My six-month check-up

Aug 14, 2007

I had my six month check up today with Dr. Mailapur.  My labs all came back 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, 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 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.

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