Year: 2009

January 6, 2009

No, it is not a sequel to Jim Carrey’s movie, although it is almost as funny.

While I was away for the holidays, my CPAP mask split. Fortunately it happened towards the end of the holiday, and I managed to make a running repair, which got me through the last couple of days. I keep a couple spare at home, so once I got back, I was fine.

However, I’ll now use it as an opportunity to rant about the medical supplies industry in the UK.

January 6, 2009
Eating Well – A Diet Blog:
January 6, 2009 6:50 P.M. Weight: 359.6 lbs.

I’ve been asked to help out on percussion for some friends who are playing a gig in February. Thinking back, it has been over a year since I last played the drums. Anyway, the kit has been retrieved from the garage and is now set up in the lounge, and I need to build up with some practice every day.

Then it occurred to me – this is exercise, no? Doing a web search came up with various calorific values for drumming, but for now I am going to take a very conservative view and record it as 4 kcals per minute.

Every little helps.

January 6, 2009
Eating Well – A Diet Blog:
January 6, 2009 12:08 P.M. Weight: 359.6 lbs.

Things were going fairly well in 2008, until I went on holiday in September. I was not net-connected while away, so just decided to ‘eat sensibly’, and not worry about SYD.

However, when I got back, I didn’t get straight back into SYD again. Up until the holiday, I had been pretty good at keeping my meals logged, but on my return… well, a week went by, then two weeks, with me always thinking ‘I’ll start again next week’.

Around December, I think, I rebooted, but after a couple of days stopped again.

So now I am back with a vengeance, and determined to keep it up.Unfortunately, all the good work I did last year has been undone, and I am heavier than I have been for a while – although I seem to have hungonto my general fitness, which is something. However, from last year, I now know I can lose weight, so it is just a case of getting back up on that (figurative) horse again.