Tim Oakes

Made to make you think

Monday, November 21, 2005


I don't want to get too self righteous or jump onto the moral high ground but I do want to set a challenge. For Christmas this year why don't you give or ask for just one selfless gift? Get something for someone else who could use it alot more than you, I dare you! In my family we're always made to write lists and so this year I've asked for 20 chickens! It's only a small step but an important one. Check out send a cow gifts here

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Guess the weight competition!

For those of you who don't know my medical history I suffer from a condition called minimal loss nephrotic syndrome. Basically my kidneys leak but thankfully it only happens periodically!
Anyway there are these quality steriods that sort me right out but one of the main side effects is weight gain. I thought it could be my latest competition for you to guess how much weight I put on while I'm taking them.

Just so you have some idea of the magnitude of weight gain I've had this treatment twice before. The first time I took 80mg daily and put on 2 stone in 4 weeks! The second time I put on 1 stone 3Ib's. This time I'm on 40 mg again and my current weight is 73kg (roughly 11.5stone)

The competition is to guess how fat will Tim get?

I'll except kg's, stone!


Tuesday, November 08, 2005


If you're a jigsaw fan like me then check this out. I've successfully wasted much of precious time attempting to make it up the leader board.