Tuesday, 9 November 2010

An Update - 9 months

Hello All

Today I again have an alignment with many things coming together for me at the same time... Today is weigh day and it is also 9 months since I had the band fitted, I weigh in today 31.5 kgs less than 9 months ago..It is also 70 lbs or 5 Stones loss and this is the first mini goal I set myself when I started the Journey... This weight was set as a goal as it is the last time I remember being Fat but without it really effecting my daily life.... and today I'm happy to say I feel that way again :-)....I feel like a normal fat man now and not the stop and stare at person I was at my highest.

I must say that I have to thank the fact that I have been off work sick for that 3 days with a shit of a virus and cold and it may only be a short stay at this low, but it feels good today.

Now I must tell you a little about two trips away

1st Lebanon... Beruit

We only managed 2 nights and 1 full day in the country but I can say I fell in love with it straight away , it's on the Mediterranean coast built into the mountains, with small shaded narrow streets, the people their are so friendly compared to the average lebanese we encounter in the UAE...... The whole city has a feeling of being in a constant party a little like new years eve, it has fantastic food , great bars some no more than 3m wide all playing cool live mixed tunes - I can not wait to return with my Wife.... the place is a must see if you can - 10/10.

2nd Parma - Italy

Before the trip I only been to Italy twice, first following England in the 1990 Football World Cup and second to see Aston Villa play Milan in the famous San Siro stadium ( please keep reading I know your getting board  - its football)

Any way the business trip was a flight into Milan an then an hours drive by a very stylish driver into Parma , the home of Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese and Verde.

We had the first night to our selves and the second day with the hosts and on both days we managed to get into the city and walk the streets... and again for the second time in a week I feel in love with the place, small ancient cobble street with bakers, butchers, local wineries, pedestrian only area with cafe/bars people on the street drinking expressos and grappa and  eating gelato... exactly as you would imagine Italian life.. Fantastic....

I need to see more of Italy...

Now back to the UAE , its not to bad here at the moment especially as the temp has dropped as winter has finally arrived.

This weekend we have the FI race , if you have a ticket for the race you also get to see (included in the ticket price) on Friday KAYNE WEST - not for me , on Saturday night LINKIN PARK - might be work a look at and on Sunday - PRINCE- Looking forward to see him..

so there you are up to date with my news

Hope every one is well and losing


  1. Wow Andrew, congrats on the loss! You've done beautifully and your trip sounds amazing!

  2. A very big congratulations to you! You are certainly an inspiration to us all! I am jealous of your trip to Italy....hopefully, we can go soon.

  3. I love to travel. I've never made it so far as you, but I hope to someday.

    31.5 in 9 months is fantastic. I'm so glad you're having such success.

  4. That's a great loss - you're well on your way to goal. And your trips sounds fabulous. With kids and house renovations we're been limited travel-wise for the last fews years, but still nice to dream.

  5. Hi Andrew, Awesome news on the loss, congratulations...sounds like your trips were awesome...I am heading to Beirut in January, so need to pick your brains! I am jealous, I don't have tickets for F1 and I am going to miss out on Prince!!!! I know Eid is next week but perhaps the following week we could catch up for lunch...Ps what are your plans for Eid? R

  6. Your weight loss is amazing, well done. I really envy you seeing Prince, would love to see him, enjoy the F1, lets hope Alonso crashes!

  7. Well done on your weight loss - I wouldn't mind being home sick with a virus and losing weight as well... Wonderful how you get to travel. I associate Beirut with hostages - I can't imagine being brave enough to go there... but it sounds pretty, I must say.