Okay, I know that I look pretty goofy in this picture. This isn’t a Self Portrait Sunday submission for Cass’ Self Portrait Sunday (A meme I should be doing). I took this with my camera on the gorillapod tripod and with the 10 second timer. 10 seconds is a long time and I had to time my smile at the right moment. I cannot hold a smile very long without it looking fake. Apparently 1 second is too long, but this was the best of the bunch. I didn’t like the background so I made my own with Photoshop (Andy I am disclosing that I did some photoshop work to this photo just for you my friend.) The photo today is not the point. What you see in the photo today is the point. Can you guess what it is?
The point is that the suit is buttoned. Yes, it is actually buttoned. This is significant because I have not been able to do that for about 5 years. I’ve had what you can call a “weight problem” since I have been traveling. The problem is that I couldn’t wait to fill my gullet with everything my expense account would allow me access to. I had to take a serious look at my health a few months back and make some real changes to my attitude and actions. They were small changes like the complete removal of regular soda from my diet. Thank you Soda-Club for Splenda sweetened diet soda. I also took my gym membership more seriously. And I played quite a bit of Wii Boxing. I added breakfast of Cheerios and strawberries to my morning routine. Mom has been right about that one for years. That’s about it, nothing major, nothing earth shattering, just some changes, little ones.
I dropped some weight and have been feeling better, some important tests with the doctor have been looking good and Allison has mentioned that I’m getting skinny (a feat that will not be achieved in actuality but she is my wife and loves me and she notices things that I don’t because I am more critical of myself.) I thought, what the heck let me see if I can button the suit, the pants fit much better and maybe the jacket will too. I tried it and it fit, it is still somewhat snug but I was comfortable. So comfortable that I drove home with my shirt buttoned and tie on just so I could take this photo today. I should have waited till after I got my haircut this afternoon though. My hair has been in sore need of a good cut for some time and now it looks awesome but in the picture it was helmet-esque.
There are some good blogs documenting weight loss out there, one I read is FatBloggers.net and I recently got a comment from The Diet Diary. Good luck to those folks and their journey towards a more healthy life.
I got another entry in the Sod-Club Contest today. This time from Christine of The Passionate Ailurophile
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