Tuesday, June 19, 2012



TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2012:- 22 kg/ 48.5 lbs 

We have been the grandparents of chickens that lay green eggs and Jake the border collie for years. When I opened my gift it was automatic to think, 'That's nice, a gift from the grand-dog and grand-chooks.' John also had a similar shaped gift and looked at Amanda who had a grin from ear to ear. He twigged while I was still thinking, how nice to have another birthday gift. They are only eight weeks so this baby will be born in the summer.

Wayne and Amanda had planned a weeks holiday north of Auckland before driving the Camper back to Christchurch where it will be their home while their house is being repaired. The confirmed pregnancy meant they changed their plans and came our way to surprise us in person. We are having a lovely visit.

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

We decided to take Wayne and Amanda out to lunch at our new favourite Cafe. Wayne took us in the Camper. John and I decided our old bus is more comfortable even though it's very old, has small wheels and sits hard on the springs. We are more certain than ever that it's worth spending ten to twenty thousand dollars on maintenance and up-grades.

We were dropped off at home while the others went on to Mum's house where they are staying tonight. We went over about 5 pm and stayed for a delicious dinner. Jane had cooked a bolar roast in an oven bag. She added Morrocan seasoning, and about one dessert-spoon each of balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce and a couple of onions. The meat was so tender and the sauce made delicious gravy/jus. Jane had also made a pavlova so we had a much bigger meal than we would usually eat.

Home by 10 pm and having a final cup of tea before going to bed.


I'm happy with how the day went. It was special. We won't see Amanda and Wayne again until we fly down to Christchurch to stay with them sometime in September.

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Lunch:-   Castle Rock Cafe Vegetable Soup with chorizo and parmesan. We shared a big plate of fries and I had a cappuccino

Tea/Dinner:- Jane cooked roast dinner. I had beef, pumpkin, kumera, green beans and for desert we all had pavlova topped with raspberry and strawberry compote and whipped fresh cream.

Snacks:- Chocolate

Drinks:- Water x 2
Flavoured teas x 4
Cappuccino with 1 teaspoon of sugar

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt or 5-6 large cups *yes*

Exercise:- Walk or Cross-trainer *no*

? minutes cross-trainer =? km

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

I want to do at least 3 60 minute sessions

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

60/160 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 x1
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
BP 23rd May 2012 135/75

1ST MAY 7.30 am:-  94 kg/ 206.5 lbs
1ST JUNE 7.30 am -  92.5 kg/ 203.5 lb

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
May:- : 1.5 kg/ 3 lbs_
Next Official Weigh-in July 1st


  1. Congratulations! That's great news!! So happy for you and your kids! That was a special way to make the announcement, too. Now you can sit and think about it over tea every day. Grandchildren bring a special kind of love and energy into your life. It's one of the best things! God Bless you and your family.

  2. Very cute cups! :D What's pavlova?