Good morning. It’s been a while! I knew I hadn’t updated my blog for a time, but until I sat down to work on it today I didn’t realize it has been 5 weeks. My last update was on August 21. Since then, much has happened. First, on the weight front, I have lost 4.4 pounds in those 5 weeks. I am now down a total of 132.4 pounds (including 0.8 this week), or 38.4% of my original weight. You can see my full progress graph on my Weight Loss Chart Page.
A lot of other things have been going on in my life in that time as well. My youngest son got married on Lao=bor Day weekend. Honestly, the busyness of getting ready for the wedding was the original reason I slacked on updates here. Since then my wife and I have been decompressing a bit, including a camping trip last weekend. We’re going on a large, multi-family trip starting this afternoon as well.
After the wedding, I put together this fun progress picture of myself:
I call it the tale of 4 weddings. It starts with my wedding way back in 1983, and then picks up in 2013. For that wedding in 2013 I was close to the heaviest I have ever weighed. That was 5 months before I began this journey. June 2014 was my nephew’s wedding, when I was just about 300 pounds. For my son’s wedding I weighed in at 214.8, or down just over 130 pounds. I am not completely sure what I weighed back in April 1983, but I am fairly certain it was less than what I weigh now.
I am not going to make any promises here about weekly, or even more frequent updates. I hope to be writing more frequently, and I want to do more than just show my progress chart weekly. I also know that promising to make updates on a blog is a good way to have a dormant blog whose last update was a promise.
Someone commented to me that I am missed here in the blog world. I will tell you that I have missed this as well. As I can in the coming days I plan to scan through and read the progress of my friends here as well.
For the week ahead my plan is to do what I do. I will track my food, get to the gym, and walk whenever I can. I hope you all have a great week!