Waist Bracelet

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Hello Everyone!

Well, I just weighed myself and I'm down to 240 lbs. That's 15lbs since I started this whole thing with the Sun-Times and 23lbs since my check up at the doctor's office.

For those of you who have just joined this discussion, the doctor's visit, when I weighed in at 264, was the catalyst for me calling the Sun-Times to get back on this "lifestyle change" journey. When I stepped on the scale and saw what the weight was, I couldn't believe it. 263....7lbs away from 270. I had no idea how I got that big, but what I did know was that I was going to use all of my resources to get the weight down, and that's when I called the paper.

I mention this again because I have a job interview today and when I tried on my suits, they were way to big. The belt I've always used for these suits is nothing more than a "waist bracelet" as it serves no purpose other than aesthetics at this point. In fact, I'll have to wear one of my older black suits as I couldn't get my navy one tailored in time.

It's a great thing to finally see the results of hard work, no matter what the subject may be. In celebration, I went on a 6 mile bike ride at 5am today. I took my usual path throught the County Forest Preserve, up to St. Ann's to say a prayer, and back home to get ready so I can catch the 9:10 train downtown.

For those of you who write me and have asked to meet me, I'll be at the Randolph Street station at 10:10 am, at which point I'll be walking north on Michigan until I get to Lake. I'll only have a few minutes and will have to chat while we walk, but don't be afraid to stop me if you see me. As I mentioned, I'll be wearing a black suit with a grey and white striped shirt.

I hope to see you!

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There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in your article also.

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You know how it goes. The kids come along, there’s less time for you and in trying to keep up with their busy lives, your eating choices aren’t always so hot.

Greg Ortiz is a 39-year-old south suburban man who, tried, with the Sun-Times’ help, once before to get back to the athletic — and thinner — guy he once was.

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