Weigh-In: Week 28 – The Most Significant Week To Date

Week of 11-11 through 11-17 in the year of our Lord 2011
This is the first weigh-in of the rest of my life. Here are the results for week 28:

Today: 261.2 lbs.
Last Week: 263.2 lbs.
Week Difference: -2 lbs.
Total Loss: 73.4 lbs.
BMI: 32.6 (-0.3)


This is a day that will live in infamy. This is the most significant week of my weight loss to date.  This is a day that has been more than 10 years in the making.

A 2 pound loss you say? Why would that be significant?

Allow myself to explain myself.

I really thought that I was going to hit 260 this morning.  I came home from the gym thinking that it was inevitable.  And IF I had made it to 260, then that would unofficially have had me losing 100 pounds from my heaviest recorded weight. But I did not reach that milestone.

So why is it a significant day?

I think that a few pictures might be in order…


Does anyone recognize the setting?

If you guessed that it is the dressing room at a large retail clothing store then you would be correct.  Those are pictures of myself, THIS VERY DAY, in the dressing room, trying on pants that I pulled off of the rack. And they fit perfectly. Hmmm.  Ok. That is a lie. Allow myself to correct myself. They ALMOST fit perfectly.

They were actually a little big on me…

I know that this is one of those issues that may be hard to understand for some people.  They may not understand why this is such a big deal to me.  I do not fault them for their ignorance, for it is bliss.

I have not walked in and bought a pair of pants from a regular retail store for more than 10 years.  The largest size that the above mentioned retailer carries in store is waist size 42 in mens.  I have been wearing a 48 for at least 10 years.  It was the largest size that the same retailer carried online. So I always would order my pants online, and hope and pray that they fit when they arrived. Sometimes they did. Sometimes they didn’t. It was a game of chance.

To be able to walk into the store and try on a pair of pants before buying them is a luxury that almost everyone I know takes for granted.  If you are one of those folks who CANNOT buy off the rack then you know my pain and what a glorious day this is for me.

It is freedom. It is victory. It is amazing.

There was a time in the very near-recent past where I thought that I would NEVER be able to buy pants like a normal person. This day will live in my memory for eternity.

Here is the funny part. My emotions were so elevated at the store that I almost bought 5 pairs of pants. But then rationality entered the equation. I have more weight to lose. Better not spend all of my money on pants that will fall completely off in a month or so.

I only bought 2 pair.

Beast face for the win.

I cannot tell you how excited this makes me or how it stokes my fire for continuing in this lifestyle adventure.  I have reached one of the most significant goals that I set and there is no looking back.  I seriously almost cried today.  I was actually so emotional at the store that I had trouble speaking to the cashier, who most likely thinks I am a blithering idiot. Well who gives a rodents glutes?

This is a day to celebrate.

Be sure to check out the updated Commitment to Louie’s Kids page to see how much is going to be donated.

Until next week’s weigh-in,

Remember that all is permissible but not all is profitable…



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