Friday was a PV day 🙂
Daily Weight Loss: 0.7 lb/0.3 kg
Total Weight Loss: 55.2 lb/25.11 kg
Woo hoo! I hit my mid-January goal… this morning!!!! I wanted to be down 55 lbs before going home on vacation and I’ve done it. If I didn’t worry about hurting myself, I’d be doing cartwheels 😀
I’ve been working on getting this last 5 pounds off since December 5th, so 19 days ago, and this just goes to prove that it does comes off… perseverance is the key. And it doesn’t melt off, you’ve got to work it!
Breakfast: 2 tea eggs
Lunch: I made a tuna salad for myself and 2 friends… Tuna in brine, “mayo” made with dijon mustard and fat free cream cheese with a teeny bit of water and diced onions and salt. I mixed all that together and then placed it on the top of a small handful of mixed lettuce greens. Sliced a tea egg (each) into quarters and dressed the bowl with a drizzle of olive oil (it’s the one thing I haven’t given up, and I’m not giving up).
Dinner: Sashimi with the hottest damn wasabi I have eaten in my life! Seriously!
Snack: FF Cottage cheese with bran… BLECH! I’m out of yogurt and this was the only thing I could think of to put it in…. not recommended!
I had a WONDERFUL day off. Slept until about 715 (my body just won’t sleep later, dammit!) but stayed in bed until 1130… I even went downstairs to the tea egg vendor in my jammies (with a coat of course) and my flip flops which warrants you quite a few stares when it’s 37 F outside. I then climbed back into bed and had breakfast and a cup of coffee. Stayed there reading the news online, catching up on all the blogs I read and writing my own. It was AWESOME!
Then Chiara came over and joined Lucy and I for the lunch I described above. Chiara and I then walked 30 minutes to the hair salon, recommended by my friend Velina. I had the following done:
Hair wash, head massage (20 minute), hair consult (in Chinese with lots of pointing and sign language and showing my pics of my previous highlighting job in Shanghai) then a cut, a blow-dry and then the assistant WRAPPED MY HAIR IN SARAN WRAP to high-light it… ummm, I was a tad nervous and thought I’d play it out before calling a “Time-Out”. What ended up happening is amazing… he gently and expertly pulled my hair through the Saran Wrap, without hurting me (at Toni & Guy I was in pain and ended up with a friggin’ scabbed head!) and then he applied the high-light solution. Afterwards they rewashed my hair, gave me a 5 minute head massage, the stylist dried and styled my hair with goop and I walked out very happy. My hair came out really good, better than the expensive cut and high-light at Toni & Guy ($221.00) I PAID JUST… $31.58 for all of this. I am a happy camper and will post a pic in tomorrow’s blog.
Today is Christmas Eve already here in China…. 645 a.m. I am working today and doing what I love to do the most… educating women and their partners about pregnancy and childbirth… should be a great day!
Quote of the day: FAMILY – Father And Mother I Love You ~ quoted by Jerry, my driver here in China… he doesn’t know the source, but I love it… never thought of the word like that before!
I bet you are over the moon, it’s a great idea to set goals along the way, keeps you having something to strive for. I said it would be more like 56/57llbs by the time you go home. Have a great day. Sonia xoxoxoxo
Thanks, Sonia 🙂 I am definitely over the moon… 57 pounds down by the time I go home would be AWESOME!
Merry Christmas 🙂
Awesome and inspiring…
Thanks, Mary! Going to be home January 17 – February 6, will you be in town at all?
Fantastic job (not surprised here!). Change that top picture will ya 😉 I think I might have emailed you the bikini pic 😉 xoxoxoxo
ROTFLMAO… not in this lifetime… Well maybe after the tummy tuck! Good thing I love you!
p.s. Going to Hong Kong next weekend, may get a cool shot from the top of Victoria’s Peak for the header pic 🙂
Congrats, Mom! You’ve been working really hard at this and your perseverance is showing through. I love you!
Thanks, Jenni! Love you, too! Merry Christmas!
Congratulations on reaching your goal ! You deserve it too! Such a focussed and dedicated approach you really are an inspiration. And a good role-model: if you stick to the rules it works – sure there are small unexplained blips but it WORKS! Well done Sandi.
Thanks, Mel 🙂
I’m dedicated to seeing it through and if I can inspire others along the way, that is a true bonus!
Oh DING DONG the bells are ringing. What a wonderful present for yourself to reach your goal soooo early. You passed a big bump. WOW WOW WOW!! !! So happy for you.
That was hard work my friend.
What else can be said>>> WOW! WOW! WOW! Dedication should be your middle name.
I feel the love and support, thanks so much!