Monday was the 2nd PP (Pure Protein) day in a row (2 more to go).
Daily weight loss: 0.9 lb/0.4 kg
Total weight loss: 50 lb/22.71 kg
Today was my first full time day back at work since last week’s trip to HK. First thing I did was look at the temp… 41F… brrrr. I have to psych myself up for the 1.5 km (1 mile) walk to work, but I layered, thought about what Kath says (shivering burns calories) and headed off. First stop… the egg shop, where I pick up my daily 2 tea eggs 🙂
A bit of history for those of you following… I’m a South Florida girl who loves the sun and the heat… I wouldn’t move to the cold parts of the U.S. for a million dollars a month… well, maybe a million, but not a penny less!!! I just finished living in the Middle East for 3 years, where 41 was normal… 41 CELSIUS THAT IS!!! Warm, sunny, low humidity… ahhhhh! Now I’m in China… let’s just say it’s not so warm and sunny… LOL. The job is pretty good though, and I have goals!
I saw two new couples today in my clinic (both from the States) and that considerably brightened my day!
I walked to the halal restaurant to meet Lucy for lunch and had the beef with cilantro and garlic stems… yummy!
Afternoon of creating PowerPoints for staff development, I left a bit early to go to the grocery store (round 2… see yesterdays blog)… and it was SHIFT CHANGE for the taxi drivers! WTF??? This was not happening… I need groceries… I even had my assistant, Kitty, offer a 100 RMB tip to a driver… who turned it down! Then I look to my right and see a taxi man waving his arms (he had just spoken with the driver who turned us down) and he says come on, I will take you… oh thank God!!! So in the car we go, Kitty tells him where we need to go and he gets us there in pretty good time. When I go to pay, I hand him the fare and the extra 100 RMB… he refuses to take it… I insist… he says no, and moves his shirt collar to show me a wooden cross… I’ve had my Random Act of Kindness for the week and walk away with a big smile… even in the land of loogyville… nice things can happen 🙂
Edited… LOL, I forgot to add dinner in my blog, I was so excited about the RAofK 🙂 Dinner was a stir fry of pork tenderloin, whole onions and garlic stems… it was super yummy! And my before bed snack was a pot of FF yogurt with splenda and bran… Now it’s complete 😀
Quote of the day: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama
50 pounds gone…. here in New Zealand we would call you a “bloody legend”! That is great work and so inspiring for those of us who seem to be stuttering along at the moment and I haven’t even taken off the training wheels yet. Well done!
Thanks, ww_angel 🙂 I still have a bit to go, but getting there is the fun part! LOL (I lie to myself frequently… hehe). Love following your blog 🙂
Thanks for the support yesterday Flamidwyfe… yeah fresh start for me today! This Dukan thing is a winner and I am determined! The rest of yesterday was not bad but I had gone way beyond no return with the white chocolate crackles and pebbles and white chocolate. Fortunately I have none of that at home and I don’t usually work in that environment so I totally lost the plot when everyone else was eating all the tasty morsels, back to my “clean” environment today – life is so much easier without temptation 🙂
that’s a huge threshold you have crossed. Congratulations, Sandi. LOVE
Thanks, my friend!! It’s working for me and I’m happy about that 🙂 xoxoxo
Congratulations! And I see you always writing about garlic stems. Those sound so good! I think I need to try to find those here and use them!
I think you can get them in the Asian markets… lucky for me, I live in Asia 🙂 When I”m home in January for a few weeks, I’m going to have to source them out, because they are a yummy staple in my diet!!!
I’m a few days behind with your blogs ,but will attempt to catch up today. Fifty lbs and counting(way to go girl). It’s melting away. Guess the shivering is helping. It is 33 here morning.
don’t want to shiver so will stay in.<3 Mom
Thanks, Mom 🙂 Stay warm! Love you xoxo
Oh what a lovely story about the taxi driver. Thank you.
Great work. I knew the 50 lb mark what right there. So good. So Cool.