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22 May 2001 @ 11:42 am
Today will be a good day :) We're off to London in about 2 hours time to go and see Marillion this evening :)

I was supposed to be getting up when J left for work and doing some work myself, but I ended up firstly setting the alarm for an hour later to get a little more sleep, then switching off the alarm and going back to sleep for yet another hour. So I've not done much, but I've printed out a chapter to go through and look for grammer/wording problems.

My weight seems to be coming down - in the last 4 days or so I've been on track for losing about half a pound a week, which would take about 11 months to drop down to 9 and a half stone. But whatever, it's a start :) And if I actually start doing excerise as well as not snacking then that'll help too.

Best go pack coz I gotta leave to go meet J soon :)

Going to see Marillion *bounce*
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Anathema "Alternative 4"
jaqjaq on May 22nd, 2001 04:05 am (UTC)

Do you mean 'grammar'?

Er anyway so doing your sums backwards works out you weight about the same as me now... *helpful smile*
Margaretpling on May 22nd, 2001 04:10 am (UTC)
Bout 11 stone 4 ish.
jaq: contemplativejaq on May 22nd, 2001 05:38 am (UTC)
Don't want to come across as too sceptical, but how can you measure to an accuracy of half a pound over a few days? Most people vary up and down by more than that in the course of a few days anyway (don't they? I know I do). In fact if you'll excuse my rudeness, you can lose that much by having a good shit. Sorry.
Brucegrowf on May 22nd, 2001 05:40 am (UTC)
I actually know someone who bet a lass he could match her weight-loss of eight pounds in a single toilet visit - and won.

I don't want to think about that any more though.
Philvento on May 22nd, 2001 08:44 am (UTC)

If you watched Survivor last night, you'll know that one of the contestants smuggled in 4 sausages (in condoms) by shoving them up his arse. Apparently, when he went to 'retrieve' them, he could only find 3... (Maybe that's better than finding 5.)

They didn't say how many people ate the sausages, though :)
Margaretpling on May 23rd, 2001 12:14 pm (UTC)
Re: sceptic
Sure. And what's more, our scales aren't even accurate enough to read half pounds.

So what I was refering to was a program I've got on my Palm that when you put weight in every day calculates a weighted average over the last 20 days (iirc, could be 10, but I'm pretty sure it's 20). So providing you weigh yourself at roughly the same point in each day (which I don't, quite, as I'm not getting up at 6am on weekends to weigh myself ;) ) and in the same clothes then it smoothes out the differences provided by when you last went to the loo. And when you last had a drink of water. Whatever it might be. So the weighted average of the last 20 days of my weight has been lower each day for the last 4 or so, and if it keeps to that trend then it'll be .5 pounds lower per week. Obviously I also am aware that it won't be a smooth even trend unless I actually make more of an effort than I'm willing to do. The program is supposed to go with a calorie counting diet. But I cba with that, I'm not particularly overweight, I'm just a little heavier than I should be. I was only commenting on it coz it means that stopping eating the snacks is not just stopping the weight gain, but actually having a positive effect. I use it coz I find it a) a nice toy (I'm a sucker for things that draw graphs of statistics) and b) a useful way of proving that avoiding most of the opportunities to eat crisps does more than just make me feel like I'm depriving myself of something ;)
posthasteposthaste on May 22nd, 2001 06:38 am (UTC)
Just curious, what is Marillion, a band?

Martin Atkins: happymart on May 22nd, 2001 08:56 am (UTC)

That is correct. Going to see them bounce seems a little wasteful to me! (*duck*)

Margaretpling on May 23rd, 2001 12:26 pm (UTC)

Yeah, Posthaste, Marillion is a band. Not very well known in the States, though.

And h does bounce around a lot when he sings, but *thwap* to Martmart coz you knew what I meant!