Update – Crossfit, Zone Diet Fatloss, Dead Cats, Hamsters, Work, Weddings, Google Dance, Babies etc etc

I’ve suddenly realised it’s a few weeks since I posted. I don’t know about time flying when you’re having fun, but it certainly flies when you effing busy! So, in no particular order, a mega update:

Work – Works gone mad, I’m going to be launching a new website shortly and it seems every waking moment is devoted to it. I’ll post up here what it is when it’s ready.

Crossfit – I’ve got “magic shoes” as they are called down the gym. Actually they are Adidas Adistar Weightlifting Shoes:

Adidas Adistar Weightlifting Trainers

To be honest, they are a bit tight and not that comfortable, but they are managable. They were “new” off eBay for £60 including postage, half the shop price of £125, so a bargain really. They are better to lift in than normal trainers, but not a revolution I think. Either that, or I’m just not good enough to notice the difference, which is the more likely scenario!

Zone Diet and Fatloss – My Zone Diet Plan continues to work…. slowly, making incremental decreases on last months weight loss. Weight is down another 2 lbs to 13st9 now (191 lbs) and waist at belly button down another 1/2 inch to 37.5″, giving me a body fat calculation of 19%. It’s been 1% drop for each of the last 2 months, and I put this down to being slack on the diet.

I don’t measure anymore, I don’t calculate the blocks (other than protein) to ensure perfectly balanced meals, it’s all done by eye. I also cheat horrendously, I drink wine most nights of the week (too much still, got to work on that) and have chocolate several times a week. I guess it’s a testiment to the zone diet that I’m losing weight at all!

At the moment though, I’m content to not be on a “strict diet” and pretty much eat and drink what I want, and lose 1% of my body weight in fat each and every month. I figured when I started in February at 30% body fat, that it would take a year to get to where I wanted (15% – halving my fat) so I’m actually well on target for that, even at 1% per month.

Dead Cats – One of our four cats, Romulus, died. 🙁 The wife found it knocked over by the side of the road on her way to work. Why is it always the nicest most friendly cat that dies? Romulus used to jump on the bed in the morning and butt me awake to feed him, annoying but cute. Still, we had a full burial in the garden, the kid of course was extremely upset, actually we all were, it’s very sad when cats die. Bye Rommy.

RIP Romulus

Hamster Jams – In ironic timing, a few days after Rommy died, we got a Hamster for the kid. It was a long planned reward for her excellent school report. We’re a bit worried though that it might have Wet Tail which the shop assistance put the fear of God into us about. Certainly it’s not a happy bunny at the moment and it’s tail is constantly wet as it’s weeing in its own bed. The stress of the move from the shop I guess. I’m not sure it’s going to make it to be honest, we’ll have to wait and see.

Weddings – Went to the wedding of our good freinds Becca and Marcus last week, a good time was had by all *hick*. Errr that’s all there is to say really, a wedding’s a wedding. Been to rather a lot of them it seems. Oh, did have a small mishap with the wedding present: I was sent out to buy crystal wine glasses as a wedding present… managed to come back with a 600 piece poker chip set in aluminim case. I can’t imagine how that happened. I wonder if Marcus will bring it next time he comes over? 😉

New Babies – Another pair of good friends, Dan and Rachel, have had a baby.  At 2 weeks over due, and a 36 hour labour, Ethan was a hefty 8 lbs 13 oz!  Congrats to all three of them.

Google Dance  – Times up, I’ve got to run.  I’ll have to come back to how I’ve faired in the latest Google Page Rank Dance.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Mawe 13 August 2007, 3:24 am

    Hi Colin, nice blog!! BTW, you have been tagged!! http://www.mawesadobo.com/2007/08/13/tagged-8-random-facts/

  • Chesch 18 December 2007, 10:04 am

    how did you calculate out your body fat percentage with just your waiste and weight measurements? Or am I entirely missing something here?


  • Colin McNulty 18 December 2007, 10:47 am

    Hi Chesh,

    The calculation is detailed in pretty most of the Dr. Barry Sears Zone Diet Books. You just measure your waist, take off your wrist circumference, and look that up on the chart in the back of the book:

  • raj 26 October 2010, 8:39 am

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