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Here i'm going to keep track of my progress in the BGG Weight Loss Challenge.

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The cold facts. I'm overweight and I don't look great in my clothes due to the recent development of a belly. I'm also chronically unfit and have a health condition that can be improved by exercise (diagnosed last Tuesday). I also totally believe that a healthy lifestyle is better across the whole spectrum of quality of life.

Weight: Overweight.
Physique: Lacks definition with belly.
Fitness: Chronically unfit.

Some basic thoughts:

Overall:
I'm not going to worry about weight but instead focus more on sustainability and improving my health. I'd also like to improve my fitness and physique with regular exercise.

1. Exercise at least 3 days a week, with the intention of increasing the intensity of activity on a weekly basis. Each day do 30 press-ups and 40 reps with weights. Ideally Find time to do yoga.

2. Try to track things - Exercise, Diet, Sleep and Mood.

3. I'm going to look at my diet and serving controls.
a) Less caffeine (1 coffee a day - 2 max). No shop bought ones.
b) Fewer deserts (2 a week max).
c) More fruit and vegetables.
d) A concerted effort to eat breakfast.
e) Booze cut right down. (6 units a week max). No drinking to get drunk, I will hand in my Scottish passport (This is ethnocentric I'm aware... being Scottish is about doing something unhealthy to excess so substitute with chips, cigarets, crisps, Irn-bru etc).
g) Be acutely aware of liquid calories. Not just fizzy pop but also cappuccinos which are insanely calorific, I now note.

4. Be pro-active and productive.

5. Due to bigger health issues develop and normalise a regime around supplements and pills.

Goals:

1. Get to health weight.
2. Look and feel good in clothes. Would like to lose 2 inches from waist.
3. Get fit and develop a sustainable exercise regime.
4. Do yoga or/and meditation.
5. Develop a more positive response to stress and more productive approach to tasks.
6. Sign up for classes in something.

Supplements:

Kinda a placebo you know works... (some of these I've been told to take by medical folk.)

Omega 3,6,9
Multivitamins
Vitamin D3

Charting tools:

I'm using http://www.myfitnesspal.com

QnA:

You're not tracking carbs?

Yeah, I'm not bothering to radically change my diet (I don't want to work that hard, as BJ kinda says). I don't really eat that much carbohydrate anyway and I'm not that concerned about losing weight as I am about staying healthy, energised and creating something sustainable.

You're not drinking - are you a turtle?

I am drinking and trying to drink more, I'm just not noting it down. Lots of water and Ginger or peppermint tea.

Seriously keeping hydrated will:
1. Stop you confusing being dehydrated with being hungry
2. Can make you feel fuller
3. Aid digestion.
4. Make you think, feel and be better.

What made you fat?

My diet nutritionally is pretty excellent but, well for a while, I've been blaming my weight on being middle aged and my metabolism slowing down, occasionally I've blamed it on my lover's sweet tooth.

Nah, I'm fat because:

1. I have two+ cappuccinos a day - I kinda assumed it was just skimmed-milk they were adding and thought they were smaller than they were and I always say no tanks to the chocolate sprinkles.
2. When I make a sandwich I make two sandwiches and eat both. It was news to me that a sandwich is just 2 slices of bread... that's half a sandwich.

3. I love the booze and always have done. When some folks say one more drink I say I'll have 10 more and see how I feel. (That sounds bad, however, I don't drink very often, but when I do!)
4. I do most of the cooking and really enjoy it but I make enough for 4+ people for a household with two and it all gets eaten. The idea of left overs sickens me. "Yesterdays meal today!@ What are we carrion!?".

5. Exercise - I think I stopped exercising when I was 11. Why? I don't know. Less emphasis put on running in daily life.
6. Ah my passion for pursuing gout and being a foodie. Now I've never had gout but my diet is rich in everything associated with it. Some people would kill for love, others money or drugs; I'd kill for cheese... again.

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1. Board Game: Yesteryear: The Nostalgia Trivia Game [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Yesteryear: The Nostalgia Trivia Game
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Yesterday

(Designers please note there is no game with 'yesterday' in the title, nor is there a game called 'the last supper'.)

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My last day of eating whatever I wish on a whim was fruitful.

I did not have breakfast (ok I had an espresso). I broke my fast just after 10 with my sister... I had a cappuccino and a slice of cake. We wandered, I picked up a nice piece of Scandinavian glass.

When we finally got around to lunch, we ended up in a gastropub. I ordered the burger with a side of onion rings and had a posh GnT to wash it down (the GnT was instead of a beer).

In the evening my lover and I each had a large serving of a stir fry I had made... then we had another large serving. I had an ice lolly as a desert (it's cold and wet in Scotland).

Who can say, I dunno maybe a 3000 calorie day... it was successful.



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2. Board Game: Diet Without Tears [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Diet Without Tears
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Day 1


Ramblings:
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* Day one went fine while initially hungry in the mid morning work kept me busy enough to forget about it.
* I registered my weight with Ryan.
* A fairly productive day, though I was a bit lazy in the late afternoon.
* I went for this thing they call a 'walk'... lovely rain. (I am secretly very pleased, even a little proud, at having walked.) May try to figure out how to make it part of my daily routine.
* I would have had Sushi for lunch but didn’t get the chance... which is a good thing. I also almost had soft shell crab but luckily the place was shut.
* Too much coffee today. 3 is now par but 1 is the goal.
* Bloody hell - I can’t believe how calorific basic foodstuffs are and how much exercise is required to burn them off. We should all be wales!

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TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 6.30 (I need more sleep but conversely earlier starts so I get breakfast and prepare lunch.)

Mood: Pretty buoyant. On paper I had some fairly stress inducing work parts of the day but in practice they went fine.

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(The nutritional figures contained here will often be fairly wrong but hopefully they will balance out more often than not.)

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*By missing out the easy stuff (sandwiches and treats) I find myself on an unhealthily low overall calorie count. Going to have to do better tomorrow. Turns out there's quite a bit of sugar in a mango.
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3. Board Game: Weights & Measures [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Weights & Measures
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Day 2


Ramblings:

* Yesterday I did a poor job of feeding myself properly. I was 500+ cal down that's neither sustainable nor healthy, so my new commitment is to ensure that it doesn't happen again.
* My lover has joined me in the campaign. She really doesn't need to but it'll be easier to do together and it may also make it a bit more fun. Though it might also mean I have an enabler and someone to enable when it comes to booze and easter eggs.
* I have the day off today. Which is both good but also bad as days off aren't something I do well or healthily. Going to kick myself to go for a walk but avoid the pub and the gameshop! Edit: Success 50 mins briskly walking in the sunshine, wind and hail!
* Hells bells it's coming up to easter, a time when I normally buy half a dead animal and it somehow gets devoured. What to do... What to do...
* I've boiled a whole carton of eggs, to make then an easy pick up in the mornings.
* Replaced our orange juice with vegetable juice, our french style bread with rye bread. Basically I've substituted the 'give me more' everyday items with 'nah, your alright' replacements.

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TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 9 hours (day off and I wanted a top up).

Mood: Days off intrinsically irritate me. Went for a walk, that improves things.

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*Hmmm an improvement but still oddly low on calories. Tomorrow should sort this out as it is a normal work day without the time to be creative with food.
*High salt almost entirely down to the vegetable juice.
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4. Board Game: Heavyweight Boxing [Average Rating:5.14 Unranked]
Board Game: Heavy Weight Boxing
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Day 3


Ramblings:

* Crazy day of putting out fires, while creating lots more. I did have lunch, so much as I stuck things in my mouth and chewed, while extinguishing and lighting other things on fire.
* Not sure if I had my first wobble today. For dinner I sliped back into big portion sizes while picking up and using any and all the meat I wanted: 800 calories. For a meal is too much. Time to get serious.
* Had to jump on the bike to, ahem, fix the books today.
* Highlight: I ate my, I dunno, 10th full Passion Fruit ever. (New mission statement: 3 new fruits a week!)

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TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 6.30 (I need more sleep.)
Mood: Aye good, really enjoyable but super busy day.

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* It kinda occurs to me that I'm being a little hard on myself... I did sightly overshoot my calories for the day but: 1) I have learned from this, 2) It's better to be slightly over than significantly under.
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5. Board Game: Espresso [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:14455]
Board Game: Espresso
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Day 4


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Ramblings:

* Congratulations all, we more than half a week in!
* Busy but enjoyable wee day. The sun was out, hopefully spring has sprung.
* Went out for coffee and thus got tempted into a double espresso but no cappuccino. I need to address my caffeine addiction... in other news: £70 worth of coffee arrived today.
* Had a cracking lunch. Best salad ever. Garlicky and pistachio-y.
* I have a hankering for a kumquat(s).







TriVital Statistics:


Sleep: 6 hours (Yup you guessed it; I need more sleep.)
Mood: Buoyant but with a sprinkle of stress.

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6. Board Game: Big Five [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:7167]
Board Game: Big Five
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Day 5


Ramblings:

* Ended up having a halfdayish.
* SummonWars Alliances arrived today so a lot of time was enjoyably spent moving everything from the old box to the new box. Talk about weight!
* Alas, my nutty salad of perfection yesterday could not be found today. The shop staff basically said, “No sir, we’ve never stocked that and if they asked us to, on principle we’d refuse”.
* Did 'willpower well' and rejected the notion of having a second espresso today.
* An uneventful day, although with some satisfaction having completed some overhanging tasks.
* I have a mouth mouth ulcer - I'm eating so healthy, how is that even possible? (I looked at the science, so I will change my question) : How can this be allowed?

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travel with her
And you want to
travel blind
And you know that
she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with
your mind.



TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 7 (Would like to make this the norm. I had to sacrifice some of the morning routine to make it happen though.)

Mood: Determined but moderately perturbed. cool

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* We had our normal treat of a steak-y meal... and it isn't nearly as bad as I assumed it was! Then I looked up the calorie count for nuts:

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7. Board Game: Munchkin 6: Demented Dungeons [Average Rating:6.46 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.46 Unranked]
Board Game: Munchkin 6: Demented Dungeons
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Day 6


Ramblings:

* A nice sunny and productive day.
* Went out for a meal at a Greek restaurant. Opted to just do as I normally would (well perhaps less booze) as a wee test to see what would happen (starters to share and whatever I wanted for mains, no pudding but that's usual for me). Really nice meal and an enjoyable night out.
* Had my first booze since I started the challenge.
* I love Ouzo, which was one of the reasons we ended up where we did.

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TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 8 hours (yay!)
Mood: Busy busy which is always good.
Booze: 4.5 units

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* OK so I am over... but not by much (Both surprised and pleased with this in equal measure). Next time no beer, I'm not really a fan despite drinking a few pints during the week. If we had been out as a couple I suppose we would have one course less... probably the mains but stick with the extra starters.
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8. Board Game: Match of the Week [Average Rating:4.75 Unranked]
Board Game: Match of the Week
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Day 7


Ramblings:

* Lovely sunny day. Didn't do anything special for Easter but did see my folks and went out for a bite to eat.
* Went to buy fruit and have a wee walk in the sunshine then back to do household jobs.
* Picked up some crab and ate it well.
* Seriously considering getting a durian fruit into my challenge.

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TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 8 hours (yay!)
Mood: Aye, buoyant.

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Unique fruit this week:

First week so quite easy:

Apple, Tangerine, Banana, Avocado, Fig, Mango, Passionfruit, Strawberry.

Par = 3
Unique Fruits = 8
Score =-5



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9. Board Game: Rude Gestures [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Rude Gestures
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Day 8


Ramblings:

* Sunny day where I worked like a dog but enjoyed almost every minute.
* Had a Papaya for breakfast. Probably my 5th ever. The imagery distracted me all day.
* Didn't eat enough during the day. Need to return to developing a breakfast regime.

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Papayas are nature turning
the implicit explicit.
All fruit bares shy truth.
(Don't even get me started about Bananas.)


TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 7.30 (Good enough)
Mood: Upbeat.

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* A better breakfast would have meant that I would have done better overall.
* First bit of cheese... not real cheese - nor a real portion. The point... well it's cheese.
* Sodium went well over due to my poor miso soup (the good stuff has 1/3 the sodium).


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10. Board Game: Physogs [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
Board Game: Physogs
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Ramblings:

* Think I suffered today for my overexertion yesterday. The day was fine but I wasn't really feeling it.
* My lover is cooking tonight so I've been looking forward to that. My lunch was rather disappointing as: i) I opted to have two dishes, ii) both dishes were poor, the Vietnamese one spectacularly so.
* Had some Physalises today. They're the ones you get occasionally on deserts when you eat out (kinda a 90s novelty garnish). They look brilliant but taste meh.

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TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 8 Hours
Mood: Sinister but with humour.

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11. Board Game: Phase 10 [Average Rating:5.12 Overall Rank:19597]
Board Game: Phase 10
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Day 10


Ramblings:

* Busy Busy day, jolly tired all round.
* So tired in fact that tomorrow is a half day and this may be a half entry, till then.

TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 7.30 (I want so much more...)
Mood: Fine but tired.

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12. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Price of Honour – Poland 1939 [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked]
Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Price of Honour – Poland 1939
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Day 11


Ramblings:

* Had a rough day today. A half day but the work half was hard and the holiday part was absolutely disastrous.
* Had a nice walk back but spoiled by some work issues. Couldn't find anywhere to eat though so just headed back home planning to eat when I got in.
* Then managed through doing almost nothing wrong (I'm being charitable here, I did absolutely nothing wrong, IMHO), helped create a situation where someone cried - that someone being a stranger (a first for me). I then spent an awkward 45 mins with them, trying to help resolve the situation, all the while: i) starving ii) thinking this really isn't fair - what have I done to deserve this. Ho Hum yuk

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TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 8 hours (yay!)
Mood: It's been a truly and uniquely, challenging day. Let's put it like this; tomorrow is going to be better.

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*hmmm today has been a bit of a wash out. More focus and better things tomorrow.
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13. Board Game: Vive la difference! de Remy Martin [Average Rating:4.75 Unranked]
Board Game: Vive la difference! de Remy Martin
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Day 12


Ramblings:
* What a difference a day makes - Twenty-four little hours. Works been fine, I've been cooking and have just sat down to listen to the Boss on a lovely pice of old vinyl I picked up, making it all sound new.
* Dinner tonight is a favourite of mine: Harissa aubergine and chickpeas stew - which according to the recipe requires 30 ml of oil, going to avoid that part... but we are having it with this thing called 'bread'.

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TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 7 hours
Mood: Good, although perhaps with a slight psychic hangover from the shenanigans of yesterday.

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* Need to address the calorie shortfall. New rule 400 calories for breakfast.
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14. Board Game: What Were You Thinking? [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:4774]
Board Game: What Were You Thinking?
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I'm only having the one.





* Yeah I missed breakfast and was so crazy busy at work I didn't actually eat anything till lunch and then nothing at all... Very bad, although it's making my G & T very moreish. What was I thinking?- I wasn't. shake
* Todays weather has included crazy wind, rain, sleet and hot sunshine.



TriVital Statistics:

Sleep: 7ish (Lie in tomorrow.)
Mood: Fun with patches of melancholy (probably down to the graphic novel Palestine, that I've stumbled upon. I've probably never read a comic as an adult.)
Booze: 2 Units

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15. Board Game: Clue Jr.: The Case of the Missing Cake [Average Rating:5.33 Overall Rank:19009]
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Day 14

Ramblings:

* Written up on day 15. I had the day off on Sunday but was far too busy doing nothing apparently.
* No idea what I did yesterday, let alone what I ate. *Some time passes*
Oh yeah a total binge on Europa Universalis IV.

"So what did you achieve today?"
"Ah... well... I'm glad you ask, with Scotland I invaded most of England and some of both Ireland and Norway. Alas, then France invaded what was left of England and my colonies all failed. It's been a really productive day."


* Had my first pasta since the challenge started. Measured it all out and pretty much got away with it.

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Trivital* Statistics:
(First time I've remembered what this heading actually is, I normally have to look above.)

Sleep: 9 hours.
Mood: A much needed rest but not too pleased at staying still.

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Unique fruit this week:

Second week so still fairly easy:

Papaya, Peach, Plum, Physalis, Melon, Watermelon.

Par = 3
Unique Fruits = 6
Cumulative Score =-8
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16. Board Game: Wasabi! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1474]
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Day 15

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* A half day to do the morning or the afternoon? I pick the morning, it is lovely and sunny until the torrential rain starts at noon. Luckily I have a sexy raincoat, as should be a requirement for every Northern person.
* Decided to treat myself to a lunch out. My first two choices were closed or too busy, resulting in the noodle place and in turn both better and more healthy food, respectively. Only had two bits of Sushi but got enough Wasabi for a roll... used the lot. Halfway through the hit, you begin to think: Don't panic, this will pass, all things must pass.
* Went for a wee walk after, when the rain stopped. Visited the game shop but they couldn't tempt me... would have probably picked up Star Wars: Armada if they had had it, a bit pleased they didn't.

* Picked up some fish for the next two nights' dinners - nice dinners too, hopefully.

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Trivital*:
(*Had to look it up).

Sleep: 8 hours (yay!)
Mood: Cracking day, throughly enjoyed it.

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* Yay nuts! A bit scary but yay nuts!

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17. Board Game: Washing Machine Game [Average Rating:4.86 Unranked]
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* Today was spent getting a bunch of medical bits and bobs out of the way, ending in an MRI.
* The MRI was on and I quote, -mail merge- "your head". I've had a number of these and every time this bizarre one off commitment to 'plain language' makes me laugh. Perhaps they just get the work experience kids to write these.

* As scans go MRI's are probably one of the tricker ones I've experienced. Basically, you go into a tube and they fire magnetic fields at you. The tube is small and it's not the sort of enclosed space you'd dream of going into on a normal life. The magnets themselves are really loud - sounding like a family of dial-up modems having a domestic with someone covering up their eavesdropping by occasionally hammering.
* The routine always starts with the same questions. Everyone involved is bored of the questions, so this is your opportunity to have a laugh and get the staff on your side. Todays offering:
"From birth onwards have you ever had surgery?"
"Um, I had some surgery as a baby on my waterworks."
"What sort of surgery?"

(Decide: i) if this member of the medical fraternity is looking for a laugh and ii) if your material is any good.)

"I'm not really sure... it was a long time ago... they certainly didn't make it any bigger..."

* Now I'm great in an medical setting. Honestly I missed my calling, I'd be a great full-time medical subject - a veritable porcupine in a previous life. So MRI's really don't bother me. This said occasionally, for whatever reason you get an itch (you can't move) or worse a moment of panic - "It's hot in here... am I still breathing"?
At this moment one has two options: get out (likely ruining the scan and meaning you have to do it all again) or think about something to distract yourself. Luckily MRI's don't know what your thinking, though you do have to time things so you're no longer thinking that, when they take you out from the tube - Time this wrong and all the rapport you built is gone. They're right: An erection is rather like the Theory of Relativity; the more you think about it, the harder it gets.

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Sleep: 9 hours (nice)
Mood: A medical day and waking up with a cold made me a bit irritable but not bad otherwise.
Booze: Somewhere-Somehow a plan has been hatched to buy a bottle of Ouzo.

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18. Board Game: 17! [Average Rating:5.20 Unranked]
Board Game: 17!
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Day 17


Ramblings:

* One of those days that comes and goes, without a great deal of banter but was enjoyable.
* I did wake up with a cold but rallied well.
* I had a very enjoyable banana.

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Trivital Statistics:

Sleep: 8 (yay!)
Mood: Dandy.

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19. Board Game: DrunkQuest: Drink Cozy [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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Day 18


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* Posted on Friday as too drunk on Thursday.
* A stressful and difficult day, where perhaps diet wise I took some odd choices including: a biscuit! Lashings of booze! Lots of feta! Sausages! 3 Sausages! This said I got away with it.
* A pre-planned bender. All in all I had fun and it wasn't too bad.

Trivital Statistics:

Sleep: 6.30 (A good way to set out to fail)
Mood: Took a bit of a kicking but by 7pm I had found some kumquats reduced to 30p, had a glass of Ouzo and was busy cooking while listening/singing to Matt Mcginn.



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20. Board Game: Catch 19 [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
Board Game: Catch 19
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Day 19


Ramblings:

* Day off... was very successful until I remembered I had some booze in the house.
* This said I did do some plumbing, which appears to have been very successful... I'm more surprised than anyone. Downstairs is ecstatic.
* Tonight's dinner is going to be the same as last nights but without the sausages.
* Ate an excellent tangerine bar the fact that it was yellow...

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(Initially I loved this but the more I look at it the more critical I become.)
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21. Board Game: Mia [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:10177]
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22. Board Game: Mamma Mia! [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1515] [Average Rating:6.48 Unranked]
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23. Board Game: Ascension: Return of the Fallen [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:723] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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* Ah now... I'm feeling rather sheepish.

I was away eating but am back now. I was thinking, 'who needs to track everything, I can do this standing on my head...'

I weight myself - +2.2 pounds.

Don't blame it on the sunshine,
Don't blame it on the moonlight,
Don't blame it on the good times,
Don't blame it on the boogie,
Blame it on the booze


(+ a roast chicken, real cheese and who knows what the hell else. Insert: Sausages)

Whoops! Time to get back to it! Guilt and other negative stuff will just weight us down more.


Trivital Statistics

Sleep: 7 hours
Mood: Have it!

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* Edit: hmmm I seem to be missing some calories... I definitely had a glass of white wine so these figures are a bit suspect.
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24. Board Game: Big Fish Lil' Fish [Average Rating:4.53 Overall Rank:19088]
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Day 24


Ramblings:

* An odd day today. Basically the activity was walking trying to find a building in the sunshine in a quant little town, without a map and no intention to ask for directions.
* At one point I did pop into a restaurant and ask if I could just have a drink. Nope.

In Scotland the customer is not always right, it fact sometimes they need to be telt.

* Oh boy it's been a fishy day!

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Sleep:9 hours (yes please)
Mood: Tranquil


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25. Board Game: Room 25 [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1051]
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Day 25


Ramblings:

* Hot, hot, hot day. Nice but hot with a fair few uncompleted jobs, up in the air.
* Pushed the boat out and attempted,ahem, healthy fajitas... or should that be healthy fajitas?!

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* Yeah fajitas probably would have been healthy if the serving size was better addressed. I also ate crisps today, I wasn't hungry and am not a big fan, I just did it out of sheer badness.
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