This week’s progress was unexpectedly great. I dropped a huge amount of weight, which I was not expecting to do given that I was retaining water all week long. I skipped the gym this week, which happened because I wasn’t feelin’ it, and had a lot going on at work. Instead, I did a lot of sitting on the balance ball while watching tv/working at my desk here at home. Basically, if I was going to sit for more than 30 minutes, I made myself sit on the ball and try to stay on in an upright position. It must have worked! I am now only 13 pounds from my surgeon’s goal, which I am positive I can hit before school is out in June. I am amazed that I am within striking distance of Dr. Nicholson’s expectation. By the time my one-year follow-up appointment in July happens, I fully expect to have exceeded his expectation for my weight loss.
It should also be noted that in this picture, I am wearing smaller shorts and a smaller shirt.
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Tonight was supposed to be gym night.
Then your Dad texts you and tells you that A, his wife (not your mom) is in the hospital and that it doesn’t look good.
The trip to the gym becomes so much less significant. You shift into crisis mode.
Thankfully, for me, crisis mode is where I operate like a smoove mofo.
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