I weighed on the Wii on Monday and I lost 2.4 pounds. Feels good to see the numbers coming down. I went to the gym three time last week and walked over 10 minutes on the tread mill and completed two Nautilus circuits each time. I was working on a third Nautilus circuit on Sunday but had to stop halfway because it was closing time.
I am noticing a significant decrease in my general arthritis-y achiness and an increase in my mood. I quit taking the Omeprazole and just eat four generic Tums before bed (which is elevated 3.5 inches BTW - need another piece of wood to get it up to six). One med down, two to go (Lisonopril and water pill, both for HBP, are the other two I am hoping to drop). If I can kick the drugs, I will save $27.00 per month which is more than half of my monthly gym fee. I figure the gym will pay for itself if it saves me money in medical costs.
I am really encouraged to keep up the good work because I read that one of the latest theories on why obesity is so bad for me is that it triggers inflammation which in turn triggers an array of health issues; cancer, diabetes, etc. This theory says that exercise actually acts as an anti-inflammatory and that sounds like just what I need. Article on this issue.
So, “Go Me!” To the gym that is. Went on Sunday and plan to go tonight and Friday after work and again on next Sunday.