Friday, July 7, 2017

25% less


People were starting to give me a hard time when I presented my driver's license as identification. "That's not you," they said, but then I explained to them how I'd lost 25% of my body weight over the last year since my heart attack. 


The ID card said I was 230 lbs., but that was a little white lie. OK, maybe it was a really big lie. I was more like 260 when the photo was taken, and I was being optimistic about getting back down to 230. Today I am just under 195. The weight loss made a difference in the shape of my head and facial feature definition. My ears seem to stick out a little more now, but they are just less obstructed by my cheeks. My eyes look larger and jawline is more pronounced. And as a friend recently pointed out, no chicken neck! All good reasons to celebrate this summer. The only thing is my clothes from last summer are now a little loose. Good thing I like shopping.

8 comments:

  1. Isn't it fun to go clothes shopping now? LOL I'm getting my new driver's license in December and I'm looking forward to it because I've lost over 100 pounds in the past two and more than that since my DL photo was taken. Interesting to see how different we look with weight loss.

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  2. That's awesome! Here's to a great healthy year. Thanks for the inspiration. I have to get my driver's license renewed by next month. I guess I'll have a nice "before" picture.

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  3. That's awesome. So glad to see you recovering with such healthy vigor!

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  4. ha ha I had to double take too...good job on the weight loss...hope some day I can do it too

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  5. Bill, I visited IQSCM yesterday and viewed your display!! Oh my, I can relate to knit quilts and enjoyed seeing the hand stitching and quilt tying. Our knit quilts were tied.

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  6. Congrats! on a healthier you. Happy shopping, too!!

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