In the long list of things that are ultimately very predictable, me piling weight on ever since getting an "all clear" in terms of getting my blood-sugar down to human levels again late last summer, must have been an evens bet - along with the incessant rain ever since I got the marquee-thing for my decking.
Obviously I'd taken this "all clear" (or more accurately, "discharge" from hospital care) as a green flag to think I was ok and get on with some serious living again (not that, to be honest, it had dramatically affected my life as much as I'd imagined it might).
So, 9 months on and a stone and half on, it's time to do something about it. I've realised myself that I've been a bit of a slacker on this front for some time, so it's time to get back on the calorie tracking thing I was using before (www.weightlossresources.co.uk) which allows you to input what you eat (and, cough, drink) and see clearly what you're up to.
I used this for 4 months in early 2006 to incredible effect, shedding almost 4 stones and whilst my blood sugar remains ok these days, the odd pizza's and more so, the odd pint has crept back in which despite my increased exercise has left me where I am today.
The circles and situations I tend to find myself in hardly help, but it's time to give it a go - I've noticed the new jeans I bought getting increasingly tighter and as for the Puma Ferrari t-shirt I bought in San Francisco, May last year, there's no chance that is going on with my gut bulging.