Tuesday, February 23, 2010

50 is the New 40

Starting weight: 328 lbs.
Current weight: 278 lbs.
Amount lost: 50 lbs.

That's right. You read it correctly. 50.

Fifty. One half of the greatest Van Halen album of all time.

Five O ... M ... G!!! And there was much rejoicing.

Since we last spoke (and the phone rings both ways, you know), I have been pounding the revolving rubberized pavement on a regular basis, choosing from the heart healthy section of the menu and generally behaving in proper Lap Bander fashion.

I won't say that things haven't been without incident. I went in for my second fill at the end of January, and I continue to be reminded on a regular basis that I MUST CHEW WELL and SLOW DOWN. I need to be such a superior chewer that I get named the captain of of the United States Chewing Team. I need to be the slowest train in the world.

Chew......... chew ........ chew ........ chew ....... chew. Wait for it. OHHHhhhhhh. I get it now.

I know I'm beginning to sound like the Department of Redundancy Department. Eat slowly. Chew well. Ad nauseum. But unless I hack this thing up and out and earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records with the weirdest loogie ever, it ain't changing anytime soon. So I'm all Don Cornelius here on the SLLOOOOOOOOOOOOW Train.

Another awesome bit of awesomeness to share. I've been walking two miles a day and slowly adding a bit of jogging into my workout. Well the other day I RAN A WHOLE MILE. All at once.

First time since high school. First time I've wanted to since high school. I can't say it's as a big a deal as receiving total consciousness on my deathbed, but the only time my former fat self would have run that much was when there was a B.O.G.O. on all Cheeto products at CVS.

So I got that going for me. Which is nice.

Next time ... Pictures!

"We wish you love, peace ... and SOUL!"


  1. You go Andrew!!! That is freaking awesome!!! Keep up that chewing!!! See you soon!! Dawn Peoples

  2. Congrats, Andy!! This is really awesome. I'm so happy you are feeling good!

  3. Awesome!!!! You are halfway to your goal!!! aunt mj

  4. nice job Dawg!


  5. How about an update?