Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My weight...

I was at one point 17 stone something... I think 17.5 stone.. thats around 245 pounds or 111.36kilograms. Then I realised... I am going to die sooner than I need die if I keep on gaining weight. I will get diabetes...  or a heart attack... or something. So I made a few changes. Nothing difficult at first, I started looking at what I was eating. I got a notebook and wrote down everything I ate for a few days. Then I wrote down the amount of calories all these things had in them.

Can of Coke Cola.... how many calories? 2 slices of white bread, how many calories? Funny how quickly all food changes from this yummy thing you ate that really you never thought about to this thing... this product that adds weight on to you.

This is not me.... This is Arnold Schwarzenegger!
But I am realistic. I know that if I have a good work out and then have a cup of tea and a biscuit afterwards that I have pretty much undone my workout. You have to do something here. Be consistent... ve-ry con-sis-tent. Either do not diet at all! Or be 100% on your diet.

Well being 100% on it is very difficult, I would say I am around 70% on it. I do kinda watch what I am eating now. I still eat lots of crap.. why? Because I like eating crap. But I know that I am going to have to bust my ass working it off again.

Which takes me onto my last point... and it is very simple. Unless you exercise you will not loose weight. Well at least that was true for me. I try to get a good bit of exercise in a week, in any way that I can. Walking up stairs, not taking the lift. Doing karate. Walking to the shop if it a reasonable walk instead of taking the car. Going to the gym.

So in the space of around half a year I have lost over a stone and a half. It is not easy. It is slow... painful. But at least I regularly weigh in around 16 stone or half a pound under, like 15 stone 13 1/4 or 224 pounds around. I lost 21 pounds. My aim is to get to between 15 and 15 and a half stone. At least if I get a heart attack, or something, I can say... like Jack Nicolson in 'One Flew Over The Cookoos Nest' when he tried and failed to throw the sink across the room, "at least I tried".

Friday, December 16, 2011

My most popular post ever!

Follow this link then get back to me here....

http://carraroeandthecity.blogspot.com/2010/09/34-years-old-15-days.html

Back yet?

That post my most popular post ever... weighing in at an awesome 61 views for that one page! Yes people.. Marts finger dressed up as a little person! The average amount of people that click on my site is around 7, 8 for each page. My aim in the next year is to get 100 views for some page and have an average of 30 - 40 for each page. But you never know what people like.. I never would have figured Marts finger as the most popular thing on my blog :)

PS - Now that page is at 64 views!!! :) - 19/12/2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Page A Day For 2012!!!!

I have made up my mind.. I am going to do it. I am going to try to follow through with it this time. Last time I tried it I was in a "bad place" in my mind.

So what is it that I am talking about. Well for my 34th year on Earth I tried to fill in this blog - an entry every day. But I realised that there were loads of problem with the approch that I was taking. I was going it more like a diary - I can see now in hindsight - whereas it should have been more like a magazine that like minded people to myself would read.

There was also alot of stuff happening in my life and it was really really hard to find the time and the inspiration to do the page a day. I was closing down I business, well 2 business! We were dealing with banks, I was gaining alot of weight with stress... ahhhh! the whole thing.

But thank the lord all that is behind me. I have the best friends in the world and I now worry about very little indeed. I am now definately in a "good place".

The first entery for the 2012 thing will be on January first..... and assuming that we world has not ended the last will be on December 31st. Every post will be titled the new title + the day (+ any interesting topic in particular I am writing about). So... what title will I give my 2012 page a day project? Any suggestions? Please do leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

New .xxx domain available

You know, mnow that I think about it, its funny that xxx domains were not around before now. In case you do not know what I am talking about a domain is a name given to a name of a website on the internet. So I have the domain cupantae.ie - the .ie at the end there says it is an Irish registered company. I also own lonelyatoms.com... the .com does not mean it was bought anywhere in particular but it is the most common domain extension.

So, enter the .xxx domain. Why have a domain that is so obviously sex orientated. There are many different types of domain extensions, .org, .mil, .co.uk, .edu... they all say something about the type of domain that you are looking at. Now, sex is massive seller on the internet. It generates alot... I mean ALOT of money in case you did not know. So if I chose to open up a sexually orientated website I would actually find if difficult to find a fitting domain, a .ie domain does not exactly sound like a whole lot of fun whereas .xxx clearly sounds sexually orientated. The difference is clear for example when you compare full domains... buns.ie sounds like a nice little business where I would imagen a little kitchen that churns out homemade quality tasty pasteries, scones etc...

Now compare that to buns.xxx!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Battles - Icecream

I was thinking "I shouldn't put this video up". Its obviously a video for guys - well no, aimed at guys, but for whom ever. You know, there are good looking girls everywhere in it, some of those girls are licking nobs... yes. Then I realised, I don't really care what haters think. You got something agains't hot chicks? Funny how I feel like a bit of a sleeze posting this... Whats wrong with me? It is actually a good video. I know I sound like the guy who says he reads Playboy for the article, but I am too tired to care :) I just got an hour sleep last night!



Friday, December 2, 2011

Getting a game for the PC

There are a few ways to get a game for your PC... note that in the title of this post I did not call it, "Purchasing a game for the PC" I called it "Getting...."

First way is to download the game though a torrent. Go to a site like like torrentz.com, look for the product you are looking for (anything and everything will be here so be carefull if you know what I mean) in the search bar on the top of the page, ensure that you have utorrent downloaded and installed before hand and bang you are away.

Second way is to purchase the game in a shop. You walk in to the shop and speak to a human, you hand over your plastic card or paper cash and gives you a physical disk in return.. you have your game.

Third way is to download the game (legally this time!) through an online store. I am going to say, but it is open to disagreement, that there are two major players here. First is Steam - hundred of top quality games can be found here and Steam is owned by Valve that have the Half Life game franchise as their cash cow. The second is the newer Origin by EA (Electronic Arts). Now while Valve is a famous and big enough software development company they are nothing in size and mass to EA. Value is the X-Wing to the EA Deathstar... it is the speed of sound to the speed of light that is EA... you get the picture. Both have website that are worth checking out so that you will be in the know if you are not already...

Steam is at SteamPowered.com

Origin is at Origin.com


41 Years + 1 day

Okay, I am trying this again. I have tried this before... twice. I almost got there, like two thirds of the year in but I began missing days...