Excessive Sleeping

I had my cousin and his girlfriend over here in the UK for a couple of days for his graduation ceremony — something, no-one mentioned in advance so I ended up having to take a couple of days out of the office and working from home. Several long days later, and my lack of sleep was catching up with me, along with the 30 deg C heat wasn’t helping. They booked out of Gatwick rather than heathrow, meaning the trip to the airport took 1.5 hours instead of 1 hour. And meant I pretty much did an entire lap of the M25 in the process (about 75 miles there and 75 miles back, though I drove 80 miles there instead because the M25 was closed one way, so I had to turn back).

They picked an early flight, which meant we had to try to get there for about 7am, meaning we had to leave at 5am, which in turn meant a 4am get up so they could shower, finish packing and get into the car.

I was back home by 8:15, even stopping off at my local supermarket to pick up some bottled water – although the supermarket wasn’t open due to it being a Sunday, so I picked it up from a local Tesco petrol station instead (15p more expensive than a Tesco supermarket)

I was pretty tired for most of the day, so did washing, ironing, and then went to bed at 6pm — yeah, never went to bed that early before, but here’s FitBit to prove it. 12 hours in bed, 9.5 hours asleep.

Also, during my cousins visit, I took him around different food places. Now I know people like food pictures (aka food porn), here’s a couple of the pics

 

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Day. Jammed up by an accident on the way, but lots (and lots) of food, movies and Wii-ing (is that even a word?)

Was pouring with rain on the way home. So bad, in fact that we had to slow down severely on the motorway. That however did not stop a 4×4 zooming past us. Christmas Day always brings out the idiots. 😑😒😔

Cooking with HelloFresh

Gave the HelloFresh service a whirl yesterday. Here’s the results

All the ingredients gave premeasured – with one exception (the lemon), that had to be cut in half for use on the salad (I chose not to do this)

 

Half way through cooking, the sausage meat was turned into meatballs and frying happily; and the orzo, onions, courgettes, and broad beans are simmering away happily in the other pan.

There were enough ingredients for two servings, so here’s the result. Not perfect — I need to learn how to slice and dice onions a bit more effectively, and perhaps I should have left the beans to cook a bit longer. Also, there’s half a meatball here because I used it to check whether the balls were finished cooking

Final serving

Your Fast Food Workout Plan

A good starting point to deciding if you indulge in a McDs, how much time you’ll need to spend burning it off..

You’re hungry, and you’re in a hurry – so you grab a burger, a taco, or a burrito. But before you take a bite, think about it: You’ll need to exercise a lot to burn off those calories. Even the options that seem light – the smaller burger, the breakfast sandwich, the wrap – are more fattening than you might think.So how much havoc can a fast food meal wreak on your otherwise healthy diet? We’ve crunched the numbers, compiled the calorie counts, and even created a simple interactive calculator so you find out exactly how much exercise it would take for you to work off each meal. Here’s to making healthy choices!

Source: Your Fast Food Workout Plan

 

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