Weight and VA update . . .

I had a quick trip to the VA this morning, to get the x-rays for evaluating my being a candidate for the femur replacement.  While I was there I stopped to visit with the dietician who runs the MOVE program (to help veterans with weight problems lose weight).  She remembered me, and how frustrated I was that I couldn’t seem to loose weight while following her program.

She took one look at me and her jaw literally dropped.  “CONGRATUATIONS!  You look great!”  (made my day, as well as hers)

We went ahead and did the whole tape measure around the middle, weight, and BMI eval just for grins and giggles – we both knew I’d made real progress – and my weight was officially 194.5 pounds. She did ask how I had finally started getting ahead of the weight, and I told her about discovering the paleo diet and the very slow, steady weight loss over the last 15 months or so, and she said that was actually the best way to do it.  Not only that, but losing the weight before surgery will help my recovery from the surgery whenever it happens.

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