Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 2014 Round-up

Well, that’s April over and done with, which of course means it’s time for this thingy.

Weight

There have been some downs and ups this month, though mostly up in the last few weeks

April 1: 218 pounds (15 stone 8 pounds, 98.9 kg)
April 30: 218.8 pounds (15 stone 8.8 pounds, 99.2 kg)

That’s a statistically insignificant rise of 0.8 pounds (0.4kg), but it’s about four pounds (1.8kg) more than my lowest weight of the month, oops.

Eating

Generally being quite good, especially at lunchtime. The less wine thing is currently on hold, which might account for the lack of weight loss in recent weeks. Oops.

Exercise

I’ve managed a few walks, but not as many as I’d have liked.

Posting

This report brings the April total to 40, which is still on the low side.

Stuff

Did I mention I got a new guitar? Well, I’m still working on that. More reports to follow, as time allows…

Weight and Stuff Report – 30 April 2014

Weight: 218.8 pounds (15 stone 8.8 pounds, 99.2 kg)
Steps taken: 3,898

Aaaaaaand back down a wee bit today. How random.

Today’s photo is another view of Carlisle Castle. Who knows, this weekend I might actually get a chance to get out and take some fresh ones…

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/800s
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 29 March, 2014

Weight and Stuff Report – 29 April 2014

Weight: 219.2 pounds (15 stone 9.2 pounds, 99.4 kg)
Steps taken: 4,162

Hmmm, up again today…

Just time for a photo – this is the rear view of the Spanish City in Whitley Bay. There used to be an amusement park behind it, but that was replaced by a school some years ago. I’ve cropped this image down to isolate the dome and hide the boring gates and things…

The Spanish City

The Spanish City

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/1500s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 19 April, 2014

Weight and Stuff Report – 27 April 2014

Weight: 219.5 pounds (15 stone 9.5 pounds, 99.6 kg)
Steps taken: 6,864

Hmm, up again…

Having had a day in yesterday, other than breakfast and shopping, I was determined to get out for a while today, but the miserable damp weather restricted this to a bit of a wander around the shops.

Here’s a view of something I’m spending a lot of time with:

Strat

Strat

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/10s
Focal length: 46.3mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 22 April, 2014

Weight and Stuff Report – 25 April 2014

Weight: 218.7 pounds (15 stone 8.7 pounds, 99.2 kg)
Steps taken: 4,702

Ho hum, up again today. No long walks today, and only a brief escape from the office at lunchtime…

Today’s photo is of what I’m afraid I’ll have to call one of Newcastle’s iconic buildings, Cross House:

Cross House

Cross House

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/900s
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 23 March, 2014

Weight and Stuff Report – 24 April 2014

Weight: 217.6 pounds (15 stone 7.6 pounds, 98.7 kg)
Steps taken: 7,482

And today’s random variation is a downward one, yay. Or something like that, anyway.

I had a slightly different work day – I had to go to Darlington to visit some people and look at some things[1], which let me have a nice walk from the station to the place I was going. And back.

Today’s photo is of those lively giant sandcastle thingies at Whitley Bay:

Sandcastles!

Sandcastles!

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/600s
Focal length: 22.3mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 19 April, 2014

[1] Commercially sensitive information.[2]
[2] Really. I could tell you more, but then one of us would have to shoot somebody, or something like that

Weight and Stuff Report – 22 April 2014

Weight: 218.5 pounds (15 stone 8.5 pounds, 99.1 kg)
Steps taken: 4,356

Down a bit today. To celebrate going back to work, I had my hair cut and got some discount chocolate  :bouncy:

Here’s a picture of some green rocks. You’d think they’d try to keep them a bit cleaner than that…

Rocks

Rocks

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/340s
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 19 April, 2014