well, I went to the gym....I spent over an hour of my life there today. First I went in, got on an elliptical that I couldn't seem to turn on, so I ditched it and went in search of a similar looking machine. I ended up on something called a precor efx. Kind of a strange lovechild of an elliptical and a stair stepper. So up I go. Can't figure out how to program anything in so just fiddled until I got it to go. I managed to change tension once and elevation twice. I however, was on a machine next to the energizer bunny of precor elliptical/stairstepper thingies. She was goin' like a bat out of h*ll. I went a more moderate pace. So anyhoo. THere is this strange older gentlemen who kept switching machines, and everytime he did he would pass by my exercise buddy and make these little up and down movements with his hands and say "boy, your really tearing it up'. I found him vaguely creepy. Is there one in every gym, or is he just special. So, I did that for thirty minutes and then hopped on to a treadmill for another thirty. I want to get in at least one hour of cardio while I am there. Well, next to me hops these two kids who decide they are going to do sprints on the treadmill, so they sprint for a minute, then stop, sprint, stop. All the while I am looking out the window at a very nice track thinking, wouldn't it be less limb threatening to sprint on a non moving surface....just a thought. Then after cardio, I did thirty crunches and thirty modified pushups (wiht correct form...very important). That was my trip to the gym. I will be doing that on Tuesdays and thursdays till the end of September. The other four days I will continue with my walking. Will record weight updates as it becomes pertinent. Hope everyone did well and had a great day. Calories in 1561.