111.7Kgs (lots more to go)

The weigh-in today felt extra-ordinary. What I have so fondly called the “spark diet” so far is returning great results.

I managed to get my last purchase filled with sand today as well. Brad and I went to a local landscape supply place, and filled the punching bag with very fine grain sand. The bag, however, is so heavy that the beam I was going to hang it on doesn’t appear to be able to hold the weight of the bag. I’m going therefore, to remove the lattice from one of the sections of the rear of the pergola and hang it off that!

From what I have been told, I’m supposed to go 3 rounds of 3 minutes on and 1 minute off (simulates a boxing match) and i am also told its actually very hard. I guess we will see when I cut sick at the bag and release my anger (not that I’m feeling particularly angry at the moment – but you know what I mean).

I really want to be < 110 before Saturday, though, as we’re having a massive LAN and Julie and I have elected to not “count” that nights main course. It’ll most likely be pizza which I’ll have to make up for next week.

Burning Calories at Both Ends

I’ve learned something today…

When you’re a fat bastard, and you exercise before breakfast, you feel so sick afterwards, you don’t want to eat anything!

Big Walks Seem to Make a Big Difference.

I just weighed myself, you know, because I have a new set of scales; and I am 118.2Kg. Now granted, I haven’t yet eaten anything today, but things are looking up yeah? I think that its pretty clear that the more you weigh, the easier it is to loose, but that seems like pretty bloody good head start.

I am moderately concerned about skin not pulling itself back to normal, but I guess there is something to help with that. I hope!

Back and then some…

Today marks a very special day.

The other people in the house, also not entirely positive about their health & fitness…I think even Brad is going to make an effort, which is very cool. 🙂

We went for a massive walk today, to not only get a new set of bathroom scales, but to get Julie’s birthday gift (an iPod). The walk was huge; Brad, Julie, Helen and I walked for a good hour. This was particularly hard for me, but I did it. The iPods are apparently hard to get a hold of at the moment, with a 3 week wait, but we did get the scales, from Target.

The bad news is, that the “new” scales, puts me at 120Kgs.

The good news that I have joined a new social networking dieting and nutrition website called www.sparkpeople.com. This has inspired me to be more focused and dedicated to loosing weight. My target is 75Kg, which is almost half my current weight.

Braxton Hicks Contractions

Cross-posted from the Particls blog.

Stress levels have been pretty high for a few days at Touchstone HQ. We’re at the business end of alpha and experiencing the typical Braxton Hicks that a start-up experiences as they prepare for beta.

It’s been long tiring week and the team are exhausted. But it’s ok – it lets us know we’re still alive.

A (seriously) lucky few have had the opportunity to actually play with the beta version and so far the feedback has been extremely positive (perhaps they will write something pleasant in the comments to this blog post to make us feel special). The only problem preparing for the long anticipated beta is that, at some point we have to turn off the ideas (something we’re all struggling with).If you’re a newbie to our humble little blog, please make sure you sign-up (on the side <– over there) as a matter of urgency. Trust me! It’ll be worth it.