Sunday, June 17, 2012

Once more unto the breach

I've been eating incredibly healthily for the last few's been all salads, vegetables, fish etc. No junk whatsoever.
However, not an ounce has been lost.
I did some research and worked out that since Euro 2012 started, I have consumed 20 cans of Strongbow cider.
That's over 9 days...don't judge me!
However, that works out at approximately 5000 calories, which is 2 days worth of calories for an adult male.
I think I can see what the problem is here.
I will have to pick 2 days out of every 9 that I will not eat anything at all.
If my resolve weakens and I drink a can of cider on one of these days, I will need to go on a 2 mile run to burn off the 250 calories.
No more mucking about for me, I am now serious about weight loss.
I'm not morbidly obese or anything like that, but a stone lighter would be good.
Hopefully then the calendar work might pick up again.
I am a lot fitter than I've been for a while, although last week I knackered my knee as I inadvisedly ran down a steep slope in the Pentlands.
I was supposed to be going away on one of our traditional wild camping endurance events this weekend (to Ben Alder and surrounding tops), but sadly had to call off.
I also managed to do my back in 2 weeks ago.
Falling apart.
I did some gigs for the legendary Agraman down south which were ridiculously great fun.
Before that there was a gig near Dundee which went so badly that the promoter avoided making eye contact with me at the end of the evening.
It was just one of these nights that happen every now and then, when the audience just does not know what to make of me at all, and the gig becomes akin to me making a 15 minute speech at a sombre memorial service.
I also recently did a comedy tour of a Degree Show at Edinburgh Art College.
I loved doing this, and it went really well, but the paranoid part of my brain still worries that I offended some of the artists with my cheeky remarks.
I probably didn't, but part of me will continue to believe that I did.
Because that is the way I am wired. Ken.
I'm doing a show at The Fringe this year with the incredibly talented and funny, Graeme Thomas.
It'll be on at The Beehive in the Grassmarket August 1-19 at 7.30pm.
The show title is still being decided...the frontrunners are "Not For The Easily Amused" or "Last Tango In Harris".
Any preference? (directly addressing person who regularly reads this even though it hasn't been updated for 4 months. You know who you are)
Why not follow me on Twitter on @jimpark99? (btw that's a rhetorical question)


Anonymous said...

Not for the easily amused", Dickie

Prairie Hound said...

Last Tango in Harris!