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Weight and Stuff Report – 1 March 2015

Weight: 219.7 pounds (15 stone 9.7 pounds, 99.7 kg)
Steps taken: Not a lot

The scale seems to be having a fit of randomness again, as it’s alleging that I’m three pounds heavier today than yesterday…

Today being St David’s Day, here are a couple of Welsh Dragons for you:

Dragons!

Dragons!

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/120s
Focal length: 56mm
ISO: 250
Taken: 1 March, 2015

February 2015 Round-up

Well, February seems to have had enough and is slinking off into obscurity, or at least the past, which I suppose it’s time for the usual summary thingy.

Weight

It’s been a month of ups and downs, so I wouldn’t read much into this

February 1: 217.7 pounds (15 stone 7.7 pounds, 98.7 kg)
February 28 : 216.7 pounds (15 stone 6.7 pounds, 98.3 kg)

That’s a statistically insignificant fall of one whole pound (0.4kg)

Eating

Nothing out of the ordinary…

Exercise

I managed a couple of weekend outings, but there’s been a lot less lunchtime walking than usual, which isn’t good at all.

Posting

Another quiet month – just 35 posts including this one

Stuff

Errr, not a lot to say this month. Maybe more next time…

Weight and Stuff Report – 28 February 2015

Weight: 216.7 pounds (15 stone 6.7 pounds, 98.3 kg)
Steps taken: 6,416

Another random downward oscillation today…

It’s been a bit dull and grey today, so the motivation to go anywhere with a camera was somewhat lacking. So I went to the Metrocentre, looked at a few things, but totally failed to come home with anything more interesting than a work shirt.

Today’s photo is evidence that the Durham dancing lion thingy likes donuts.

Lions like donuts

Lions like donuts

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 36.6mm
ISO: 400
Location: 54° 46.5989′ 0″ N 1° 34.5146′ 0″ W
Taken: 21 February, 2015

And I didn’t see him pay for them, you know…

Weight and Stuff Report – 27 February 2015

Weight: 218.6 pounds (15 stone 8.6 pounds, 99.2 kg)
Steps taken: 3,777

Another upward oscillation thingy today. Eventually, I may find a tuit and try to do something about that, but for now here’s another photo of the Lion Dance in Durham last weekend:

Lion

Lion

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4.3
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 30.9mm
ISO: 200
Location: 54° 46.5829′ 0″ N 1° 34.6143′ 0″ W
Taken: 21 February, 2015

Weight and Stuff Report – 26 February 2015

Weight: 217.4 pounds (15 stone 7.4 pounds, 98.6 kg)
Steps taken: 3,246

Another oddly large upward thingy today. Must be random wossnames in the space-time continuum, or something.

Today’s photo is of a figure on the opposite side of the entrance from yesterday’s angel, who seems to be a monk:

Monk? Or somebody...

Monk? Or somebody…

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/400s
Focal length: 41.3mm
ISO: 200
Location: 54° 46.3435′ 0″ N 1° 34.5808′ 0″ W
Taken: 21 February, 2015

 

Weight and Stuff Report – 24 February 2015

Weight: 217.2 pounds (15 stone 7.2 pounds, 98.5 kg)
Steps taken: 3,068

Yesterday’s scale misbehaviour seems to have been caused by me moving it slightly when I was rearranging some boxes. This caused it to be less level than usual, which results in odd readings, or so it seems. Back to a more believable figure today, yay.

In contrast to yesterday’s untouched image, this one has been given a good seeing to in an attempt to create the image I had in my head rather than what was in front of my eyes. It’s a view of the Cloisters in Durham Cathedral. Not being inside the main building, it’s an area where photography is allowed…

Cloisters

Cloisters

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 27.9mm
ISO: 1000
Location: 54° 46.3894′ 0″ N 1° 34.5432′ 0″ W
Taken: 21 February, 2015

Weightless Stuff Report – 23 February 2015

Steps taken: 4,163

No weight report today because the scale was definitely playing up. Its reading suggested that I’d gained a little over ten pounds since yesterday, which is a wee bit unlikely, all things considered. And investigation will follow…

Here’s another photo of Durham Cathedral – this is in Fujifilm’s Classic Chrome film simulation, and apart from a slight crop, it’s unedited.

Durham in Classic Chrome

Durham in Classic Chrome

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5
Shutter speed: 1/400s
Focal length: 30.9mm
ISO: 200
Location: 54° 46.4326′ 0″ N 1° 34.6181′ 0″ W
Taken: 21 February, 2015

Weight and Stuff Report – 22 February 2015

Weight: 219.8 pounds (15 stone 9.8 pounds, 99.7 kg)
Steps taken: Not very many

In a quite unexpected development[1], I’m a wee bit heavier today. And it’s been a quiet day in, so we can probably expect more of that…

Like most cathedrals, Durham has a lot of stone carvings, and it’s easy to miss some of them. For instance, I don’t think this one has ever registered in my brain before.

Cow

Cow

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 135mm
ISO: 800
Location: 54° 46.4428′ 0″ N 1° 34.5926′ 0″ W
Taken: 21 February, 2015

[1] Hi Keith!  :wave: