I'm on a diet. I'm, what, one and a half stone overweight?
Thanks to the good people at Weightwatchers, I am shedding pounds.
OK so it's good to look as good as you can ... and I'll have less anxiety when trying on a new pair of trousers the next time I drop down to Blue Water ... but I'm doing it for another reason.
Yes, I'm losing weight to sell on the stock exchange. No that was a hilarious misdirection because the actual reason is dull.
Have you guessed what it is yet?
Yeah, GOUT. Effing out again.
Last week's annual leave was a fucking washout. I had double gout ... foot and knee both at the same time. "gout is the most painful form of arthritis" I've been told by many websites now ... so am glad I'm not just whinging too much. You start to doubt yourself and your reaction after a while.
there is too little and also too much information on the web about gout. I've taken a line through it though. One thing that several sites and leaflets suggest definitely is good is weight loss. So I'm shedding the extra flab to promote a less painful lifestyle.
What I don't quite understand is why it helps gout. Gout is a metabolic arthiritis. I get it because I have too much uric acid in my blood stream - average is 4.5 whereas my count is 5.4 apparently, whatever that meanhs, whatever units that's in.
So, I've lost 6 lbs in less than a week! Good, ya? Yes it's a man diet ... men only need to just take one teaspoon of sugar out of their tea and they fair fountain the fat away.
Am walking a bit better now. Bit wobbly and in pain but marked improvement since Monday, even.
Lost on telly tonight ... and Jamie's Italy thing ...