Blogger Dinner! (and Chart Pics)

Yesterday’s post was short and sweet, thanks to a technical issue – my computer’s trackpad was completely busted.  But now, the trackpad has been replaced, and my computer is back on my lap where it belongs, thanks to the extremely helpful folks at my local Apple Store.

Part of me wanted to play on my newly-fixed computer all night, but I didn’t, because I already had other plans… to meet up with two other weight-loss bloggers for dinner!  One of them was my good friend Heidi, whom I’ve known since 1997 – she was one of the first people I met in my department at the University of Michigan, when we were both Freshman.  We may have even met at orientation, neither of us can precisely recall.  (I remember where I met Heidi – on the sidewalk outside the Power Center on campus – just not exactly when).  Anyway – her wonderful blog is Finishing the Hat, and she’s documenting her weight loss – she’s lost 46 pounds since January – and she shares lots of recipes and ideas.

The dinner was planned because the lovely Kenz, who blogs at All the Weigh, is in town this week, and that’s just fantastic!  She’s chronicling her weight loss on her blog – she’s lost more than 120 pounds –  and keeps a fun, honest, and insightful blog.  Kenz planned this trip so she could come out and take a couple of Richard Simmons’ classes, which I’m sure she will write about in detail soon (she’s already posted a picture).  His videos have played a major part of Kenz’s weight loss journey, and it’s great that she was able to come out and meet him.

Here’s Heidi (on the left), me, and Kenz:

Add it up, and the three of us have lost around 330 pounds!  HOLY CRAP!  Add in Heidi’s husband Tom, who, while not a blogger, frequently shows up in Heidi’s posts, and I think it’s more like 360 pounds (I’m pretty sure he’s down around 30 pounds, at least, since January)!

The fifth person at our table was Kenz’s friend Kent (say that five times fast), and we had a lovely evening at San-Sui, a sushi restaurant.  I ordered a sashimi salad, which was a ton of mixed greens and a variety of slices of raw fish (salmon, tuna, squid, and some things I didn’t recognize but ate all the same), with a citrus dressing that I got on the side:

I also ordered a simple cucumber roll:

(Tom ordered one too, which is why there are two on the platter)

Before tonight, I only knew Kenz from reading her blog and exchanging tweets, so it was really fun to learn more about her and hang out.  I’ll get to see her again before she leaves town at Slimmons on Saturday – I’m looking forward!

Before I go – I mentioned yesterday that when I weighed myself this week, I was… down one pound!  Woo-hoo!  Here’s how my chart is looking:

I went from 240 to 239, which means my current weight loss is at 163 pounds.  This also marks the first loss I’ve had in about two months, and I currently weigh what I weighed on my birthday, which was on March 5th.  I don’t know what the actual definition of ‘plateau’ is, but I still think I’m one, and will be until I bust through my previous all-time-low, which was 237.  I’m a couple pounds away, but I’ll get there!

The other fun thing about weighing 239 is that I’m now the same weight as one of my very favorite fictional characters, Homer Simpson.  When I first reached 239 pounds in March, I wrote a blog about Homer – so if you missed it then, check it out now.  It’s a good one!

Keep it up, David!

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8 Responses to Blogger Dinner! (and Chart Pics)

  1. We figured it out this morning – with Tom’s 41 lost (41!) and Kent’s 20, we’ve actually lost a total of 403 pounds in that picture of the five of us. HOLY CRAP!

    So glad we could all gather for dinner! Looking forward to Saturday. xo

  2. Wow, looks like you guys had a GREAT time! WTG on the weight loss between all of you. That’s amazing!!

  3. Lynn says:

    What a great evening for all of you! The food looked awesome too.

    My husband is a U of M grad. M GO Blue!

    I am so happy that the scale is heading in the right direction again!!!! Nice job, David and keep it up!

  4. I had a fantastic time last night! I’m so happy that we made it happen! Cannot wait for Saturday! =0)

  5. Nurse Karen says:

    See ya Saturday! So exciting!! So INSPIRING!!!

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