Wow! Don't I look thin in this photo? Jk
As of today, I have lost 19 pounds. In the moment, the progress seems slow, but considering that I started on February 2, 2016, it's fast enough for me. That is 4.75 pounds per month. Happy, happy happy!
This is also a Milestone. You know that quote "I wish I was as thin as the first time I thought I was fat"? I now weigh just under what I weighed on that day, about 16 years ago, when I went to yet another doctor for help. When he told me how much I weighed, tears welled up in my eyes, and I couldn't keep them from spilling onto my cheeks. He prescribed fen-phen which was coming to an end of its popularity at the time. I took it for a month, and it was great. I think I lost 8 pounds that month. Unfortunately, fen-phen isn't good for you, so I stopped taking it. It was at this same time that someone sent me the Weighdown Diet book and you know the rest. Sadly, over the next 15 years, I gained the weight back and more. Now, on the way back down, I am where I started, that day in the doctor's office. It's a bittersweet moment and a time for me to reflect.