iStick Mini – A Review

I talked about giving up smoking in a previous blog post and since then it’s been a battle, it really has. I decided to go balls to the wall and actually invest in a proper eCig. I spent a lot of time on Reddit’s various eCig/Vape sub-Reddits as well as a lot of forums and YouTube channels trying to figure out what my first move would be. Continue reading iStick Mini – A Review

Spend Money/Gain Weight. Save Money/Lose Weight.

It started a few years ago. Physically I was in the best shape of my life. A year or so of eating right and hitting the gym had paid off. Mentally I was in the worst shape of my life. For all intents and purposes, aside from my investments I was broke. I had lost four members of my family and my long term relationship had ended. I was abusing Weed, Coke and MDMA regularly.

As me and a friend began working 14 hour days forging a business, I let myself fall into a bad way physically. I stopped working out. I stopped running. I stopped taking care of my body. The more money I made the more I spent on food. I would get a takeaway most nights and go out for dinner to a restaurant once or twice a week. In the daytime I would eat and drink garbage. In a year I gained three stone, and lost thousands of pounds in doing so. I estimate some weeks I may well have spent £100 on food and drinks, excluding alcohol. This may seem like a relatively small amount but many people my age struggle don’t have that after working a week once their rent is paid.

I tried various diets and briefly documented my Steak and Eggs diet and although I lost weight it wasn’t good enough. In February I decided to bring my cost of food down to an absolute minimum – £15 a week and do the same with my daily Caloric intake, which I bought down to 1600 calories per day.

Three months later I have saved a fair amount of money and I’m now at a lower BF% than I was before I got myself into this mess. My face isn’t as chiselled as it once was and I don’t have anywhere near the muscle mass I used to have, but we will get there. Once I’m happy – The goal is ten stone and I’m at 11 now – we’ll move onto the next challenge: How to save money and gain mass.

Big Brother Watch: EU Plans to Install Tracking Device in every new car from 2018

Interestingly as the election rages on in the UK this has gone unnoticed in the news. You couldn’t have picked a better time for it, the Labour and Conservative Parties are desperate to keep this out of the media.

The EU wants every new car to be installed with what is essentially a tracking device. There is nothing British politicians can do about it either, short of leaving the Union itself. This technology will almost certainly be used by the Police to track cars and also almost certainly by insurance companies looking to rinse drivers for even more of their hard earned money, despite the EU’s assurances to the contrary. But in a post-Snowden era, who do you trust?

Any doubts I had about voting UKIP have been cast aside. The establishment in the UK needs to hear this message that this bullshit is no longer acceptable.