Friday, 6 December 2013

My fitness Pal

Created by MyFitnessPal - Free Weight Loss Tools

This is a superb free app, I am getting good results, and costing me nothing !
It is just calorie counting, but the ability to just scan items is really handy, and I need no paper or pen !

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Back Again !


I made the above video Sunday afternoon, and was devastated at seeing myself in it, but the video itself is funny. So, i have started again with my fitness friend, and am trying to abstain from beer until Christmas eve, did ok yesterday, hope to do so today too !

Saturday, 12 October 2013

It's been so long, since I seen you !!

Jesus it's the middle of October already, weighed myself this morning , 16.4.5 which is 2.5 lbs down from the other week, but I work a lot of lates now, so much less drinking time, which is a good thing !!
So many things have changed, our next son has just started Uni, and we have a new grand daughter on the way, we are all so excited.!!
The council tried to fine us for taking the kids on holiday, but we took them on and won, and withdrew the court case !
The weather has finally broken, after a very good summer, but we are both gutted as I have preset holiday's so we cant go abroad for the next 3 years, and by that time only our youngest daughter will be coming with us, that's down from 5 to one in ten years !!
I have just installed "Moves" on my new Sony Z1 phone, which I had to get after Sony shafted me on the repair of my Sony Z, I am very disappointed with them .
Moves tracks all your activity, so I want to see just how good it is !
Work goes on relentlessly, but for that we are grateful.
Here is our latest gift !!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Yet Another Re Start

Well, my school group ( The class of 79 ) has really took off !
We are now talking about a reunion, and I am well up for that, but not in a rush !
Talking to a good friend, he knows one person who now lives on the other side of the world, who is coming back to the UK next July, that would be a brilliant time, and gives me time to lose some weight, so here we go !
I am using My Fitness Pal, as it is a very handy app, and it's free !!
I currently weigh 16.5.5  

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Done !

Well I had no bread or potatoes yesterday ! It's very difficult to find something to eat without either in Ashton on your dinner break though ! I ended up with a plated salad, but just ate the onions, a sliver of pepper and celery. If I had a ton of salt I may of eaten more of the lettuce, but instead it went in the bin !

Day two, and I am a bit better prepared, have a banana and grapes for dinner in my bag !
The weatheris still rubbish, but they say it is going to be glorious from Friday onwards, so we will see !
Got four more days in, then my long weekend, hope to get lots of walking done during it !

Monday, 1 July 2013

Jesus it's July !!

Tut tut !! Well the boss started some milk shake diet the other day, and after a quick flick through the paperwork I concluded I can try and give up bread for a bit.

This is despite me reading an article the other day. that stated that scientists have identified a gene that makes us addicted to bread and potatoes, and that sounds sense to me.

so here I am , 16 -7 , let's see if I can stick to it !!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Now The Carnival Is Over !

And we are back from Turkey with a bump! I was fading in energy come midnight, which was causing some friction with the boss, as well as really bad diarrhea and sickness for both our daughters, then the trots got me. I hardly ate anything for the last three days, and my last visit to the toilet before leaving for the airport was 80% blood, which was a tad scary, I have never done that before !
As soon as we got back home, we both weighed ourselves , and are not happy !
I am now 16.7.5 and need to do something about it. Since returning, my appetite has not returned fully,and I am taking advantage of this. I have installed my fitness pal on my phone again (9.5 lbs heavier than last time I used it ) and so am tracking every calorie I eat and drink.
When I go to work now, I am taking water instead of juice.
I am going back to basic calorie counting, it worked for me once, so can again !
I have also discovered that my gym membership that I thought had been cancelled has not been, so will be heading back there soon, as time permits .

Thursday, 28 March 2013


I had a nice walk yesterday, in the snow in My Native Hadfield.

I was distraught to see this

This is The Masons Arms, rumoured to be turned into a Tesco Express Store.

In this pub the first two of my serious relationships started.
My first love sent a messenger down to get me from the pub, about 9 months after asking her out,to tell me that she loved me one night.

Then on my 21st birthday in the same pub I told my ex girlfriend who was now with my best friend that I still loved her. She told me that was tough, but within 5 months we were back together, and married within the year, so you can see, this place was special to me. i lost my 2 front teeth after sinking tons of pernod in there, just after I had turned 18 !!

Here is the video to my walk Walkies

Elsewhere, It's only 5 weeks to our holidays, and we are getting giddy now !

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The First Day Of Spring

Still here, still working, our holiday is only 7 weeks away now, so it's getting better.
We have scaffolding up at the side of the house, we are finally getting our roof and gable end sorted !

We went out the other night, to support a few friends that were working at the Apethorn pub in Hyde.


Vicky - My Heart Will Go On

We had a great night !

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Life Goes On

Still kicking ! Just finished our week off, started quietly , then our day out on Thursday was a blast, and then the wedding of a good friend of ours on Saturday, It was the most amazing wedding we have ever been too, and must of cost a fortune. It's location however is another story.
We had never been to Chorley, and were amazed by the number of roundabouts and one way systems, it's a nightmare ! Couple this with the fact there are only 2 taxi firms, and the one we waited nearly an hour for only had 5 cars on the road, on a Saturday night ! It made us realise just what a good taxi setup we have here in Tameside.
I have applied for another inspectors job, still waiting for a yes or no to see if I get an interview.
I have sold the focus, managed to pay our holiday off, and bought a little 125 Yamaha scooter, which is a lot of fun !
Here we are waiting for the Taxi !

Thursday, 24 January 2013

My Day

Has gone really well, here are 2 pictures from it ! 

Looking Good

Well I had a quick weigh in this morning at 4 am , and I now weigh 15.9.75 so thats two and a quarter off since Monday !
No alcohol this weekend as the boss is working, so should be ok for the next week or so !
The weather is still really cold, but dry, but snow is forecast for tomorrow, then the temp should go way up, and get rid of all the ice.

Angie is still doing well too, and we are both really looking forward to our holiday !

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Still Going

And me and Angie have decided to try and lose a few pounds before our holiday in May .
I am using a free app, myfitnesspal, which is available on both IOS and Android. It counts calories, and can read bar codes. I am allowed 1440 a day, which is basically what i did in 1991 when I got to 10 - 7.
Today is our second day, and so far so good !

I am totally in love with my new 3D video, and I am trying to sell my Sony PJ10 and 3D Bloggie, to put towards my latest gadget, a Sony TD20. I hope to have this for our holiday, fingers crossed .

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

It's Here !

And what a machine ! I have been toying with the idea of trying 3D video for a while, and what better than a small cheap Sony 3D bloggie.
It has blown me away !! It is amazing ! I have figured out how to upload it to youtube, where it looks good, but on the TV it is breathtaking. It's the future for me !
I never thought my trusty Sony PJ10 would be under threat, but indeed it is !
Unfortunately we have a holiday to pay for very soon, but after that, I am hoping I will own the top of the range Sony 3D video camera by the time we go in May .

I am back at work again, going well, just done my first day of nine, before my long weekend

.A 3d Sample !   Use the old style Red/ Green glasses to watch in 3D, or turn 3D off to watch it in the old money :-)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Trying to keep up 1

Well here's my 2nd post for 2013 !
The weather has not let up at all, rain, rain and more rain !
I am back at work now, my 3rd day just about to start.
I want to do something about my weight before our holiday in May, but the boss is insistent we ain't joining WW or SW, so just plain old exercise for us, when it stops raining !
I have abandoned Android by the way , I now have an Iphone 5 !
I have just ordered a 3D Sony bloggie off Amazon, so hopefully will have a new toy to play with soon !

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Morning 2013

Had an early night last night, Angie was at work, and so I watched the fireworks for 15 minutes in London then went to bed. I had to listen to the volley of fireworks that gradually abated, until some idiot decided to do another salvo around 2 AM !

My party went brilliantly, I was so humbled by the amount of family and friends that came to see me .
I am now 50 years old !
hoping to get a walk around Dovestones today, weather permitting !