OK lets play catchup, diet, losing weight but slowly but at least it is in the right direction. My knee, still not right but a lot better than it was, have to go for an x-ray on my knee (when I remember to book the appointment). Still not been out on the bike, either because of my knee or the lousy weather, hopefully next (Easter) weekend. Decorating, not finished yet but the end is in sight (by Good Friday) then we can get the new carpet laid. So that is what I have been up to for the last few weeks.
As far as decorating goes, the wife is already talking about the next room to be decorated (the bedroom). As you can imagine I am over the moon at this idea although it would be nice to get the damaged ceiling repaired after the water tank leak last year and to be perfectly honest. To be honest I did start decorating the bedroom some years ago (had to install some fitted wardrobes) and it never got finished. Not sure I am going to enjoys this.
Going back to cycling for a minute, since the new year I have amassed a small supply of new cycling bits. I have a new chain, new cassette (that is the nine gears on the rear wheel for you non-cycling readers), new chain rings (that is the three gears where you pedal) and new jockey wheels which will all be fitted once I have wrung the last once of life out of the current items. Two pairs of tyres, one pair I am using now and a pair for the summer. I have also purchased a new cycling helmet, a Mucky Nutz mudguard (click on the link if you don’t believe me), a pair of cycling shoes (something I have never had, always used old trainers) and finally a new pair of sun glasses and guess what? I am not even cycling at the moment, I think the last timed I rode my bike was on the 20th January, really need to sort this out.
Finally communication companies why are they so difficult to communicate with? I have fallen out with two of them in the last 24 hours. The first were 3 the mobile company, they have been chasing my daughter after a hic-up at the bank. She has phoned them and resolved the problem, but do you think they understand that? Not content with phoning the home phone everyday this past week they phoned the home phone 4 times yesterday (Saturday). On the third phone call the wife explained again that the daughter was not in and was at work and to please stop calling us. Well a little while later the 4th call arrived on our home phone. Again it came from a far east call centre where understanding what you were being asked or told is difficult enough. But I just exploded at the women on the phone, I told her that our daughter was not at home and she was working. I told her that I know my daughter had had a problem and she had contacted 3 and resolved the issue and that under no circumstance were they to call us again otherwise I would really blow my top. I think she might of userstood as we have not had another call………………..touch wood (an old style office desk).
Secondly I was trying to watch iPlayer last night and it started to buffer, the internet had been a bit slow for the past few days. So I went along to SpeedTest.Net and ran a test, below is the result
For those technophobes out there, I have a 10mbps connection the above results is very poor. Having recently found Virgin Media have a Facebook page I posted the above picture and asked what was going on. I went back to the Virgin media Facebook page about 20 minutes after posting and my post had been removed. Hope they are that quick to resolve problems when I phone them tomorrow.
Anybody who reads this blog often enough will know that if I have not written anything for a while then things have not gone to plan.
Lets start with Slimming World, my first weight-in, I was livid, I gained weight. I had eaten sensibly, I had eaten all the right stuff, I felt gutted. In fact I never bothered staying I just picked my coat up, put my trainers back on and headed for the van to drive home. I really hate those times when you make the effort to loose weight you eat properly and you gain instead of loose. I know it is pay back you those time when you eat badly and still loose, but still. This weeks weight-in was a loss but I was not impressed because it did not surpass what I gained the previous week.
I mentioned in my last post that my knee problems had flared up again, well after the tablet started to take affect and the pain subsiding, suddenly Saturday morning it flared all up again, so I put my old knee support on. It has been about 6 or more years since I last worn it. It is a very good support but wearing it 18 hours a day it is uncomfortable but it did its job, and the pain subsided (with the helps of some pills). I have not worn the brace today (first time in 7 days) and my knee seems to be holding up, still have another 2 weeks of inflammations pills to go yet. With my knee playing up I have not been on the bike, hoping to throw my leg over the crossbar next weekend knee\weather\life permitting.
The decorating is slowly moving forward, just about at a point where paint can go on the walls and ceiling now. I used to enjoy decorating, the excitement of planning the new decor buying the paints etc. and then transforming the room, used to love it. Now it just seems to be one sodding problem after another. Anyway need to be ready for painting by bedtime tomorrow so that I can put a coat of paint on the walls or ceiling each night next week so that we can be somewhere near finishing.
Finally a bit of music, a Bit of Pendulum