January 2010 Round-up

I thought I’d do this month’s round-up in good time for a change. I can’t guarantee I’ll keep that up for the rest of the year, but I’ll try…


Well, I have managed to keep weighing myself this month…

January 1: 228 pounds (16 stone 4 pounds, 103.4 kg)
January 31: 230.2 pounds (16 stone 6.2 pounds, 104.4 kg)
Difference: A rise of 2.2 pounds (1 kg), though it has been fluctuating fairly wildly


I’ve generally been having a bagel for lunch, as I mentioned recently, but I have been a naughty boy and added the odd pasty-type thing from Greggs. If I can just keep to the bagels, I’d probably start losing some weight…


While the exercise bike is still giving me disapproving looks because I’m still neglecting it, I did manage to walk to work on nine out of a possible twenty days, which is the most I’ve done in a long time. If there had been less snow in the early part of the month, I might have done even better.


Well. I’m not sure what happened there. It’s not as if I did any of that new year’s resolution stuff, or even forced myself to start typing more nonsense, but the total for January (including this post, but not any that I might do later today) will be 65. Not huge by Losing it[1] standards, but more than the combined total for September to December inclusive, and more than the last normal posting month, August. Not only that, but I’ve tried to make the daily weight posts a little more interesting by adding more pictures.


I’ve been out and about with the cameras a wee bit more this month, both despite[1] and because of[2] the weather. I took 461 pictures this month (excluding any that I might have deleted on-camera as they were completely useless) and took at least one picture on 21 out of 31 days, which is a lot more than I’ve managed since the summer. I’ve posted more pictures on Flickr than I have in a very long time, and I’ve even started participating in some groups there, for the first time in even longer. On the other hand, I haven’t quite got around to adding more pictures to my new photo site, but I’m sure I’ll get there….

[1] It’s hard to get motivated to go out and take pictures on unremittingly grey days
[2] But snow can be pretty, and mist makes for some interesting pictures