I last saw Kate and Jason about four weeks after my surgery. We went to lunch. I brought a Rubbermaid container with some pureed chicken and peas in it. They ordered burgers and fries and milkshakes. They finished all of it. And faster than I ate my blended goodness. We laughed about what my life of eating had become compared to the "Good Old Days."
I like that I am reconnecting with old friends - showing them a much healthier and much thinner and much more energetic and engaging man than I was for many years. It is interesting to me that I am back to about the weight I was at when I graduated college. My entire professional life (almost 10 years) I have been heavier than I am now. Every co-worker I've ever had, every client, every boss and every reporter meet and greet . . . they've seen a heavier me as a first impression.