A Year of Geeks Diets: It’s my Blog Anniversary!

A year of Geeks Diets and Club Adipose turns one: it's my first Blog Anniversary! Many Happy Returns!

Many Happy Returns! Opening title from my all-time favourite show, The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan
Rent from Netflix, or watch The Prisoner – Season 1 on Amazon UK Instant Video

I can’t believe it’s been a year! And this is also my 100th post!
(Of course I planned it that way 😉 )


A Good Year?

Yes. It’s been:

  • A year of funny fitness and dieting (well it made us laugh!) and geeky things to write about.
  • A year of re-familiarising myself with WordPress, building my website, and practising writing and picture editing.
  • A year of getting back into social media, making friends with other bloggers and catching up on changes.
  • A year of wandering through Thinkgeek‘s little online book of dreams…

And did I lose weight? Goodness, yes, the same 20 pounds over and over and over again.
But it’s been fun.


So What Now?

It’s my one year blogoversary, or is it blogiversary? (I’m not putting a word in a title when no one knows how to spell it yet!)

I know the usual thing is to do a lot of soul searching, but this doesn’t seem like the time for that yet.

That can come later. If ever.

It’s my one year blog anniversary. And also my 100th post. Really, a year?? A year of geeks’ diets and blogging. A hundred posts.


Happy Blog Anniversary, Club Adipose!

It’s time to step away from the keyboard, get a nice bottle and a picnic, and go out and do something else. I’m pretty sure my family would agree 🙂

And then it’s time to figure out how to fit ‘Kosho’ into my ‘fitness regime’:
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Happy Captain Picard Day!

Happy Captain Picard Day! They look up to you, you know. Like a role model!

Happy Captain Picard Day!

June 16th is Captain Picard Day. Time to do something awkward with children!
Because they look up to you, you know. Like a role model!

© CBS Star Trek: The Next Generation : The Pegasus. Watch this episode featuring Captain Picard Day on Hulu Plus

Of course you are… Please can we get back to the bridge now?
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Review: ‘The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds… Wasted’

The Drunk Diet Book Cover The Drunk Diet
Lüc Carl
Biography & Autobiography
St. Martin's Press
Tue Mar 13 2012 00:00:00 GMT-0600 (Mountain Daylight Time)

Author and ‘Drunk Dieter’: Lüc Carl

Review of 'The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds... Wasted' by Lüc Carl, my new hero and role model

Lüc Carl: ‘The Drunk Diet – How I Lost 40 Pounds… Wasted’

I have a new role model! Looks just like me, doesn’t he 🙂

I really enjoyed this unconventional diet book. Lüc Carl comes across as a very likeable character, with a straightforward, informal style.

Those who like to watch their language might be put off by the occasional gratuitous swear words scattered through the book.

But frankly, when it comes to swearing, he’s no match for the nice vegan lady authors of ‘The Skinny Bitch Diet‘.

The Story

He’s a hard rock enthusiast who grew up in an overweight Midwestern family (‘the fattest region in the country’), and left to play in heavy metal bands in New York City.

While not quite becoming a big haired hard rock megastar, along the way he worked long hours in several jobs: music shop, taco stand and late night bar manager. Many funny stories later, the hard working, 15 beers a night lifestyle, fattening Midwestern meals and late night take aways had taken their toll and he found himself about 30 pounds overweight.
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Geeks Diet Gets A Liebster Award!

You’d never notice, would you? I mean, I’m being very modest about it and all, but why don’t I just leave this here:

See what I did there? I turned the Liebster Award orange...

See what I did there? I turned the Liebster Award huge and orange… So subtle 😉 Click for the original pink


Whole Food Bellies

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award! It’s an award to encourage new(ish) blogs, that’s passed on from blogger to blogger.

It’s a friendly networking kind of thing, and I’d like to thank the fabulous Donna of Whole Food Bellies, who nominated me.

Whole Food Bellies is a great food blog, full of healthy recipes that I know my family and I would love too 🙂

Here’s her post about the Liebster Award.

Once nominated you are asked to do a small favour in return:

  • You must continue paying it forward
  • Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog
  • Reveal 11 facts about yourself (so people get to know you better)
  • Answer the questions of the blogger who nominated you (so people get to know you even better)
  • Now, nominate other fellow upcoming bloggers that you feel deserve the award
  • Give your nominees a list of questions they have to answer
  • List these rules in your post and inform the nominees

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A War of the Worlds Diet: Probiotics of Course!

…scattered about it, some in there overturned war machines, some in the now rigid handling-machines, and a dozen of them stark and silent and laid in a row, were the Martians – dead! – slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared…

It's War of the Worlds week: Dieting with Probiotics

Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast. Could he get away with that now?

H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds (Amazon UK)
Do you remember the science fiction novel ‘War of the Worlds’, by H.G. Wells?

I’ve always loved this visionary sci-fi classic, so of course I wanted to ‘honour’ it with a diet!

A search on Barnes and Noble shows so many new versions available: I love the cover art on this Nook Book, (but what are the Student Activities?!)

And I’m very curious about the graphic novels.

In America, The War of the Worlds was made famous by Orson Welles’ infamous hoax radio adaptation. Cheeky monkey.

But for those of us who grew up in Britain in the 1970s and 80s, this progressive rock concept album by Jeff Wayne was our War of the Worlds:

Jeff Wayne: Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, Audio from Amazon UK Also find this on Spotify

A bottle of Yakult should take this down: Michael Condron's sculpture of a Martian tripod from H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, in Woking, Surrey. By Warofdreams  (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

A bottle of Yakult should take that down.
Michael Condron’s sculpture of a Martian tripod from H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, in Woking, Surrey. Photo by Warofdreams (CC-BY-SA-3.0) via Wikimedia Commons.

I was staying the night with a friend when I first heard it and I must have been about 9 years old.

Who could forget the mad curate? The tragic sinking of the Thunder Child? The weird progressive rock whistling sounds the Martian tripods made? Ooh-laaa…!

I’m very excited to hear there is a new version now, featuring Liam Neeson, Joss Stone, Gary Barlow and others (Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – The New Generation, from Amazon UK), with a live arena tour coming soon!

For updates, check out Ticketmaster: Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds tour here, and the Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds Tour Facebook page here.

You have to hear it 🙂

But I’m getting distracted again: science fiction is so much more fun than dieting.


How is the War of the Worlds going to help us lose weight?

The same way the Earth lost the Martians: with microbes. Because as Jeroen Raes says in this TED talk,

“You are not human. You are a walking bacterial colony”

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