47 entries about health, across 12 years. All themes

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  • The Vitruvian Man Strikes Back

    17:15 · 26th Feb 2022

    In which we’re still looking at how well I’ve managed to balance my Venn diagram of physical, mental and social well-being.


  • In Case of Emergency

    07:25 · 23rd Nov 2021

    In which past versions of Carlos outline what Now-Carlos should do for when shit starts hitting the fan.

  • Revenge of the Vitruvian Man

    10:09 · 4th Apr 2021

    In which we continue to look at how well I’ve managed to balance my Venn diagram of physical, mental and social well-being.



  • Minimalism is #$@&%*!

    07:00 · 4th Aug 2019

    In which I give you my top tips for making the road to minimalist living more bearable.

  • The Vitruvian Man

    07:00 · 24th Feb 2019

    In which I embark on a year-long journey of continued self-discovery by learning about and measuring my well-being through quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Three Pricks and Two Vials

    07:00 · 10th Feb 2019

    In which I become pro-active with my health, take matters into my own hands and draw blood samples in my kitchen.

  • Mellowing My Motherforking Moods

    07:00 · 27th Jan 2019

    In which I spend a year tracking my moods and start learning mature coping mechanisms to deal with life’s ups and downs.


  • The Beauty of Daily Routines

    07:00 · 18th Nov 2018

    In which I outline the practical steps and positive results of embracing the beauty of a daily routine.

  • Can I Change My Charming Character?

    07:00 · 23rd Sep 2018

    In which I ask my friends, family and co-workers to answer a, ‘What am I like?’ survey and reflect on their anonymous answers.

  • Managing My Motherfucking Moods

    07:00 · 15th Jul 2018

    In which I spend six months being my own emotional detective, tracking my moods and figuring out what makes me tick.

  • The Ketogenic Man

    07:00 · 1st Jul 2018

    In which I answer life’s hard questions, like, ‘Can I eat all the avocado in the world?’ by going on the keto diet.

  • Limping with Demons

    13:00 · 1st Apr 2018

    In which there’s only three weeks left to the London Marathon and I must confess, I’m not sure if I’m ready to run it.


  • The Descension

    21:00 · 21st Aug 2017

    In which I talk about how after not smoking for 4 years I failed and started again.

  • Don’t Run with Your Mouth Open

    19:00 · 12th Aug 2017

    In which Ben and I run a 5k to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and Lucien throws paint into our mouths.

  • 1 out of 16 Personalities

    10:00 · 31st Jul 2017

    In which I want to believe that people can’t be pigeon-holed but clearly I can be.

  • Interrogating the Demons

    08:00 · 25th Jun 2017

    In which I start cleaning out the cobwebs of my mind by reading, meditating and dying a sweaty death at hot yoga.

  • I Trained, I Ran, I Puked

    09:00 · 8th Apr 2017

    In which I complete my first half marathon, raise money in memory of Amanda and puke across the finish line.

  • In Memoriam: Amanda

    09:00 · 4th Jan 2017

    In which I begin training for my first half marathon and set the stage for raising money in memory of Amanda.


  • The Joys of Living on Joylent

    21:00 · 21st Feb 2016

    In which I live on Joylent, the meal replacement beverage, for a week, keeping a day-by-day account of the experience.

  • Planning a Post-Mortem Party

    21:00 · 14th Jan 2016

    In which Death reminds all us about our fragile human-condition and I decide to make plans for my eventual demise.


  • Push Ups, Planks and Puking

    11:00 · 15th Nov 2015

    In which I continue this new-found obsession with quantifying myself, looking at the exercise progress I’ve made and realise I sleep more than I think, albeit unevenly.

  • Nordic Cuisine; Kokosbollar

    16:00 · 24th Oct 2015

    In which I share a recipe of a Nordic childhood favourite, which will put your child(ren) into sugar-induced comas—of delightfulness.

  • Exercising the Demons

    14:00 · 7th Jun 2015

    In which I continue paying for Past Carlos’ mistakes and reluctance to listen of his own body.

  • 365 Days of Delicious Data

    23:00 · 21st Apr 2015

    In which we I begin to quantify myself and we take a look at all the places I’ve been in the last year, thanks to the ever-present and watchful eye of Big Brother.


  • 800 Days of Breathing

    17:00 · 2nd Dec 2014

    In which I count the numerous days until I can put on my finest suit, comb my grey hair, go to my local shop to pick up their most expensive ivory pipe and start smoking again.

  • My Kingdom For a Rye Bread

    14:00 · 29th Jun 2014

    It’s been too long since I’ve had some rye bread and left with few options I suppose I’ll just have to make my own. Oh no.

  • My Body: The Trash Receptacle

    22:51 · 16th Apr 2014

    Slowly and surely my lifestyle has gone from “Unlikely to make it to 20” to “Coronary Heart Disease in mid-forties” and finally to “Might make to 77.”



  • Carlos versus Cancer

    23:09 · 30th Nov 2012

    In which I finish growing a mildly trustworty moustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.

  • Not a Shower, nor a Grower

    21:57 · 20th Nov 2012

    In which I grow a moustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.

  • On a Very Special Carlos

    10:38 · 27th Oct 2012

    In which I’ve taken a break from smoking and realise how few entries I’ve written this year.