Author Archives: James

Tired and at work

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Didn’t sleep to well last night, am shattered today, I don’t usually drink coffee at work but had to order a large black coffee to stay awake.

On a lighter note I weighed myself this morning and was happy to see that i’m down to 78kg according to my scales, will see if that number matches up with the scales at tonights weigh in session. (it seems that my scale at home are wrong, I was 80kg when weighed)

My home in the office.

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Away from home

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Am away from home for a few days on a work related trip, hotel is okay thought the wifi is crap and am having ton use my iPhone as a mobile access point for my iPad, I should have brought my laptop instead of the iPad, oh well is only for a few days, let’s hope I stay sane.

Diet Day 12

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Well its been 12 days since I started the Lighterlife diet and all I can say is OMFG its working…… before I started the diet I was 90.3KG (14.2 stone) and after 12 days I am now 86.3KG (13.5stone) .

19th July – 90.3KG

22 July – 89.3KG

28 July – 87.3KG

30 July – 86.7KG

More updates here: http://www.puerilis.co.uk/?page_id=1385

Diet Day 3

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So it’s Friday which means it’s day 3 of the diet, I went to the diet group meeting last night and found that I had lost 2LB in weight since starting the diet on Wednesday, my aim is to loose about 4 stone in weight by christmas.

A Lighter Life

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I’ve finally taken the leap of faith and have joined a weight loss program called lighterlife, its a complete meal replacement program and everything is in packets that you just mix with water.

I’ve been looking at these weight loss programs and too many of them rely on the person to go out, buy the right food, cook the food the right way, I just don’t have the time to do that so that’s why the Lighter Life program is ideal for me, on their website the key thing that grabbed my attention are the words “While you’re on LighterLife you’ll take in less calories than your body needs, so you’ll have to use energy from your reserves. First you’ll use up glycogen stored in your liver. Once this is used up, after a few days, you’ll start to use body fat and so lose weight”, they actually tell you how you achieve the weight loss which is good to know, of course only time will tell and its down to me to put the effort in and make sure I only eat the food packs.



                    

Work Sec: ‘Give Brits Jobs, Not Migrants’

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Article title: Work Sec: ‘Give Brits Jobs, Not Migrants’
Source: Sky News – Fri, Jul 1, 2011

Article:

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has issued a plea to businesses to take on jobless British youths – rather than migrant workers.
In a speech the former Conservative Party leader said the Government’s attempts to cut unemployment are doomed to fail unless immigration is brought under control.
He quoted new figures suggesting that more than half of new jobs are now being taken by foreigners.
Mr Duncan Smith called on businesses to recruit jobless British workers, rather than taking on immigrants.
“Good immigration is managed immigration – it should not be an excuse to import labour to take up posts which could be filled by people already in Britain.
“Controlling immigration is critical or we will risk losing another generation to dependency and hopelessness.”
His comments, in a speech to the Spanish Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies thinktank (FAES) in Madrid, appear to echo Gordon Brown’s promise of “British jobs for British workers”.
The former PM’s 2007 pledge was widely criticised – not least by Conservatives – when it emerged that around 80% of the jobs created during Labour’s time in power went to migrants.
But official figures unearthed by Labour MP Frank Field show 87% of the 400,000 jobs created over the first year of the coalition went to workers from abroad.
Mr Duncan Smith said: “We have to ensure that our immigration system works in the interests of Britain, enabling us to make a realistic promise to our young school-leavers.
“It is part of our contract with the British people.
“This Government is reforming welfare to make work pay, and to help people back to work.
“We are toughening sanctions against those who refuse to take jobs when they are available.
“But we also need an immigration system that gives the unemployed a level playing field.
“If we do not get this right then we risk leaving more British citizens out of work, and the most vulnerable group who will be the most affected are young people.”

Where’s the off switch

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Sometimes I wish I had an off switch for my brain.

I know it sounds odd but I never seem to be able to unwind/turn off, even when I’m laying on my bed or on a sofa my mind is racing through many thought’s and idea’s, when I get an idea for something I want to build/make my brain goes into overdrive thinking about what equipment I need and how I’m going to connect things what’s really annoying is when I try to put these idea’s onto paper (or notepad.exe for us geeks) my brain just seem to go blank.

One of my last projects what a rechargeable battery pack for my iphone, I mainly built this as I was getting fed up of my iphone battery running out.

Difference between COMPLETE & FINISHED….

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People say there is no difference between COMPLETE FINISHED….
But there is. When you marry the right one, you are COMPLETE….
And when you marry the wrong one, you are FINISHED…..
And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are…COMPLETELY FINISHED

Guys’ Rules

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At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down. Finally, the guys’
side of the story. (I must admit, it’s pretty good). We always hear “the
rules” from the female point of view… Now here are the rules from the male
side.. These are our rules!
Please note… these are all numbered “1” ON PURPOSE!
1. Men ARE NOT mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it
down. We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about
you leaving it down.
1. Sunday sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let
it be.
1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that
way.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not
work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly Acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only If you want help solving it. That’s what
we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact,
all comments become null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you won’t dress like the Victoria ‘s Secret girls, don’t expect us to
act like soap opera guys.
1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways
makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during
commercials.
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for
example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea
what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it will Be scratched. We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” We will act like nothing’s
wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you
don’t want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear Is
fine…Really.
1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss
such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes..
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch
tonight;
But did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping.