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My experience of doing a 5 Day water only fast

As someone who has spent most of my life morbidly obese, Christmas has always been a challenging time. I seem to have been trying to lose weight my whole life, and the festive season, with it’s multitude of social occasions, plentiful food and drink and apparent license to over indulge has always been a bitter sweet time. I could spend the previous 2 months losing 5 or 6kg, and then in the space of a couple of days, pack on another 8kg.  I decided this year I would try something different. I have tried many different types of eating, from…
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R-IF-fing on Kipling

I first found this poem in the Other Mens Flowers anthology. I believe that Kipling wrote it as advice to his son on how he should live his life. I really like the way the poem is structured. The way it suggests a virtue, and then the scenario that will require that virtue. ie. take a panadol…if you have a headache. I have wanted to write about this poem for some time, to really beak it down to see why it resonates with me so strongly. I have presented the poem in its entirety at the end of this post…

IM50 – What is it about

IM50 is a community of people who are a stage of life where many significant changes can occur. Changes such as Children finishing their education and moving out Milestone birthdays such as 40 or 50, or 60 Retirement Parents passing away Divorce In my case, I am 46, very overweight, and have recently gone through a divorce. I have had to do a lot of work over the last year realigning my vision for the future. Much of what I had committed my life towards, buying the family home, renovating, landscaping it, and building the ideal family life has disappeared…