Saturday, September 5, 2009

I've Lost a Foot and a Half From My Waist!

This morning I acted on the fact that the 38 inch waist pants I've been wearing all week appeared to be getting "roomy" on me. I tried on a pair of 36 inch waist cargo pants swan picked up for me a week or two ago in anticipation of this time, and low and behold, they fit perfectly! It is not that I am able to stretch into them and somehow pull the waist together desperately and get them to fasten. They actually fit just as they should and look fine.

This is another milestone. I began with a 54 inch waist before my surgery. Thus I have now lost a foot and a half (18 inches total) off my waist since March, 2009 and the beginning of this journey. Even I am beginning to feel astounded and impressed with this.

I think the, "America's Biggest Loser" folks should hang their heads in shame. They are nothing but a bunch of pikers:) Well we are off for another walk to see if, what with this development, we can reach a new fastest lap time average.

Thank you all once again for your interest and support.

All the best,


P. S. I did expand my walk to 6 laps today and hit a new high average speed at 15 minutes and 48 seconds per lap. Too, I hit 187.5 pounds a new low weight having now lost 113.5 pounds. I have 22 .5 more pounds to lose to get to my ideal weight goal of 165 pounds, and 7.5 more pounds to lose before I get to quit using my evil bi-pap machine each night when I sleep.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.


sin said...

Hi Tom,

Wow, good for you. You guys will be out jogging around that lake soon I think.

What's an evil bi-pap machine?


Raheretic said...

sin when you have sleep apnea (primarily a result of obesity) as I did, you have to wear a mask hooked to a type of air compressor called a C-Pap in order to keep your throat open so you don't quit breathing in your sleep. If your apnea is severe as mine is you may need a machine which provides two different alternaqting air pressures. The duality of the pressure leads to the name bi-pap. I was told about a month ago by my sleep specialist that my apnea had been all but alleviated by my weight loss and that when I reached 180 pounds I should discontinue my bi-pap nightly. Swan and I both will be very thrilled to be rid of it.

All the best,