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Monday, October 19, 2015

A Weighty Issue

You may remember my doctor ordering me to quit carbohydrates a few months ago. My blood sugar was way up, I was morbidly obese - 5'9", 212 pounds - and I was having more than my share of medical issues. That was July 30th. In the nearly three months since then, I have tried to keep my total daily carb intake under 20 grams, and on Saturday morning, I was tipping the scale at 183. A net loss of 29 pounds.

Suffice to say, I am totally and completely happy with my results so far. Last night I placed some of my fat clothes into the donation pile. A few t-shirts, two sport jackets, and a pair of jeans I received last year. I am now fitting into clothing labeled "large" - something which has not happened since the 1990s.

I was never heavy as a kid. I gained a ton of weight when I took this job, and all the stress which accompanies it. I hated having my picture taken, and I hated myself and how I looked. Now, I almost want people to take my picture. I smile when I fit into clothes which don't look like parachutes, and I think other people are noticing, too. It's a nice confidence boost, and it reminds me I'm on the right track. I'd still like to lose a few more pounds - I think 175 is a good number to settle upon - but my docter (and DocRambo) completely changed my life.

Heck, pretty soon girls who look like this won't spit directly into my face.


You know, unless they're into that, then all bets are off.

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on the weight loss. Too bad I'm not closer to get a pic of the new and improved Wyatt. Looks like you'll be around to enjoy more soccer and lacrosse games. Great job!

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  2. Metoo - I was going to put up a side by side, but I have been sick the last two days. That 38-hours straight of no sleep messed me up. I'll try to get something up this week, but it's glorious so see the kind of clothes I'm fitting in now.

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  3. Way to go, Wyatt! Weight control is a big issue for many, myself included. You are an inspiriation to us all. Now don't screw it up!
    Heh.

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  4. Mike - It's me; I will most definitely screw it up. Actually, the first week was a nightmare, but now it's easy as no-carb pie.

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    1. "no-carb pie" We call that the 'Bernie Sanders Special'

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    2. Only if someone else pays for it.

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  5. That's awesome, good job! And go Leafs. :)

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  6. Jenn - Thanks! My goal is 175, so I'm almost there. The missus is down a lot, too. She had to buy new clothes for the beef and beer we attended Saturday.

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  7. Congrats, Wyatt. Keep it up.
    We want you around a long time...

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  8. Rick - Thanks.

    Toothy - Well, not too long. I want to be gone before my daughter is old enough to date.

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