Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A gouda end

Day 30 - 30th December 8:30am :> 74.8 Kg the end, 30 weighs in 30 days so now I am getting myself a big pint of Gouda.

So all I asked is "What is it you guys for fun do?". Later seen that night stumbling home arm in arm singing "More Brie, More Brie, More Brie....."

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dodgy scales

Day 27 - 27th December 4:00pm :> 74 Kg scales are a bit dodgy

Day 28 - 28th December 1:30pm :> 75.5 Kg back on more reliable scales

Day 29 - 29th December 8:30am :> 74.7 Kg one day to go

Friday, December 26, 2008

Send me to Shanghai

Day 26 - 26th December 7:30am :> 77.2 Kg converted from 170.2 lb *sigh*

I thought I did a good job on my stitches. Now off to Shanghai and hit the gym to work off the lbs from yesterday. That is after my meetings and work of course.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Lost Scroll

This morning I reclaim my blog.

I found a discarded scroll and in it revealled a long list of names. Against the name "Katy Cassidy" was the word "coal".

Day 25 - 25th December 7:30am :> 75.5 Kg converted from 166.4 lb

I am a bad man.

I haven't written to my goddess of a wife enough. I am a bad man. To make up for my slackery slackness, I vow to wear a dress on my return flight to Brisbane. I think you'll agree that I looked mighty fine in that red dress.

Sigh. I don't deserve Katy. She is but the supernova in my universe.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas eve - took out my own stitches

China Post

Day 23 - 23rd December 7:00am :> 75 Kg. not too bad for 18 hours travel

My digs, oh the abuse!

Day 24 - 24th December 7:00am :> 75.3 Kg converted from 166 lb

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Last Aussie Post

Day 21 - 21st December 6:00am :> 74.9 Kg. Wouldn't mind bringing that home from China

The devil wears prada ..... and bright yellow tights on special occasions

I don't know why your presents smell like cat pee, Kids.

Day 22 - 22nd December 5:00am :> 75.9 Kg late night packing

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winding up 2008

Day 20 - 20th December 7:00am :> 76.2 Kg. Phew! Thought I was going to explode there for awhile

Here is the presentation and handover to Scott. No girls allowed for these ceremonies.

A new trophy goes to inaugural winner Glenno. The "Big Girl" for not finishing this morning's run and asking Robbie to drive him home on the last bit.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Day 17 plus

Day 17 - 17th December 6:00am :> 74.1 Kg

I drop the old man off to return home. It has been a really great week!

No running to avoid exploding nose syndrome.

Day 18 - 18th December 5:00am :> 75.6 Kg

Day 19 - 19th December 7:00am :> 76.3 Kg

One last look at where the paint job is up to. Thanks Dad.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

There were photos

Day 16 - 16th December 5:00am :> 74.2 Kg came back from Pat's at 73.6 from what I can remember.

This morning's session.

What did you do last night?

Thanks for the dress Katy.

Sliced open again. I have to take stitches out in China next week. Could be interesting.

Monday, December 15, 2008

No Dress

Day 15 - 15th December 6:00am :> 73.0 Kg

Went to Red Dress Run. Left camera at home. (Youtube "Red Dress Run" and you will get the idea)

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Day 14 - 14th December 3:00am :> 75.4 Kg, I think, after I came home from Kurrawa and cleared the spikey plants from the garden I clocked an amazing 72.6 Kg.

Today was the Kurrawa to Point Danger 50K or 2 x 25K relay.

A few cast members:

The Winner, Scott of Team Scott and Carly. Scott ran so well he taunted cars to keep up with him.

One of Bad Andys


The Glenno

The other Bad Andy, great 50K today and made it look easy.

My awesome partner and joint past title holder. John came along for the ride.

Sadly, we were not the winners today and will have to part with the trophy.

How does the saying go? "You can take my trophy when you pry it from my sweat stained hands"

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mission Accomplished

Day 13 - 13th December 5:00am :> 75.2 Kg

Dad called and said "Son, I'll get you started and show you how it is done" ..... and I said "OK, I'll book the flights" ... and I did .... and he did

Friday, December 12, 2008

Painting Begins

Day 12 - 12th December 5:00am :> 75.7 Kg oh well, we'll see how tomorrow goes (think a touch too much spetzle)

Poppa Toast aka Bread

TaDa! Purple tomorrow.

Katy, I have cleared out half the spikey monster plants, is that ok? Will get rid of the rest tomorrow.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Making progress

Day 11 - 11th December 6:00am :> 74.8 Kg

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I want to stay

Day 10 - 10th December 4:30am :> 75.7 Kg

Yesterday I started to feel I had enough strength to last a full session.

Best part of the day was my morning run with Robbie followed by coffee with Tesso. It makes me seriously wonder if I should find a new job that doesn't send me to China or other places so often.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

What gives?

Day 9 - 9th December 5:00am :> 76.4 Kg (Back 6 days)

What did I eat?

Cereal breakfast, salad lunch, dinner salmon steak and guacamole. Beware the Avacado!

Monday, December 08, 2008


Day 8 - 8th December 6:30am :> 75.0 Kg

TT (Ten Tonne) Tesso has joined TT (Two Toasts) for the TT (Time Trials) on the Jan 6 / Feb 3 and March 3 - 3k.

There will be three categories offering prizes (provided by sponsors).

1. Team that improved the most - aggregate time compared to previous 3k times.
2. Team that improved by 30sec on previous aggregate 3k time.
3. Team that equaled previous aggregate 3k time.

What would be a good team name? Should we have a uniform?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Day 7

Day 7 - 7th December 7:00am :> 75.0 Kg

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Levelled out

Day 6 - 6th December 4:30am :> 75.9 Kg (but around 0.5 kg less when I returned from the run today).

That is 167 lb which is down from about 176 lb so I'm claim 9 lb. The goal is 156 for 20 lbs but this will have to come from eating well and doing the right exercise. This is my ideal weight according to myDr.com.au

The alternative is to get taller, but this would be harder.

Friday, December 05, 2008

What do I do with these?

Day 5 - 5th December 4:30am :> 75.4 Kg again.

I died half way through Pat's speed session yesterday. The heat and humidity didn't help.

What do I do with these?

Thursday, December 04, 2008

What I didn't eat.

Day 3 - 4th December 5am :> 75.4 Kg (after Pat's I was 74.9Kg)

I ate a salad lunch yesterday and it stayed put. Followed with afternoon banana. 2 eggs with some peppers for dinner.

What I didn't eat, the little choc bar with the banana, a packet of chips left over from the childrens Christmas party, just sitting in the corner in boxes. No snacks when I got home despite a full collection available. No alcohol including the margarita which I have all ingredients for. And no toads!

I open the freezer and there at eye level was the friend in the fridge that I forgot I put in the morning. Made me jump back.

He obviously escaped my red box of death and made for the door.

I found him floating in the bucket catching the hot water relief drips, just lying head up but unable to get out.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Day 2

Day 2 - 3rd December 5am :> 76.1 Kg (about 168 pounds) at 5am (still haven't eaten)

Feeling better so might try something later on. Not eating isn't so hard when there is an off smell about ....

Managed to get that rotting flesh smell out of my bedroom. Found a dish of old old cat food under the bed, now the home to a extended family of maggots.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

30 weighs in 30 days.

I’ve decided to concentrate on getting in shape for my next marathon and avoiding the seasonal spread for want of a better term. For the next 30 days I’m posting my weight (as motivation) to rid myself of the holiday indulgences. Getting things off with a bang poor Katy and I were blessed with a bout of food poisoning.

Day 1 - 2nd December 10am :> 77.1 Kg (would have been more had it not been for not eating since 30th November and expelling all things that day with force on the long flight home)

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