I’ve always been the kid who was just a little chubbier than his friends, but never the fat kid. Then I got a car and started getting a bit fat. Then I moved to London, stopped having a car but started having hundreds of pubs and got fatter again. To add to all of that, my wife and I discovered just how much wine we love.

You guessed it – fatter again!

This blog is my journey back to an acceptable weight using nothing but willpower, technology and information. I am not giving anything up, I am not dieting. I am changing my lifestyle permanently in much the same way I did when I stopped smoking.

In fact, that’s the catch phrase I’ve been looking for. I’m not dieting, I’m just stopping being fat.