Friday, November 16, 2007


I know sometimes you can work really hard and not see results on the scale, so I try not to get my hopes up in case that happens. Well, this week I lost 2 pounds! I haven't lost 2 pounds in a week in a while. I'm so pleased. Nothing like a little reinforcement in the form of weight loss.

We're surviving without the TV. I met a new friend and she watches a lot of the shows I used to watch so we talked about a TV night at her place watching some shows. That's so much better than sitting on my rump alone. I'm always trying to socialize more so this is justified, IMHO

Anyway, 2 pounds, yay!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Well, Day 3 without cable. We still have Netflix though...and we can get online pretty much whenever, so we're sufficiently entertained.

Today was my third day going to the gym. I've been doing just cardio to start. 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes on the treadmill. I did crunches on the first day and still hurt. I met with a trainer today and signed up for three sessions. I'm going to meet with him for the first time on Monday and then weekly. Just to get a weight lifting routine going and to get my motivation jump started.

I'm feeling pretty good about this whole exercise thing. I'm hoping to see some results this week at my Thursday WW meeting.

In any event, I'm feeling pretty damned tired. How long before I bounce back and the exercising actually increases my energy level?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Perfect Timing

So on Sunday Miguel and I went gym shopping. We visited the four large gyms in our town. We settled on the one that gave us the best deal, $64 a month, no contract, with $125 enrollment fees. And for $18 more a month we can get access to one of their other gyms in a nearby town (that we pass on our way home during commute hours).

I was ready to work out when we joined but Miguel complained of starving to death so we left and went and had lunch. Needless to say that was not the cause for my 'perfect timing' title of this post.

As I mentioned in my previous post I canceled cable. It was on all last week and we both sat and watched TV all day Saturday. The weather was crappy and neither of us had the motivation to do anything.

Anyway, we came home from our gym expedition on Sunday afternoon and lo-n-behold the cable was off. How perfect. We have a few shows stored on Tivo and when those run out we'll be high and dry

Okay, I'm headed to my first gym day.