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that is so far the truth. i’ve got so many posts running through my head, i just need to find the moment to gather my thought into something cohesive. the last couple weeks have been insane, i’ve been catching up on projects at home and dealing with new ones at work. i’m also working on getting healthier and currently involved in a wager to lose 50lbs by the day after Labor Day next year. the penalty for the loser involves pink spandex in public. i really don’t have to say more, do i? 

since i last posted, i’ve been official diagnosed with sleep apnea and i have to go back in december for a CPAP test, which involves a face mask to help me breathe.  and then back to the dr, to see i’m any better. the weight loss should help with that as well.

much ado about nothing

November 19, 2004 — Leave a comment

i`m loosing weight. not in a spectacular; 10 pounds in 10 days kind of way, but a gradual erosion of the weight i`ve packed on over the last eight years and more specifically the 30 or 40 pounds i put on this year alone.

when i got here in March i was close to 315 lbs, which was my heaviest weight ever, granted i`d been living on complete and utter garbage for at least a month before i arrived but i wasn`t happy with my weight, no matter how well i carried it.

diabetes doesn`t run in my family, but hypertension does, so it behoves me to monitor my weight. my magic number is somewhere between 240 and 250 and i`m hoping to meet that goal by my next birthday, it`s not impossible, i`m currently in the 280 pound vicinity. to put this in some sort of perspective at age 25 i weighed 180 pounds, soaking wet. i was tall and thin and had a metabolism that allowed me to eat any and everything without a care in the world and then it stopped and i gained a pound here; my stomach; and a pound there; my hips until i became the man i am today.

so far i haven`t started on any workout regime, other than the occasional walk around the neighbourhood and at least four trips up and down the stairs at my office. i`m hoping Santa gets me bicycle for Christmas so i can ride to work and get some real exercise without distressing my knees too much. i am however eating a lot better and i have a partner in vic. together we`re working on being healthier and extending our lives together.

through judicious shopping we`ve pretty much cut high frutose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils; partially and otherwise from our home cooked diet. we`re not food nazis and sometimes it is better not to read the label, you really don`t want to know.