2007 Round-up

Well, having rounded up the month, I thought I might as well round up the year too.


At the end of last year, I was somewhat despondent about my negative weight loss. I managed an overall gain of about twelve pounds in 2006, which was a Very Bad Thing indeed.

This year has been a bit more complicated. I started the year with the best of intentions. I made a start on the old exercise routine, and by the end of January, I’d lost six of those pounds, which was a good start. Unfortunately, after that it all went a bit wrong. I pretty much gave up on the exercise after my knees started complaining, and even got out of the habit of walking to work. This led, as you might expect, to a gradual increase in my weight, to the point where I stopped bothering to stand on the scales from early May. And then I really lost the plot. I started eating more at lunchtime, and after years of shunning the stuff, I started eating lots of mass-market chocolate. Lots of it. No, really lots. Oddly enough, this led to an even bigger increase in my weight – by the end of September, I’d put on nearly a whole stone.

And then, I stopped. And managed to restart, in much the same way I did four years earlier. And since then, I’ve lost most of that extra weight. If I cheat a bit, and take Saturday’s weight as my end of year figure, I’m 4.4 pounds (2.0kg) lighter than I was at the start of the year, which isn’t that impressive, but it is 11.6 pounds (5.3kg) less than my highest weight of the year, which is slightly more impressive.

I’ll aim to keep up the good work next year. Daily weight reports will continue. And talking of posts…


At the end of last year, I expressed alarm at the number of posts I’d made. Well, this year, despite another dip between May and September, which was also when I managed to pile on a hideous number of extra pounds[1], I managed to make more posts than ever this year, and there were more record months than last year – I thought last August’s total of 77 was a lot, but I exceeded that in four months this year, with this month being the most impressive, or insane, depending on how you look at it. Anyway, here are the numbers for the last few years:

2003: 2 posts
2004: 515 posts
2005: 576 posts
2006: 620 posts
2007: 747 posts

You can see the monthly totals on the Archives page, if you’re interested in such details.

[1] It seems that when I can’t be bothered to look after myself, I also can’t be bothered to post much. Interesting, that.

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