Friday, March 15, 2013

Day 11---Optifast---settled down now


My system seems to have settled down; that is after some pretty yucky days. I am no longer wondering if the next toilet is close enough to prevent a disaster and I have heaps of energy. The weight is steadily coming off, although little slower. That’s OK; that is what is meant to happen.

Today I took Perdy to the North Shore; Browns Bay to be exact and we had a great time. There were at least 50 dogs on the beach and Perdy seemed to want to say ‘Hi’ to every one of them; that is between chasing her ball along the kilometre long beach. What a great beach and what is even better; there are so many like this in Auckland. We are indeed blesses for choice.

Yesterday was on the complete opposite side of the city. We travelled about 30 minutes to Kakamatua Inlet on the Western side of the city and then had a coffee at Huia, right at the entrance to the Manukau Harbour.

After the beach, we headed to the online Pharmacy shop to exchange the horrible soup for bars and shakes. I must say that Pharmacy Direct have treated me really well. Still feeling good, we headed towards the old area of Birkenhead (right by the Harbour Bridge or ‘Coat Hanger’ for those who know Auckland. Once again Perdy was well behaved as she usually is in cafĂ© situations. She just sits under the table, watching the world go by. The only difference now is that my hand doesn’t slip down to offer her a treat. I’m not having them---just the coffee. I’m not hungry---I feel fine.

OK, now I’m sitting watching NZ doing rather badly in the cricket test against England, before we head down to our now iconic bay.  Catch ya later!