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Wednesday, October 16, 2019      3 comments

It is so easy to fall back into past bad habits. I felt I was doing OK limiting my food intake, tracking my food, playing occasional games of bowls and golf but the scales and the tape tell a different story and I have gained weight in the past ... Read more
Home at last.
Friday, September 20, 2019      1 comments

After 3.5 months tripping around Australia I am back in Invercargill (New Zealand). Time now to start unpacking all the stuff I brought from Alexandra and dumped in my son's garage before I left for my extensive holiday. You know - all that "pre... Read more
The wanderer is back in Melbourne
Friday, August 16, 2019      6 comments

In late July I returned to NZ via Auckland and Hastings for a bowls tournament that our team of 4 had qualified for back in March. Unfortunately we were unable to reproduce the good form which got us there , so did not qualify for the playoffs f... Read more
Smashing it in Melbourne.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019      4 comments

Have been in Melbourne with daughter since 3rd June. She and I celebrated my attaining 3/4 of a century with a meal at Tsindos, a Greek family type of restaurant on Sunday 9th June. The meal consisted of • Mixed dips • Pita Bread • Saganaki (Kef... Read more
Progress report 12/05/2019.
Saturday, May 11, 2019      2 comments

I am very pleased and proud of my progress having lost 32lbs with an appropriate reduction in dimensions in all the right areas of my body. There are a few saggy areas appearing but I presume these will diminish over time with exercise. I played... Read more
Progress report 27/04/2019
Friday, April 26, 2019      2 comments

My weight loss continues although the rate has slowed. I have been playing in a number of bowls tournaments over the past 4 weeks and this can be challenging food wise because the meals are often provided along with tempting morning and afternoo... Read more
Progress report 31/03/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019      4 comments

98 days of tracking and the trend is positive, with 24 lbs lost so far, backed up by a reduction in girth. I am convinced there has also been a reduction in the pain in my arthritic joints when I exercise which is reassuring for the future. My e... Read more
Monday, March 04, 2019      2 comments

The bowls went well yesterday where I won my first 4 games to make it to the semi-finals. Played well in the semis but went down narrowly to the eventual winner of the title. 5 games at 1.25 hours per game was a big day for me and I was very sor... Read more
Further progress
Friday, March 01, 2019      3 comments

My weight continues to reduce at 247lb along with the waistline so very encouraging for me. I went to a local farmer's market yesterday and couldn't resist buying a pork pie and a cherry pie. Had them for lunch - delicious! Just had fruit for di... Read more
Day 60 (I think)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019      3 comments

It is either 59 or 60 days since the start of this journey to an improved me. An important thing I have learned along the way is that I can have a day or two where, if I don't have a choice (because I wish to enjoy the occasion and/or I don't wa... Read more
Day 52
Wednesday, February 13, 2019      3 comments

A small backward step last weekend when playing in a 3 day bowls tournament in Hokitika. I knew we were in for a very social weekend and I decided before-hand to just enjoy whatever was on offer and get back into my routine when back home. I gai... Read more
Day 44
Wednesday, January 30, 2019      3 comments

So far everything is going well, I am tracking my food each day and getting plenty of exercise. I was tested last week playing lawn bowls 10 days in a row. Last Sat/Sun I represented my Central Otago centre as a singles player in our development... Read more
Progress report 2
Wednesday, January 09, 2019      9 comments

Day 21, wow that 3 weeks disappeared quickly. I navigate my way around this site better with each day that passes. I have lost 2lbs since the new scales arrived so my overall plan is working well, and I am managing to keep within my daily calori... Read more
Progress report
Thursday, January 03, 2019      2 comments

My new scale arrived today and, blow me down with a feather, my weight has gone up 2 lb. As my old analogue scale was so unsteady and I had to estimate within a range, it should not have surprised me, but after 2 weeks I had my original starting... Read more
Greetings from New Zealand 3
Tuesday, December 25, 2018      6 comments

7 days into my new routine and I am becoming more familiar with the website and tracking of food/fitness. I am discovering new areas every day as I explore. I look at the reports to see how my overall nutrition is going and notice that my iron l... Read more

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