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.