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Lose to win – Week 24

A day late posting but not a day late getting weighed – I just didn’t have the time to share yesterday as what was a busy weekend continued on to be a busy week – though of course the weekend was more about having fun rather than the work of yesterday.

If I’m honest the whole of last week was pretty busy and despite my promise to get back on track I found myself eating a Chinese takeaway on Wednesday – but I have to say it was worth it.

Then on Saturday I went to the Durham Miners Gala – if you’ve never been I’d definitely recommend it – it’s not all about politics but about communities coming together in a friendly and fun atmosphere.  So of course there was a few drinks and some pretty unhealthy, although very delicious, food involved.

So when I got weighed yesterday morning I  wasn’t sure what to expect.  And the result is………..

2lb lost 7 to go

2lb lost 7 to go

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised as I lost 2lb.  That’s another £2 for the Charlie Cookson Foundation but I’ve still got half a stone, or 7lb, to lose in just 3 and half weeks if I’m to reach my target of losing 2 stone by my birthday.

Wish me luck – I think I’m going to need it………………………..

If you’re impressed with my success you can add to my £’s for pounds at www.justgiving.com/5iftyby5ifty or to donate by phone text FIFB50 £1 to 70070

 

 

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Lose to win – Week 21 and 22

Last week I was in Brighton so didn’t have a weigh-in.  I was there for UNISON’s Local Government and National Delegate Conferences so eating healthy wasn’t either easy or my top priority.  I did try – well for about half an hour anyway.

So when I stepped on the scales yesterday morning I new it was pretty much going to be a disaster.  After all I’ve eaten chips, burgers, ice cream, sweets, chocolate, cake, pastries, hot dogs, cooked breakfasts and much, much more.  All washed down with Prosecco, full fat lemonade and a range of other high calorie drinks.

And the result is……………………..

12st 10lb

I’ve gained 6 pound.  That’s almost half a stone and in just two weeks.  It is an absolute disaster.  The only silver lining is that it means I’ll be donating £12 to the Charlie Cookson Foundation and that can only be a good thing.

But now I’ve only got 5 weeks left until my birthday and I’ve got 12 pound to lose if I’m to hit the 2 stone by 5 August. So this week I’m not only back on the diet but being extremely strict with myself because this is one challenge I am determined I won’t fail.

If you’d like to commiserate with me on my weight gain or encourage me to get back on track then please add to my £’s for pounds at www.justgiving.com/5iftyby5ifty

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Money pours in at Street Party in the rain

You can’t guarantee the sun will shine in South Shields – and especially not in the summer.  So holding a Street Party in June was always going to be a bit risky.  And of course it rained.

But it takes more than a bit of water to dampen a Sanddancer’s spirits and when I woke up yesterday morning there was more than just a bit of water.  In fact there was so much rain that more than one person asked if the Street Party was cancelled – like that was ever going to happen.

Of course it wasn’t cancelled.  Apart from anything else it was all in support of the Charlie Cookson Foundation and you should never let a charity down.  All I needed was a couple of gazebo’s (to keep the food dry) and we were good to go.

I would really like to share some photos of my son Joel trying to put them up but unfortunately I was too busy to take any.  But suffice to say he went down the route of not following the instructions (again!!!) so it took a bit longer than it should of done – but in the end he did an amazing job.

There was plenty of hot dogs, chilli, crisps, cake and ice cream for everyone, though some ate more than others

Hot dogs

The Brass Band were amazing

Band compressed

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck opened the event, the press turned up, rhe kids loved the face painting and games while the adults got quite competitive over the tombola and raffle.  And as for me.  Well I had some fun as well…………….

Bounce time

All in all the day was a great success and we raised a grand total of

Street

An amazing £467 in just one afternoon.  And there may still be a bit more to add.

So a huge thank you to everyone who helped, took part, attended and of course donated.

And it’s not too late. I’m still accepting donations so if you want to add to the total raised you can add your support at  www.justgiving.com/5iftyby5ifty or by texting FIFB50 followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070

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