My six-month check-up
Aug 14, 2007
I had my six month check up today with Dr. Mailapur. My labs all came back fine..my B-12 was on the low side of normal, so that's something I will have to watch, but everything else was fine. I have officially lost 120 pounds in six months...looks like my scales at home are not as accurate as they need to be.
I had a suit that I have kept in my closet for the past 11 years altered so I could wear it to a work function. It's a nice Hart Shafner and Marx classic and was the suit I wore the night I got married after the reception. It had to be cut down quite a bit, and I had asked the tailor to measure it a little snug to allow for more weight loss. He did, but it's still a little big on me. I have gone from a size 20/37 in dress shirt to a 17/35. I haven't been this small since my junior year in college. What a great feeling.
I am, according to my surgeon, still 69 pounds away from goal and he has said he wants me at goal weight at my one year check-up on Feb 14 2008. I can't imagine myself at that weight, 172, but that's the weight I will be shooting for. I really feel that at 200 pounds, I will be feeling the best...we'll see.
I will have some photos tomorrow in my "new" suit...stay tuned.
Happy birthday to me
Aug 01, 2007
I celebrated my 41st birthday yesterday. Had a nice day ending with a nice meal with just my wife. Thinking back to last year's birthday, I have come a long way. At this time last year, I weighed in around 375 pounds...today, I weigh in the neighborhood of 235...quite a swing. I feel so much better, have so much more energy.
I went to Birmingham over the weekend for my first cousin's birthday party (he and I share the same day...this year was the big 4 0 for him). It was nice to hear all the compliments from everyone on my progress. I enjoyed some of the birthday party food and had a great time.
This weekend is the birthday party for my 2 sons....they're birthdays are both in August and at this age are ok sharing a party. Should be fun.
Had a bit of trouble with my vitamins this morning. I usually enjoy my protein bar breakfast on the way to work and then take my morning vitamins. I must have swallowed them too close together, because the pain was intense...so bad I made myself "revisit" in the parking lot. That's the first time in over 2 months that I have had to reverse course. Quite a painful reminder to slow down.
My six-month check-up is August 14...I'll post more photos around that time and give a more accurate weight.