Last week, the Post's Self pages exposed readers to 'The Santa Challenge' - a charity-inspired weight loss and yoga programme for one of Hong Kong's leading men/party animals. Raimondo Chiodi, infamous in his own right, has taken on the challenge of exercising, eating healthily and putting a stop to his indulgent lifestyle, all in the name of getting fit and raising money. 'I am ashamed of my body. I have not exercised since 1994. I weighed 78kg then, now I weigh 102kg,' Raimondo revealed. Admitting that he has a weak will, Raimondo has agreed to let us monitor his progress on a weekly basis. 'I can be very weak - I need the public pressure to keep pushing me; otherwise who cares? I want pizza, I eat pizza,' Raimondo said in his very strong Italian accent. Pure Yoga is sponsoring his weight-loss programme, which ends on Christmas. They are also providing an impressive cast of physiotherapists, acupuncturists, masseurs, yoga instructors, nutritionists and even a therapist if need be! Yoga instructor Francis Gairns said that on his first week Raimondo had done very well. 'He is fidgety and likes to talk to everybody, so his body is there, but we have to get his mind there as well.' Raimondo said last night: 'I have a cough, so I am gonna rest tonight, hopefully I can make it to class tomorrow.' Pure Yoga is donating $1,500 for every lost kg to Operation Santa Claus. People are invited to pledge a donation, either per kg or a lump sum, to Raimondo's cause as well. We will report on his progress and sponsorship every week. Phone Vikki at Pure Yoga on 2970 2299 or e-mail email@example.com to support this worthwhile cause.