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Simplicity

so laying bed this morning I have decided I strive for simplicity.  Every thing I do in life is about making life simpler, so how am I going to do this.

 

And so it begins again.

Once again I find myself returning to my blog, partly to keep my sanity and I also like recording my day to day life.

So from next Friday I will be unemployed, which in one hand is am very scared off yet in the other hand very excited about.

I  will use the blog to record how I progress over then next few months.

 

Go Go Go Nintendo

Today I am going to write about my recent ebay buy. On Saturday I bought a job lot of old games console bits and games from the chartity shop I work in.

They ahd been kicking around for sometime and I paid £25 for the lot. Much to my amzement when I started looking at them on ebay there appears to be a very healthy market for old game console games. So come 6:30 Sunday morning I am up and away list listing them, there must have been about 20 in total and and by 11 o’clock #Sunday morning they started selling. As of today I only have two left. A couple of the Nintendso 64 ones went for £30 each which is amazing.

So next time you are at the local car boot sale keep and eye out for them, they are dinfinatley worth buying.

Today I am also making the next step on my Ebay business. I there is a 3 day general auction near where I live and I have placed bids on 3 lots of Dinky toys. When I semi retiree I am going to specialise in Dinky toys as I thing there is good money to be made iin them, I am also going to learn how to restore them.

I will keep you posted if I win the lots tomorrow

Anyway I need to go and do some work so here are my goals

  • I weigh 11 stone
  • I am debt free
  • I can run 10k in under 1 hour
  • I have a successful ebay business
  • I have 10k in savings
  • I have an income of 5k
  • I spend more time with my 2 boys
  • I have bought a new car

If you do read this many thanks.

 

Its all in a picture

So the last few days have been very busy, I am finally getting some clarity about where I want to be. I definalently want to be doing ebay / antiques full time.  I have just renewed my IT contract for the next six months which will keep working until August, hopefully after that I will be able to go into semi retirment.

The good think about my renewal is that it will take care of one my goals, this is to be debt free. Oddly enough while sorting out  some photographs over the weekend I came across on from 1990 will a list of my goals for the year. 

The scary thing is how simialr they are to the ones I have now but only 23 years later, but the worring thig is how many of them are still to be achived.

Having looked at these I am really going to start pushing myself to all my goals complete and then I can add some new ones :)

So aswell as posting my daily goals I am going to start post my daily progress and what specific effot I have done to get them closed off.

So as every day here are my current goals

  • I weigh 11 stone ( I am currently 14st 11lb)
  • I am debt free ( This will be paid of by the end of May)
  • I can run 10k in uder 1 hour
  • I have bought a new car (VW Golf GTI)
  • I spend more time with my 2 boys
  • I have a succesful ebay business
  • I have an income of 5k
  • I have 10k in savings

As always thanky you if you do take time out of your day to read my blog.

I dont know why but writing this down each day really seems to help

 

 

 

And so it begins

So  yesterday I started looking at the bodyforlife program.  I have decided the my number one goal is to get some weight off me.

I have been over weight for most of my life from my mid teens to around 25 when I have 5 good years and really got myslelf in sharpe. As I reached 30 we had our first son and the weight just increased from there to the point I now look like a weeble. At 30 I weighed around 11stone I am now sitting  just under  15 stone . Now for someone who is 5ft6 on good day it is really starting to play havoc with my body.

So this is my plan.

I am going to break my meals down into 6 small meals a day as per the plan, cut out all the crap and have 1 free day a week.

I am also going to start walking more and gradually want to start running again. My aim is to be able to run 10k in under 1 hour which is also one of my goals.

Now I have a cunning plan with me cutting out all the crap in my diet, we as a family currently spend a over £700 pound a month in our local sainsburys. So my plan is to buy lest but better quality and also starting make more food. So this afternoon I am going to pop down to Holland and Barrett and pick up some wheat germ, linseed and bran to make by own muesli, I will post picture tomorrow if its turn out ok.

This is my lunch from today, a min Red Thai and Indian slaw from POD very healhty.

pod mini red pod slaw

As per everyday I will write out my goals as it keeps focused in my mind

  • I weigh 11 stone
  • I am debt free
  • I can run 10k in under 1 hour
  • I spend more time with my 2 sons
  • I have an income of 5k
  • I have bought a new car
  • I have 10k in savings
  • I have a successful ebay business

As always thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings

Carrots Fatty

A strange thing happen on Thursday, I have ended up with a few  followers. I am not sure how they found me and if it’s a case I follow you follow me. I am not sure about blog Etiquette this I will have to research over the coming weeks.

Anyway I digress today title is Carrots Fatty, this is a calendar entry I have that reminds me everyday that I am Fat. It has been on my today list for years to lose some weight but it has never been a pressing issue.

I am married with two boys so the need to be looking trim has not been my number one priority, but over the last six months my weight has really started catching up with me. I have become more and more lethargic and I my knees and feet are really starting to ache.

So what am i going to do about, well from today I am going to follow the body for life program. Basically its a 12 week program where you cut out all the crap for in your life bar one day a week. It also includes a strict exercise plan. As always I am disorganized and have not sat down and planned my meals or any thing like that. I thing the key point to the whole program and alot of things in life is displine. I know I want to do it and I know it wont kill me but will I actually do it is the big question.

So today this caught my eye, it a brillant video about a blog and his 911, I like the car I like his style and his garage is great. Maybe one day it might be me

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/news/default.asp?storyId=27017

As everyday I will write my goals out that I aim to achive by the 11/12/13

  • I weigh 11 stone      (I have started the body for life program) 
  • I am debt free
  • I can run 10k in under 1 hour
  • I spend more time with my 2 boys
  • I have a successful ebay business
  • I have bought a new car
  • I have an income of 5k
  • I have 10k of savings

If you do read this, thanks

Hello and welcome to a damp London today

So today is day 2 of my blog, and I must say I am looking foward to wrting it. There is something about writing that I enjoy and it also makes me more moatived to do stuff.

Yesterday was a good day for two reasons, firstly I have my contract renewed for anothor six months, this is good and bad news. The goods news is that if will ensure I can clear one of my goals and become debt free. The bad news is I find my job very boring hence the reason fro leaning new skills such as creating a blog, so it car’t  all be bad.

The second reason yesterday was good was I bought a job lot of Dinky space toys at auction, I have asked a friend to pick them up today for me, but wont be able to get my hands on them for a few more weeks until I go upto Lincoln. I am not sure if I will make any money on them but I will be a learning experince.

I even sold an item on ebay last night that I was expecting to go, so it all helps

As everyday I will write my goals out that I aim to achive by 11/12/13

  • I weight 11 stone
  • I am debt free
  • I can run 10k in under 1 hour
  • I spend more time with my two boys
  • I have a successful eBay business
  • I have bought a new car
  • I have an income of 5k
  • I have 10k of savings 
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