Good riddance to a year to forget. An ill wife, the house move from hell, the death of a much loved relative, my dog being put down and being made redundant. Nice.
As the D Ream cliche goes, things can only get better.
So, moan over and with an almost American sense of optimism and moving forward here we go with things only getting better.
I now have a job, my old job actually, we were bought lock stock and barrel by a very large multi national corporation as I kind of guessed we would be. That didn’t lessen the impact of signing on and being without the means to look after my family though.
There is quite naturally a bit of suspicion of our new employer’s motive’s, but their Head Shed has said we will be left to function as was with our personnel, we will not be relocated and they cannot foresee it being any different. Time will tell. Obviously we have all being looking for mirror functions that can be integrated into the massive organisation that now owns us, but we cannot see any exact fits. Again time will tell.
The house is now sorted and we are used to where we are now. I have been MTBing a lot and will stick some photos up in a future Blog.
Onto the main thrust of this blog, weight. I have failed to lose the 3 stones I said I would this year. But I’m still pedalling and still being careful with the grub. But not too careful, especially over Christmas. But do you know what? I don’t care, we have been through the mill this year and I figured we deserved it.
My weight is still what it says in the progress so far page.
Next year, starting Tuesday, I’ll be back on the commute and doing the running and core stuff with my daughter. And the food management will back.
I seem to have been saying that quite regularly over the 2 and a half years of this blog. Weak willed or what…
At this point I must take a moment to thank you all for the messages of support, offers of potential positions and leads. It was quite humbling and was great comfort in a very trying time. I consider you all friends, thank you.
Have a very happy and healthy new year everyone!