up the exercise. But there's always something threatening the gym routine – this time it was a couple of weeks of pain and antibiotics as a result of some heavy duty dental work I needed. The antibiotics made me feel weird and I also had to eat mush some of the time.

I feel fit, healthy, energetic and seem to be suffering from less stiffness and 'end-of-the-day' weariness. Fingers crossed.

I'm going to let work colleagues know about the sponsorship once we get into June – and let a few more people know at the same time.

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  1. October 31, 2007 2:37 am

    Five months have passed – have you lost your weight?

  2. November 15, 2007 6:39 am

    Hi Frank. I peaked at 23.6lbs and then got an infected tooth – my dentist spent the next 3 months sorting this out and replacing 2 crowns and a bridge that had gone wrong after a few years. This restricted my training and diet so I fell back to 20lbs and stood still. It took me September and October to get fitness and routine back, and I'm now losing weight again. I won't hit 50lbs by December 31st – but I'm going to stick with this into next year.
    People can still sponsor me at

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