Monday, March 12, 2012

60 is pretty fun so far!!

I have had the biggest most fun surprise ever!!  making it the best birthday ever!! 
All my kids came to the resort to surprise me with their presence!!  I love it!
Holly Jeff, Sam Oscar and Martha came from London.
Paul came from New York, unfortunately Sharon couldn't make it.
Little Cedar ran out to me first, and Cherry, Brent, Scout and Rogue were there.
Lachlan and Sally - who organised it all!
Thanks to Pete for making it happen!!
We all loved the resort, tucked away in a remote valley of sandstone cliffs.  Its owned by Emirits, so no expense spared when building and decorating....the service was impeccable  as was the food!
comprising just the best birthday ever!!
What a surprise to see all my family...

lots of squeals and hugs!

(((((group hug!!!))))))

I bit the cake... ;)

all dressed up for the evening dinner...

dinner fun.... lots of laughs!

So... a 6 course degustation dinner 3 nights in a row didn't do good things for a diet!  I was up by 4 kg by the time I came home.  I had a steak day, and dropped 2 kg.  Have dropped another kg since, but still have one stubborn kg, I'd like to be without!   One more week of party... then some serious exercise starts!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Next Third

1952 was the year of the Dragon according to the Chinese....but I'm not Chinese, can I still like Dragons?
Nevertheless....60 years have passed since then.  60!?!?!   I can hardly believe it.  My parents were SO OLD at 60!  at least I thot they were.  but for me....I have just hit the next third!   My contemporaries are saying their bodies start breaking down and falling apart at 60.  Well, have I got news for you . . . . mine is just getting better and better!!
These are the pictures I found of my mum right about 60!
She lived her next third!

 this was taken last October. Before my program.

This was taken in Jan after losing 10kgs.

This is the most recent one of me, after losing 20 kgs.
I guess I look equally as old as my mum did at 60!

Onward to my next third!!!

Peter is taking me to Wolgan Valley Spa Resort, owned by Emirits.  Should be pretty nice!  Its in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
Very exciting....

        Happy Birthday to ME!

PS...Yaaaaaa!!(with lots of squeals and wiggles and squiggles)I have reached my second big goal!!  I am under 200 pounds! 199.76 to be precise!  only just...but I have reached a goal never the less!  IT feels SO GOOD!   Best birthday gift to myself ever!  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Oh WoW!  I feel even MORE excited about this weekend now!)