Monday, August 5, 2019

An update...

... and not another post about my furbabies! 

Hello dear blogger friends. I am still around and doing well. Although I am busy with several projects, my life is way more relaxed than it was three months ago. I've left the shop and work three mornings only, on the farm where I live. No more daily treks to and from the center. Instead I walk across the lawn from my little cottage to the farm office. No more car expenses. I had two major breakdowns  and subsequent repairs to my 12 year-old (and tired 250,000km) little  Opel. 
My 2007 Opel Meriva 

Ironically a fortnight after leaving the shop, I managed to purchase - all on my own - another little car. My friend Caroline, used the phrase: a new-to-Jo car.  
Bongani hands me the keys to my new car - under the red cover 
My 2016 Datsun GO
 with minimal kilometers on the clock 
One very pleased vintage lady with upgraded transport 

Apart from my job at the farm, I have built up my Weigh-Less groups' memberships. So much so that I even have two people in my employ : group assistants. 
Sharyn de Jongh appointed GA in Champagne Valley Group 

Jill Atkinson before joining Weigh-Less 
Jill Atkinson after three months on Weigh-Less. She lost 8kg  and is now my GA in Winterton. 
Essie Seymour lost 17.6kg in seven months

This week Jill and Essie will feature on two of my Weigh-Less posters respectively. The one Essie will grace, is to promote a special offer in my Winterton and Champagne Valley groups. Jill will appear on a poster as a guest speaker at an open meeting which I'm holding to form a group in nearby Estcourt.
Ina Olivier has lost 22kg in nine months. She is almost on her goal weight
Kerry Raven has lost 33kg since October 2018. 
Kholeka Nkosi has lost 13.4kg since February this year! 
Marina Olivier (Ina's daughter) has lost 43kg in nine months. She's the youngest member in our Valley group and loved by all! 
My DIL Amanda is also in my group. My son, Angus was my first goal weight member in 2000. Here he holds a magazine article in which he and I featured way back in 2002. He is also on the Weigh-Less plan in support of his wife. I find that sweet. 

In between I continue to manage holiday accommodation. Now that I am home, I'm able to take Thandiwe up to The Bunker. She cleans the floor and bathrooms and sweeps the patio. I change the linen and set out toiletries and coffee, tea and sugar for the next guests. 

All in a day's work! 

Have a wonderful Monday. 


  1. It sounds like you are still v busy - but closer to home. Hooray for a new to you car. And a slightly more relaxed life.

  2. I'm glad to hear you are doing so well and that your pace is more relaxed. Big hugs. xx

  3. You are one busy lady. I think I need a nap just reading about everything you are doing. Kudos!

  4. Hello Jo, Congrats on your new vehicle. Working closer to home sounds wonderful. Kudos to all the lovely ladies on their weight loss! You look beautiful, I am glad all is well! Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  5. this is all such wonderful news. I am so happy for you that you don't have the commute to work. and that you have a new to you car and your family is in the weight loss. congratulations for all of your members. having lost 33 kg and staying at the same weight now for 1 year 4 months, I fully understand the work it takes...

  6. Hi Jo - such a fun post.
    Congrats. on the cute new car - drive it carefully and stay safe on the roads!

    Your ladies are lovely - you must have made big differences in their lives. Carrying extra weight is never pleasant especially as it can impact the ability for us to have good health in so many areas.

    Happy day - Mary

  7. Congratulations to your new car ! I think it really was necessary ! There are quite a lot of changes in your life ! 3 jobs,you surely are very busy !

  8. Hi Jo, glad you are doing well. I like your "new to Jo" car, hopefully it will be a good reliable one for you. Congrats to all those women who are meeting their goals with your guidance. It must feel great to walk to work just a few meters away.
    Have a wonderful day. It's good to hear from you!

  9. You're certainly still keeping busy.

  10. This all sounds wonderful Jo. You are busy as always but sound happier. Love your new car.

  11. You are one busy lady. Nice car. Glad to hear you have a better job.


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