139.8 pounds (85.2 lost): MDR!

by Christine on July 22nd, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, General Information

1398Man, this might be the hardest that I have fought for weight loss in the last year! After being stuck on a stinking plateau for, what, a month now, I finally had my middle-digit rollover (MDR)!!  This morning I was 139.8! Wow! I’ve never ever been this thin!

I’m still feeling like crap today, but I can’t afford to take another sick day (not if I want to visit my parents for Christmas, anyway) so I came into work. My sore throat is better, but my cough is worse. Ugh. Just a silly cold, but I think because of some underlying health issues, it makes any little cold feel so much worse. Whatever, get over yourself Christine!

Here’s a picture of me holding my typical lunchtime meal!

Yesterday I found out that a very dear person, a former ex-colleague of mine, is in the hospital. He has battled obesity, depression, blood pressure, diabetes, and a number of other issues for many years. He’s been in the hospital for almost a week now, so whatever he’s in for is serious. I sure hope it wasn’t a heart attack or a stroke.  I hope that this will be the motivation that he needs to get his weight under control, at last. I know he has tried to diet numerous times, but he has a hard time following through with a “plan” for longer than two weeks.   He’s looked into the gastric banding surgery, but he can’t afford all the co-pays needed to go through with the surgery. To make matters worse, he’s lost several pets this week. Mike is older, and he and his (adorable, super-sweet) wife Kathy have no kids. Their pets are truly their family, and oh! how Mike’s eyes light up when he talks about his pet-family! He has photos of them all over his desk. Unfortunately he had to put two of them to sleep the day before he went into the hospital. It’s heartbreaking!

My point with all this? (1) Please keep Mike in your prayers today, even though you don’t really know who he is. He’s a super wonderful man and could use all the prayers you can deliver his way! And (2) please get control of your weight today so you don’t have to worry about serious health crises like this in your future.

Thank you to everyone that stopped by yesterday to wish me to “get well soon!” I appreciate the well-wishes and thoughtfulness!! **big, massive hugs for all**

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  • http://almostgastricbypass.blogspot.com/ Allan

    Very cool number !!! Congrats and feel better !!!

  • http://almostgastricbypass.blogspot.com/ Allan

    Very cool number !!! Congrats and feel better !!!

  • http://freckleonthenose.blogspot.com freckleonthenose

    Congrats on reaching that goal – what a great feeling!

  • http://freckleonthenose.blogspot.com freckleonthenose

    Congrats on reaching that goal – what a great feeling!

  • Linda

    130’s is amazing Christine! I hope you are feeling better soon.

  • Linda

    130’s is amazing Christine! I hope you are feeling better soon.