So yesterday was a rough day at work. We had some compliance errors that I had to come down hard on some people for, I came home to a house that looked like a tornado blew through it and then to end it all, I had to fish a dead squirrel out of the pool. Let's say today has a pretty good chance of being a better day.
In my last post, Allen from AlmostGastricBypass slapped me with a reality check. He asked me if I was actually ready to lose weight. Quickly, I answered yes. As the day progressed, I thought about it more. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is not going to be easy. It is not going to be as simple as cutting back here and there and then killing a whole pizza and a growler of beer during the big game. I thought about this being a lifetime commitment. Later on in the evening, I was watching that extreme weight loss show on DVR with my daughter and every time they showed the guy on TV, I saw my daughter checking out my belly. I think last night my daughter might have put it together that daddy is unhealthy. Before, I was just a big guy…now I am a fat and need to lose weight. And for her, the rest of my family and myself….I am actually ready to lose the weight.
A couple of years ago, my doctor recommended having weight loss surgery. I thought about it long and hard and went to a couple of meetings and met with a few people to see if it was what I wanted. I came to the conclusion that I it was not for me because having the surgery meant not having carbonated drinks or ice cream anymore. I let my love of food make the decision for me. Not the risks involved. How stupid and selfish is that??? Today I weigh 15 pounds less that the day of that doctors appointment. All because I wanted I did not see the world of opportunity that would be opened up to me.
From this day forward, food is not longer going to rule my life.