Not what I was hoping for

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Well I did my Monday weigh in today expecting maybes to of at least lost one pound. I wasn’t expecting much as we had a few takeaways last week for different reasons but every day bar one, I had Nutribullet drinks at least once a day. So I was hoping for a pound. Nope, it wasn’t to be. Since my last weigh in which was about 2 weeks ago, I had gained 3 pounds. I’m now 17st 7lbs. I’m not too disappointed, as tomorrow we ALL start our diet. Yesterday and Saturday I bought more fresh fruit and veg. The fruit bowl is a bit on the full side. So much so, I am also using our old fruit bowl as well so thats 2 full bowls so no excuse for not having fruit.

The reason we are starting the diet tomorrow and not today is because today is Gee’s 14th birthday and we are planning on going out for a meal tonight. So after that indulgence, its all hands to the pumps and eating healthily.

Please check out this cover version. Its amazing.

While sitting listening to my iTunes, I came across one of my favourite songs. Its actually a cover of a very famous song. The singer is my friend Manny ( thats what I call him anyway ) from Greece. He has a YouTube channel CLICK HERE. The song in question is Bridge Over Troubled Water. I know theres been loads of covers of this over the years, but for me, this is my all time fave. Its an amazing cover version with loads of feeling to it. You have to have a listen to it. I love the way it speeds up later in the song.
If you do like it. Please leave him a comment and a thumbs up. Manny a really cool guy and would very much appreciated you support. Theres loads and loads of other song on his channel. Some original some covers, plus vlogs as well. He’s a funny guy. Please pass this link around and show support for a cool person

Nutribullet: Fruit and veg delight

Todays experimental recipe was lovely. Sweet, but not too sweet, just nice. This one goes down as my best yet. I like it so much I think I’m gonna call this Fruit and veg delight ( unless someone else can think of a better name for me to call it ). I think next time I might make it colder but adding an ice cube or make sure the fresh berries are chilled

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50% Kale
1 pitted plum
Blueberries
1/2 a handful Frozen mixed berries
1x large strawberry
2 x small plum tomatoes
Flac seeds
Goji berries
1 x banana

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Another report on e-cigarettes

The e-cigarette argument rumbles on.

This was on news.sky.com today.
The Headline read: Report: E-Cigarettes Could Save Thousands.
Up to 54,000 premature deaths could be prevented every year in the UK if all smokers switched to e-cigarettes, experts say.

London researchers have dismissed recent health warnings over e-cigarettes as “misleading,” saying they have the potential to save tens of thousands of smokers every year.

For every million British smokers who give up tobacco products in favour of e-cigarettes, more than 6,000 premature deaths could be prevented annually, experts from University College London (UCL) have said.

They estimated that would equal over 54,000 lives saved every year, were all of Britain’s nine million smokers to switch.

The findings come in stark contrast to recent warnings over potential health risks associated with electronic cigarettes.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that bystanders can inhale significant levels of toxins from the vapour, and that they could be acting as a gateway to tobacco smoking.

But according to Professor Robert West and Dr Jamie Brown from UCL’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, the concentration of toxins in e-cigarettes is in fact “very low”.

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In an editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice, they argued that the vapour contains “nothing like the concentrations of carcinogens and toxins as cigarette smoke”.

“In fact, toxin concentrations are almost all well below one twentieth that of cigarette smoke.”

Nevertheless, their figures accounted for the possibility that the devices carry an increased risk of death.

Their findings coincided with a separate report published by researchers from Kings College London who slammed WHO’s findings as “misleading”.

Lead author Professor Ann McNeill from the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London, said: “We were surprised by the negativity of the commissioned review, and found it misleading and not an accurate reflection of available evidence.

“E-cigarettes are new and we certainly don’t yet have all the answers to their long-term health impact, but what we do know is that they are much safer than cigarettes, which kill over six million people a year worldwide.”

Last week WHO called for stiff regulation of the devices and a ban on indoor use.

It also suggested restrictions on advertising and on sales to minors.

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Personally I am glad someone is now coming out and saying that they are not as bad as cigarettes. Makes a change from the media making them out like they are massively dangerous. Yes there may well be dangers associated with them but nothing like real cigarettes. Vapor users have been saying this since they appeared on the market. I reckon the only time the Government will notice the benefits is when their figures show not as many people dying or needing surgery for smoking related illnesses. I wonder if that will be before they decide to tax the hell out of vapor liquids etc or put a blanket ban on them as they are losing money from cigarette sales.

Todays Nutribullet drink

After working in the shed giving it a well needed tidy up after a summer of just dumping stuff in there, I decided I need a nice, cold, refreshing drink so I blended together a concoction in the Nutribullet. I’m still experimenting with ingredients so at the moment I’m taking my chances.

Todays recipe was

50% Kale
1 x cored medium apple
2 tbl spoons of Goji berries
Flac seeds
1 x handful frozen mixed berries

Was a bit tangy. Quite a strong apple flavour. Still on a nice hot day like today while I’m clearing out the shed, it was nice and refreshing as I hoped. I think next time, this could do with something a bit sweet to take the tanginess away a bit.

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And now for something a little different

Opinions will be split over this, but just for the sheer gaul of this soldier I couldn’t resist posting about it. Its not something you see everyday. I dread to think of the trouble he will get into, if they find out exactly which soldier it was. He must of been so bored and fed up and had been watching Monty Python the night before.