I went to the doctor today.
Weighed in at 147.
1. 4. 7.
I was 198 on Aug 1.
That’d be a solid 51 pounds, yes siree.
My friend April says I lost half a person.
I’ve been working with my doctor all this time, but I’ve only done monthly check-ins with a nurse so I hadn’t actually SEEN her since this summer.
She said I’m her prize patient.
She said she’s going to tell other patients about my success.
She said I could stop if I wanted, but I’m still shooting for the 140-ish mark. Hoping to hit that by the end of February.
Today was a victory all by itself though.
Today, when I stepped on the manual scale — the kind doctors have used since the beginning of time that kind of looks like a mix between a coat rack and a surgical device for giants — for the first time since high school the nurse didn’t have to move to 50-pound marker past 150.
It was surreal.
The doctor was all “congratulations this” and “congratulations that,” but I just kept looking over at the scale.
Staring at it.
I win, I thought.