I have seriously been shirking my blogging duties and I have let down the entire borsht eating population of the Ukraine. On a side note and in all seriousness, one of my co-workers is actually moving his mother back to the Ukraine which is her home country. Just one of those funny coincidences…plus I got to make a joke about borscht with him which caught him off guard. Some days it is the little things in life. And lately I have tried to find a little humor in my life.
So to bring everyone up to date on what is going on with my weight loss and other stuff. <Insert drum roll> And now the information that every one has been waiting for, my current unofficial official weight loss is…..148lbs as of this morning! So if anyone is doing that math you will know that my current weight is 287lbs. Again this an the unofficial home scale weight, of which let me say, is kind of accurate, but I don’t always trust what the scale is telling me. I miss my Biggest Loser scale, which still resides in my old house (a story for later) and I now have a Weight Watchers branded scale. Which if anyone is interested to know, my honest opinion of this scale is that it sucks! I have really tried to not move the scale and I have it on a tile floor. However, when I weigh myself it will stay at the exact same weight for a few days at a time never moving a 1/10 of a pound. Then all of the sudden BAM! a weight loss of 2 or 3 pounds will show up. I do know that I have lost weight, I can see it in the mirror (still not a pretty sight, the naked truth is still more like a naked nightmare) and people comment all the time how much smaller I am getting. I received the ultimate comment the other day from a business acquaintance…he looked at me and said man you look just like a regular fat guy now. So I got that going for me….which is nice.
Let’s talk a little about my food intake and my diet. My diet has changed marginally, but for the most part I am a creature of habit and when something works I stick with it. I am doing better my water intake, and I seem to be getting more and more fluids into my system which is a good thing. Food is still kind of hit or miss with me and I mainly eat a lot of soup/chili. We have a chain quasi fast food place in our area called Zoup and they have 12 homemade soups daily. There is always something on their menu that is protein laden and tastes great for me. I also tend to eat at Panera quite a bit and get soup there. By far soft foods is still the way to go for me, lots of yogurt, cottage cheese and protein shakes are the norm. Though I did have a lobster tail that had been fixed tempura style and that was incredibly good. And I have had some sushi on occasion and that seems to set well. I limit myself because of the rice, but I think there are a lot of worse foods I could be having.
All in all I am on track to reach my goal by the time I turn 50 in 11 months. I do feel much better than I did and have a much better disposition when it comes to different things. I don’t have a fear of booths in restaurants, fitting into a movie theater seat, climbing a flight or two of stairs and the list goes on an on. The NSV’s still happen on a daily basis. I will also tell you that I had a chance to take my son to Williamsport, Pennsylvania a few weeks ago to see the Little League World Series. We planned this trip for literally a year and I had promised we would go to this. All I can say is I don’t know how I would have done this if I had not lost the weight. The ball fields are carved somewhat out of a hill side and From where we parked to get to the bottom stadium was probably a vertical drop equivalent to a 8-10 story office building. Which is nice in the morning when you are walking down, but after being there for 12 hours and walking up and down between the stadiums at the end of the day the trudge back up to the car was the last thing I wanted to do. I would never been able to do that prior to the surgery, I may have got to the top, but it would have taken a lot of stops.
This weekend I will be participating in the Walk From Obesity fundraiser. This is sponsored locally by my bariatric surgeon group and the best part is I will be getting a chance to hook up with Jessica ”The Bariatric Diva” and Jessica from the blog ”Bariatric Beginnings” and walk with them. I look forward to meeting some of my fellow WLS bloggers and doing something to at least give back a little. If you feel like helping out click HERE and make a token donation.
Well there is more going on in my life…MUCH more. The last 11 weeks have been a whirlwind and the dirty laundry sure piled up metaphorically. At this point I still have a seat on the divorce train and it continues to be heading down the track and it appears that it won’t be stopping until it reaches the final destination. I can say it is not a fun ride and Ugly has found a seat on the train. For now this is something I will have to bear and I wont let it de-rail (some pun intended) my weight loss goals.
Well at this point boys and girls I have written enough for today and need to get back to saving the world…See you soon!