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.