Yesterday my fiancee and I offically started;


We had started another OPERATION: GET SKINNY a few years ago but failed. It failed because we didn’t have any real motivation or reason to lose weight. We didn’t have a goal or anything to work towards, so after a few months we lost interest with the idea of dieting and going to the gym and we ended up putting back all the weight we lost, plus more (eek). However that was over a year ago and since then we got engaged (see post) so as we are now getting married, we now have a goal and a reason lose the weight, and so OPERATION: GET SKINNY FOR THE WEDDING was born.

So the plan is simple. We are getting married in a year and 2 days (Saturday, August 25th 2012) and want to lose some weight and look AWESOME for the wedding.

My starting weight on Monday 22 August 2011 was;

12 st 4 lbs (That’s about 78 Kg or 172 lbs)

I want to get down to;

11 st. (70 kg or 154 lbs)

You can follow my weight loss progress with the tracker below;

Created by MyFitnessPal – Free Calorie Counter

Can I do it? Is it possible? Who knows, but I have a year to find out and this blog will tell you how I do.

Check out my profile at www.myfitnesspal.com for more.

UPDATE: 17th October 2011

I DID IT! I reached my goal weight of 11 st! Check out OPERATION: GET SKINNY (UPDATE 1) for more information, and to read about my new weight loss goal!

Open Road Song…

Since I bought the VW Golf (RoOkar II A.K.A Rolf The Golf) I’ve had a bit of a dilemma when it comes to listening to music. My old fiesta had a cassette player and so it was easy to use a tape adapter for my iPod to listen to music and podcasts, and although I have a iPod FM turner, the sound quality isn’t as good so I have been mainly listening to CD’s (I know CD’s are so “old school” now aren’t they?!) . Now because all of my music is now on my computer and also because I don’t want to scratch or loose damage any of my original CD’s I have been burning my own compilation CD’s. So recently I have been obsessed with driving songs.

There are hundreds of songs out there that are perfect for driving to;

  • “Radar Love” by Golden Earring
  • “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf
  • “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC

…just to name a few.

But must of the songs which feature on the lists of “Top Driving Songs” are normally over 30 years old and as much I love listening to these “classic driving songs” I thought I would post the songs I would include on a list of great drving songs that rarely or never get a mention.

So here are 10 of my favourite songs to listen to while driving…

  • “Joy” By Gay Dad
  • “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” by Tomoyasu Hotei
  • “This is your life” by The Dust Brothers
  • “Step Into My World (The Perfecto Radio Edit)” by Hurricane #1
  • “Travelling Without Moving” by Jamiroquai
  • “My Favourite Game” by The Cardigans
  • “Stylo” by Gorillaz
  • “Jailbird” by Primal Scream
  • “Go With The Flow” by Queens Of The Stone Age
  • “Open Road Song” by Eve 6

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