Emotional eating

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Short version: I hacked a way to only get the weight gain/loss number notified to me from my Withings scale. See here for the end solution, or read on for the background. I’m overweight. It’s a fact that hasn’t really changed in the last 10 years or so, my weight has fluctuated but not significantly….

The Little Things

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Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. Links to all posts can be found at www.polymeansmany.com. Towels. No-one told me that being poly would mean I have to buy more towels. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I didn’t…

What value social media?

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Future of personal social media Is personal (or perhaps personable) social media on the way out? I’ve been on… in… using… making… I’m not even sure which verb to use but that’s by the by… let me start again. I’ve been ‘involved’ with social media for a long time now, certainly longer than the term…

I voted

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As ever there are many things I don’t blog about, politics is one of the main ones and given the fervour around the recent Scottish referendum I’ve been even more reticent to offer my views and thoughts. That said, despite some negativity (the idiots in George Square) there is a lot of good that should…

Bye Bye MyFitnessPal

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I recently tweeted that I was going to stop using MyFitnessPal, @pixeldiva asked me why. @pixeldiva because it’s a chore, a “havta” rather than a “wanna” and didn’t stop me overeating — G (@Gordon) September 1, 2014 I am overweight. Regular readers, hell even occasional readers, of this blog will know this and know that…

Polywobbles

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Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. Links to all posts can be found at www.polymeansmany.com. It was an odd time for the best of reasons.   I was happy with my life, embracing changes to my lifestyle and enjoying…

My beautiful Geisha

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Many years ago my Mum, an avid crafter, completed two large tapestries depicting Japanese Geisha. From the moment I saw them I loved them and they kick-started my fascination with Japanese culture. I loved the style of them, the scenes they depicted and the era they represented. They hung in my parents living room for…

Deconstructing my tattoo

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Some people get tattoos because they think a certain design or image looks good, some tattoos are about collecting art from an admired artist, and some tattoos are chosen because they have meaning or intent. Most of my tattoos fall into the latter camp but I’ll admit that the first two tattoos I got, many…

My time as a Clydesider

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‘A life changing experience’, is something we were told during our induction. ‘Exhausting but rewarding’, ‘it’ll stay with you for a long time’ and so on. It was all a bit superlative heavy and a little bit unbelievable. It’s been a couple of weeks since my involvement in the Commonwealth Games ended and since then…

Glasgow 2014

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Like millions of people around the world I tuned in to watch the London Olympics and I loved every single minute of it. It was fantastic, I cheered and yelled along, shedding tears as I got caught up in the emotion and excitement, punching the air as the British athletes won medal after medal after…

Writing without process

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I like to write. I like the process of it, the act of it if you will, I enjoy the space my brain floats into when I start writing. Ever since I first used a computer there is a part of me that still marvels at the way I can watch words appear on the…

Different Journeys

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The older I get the more aware I become of the truth that drives the many and varied philosophical cliches that pepper my day. They are so frequent and so subtle, and are usually delivered as a passing thought, that they barely register. But at present one seems to be stuck in my head and…

Time for a change

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A couple of years ago I ‘closed’ my other blog. The one that few of you probably read as it was about my, then, profession of technical communications. I’d moved to a new role and decided it was good to draw One Man Writes to a close. I merged the posts from that blog and…

Currently Pondering

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Whilst I have other blog posts brewing, the following topics are all swirling in my brain (in a good way) so I thought I’d jot them down for posterity (mine, not yours). Glastonbury We didn’t make it this year. I’ve been swithering between not being bothered (from a line-up point of view) and being very…

With apologies

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It feels like a compulsion, a nagging itch that I can’t seem to cure buried away deep under my skin. Sometimes I’ll scratch and scratch and scratch at it until it’s raw but the desire is never fully sated. I’ve tried ignoring it too, pushing it to the back of my mind in the hope…