Friday, 29 June 2012

3 month surgiversary

Not sure what you call it but yesterday Jen brought my attention to the fact that it was exactly three months. Three brilliant months where life has showered me with positiveness and I have lapped it up. Sure, I have been looking for positives all over and I have found them. I cannot believe that I have had only had this changing body for three months, yet it has had such an amazing affect on my life and I am truly blessed right now.
Since the op I have lost 24-25 kilos, lost my diabetes and all the dependencies on medicine to combat diabetes and that is the main reason for doing the op. I have arrived at a situation that I only dreamed about, a situation where I can sit at a restaurant, order food and have a little something to eat. One doesn't need to have a three course meal every time. So we are certainly saving money by not frequenting restaurants like we used to and our monthly grocery bill is a lot less.
Tomorrow, being holidays and all, I am gonna sit back and read my blog after the past three months and I am sure I will glow with pride at my achievements. (which will include updating a blog on a semi regular basis)
So for the first time in my life, I salute myself on a job well done and I look forward to the next few months to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
And for those of you who do not know how to do it properly, here is an instructional video.
Have a good weekend

Saturday, 23 June 2012

End of the financial year

I remember my late father would say that he is very busy now as it is the end of the financial year. What it meant exactly I didn't know then yet I knew that I should stay clear as Dad was busy. Well I use this analogy as it is the end of the school year and boy am I busy. End of year plays, graduation ceremonies, parties, reports and the list is endless. So to celebrate this part of the blog and the fact that I have over 3000 hits in under three months, I want to share with you a clip my son produced. He wrote the song and adapted the music. He is mocking his Russian sports teacher in a good way.

Winding down has its benefits and one of them is certainly the holidays are just around the corner. I am going to South Africa for business and hope to have a bit of p(leisure) there as well.
Quite excited for that.
On the health front, in light of current weather, I have not been walking daily, it has been too hot. The good news is that I have lost around 22 kilos and it goes to show that I was just to big. I was carrying over 20 kilo's just like that. I feel so much better for it all and I only hope and pray that I can keep these amazing habits that I am trying to get used to.
I was offered cake and biscuits a few times this week and I blatantly said that as much as I could physically eat those things, I just do not want to fall back into those habits. I will succeed. I have to succeed.
Finally, thank you to all the people that continue to leave real live messages by clicking on the link on the right side of the page. It means a lot to me.
Have a great week

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Am I still married?

Funny, I sit here and I try to think of a suitable title, inspirational at least but nothing comes to mind. That was yesterday. I decided not to carry on and hence (although you do not know this) I am carrying on today.
So this is a funny story. I arrived at school to find that my wedding ring was missing. I thought that maybe my loss of weight meant that the ring just fell off. I was a bit worried but my wife found it at home, next to my bed when she came back from school. I vaguely remember subconsciously taking it off during my sleep. Weird!!!!
So yes I have lost a lot of weight but not enough to have my ring fall off with out me knowing.
So the sms read as follows...."We are still married...I found the ring". What a relief. Must be careful. If it happens again, I may be sleeping on the couch.
Had some friends over for the weekend and it was nice catching up on past times. For me it's doubly nice when someone sees the new me as opposed to the old me.
Yesterday  I added more running and last walking to my exercise and man it felt good. Today is 36-40 outside so no walking for me.
So the diet and the life is going according to plan. Looking very forward to the holiday that is due in the next few weeks.

Here is the pic of the day for today.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Decisions Decisions Decisions

I can't say too much but I can say that just when you think you have it made and all is working for the good, another positive attractive offer comes along and throws a spanner in the works. I know this sounds negative but all is positive. Now I am basing my "discussion" that everything happens for the good, it just seems to be that so much is being thrown my way. I am blessed. Not only was the op a complete success and I am feeling better than ever, but I have many a job offer coming my way. Could it be related to the the fact that I have regained control of my life, or just a combination of good things happening for a reason, coupled with the fact that I do believe I have progressed professionally this year?
I won a prize this week. Little speakers from Google, powerful. I won a YouTube quiz competition. Here is a pic where you can see I have 5/5 answers correct.

 I am awaiting the official pic taken by the official photographer.
The reason I was there, was that there was a Google Education Symposium and it was very interesting.
So as you can see, things are really good at the moment and I am slowly getting back into the exercise regime again after a little break and it all feels wonderful.
Here's to the last few weeks of school and to the we deserved holiday that comes thereafter

Thursday, 7 June 2012

We will have a full house tomorrow

Been a while that I can say that we have a full house. The last few weeks have seen part of us hardly here for dinner on Friday night. But I am glad to say that tomorrow we will have a full house and I am really looking forward to that. I had a two month check up this week and the doc and dietician are mighty proud of me. I am pretty proud of myself as well. Been doing well. This week I caught up on my sleep so that tomorrow I am going back to exercising. Been out of sync lately and I really want to get back to it. I have lost about 45 percent of my excess body weight. My BMI is about thirty and I am nearly overweight. Ha that sounds funny, but I am very soon no longer obese. That is a real milestone. I still cannot believe myself in pictures, it is very weird when I have to glance again to say that is me. There are some pics where I really remind myself of my late father. Food wise I am eating pretty normally now in terms of types of food, but still small portions and slow intake. I hope that can continue for a long time. I am due to be in South Africa in July and I am really looking forward to that. Every now and again a song catches my mind and I sing it for days on end. Here is today's song. I chose it because somebody told me that I look ten years younger. Well I feel it. Have a great weekend.

Monday, 4 June 2012

I am back

Here I am this is me...I am back from a "heavy" ten days of intense work and it was a great ten days. The hardest part was keeping to an eating schedule but I seemed to have managed. I didn't do anything I shouldn't have with regard to food, just was hard to eat regularly like I said. What an amazing inter cultural experience it was. Thank you to all the people concerned for an excellent week. Now it is back to the normal grindstone, finishing the year at my regular job and looking forward to a lovely and I do believe well deserved holiday in about a month. I was sitting and pondering today that essentially I have only had this new body look for two months, yet it seems so much more. I am still loving the feeling and the healthy look. Nothing much more going on here. It is late and I am going to bed. So to all of you that are reading this now...g'night. I promise a more juicy, tender report in a few days time