Unbelievable! I am somewhat stunned. After years of attempting to eat right, exercise, and drink more water… and failing to lose much beyond the initial five or ten pounds, I am actually down 30 pounds since April 4th. That’s seven short weeks ago.
Here is my weigh in photo taken just about 6;45 am this morning. You may recall my blog post on April 4th with my scale reading 230! My goal weight remains 40 pounds of weight loss or to reach 190 pounds. Nevertheless, to break the 200 mark is a major milestone for me. I can’t remember the last time I weighed under 200. Certainly, when I was playing lots of competitive tennis at age 35 – some 18 years ago – I was in much better shape. Playing in the Men’s 35 Nationals Clay Courts I hurt my knee and laid off for 13 years until a modest three-year return to courts. I haven’t play for nearly two years now. I would have to guess my weight has been above 200 since 1990. I just can’t believe I let it slide like this for so long.
The picture that’s the header of my blog shows me in late October, 2007. I probably weighed 235 at the time of the photo shoot. Now, in addition to new clothes, I’ll soon need new photos taken for my web site and speaker kit. This is what one calls a good problem.