Wednesday, 1 September 2010


Hello peeps

All good here, I'm very happy at the moment with my restriction .

Typically cheese omelet for breakfast , fruit and protein for lunch and what ever the family are eating for dinner.... snacking needed.

I'm down another 0.5Kg and am now only 1.5 lbs away from 60lbs...WOW.

Now attached are a few photos from my vacation and for Sandy Lee a few older ones also.

The Kids and I in Alton Towers , boy did it rain, we were soaked before we even got on the log flume and the rapids which of course added to our wetness.

The good thing about a long day out on the rides is that it is so tiring..Thank goodness.

 The youngest and I on a canal boat in Birmingham.......did you know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice and the first canal was built in the late 1700's.....I'm full of useless facts like this.

Part of the reason we returned to the UK this year , was to attend my in laws 50th wedding anniversary party and my father was also there - the biggest down side of living in the UAE is that we do not get to see enough of the family and friends :-(

This photo will become my new facebook profile photo and blogger profile wife loves this photo of me

At my Aunties House with the kids.

Now for some older ones

What a photo !!! I still can not believe this was around 16 yrs old...I am soooo skinny.

Now these are from China in 1992...I am the one on the floor loosing at Jenga in the striped shirt.

On the deck of a Barge , again I look so skinny...I thought at the time that I was FAT...only looking back do you realise how normal you are.

A typical night out in China...I'm on the End.

A few others

My Friends wedding In Dubai were I was the best man ....I look like an Ice cream salesman.

My immediate family and I taken a few years ago... I HATE this Photo...I look gross....This was the first time the family had managed to get together and we have not done it again since.

Once again a few years ago at the local PINK BALL for breast cancer.......

I hope you have enjoyed the photos



  1. Sounds like you had fun and I love the pics! I know the feeling, I look back on pictures and wonder how I could have ever thought I was fat!

  2. Looks like you had a great family time in the UK. Glad the band is behaving. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  3. Great photos! Congratulations on the 60 pounds!

  4. Sounds like the band is doing well.
    The photos are great - you're face is really thin. Glad you had a good time with the family.

  5. You are looking great! I love when I get to a spot I can update my profile pictures. Sometimes it is the little things like that bring me as much joy as hitting those bigger milestones :)

  6. Beautiful family! I was never happy when I was at my smallest, now I would kill to be back to that size ;)

  7. I am with your wife Andrew...I love that pic of you too! Thanks for sharing your family with us!

  8. Loved the pics. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Great pics, looks like you had a great time:)

  10. Andrew, I hadn't realised you were so TALL!!

    There's a dramatic difference in the pics - those 60 lbs really show. I do love looking at old pics, they're definitely my favourites. You've really seen the world.

  11. Love the pictures and the commentary. It is good to look back and even more important to keep snapping pictures. Glad you all had a great time. And I too love that picture you will be putting up on Facebook. You look very pensive (or did you just drink from all those glasses in front of you?)

  12. Andrew - Love the pics!!! Your wifey is right, that is a great pic of you. Congrats on the "almost" 60 :)

  13. Love the photos! 60?! Fantastic!!

  14. Stepping through a memory laneof photos is a great way to stay motivated on what is important. Also as we make progress, they are greta validation we have got a good thing going on.

    Almost 60 - Go Gett'em!

  15. Wow, loved the photos!! And you are doing fantastic in the weight loss!! Why do men always lose so much faster than women? I am so jealous! LOL

    I have a question for you. My Husband is considering trying to get a job there in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

    Based on your experience living there, what is your thoughts on this? Would you say...go for it, or stay away at all costs??

    And if you believe going would be a good thing, how did you go about getting a job there? Did you move there with a Company you were already working for, or did you get a job offer from there and move? Just curious.

  16. Thanks for your quick response to my prior questions! I will also respond to your email address in your Profile.

    Walt works as a Project Manager-IT. Is there any jobs over there for his line of work? We would love the opportunity to go work overseas and learn a new Culture.


  17. First off - congrats on the 60 lbs! :) and secondly - your kiddos are ADORABLE!