Monthly Archives: October 2010

A blog about dieting!

I am 6ft 4″ or near as damn it, 32″ waist and 36″ leg. Current weight is 11st 4Lbs

It’s a load of bollocks! Pay money to lose weight, are you stark raving mad? This is an easy way to lose weight effectively – people have always said you are what you eat, right… so all you need to do is look at what you eat and what you do.

First things first, if you drink tea or coffee minimise the milk and sugar content. Two spoons of sugar max, preferably no milk, certainly in coffee. And you will drink at least 2Litres of water, I fill up a bottle and keep it chilled, I then pour glasses from that – your urine wants to be running clear (obviously harder for girls to check but work it out roughly).

Then you will eat breakfast – it’s the most important meal of the day, more so than lunch or dinner and is the only meal that has to jump start you and help you keep going. Drink a glass of OJ with that if you can.

You will cut out all chocolate bars from your daily diet – completely unnecessary. You will also cut fizzy drinks and crisps. Yep, you heard it.

You will then walk, and not use any escalators or elevators. And if you’re able to walk to work, or ride a bike, do! You will park your car out of town and walk in etc.

If you get hungry in between Breakfast and Lunch and Lunch and Dinner you will eat fruit whether you like it or not. Try smoothies if you really can’t stand fruit at all. But no ice cream in there, use crushed ice! People will say it’s wrong, but I fight the hunger, I have lunch at either 12 or 1pm when I’m at work. If I’m hungry before that fight it, eat fruit, but not excessively.

You will try and go to bed at a reasonable time.

The biggest unknown quantity is alcohol. Beer, Wine, and Spirits has a phenomenal amount of sugar and calories in it – a bottle of wine has around 500 calories, so yes, you will have to cut down the amount you drink if you want to lose weight.

What’s the big deal?

Feel free to ask any questions.

HP – You don’t make life easy!

HP TouchSmart TM2

So, I am the new owner of HP’s TouchSmart TM2 Tablet PC.

As I work at an educational institution we have a license agreement for Windows 7 Enterprise – as the Tablet came with Home Premium it had to come off. (Premium also won’t allow you to join the computer to a Domain, which we use).

So  after attempting to upgrade from Home Premium to Enterprise and failing I had to go about doing a clean install. This was fairly straight forward and was completed without any problems.

It was when I came to installing drivers that I had some trouble and will now grumble. First of all according to the HP Update web site (here) the software and drivers listed here was all the software available. After then digging around and Googling lots I came across the Touch Smart site which then brought me back to the HP drivers site again – but this time for the TX2-1055ee model. Which then had more software, such as the finger print DigitalPersona Personal software. The mind boggles!

I’ve now discovered that the previous software installed when I got the tablet was moved to a ‘Windows.old’ folder on the C:\ drive so I can now see what hasn’t been installed yet. I believe a lot of the software may not be compatible with Windows 7 Enterprise edition 64bit. But we’ll see.

I will update this shortly for your information and reading pleasure.

Update 1: Having found a Forum post – it seems I overlooked the obvious; there’s a folder on the C:\ drive called ‘SwSetup’ with all drivers and previously pre-loaded software. So I’m going through that now!