The personal blog of Michael Redington.

Out of All the Things I Have Lost, I Miss My Mind the Most.

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Pokémon Crystal: Nuzlocke Challenge #02 - Route 32, Union Cave, Route 33 & Azalea Town

Previous Post:~ Pokémon Crystal: Nuzlocke Challenge #01 Route 32, Union Cave & Route 33. Falkner, done. Egg, got. Pokémon, fed and watered. Let’s go! Next place is Route 32 and new route means new capture which is always an event in a Nuzlocke. Nice amount of trainers on this route for training also so lots of promise for progress! Woooo! Route 32 Encounter: Zubat Dupe, Wooper (Fainted) Well… shit.


Pokémon Crystal: Nuzlocke Challenge #01 - And so it begins...

And so it begins… Pokémon Crystal is the third and final Second Generation game for Game Boy Color. It featured various fixes and some new additions, most notably the introduction of the option to play as a girl (Although I picked Boy still). It takes place in the region of Johto like Gold and Silver. Starting in New Bark Town, I set the time and day (Gen 2 has time based mechanics) then pop into the local Pokémon lab to see Professor Elm.


Pokémon Crystal: Nuzlocke Challenge #00 - Look what I found!

Oh hey, look what I found! All this started when I was sorting through some boxes to rearrange the storage in both my home office and bedroom. During this shuffle, I found my Nintendo 64 transfer pack with a copy of Pokémon Crystal in it. Now owning a copy of Pokémon Stadium 2 I decided to throw it into my Nintendo 64, attached the transfer pack only to discover the inevitable horror of all old Game Boy game collectors… the battery in Pokémon Crystal was dead.


Intermittent Fasting

Ripped from my blog post “Weight Log: 10 - 125 days of Intermittent fasting” Let us start with the basics, what the heck is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. In this respect, it’s not a diet in the conventional sense but more accurately described as an eating pattern.

Weight loss accountability posts


Weight Log: 18.5 - Disappointed with sickness

Latest recorded weight: 181.0 kg - 399 lb - 28 stone and 7 lb - BMI: 55.9 Well… Fuck. Weight wise, I’m disappointed. I’ve been dealing with sickness since 30th December and only recently finished the course of antibiotics. Still feeling shit and still concerned with this Omicron spike. Ugh– Beginning of 2022 so far has been exhausting. Diet 😒 / Mental willpower 😞 / Exercise ❌ 😷 Full update coming 1st February 2022.


Weight Log: 18 - Welcome to the 2022

Latest recorded weight: 179.3 kg - 395.3 lb - 28 stone and 3.3 lb - BMI: 55.3 December was a rollercoaster. Weight wise, I’m back to where I was mid November 2021. Still below 180kg and 400lb line which is my line that I do not want to cross again. Why did I not blog mid December? Well it has been a mad month and while I did weight myself, I just did not have the time/energy to do a post beyond another half post.


Weight Log: 17.5 - Booster blowout

Latest recorded weight: 176.6 kg - 389.3 lb - 27 stone and 11.3 lb - BMI: 54.5 17th November I had my booster an oh lordy that was… an event. I had a rare adverse reaction to it and ended up in A&E then having 8 days off work. Better now and booster bolstered so all good. With all that you get a half post. Shocked at my loss considering I was bed bound for nearly a week but yeah I’ll take a win.


Weight Log: 17 - My diet is trash

Latest recorded weight: 178.7 kg - 394 lb - 28 stone and 2 lb - BMI: 55.2 Absolute trash. You can already tell what went wrong. I let my focus on eating slip and I fell off the diet wagon. With my metabolism being so wrecked thanks to elevated cortisol levels, I fall hard when I fall off the diet. I’ll get back on it, I always do. Blogging about this twice a month has been a journey in understanding my own behaviours and patterns.

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