Weekly Weight: 203.2 lbs

March 13, 2020

I know exactly the same as last week, only this time I managed to get the photo in focus. To be fair, I only went to the gym once this week and missed several of my walks. The walks were delayed and then cancelled due to the uprising of minutia. It felt as though my week was nibbled away by small tasks that would only take a second if I’d just do them. So I did them. The problem was there were a lot of little tasks.

I blame the season for that. Once the winter slate of holidays end with New Year’s Eve celebrations, we sort of collapse and revel in a wide open social calendar. While we go out, there are no real gatherings. Until Easter when everyone descends on my house. Last weekend I looked at the calendar and saw Easter was edging closer and then began making a list of all the little things that we sort of let slide when it is just the two of us with no company expected. Due to waves of winter illness, the list was quite long.

The most satisfying part of my week was actually drawing a line through several of the items on the list.

Then there was the gym.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I am currently living in the state of Tennessee. I’ve moved around a lot over the course of my life but for the foreseeable future this is home. Unfortunately this is the week the coronavirus joined me in the volunteer state. While we are fine in my house, and indeed in my county at the moment, certain things have gone a little strange.

The gym is one of them.

Now that the new year new you resolution crowd at the gym has faded, it is down to the normal group of people. Since my schedule has some flexibility in it, I tend to put my gym visits in non peak times. As a consequence there are many older people on the machines with me and there is never a problem getting a machine. On Monday when I went to the gym there were only two other people besides myself there working out. All of the elderly decided to hunker down until the plague passed.Which is understandable.

However the fitness professional behind the counter, operating the scanner to log me into the gym was wearing one of those white surgical masks. I understand precautions but this seemed like overkill. In addition it was really creepy to be working out in a mostly empty gym while being watched by someone wearing a surgical mask. It felt as though I somehow stepped onto the set of a really bad horror movie.

To be honest I didn’t even take the time to change when I was done. I just left in my sweaty gym clothes and went home. I showered and changed there.

But there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

I managed to hold the scale in position with just my food. And considering this week also included one fast food day, I think that is pretty amazing. Because I was able to hold the line this week, I think that next week I am going to take a break from the gym and do only home work outs. I started with only home workouts before I gained enough confidence to go to the gym and I think that a week of them might actually be a good thing. I feel I’m entering a weight loss plateau anyway so a good shake up might just be the thing for me.

Until people either calm down and the gym becomes less like a horror movie stage set, or the plague arrives in full force and justifies their freak out. Either way I will be an entire week of at home workouts next week. I’ll keep track and report back. Hopefully it will shake me out of my rut so something good will come of this.

So the stats:

Starting weight: 246 lbs

Weight last week: 203.2 lbs

Weight This week: 203.2 lbs

Weight lost this week: 0.0 lbs

Total weight lost this far: 42.8 lbs

Weight left to lose (apx.): 80.2 lbs

I look forward to seeing what a week of home workouts do to my plan. I hope everyone out there has a good week and stays safe and healthy. I’ll see you later today for the Friday Face Mask.


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