Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The number

The scale really hasn't moved much for the past week or so. I continue to follow SB (Phase 2), and I've been going to the gym, so I'm not sure what gives. However, I do notice a little more tone in my muscles, and my pants are fitting slightly looser, so I guess I shouldn't obsess too much over the number on the scale. I'd really like to get under 200, though.
I am getting over my cold. I'm still coughing a little and still a little congested, but feel much better than I have the past two days. I hope to be back to 100% by tomorrow. I *was* still able to work out last night, in spite of my cold.
MM and I went to the gym last night, where I did upper body weights and 32 minutes on the elliptical trainer. I am really enjoying working out regularly again. And most evenings before I go to the gym, I also take Sebastian on a 15-20 minute walk around the neighborhood.
It's nice seeing MM more often, too. Getting together to go to the gym together, then getting a quick dinner, is a different vibe from being on a date. Plus, I don't have to dress cute, wear makeup, or style my hair for these get-togethers, LOL. It's a more relaxed time together in a way. . . . not that being on a date with MM is not relaxing, but it's just different.
My mom should be arriving on Friday. I'm looking forward to seeing her. MM is going to meet her once she arrives, too, which should make her happy.
On the house-hunting front, I have decided to hold off for now. I need some more time to get my financial ducks in a row, and I figure since I've waited this long to buy, I might as well wait and see where things go with MM. By the fall, if we are still together, we will likely be wanting to move in together. Everything I read seems to indicate that the housing market will not be rebounding before 2009, so November or December will still be an OK time to buy. Obviously, if MM and I end up buying together, we will be able to afford a much nicer and larger place than either of us could buy alone.
Not too much excitement here. Work continues to be busy. And on that note, I'd better get back to it.