Friday, October 27, 2017

TODAY IS THE DAY



I started walking with the Fat Bottomed Girls on the 22nd of June ... so now it is 4 months later, and I have walked:

- both sides of 243 streets of Cambridge/Leamington and St Kilda
- walked over 200 kms,  walking each street JUST ONCE.
- Well OVER 200 kms adding in all the double/triple times I've walked some sections

Not to forget all the wonderful ladies I have met, walked with, and hopefully become friends with at least a few.

Today I walk the final section of St Kilda, and then can say I have truly DONE IT ALL!

What an achievement, not just for me, but for all 55 ladies who got to the final finish line.  A few have to still complete the Challenge, but they are not far off doing that.  So proud of everyone.  So proud to be a part of such an amazing group.

There will be walks organised over the next few months so we don't stop walking... and in March next year the Urban Challenge 2018 will commence.  You can bet your bottom dollar I will be doing it all again.

I am MORE than a number on the scales. I will never let a number DEFINE ME again.

So it was raining this morning, but luckily during most of the walk it wasn't too bad.
Linda H and I completed the Urban Challenge together:


ABOVE: Linda H and I ... so happy!


ABOVE:  This was today's group of walkers ... doing the final section:  St Kilda.
We were followed for a while by Mike Bain, a professional photographer for the Cambridge Edition, which is a local newspaper.  He took that photo (above) of all of us at the start of our walk today.


ABOVE:  most of us then had lunch at the St Kilda Cafe, which was lovely.  I had Garlic Prawn Linguine which was superb.

The minute I got home I went outside with the puppies, then brought them into the family room to play.  I put white vinegar on the rug corner, and BOTH  the little buggers licked it and didn't seem to mind it that much!

Lacy got accepted back onto her course a few days ago... red tape had gotten her kicked off for a while... but she's back and working on doing something really good for herself.

In order to shut up certain person(s), she did something she loathes even more than me, and had a blood test taken:


ABOVE:  Really proud of her for doing this, she didn't need to.  I fully expect her to come out 'clean' too.  So Middle Finger to those who doubt her all the time.

She may have lead a life less stellar, but she is trying to do better.

'Silly Bugger' dinner tonight.  Chickens nibbles, Falafel bites, Bubble & Squeak and spaghetti.   Rather delish.

Looking forward to Coronation Street, then BED.
Will be nice if I got a decent night's sleep ... fingers crossed.

31 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:56 AM

    yes chris but how much have you lost in kilos? that is the unanswered question
    Sue Barker, OZ

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    1. Anonymous7:51 AM

      I get a sense that this is a bitchy comment.

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    2. Yep... one I choose to ignore.

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    3. Anonymous9:06 AM

      Good on you for ignoring that comment.There is always going to be some bitter nasty cow that want's to shit on peoples happiness.Bet she's fun to be around.Not!

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    4. Why so nosy! Obviously getting out and walking is fantastic in itself.

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  2. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Congrats Chris! FYI If you put some white vinegar on the corner of the mat it will stop the pups chewing on the rug,they hate the smell and taste.It wont damage your rug either.Hope that helps!

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  3. There are a lot of benefits from regular walking that do not show up on the scale and I hope that Chris will notice those the more she walks as well, not the least of which, is better insulin resistance leading to lower blood sugar. You go Chris! So proud of you for taking this on and sticking with it!

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  4. Amazing feet Chris!!!!
    Congratulations

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    1. Amazing feat of her feet!!!

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  5. Congratulations, that's a real achievement - and it's had a bonus of bringing you new friends. Good for you.

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  6. Congratulations Chris! You have definitely reaped so many benefits from this challenge. Way to go!

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  7. Congrats that's a awsome achievement and you nailed thoses hills. Your looking amazing xx

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  8. Lorraine H.9:09 AM

    Chris you are looking great.You can see it in all ways of your life especially your positive outlook on life now.Well done.

    Southgirl x

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  9. Anonymous9:11 AM

    WOOHOO well done Chris very proud of your achievement George's Mum

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  10. WOOHOO mum what an amazing achievement knew you could do you. And you are looking amazing. Well done. Keep up the great work.

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  11. What a wonderful achievement! What an amazing walking group - you are so lucky to have found all that you have where you live.

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  12. Wahoo!! Well done Chris and great to hear you are enjoying it so much.

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  13. What an awesome achievement and commitment. I bet you feel good for all this walking too :-).

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  14. Congratulations on your achievement and in a relatively short time, and the added bonus of making tons of new friends!!

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    1. Great news and congrats Lacy!!

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  15. Anonymous11:38 AM

    You only have to look at photos to see the difference, well done.
    Dee

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  16. Congratulations Ma, there is always going to be nasty's out there, but stuff them, everyone who maters loves you, and you love everyone who maters xxx hehe, and I did what I did today to prove to those who mater to me eg you and.....so yea I'm proud of myself xxxxxx

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    1. Anonymous3:30 PM

      Drug test Lacy?

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    2. Yes 'Anonnymous' and I was not ordered to do this test, I wanted to and asked to do it. Thank you

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  17. Anonymous2:26 PM

    LOL naughty pups! Most animals hate white vinegar!

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  18. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Great work Chris and your looking sooo happy, and I love the way you love your kids unconditionally. Jo

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  19. Congratulation for your dedication to all that walking. Proud of u. Also well done Lacy

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  20. Congratulations on completeing the challenge, well done!! Also well done Lacy.

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  21. Well done Chris, keep up the good work. Have a lovely weekend.

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  22. You have done so well on your walking good on you. The group looks so neat in their shirts, have an awesome weekend.

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  23. WTG so proud of you!

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