OK, so I decided at the beginning of April to start the TSFL program to learn how to eat as an adult. Facts are my diet really hasn't changed that much since I was a teenager. I love my pizza and ice cream. How many more areas of my life am also making decisions like when I was a teen? Hmmm! Topic for another day.
Since April 3, I've lost 25 pounds. That's the great news. The bad news is this morning I'm to introduce Dr. Sandy Shugart, the President of Valencia Community College, as the Campaign Walk Chair for the Light The Night Event with the CFL Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I'm on the board and Sandy I are friends. Normally, it's a delightful honor to introduce a friend and dynamic leader like Sandy.
Except for one thing…
I've lost 25 pounds! I've been avoiding wearing a suit because all my
clothes don't fit me anymore… especially tailored suits. Panic hit
me this morning as I went to get dressed. I'm going to look like some
kid in his father's clothes. Because I still have another 15 pounds to
lose, I've also not wanted to buy new clothes that will not fit me in a
couple of weeks. What to do?
Digging around my closet, I found an old navy blue suit – actually, they are all navy. For simplicity, I only buy navy suits. Story for another day, yet again! So I put it on. Wow! It fits like a glove. I brush the dust off the shoulders off the coat and the pants where it hung over the bar. Really, this thing was dusty. I should have given it away years ago, but it was lost in the closet.
Carroll Franklin, the Executive Director and I are walking into the Citrus Club for the launch event. I touch my coat pocket and discover business cards there. (It isn't as much fun as finding money in the pocket.) Curious, I reach in and pull out the business cards. They are my old US Partners Business Advisors cards. As best I can remember I haven't used these cards since 2000! It has been 8 years since I had worn that suit! Even at that I was probably stretching the limits of its capacity. Eight years since I weighed 205 or less.