Friday, September 12, 2008

Hooray for me

It's official. I weighed in at 172 today, which means I've lost 51 pounds this year -- well, 51 and a half to be exact. Which is pretty amazing considering I've trained myself for the most part -- and I have a lot to learn. (This morning the janitor at the gym corrected my form on the lat pulldown.) My brother who's been working out forever was going to help me train, but then he got back together with his girlfriend and evidently he can't do both. So anyway hooray for me!

It's weird cuz people at work ask me how I did it, how I've lost so much weight and when I tell them they don't believe me -- or maybe it's more accurate to say they don't hear me. They want to know if I'm starving myself or eating cabbage soup or something. And when I tell them I eat more now than I did when I was fat, you can see that it doesn't sink in. But it's true, I do eat more -- although I drink a lot less. And that's one of the great things about working out is it allows you to eat -- and I love to eat.

While I'm passing out hoorays, let me give one to Kim. My beautiful child-bride turns 40 today. Happy birthday, baby.


DONALD said...


Linda G said...

Haven't been here in a month or more. I thought recovering from surgery (six weeks at home) would give me so much know, like discontinuing the blog ; )

Anyway, congratulations on your weight loss! I hope you'll post a picture some time soon...perhaps of you and your lovely Kim. By the way, I loved your wedding picture!

Congratulations also to your daughter and her new husband...I hope they've paid attention to the lessons you and Kim have taught them by your example.

Norrin2 said...

Thanks Donald and Linda. I appreciate it.