This journey is all about change, a complete change. It is not just about changing my weight, its been about, and continues to be about a life change.
Having said this, there is one significant thing that has changed and it has made a huge difference, which I know Sam will testify to. For as long as I can remember, people have always told me that I snore, and snore badly! From the earliest Scout camps I went on, people in other tents would shout at me. When I went to boarding school, the guys I roomed with told me and many more instances.
It really reached a head last year where I spent many nights sleeping in our spare room as Sam could sleep because of my snoring. Sam would literally have to punch me to get me to turn over an stop me snoring. I do not blame her at all for punching me but after the 4th or 5th I had had enough and she certainly had, hence the nights in the spare room. As you can imagine, this had a huge affect on our relationship and it was becoming somewhat depressing that I couldn’t go to bed and wake up with my wife. The problem was significantly worse when I had been drinking. I don’t know if anyone else has suffered in the same way I have but if you have, please let me know.
Well, since I have been training and started to lose my weight, I have stopped snoring. Not just occasionally or for a couple of nights, but totally! I snore no more. I don’t even snore at caravan where the problem was definitely the worse!
If I am being honest, I cant believe it. I blamed the mattresses we had on the bed, the dog for leaving dog hair in the bed an I had a bunch more excuses ready to use. I tried a range of products to stop snoring. Chin straps, contraptions to put in your mouth and medicinal options, but nothing worked. I even had an operation to remove my epiglottis, tonsils and half of my soft pallet (The doctors told me this was one of the most painful operations you can have, and he was right) but none of these worked! The fact of the matter is that my weight was the issue. In my head I knew this but could never or didn’t want to admit it to myself.
For the last few months, I can sleep in my own bed. I can sleep next to my wife every night and I can sleep next to Sam at the caravan. I can’t remember having a run of nights sleeping with Sam at Far Grange ever. We would spend weeks here and I would spend every night on the sofa, and its not the most comfy of sofa’s, believe me!
This has been such a life change. I cannot put into words how this simple thing has made me feel so much better and so much more positive about my whole life. IT is incredible and has definitely spurred me on to achieve more and lose more weight.
As I mentioned at the beginning, this is more than just weight loss and changing my appearance. Please keep reading and watching as I will now start to talk about the other things I have changed, the principles I choose to live my life by as well as the continuing ups and downs of this journey.
Until Next Time…