1980 - Mr Skinny on the night shift
2001 - Me at my largest. I had my own gravity well.
On Monday this week I embarked upon an ambitious programme. I retire from the police service this time next year. When I joined the police at age 18 1/2, I was as fit as a butcher's dog and I weighed just under 13 stones. My aim is to be the same weight on the day I retire. That means losing around 4 1/2 to 5 stones in a year.
2007 and fives stones lighter. Trousers still too baggy.
I can do it. I know I can. I have good willpower (I packed in a 40-a-day smoking habit in 1991 and have never touched a tab since). I just love food so much! But no more. The tuck stops here.
I'll post my progress as the weeks go by. Wish me luck!