Eat a low fat diet and get some exercise

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NIKON D70 - 10 sec, f20 at 44mm

I haven't felt right for a few weeks. I haven't felt sick or in any pain or anything like that. I just haven't been right. That, combined with a loss of feeling in a little toe, I was beginning to think something might be wrong.

So I went to visit the doc last week to see what he thinks, given he's the expert. He poked my toe with a pin and then ordered some blood tests.

Today the nurse called me to tell me there isn't much wrong with my blood. Although she did give me some very bad news. Not bad news in that I had in inoperable tuber. But the bad news that I had a slightly elevated level of cholesterol. Then she told me that I had to eat a low fat diet, get regular exercise and that they'd test me again in 3 months.Shit.

I'd got to almost 40 years old without ever worrying about what I ate or what I drank. I'm not a fat bastard by any stretch. I am an unfit bastard though, thats for certain. It has been 25 years since I last did any regular exercise.

But it's not the time in my life when I want to be making any life changing actions. Eating healthy and exercising is for other people. Other fat people.

The Photo

Nothing is as good for the soul at a time like this, than to get out in the dark and take some photos. It's a bus stop that was behind me, across the road from the actual subject of tonight's shoot. It always pays to turn around from what you are pointing the camera at to see what's back there.

And now I can't decide if I should have a plate of chocolate ice cream while I surf my favorite photoblogs.

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Posted: Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 21:42

Captured: 2007:04:17 21:00:26

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  • Beautiful lights and colours.
    Frank - Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 22:05
  • Thanks, Frank!
    Dave - Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 22:28
  • that is a very CLEAN bus stop seat. Must be a nice neighborhood :)
    mike - Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 23:09
  • It almost looks like bar lights. I could see people dancing at this bus stop. Great colours.
    Rocky - Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 23:24
  • Nice lighting Dave, and welcome to the "I wish I had my 25-year-old body back" feeling...
    seriocomic - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 7:46
  • just noticed - f/20!? - I take it that was because you had the settings from the other side. Going for star effects with lighting?
    seriocomic - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 7:51
  • Hi Seriocomic. Yeah, the f/20 was because the camera was supposed to be pointed the other way. But also I need to hold back the bright fluouro lights in the bus stop. And jeez, I wish I had my 35 year old body back!
    Dave - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 8:11
  • great shot.....quite a LOST look, spiderman seems happy enough - enjoy the night meanderings.
    Michele - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 8:13
  • The lighting and colors in this photo are amazing
    Bahar - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 8:31
  • yo G! What a PHAT shot! Really love this photo. Love the way it almost looks lonely sitting there in the dark. Good work!
    D-Dawg - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 8:36
  • Great shot man. Nice to see not all Auckland bus stops either have smashed windows, tagging or some unidentifiable squidgy object placed on the seat.
    Daniel - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 9:21
  • awesome colours in that shot...very cool...btw, i have a great vegetarian tofu recipe for your new diet ;-)
    Karen - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 10:06
  • think yourself lucky, i wouldn't mind a 40 year old body even if it was unfit
    Ma - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 11:53
  • You should only eat icecream once a night and you had already had a mini magnum.
    Rik - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 13:10
  • Oh, yeah. I did too. Just as well as I didn't have another plateful.
    Dave - Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 14:47
  • He he given your physique its hilarious that you have been told to exercise
    Moz - Thursday, 19 April, 2007 9:03
  • Oh my God Mo, you have been thinking about my physique. That's so hot!!! I ocassionally think about yours too ;-)
    Dave - Thursday, 19 April, 2007 9:27
  • I really love the composition in this shot! Way to make an innocent bus stop look a bit creepy...
    Tim - Thursday, 19 April, 2007 13:27
  • I just love the photo,it's awesome. The blend of colors and the deserted look adds a sort of mystery to the photo. I also have to loose some weight and it's not easy. However I have lost in 4 weeks 3.8 on the Tony Ferguson diet. I'm not following it to the letter as I need the carbs.
    Nova - Monday, 23 April, 2007 0:58

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