Well, it’s the end of another weekend. I’d like to say it’s been productive, but that would be something of a lie. :-) On the bright side, I did reach a milestone on Friday. When I weighed myself, I found I had lost four pounds last week, bringing me down to 227 pounds. I wasn’t expecting to be down so much in a week, but I’m certainly not complaining. More to the point, though, I’ve now passed the 30 pound mark. (I started at 258 pounds.) I now have another 30 pounds to go, and I should be at my target weight. I also tried on an old pair of blue jeans that have a 38 inch waist, and they fit comfortably. They’re more stay-at-home jeans (as they are somewhat ratty), but I don’t think I’ll be buying any new jeans until I get to my target weight. Fortunately, I have a pair of 38 inch Dockers that are new, and old but decent looking 38 inch Dockers I can wear for work. Hopefully I’ll be at the 36 inch size within a decent timeframe. :-)
Mom did me a big favor on Friday night, too. I had called her during the day and asked her what she planned to make me and Dad for dinner, and she had no idea. By the time I got home, I figured I would just make myself some cereal. To my surprise, however, Mom had picked up some sushi from the local Kroger’s for me: a California roll, three pieces of salmon, and three pieces of tuna. :-) Needless to say, I was a happy camper. The only problem I had was the fact that I lacked chopsticks… heh. Still, it was actually decent sushi, and I can keep that as an option if I ever lack an idea for something to eat for supper.
Speaking of dinner, yesterday we took Dad to Saltgrass Steakhouse for his Father’s Day dinner. It was actually something of a surprise, as Mom and I had thought he would pick either Outback Steakhouse or Cheesecake Factory for dinner. In retrospect, either of those would have been a better idea. The fried mushrooms weren’t the best we’d ever had, the bread wasn’t as good as the other places, and Dad’s opinion was that the cow that became his steak died of old age. I also should have warned Mom that the chicken fried steak wasn’t the best, but then I don’t generally care for it in general and she does, so my opinion probably wouldn’t have helped. Ah, well… you live and learn. We’re definitely going to be doing something different for Mom’s birthday, though. Jesse would approve of her choice, though: the Melting Pot. We’ll see how that turns out.
As far as this week goes, we’ll see what happens. I’ve got a couple of projects at work that need to be taken care of, and at least one will require me to work after hours. I’m REALLY looking forward to that, let me tell you. :-p For now, though, I’m going to relax a little, and then do my evening exercise. Fun fun…