Despite having no money, I plunked down $99 to join the gym yesterday. On Sunday I used my free pass and spent 90 minutes there, on the treadmill. I left 500 calories behind. Yesterday evening it was 400 calories. Today I went during the day for an hour. 300 calories in an hour. When I was just going on walks around town, I was luck to 200 calories. My goal is going to be to burn 400 calories a day, 6 or 7 days a week there. Just walking, that takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. But throwing some occasional running in there helps it go quicker. Podcasts sure make the time go by quickly. This whole thing is perfect for me. I get to catch up on my podcasts, I get out of the house and away from the computer screen, and I lose weight.
My ultimate goal is 40 – 50 pounds. Fitday.com says I need to lose 2 lbs a week to have that done by July. I’m still doing pretty good with eating. I think I’m completely done with soda. I had a little on the plane last month, but none at all during my stay in Illinois and none since I’ve been back. Oh wait, I had some at the movie in Illinois. Anyway, I’m not drinking a bottle a day of it like I’ve been doing the past 20 years. No more than 1 per month on average.