Day 27 – New job found

BMI: 32.29

So I have found a new job and the diet is going, well, it’s a little up and down, but mostly down from the initial, and I certainly feel a bit better.

Weirdly, the job is literally upstairs from where I was, so aside from the extra steps, my routine will likely be the same. Which is a positive both in terms of health and keeping up with the exercise, and also not being so stressed out that my butt falls off.

Going to keep this short as I’ve posted some other stuff and well, I need to do a more up-to-date entry and see how my weight has been. Hopefully new job anxiety has at least served the positive of making me too nervous to eat. On the other hand, compared to what I was doing during my notice period, I don’t think anything can be as bad stress-wise.

I hope I’m right about that.

General Election 2k17

My usual advice is to vote, just vote for whoever you like, but please vote.

This time, vote Labour. Even if it rains.

People often criticise politicians for ignoring the public, and being samey. Honestly, it’s a valid criticism. But this time, we have a party who is actually championing ideas that have widespread public support that are usually considered political suicide, and they’re gaining voter share because of it.

And let that sink in. Ideas which have widespread, often majority support are considered politically toxic and make you ‘unelectable’. That’s the sign of a broken political system. Re-nationalising the train service and scrapping tuition fees are two examples that resonate strongly with the public with majority support, and yet to get a party that would push for it, you had to ignore the two biggest parties. That’s no longer true and needs support.

Voter share will make these mainstream ideas… politically mainstream.

Day 1 – The diet begins

BMI: 32.55

With a sad, life-changing event happening in the form of being made redundant, I thought it could be a good idea to start a weight-loss / diet blog thing. Hopefully, this will stop me from going mental and eating all the things whilst I try to perk myself up enough to move swiftly into more work.

The funny thing about appetite is that it doesn’t just change because you become less mobile. It is still there at the same level. When I became less mobile due to back pain and foot shenanigans, I pretty much ate the same stuff. Now that I have had a couple of foot operations and my back pain is somewhat more stable or at least enough that I could take up more exercise, I had stabilised, but stabilised on the podgy side.

It’s about time I concentrated more on losing a little weight anyway. The reasons are mostly so that doctors take me seriously about things like my back. Right now, as I’m fat they simply see that as the easy cause of the pain, but I’ve had issues with that since I was a small child. In other words, the pain was caused by my gait which reduced my mobility, which led to weight-gain, rather than the weight gain causing the pain.

BMI 32.55

I’ll be using Wii Fit Plus to help me keep track of things, and as expected, it told me I’d gained a bunch of weight since last time, so I’ve set a goal in it for 3 months of weight loss to get me out of the obese bracket. I also need to be more serious about flexibility exercises, but general exercise I think I’m doing quite well, as I do cycle 4 miles every day. But I need to do more stretches and yoga style stuff as well as that. And that should help with all the secondary issues I have like shoulder pain.