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Thanks, station9!  (May I call you station?  Or 9? :-)

Please forgive the poor quality of the 1995 pic - it's just a tiny
bit of a large class photo, enlarged enough to be seen.  Not that
it's a good enough picture that I wish the resolution were any
better!  But it's my motivation not to stray too far off-track:
don't wanna go back there.  Ugh.

The "recent" one is from a gym ID card.  I'm not sure what year,
but it's more like "semi-recent".  Still pretty close to current,
though.  IIRC, I was about 4 pounds lighter then (5 at most).
Speaking of which, I'm happy to announce that the scale has
moved again!  126.5, as of last night.  Dunno if I should credit
the BowFlex, or several totally insane nights at work;  I've been
literally running my tush off. :-)  Whatever, I'm not complaining.

I also got up the nerve, this morning, to dig out some of my old
favorite jeans.  (The long-neglected size 0's.)  Much to my amazement,
I not only got into the Wranglers, but zipped and buttoned them
without any trouble.  Still a little snug, but hey...And one pair
of Gaps are downright comfortable.  (Okay, they were baggy, once.)
I know, it sounds awfully vain, or petty, or something, to be
worrying about size 0 fitting...but it's about more than the size.
It's the memories.  Back when I was wearing them all the time, I
was in the best shape of my life, very active, riding my bike
all the time, walking every day, etc.  All stuff I had discovered
I loved to do.  After the back surgery, that was all gone for a
long time, and I went through a real period of mourning.  Now that
I'm getting back in shape, and starting to do those things again,
it's like being reborn.  And getting into those old jeans feels
like I've come home again.  Home to the real me.

Embracing my Inner Jock,
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