Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Beginning of a Long Journey

Monday was the start of my weight loss competition and I weighed in at a hearty 278.2 pounds. Unfortunately, I was still feeling sick (but with a different illness than last week) and couldn’t work out after. Instead, I planned on getting up super-early yesterday and going to the gym at work with one of my co-workers. 5:30 AM came and I felt terrible, I texted her that I wouldn’t be there and ended up staying in bed until 9:30ish. Got into work late and was in a haze all day.

On the plus side, even though I haven’t been able to work out yet, I started my healthy eating habits. I didn’t have any soda or beer yesterday (but I did have 2 glasses of wine with dinner) and drank (or is it drunk?) over a gallon of water throughout the day. Dinner was by far the best meal of the day and was graciously prepared for me by Jenny. We had a spinach salad with hard-boiled egg and turkey bacon mixed in, season asparagus, brown rice and a nice piece of salmon (which is lunch today). This was paired with a Riesling from Boordy Vineyards of Maryland.

Tonight I won’t be able to have a nice prepared meal because I am playing in my indoor soccer league. My only hope for the game tonight is to come out of it being able to walk since my ankle still isn’t 100%.

Also, anyone reading this should expect a lot of posts like this over the next several weeks, but don’t worry … I’ll still be doing a lot of fun things and will (hopefully) get back to working on my house so I can provide updates on that.


Corey said...

Once I'm done with my house, maybe I can lend a hand with renovations. Maybe. :-)

Of course I'll have a framing nailer in one hand and a beer in the other.

Patrick said...

Corey -
I like that idea ... I think I am going to try and have a happy hour sometime in the near future, I just need to figure out a good time

Jenny said...

Once I stop getting sick, I'll gladly lend a hand with your house! I think the wine is the reason I am now sick. Have fun at soccer and please don't get hurt.

Corey said...

I also want to have a Bmore Rowhouse happy hour. In a few weeks I may have one after the appraisal.

Jenny said...

i am disappointed i did not get mentioned in the ice skating blog!!! this is little by the way... how dare you