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“I tried blogging once and it didn’t work”

  So, this is my 1,430 blog in a row.   11am for 1,430 consecutive weekdays.   Other than the guy who I learned this off, I don’t know anyone who’s done any more blogs.   Over the years it’s been one of the things people ask me about a lot.   Particularly my other…

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“I’m not going to bother eating – it’s not worth it”

  Imagine that you had an hour planned for lunch.   A few things came in late morning and by the time you could stop, you only had 20 minutes.   What would you do?   Eat your lunch quickly I would guess.   Or substitute the original plan for a “not so good, but…

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Here’s proof that calorie deficits don’t work

  Every now and again we get replies to these blogs that attempt to refute what we say.   We recently got sent a link with the message “Here’s proof that calorie deficits don’t work”.   It was a Facebook post from someone’s page.   Now being a Facebook post doesn’t automatically mean it’s wrong.…

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All sleeping in the same room?

  Imagine you’ve bought a big house.   10 bedrooms.   And there’s 10 of you.   “Quick maths” as Big Shaq would say.   You then all sleep in the same room.   And complain about a lack of space.   Say the house was expensive because you’re not sleeping well.   When you’re…

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I wouldn’t bother growing if it’s going to take that long

  My youngest son is two this Thursday.   He’s a big lad.   10lbs 5oz when he was born.   Kept on that top line since.   I popped him on the scales the other day just out of interest.   He was 34lbs.   When he was one I think he was about…

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One person out there for all of us?

  I read a really interesting bit of research the other day.   Into the differences in relationships between couples that go into said relationships with different views on relationships in general.   Those who thought that “there was just one true love out there for all of us” were, on average, less likely to…

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I had to reverse all the way back

  Sometimes, if I’ve ended up in the left lane, I’ll do a bit of a sneak.   Keep in that lane to the roundabout, turn left onto Churchill way then right by Sue Ryder.   Then right again and down Whalley Range to come out on Cumberland Street by John Honey physio.   It’s…

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I didn’t handle it all that well

  Did it for three years until it became logistically impossible.   I don’t really know how I ended up doing this to be honest, but that’s a different story.   About a year ago we were invited to do the ‘Guard of Honour’ at Leicester Tigers vs. Exeter Chiefs.   When we arrived my…

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“I couldn’t believe it – I went into a massive calorie deficit and I lost loads of weight”

  Barely a day goes past nowadays with some sort of new ‘weight loss’ product appearing on Facebook.   Either in an ad or being shared by someone who’s used it and lost some weight.   Often accompanied by quotes such as “I can’t believe it, I’ve lost 10lbs in two weeks”.   Which on…

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Monday: “What’s 700 times 17?”

  I’ve mentioned that I went on a ‘quarterly meet up’ for my coaching programme the other week.   At one point, the guy taking it was trying to work out a sum to make a point.   “What’s 700 time 17?” he asked.   A few seconds later I answered with “11,900”.   And…

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