Saturday, September 28, 2013


It's nearly the end of the month. And I'm hurting. The constant exercise and lack of adequate nourishment are taking their toll. On the plus side, my weight is somewhat stable in the low 70's but on the down side it isn't going up.

Acording to my exercise app, in order to gain weight I should be consuming around 2800 calories per day. Taking the amount of exercise I do at work into account, and a more realistic figure would be around 3500 to 4000 calories every day.

On average, I'm getting around 1700 calories.

Not a good thing, and I'm eating everything I can get my hands on. I take a big lunch with me to work and I normally try and get in a good breakfast and a solid dinner. But I need more time. Another five hours per day would be nice. Some days it all works, but most days I end up missing one meal or another.

Well, tomorrow is another day. Keep trying.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Good jog

Good jog last night, two laps around town without having both feet on the ground at the same time. Still need to do more push ups and eat more...

Thursday, September 19, 2013



Need to eat more, need to sleep more and get more exercise. Luckily I hadn't put my forms in yet, but need to do it soon.

Need to put more weight on!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Working outside, driving trucks around and getting rained on. Very character building!

Saturday, September 7, 2013


So much for those plans. Maybe next year...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 2012

Nearly one year. And the wedding seems like it was just a few weeks ago. Wedding. Honeymoon. Kids' birthdays. New cars. Home maintenance. Change jobs.

So many things have happened in the last lap around the sun and I can hardly remember half of it. I've never been so happy, and I've never felt such intense pain. Even though it's only been such a short time, watching the kids growing up has been a good experience.

I've changed so much, I barely recognise myself. Went from being full vegetarian all my life to being a carnivore. Changed from cat person to dog person. Changed from city slicker to country liver. Changed from being an individual to being half of a team. Changed from cold, lonely nights to having the love of my life to snuggle up close to on those cold winter nights (yes Max, I still remember your speech at our wedding!).

And all of it for the better. I could say I've changed. I could also say I've improved.

Some people say that the first year is the hardest year. You learn the other person, how to live with them, what they are really like. There have been times when i have been vexed, when I've felt like going out into the shed and hitting the old punching bag. But there have been great times, glorious times where everything was right with the world and nothing could take away my happiness. I love my wife, completely, unconditionally.

May I always do the best I can for her, my love.