Archive for September 2012

Lovely Writer, who Meter Made?   2 comments

What Type of Meter Is This?
Answers in a White Freepost Envelope, please!

I hope in my absence your heart has grown Henry? [impromptu rhyming slang]
It’s been so busy for about a week that I haven’t had the energy to put virtual pen to even-more-virtual paper.
* New job from Wednesday.
* Preceded by preparing for, then installing a cupboard for a gas meter.
* Followed by soundproofing a pump housing/shed for my dentist…..
* ……Then Singin’ De Blues today (raag-style) including the first tears of emotion for many months [thank you Sertraline!].

Anyway, down to either 87kg or still at 89kg with my on-going “fasting”-for-2-days-out-of-7 diet. The weight range or inconsistency comes from the scales at the gym……they showed about 87kg when I first got there….then about 89kg at the end! I don’t think I drank 2kg of water……so I’m assuming the scales are a bit worn out with leotard-cladden hunks of bicep-bulging beefcake leaping onto them.
Let’s assume I’m down to 88kg, so still steady progress.

Now I’m waiting for Co-operative Energy to discover why my gas meter is logged as an “imperial” meter, when it’s clearly “metric”? The joys of Switching Supplier……………..


Posted September 23, 2012 by boundlessfrank in Uncategorized

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Can I Weight?   1 comment

A new Phone tomorrow….my First Smart Phone! [Scene – Christmas Morning. Cue: small boy enters Stage Left; fx Horse Galloping Goons-style; Child Screams with Joy; Applause]

This is to save money (current contract back to the full £25/month!) AND to have a better camera and try out sat-nav type maps, GPS, etc. Hopefully my videos will be better than this……

Knock, Knock. WHO’S THERE? Anchor. ANCHOR WHO? No, Anchor Watt, from Cambodia!

AND I’m now down to 89kg, so losing wait regularly/steadily.

Fasting seems to work

Posted September 13, 2012 by boundlessfrank in Uncategorized

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Here’s more information about the 5:2 Fast or Diet, or CR. Somebody who’s done a lot of research

Posted September 13, 2012 by boundlessfrank in Uncategorized

A Usain Bolt* Day ?   1 comment


An *Extra Fast day today!

A few extra fast hours, to be honest/exact. Having decided to wait to have some food until after my interview at 1100h……….it was more than an informal 30-45 minutes. So, after a long chat, tours, waiting “5 minutes” for somebody who was tied up with a visitor……I didn’t leave until 1300h, then spent 2 hours and 10 minutes driving the 6 miles back to home.

Most of this was stuck or crawling along the M32 between junctions 1 and 2 without an oatcake or even a bottle of water in sight!! A “police incident” apparently**. I soon got past the I’m Hungry Mummy! stage and just enjoyed the feeling of pleasant emptiness, not the gnawing pains which, I suppose, might be experienced – I might have to try a full fast for a few days to get there?

I’m now thinking about what to eat once the break-fast of 2 bananas has worn off. Trouble is, I don’t really feel like eating…….which is very interesting, given that [at the same time] I’m feeling like stuffing my face. I suppose that’s what we call “being in two minds” ?


**STOP PRESS!!  [writing this 13Sep12]  I found out the following day that the “incident” [I love the understated way we talk about things!] was a man threatening to jump off a bridge onto the M32………..

……..then yesterday another young gentleman decided to do the same – so the motorway was closed again….AND I just missed the huge tailback, because I’d gone up to the B&Q Warehouse to check out prices!! Phew!

Job Seekers Blues   3 comments


Your Country Needs You… say what you mean?













Translate please:

“I have a Project Management role for an exciting ecommerce company based in Newport, South Wales who are currently undergoing rapid expansion.Working in a really fun Agile environment the role will involve planning, executing, and delivering projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and thirdparty contractors/consultants or suppliers in order to deliver projects according to plan.Responsibilities will include:: Directing and managing projects through their full lifecycle from initiation to closure Defining project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with key stakeholders Coach teams through the scrum process where applicable including running planning poker, sprint planning and retrospectives Lead daily scrums and manage the resolution of any issues or blockers identified Produce burn down charts and project highlight reports Develop project plans and associated communications documents. Understand the resource required for the project and make the necessary requests Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team. Identify and manage dependencies and critical path Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans. Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team member.” [my highlights]

I’m assuming this is a job in a Rugby Club…..or has HR-Speak gone Olympic/Paralympic Gobbledegooky?

Posted September 10, 2012 by boundlessfrank in Uncategorized

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Learning from Dogs   Leave a comment

Learning from Dogs (Click to link/view)

Some good details in this link/blog…. about Alternate Day Fasting (ADF) and Calorie Reduction (CR) – with clips from an interview with Dr.Varady. This is the university (assistant) professor that Dr Michael Mosley featured in his Horizon programme.

Posted September 9, 2012 by boundlessfrank in Thoughts While "Fasting", Uncategorized

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“German Bites White Fisher” Shock ?   Leave a comment

Sunny Sunday. Another great day, in terms of weather. I’m hopeful that it will be a good day in terms of my internal weather…………

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  • Starting with thick fog in the low-lying areas plus a depression stuck over the littoral.
  • This is a hang over from Hurricane Cider, now dying away in the North Atlantic.
  • Good prospects of higher pressure and warm currants after tea (2 mugs and rising).
  • Massage due at 1030h BST, visibility poor, but increasing with spectacle-wearing.
  • Underlying Optimism following the Force 6 Interview on Friday.
  • Risk of Precipitation should Optimism rise to a Force 8 Presumption.
  • Feldenkrais due Monday afternoon. Improving body balance and posture likely.

Back to the fasting tomorrow. I need the focus – job interviews in London then Eastleigh made it difficult to plan and monitor what I ate. The downturn/recession yesterday [without the motivation of things to do] allowed my bingeing & alcoholic gremlins to get a grip.

The good news, yesterday, was that I was down to 90kg, so I need to remember the bigger picture – that this “diet” seems to be working. I’m certainly feeling better with both the weight dropping and muscles strengthening.