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August 6th, 2009

All sorts

Okay, I promised to update more often and I haven't. My bad.

Jess and I finally paid off the white goods credit card and then we went and bought a treadmill (Jess) and a new bike (for me). The new bike is so I can ride to work and back. I'm still figuring out the details (like, for example, how to arrive at work and handle sweat).

Because of this we've put back plans to purchase our car for about a week or so. We're pouring money back into the credit card to get it paid off quickly. Mainly because the bike will only have 2 months interest free. I'd say from about next week we'll be getting pre-approval for a car loan and doing some looking.

Also got Nokia's Sportstracker working, which is really neat (except that one the average speed is a lot lower because I forgot to stop it for about 10 minutes).

This also ties in with my food diary tracking using Calorie King (cheesy name, but surprisingly well built website). I started I think 6th July and now a month later, I can't seem to convince the scales that I weigh 106 kilograms anymore. It continues to say 104 kilograms. Does tracking my food intake work? Sure, when you're more than a little OCD like me and Jess. For my height and body weight, I would probably burn about 2000-2500 kcals per day. So I just have to keep my intake under that.

It seems to be working so far, but I'll continue to provide updates over the next six months or so.

In work news, I got my custom made tool roll back. It is awesome. It also cost me $125 AUD. Which is mighty expensive but I guess its worth it (I'll claim it back on tax). More annoyingly, I just found my Booq backpack I bought as my work tool bag, the shoulder straps on it have separated from the foam laptop padding (Pic here).

I was really excited about this backpack when I bought it. I don't think the straps will fall off or anything but it is annoying when I paid so much for it ($270 AUD) and everything else with it screams quality.

I'll contact Rushfaster and Booq about it. I think there could be improvements made to the design!

Jess and I have fallen in love with the idea of travelling on the Ghan at some point in the future ... when we have the $$$'s =)



Steve P
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