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Considering the apparent lack of interest in Livejournal these days, I was rather surprised with the response to my previous post. I'm sure I was in a bit of a mopey mood when I wrote it but sometimes it's nice to get things out in the open like that. As they responses have shown, there's still not only plenty of people who read LJ, but there's plenty who still want to keep in contact which has boosted my mood considerably :)

Many things have been on my mind recently and it's been a bit too easy to focus on the negatives. For example, I really need to take control of my weight situation. Somehow I've managed to let myself to get to almost 23st (146kg/322lbs) and with my family having a history of type 2 diabetes, I really need to shed the weight. When I registered with the local doctor's recently they asked if I wanted to do something about my obvious weight problem. I decided that I should start taking steps to rectify the problem and so agreed to see a nurse who discussed the situation with me. On the whole, the advice was mostly things I already knew like eat regular meals and not to snack, avoid sugary drinks, eat more vegetables and less fatty foods and also to stop eating chocolate as frequently as I do and make it more of a treat. So far, I've lost a few pounds using this and other advice she gave, though the chocolate thing isn't easy with it being the most chocolatey time of the year, Easter! Also need to do more exercise so I've gone to the swimming pool a few times. I found I've absolutely no stamina and can barely do half a length but it does prove to be quite a workout.

Looking to the positives, I've got a number of things on my calendar to look forward to. For example, I'll be going to Gadget Show Live on Saturday; an event I've not gone to before but it should be fun. I even got the premium tickets as I booked on day one so hopefully that's worthwhile.

Next on the calendar is Confuzzled in May which I'm really quite excited about. Hopefully will get some fursuiting done as well as some videoing using my new 1080p camcorder which I had previously used at Marwell and was very pleased with the quality :)

Then later on in the year, I'll be going to Eurofurence, making it my 4th time at the convention and 2nd time at the current hotel. To be honest, I wasn't that impressed with Eurofurence when I last attended in 2010 as it seems that I enjoy every EF less than the one I attended before but I'm sure it'll be good as ultimately it depends on me to make it a good convention or not :)

Finally looking to next year, I really want to get back to America and attend another convention as well as see some more of the country. I've been given a brilliant opportunity to go to Vegas for the first time following Further Confusion so I really want to make that happen. My favourite holiday of all time was FC2009, and not really so much for the convention itself, more for the things I did before the con. It's great to go someplace with a few friends and just chill out by checking out the sights, scenery and restaurants and so that's what I hope to accomplish in January 2013. Early days yet but plenty of time to plan it all out :)

So yeah, in summary I think I'm on the mend as I have many things to look forward to. I just need to get through the other stuff in between like work, which I'm really not enjoying!
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