282 hrs, 29 mins, 19 seconds of bliss

on 5/17/11 11:02 am
That's how much time I have spent riding my bicycle since early last year.

I have a gps that keeps track of my distance, time, heart rate, calories burned and other factors when I ride my bike.

I began using the gps back in February of last year.. five months after my RNY surgery.

My 11 mile ride this morning put me at more than the 3,005 mile mark.

If someone told me a couple years ago that I would be hopping on a bike whenever the weather permits, and riding the equivalent distance from New York City to Vancouver, British Columbia .. I would have told them they were crazy.

But there are other day to day changes in my life that still amaze me.

On Mothers Day. I got up early and made my wife an egg, cheese and sausage strata.
I made a tasty fruit salad with fresh cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, kiwi, pineapples and mango.
I stood at the sink and cut up the fruit.  No longer were my arthritic knees achy trying to hold up my formerly 500+ pound body.

My kids came over and we had a nice breakfast.

We didn't do a lot of things, or buy a lot of expensive gifts. But my wife said it was one of the best Mother's Day she ever experienced.

Max wt. 500+  WLS workshop  4/6/09 440 Surgery  9/21/09  324   9/21/10  218
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on 5/17/11 11:09 am - OR
Congrats! You have done such an AWESOME JOB!! You should be really proud of yourself!
Ht. 5'2  HW 234/GW 150/LW 128/CW 132 
Size 18/20 to a size 4 in 9 months!

on 5/17/11 11:36 am
Wow.  What an amazing accomplishment.  You are such an inspiration!
on 5/17/11 11:57 am
Thank you for your encouraging posts. My RNY with Dr. Schauer is Thursday this week so your encouragement has helped me push through until then!
~Mary Ann~             
on 5/17/11 12:04 pm
Wow Hercules....that is really wonderful. Sounds like a great day. You are amazing!  Connie
on 5/17/11 11:22 pm
Congratulations!  What an amazing accomplishment.  It is incredible how this surgery so improves our lives.  I ran a block for the bus yesterday (and caught it!) when 10 months ago I could barely walk across the hall from my office to the ladies room.  We are blessed for this second chance.  You inspire me to keep moving forward.  Thanks.  Elena
Surgery Weight: 275
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on 5/17/11 11:57 pm
 I bet she thinks her hottie  of  a loving , devoted Hubby  is the Very Best  present she  could possibly ask for  !

    Congratulations Hercules - U rock  !!