You know, it is typically pretty difficult for many of us who have been overweight or obese all of our lives to see the progress we are making, or to accept compliments that we may always think are being doled out due to pity. I am definitely one of those people. However, today when updating my image in Outlook for work, I came across three photos.
The first photo is my badge photo from when I was hired by my current employer a little over 6 years ago. The 2nd photo is one which was taken in the 2nd week of May. And the 3rd photo is the one that was taken this morning, approximately 60 lbs after starting my journey in October (at least, according to the analog scale I use at home, anyhow).
I have to admit, I really didn't realize it until I saw these three pics together. But I am definitely on my way to a 'new' me, I suppose. It will still take some time since I have about 70-75lbs more that I want to lose, but I know with the help of my friends on myfitnesspal.com, I will no doubtedly get there. Of course, the one thing I won't be able to get past, is the receding hairline and all of the gray hair that's coming in. lol...
Now, for other news... which I will just say 'Not bad for a fat man!' about... my Primary had to do some bloodwork for the upcoming fight I have. We have to be clear of HIV, Hep B, and Hep C. So along with that, he did my normal CBC workup, and the numbers are pretty damn good:
Total Cholesterol - 128 (should be 125-200 mg/dL)
HDL - 42 ( > or = 40 mg/dL)
LDL - 73 (<130 mg/dL)
Triglycerides - 65 (<150 mg/dL)
Glucose - 92 (65 - 99 mg/dL)
There are a bunch of other numbers in there, but it's pretty specific stuff like Sodium, Potassium, etc etc etc and not a single one is in the "out of range" column. WOO HA!!! TAKE THAT!!!