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Introducing... Chris!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Bonjour! My name's Chris (I'm not French).

I am a digital marketing type and a bit of a geek, who spends his days coding and surfing the waves of social media (I'm so cool it hurts, honestly) and his evening in the gym, on a bike or... well, coding some more. Told you I was a geek.

I'm also WAMK's fifth and newest member, only beard-wearer, resident boy, pet bear and eye candy (I believe exactly three of those things to be true). You might remember me from a guest post I wrote about a year ago, where I talked about losing 100lbs (seven stone) over six months through Slimming World.

I have kept that weight off for very nearly a year now (I hit my target at the end of November) - and I've done so through the things Slimming World taught me, a whole heap of exercise, and despite my love of Pic 'n' Mix.

For those who are interested, I put my extra weight on during college, and then really piled it on afterwards when I was basically unemployed and had nothing to do but sit at home and eat out of boredom. I carried those extra pounds around with me for years (while convincing myself that I was just heavy set, and that clothes sizes were all wrong), before last year my life basically fell apart and I found myself fat, homeless and unhappy and decided to make a change for the better - a permanent one. I shed the weight so quickly due to dogged determination and the apparent advantage my chromosomes gave me, but I still understand how damned hard maintaining a diet can be, especially when all around you seems determined to throw you off course.

What can you expect from me here at WAMK? Well, I plan on covering Slimming World related stuff as well as recipes, gym chat and "the boy stuff", as Sarah described it (the one thing in the world I'm probably qualified to write about). I can be a little bit acerbic, a little bit cynical and a little bit grumpy, but I try to at least be funny with it - feel free to shout at me if I don't manage it. I won't mind.


  1. Congratulations on your weight loss xx.

  2. It's probably worth me pointing out that I don't normally look that smug - I just don't photograph well. I'd also shaved the aforementioned beard off a mere few moments before this photo was taken.

    It comes and goes.

  3. Congrats on weight loss and welcome to WAMK! It will be interesting to have a guys perspective on weight loss related things! S

  4. Well met, Chris! It'll be good to hear some of your success tips :)

    Jamie @ Zombie Food to Zombie Fit

  5. I can tell I'm going to love your posts already, congratulations on your weight loss, amazing achievement!!


  6. Welcome to WAMK! I already like your style so looking forward to reading more of your posts :)

  7. Ha, I love your tone of voice. Are you going to be bringing some SEO skills to the blog as well? ;)

    1. Shush you. : P

      I'm glad people like my tone, I had a horrible feeling that all the nice people here would shun me for being a grumpy bum.

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