Weigh-in: 110 kg
Weight loss to date: 47.5 kg
Hi there all,
Thank you so much for all your emails. I was surprised to receive so many emails asking me, where was the blog?
I actually thought that people were over reading about my weight loss. I am still at 110 kilos (as of the scales this morning). I have just returned from three and a half week tourism NSW sales mission to UK/Europe. I do these yearly and I have to tell you that this was the hardest trip I have ever done. There were 23 of us on the mission representing different products from various tourism boards, hotels, day tours and attractions from across Sydney and NSW. The whole crew ended up coming down with a virus, actually two of the attendees were sent back home to Australia. Not to mention very early morning starts and very late evening finishes – and this was just the tip of the iceberg. You name it, it went wrong in this trip! I’m not going to bore you with all the details. However, one of my nephews did say that he couldn’t stop laughing when he heard what had happened to me during this trip.
Needless to say, that while I was away I only got to go to gym twice. I am very proud to say that I gained just under a kilo during the time away and I have already returned to my previous weight of 110 kilos from when I left.
Anton continues to be a source of inspiration. This being my first week back, I thought I would be back to training last Monday. Unfortunately, this did not happen as I arrived back very late on Friday night. On Monday I was still jet lagged and feeling very run down. Then on Wednesday morning, I woke up and could not bend my elbow.
So, I’m off to restart my training this coming Monday. I am proud of the fact that there were many functions throughout my trip (practically every night and every lunch) and for the most part, I was pretty disciplined. You can’t really control the social situations and for me it’s extremely hard as I love good food and good wine. I did indulge a bit but halved portions that I could, and alternated my consumption to wine/water/wine. It was very refreshing on the mornings when we woke up at ungodly hours to catch trains and planes, that I was one of the few in our team that wasn’t hung over.
I proved that it could be done and when I say there were many functions and social events – there really were at least two a day. All the things that Anton has drilled in to me clicked in. My next weigh in will not be till Saturday week after I return to training this Monday (depending on doctor’s approval). I now do feel very sluggish if I don’t do some exercise, and I never thought I would ever say this, but I do feel healthier when exercising. I have re-evaluated my goals and by my 50th birthday (on the 18th of February 2010) – I want to be at my goal and weigh 95 kilos.
Thanks again for all your emails, support and yes I will continue writing about my progress. Please continue to support Dragons Abreast. The hotel will be donating another $500 this week for this great cause.
Ciao for now.
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