Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"You've Lost How Much?"

Our company is once again selling spirit wear. I have two XXL shirts that I have bought in the past and one fleece jacket. Today, I went into the room where everything was on display and the administrative assistant who was also my mentor when I first started my current job was amazed. She had seen me in the halls on occasion, but never really took note of my weight loss until I came to view the apparel. The first thing I picked up was a red fleece size large. I put it on and the new nurse manager commented about how red looked very good on me. Well, I bought a new fleece and I also bought a size large T-shirt. As I was trying shirts on, the administrative assistant commented again by saying, "You've lost how much weight?" I proudly rounded the number up to 70 and she stopped and said, "Seven-zero?" I smiled and said yes. The few people looking at the clothes were amazed at my progress and now that I thought about the rest of the day, I discovered that I'm very amazed as well. This has not been an easy process, but it has been very rewarding. Sure, I have a few pounds to go to reach 70, but I've taken note and finally realized that this is a major accomplishment worth a double-take.

7 comments:

Dee said...

Yah -- 70 lbs. is AWESOME! You're inspiring me! D

kborn said...

Going with the large!!!

Anonymous said...

You go boy....told you the Large would work!!

Mom R

Danimal said...

Way to go. You are an inspiration for me.

Skinny Guy said...

Congrats on the smaller clothes! It was always a great milestone for me fitting into the smaller sizes. Keep up the great work.

Shannon said...

Yay for the L!!!!!!

That must have felt amazing to have poeple notice, you deserve it!

Kathy said...

Jump up on that cat-walk, TB!!!