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!