Cruise day 50 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 99.7

  • Daily LOSS 0.6kg/1.32lbs
  • Total lost 12.6kg/27.72lb

Watercheck – 1.6l by 19.21


  • 1x scrambled egg
  • Oatbran porridge
  • Mug of tea with milk


  • Small grilled chicken breast
  • poached egg

Afternoon snack

  • Snickers bar + digestive biscuit – yes, you heard me.  All is explained below.


  • Fajita chicken thigh pieces (again as much of the fat cut off as I could.)
  • Mini babybel light x2


  • 20 mins cycling
  • 30 min amble around Meadows

Funniest thing happened to me today.  I went to the blood bank to give blood.  They tested my iron levels – apparently normal.  But when the time came to let the blood flow, it came out slowly, and then before the first bag was even half full, I did something I’ve never done before – I nearly passed out.

It was the strangest thing.  One moment I was happily chatting to the nurse, and the next, I had a sharp pain in my head, just behind my ear, and suddenly felt drunk.  The nurse looked alarmed, and before I knew it, I found myself upside down as they tilted my chair right back to send the blood to my head.

The needle was whipped out, and I was told to go home, which I did – I live right round the corner.  I was also under instructions from the nurse to get some carbs into me – hence the digestives and the Snickers, which we had in the house as occasional mousebait before Link The Cat came along.

And then later, after I was feeling better, I embarked on my normal walk, and by the time I got halfway through, I realised that I was kinda walking along in a cotton-ball haze, and I had a sharp stabbing pain in my belly, like a stitch in my side only it was at the front.  Took me AAAAGES to get home, at which point I collapsed on the couch, much to J’s consternation.


Oh, and of course, in other news – jubilation! I broke through the 100kg barrier! That happened fast, but I’m still a bit suspicious of how quickly it happened, given my current physical state.  I wonder whether I’m actually coming down with something.

Two more days of this deathly boring first aid course to go.  To add to the general passing out trend – one of my course-mates passed out at all the talk of blood and wounds this morning.  All very dramatic… 😉

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by missvodkatonic on August 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    well congrats for going into double digits – and hope you’re feeling better. I shall not start giving blood at the moment then!


  2. Yay! About bloomin’ time! What took ya so long! We’ve been waiting for this day for ages!

    I don’t know about you, but we’re fixin’ to celebrate your breakthrough ourselves!

    This is pretty momentous, well done! Consider your back well patted!

    It’s all psychology at the end of the day — that is what made us put on weight, and what made us start this amazing diet after all. We had more target milestones than you though — we would have the kilo numbers thing obviously, but we’d also have waistbands and dress sizes, BMI whole numbers, BMI categories, and whole numbers of kilos-lost. LOL basically we crave celebrations!

    *round of applause*

    We’re proud of you for some reason.
    Dave and Ruth


  3. Oh BTW, you simply must post on clothes; one of the biggest things we noticed was how none of our clothes fit anymore, huge bags of stuff for the charity shop, digging out clothes we haven’t seen for years, and (of course) shopping.

    You’ve lost nearly 13 kilos, so you must have your clothes hanging off you! What’s been the reaction of colleagues, family, and friends? Surely they will have noticed and commented in some way. Oh do tell!


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