Weigh-Ins are on MONDAYS - Updated July 3, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Friday, April 19, 2013

Weigh-in Day. Let's Talk Some Numbers.

It's been 3 years, 8 months, and 18 days since I started my pre-op diet in preparation for getting my Lap Band.

It's been 3 years, 8 months, and 18 days since I weighed 258 lbs.

And what did the scale reveal at today's weigh-in?

138.6 lbs

I've been at or below my goal weight of 145 lbs for 2 years, 4 months, and 2 days.

Talking about the years, months, and days makes me feel like an addict standing up in front of a group of fellow addicts at an AA meeting or NA meeting.

Talking about the amount of time that I've been "clean."

Or maybe a patient with a horrible disease and talking about how long my disease has been in remission?

I guess both of those analogies are pretty accurate.

Because I will always be a food addict.

Because I will always be an obese person.

Just in remission.


  1. Very interesting take on things.
    I always say it, but you are an inspiration.
    I guess I'm a food addict too-- or use food wrongly-- and have been in the last few months since my father was ill and then died. Drinking a protein shake as I write this... working it the best I can to get back on the right track.
    In addition, and in the least stalkerish way: We had our dog groomed just like Pemberly!!!
    She is so cute, I am trying to get a good picture to share-- tx for the great idea. (Shaved fur but with 'boots.')


    1. Post a pic of your adorable dog with the "Boots with the fur"!!! I wanna see :-)

  2. I am right there with you! And seeing your posts, week after week, show it can be done...forever!

  3. Wow. Those last 3 lines lines hit me like a hammer. You are good!

    Reegardless of what the scale says I still feel fat. (God I hope no other men are reading this!)

    I am still that kid that could never get a date. (Even though I can nowadays) but... you know I am just going to stop there.

  4. Amazing.

    Remission/recovery. Every. Damn. Day.

  5. I can relate! I don't know if I will ever see myself differently. Thanks for this!

  6. Love how you put that. So true, and sobering...

  7. So true! But know you inspire tons of us with every post :)

  8. I emailed you a couple of months ago, I know you probably get a lot. Anyway, you helped me a lot, and I have made a surgery date for May 10th! I hope I can be as consistant with my blog, as you are yours. I think it helps motivation, especially when you are getting feed back! Thanks!