Monday, May 14, 2012


June 2007

Our youngest son is busy helping his friend get his car ready for the Irishman's Vintage Car Rally on Queen's Birthday Weekend, June 2nd-4th. These photos were taken a few years ago when we stayed in the South Island so John could go with his sons. This rally is notorious for bad roads and bad weather. Wayne recently bought an old Land Rover and has to get it up to standard so he can be 'tail end Charlie,' the rescue vehicle to help those who break down or get bogged. His wife is very patient with him as his want list gets longer and longer. This Rally is one of the highlights of the year and the stories are many and varied. Most of the enthusiasts keep a rough car for this rally. It's not one you would want to take your pampered and highly polished car on as the roads are rugged and snow and mud are almost inevitable.

Reporting Back ..............

Still reading. 350 pages to go. We have a thunder storm rolling around and right now the rain on the roof is deafening. We have an early start tomorrow to get to Thames hospital before 10.45 am for my brain scan.


I am lazy. No exercise.

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Lunch:- Ham, tomato and onion 

Tea/Dinner:- Roast chicken, kumera, onion and broccoli

Snacks:- almonds

Drinks:- Water x 1
Flavoured teas x 3

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt or 5-6 large cups *no*

Exercise:- Walk or Cross-trainer *no*

I aim to walk or cross-train 5 km or more each day this month plus....

1 x 60 min. cross-trainer or walk 6 km
2 x
3 x

26/160 km for May

I am going to do the stretching exercises in my Jenny Craig book. I did them many years ago and found them easily do-able for me. My goal is to eventually stretch every day.

Stretching 2 x week.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

I am getting fitter, stronger, improving my stamina and flexibility.
Has to be good. Right!

BP 11th May, 2012 147/75

1ST MAY 7.30 am:-  94 kg/ 206.5 lbs

Start weight check:- 114.5 kg/251 lb

Weight loss 
January:- 10.5kg/23 lbs 
February:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
March:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
April:- 3 kg/ 6.5 lbs

TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2012:- 20.5 kg/ 45 lbs 

Next Official Weigh-in June 1st


  1. Good luck with the scan :) You are doing really well with your eating!!

  2. Thanks for sharing the great photos. Love your header photo. You are doing so well! Trust that the scan goes well.

  3. Hope the scan goes ok..... thinking of you and no I don't have a bread substitute think Janine did, will try and find the recipe :), drive carefully x

  4. Hoping the scan went well. Those photos are great.....made me remember those roads and places we saw on our South Island trip last year :)
    Hope the weather doesn't get too bad up your way. Lots of rain here but no storm as such!!