Weight Archive

You’re a bruiser, a solid unit; our little colossus. As I hold you in my now, quivering arms, all 13lbs 7.5ozs of you; I wonder to myself whether after just six weeks, my little boy won’t be little for very much longer. You’re already near topping the charts in the percentile tables. A view of an average, across the board look at boys aged six weeks in the UK currently ranks you in the 98th percentile. This means, on average, there are only two boys out of every 100 that are bigger than you. Sure these things are not necessarily constant – your sister went from 80 percentile down to below 20 percentile over the course of a year – but everyone still looks at her

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I am the wrong side of 15½ stone. Some of you reading this might think that a six foot tall, 36 year old man might indeed be the wrong side of 13 stone. You are right. But 15½ stone feels like a lifetime away from my last knee operation – where I spent six months alternating between crutches and walking stick – living off anything that could be delivered, dead in a box. My weight ballooned. My belly ballooned. It took a wedding, a child and a fragile state of mind for it to come down. But now it is slowly rising again. Why? Because I’m bored – I eat when I’m bored. It’s slightly better than smoking or drinking or that thing that could

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