Friday, 27 May 2011

Writing Fit

Apparently living on 4 hours sleep, codeine (for a clicking jaw) & Irn Bru (the real national drink of Scotland) isn't healthy.

Who’d have thought it?  On the plus side I don’t smoke or drink, which probably makes me a bad writer type as many of the great writers did. 

So, I'm on a health kick. 

This consists of –

  • Trying to wean myself off Irn Bru (the sugar laden drink from Barrs).  This isn’t easy.  The Bru is like crack cocaine to me.
  • Starting to do more exercise. I walk for miles with the dog every day and have inner thigh muscles of steel, but that is clearly not enough. So, I have began doing one of the 10 Minute Solutions DVDs. Target Toning is meant to be toning for beginners.
  • Trying to con myself into believing I don’t like chocolate. I have shown remarkable restraint. My proof is the big bar of Galaxy that’s still sitting in my kitchen.
  • I have started listening to Paul McKenna’s I Can Make You Thin hypnosis tape. In the absence of him being willing to pay for extensive liposuction I listen to the tape. The weird thing is it works. The day after I’ve listened to it I find myself eating less.

Now, if only I had time to listen to the tape more.


  1. Good luck. I'm trying so hard too! Well I've convinced myself that I'm trying hard and actually trying hard will start soon!

  2. Thanks Tina. I was going to tape me doing the exercises (just aduio) and put it on my blog. Sadly, there was too much cursing. Think that woman is trying to kill me.

  3. I have the same problem. I try to walk every day but keep thinking I will do more maybe tomorrow...

  4. Congratulations on the reshaping of your body but are you as happy as your dog?

  5. We need to keep at it Shirley, if we can only summon up the energy.

    Anon, I could never be as happy as my dog.


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