SIX MORE THINGS I HAVE DISCOVERED SINCE LOSING NEARLY 120 LBS
Well yesterday was another great weigh in day at Benchmark Medical Group here in Windsor. I lost another 5 lbs, gained muscle and lost fat. It was a great day! I am now closing in on 120 lbs lost and inching towards those next two goals of hitting 211 and then 200 lbs. I can't begin to tell you how much energy and life I have coursing through these veins. Everything that I do feels so new. I feel reborn in every sense of the word. There have been so many changes that I thought I would share a few I have noticed lately.
Things I have discovered since losing nearly 120 lbs....
1 - I am cold all the time. I used to be a human heat machine but since losing all that insulation I am chilly all the time. I used to be a polar bear now I feel like an Arizona retiree.
2 - My taste buds have reset themselves. There are things I used to like that just don't taste good anymore and things I used to hate that now taste good. I suddenly have a taste for green pepper which I always hated. My flavor sensors have changed and I love it.
3 - My male anatomy. I knew it was there but we hadn't seen each other in over 20 years. Let's just say my aim has improved and my bathroom is cleaner than ever 🙂
4 - I am much much stronger than I used to be. I am so used to not having much muscle mass that sometimes I surprise myself. My grandson Zayden climbed on my feet when I was laying down and wanted me to lift him. I geared up for what I thought would take a bit of an effort and kicked my legs up...the boy must have flown six feet. Papa power!
5 - I fit in between cars in parking lots much easier. This is very handy when I deal with Todd's parking abilities.
6 - The clothes dryer. I have never used it because if I ever dried any of my clothes they would shrink a little and I never had any room for shrinkage. I now can dry the heck of whatever I need to because I have room to spare....mmmm warm clothes.
This life is getting more and more exciting every single day!
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE MY BODY WAS HELPFUL NOT A HINDRANCE
I have been talking a lot about my new life since losing 140 lbs but I can't help it. There are so many things that are exciting and everything feels brand new. I get excited about so many little things that most take for granted...like getting up without grunting. My body has never been something that has been a benefit or plus in my life except if people needed warmth or shade they could gather round me and I could provide that.
I also would have made a great flotation device in case of plane crash and as a hockey goalie as a youngster, my larger than average body took up a lot of net. Those were about the only benefits of my old body. I was always a hindrance and friends and family would have to adjust their plans to compensate for my slowness, largeness and lack of physical ability. Things have changed.
This weekend my wife and I went to Holyoke to lend a hand to my son and his family as they are moving into a new place. In the past I would have been able to drive the truck and make sure everyone was fed. This time I was actually able to be of help.
We worked for hours and I was able to actually lift and carry things and be an actual helpful worker. We worked for hours and my new body kept right up. I wasn't even sore the next day. This is huge stuff for me. I was actually a help!!! This sounds like nothing to most but to me it made me feel I had value and gave me even more confidence. This new life keeps getting better and better every day.
Thank you again Benchmark Medical Group. I walk taller because of you. There is no limit to what you can achieve if you believe in you. .
I have been blessed to be a Good Morning Guy for over 25 years. I love my job. I live my dream every day. I get to play music and make people laugh. I am so lucky to work with my 2 best friends Todd Harding and Susan Moore.
I love what I do, who I do it with and for. I have been married to my high school sweetheart Kyla for decades and we have 2 wonderful grown children and 3 grandchildren that are the light of my life.
I am a die hard sports fan and music junkie. Thank you for making my dreams come true on a daily basis