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6 Month Surgiversary!

Today is my 6 month Surgiversary. I'm down 73 lbs., and gee-zus, I've lost count of the inches. I was hoping to hit 8o lbs. down, but it wasn't in the cards for me. Big deal... check this out:

Weight
From 307 to 233

% Body Fat
From 54.1% to 39.4%

Neck
From 16.75" to 14.75" (down 2")

Upper Arm
From 18" to 14.33" (down 3.67)

Chest
From 48.5" to 43.25" (down 5.25")

Waist
From 54.25" to 41.5" (down 12.75")

Hips
From 59" to 51.25" (down 7.75")

Thighs
From 28.75" to 25.25" (down 3.5")

Calf
From 19" to 17.25" (down 1.75")

I'm far from "Barbi", but down almost 35" accross my body feels damn good :)

"Live Your Best Life"

"It's my life.
It's now or never.
I ain't gonna live forever.
I just want to live while I'm alive."

Sometimes I think what the hell am I doing? I need to get a plan in place. I need to be doing what it is I am passionate about. I need to do what it is I think I will enjoy. I need to do something that makes a difference.

Why am I letting this opportunity to do something pass me by?

Because I'm not ready?

Because I didn't plan it?

Because I don't want my family to suffer because my focus is elsewhere.

Because I'm scared. All of the above, I'm sure.

Except there's this feeling nawing at me; I feel that as I lose weight my confidence rises. As my confidence rises, so does my optimism with regard to making a career change.

I want to do physical therapy. It's competitive, but there's no need to worry about that when I haven't even started. One step at a time. Right?

I see stories all the time about people who entered med school a…

Never Enough Time!

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Being unemployed gave me time off, but now I wish it was more! However, that being said, I am extremely thankful I have a new job to go to on Monday morning. It's even nicer to know that all our debt will be paid-off! Whoohooo. While it's not an atrocious amount, when we accrue it we start stressing over it.

Weight loss is going well, but slow. I will have measurements taken on Saturday and will post some pictures. On the 15th is my 6 month "surgiversary." I'd love to hit 80 lbs. lost by then, but we'll see what happens. I'll be happy being down a good number of inches and not losing any lean muscle mass. Since October I've actually put on 8 lbs. of lean muscle mass, which is a great accomplishment post-op. I stopped losing my hair -- I'm not sure if it was the Biotin I started taking twice a day, or just that the hair loss phase was over. In any case, the Biotin is really helping my dry skin and hair, so I will continue to take it.

I had a few per…

Unemployed & Loafin' (but not for long)

Today I received an official offer to be the IT Manger for a small, privately held company that has been in business for over 80 years. It's currently being run by 3rd generation, with the 4th coming up through the ranks.

To say this company is stable is an understatemet. People don't seem to leave! During the interview the executive manager listed a ton of names, each with more than 10 and 20 years of tennure. The only reason the IT Manager position is open is because the father of the employee is ill, and he has to leave to take care of him. He won't be totally gone at that; he'll be consulting for the time being.

It's a little more money, and a notch up position wise. It would be my next logical step.

I swear one of the best things is not having to pay $180.00/month is parking downtown! That's a raise in itself!

I'll write more about seeing the Industrial Phsychologist, but I will say it was interesting. Here's some of what he said after 4 hours of testi…

Unemployed & Loafin'

Well, today is my first official day of being unemployed. Somewhat of a celebration in the back of my mind, because since I was 14 years old I've always had a job. I suppose it's abou time I collect on my unemployment.

No rest for the weary though. I had an interview for an IT Manager position which went really well, and they want to proceed. They send all their managers to an industrial phsychologist. I'm sure once they figure out I'm whack, all deals will be off. :)

I'm going to use this bit of time to get things done and do some activities with Cassie. Hopefully I'll only be off for a few weeks. Hopefully.

I'm off to get ready to visit the shrink, so later!