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More dieting success

More dieting success . . .

Its always nice to be able to bring good news, and here is more.  The diet has brought me down to about 9 stone 9 pounds at most (and I was actually weighed immediately after a heavy meal and a beer, which means its probably a little less).  This is 58 pounds under what I was 6 months ago.  I found a photo of myself then and was really stunned: its like a stranger in the photo.  It seems incredible to me now that I let a veil of denial let me dangerously overweight.

Of course everybody is different and when I look back at photos from about 15 years ago I am surprised to notice just how thin I am in them.  Even as recently as 7 years ago I certainly wasn’t fat.  And oddly enough people who I never really thought of as fat now look huge.

It seems funny but it sure wasn’t 6 months ago.  I didn’t suffer from a lot of the hang-ups that many overweight people end up with as part of their condition, but I’ve noticed people are suddenly taking me a lot more seriously –…

FF's latest display of spectacular hypocrisy

I'm amazed sometimes by the assumption of the complete imbecility that Fianna Fail regard the Irish electorate with. (Though of course, if you're an Eddie Hobbs fan, you'll be unsurprised to see how many people simply swallow the blatant lies of FF hook, line and sinker). Today Seamus Brennan came out with incredible bullshit about pensions. He is unhappy at the fact that 900,000 workers have no pension provision for the future and says that "the Government could not just do nothing about this situation." Incredible, when you realise that this government effectively handed the carte blanche to employers 2 years ago when they ended the requirement of "meaningful contributions" from the employer in order for the state to recognise pension schemes. This was a quiet piece of small print in the introduction of the disastrous PRSAs, which were intended to create "budget" pensions for less well off workers. Previously a pension scheme was only …