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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Great weigh-in this morning -- 189.2 pounds! First time under 190 in what seems like forever! 34 years for sure!

Another one is rapidly approaching: 187. When I hit that mark, it will be an even 100 pounds lost since I actively started on SP 5.5 years ago. I remember what precipitated that -- and sorry if I have told this story before...

My wife and I had just spent a wonderful week at Sandals in St. Lucia at the end of 2006 / beginning of 2007. Our hair stylist had told us that celebrating New Years Eve at Sandals was a great experience,and it was! Warm, plenty of great food and drink, etc. 2006 had been an interesting year. Started out being sick as a dog, then got better and found a new job that was more to my liking, my son got married, so things were going well. But I had pretty much ignored any semblance of healthy eating and put on 30 pounds by the time we got to St. Lucia. And the way I ate and drank that week I'm sure I put on another 5-10!

So, like all good vacations, it came to an end, headed for the airport, boarded the flight and just SAT there for over an hour before we took off for a 5+ hour plane ride. AND I WAS IN THE MIDDLE SEAT!! I was so uncomfortable (miserable actually), and because we left so late, we missed our connecting flight home and ended up stuck in not the nicest hotel I've stayed in.

But the middle seat fiasco stuck with me, and when we did get home, I decided I needed to start eating healthier. And so that first weigh-in was a whopping 287 pounds!

It did not happen overnight...many ups and downs along the way, but happily I've found a solution and am in the best shape of my life in...well 34 years!

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