Follow Me In My Determination To Change

I thought if I shared my journey I would be more likely to succeed.

Saturday 30 July 2011

A BIg Problem

So the weight isn't really moving but the shape is. My top is now a size 14 UK (10 US, 42 European) as is my bottom, however the bit in the middle isn't changing.

Ah well something to work on....

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Oh Dear Hope This Gets Better

Yesterday I thought I would try a new fun exercise, and spent a whole £1.25 in the supermarket on a hula hoop. Glad I didn't pay a lot as I am useless, I will persevere for a bit but I have so far to go. Still it made me laugh.

Friday 22 July 2011

750,000 Steps Towards My Goal

Today my Corporate Challenge Team reached 7,000,000 steps.

There are 7 in the team so I guess that means that on average I have hit the 1,000,000.

Not really true I am not the worst but not the best either, and when I look at my actual figures I am closer to 750,000; but still very proud.

A Good Photo Helps

Sometimes it is simply the composition of the photograph that makes me look good. 

I like this one. (Taken in Montevideo)

Tuesday 19 July 2011

My Global Corporate Challenge Coach Loves me

In total, you've single-handedly walked 430km and in the process burnt off 112,934 kilojoules of energy. Your average daily step count is now 11,203 and on one amazing day you reached your personal best of 14,484. This is an excellent first 8 weeks and I'm delighted with this performance. Have a think now about what you'd like to achieve in the second half. Can you match this? Why not beat it? I know you have lots more to give and I believe you are ready to fly even higher.

Monday 18 July 2011

Good Bye Bridget Jones

Since I have lost weight my daughter has been on a mission to replace my collection of Bridget Jones' knickers. So when I started this 3 week travel I packed them all and have thrown them away, day by day, she will be so proud of me.

Gym what Gym ?

Well bringing my trainers on this trip was a waste of suitcase space. I haven’t been once. The walking is doing ok but the gym is sadly missing, I just haven’t had time. my friend Kuassi has made the gym most days but I think he doesn’t sleep at all. Need to work hard when I get home in a week.

Sunday 10 July 2011

Trying New Things

It is the simple things I love most about the new me. Today it was not being afraid to try a hammock and enjoying my afternoon siesta on a private island of the coast of Cartagena, Columbia.

Saturday 9 July 2011

I Rattle

Although my type of surgery, a gastric sleeve, means I can absorb all food, I do have to be careful about what I eat to try and get all the nutrients I need naturally. For the first year at least I am taking vitamin supplements, and now I think I actually rattle. Still small price to pay. I have had a flare up of excema on my forehead and behind my ears which the specialist thinks happened because I got anaemic after the surgery. So again not directly linked to dieting but a side effect of the op. I hope it gets in check, but rather that than diabetes or heart problems which the weight loss makes less likely

Single Digits

3 days in a hotel last week and everyday the scales had me at 85Kg yes, yes, yes, so the gain wasn't really a gain it was a loss so perhaps it was something tobdo with weighing myself straight after a long haul flight. Either way it doesn't matter, just 9kg to go.

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Feeling Better

At a hotel this week, and according to both sets of scales in the gym, I have actually lost weight, so perhaps my home scales are just on strike!

So feeling a little better and in the Global Corporate Challenge where I am aiming for 10,000 steps a day I have an average of 11,000 and have completed a total distance of 319km which to me is amazing.

Saturday 2 July 2011

Not Good

Just home from a week away in US, and the scales have moved, in the WRONG direction.

Not happy, but determined to be positive. I can and will turn this around.