12 Stone 0 Pounds

January 24, 2009

Amazingly, I lost weight!

When we got back from holiday and I was expecting the worst. In fact thanks to a lot of walking and some self restraint, even at the Chinese buffet! I did lose a few pounds. I had hoped to just get away without gaining anything so this is a real bonus.

See you next time 🙂

Harry’s Game

January 24, 2009


Bah! Imagine reading this, barely moments (2 years and 3 months and a bit) after I’ve officially tied the knot with Paul.

The cow, I bet she was rubbish and didn’t put out, so I’d have packed her too!

On the plus side, this means that now he’s free from that “girlfriend” Chelsy Davey, my (totally age inappropriate) crush on Harry can move to “another level.”

His moving to Sheffield to be close to me will not be ideal, given that he has a lot of London duties and stuff but we’ll work something out.

In a statement issued today, I said “Bugger! Obviously, my thoughts are with Harry and his family at this sad time and his need for meaningless gratification at this time”

12 Stone 2 Pounds

January 14, 2009

Doing well, been a couple of weeks and I’m down to 12 Stone 2 Pounds.

Tomorrow, I’m going on holiday for a week, this could be disaster for my waistline! Will have to try and do lots of walking around see the sights to burn off the holiday food and drink 🙂

Fingers crossed.

StrangeFruit #001 – The Pomelo

January 13, 2009

Yay, number one in a (probably short) series of post featuring exciting, exotic and down right strange fruits.

Todays strange fruit is the Pomelo or Chinese Grapefruit.

Lets take a look.

Pomelo 001


Pomelo 003

Now we’re getting somewhere, look at the thickness of that pith!

Pomelo 004

Segments, the size is difficult convey without something in the picture to give scale, these are about 8-9cm long!

Pomelo 005

Ready to eat.

Pomelo 007

The verdict?

Really rather good, more like an Orange than Grapefruit, I think that is mostly because of the lack of the bitter edge that you often get with a Grapefruit. The flesh is also very robust, almost meaty, and I mean that in a good way 🙂

Will I buy one again?

Probably not, the effort involved in opeing it and removing all the membranes just isnt worth it. I’ll stick with nice easy to peel Clementines 🙂

Join me next time when I tackle another extreme strange fruit!

Beard Watch 2009 the final eh!

January 13, 2009

Oooh, its still coming on…
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and then the final position, It cant go much further as I’ve been told that this beard will not be going to Tenerife………
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and then, as soon as it arrived, it was gone!
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Shoes, Yeah you guessed, more Adidas :-)

January 9, 2009

Samba JP 004

Ooops I did it again. Indeed.

Anyways, here we have a another reborn classic Adidas shoe released under the Adidas Originals brand. The Samba JP Leather, inspired by the legendary Samba football boot, this shoe takes the classic soccer detailing, blends it with today’s street style and throws it back in your 21st century face.

Love em!

Beard Watch 2009 #2

January 8, 2009

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7th January 2009


January 7, 2009

So, the BMI thing, according to the NHS I’m currently squarely overweight with a BMI of 26.9.

My target of 10 Stone 6 Pounds will look like this.

You can check yours here.

Beard Watch 2009 #1

January 6, 2009


4th January 2009

Welcome to Ten Stone Six.

January 5, 2009

We’ve just had Christmas and I’m dismayed to discover that I’ve hit an all time high of 12 Stones and 6 Pounds.

Join my (hopefully) succesful journey to my target weight of 10 Stones and 6 Pounds.

I’m only 5’7” in height so that make my BMI something like a million, I’ll work it out properly later.

I’m not doing anything fancy, just eating less and maybe exercising more.

Stay tuned for my regular updates 🙂