Wednesday, August 27, 2008

229 and holding

And that's okay, because I have a deep purplish bruise on the inside of my right leg above my knee, that I believe is a muscle injury. I have stayed off the elliptical the past couple of weeks, and cut my swims back to 12 laps (600 yard) on each visit to the gym. Then I spend 20 minutes in the jacuzzi and 5 in the sauna. It's not like I'm not getting any exercise, I have taken on more handyman work in the late afternoon/evenings and increased the time I spend on Tuesdays at Fairview Cemetery maintaining grave sites.

The big news is I went out to the Wrangler Store at the Reading Outlets and purrchased 4 pairs of Jeans. Size 36 Jeans! Yeah, that's right! They are a bit snug, but they aren't baggy in the ass and legs like my size 38 are!

It's going to be tough to lose another 30 pounds, and another waist size, but I'm going to try and be patient and keep working at it, one pound at a time. The victories are small, but they are victories. Boolyah!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

229 3/4!

Hurray! I finally cracked the 230 level, and I didn't expect it! Especially after a weekend in Boston that saw me enjoy some Sam Adams beer at a Wedding celebration.
So I go to the gym last night and step on the scale for the first time in a while, and I get a pleasant surprise.
The size 38 pants that I first purchased when I hit the mid 250's are now baggy. It might be time to go to the Reading Outlets and get some size 36 pants! I'm never going to get out of the XL shirts, I'm too broad in the Shoulders, but I'm feeling so much better self image wise. I do read every one's emails, and I plan to catch up on answering all of them before Friday the 15th.

In the meantime, I re injured the muscle in my right leg, the same one I aggravated back in February, and it is very achy today. I am going to fore go seeing the Sports Doctor, I'm going to do what I did last time, take two weeks off from my regimen and slowly work my way back. I'll still be going to the gym, but I will cut back sharply on the elliptical and bike like I did last time, to give it a chance to heal.