Tim Hatch: Educator. Author. Tired.

Journal

Weekly Check In – 9/18/2019

Nine weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 329 Blood Sugar: 119 The rate of loss seems to have slowed a bit, but: I haven’t been nearly as active as I should (it’s difficult when you’re exhausted a lot of the time). I’m technically supposed to be taking 600-800...

I Just Wanted Some Goddamn Shirts

And now I don’t have any goddamn shirts. So obviously this means I was just angered by yet another useless business, but the angry part is both boring and over, and what I’m left with is disgust for the American business landscape. Department stores (LIKE JC PENNEY FOR EXAMPLE) should stop existing yesterday. They’re 20th...

Weekly Check In – 9/11/2019

Eight weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 332 Blood Sugar: 115 Blood sugar is a bit lower this week, and I’ve been eating a lot of fruit, so that number makes me happy. When you reset your palette, and allow your tongue to heal from the metric ton...

Weekly Check In – 9/4/2019

Seven weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 336 Blood Sugar: 124 Not sure what’s going on with my blood sugar apart from the fact that I’ve incorporated fruit back into my diet. This is still a good number though, so I’m not gonna lose sleep over it (yet)....

Weekly Check In – 8/28/2019

Six weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 346 Blood Sugar: 117 My blood sugar is slightly higher than recent weeks but I’m assuming that’s because yesterday was so wonky. I’m no longer measuring my waist because I found out last week that I’m not doing it right. I...

NSV

I haven’t written anything in a few days because I’ve been recovering from injuries sustained during a massive Non-Scale Defeat (NSD). Post surgery, bariatric patients frequently talk about Non-Scale Victories (NSV), which could be anything from fitting into a favorite pair of old pants, to going off medications; anything not related to actual weight loss....