2017 Round-up

Well, 2017 has less than twelve hours to go in this time zone, so I might as well get on with the eagerly anticipated annual review, which saves you from reading the rest of my nonsense.


Let’s look at the numbers first, shall we:

January 1: 237 pounds (16 stone 13 pounds, 107.5 kg)
December 31: 226 pounds (16 stone 2 pounds, 102.5 kg)

That’s an actual drop of 11 pounds (5kg), which is the best for a few years. It’s an even bigger drop if you take into account that my peak weight this year was 243.9 pounds (17 stone 5.9 pounds, 110.6 kg) in early February.

Comparisons with previous years are, to say the least, tricky, as I started using a new, and apparently more truthful scale. The previous one, apart from being a bit flaky, seems to have been underestimating by a significant amount. For the purposes of my magic spreadsheet, I’ve guesstimated this at 17 pounds (7.7kg), but it’s probably a non-linear variation, so this is more than likely wildly inaccurate.


Down on last year, and the lowest post count ever for a full year. Must do better, or something.

2003: 2 posts
2004: 515 posts
2005: 576 posts
2006: 620 posts
2007: 747 posts
2008: 833 posts
2009: 718 posts
2010: 717 posts
2011: 770 posts
2012: 665 posts
2013: 607 posts
2014: 484 posts
2015: 469 posts
2016: 474 posts
2017: 461 posts


In an almost unprecedented development, I didn’t change any cameras this year, and I’m still happily using the X-T2 and X70. Oddly, I’ve found the X70 to be more fun recently..

The guitar thing is now on hold, in case you’re wondering. I may get back to it at some point.

I’ve made a start on a creative writing course, the idea being to maybe get some things published somewhere…

There will be some changes for me in 2018 – more on that when the time is right.

And finally…

Happy New Year to anyone and everyone who reads this stuff.

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