Friday, May 07, 2010
Ok, this is a little thing, it's not something awesome like losing 90 pounds or getting to my goal but it is a small accomplishment.
Today, I had to make a new hole in my belt to help keep my pants up! I know it's a goofy trivial thing to celebrate, but it's something that I haven't had to do in years! Usually it's the other way around, usually I need to get a bigger belt. I can't wait til Wednesday to see what my new weight will be!!!
I went out for a walk last night and my 5 yr old daughter wanted to come with me. I had to explain to her that I needed to walk pretty quickly to get in my exercise and she started to cry. She kept saying 'Daddy, don't leave me' and it broke my heart. Mommy suggested she ride her bike while I was gone and that seemed to patch things up quickly. Funny how great mommies know just what to say or just how to put that band aid on to fix the little ones!
Every week when I tell my daughter how much I lost she says, "I'm proud of you Daddy for getting your life back." I'm a grown 39 year old man and EVERYTIME she tells me that I just want to cry. I've heard that from her 3 weeks in a row now and it has as much impact the 3rd time I heard it as it did the first time I heard it. She's a really big motivator in my weight loss. I don't want to disappoint my daughter, I don't want to have to tell her that Daddy gained weight or that Daddy had a bad week.
This is the most motivated I've EVER been to lose weight and get healthy. I've already started to see some of the weight loss in my face and of course in my waist even though it's only 9.8 pounds. It's amazing how so many little things can impact you in a big way.
Ok, enough of my rambling on. It's almost time for me to start work. Time to eat my oatmeal and work on making my daughter proud of me!
Take care guys, have a great weekend and go out and make someone proud!!!