Monday, February 27, 2006


I lost four pounds last week which is surprising because I didn't exercise at all and I ate a bag of Easter egg-shaped Reese's Vanilla Peanut Butter Cups. However, I ate fairly well otherwise. I've managed to eat well enough long enough now that my appetite is considerably smaller. I just need to keep up the better eating and get back to exercising, which is where I'm headed right now.

Friday, February 24, 2006


Overheard in a store: one senior woman to another, "Are the days staying lighter longer, or is it just me?"

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Weighed in 

I don't need no rocket scientist--or B for that matter! That matter being buying a scale as mentioned in yesterday's post.

When I asked him if he'd go with me to buy a scale, predictably he said, "We've got a scale upstairs."

"Yeah, I know [duh!]. Forget it."

So I went out and bought one. It wasn't so bad a task after all.

The scale remembers the weight for two users and shows the change from the last weigh-in. Something I didn't think about in the store is that we'll each be able to see the other's weight. No more secrets! Oh, well. There better not be any teasing or nagging! If he teases or nags me one time, I'll hide the new-fangled, digital scale and relegate him to the old, analog one that he's so attached to!

So I weighed in, and that's all I'm saying.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Weighing in 

Well, no, I'm not disclosing my weight right here right now! Maybe after I lose a bunch of it, I can say what I once weighed and how many pounds I lost but not now.

I want to get a new scale. When I looked at them a few weeks ago, I was dumbfounded by the pricey, new-fangled with-all-the-bells-and-whistles choices out there. It's obviously been years since I've looked at them. I need a rocket scientist to go with me to pick one out.

A few weeks ago I went to Ladies Workout Express to start a "fitness study": nine visits over three weeks. I put down a $20 deposit. It wasn't a "study" at all really, and due to a bout of flu and then being very busy one week, it took me five weeks, I think, to complete. I really liked the facility which has 24 stations of circuit training, and it's just for women.

I fully intended to join after completing the study. That's when I found out what the deal was: being a study participant, I was offered $5 off the monthly rate of $39.95 for the one-year plan. The rate is lower for the 2- and 3-year plans. Not one to commit to long-term plans such as this, I was not impressed. In fact, I was disappointed because I really wanted to continue with it for a few months. I asked about a six-month plan. No such plan. The monthly rate is $50. That's a lot!

I told the owner that I'd have to think about it. I did. The next morning I decided no deal for me. Once the weather warms, I'll be out walking. For now I'm trying to discipline myself to do my old, standard in-the-living-room exercises that have worked well for me in the past. In the week since deciding not to join the club, I've exercised only twice and attempted to one other time.

I'm eating much better and much less, and I'm pretty certain I've lost a few pounds. Maybe this weekend, I can talk B into going with me to buy a scale.

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