Hello again; On February 13th of 2012 I finally decided I needed help losing weight and went to see Dr Scarborough at the Texas Laparoscopic Consultants. This lead to my having a duodenal switch on October 2nd of 2012. With improved diet, regular exercise, and the support and love of friends and family I have progressed to a current weight of 287 pounds down over 220 pounds from the 512 pounds I started at. I still have more work ahead as my surgeon thinks I can get to 250 pounds or less. Since my weight has been changing often and my body will continue to change, I hadn’t bought any real new clothes. However, recently I won a $100 Amazon gift card from the Mutual of Omaha Aha Moment and decided to spend it on some new clothes. These will be the first I have bought or had bought for me in a while that aren’t a t-shirt or that don’t have a draw strain. So, I went to Amazon’s site and was happy to find they now have a site that has been designed especially to be accessible with screen readers. I was able to search their inventory, pick out some items, proceed to check out, use my gift card, and confirm the order without any help from my family. I ordered two shirts and a pair of jeans and splurged on the express shipping. They actually came a day earlier than promised. So, I thought I would share the pictures of the new and improved me and how I look in the new clothes. This is also my way of saying thanks to the people at Mutual of Omaha.
July 9 2013 photo 1
This first picture is me in the jeans and the dusted purple shirt.
July 9 2013 photo 2
This is me in the jeans again with a shirt they cal raspberry.
July 9 2013 photo 3
And this is me in the jeans and purple shirt again from the side. I’m told this one shows best how much better I look now. Next, I need to start shopping for some business clothes as I plan to attend my first trade show this fall. I also want to make it to some of the fair conventions like the ones in Texas and Arkansas. I am so much healthier now than I have ever been at any other point in my life. And I have noticed that my business has improved as I have paid attention to my health. I know it isn’t easy as an entrepreneur, but we all have to remind ourselves that a healthy body and a clear mind are important keys to success in our business. So, be sure to get your physical, listen to your doctor, and most important of all listen to your body. If there is anything I can do to help support you in your health goals, feel free to call, email, or text me. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks and take care, Max