Thursday, January 8, 2009

Health Report, Week Something-Or-Other

Okay, here is one of the things that has been occupying my time.

I have been working out a few times a week at our local YMCA.
I have been doing this for a few months.

I started on a recumbent exercise bike. Why a recumbent bike? Don't I look like a tool riding a recumbent exercise bike? Yes, of course I do. I did try riding a normal exercise bike, but I was left with a strange vibrating sensation in my naughty bits that I do not care to repeat.

I have also been using the elliptical machine. While exercising, I have been listening to high energy rock 'n roll, only dimly aware of how ridiculous a 38 year old man singing along to the Kaiser Chiefs while pseudo-running on an oversized machine truly looks.

This past week I have started working on my arms on various weight machines.

Next Monday I meet with a "fitness coach". I am doing this mostly so I can get an account on the various weight machines, so I can track my progress.

At a doctor's appointment last year, if I remember correctly, I think I weighed 245 pounds. When I weighed myself this past Sunday I was down to 217 pounds. I have lost my love handles and most of my gut. Unfortunately, my pants are very loose, and I think there is a 65% probability they will spontaneously drop to my feet in the near future.

I feel good exercising, and it's nice to get away from the computer. I know many people feel the need to exercise after the holidays. The Y is freakin' crowded lately.

I made a New Year's Resolution to stop drinking soda. Dedicated readers of this blog might remember the exciting post where I previously made the pledge to stop drinking the stuff, but after a few months I started up again (I didn't post to document my fall off the wagon). Anyways, I'm trying again. It's a lot easier this time around.

I don't post a lot about the mundane aspects of my life, but I figured what the hell.

I feel healthier and I feel good about it.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Sure, rub our noses in your wieght loss. Thanks a bunch mister.

Jenny Jenny Flannery said...

Good for you! I'm thinking about giving up soda too...I think you may have inspired me. Dammit.

Comrade Kevin said...

You could have a future in vaudeville with the whole drooping pants at inappropriate times routine.

p0nk said...

damn you for being successful at this.

and yes about the exercise bicycle, having my naughty bits go numb halfway through the workout was a bit unnerving. I use the stair-stepper.

Freida Bee said...

This is great. I am not above blogging about or reading about the mundane. In fact, i'm just about to blog about budgeting. Exciting. But, that's because We've accomplished some stuff. Maybe, If I get an approach to weightlossy things, I'll blog it then. No way now.

Randal Graves said...

So what you're saying is that exercise actually does work? Interesting.

Joe said...

Great news! You are an inspiration to me, since I've been moping around trying to get started on a new training routine for this year.

Keep up the great work, and embrace the pants falling related hilarity of it all.

Anonymous said...

Way to go on the weight loss Splotch. Soda is the absolute worst thing to drink. Aside from the massive amounts of sugar they pour into these soft drinks, the syrup that's mixed with the soda water is often used as a caustic solution to clean engines. Who needs that right? Again, congrats.

dguzman said...

Congrats, Splotch! I get so impatient when I try to lose weight, though. It's tough. I joined a new exercise class here at work though, and I'm hoping the peer pressure helps me stick with it.

I've cut waaaay back on soda; now I only drink it if it has bourbon in it.

Um--isn't that a good thing?

Mob said...

Congrats on the weight loss, I'm happy to hear that someone is doing it, it's certainly not me!

Dale said...

Go ahead, get caught with your pants down, it's fun! Soda is from hell which is why it's so good, even when I call it pop instead.

glassmeow said...

Diet Coke? Of course now they're saying the fake sugar, even Splenda, is really bad for you. I've cut way down, but sometimes only a Lime or Vanilla Diet Coke will do!

& on the plus side of that, the 'real' Coke tastes like guzzling straight sugar water to me now.

Mauigirl said...

Good for you Splotchy! I'm happy you're achieving your goals!

Now if only I could achieve my own....

Happy New Year!