Friday, February 17, 2006

Is there a plastic surgeon in the house?

Well, the old mug is getting a little thinner. Now I'm getting that wonderful (note sarcasm in my voice) floppy neck skin hanging down. Geez I hope it snaps back into place soon! If not, I'm heading for the plastic surgeon. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Wore my first 2x shirt yesterday! Unbelievable! I am now wearing clothes that have been hanging in my close unworn for years. I can’t tell you how good that feels.

Last night me and the missus went out to celebrate Valentine’s Day at a restaurant here in Salem called the Eola Inn. It was recommended by a coworker.

Our first sign that we should have turned around and gone to another restaurant was the front door. It was a solid door, like a bar. We went in anyway and it didn’t seem too bad at first. The owner sat us at a table in the middle of the room and we placed our order. I noticed that the waitresses all looked pretty rough around the edges (to be nice). The décor, upon closer inspection, was a cross between a double wide and a diner. We ordered some seafood. The waitress came back with our sald after what seemed like hours. They were horrible looking. At first I thought it was the lighting, but sure enough it was brown with withered tomatoes and a small plastic cup of runny blue cheese dressing. Ick! After shoving that aside, we waited a full 50 minutes for the main entrée to come out before giving up and walking out.

By that time it was almost 9:00 so we decided to give up and stopped in at a Safeway grocery store on the way home, picked up a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers and went home and watched TV.

Happy Valentines’ Day!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

I broke the pound barrier

Sweet Saturday morning...I weighed this morning and I was at 299.8 pounds. Hallelujah! I broke the 300 pound barrier! Drop the confetti! Bring on the marching bands! Cue the orchestra!

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I just want to say how pleased I am to have reached this tiny goal. If my calculations are correct, I'm losing less than a pound a week. What's with that? On the one hand, I'm losing verrrrryyyyy slowly, which is the way "they" say is the best way to lose weight. On the other hand, this is excruciatingly slow.

So with that said...only 74* more pounds to go until July 9th. Do you think I'll make it?

*I originally weighed in at 319 lbs at the start of this whole blog back in July of last year. I later found out I was actually at 325lbs, give or take a pound due to a faulty scale. A doctor visit confirmed it. The highest weight I was at was 345lbs three years ago.