June 27th, 2006
Some of you may already know, some of you may have guessed it and others may be entirely clueless but I’m going on a trip. This trip has been in the early planning stages for a little while now and the time just seems right for it to happen. This isn’t some quick trip either, we’re talking about an extended—meaning months—trip.
First, the house I’m renting gets put up for sale—and subsequently is sold with the new owners wanting to live where I am—followed by my roommates decision to follow her dream to travel Asia and Europe while teaching english. Not to mention a long distance work relationship that has turned into a real friendship. It all makes me believe that this is something I have to do. Sure, it may sound sappy but it’s hard to argue against.
June 27th, 2006
Another week gone by, another weigh in. This also happens to be the mile marker for our first full month of being on the diet. There has been an overwhelming response to what started out as a simple challenge between some friends.
Almost every day I’m motivated by people like James and Ana. It doesn’t matter what they lose or gain each week/day/month but the constant drive they have to reach their goals is an inspiration to me.
June 20th, 2006
This week was much better than last week and even though I didn’t lose as much weight or inches I’m still proud of myself. If you all remember, last week, I experienced a bit of a setback â€” well, not really a setback, more of a mental setback.
That was mostly due to my flagrant misuse of restaurants and fast food joints. Week three was different. I avoided fast food and was much more conscious of what was going in my mouth.
June 17th, 2006
It’s been about a week since my last status report on the vision experiment â€” and it’s been a tough one. Over the last 6 or 7 days the quest to improve my eyesight with Vision for Life has almost become more of a mental battle.
While I tediously do the recommended exercises each morning, there are times when I think to myself, mid exercise, that my eyesight is actually deteriorating. This is bad and needs to stop. At this point it’s hard to decide if I should go see an optometrist and take an eye exam just so I have a way to properly gauge my progress. Right now it’s hard to justify the expense â€” more on this later.
June 13th, 2006
Well, I’m going to keep this short because I’m not impressed at all with myself. For the most part week two went very well, I was managing my food intake and had started doing exercise. Unfortunately the weekend changed everything.
On Saturday it was a friends birthday and the festivities were held on a rooftop patio at one of the local bars. It was a supper gathering and I even chose to have a salad with Italian dressing as the side dish. It all went down hill when someone else ordered nachos — which arrived before my food — and another person ordered some potato slammers — which also arrived before my food, both by about 10 minutes.