Confusing The Drive-Thru People and The Crossing Point
First of all, let me give a sincere thank you to everyone for the outpouring of support and kind words left in comments, e-mails, and phone calls over the last 24 hours. Day 420 was a tough post to write. I didn’t want to write it at all, but I felt that I didn’t have a choice. I’ve always prided myself on having a very real, open, and honest blog about this entire weight loss journey. It is a “Diary,” and just about everything, as long as it’s in good taste, goes into the blog. We have to take the good with the bad right? And as always, we’re trying really hard to focus on the positive aspects of this situation with a level headed understanding of what we need to do in order to grow and learn from the experience. We’re past the anger or blame game portion of the process. The healing and forgiveness part of the program begins with doing what will be so hard, but necessary. Both of us will be seeking professional counseling on an individual basis.
All right then, let’s talk about weight loss! Uh…where was I? Oh yeah, um…Monday morning started with a couple of whole eggs. What? But I thought…Yeah, I was out of my zero calorie cooking spray at home. And when you order a couple of scrambled eggs in a McDonalds drive thru, they typically will not separate them. They’re already confused by the order, I can almost see it on their faces—is this the guy that use to order biscuits and gravy with extra gravy on the side for dipping his hash browns? Couldn’t be, doesn’t look anything like him. It’s the same vehicle though, hmmm. I ordered two scrambled eggs and a fruit and yogurt parfait from McDonalds. Since I have no control over what they use to cook the eggs, I have to honestly count the eggs as 100 calories each. I must get to the store for more spray! I much prefer the 17 calorie egg whites with chopped veggies and a bit of mozzarella---more bang for the calorie buck! When did McDonald’s stop putting blueberries in the parfait? Maybe it’s just here, but it was strawberries and yogurt only this morning.
My blogging schedule is still off balance because I don’t have my computer at home, it’s being repaired---but it should be done today! I can’t wait to get back to blogging before bed, it’s always so much better for me that way. Gayle, a good friend and co-worker—and how handy---our IT specialist, is handling the repair in her spare time. I really appreciate her help! If it were left up to me---we would just have to buy new computers every four months, and that could get expensive quick. Someone suggested I write this blog from my phone. Are you serious? My phone does have a keyboard, but still---it would take me forever.
Courtney had tutoring tonight followed by a stay at a friends house. If I was working out tonight, it was going to be solo and late. I really prefer walking at the trail with someone, but I didn’t invite anyone because I haven’t felt like visiting. I’ve just been doing a bunch of thinking. The great thing about being consumed with thought during a workout? It goes by really fast. I knocked out a 5K tonight in what seemed like 20 minutes, OK—it was around 48 minutes, but I didn’t notice. I should have just kept going, all the way to a 10K! Oh, and speaking of a 10K…
I’ll be doing an organized 10K this Saturday morning with the YMCA. The Turkey Trot 10K is an annual event for the Y, can’t wait! I’ll be sure to include pictures and perhaps a video of me crossing the finish line. Don’t look for any records, it’s a 10K---I’ll be pacing myself all the way—translation: Maybe an occasional light jog, but I’ll mostly be power walking sprinkled with plain old brisk walking, and toward the end I might be shuffling or crawling---kidding.
Wednesday is weigh day. Shouldn’t be too bad, in fact, it might be pretty good. I’ve had a bunch of activity this two-week period. I’m getting in my workouts on a regular basis again and that’s got to make a difference. We’re at 223 pounds lost so far—boy, it would be so nice to cross the 230 pounds lost mark Wednesday. A 7 pound loss may be a little much to expect. Here’s something really cool: Soon we’ll have a very interesting weigh-in. When I get to 253 pounds lost, I will have lost more weight than I weigh. I’m trying to think of a creative name to call that “crossing” point. Until I think of that cool term, I’ll just call it “the crossing point.” If you have any ideas, please let me know! We’ve got a ways to go before we get there, but looking ahead---I can’t wait!
I sometimes can’t believe how far along we are on this mission. I never had a doubt when I started Day 1, I knew this time would be different. I didn’t really know how I was going to do it, I just knew that I would have to figure it out as I went. I didn’t realize how different and how wonderful the journey would become. This entire blogging experience has been a blessing to me, and your readership and support is something I hold very dear. We’ve some wonderful times ahead my friend. I look forward to sharing them here. Thank you for reading. Goodnight and…