How is everyone this week?
Well last week I was talking about snow and we finally had some! Although there wasn’t enough to make a snow ball let alone a snow man. Within two hours it was all gone. As the week ends the surrounding areas have had loads of snow but nothing for us but it’s so very cold.
What’s been happening in my world? Well I had to go to the doctors this week for some blood tests. While that doesn’t sound very exciting I actually weighed myself and found I was much lighter than I thought I was. Now I am very self conscious so for me to tell the world is quite a big step for me. Before Christmas I was roughly around the seventeen stone mark, perhaps more. Being quite tall does help but I have to say I want to lose weight now. So when I weighed myself I was sixteen stones and six pounds. I have lost over half a stone. How good is that?
I have to say this has now given me the much needed emphasis to lose more. Now my ideal weight is 11 stone and I can tell you now I have no intention of letting myself get that skinny. While I want to lose weight for me it’s not about the weight but the waist line. I was a size 42 waist (again, remember self conscious) but am now down a size to 40. You should have seen my face when I knew I had gone down a size. Instead of a weight target my aim it to go down to a size 36 waist. Not too thin, not too big. Once I get there I can review how things go.
My plan? No silly diets for me! I am looking at cutting down, smaller portions and exercise. My problems with food include my addiction to crisps, potatoes and a few more things. I have already started to tackle those by cutting down to only one packet of crisps per week. The good news is that I am now on the third week of that and no problems so far. I only have potatoes twice a week now, including my much loved Sunday lunch. Becky and I already eat a lot of pasta and rice but that will increase even more now. Also instead of snacking during the day when I get a bit peckish I now munch on carrots. It works.
Also I am exercising more. We have a cross trainer and I am now on that every morning. At present I am doing about 20/25 minutes a morning and some in the evening. My plan is to increase the amount of time on there each week but start gradually to allow my body to get use to the work. Also loads of walking will be taking place, some great hills where I live so that should help too.
Anyway I am not going to bore you. I will keep you posted on how it is going.
The rest of the week has been good. I have not been able to do much work on the bookkeeping this week but have been doing some revising from text books etc. I think I am on track so that’s a good thing.
On the podcasting front I have been busy preparing for this weeks shows and some coming up. We have some special guests coming on the shows in a few weeks. We have comic writers, artists and authors and a few more. Research has been the word of the week, I have been looking at past interviews, reading short stories, working out questions and quite a bit more.
Speaking of podcasting I want to say about the strength of a friend. Now when you listen to a pod you are hearing the finished product, what you may not know is the about of work that goes in behind the scenes. Normally we have about six day to edit the show. Everyone edits in there own style, I have been taught to try and remove every “erm”, pauses on the recording etc. I have only just started editing and for me it’s taking me about 7/8 hours over a few days. You listen to the pod examining every detail and see what can be cut out or changed.
This week for Sina the world came crashing down. Sina had edited half the show with two days to go when it all went wrong. The files were lost with everything on them. Two days of work lost. Now I can tell you Sina was very upset (I know I would be too!) but this is where strength of character came in. Sina picked herself up and edited the show from the beginning! How much work and effort was needed to start again, knowing you have done this already? Sina finished the pod with a day to spare. How amazing is that? Well, I think it’s incredible and I am in awe at Sina’s inner strength in not giving up and making sure everyone got there pod on time. Thank you Sina.
Becky is well. Becky works for a marketing firm and this week has been very busy. The one good thing from working from home is that I can have dinner ready for her or a bath run etc. Just to try and make things a little easier for Becky. Next week I need to start looking for a birthday present for Becky, the 7th February is the big day. Time to start looking.
Hope you have a great weekend and we will speak soon….