I’m so close to one of my big numbers in my weight loss. This morning I weighed in at 18 Stone 1.6 pounds, the number I’m currently getting excited about is 18 stone.
The reason being it’s the upper weight limit on lots of things and to be back inside that limit will be a good feeling.
I’ve also requested a meeting at work can be moved so I can start going to running club…. I’ve never really tried running before so will be interesting to see how that one goes!
Posted in Diet
Tagged diet, Weight
Shutting down my desktop and the stupid thing crashed so I forced a power off.
On switching it back on it can’t find it’s SSD. So currently rather hoping on of the suggestions if leaving it powered up to sort itself out might work! Looks like I might be on using a laptop till I work this one out.
I was loving the speed of an SSD until today. My searching suggests it’s a fairly common problem after a forced restart…… Please computer make it work again I really don’t want to have to start again with Windows…….
I wonder if I will be grumpy or happy in half an hour……..
Why of course what you do on a Sunday is re-create your dynamic web page to help motivate your diet and gym going weight loss.
I used to have one of these and people kept telling me I should do it again, so I dusted off my brain and played with PHP for a bit today. I had to re-learn lots of the PHP mysql stuff as all the functions I used to like using have been depreciated. GRRS
But it’s back, this makes me happy. No I have to keep losing weight or the whole world can see when I don’t……
This morning is an exciting morning as the scales say I weigh 18 stone 13 pounds. There is something very nice about going down to the next band stone the bottom of 19 did seem to be taking forever!
What is new about this time though is I’m also fitter than I’ve been in ages and am looking forward to more exercise!
To give a little bit more context I started the year at 21 stone so that’s now 29 pounds since then or 13.154 kg for metric people. The next big event I have to look forward to is the ten percent body weight gone!
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Tagged diet, exercise, Weight
Yeah it’s freezing outside so everyone is wrapped up warm. So why is the train such an oven today? I have yet another one of my silly ideas as well as a temperature setting there should be a second thermostat on metro type trains setting the maximum difference from the outside temperature.
Being me I’m just sitting in my fleece and coat melting slightly. As taking both off gives me a good chance of leaving them behind, it also makes getting on and off the train far slower.
The only problem with my new scheme is how to cope with people not wearing sensible clothes for the weather. Not sure how to get round that one, but maybe it would encourage them to change their habits or we could have a special oven coach for them.
I can even claim this scheme would save electricity with less heating being required.
Posted in Train, Weather
Tagged Snow, Travel
I’ve been working on my fitness and started eating more healthily at the same time. On Friday I managed my first proper (i.e. not from knees plank) this has really made my week.
There’s 2 more pounds to go to get me down to 19 stone. The BBC website suggests 14 stone 6 will take my BMI down to 30 (that’s just overweight instead of obese), so that’s the next big target, and the giant target is 12 stone (i.e. the top of the normal weight range)
So to the giant target (which isn’t the end goal) is 7 stone 2 pounds from now.
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So I decided to ask Orange to unlock an iPhone. All they have to do to do this is give the IMEI number to apple for apple to put on their database as an unlocked phone. This was so I could move over to Vodafone.
When I was chasing them on the 5th of February I got this
The details were placed on to our data base on the 28th of January and the timescale would be up to 30 days.
As soon as the code has been generated and the handset unlocked you will be sent an email.
It took until Wednesday 6th March for them to send me the your iPhone is unlocked e-mail, given I’d already ported my number I’d chucked a diffrent SIM in the iPhone I was waiting for them to unlock anyway and was happily using it from the end of the week before.
Now O2 and Vodafone seem to be able to unlock an iPhone in a couple of days. I’ve got a nasty feeling Orange make it take ages on purpose as it should be so simple to automate this process.
I’d been an orange customer for ages, but this has ensured it will take a lot to ever convince me to go back to Orange or EE.
Whereas Vodafone have been brilliant so far, had to ring them up to ask for roaming was expecting the standard orange nightmare, but firstly I wasn’t on hold for ages (another of orange’s favourite games) and secondly the menu system made sense to navigate and the person who answered was efficient.
I’ll be sticking to Vodafone for a while I think. Oh the signal is also far better at home, and even if it wasn’t I’d have the option of sure signal.
I only have one nag with Vodafone which is the annoying little pop-up window that opens when I log into their website.
I finally got round to doing something that has been nagging at me for ages this weekend and have changed the thermostat in my car.
I must thank the good people of the Volvo forums for firstly confirming my thoughts that the temp gauge should normally point straight up to 12 o’clock and not fall when driving on motorways.
They also gave some useful tips such as use a torx socket and don’t even try with a torx screwdriver.
When I’d finished my work and topped the cooling system back up I was eager to go test my car, but knowing I’d spilt a small amount of the old coolant and how it can make animals sick I gave the drive a good clean first!
Not trusting in my work I filled an old two litre bottle with water and set off keeping a good eye on the temperature gauge. I had of course let the car idle on the drive and get up to temperature that way hoping any air locks would show themselves. On my trip the temperature gauge didn’t budge from the 12 o’clock position and I carefully included some motorway driving on it as well.
I am told on of the things that over cooling does is cause over fuelling. I’m off on a two day trip to Belgium and France soon so am looking forward to seeing what the fuel consumption does there. I must admit I have been bad and not worked out the before fuel consumption, but thinking something was not working perfectly I was going for the rather not know method.
The other thing that has suddenly changed is I used to like the cabin heat dial in a certain position, but if I try and use the same position now it is fixed the car turns into an oven.
I do love fixing things myself the parts cost my about 30 quid and a local independent Volvo specialist wanted over 100 quid for the work. I do wish I had a garage with a two post ramp though! Might have to try one of the hire a ramp by hour places one day, but if I do make a boo boo would rather do it with my car on my drive and not somewhere that charges per hour.
Posted in Car
Tagged Car, DIY
So we are off from Clapham junction to Denmark Hill.
So the pub crawl has started!
I’ve so far managed to stay on my diet coke! Kat and Steve were slightly delayed by the wrong exit from Clapham junction.
We have started at the Falcon for Clapham Junction.