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Archive for May, 2011

A weight update for you guys - I currently reside at 15st 8lbs which is the least amount I have weighed in over 10 years of my life. Fantastic news. To know you are in the zone is particular cases, such as last night. Steve has had a rubbish week and there are things going on at the moment out of his control that are dragging him down. He decided to get a chinese last night - but I flat out refused to partake in that. Instead I put some mixed vegetables in a wok, added some pepper and wasabi and cooked off a chicken breast. It was very nice and in terms of calories, pretty damn low! So I decided to treat myself to a cappuccino this morning.

These situations of saying no feel ultimately satisfying, I have a stead fast goal for September to be 14st 7lbs and I will reach that milestone. Whilst I am being disciplined I am not losing out - if I feel like I deserve a treat, instead of getting a takeaway I will have a nice coffee whether it liqour or with a squirt of syrup. It feels like a treat - many I know would have something like that everyday.

From the rapid weight loss of last week - it has now measured itself out to a smaller figure. Never be disheartened by this though - any loss is a good loss unless of course you are going to be on national TV then something like 3lb a week would be required so you don’t look like an idiot when it comes to the weigh in.

Anyway I am about to smash a chavs phone because he is blaring out music on his phone - see you later!

I love winning things on cranes. It’s added win when it is Hello KItty stuff! Anyway that is not what I wanted to talk to you about today. YouTube partnership is what I want to talk about. Someone randomly called us up on Keen at the weekend and just for speaking to someone when they were bored we earned $100 in three hours. Is that cool or what? Amazing stuff. Not in 12 months of having a YouTube partnership have we made that much - not even close.

The only viable way to make money on YouTube is to get front page exposure, which for most people is nigh on impossible, in fact I am at a loss as to how other partners gt front page or video page status. Since YouTube changed the subscriptions area to a more Facebook style activity list - our video views have pretty much died. Most videos now will often garner less than 100 views - and that is shiet.

Partnership pays crap money and you can only monetize very few videos anyway - especially if you are a Gamer. So if my nephew reads this, partnership is overrated and not worth the work put in to get it. Unless you have 40hrs a week to spend making videos and then Market people to watch them - I will probably earn my first $50 by 2013 something I earned double on within 3 hours on keen. Enough said.

Beyond Expectation

May 19, 2023 Weight Loss Comments

Remember Monday when I said I would get back down into the fifteen stone region by the following Monday? Well, I have smashed that target well and truly. Beyond expectation I have gone from 16st 4lbs to 15st 11lbs in just as space of, yes, 72 hours.

I am blown away by this progress, surely I will now even out and lose perhaps just 1lb more by Monday. The unbelievable thing here is that I haven’t actually done any real exercise - I simply have not had the time either. This result has been a culmination of discipline and a need to re-address the balance of the indulgence of the previous weeks and boy did I shatter it.

Anyway better post this before the 3G loses it’s signal through Botley, chow x