Sunday, January 25, 2009

Finishing the basement

I have been working on my basement since about July last year. I have paid to have some of it done and done some of it myself. Sometimes I am too handy
for my own good. My wife knows that I have the ability to lay tile so I have been tiling for about 2 months. Basically just on weekends. Somehow I was talked into laying about 900 square feet of tile. The first couple of weeks were miserable. The bathroom was really
difficult. I had to make a million cuts. Then I worked my way out into the hallway. Again a million cuts. Finally I am in the big room. I still have quite a few cuts but I lay 10 pieces to each cut so it is going much faster. Hopefully I will be done in a couple of weeks.

The diet is still in the maintenance mode for about 3 more weeks. Then I will hit it hard again. The exercise room is up and running but I have been too busy to use it. Monday will be 30 min on the trainer then Tuesday 45, Wednesday 1 hour, Thursday rest and then start over.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

277 And holding

Fighting the weight is no fun. I am holding at 277. Right now I am just trying to maintain the weight loss. Three weeks from now I will hit the diet hard again. I plan to get down to 245 by the beginning of April. I set up the bikes in the basement. Ready for some indoor training. Outdoor is not even possible. The inversion is like mud soup. Today I swear you could taste it. Here is a photo of my Dog Mookie mugging me on the chair. I have no idea why I am holding a lacrosse stick. Another photo of the new exercise room.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A photo where I am trying to hide behind a seriously skinny girl. Ryan and the crew are on the side of the trail. I am hiding behind Alana (I think that is her name) Sort of like a bear hiding behind a sapling. Anyhow I am at least 40 lbs smaller. Now can I keep it off and take off another 30? This could get interesting.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Still no photos.

I am down from 310 to 273 today. I keep thinking I need to take photos but I cannot bring myself to take the pictures. Anyway I am going to go on a maintenance diet for 5 weeks then go back on the diet. During the maintenance period I will ride the stationary bike and try to drop a few more pounds. This is tough but I am happy losing 37 lbs.