Since my last post, I've had a second Judo session which was just as enjoyable as the first except for one thing. Towards the end of the session we went into randori (free practice) - basically one-on-one sparring. I'm pleased to say that I won my first bout but in the second I went up against a guy who'd been learning for only 6 months or so. After some grappling, he threw me quite hard and with little control and I landed similarly badly - owch.
The first thing I realised was that I'd slammed my head pretty hard against the mat and that I was feeling a little groggy. After a little while, it became apparent that I'd also injured my shoulder. The session was over though and I winced through helping to put the mats away.
The diet is still going fairly well apart from a lapse yesterday owing to work-sponsored lunchtime pizza for a workshop session with JG and an evening meal out for Dad's birthday.
Roasted broccoli is the best thing ever.
I finally switched over to using mutt for my primary mail client after pondering doing so for ages. With some pretty minimal setup, I've already got more featureful (and considerably less annoying) than any other client. I honestly (actually) don't understand why people are so put off by terminal applications.
One of my new year's resolutions is to lose a stone. After some consideration of how I might do that, I decided some sort of diet would be in order. Fairly obvious, I suppose, but I did toy with the idea of seeing if I could do it just by exercising more; I don't think it would even be possible to practically exercise enough to burn off half of what I like to eat.
Before Christmas, I had been thinking about reducing my carbohydrate intake as it seemed that every meal I was eating centred around bread or potatoes. Curry, for example, was all about mopping up the sauce with the naan bread :)
I decided, in the interests of science or summat, to go the whole hog and drop my carbs completely. Well, almost completely. I've been on this very-low-carb diet for about three weeks now and I've already lost half a stone. It's probably not sustainable but here's why I think I've lost weight already when previous attempts at eating less have failed:
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reposting this here as I recently broke my finger and so made a few changes to
my xmodmap settings to accomodate the ensuing one-handed typing. Once again, I
had to search for how to use xmodmap and came upon my own
Herein an brief account of our holiday at my wife's parent's house in Adapazarı, Turkey.
Day 0 - Drive
For the first time, we decided to book a hotel near the airport for the night before flying. Luton is only a two hour drive away but with a 6:30am flight and a small child, we decided a hotel would be prudent.