Four-year plan

When I was 39, I went through a whole mid-life crisis in the run-up to turning 40.  I’m way behind a lot of my peers in terms of owning my one home, being married, having kids etc.  Financially I have a good job now, but previous working life was sporadic, having taken time out to…

All you need is….the outdoors

I’d decided to take a long weekend off work to catch up on my course work, and figure out what to write about for my final assignment, an essay due in mid-April. I’m doing the course via distance learning, so I fit it in around work and life.  I spent a couple of days catching…

New goals

I’m not sure how many posts I’ve written setting out a ream of goals that have fallen by the wayside.  Lots probably.  Anyway, this year, while my running goals have now fallen by the wayside, I’m doing well on the financial side of things, and starting to really feel the benefits of the low carb…

Livin’ la vida loca(rb)

  So it’s been five weeks since I’ve been eating low carb, high fat (LCHF), and in that time I’ve lost 8 lbs, for a total of 23 lbs since last May.  A week of that (well 5 days) was when I was in Lanza and I was eating bread and having some booze, so…

February round up

So another month nearly gone. As ever it feels as though the year is speeding along with increasing rapidity. For once though, I’m pleased to say I feel as though I’m making progress. Debt repayments are going to plan, and I even managed to sneak in another £90 payment over and above my planned amount.…

28 days later

I’ve finally managed to reach 28 days sugar-free.  I’ll be honest and say that I wasn’t sure I’d get here, but here I am and I feel very happy about it.  I was expecting cravings to reach epic proportions, but amazingly they’ve been okay.  I keep waiting for that wave to hit, but it hasn’t…

Save-o-rama

A couple of posts ago I talked about how ridding myself of debt has become my number one priority for this year.  I received a number of comments and messages about it, along with lots of helpful suggestions for saving money.  So I thought it might be helpful to list the top ten things that I…

New Territories

Today i’ve staggered into new territory.  Last night was the first leg day at the gym for months, so I am actually staggering about, especially in the vicinity of stairs, but I digress. Not that I’m counting, but I’ve been off sugar for 523 hours now.  I’ve never gone this long before without having any…

Counting the pennies

One of my biggest goals this year is to pay off all my debt.  The debt I carry around, and have done for about the last 6-7 years, has gone up and down a lot, but reached its highest amount last August.  I started to accrue debt when I was working in my previous job, and…