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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

17 Mar 2016

Weight Gain

Since returning from the US I've failed miserably to shift the mass I acquired, and my seven day average now stands a 1.1 kg more than it was when I left for the US 20 days ago. There is a delay in eating too much and not exercising and actually putting the weight on, but even so it's quite annoying to say the least.

To try to combat this trend I've cut my rations in half, so only one apple at lunch rather than two, halved the nuts I was eating, and cut the number of cups of tea with milk in to one per day. There doesn't seem to be much else I can remove and not starve...! As with gaining weight there is also a delay when you reduce you energy intake and the weight falls off.

Now that it's starting to warm up a little and stay dry I'm also getting out on the bike for longer trips and more often. Soon I hope to be able to cycle to and from work again, which helps with the exercise.


04 Mar 2016

And then home

Tried to start the day in the pool but there was no one about - you need a minimum of two people - though to be honest the pool is only just big enough for two people. Work was another long day, but we had some good meetings with our colleagues. After work we went shopping and for dinner, the outlet mall selected wasn't the one I was expecting but on the up-side it had another REI store in it and I was able to pick up a few bargains! Dinner was also very good and unexpected - they even had lighter sized portions which was a good thing.

The final day started started with a trip to the pool - which we couldn't use as the manager didn't feel like letting anyone in. I packed up and then waited a couple of hours until it was time to go to work. More meetings - again some were productive. Finally we left for the airport where we had several hours to wait for our night flight home. On this Airbus I had dinner as quickly as I could then did my best to fall asleep - which isn't that easy but it's possible. We arrived in Heathrow early but had to wait for a landing slot. It took ages to get through Heathrow but we made it safely home before midday.


02 Mar 2016

New Jersey

Today started at silly o'clock again. After pacing round the hotel room for a few hours I ventured out to reception for the mini-bus to work. We had free breakfast provided, but it wasn't that exciting. The meetings lasted most of the day but there wasn't much in it for me. Dinner at the hotel was pretty feeble and the ciabatta turkey wasn't on ciabatta...

After crashing out I had a fitful sleep, the hotel is very noisy, New York city was an awful lot quieter the room being well above the street level. The morning started well as I managed to get into the teacup sized swimming pool. It was strange swimming in a pool that was so small, but even so it was a good start to the day. After another hours wait, we took the mini-bus to work and went through another day of meetings.

After work we all went out to a local Italian restaurant, which was pretty dire, eventually we made it back to the hotel and I crashed out...