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by Paul Victory
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2022 weight loss thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: 2022 weight loss thread

Sounds like acceptable 'damage', Paul, as long as you had a good time :-) You did have quite a big loss the week before, too, so maybe this week was always likely to be more consolidating than further progress? J-Dog Thanks J-Dog. I’ve been quite disciplined over the past seven weeks, but I can fee...
by Paul Victory
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

Just a gigolo by Louis Prima, David Lee Roth and many others.
by Paul Victory
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

Wolfmiester wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:48 am Another line…
“There will come a day and youth will pass away”
What keeps coming to mind is Pearl's a Singer by Elkie Brooks, but I know that's not it. But I think the "feel" of your song is similar.
by Paul Victory
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2022 weight loss thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: 2022 weight loss thread

I've not really changed anything, this week: just had good intentions :-) This is probably a blip, although I have done more exercise than usual. 26 Nov 89.8 0.0 3 Dec 89.1 -0.7 J-Dog Well done on the weight loss, J-Dog. I had a marginal gain this week, but I'm happy that I've remained more or less...
by Paul Victory
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

Wolfmiester wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:32 am That's the wonderful "Parisian Walkways".
Phil Lynott and Gary Moore being two of the best artists in my little world.
Totally agree. I would have got it from the second line, but was too late. I think I know your one, but can't quite place it (yet).
by Paul Victory
Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8470
Views: 280840

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Thanks for the good wishes folks.

The good news is that my back doesn’t appear to be suffering any Ill effects from my brief session on Saturday. The bad news is that I have a severe twinge in my right hamstring and I fear I may have pulled something. Hopefully, it will ease out in a day or two.
by Paul Victory
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2022 weight loss thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: 2022 weight loss thread

Hi J-Dog It’s good that you are putting your relationship first and it’s certainly not worth jeopardising your marriage for the sake of a few pounds. I’ve been at a few parties since I started my recent weight loss journey and I’ve partaken of what’s on offer. But I’ve put a bit less on my plate and...
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Returning back-slider...
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Returning back-slider...

I finally got around to doing the short session I've been planning to do all week. I set the erg to just row, with the intention of keeping going for ten minutes if I felt OK and stopping earlier if I did not. I couldn't find my HRM or my logcard and it certainly didn't feel easy, but I kept going f...
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8470
Views: 280840

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Good to see you back erging regularly, Colin. I finally took the plunge this afternoon and did my first session in almost 14 months. As promised, I just did 10 minutes and I managed 2112 meters at 2:22 pace. Around what I was expecting and it certainly didn't feel easy. I'm heading off to the West o...
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2022 weight loss thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: 2022 weight loss thread

Thanks, Carole. My first weigh-in is 89.8 kg. My target is 80.0 kg (a BMI of about 25 - the start of 'healthy'). I know BMI doesn't work well for rowers with lots of muscle, but that isn't me: I'm just fat and bones :-) My losing-weight strategy, for now, is to just to stop eating snacks, and miss ...
by Paul Victory
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Returning back-slider...
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Returning back-slider...

Hi J-Dog I had it in my mind that I might venture back onto the erg this afternoon, but the day ran away from me. I don’t think a BMI of 25 is a realistic target for me. I got my weight down to 92kg a number of years ago and people thought I looked emancipated/ill. And that was BMI 26.9. Maybe I hav...
by Paul Victory
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Returning back-slider...
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Returning back-slider...

Welcome back J-Dog. I’ve also been off the erg for quite a while, although in my case it’s just over a year, rather than 4 years. Like you, I’ve put on weight, but I’ve managed to lose around 10 pounds over the last few weeks and I’m psyching myself up for a return to the erg. Maybe we can egg each ...
by Paul Victory
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November CTC: 2000m (2m rest) 1500m (90s rest) 1000m (1m rest) 500m
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: November CTC: 2000m (2m rest) 1500m (90s rest) 1000m (1m rest) 500m

Ha Ha at least I don't need my specs when viewed on my desktop however on my i phone it looks normal, I will look into that next time I post an image. I seem to have sorted the C2 &CTC problems. thanks for your help guys Colin Great to see you back on the erg Colin. I’ve been toying with the id...
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

Carole S wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:30 pm Yes thats right Steely Dan
From "Cant Buy a Thrill"

Unless its edible lol x
One of the first albums I bought. The things you think are useless I can’t understand.
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2022 weight loss thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: 2022 weight loss thread

Well done Paul My week was influenced by my eldest grandchilds 10th birthday with celebratory homemade pizzas by his Mum Lol X Family celebrations take precedence over pretty much everything else! Hope you enjoyed it. I managed to make another slight loss this week. Paul V Date________Weight (kgs)_...
by Paul Victory
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

The singer was an American singer-songwriter Paul, although I do not recognise the song and you haven't said if the singer was male or female, I'm going to go for Roy Orbison? Roy Orbison is correct, Jill! As nobody has guessed the song, I think you should put up the next one. https://www.google.ie...
by Paul Victory
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

Before I give up on this, here’s the opening verse minus the last two words, which are the name of the song. A light shone in the night some way ahead Blue turned into green, then it was red And stirring the night, love music played The light I saw in the night was a … … The singer was an American s...
by Paul Victory
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

OK, here’s the full verse.

At first I thought it a dream that I was in
Lost, lost in a sea of glass and tin
But no, so dipping my hand in the back of my jeans
I grabbed a handful of coins to feed the machine
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

Second line from that verse.

At first I thought it a dream that I was in.
Lost, lost in a sea of glass and tin.


Also, a clue. It’s a lesser known song from a very well known singer.
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2022 weight loss thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: 2022 weight loss thread

Managed a further small loss this week. I think I need to start erging again to make any real progress. Paul V Date________Weight (kgs)_____Weekly Change_____Overall Change 01/01/22______100.5 05/11/22_______94.6___________-1.4_______________-5.9 12/11/22_______94.3___________-0.3_______________-6.2
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

Second line from that verse.

At first I thought it a dream that I was in.
Lost, lost in a sea of glass and tin.
by Paul Victory
Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

OK. Like plummy’s last song, this one has never featured before, but it has been guessed as a possible answer.

At first I thought it a dream that I was in
by Paul Victory
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5302
Views: 285465

Re: Name that tune

Harvest Moon by Neil Young.
by Paul Victory
Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2022 weight loss thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: 2022 weight loss thread

That is tough Carole. I’ve also been struggling with my weight, and it’s hard enough to keep things under control without any underlying illness. Fair play to you for keeping plugging away. I’ve been off the erg for over a year now because of issues with my lower back. I think it’s kind of a ‘chicke...
by Paul Victory
Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 274
Views: 57294

Re: Jokes

Bono and The Edge walk into a bar. The barman looks up and says not U2 again.