Slimming World Quick Update – The REALLY Long Haul

Subtitle – Michael, please give my consultant one of your calculators.

Last night I was thumbing proudly through my book and glowing over my progress over the last five weeks, when I realised that something didn’t quite add up about my weight loss. It wasn’t until this morning when I was crunching numbers over my weetabix that I realised that a few weeks ago, when I had apparently lost five pounds, I had only lost three. So, the one and a half stone certificate I received last night was a bit overdue. My total weight loss is one stone five pounds, not a stone and a half. Dammit. This is going to be a long enough journey without taking two steps back for every three steps forwards.

I’m extra determined to get a good loss this week now. This weight has got to go!

Slimming World Week 5 – The Long Haul

Back from another session at Slimming World armed with another bag of fruit after being Slimmer of the Week for a third time. With another 2lb gone, it takes my overall weight loss to 1 and a half stone (a.k.a. 21lb, a.k.a. 9kg). It looks like my weight loss has started to slow down from the big 6lb losses of my first few weeks to a still quite acceptable, steady, one or two pounds a week. Fair enough, I can live with that, as long as it’s a loss each week, I should still be on track for making a huge difference to my life within the year, and be heading towards my target within two.

Video Squee: She Builds Quick Machines – Velvet Revolver

The video for Velvet Revolver‘s first single from Libertad, She Builds Quick Machines, is up on YouTube for viewing. So, in order to provide objective and constructive feedback on this marvellous piece of work, I’ve watched it a few times. It’s a dirty job, my friends, but someone’s gotta do it.

As mentioned previously the director, Dean Karr, was planning something special for our top-hatted friend…

Script Frenzy!

For all the writers out there who love the madness of NaNoWriMo and can’t wait ’til November to have another go, why not stretch your muscles another way with this new challenge?

Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants attempt the creatively daring feat of writing an original, full-length screenplay—or stage play—in a single month. Spurred by a wild deadline and buoyed by a community of countless other writers, Script Frenzy participants can’t be bothered with self-doubt—or editing. They’re too busy writing by the seat of their pants, typing out beautiful, flawed stories that no one else could have dreamt up.

Week 4 Weigh In

A bit of a disappointment this week, with only a pound and a half gone. Still, that’s a total of one stone five pounds in four weeks, which isn’t bad, and I did get my Body Magic Silver, so it’s not all bad news. And I do have a strategy for the coming week… I’m sticking to Original for a while, because I reckon the starchy veg that’s free on Green aren’t doing me many favours, so time to pull down the menu I had planned and put together a new one.

Slimming World Week 4 – Body Magic

Coming to the end of my first month on Slimming World, and startling just about everyone who knows me by actually sticking to it. My total weight loss so far stands at 17 and a half pounds, but I have another weigh-in tomorrow, so we’ll see what happens then. I’ve stopped predicting how much I’ll lose, because in truth I don’t know. All I can do is stick to the plan and just let the weight loss happen. At least I know it will, in its own time.

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