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For the last nine days I’ve been following this sign around the coast from St Dogmaels to Criccieth. The full sweep of Cardigan Bay complete and my overall three year plan now over 60% complete. 140 official miles in all, but more than that in practice (although I haven’t worked it out yet). In general […]
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Dave Snowden
I took up cycling many moons ago when we lived in Send.  I'd more or less given up on running as a means of getting fit and the cycle seemed a better alternative.  The country lanes of Surrey proved ideal and I was hooked.  I had a hybrid bike then bought from Evans with little […]
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This is continuation of my post of yesterday, but expanding on the theme of how you get people to change behaviour and self manage change.   Again I am going to illustrate this with my own experience of managing a radical change post my diagnosis as diabetic, so there is an element of personal story here […]
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Dave Snowden
One of the points I have been making for years is that a degree of failure is inevitable in any system and what matters is early detection, fast recovery and fast exploitation of the new space created.  Now this applies to the whole health and life style question and I promised to pick up on […]
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Dave Snowden
Now today was a good day, in fact an excellent day.  It started with a visit to the Doctor to get the results of a pre-Christmas blood test.   Now this was a big one after six months of diet and exercise I needed sugar levels to be at least stable to know that things […]
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Dave Snowden
My last two posts discussed by personal journey, and one which is not yet complete.  I'll update that from time to time, especially when I close in on my target weight of 82 kg which I should make when I start the 60@60 Round Wales Walk this February.  I now want to move on to […]
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Dave Snowden
Once you have been diagnosed with Diabetes then a whole process clicks into place starting with a meeting with a specialist nurse.   Now while my experience of professionals has been mostly excellent this first encounter was deeply depressing. I am intelligent and more than capable of researching a subject so I went into the appointment […]
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Dave Snowden
This is the first of three blog posts I have been asked to write reflecting on the period from April this year when I was told I had type II Diabetes.  Since then I have lost 10" around my waist, lost 25kg and got my fitness back to a level I last experienced in the […]
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Dave Snowden
A couple of weeks ago I realised that I was going to run out of clothes shortly.  Weight loss means that the classic trousers falling down sketch from Brian Rix et. al is becoming a cyclical experience.  I am now down to 96kg over 21kg lost since May with another 14kg to go.  One of the […]
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