Monday, May 24, 2010

Weigh-In Results

Happy Monday everybody.  I had a crazy busy weekend and didn't have time to post.  On Friday, my brother came home from England after 9 months of studying abroad.  I did it; I ordered a salad at Famous Daves!  I spent Saturday morning listening to vocal auditions for The Music Man.  After that, I gave a trumpet lesson and came home to meet the in-laws for the evening.  Sunday morning my amazing wife, Claire, and I became members at our church.  We are now officially Unitarian Universalists.  Then, of course, was the 4 and a half hour series finale of Lost. 

Over the course of this weekend, I ate at Famous Dave's, Chipotle, an Indian restaurant called Namaste Cafe, and a great big egg bake breakfast on Sunday.  I tried to be responsible at each location, but it's still too much eating for one weekend.

Let's get to the weigh-in.

I call this the before and after scale.


A good weigh-in to be sure, but there were a few factors that made this weigh-in a little suspect.  First, it was roughly a thousand degrees outside and muggy when we went running tonight.  I shed a lot of water weight tonight.  I also had that problem where the reading changed every time I stepped on it.  Still, I'm taking this 4.2 pound weigh-in and enjoying it.  I'm going to have a good weigh-in next week too.  I think the May Push could be a success!

I have to take a minute and thank my wonderful wife, Claire.  She's been there supporting me every step of this journey.  There's no way I could have done this without her.  I know this because I've tried and failed before.  I know sometimes she gets frustrated with all the obsessing I do about my weight (it borders on unhealthy).  It's especially bad right before weigh-ins.  But she's been right beside me doing whatever it takes to keep me motivated.  She's helped me stay strong in every way imaginable.  She reminds me when I shouldn't be snacking (much to my chagrin), she helps me think of things to make our lives healthier, and she's even running with me.

Claire, I know my journey isn't easy, but I'm doing it so we can grow old together.  I'm doing it so you're not a widow at 55.  I'm doing it so you can wrap your arms around me when we hug.  I'm doing it so I don't have to catch my breath when we're holding hands walking down the street.  I'm doing it because I don't want you to have to remind me to check my blood sugar because of diabetes.  I'm doing it so I can keep up with you.  I'm doing it because I want to be healthy.  For you.  I'm doing it because I love you.