Dukan – Day 141 Of Sambuca and portraits…

Sunday was a PV Day.

Daily weight loss: 0.2 lb/0.1 kg
Total weight loss: 60.1 lb/27.31 kg

Sunday was supposed to be a PP day, but it was the hospital’s 1 year anniversary party at a fancy schmancy restaurant and my veggie choices were limited. I think the 0.2 lb weight gain is from dinner out 2 nights in a row. Not worried about it πŸ™‚

Breakfast: 2 tea eggs in the company van on the way to a marketing event. It was at the public library, which was lovely. Kitty and I had a good time, talked to lots of people and had McCafe skinny latte x 2. 500 mL water. Cute kids and one amazing portrait…

Couldn’t get this little girl to smile for anything! Even the clown couldn’t make her smile! She did, however, do the peace sign that is so popular here πŸ™‚


I do what they tell me to… they want me to wear light up reindeer ears, I do.


Me with the head pathologist… she’s wonderful!


I LOVE this portrait! It was on the wall at the baby fair/marketing event that we attended.


Lunch: 2 tea eggs and a beef steak… Last one, will totally stock up on these when I’m home. I am SO grateful that Cathy brought these to me! 500mL water. Then back to the hospital just in time for our annual award ceremony. My personal assistant, Kitty, won top employee in the International department and she deserves it, what with the sometimes cranky boss she has πŸ˜€


Afterwards I race-walked home because I had 45 minutes to change and hoof it back to the restaurant! Being a midwife, I have amazing powers that have been given to me to change clothes, do hair and put on make-up in record time πŸ™‚ I spent exactly 12 minutes in my flat before racing back out the door, party ready! Then the mile walk back to the restaurant near work… And boy do these people know how to celebrate πŸ˜€ I really had a great time! Pretty much stuck to Dukan with the exception of the 4 ozs of moonshine, errr Chinese “white wine”. It tasted like Sambuca, had quite a kick and everyone else at my table consumed enough to not notice that I didn’t refill my glass. Dinner for me was: broiled fish with liberal chili powder, beef, peel and eat shrimp, steamed veggies, tofu and beef that was in a clearish gravy with tiny bits of hot chili peppers… YUM! I think I avoided gluten, didn’t have that YUCKY belly and I really had a great time. I did not, however, sing Dancing Queen, and now regret that I cancelled 😦 The rest of my quartet were not there… Lucy left Friday, Chiara changed jobs and at the last moment Steve had to cancel because he was assigned to go to Wenzhou for their party. Dancing Queen is not a solo performance. After watching some of the other acts, however, I wish I had just done it. It would have fit right in. There’s always next year. Lots of pictures and then the walk back home, just in time to chat on Skype with some of my favorite people in the world and then a nice, hard sleep. Long, but really fun day!


The corporations lead administrators (CEO in the middle) singing πŸ™‚


Li’an the Senior Midwife and me.


Dr. Jiu, the Medical Director


The girls that work in the main reception.


Fiance Dept. in black and the girls in blue are our inpatient nurses!


This lovely gentleman and his wife work in our housekeeping department… they keep up my house once a week, too… πŸ™‚


Tracy and me… Tracy is Steve’s PA and my buddy πŸ™‚ She sang “My Heart Will Go On”… braver than me!!!


Me and KaKa… KaKa is our driver… he’s the only one I let drive me to the airport!


Our Assistant DON dancing with the audience!


OK… this guy is from the Marketing Dept. I have no bloody idea what he was saying, but he was hilarious! There is a story behind it, I’m sure!


Our lead Anesthesiologist singing traditional Beijing Opera. I’m telling you, these people are talented!


Me and SuZong, my CEO.



Quote of the day: When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others – Peace Pilgrim, Spiritual Leader

15 thoughts on “Dukan – Day 141 Of Sambuca and portraits…

  1. You look GREAT! Lovely dress – your shoulders look tiny! Its amazing the difference losing 60llbs makes. The pics are great, no forced smiles, you can see how happy you are in your eyes. Glad you had a great time. xoxoxo

    • Thanks, Sonia πŸ™‚ I really had an awesome time. It really is amazing the difference 60 pounds makes! And I’m especially happy because I’m going home in a week πŸ˜€ On a 20 day vacation… that makes me very, very πŸ˜€

    • I had a blast! It is really challenging living somewhere that a limited number of people speak your language, but laughing and sharing a good time is a mutual language and we had lots of that at the celebration!

  2. Read this on phone but waited til today to see the pictures. They tell quite a story. Looks like everyone was having a great time. Your smile tells us that too. Keep up the good parting. Looking good Gal!!

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