Posted in Merry Christmas, The MIGHTY Rosie

X-Mas: Deadly Genesis

On the third day of Christmas the MIGHTY Rosie gave to me…

A festive belt.

Clothing is not something I go out of my way to get for myself without need, hence most of my pants not fitting, since I yet to throw out some of my 38 waist pants, so I have one, maybe two belts, both of which were bought when I was a larger man.

This belt, despite being festive is also a small/medium size. This means it doubles as a goal. Every notch I go down is a victory. 


Am enjoying December.

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Posted in Feelings on a Friday, Mental Health Struggles, The MIGHTY Rosie

Feelings on a Friday “37”: Oh Look, a Clerks reference.

Hello internet people, long time no see.

I want to tell you all how well things are going and I want to be honest, can’t do both. It’s been a bit of a ropey few weeks and the need or desire to write had been almost nonexistent.

I don’t know whether or not it’s because I didn’t having anything to say, or just got out of the habit of putting words down, but I stopped doing this. The truth is, I have struggled a bit the last few weeks. Concerns over the MIGHTY Rosie (which I am not going to mention, it not being my tale to tell) and other stuff and it has left me fraught. Added to that Christmas is coming and I have SOOO far from ready for it. Plus there is the thing with the Sci-Fi convention.

<Deep Breath> On the 2nd am off to For the Love of Sci-Fi, a fan convention in Manchester. I am going with my awesome boy and the MIGHTY Rosie on one day and the plan was for a mate of mine to go the second. So then he busted his ankle. He was on the mend and the plan was on track, then a week or so ago, told me that he wasn’t going to be mobile and wouldn’t be able to go for the second day and in my own imitable style made some decisions based on the last minute panic and ended up with a hotel room that cost far too much and a lack of any real organisation over the whole thing has left it a bit of a fiasco. This I’d why by the way the MIGHTY Rosie has done most of our trip planning in the past.

Had it downgraded from a fiasco until the question was asked, what about the dog? So let’s just say I have not been at my best recently. It’s all been sorted and we are about to go to the convention, but my confidence and self esteem have taken a bit of a kicking.

I ended up getting some advice from my personal hero, the aforementioned MIGHTY Rosie. 

No one said it would be easy

There is no written word to say that life in any way shape or form would be easy. No promise of fairness and no reason to expect a smooth ride. I found that both reassuring and motivating. I find it so difficult being just a person in the world, never got the knack of it. I am riddled with doubts and anxieties. But here’s the thing, it’s OK.

It’s going to be okay. The weekend is more of a debacle than fiasco and we are better at plan b than ever with plan a. It’s going to be an adventure and something I wouldn’t have done a year ago. Everyone is looking forward to it, the dog is being looked after and I genuinely think that weekend is going to be fun.
Expect more posts, pictures from the con and at least one embarrassing story. I have weathered many storms before this and Christmas is coming. People tend to just feel a touch happier this time of year and a bit of happy is always welcome.

I’ll be back internet people, because things are about to turn around for me, mostly because I intend to make that happen. 2017 may have been a tumultuous year, but it’s going to have a triumphant December!

Posted in Merry Christmas, The MIGHTY Rosie

Giant Size X-Mas

On the first day of Christmas, the MIGHTY Rosie gave to me….

Hello there internet people. Christmas is coming. It’s about damn time. It’s not been a particular jolly last few weeks and any excuse for being jolly is more than welcome. Enter the MIGHTY Rosie, who in a demonstration of why I adore her has done an advent calendar of stocking fillers for me. Although if my son asks Chippie, the Elf on the Shelf is behind this.

Today, 1st December it was matching, but not identical Christmas socks.

So the plan is to share these advent calendar surprises with you all as part of an attempt to do Christmas big this year. So expect a post and a groan worthy X-Men/X-Man pun every day.
Ho ho ho people, Christmas is coming.

Posted in Slimming World Saturday

Slimming World Saturday 31 Mr Man to Mr Man

Hello again Internet People, after a week off and then a hellish week after that, was less than confident of anything other than a gain this week.

Stress had it’s usual digestive effects so was pleasantly surprised to have maintained. So still at the 4st 1lb mark. My trainer gave me a 27.5kg dumbell, roughly 57 or so lbs and that was an amazing visual aid to my loss to date.

But that wasn’t the end of it all. Apparently last week I won an award, I was voted Mr Sleek by my Slimming World group for my weight loss this year. Don’t mind telling you internet people, feel quite emotional about the whole thing. 

I am back on track and ready to smash this, I turned down a takeaway last night, the only thing I aim to lose, is my excess fat. I have gone from Mr Greedy (have the tee-shirt to match) to Mr Sleek