Opening Night of a Dream Realized
I didn't really get nervous until right before “lights up” tonight. I had a nice calm about me as I prepared to make my theatre stage debut. I really called on my experience preparing for stand-up shows, I knew that part of my life would pay off eventually! I would have been a little more rattled had we not rehearsed so much. We were ready tonight. Everyone was just outstanding. That's what is so cool about this play, working with so many talented individuals. Linda Cowley, Carol Harris, Amy Muegge, Jose and Isaac Cervantes, and Lauren Donahue, they're all veteran actors! How can you go wrong surrounded by all of that talent? I've learned something so far from each one of them. And I'm honored that they've welcomed me in such a wonderfully warm way.
I'll get some of the official play photos e-mailed to me. I thought I could just right click and save them from a friends facebook photos, but when I tried to upload them, they were too tiny. I'll get that figured out over the weekend and post some bigger pictures. I did scan in my picture and bio from the actual program. I'm posting it below. I feel so amazing having done this production. It really is something I always wanted to do, and something I couldn't do at over 500 pounds. The crowd giving all of us a standing ovation tonight and all of us bowing together, wow, it was a moment I'll never forget.
I know that it probably seems like I've turned this blog into the “Call Me Henry” blog, but make no mistake---this is a weight loss blog. And experiences like this are what it's all about my friend. Breaking free from morbid obesity and really living the dreams and aspirations we once thought impossible, it's the most amazing thing. Soon the play will close and we'll get back to business as usual around here.
As Jack Sh*t mentioned in his comment on last night's blog, there's still work to do! The eye is on the prize, I'm going all the way! I have just under 60 pounds to go to reach my proclaimed goal of 230. We'll see what weight training has to say about that number—But you can bet, regardless, I'm getting to 230, that goes without saying!
Thank you for reading and thank you for all of the wonderful support and understanding! Goodnight and...
From The official program of “Call Me Henry.” More pictures from the production coming soon!