Thursday, November 29, 2012

AMAZING VIDEO

Aged 66


And 5 years later Aged 71 video

The link for the second video was found on one of the Blogs I read regularly. I'm sorry I couldn't work out how to embed it like the one I found on YouTube. I hope it inspires you and gives you food for thought.

 I'm way behind in Blog reading. The last 10 days have been so full I stopped trying to keep up. It all began last Tuesday, 20th although some things were in place months ago.

Nov. 20th. John noticed an advertisement by Flight Centre for package deals of accommodation and flights to Hawaii. I won't go into all the detail but we knew we had available two or three weeks of free accommodation via a Home Exchange website. We have been playing around with all kinds of ideas, some so far out they would never be practical.

We followed up on-line right to the point of booking when for some reason I declined. In the meantime I had an appointment at the Physiotherapy Clinic in Thames the next day. I was also wanting to buy a cabinet to store some of the stuff I'm bringing home from Mum's house. I saw something on TradeMe and wanted to view in Morrinsville, an hours drive from Thames. Cambridge is only 20 minutes or so from Morrinsville and the travel agent helping us is based there. It was logical, therefore, to continue on. We left home about 8.45 am. I received some helpful exercises from the physio for my face (Bells Palsy). The cabinet in Morrinsville was something I could live with so intended to put my bids in. The travel agent was very helpful. We spent about an hour and a half with her before going across to a nearby Cafe for coffee and wheat free cake while she put our plans together. While we were having coffee the travel agent put together an excellent and improved package for us which we paid for right then and there. We were home again about 8.30 pm so it was a fairly long and exciting day.

We have flights to Honolulu booked, leaving New Zealand 14th March and returning 13th April. We also have return flights to Kona on Big Island because that's where our exchange house is. We have booked our rental car for 23 days on Big Island and have 7 nights budget accommodation in Honolulu plus a day tour to Pearl Harbour all paid for. There remain 6 nights on Big Island when our exchange house is unavailable and we are hoping to stay on a Coffee Farm. Doesn't that sound wonderful.

Our 50th Wedding Anniversary is March 30th and I wanted to avoid the happy family party because our own family is not playing Happy Families. I guess I'd have coped if there had been no other choice but by planning a trip away the difficulties are eliminated.

I ended up buying a china cabinet and missing out on the big wall unit I really thought I wanted but that's OK. The rest of the week was taken up with digging up shrubs and other plants from Mum's garden and making gardens at our place to put them in. Over the weekend we had a family working bee at Mum's house and I knew many plants in her garden would be damaged or even destroyed. We worked like slaves and have spent the last few days recovering.

Today is the first day I have felt like Blogging and I found the video in my catch-up reading. It is quite timely as I think about a plan for John and I to be as fit as possible for as long as possible. I like the fact that the focus is on balance and stability rather than busting a gut with hard exercise.

Saturday will be John's 77th birthday. We are going out to dinner tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to that.

My weight has stayed stable through all this but I feel bloated and not sure why. I think I need to plan a day of fasting to give my tummy a big rest. I want to get right back into weight loss but I need to be quite strict with myself as it only comes off if I stay in ketosis, keeping a tight rein on carbohydrates. The last week has shown me that I can easily maintain and I am a lot fitter and stronger than this time last year. Currently I am not doing any regular exercise and it's time I built that back into my day. I'm not too concerned about needing new clothes as I lose weight. I intend to shop in Hawaii and when we get home I will be looking at a new winter wardrobe whatever happens.

I am quite certain that I have established a lower 'set point' for my weight. My goal is to lose more and become even more active. There are days when I feel so comfortable where I am I wonder why I should bother .... But ..... I know that I am still carrying far too much fat for good health. I can see that as I lose more weight my fitness naturally improves too and the desire to move more increases. Losing more weight is good.

Life is full of surprises. Eight years ago we were planning our first trip to USA. Prior to that I had not dared to dream that I would travel overseas. I did not have a wish list. I was content to travel around New Zealand enjoying this wonderful country I live in. This will be our fourth trip and we plan at least one more. As we grow older the cost of travel insurance increases. We were fortunate to find a company that gives us all the cover we are ever likely to need at an affordable rate but the reality is that once John is over 80 travel insurance might keep us grounded. In the meantime we will make the most of our opportunities. Hawaii for a whole month .... Wow!

Aloha.





Sunday, November 25, 2012

I hope that all my readers are enjoying a peaceful day. Here in New Zealand it's Sunday and we are recovering from a hard day's work at my mother's house while girding our loins to go out and do it all again today. John and I are out of energy so we are taking it slowly. I have a million plants dug out of Mum's garden waiting to be planted here. They are going to have to wait until tonight or tomeoorw so I hope they survive.

Thanksgiving Feasts are over and thoughts are turned to creative ways to serve left-overs. That is never  a problem in our house. I'm glad the days of teenage raiders are over and I can be certain to find my planned cold meat is there, in the fridge, waiting for me.

I hope that everyone celebrating Thanks-giving had a wonderful day and came through with flying colours without over-indulging too much.

As my American friends recover from the traditional feasting that takes place at Thanks-giving my mind turned to our big family feast day, Christmas Day. I wrote this as a comment on another Blog but thought it worth repeating here.



We learned long ago that traditional food is not always the best way. I once turned what was supposed to be an amazing Christmas Day into a disaster because I made myself so tired I was crabby.

Living down under helps as Christmas Day, our traditional family Feast Day, can be very warm. We are on holiday and some of us are at the beach. Many families picnic the following day.

My best memories are at our beach house when I was a teenager. Roast leg of new season spring lamb, from our own farm, served with mint sauce and gravy from the roasting pan. New potatoes with butter and a mixed salad of lettuce, cucumber, tomato, radish, spring onion and grated carrot ... whatever takes your fancy, with a dressing made with mashed hardboiled egg yolks, sugar, vinegar, creamy milk, mustard, pepper and salt. Dessert consisted of too many choices but always jelly, trifle, fruit salad, icecream, whipped cream, and chilled traditional Chistmas pudding which was more like a very moist rich fruit cake. Mum used butter rather than suet in her 'Plum Duff'. As the years went by we added Pavlova and strawberries to this sweet feast and ate dessert from Christmas to New Year. When the family increased as we married and had out own children we had Pot Luck meals and added Turkey and other veggie dishes. Add to this small dishes of chocolates, nuts and dried fruit spread about to nibble on ad lib and you can't imagine the food that was available. Not a problem when at the beach because we went swimming, kayaking, walking and running and were soon ready for More Food.

Converting the traditional English Christmas Dinner to something more comfortable in our warm climate has evolved over many years. Many chefs advocate seafood, some families BBQ but one thing remains constant. It is a day of feasting with the protein, be it fish, lamb, ham or turkey, taking centre stage. The meal is incomplete without some kind of wonderful dessert.

We will have two Christmas Dinners this year. One the weekend prior with our South Island family and the other back home with our daughter and son. I feel blessed that we can share this special time with all our family even if we cannot be altogether at the same time.

I must get on with all that must be done today. I can take it easy tomorrow.

My weight remains the same. We have lots of things going on and a huge incentive to get back on the weight loss and fitness program. More about that in a day or two.

Blessings

Thursday, November 15, 2012

PHOTOS TE REWA REWA BRIDGE NEW PLYMOUTH



When we were in New Plymouth last week we managed to get to the Rewa Rewa Bridge just before the sun went down.
I was thrilled to get this shot of Mt Egmont, (Taranaki), framed by the bridge.

With scenery like this and places to visit who could not love New Plymouth. We must visit more often. It did us both good to meet up with old friends and enjoy being there.

We've been home 4 days and I'm still struggling to stay true to my healthy plan. I did gain a couple of pounds while we were away. It's so depressing to know that has to come off before further progress can be made.

I see I doubled up on a couple of photos but not going to edit them. It takes me forever to get these collages made and saved. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it as I continue to experiment and practice.

MT EGMONT DELIGHTED US BY SHOWING OFF EVERY MORNING

OUR MOTEL WITH THE MOUNTAIN IN THE DISTANCE

A LITTLE CLOSER

ZOOMED IN 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

BIRTHDAY WEEK

YOUNGEST SON IS 37 TODAY.
ADMIRING HIS PIRATE ICECREAM CAKE WHILE WE SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY THROUGH THE PHONE.

Oldest son is 48 today and middle son has his 42nd on Thursday. John will be 77 on 1st Dec and Jane has to wait until Feb, 2nd. I get to brighten up the winter months with a June birthday, but before that we celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary next Easter.

We have been home two days and I'm slowly getting back into my normal food routine. 

We shopped in Rotorua on Saturday and I bought a 16 piece set of table china for everyday use. We spent part of yesterday sorting the pantry shelves to make space. Tomorrow I'll do the remaining shelves which means sorting out all the baking products, mostly wheat stuff, which we no longer use. It will be good to have that job done after all this time of being wheat free. Perhaps I'll take a photo when I've finished.

Sometimes I take a few days to settle in after being away. I have slept badly the last two nights. Tonight I'll be in my bed very soon.

Hopefully I'll be back blogging and tracking  properly tomorrow.

G'night and God Bless.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NEW PLYMOUTH

Beautiful days. Cold winds

Old Codgers. Bill's birds. Pukeiti Gardens. Mt. Egmont, (Taranaki).









Saturday, November 3, 2012

GETTING READY FOR A WEEK AWAY



308 DAYS MAINLY WHEAT FREE

3/20 DAYS SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY


TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2012:- 28 kg/61.5 lbs


Welcome to my new readers. 

It's never too late to change your life for better.

THOUGHTS .......

No more counting for the next week. I began the day with coffee and cream and a teaspoon of cod liver oil. The Arctic brand of cod liver oil is very good. It comes from Norway and has a light lemon flavour. I never thought I'd be able to swallow it without gagging. It went down smoothly without any obnoxious fishy taste. Not even a fishy burp. How times and products have changed, some for the better thank goodness.

REPORTING BACK .......

this Plymouth is similar to the one my Dad had when we got married except that I think  we had a later  model with even more outrageous fins and a different colour.




This reminded me of the car my Grandfather drove during the war years.
Wow it's been quite a day. Things to do at a decent pace for us old folk. Then our daughter Jane sent a text. Would we like to go into town to the display of hot rods show? I had drooled over a few cars yesterday when I saw them arriving in town. We'd gone out to get our haircuts. So I was keen. I thought about what I wanted to do and decided I could manage if we left ASAP and were home again about 2 pm. John is, as usual, well organised, so we went. We had a great time walking around the display admiring the cars and wondering at the work that goes into making them look beautiful and keeping them that way. I hope you enjoy this sample of my photos.

In a different world and in a different time I might have been one of those women with my own funky car. I wonder if I can think up something for our 1985 Mitsubishi Mirage. Everyone was horrified when  I had our old Honda painted purple, (bright lavender).

It was mid-afternoon before we had lunch and rain was threatening. Fortunately I was able to sow some seedlings that were long overdue to go in the ground. The weather cleared enough for me to clear my little flower garden. Some of the weeds were nearly 2 feet high. It's been so good to get out and do things again. I hope I can manage it from now on. There's still heapl to do and I am certainly thinking of getting help as I don't like having to go all out war on major weeds becaus I've been unable to do regular maintenance. This time I'm blaming it on a combination of the difficulties I'm having with ny eyes, (Bells Palsy has a lot to answer for), and the cold wet, windy weather with went on for months.

Between us John and I have been preparing the various ingredients and layers for a large deep dish "frittata," I'll put it together before I go to bed and then I can turn the oven on a bake it first thing in the morning. Done

Right now I'm watching TV. A soak in the bath would be a good thing but I need to go to bed. First though I'd better wash my feet.  I'm filthy from gardening through the light drizzle. I'm also as stiff as can be. I haven't stretched or used so many muscles for a long time. I'll pack in the morning.

HOW DID I DO? .......

Altogether I packed in more than usual and did so successfully. With all that activity there was no time to play with all the geeky numbers I think I'm eating OK and will hopefully maintain this week without trying too hard.


Breakfast:- Cream coffee, cod liver oil.

Lunch: Cheese and herb omelet with tomato

Dinner:- Rump steak + mash of potato, cauliflower and broccoli with cream cheese.

Snacks:- Celery and avocado mashed with lemon juice, pepper and salt. Chocolate, almonds/

Drinks:- Water x 0
Flavoured Tea Infusions x 5
Cream coffee x 2

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

Exercise:- Walk or Cross-trainer *no*

About 2 hours gardening.

? minutes cross-trainer = ? km

September Total:- 8/160 km

BP:- 11th May 2012, 147/75
23rd May 2012, 135/75
15th June 2012, 135/85
17th July 2012, 137/75
3rd September 2012, 125/75 ... Meds changed. Accuretic becomes Accupril.


Weigh In approximately 7.30 am

1st October:- 88 kg/193.5 lbs
1st November:- 86 kg/189 lbs

Start Weight:- 114 kg/251 lbs

2012 Weight Loss History
January:- 10.5 kg/23 lbs
February:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
March:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
April:- 3 kg/6 lbs
May:- 1.5 kg/3 lbs
June:- 2.5 kg/5.5 lbs
July:- 1 kg/2 lbs
August:- 4 kg/8.5 lbs
September:- 1 kg/2 lbs
October:- 2 kg/4.5 lbs

Friday, November 2, 2012

CONFUSED BY CALORIES, GRAMS AND ARITHMETIC

TE REWA REWA BRIDGE TAKEN FROM THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF NEW PLYMOUTH

307 DAYS MAINLY WHEAT FREE

1/20 DAYS SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY


TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2012:- 28 kg/61.5 lbs


Welcome to my new readers. 

It's never too late to change your life for better.



Old ratio
1150 calories 
101 gm fat (79%)
46 gm protein (16%)
14.5 gm carbs (5%)

Current Ratio

1250 Calories 
107 gm fat (77%) = 963 cal.
56 gm protein (18%) = 225 cal.
15 gm carbohydrates (5%) = 62 cal.


I quite like the look of this breakdown so hope it goes well and I can stay close over the next week or so.

THOUGHTS .......

Wherever I look there are sightly different recommendations for the number of calories or grams of protein I should eat for optimal health. No wonder I prefer not to count, but here I am. doing just that. Mind you, I would not consider doing so for one micro-second if it were not for on-line programs and the tracker I have downloaded.

One website suggests 46 gm of protein per day for good health, another a minimum of 68gms. I want to eat 225 calories from protein.. That converts to 56 grams protein and 18% of my total macro-nutrients. I tried to convert that to ounces and came up with 1.9 ounces. Whaaat!!!!! No wonder Deb thinks what I'm doing sounds crazy.

Have I mentioned that arithmetic and me are not good friends? At school, (was that a million years ago?) I loved Maths. I deliberately bombed in a couple of subjects so that I could take Maths as one of my main subjects in my final 2 years. Looking back I suppose it was the puzzle and accuracy aspects of geometry and algebra that I enjoyed. I was good at those two aspects of Maths. Arithmetic was always a challenge. I liked the precision and that answers were right or wrong, but without calculators my accuracy left much to be desired. All these years later I am struggling to remember the simple processes. I use on-line help pages but as usual I'm too impatient to learn and retain the details. That would be boring.

I played with the numbers and the only satisfactory, to me, ratio and calorie intake is the one I have highlighted in red. I will follow it for the next couple of days and then it's all on the wing, so to speak, as we will be travelling. Most of the time we are staying in Motels where we will have total control over food but my normal food routine, such as it is, will be disrupted. I'll stay as close to my guidelines as possible but I'm not going to freak out if things get way out of line. This trip is for fun and visiting family and friends. Enjoying our time with people we care about is more important to me than a few calories. I will soon be back on the straight and narrow .... November 12th. Life is for living and worrying about a few calories or a food imbalance is not my idea of a fun, relaxing and romantic time. I'm hoping that by the time we leave home on Sunday I will be comfortable with serving sizes and a have few strategies to keep my fat/protein/carbohydrate ratios roughly where I want them.

Did you see the R word. We will have 3 full days in New Plymouth. That's the city where we met so many years ago. I'm guessing that a lot of my readers were not even born before 1960,  It's a city we both love and has many beautiful features including the bridge in today's featured photo. New Plymouth is a special destination because it's out on a limb, nearly as far west as you can go in the North Island of New Zealand. To have 3 days there will be a real treat so I hope the weather co-operates.

NB I didn't get too excited about my weight yesterday. It's what I expected. I have lost at least 1.5 kg/3 pound in the last 10 or so days which means my experiment is working. I'm not sure whether it's because I have chosen a particular ratio of macro-nutrients or because I am counting and restricting calories. The reason doesn't matter too much to me. The results do. I will continue along similar lies for a while yet. I am very close to an official weight loss of more than 30 kg this year and it feels good. My unofficial weight loss for this year has to be something like 32 kg/70 lbs or more. I was unable to weigh myself until I had been 13 days wheat free. I guess If I'd known it was going to be so successful I'd have done so. I do remember that in December 2011 I was unwell, puffed up, breathless, not wanting to move, struggling to get in and out of the car and all the symptoms of out of control blood pressure in spite of the medication I was taking. I was avoiding going to my doctor, scared of what she might want me to do. I knew I had to change. All of those things have been changed.

I decided to put up a couple of progress photos. I was never going to let these ones go public but scary as they are I'm placing at the bottom of this post. I'm not sure how long I will leave them there.

REPORTING BACK .......

I've had a good day but tiring. I still ache a bit from yesterday's gardening so I did not do much this morning. We got our laundry done and dry which is a good thing because rain is on the way and we plan to be packed and on the road by 10 am Sunday. That leaves tomorrow free to potter and get a giant frittata ready to bake first thing Sunday morning.

We went into town this afternoon and had haircuts. I guess mine cost 5 or 6 times as much as John's. My friend, the talented hairdresser, has given me a new style. We are still waiting for a few bits to reach the length we want but it still looks good. The back is layered and shaped so that no hair shows behind my ears. The bits in front of my ears are slowly growing down to below my chin. I might have the full style before our wedding anniversary at the end of March next year. I like my hair short but a few photos made me look like a man. Did not like that. Longer pieces around my face appealed to me and more so since the Bells Palsy twisted my face.

Yesterday I made delicious mini meat loaves. The original recipe, called Garden Veggie Meat Muffins, is here on Life's as a Plate. I didn't alter it very much, just adapted to what I had on hand. They were so Yummy. My mixture, using about 350 gm minced beef, filled the 6 holes in my silicone muffin pans. Two other pluses. They were easy to serve and clean up after and 2 were leftover for my lunch today.

Lunch and snack  = 430 cal
Fats = 65.5%
Proteins = 22.7%
Carbs = 11/8%
After Dinner = 1037 cal
Fats = 72.3%
Proteins = 18.8%
Carbs = 8.9%
After Snacks and Drinks = 1248 cal
Fats = 75.1%
Proteins = 16.5%
Carbs = 8.4%



HOW DID I DO? .......


Day has gone well. I got in my 35 minutes on the cross-trainer and I stayed within my new calorie limit. My ratios are close enough. But I feel as though I ate too much. 1250 calories should not be too much food. Maybe I'll be more comfortable when I start swallowing a teaspoon of castor oil each day. Not sure how I'm going to stomach it but it will be nearly half my daily fat calories not to mention all the omega 3s floating around.  Edit Cannot believe I wrote castor oil. Of course I meant Cod Liver oil. I bought Arctic lemon flavoured. It's supposes to be good and the taste is supposed to be mild. I'll know when I try it tomorrow.

Brunch:- Mini meat loaf

Late Lunch: Mini meat loaf

Dinner:- Bacon, omelet and mushroom.

Snacks:- Almonds

Drinks:- Water x 0
Flavoured Tea Infusions x 4
Cream coffee x 2

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

Exercise:- Walk or Cross-trainer *yes*

35 minutes cross-trainer = 8 km

September Total:- 8/160 km

BP:- 11th May 2012, 147/75
23rd May 2012, 135/75
15th June 2012, 135/85
17th July 2012, 137/75
3rd September 2012, 125/75 ... Meds changed. Accuretic becomes Accupril.


Weigh In approximately 7.30 am

1st October:- 88 kg/193.5 lbs
1st November:- 86 kg/189 lbs

Start Weight:- 114 kg/251 lbs

2012 Weight Loss History
January:- 10.5 kg/23 lbs
February:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
March:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
April:- 3 kg/6 lbs
May:- 1.5 kg/3 lbs
June:- 2.5 kg/5.5 lbs
July:- 1 kg/2 lbs
August:- 4 kg/8.5 lbs
September:- 1 kg/2 lbs
October:- 2 kg/4.5 lbs


The blue swim suit belongs to the 2000s Those photos were taken 2005
John took the lower two photos this afternoon.

 The photos are terribly scary. This is what happens to a body that has been fat too long and is now over 70. Some parts will never recover. There is 7 years and 20 kg /44 pounds difference between the sets of photos. I have no confidence that I will look much better in another 20 kg time. It's just as well being healthy is as important to me as looking good.  Between the Bells Palsy  twisting my face and all the flab hanging down it's quite depressing.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

LOVELY VISIT WITH MY SISTER

EARLY MORNING ON SIMPSONS BEACH

306 DAYS MAINLY WHEAT FREE

9/15 DAYS SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY


TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2012:- 28 kg/61.5 lbs


Welcome to my new readers. 

It's never too late to change your life for better.



1150 calories 
101 gm fat (79%)
46 gm protein (16%)
14.5 gm carbs (5%)


THOUGHTS .......

I will base my tweaking of macro-nutrients on this article at CarbSmart.

REPORTING BACK .......

It was a busy morning. First I needed to do an emergency tidy-up as my very tidy sister was calling for morning tea. We talked for hours. That was good. I made pikelets (small pancakes) with almond and coconut flour and served them with a dab of jam, whipped cream and fresh strawberry. Not only did I do a bit of tidying but I wrote two letters and got them to the mail box in time, thanks to John. It's now after 2 pm and I really need to get my washing done since we are going away Sunday and the weather is not going to last so no time for reading. Even my cross-trainer is going to sit forlornly today because I need to spend my energy elsewhere, like the garden.

Breakfast and Lunch 525 calorie
Fats = 71.4%
Proteins = 18.6%
Carbohydrates = 10%. 
After Dinner = 956 cal
Fats = 68.6%
Proteins = 22.3%
Carbs = 9.1%
After Snacks and Drinks = 1196 cal
Fats = 71.3%
Proteins = 18.4%
Carbs = 10.3%


HOW DID I DO? .......

Pleased that I did some gardening. Ratios a bit out but I'm now working out a new plan which will still be LCHF


Breakfast:- Pikelets (pancakes, with cream and strawberries

Lunch: Pikelets

Dinner:- Mini meatloaf, lettuce, capsicum, tomato, celery, carrot, balsamic dressing and olive oil. Strawberries and cream.

Snacks:- Piece of dark chocolate

Drinks:- Water x 0
Flavoured Tea Infusions x 4
Cream coffee x 2
Black coffee x 1

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

Exercise:- Walk or Cross-trainer *no* Gardening

Nearly two hours weeding in the garden and I can hardly move. I see a soak in a hot bath on my agenda tonight. You are fortunate to be too far away to hear my muttering and cursing. The ground is just right too pull out weeds, big and small. The day is perfect to work outside. Neither too hot nor too cold and there's no wind stronger than a very light breeze. So what made me so mad and frustrated. I couldn't see very well today and pulled out at least one plant I had been admiring. I was waiting and looking forward yo seeing the first bud break open in time for our return home at the end of next week. 

I think I need to get a gardener. An efficient person with a little backup from me could look after our garden in a couple of hours every two weeks. Believing that, I have to wonder why I always let the weeds get away and end up digging deep with lots of tugging and grunting to clean up the garden. In my defence this year has been so wet that it's been hard to get enthusiastic until this last week.

? minutes cross-trainer = ? km

September Total:- 55.5/60 km

BP:- 11th May 2012, 147/75
23rd May 2012, 135/75
15th June 2012, 135/85
17th July 2012, 137/75
3rd September 2012, 125/75 ... Meds changed. Accuretic becomes Accupril.


Weigh In approximately 7.30 am

1st October:- 88 kg/193.5 lbs
1st November:- 86 kg/189 lbs
Start Weight:- 114 kg/251 lbs

2012 Weight Loss History
January:- 10.5 kg/23 lbs
February:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
March:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
April:- 3 kg/6 lbs
May:- 1.5 kg/3 lbs
June:- 2.5 kg/5.5 lbs
July:- 1 kg/2 lbs
August:- 4 kg/8.5 lbs
September:- 1 kg/2 lbs
October:- 2 kg/4.5 lbs