The following is our latest blog entry to our 60 in 60 challenge. For those of you who missed our October column (see bit.ly/1LqaMVq) Erica and I have embarked on a journey to lose 60 pounds (combined) in 60 weeks (combined). We have weekly online updates and monthly submissions in the Record newspaper. It’s been 7 weeks since we started.
Terry: Drum roll please!
Erica: I had a lovely moment on the scale this morning.
T: Yes… mine wasn’t nearly as pleasant.
E: But we still combined to lose 2.2 pounds this week.
T: Mostly yours.
E: Fair is fair. It was mostly yours the week before. Our running total is now 23.6 pounds lost in 7 weeks.
T: Well, Ginger Snaps.
E: Watch your language.
T: No really, Ginger Snaps. That’s my excuse for not doing as well as you. I found the Ginger Snaps that Shaun and Sue put in your birthday basket for you.
E: But those were mine! Anyway, I thought you didn’t like Ginger Snaps.
T: Yes. So did I. I was wrong.
E: I think the best policy is not to have those kinds of things in the house.
T: Yes, well I took care of that for us.
E: How heroic of you. But we did work hard for our lost weight this week.
T: Yes. I ran more than 30 kilometres all told, and you found some new motivation to help with your workouts.
E: I did. Josh Groban and ABBA… and other assorted groups, thanks to a new MP3 player.
T: Yes, music does help make the workout easier.
E: The hard part is not singing out loud and sounding ridiculous.
T: Hmmm. I do remember having to turn my music up to drown out the yodelling on the treadmill next to me.
E: I was not yodelling. And anyway, at least my music does not land me in the Emergency ward.
T: I was wondering when you’d get to that.
E: In the interest of full disclosure, do tell.
T: Well, I ended up in the hospital after our last workout.
E: Ouch. Ankle? Knee? Back?
E: Ear? Ha ha ha.
T: Yes. My earbud foamy thingy became lodged in my ear canal. I didn’t even notice it until I was towelling off, after the sauna, steam and shower.
E: Aha. Your earbud became a BFF with your ear.
T: Ha ha ha.
E: I think you made the doctor’s day, with that assignment. He couldn’t help laughing.
T: Back to business. This week will be another challenge. I have a Grey Cup party to get through.
E: And I am in Alberta visiting friends and family. But I did bring my gym gear with me.
T: And your Groban and ABBA, I presume.
E: Of course. Now all I have to is convince myself to go to the gym all by myself.
T: I’m sure you’ll do fine. We have a pact, after all.
E: Right. And a weigh-in, when I return.
T&E: That’s all for this week folks. Hope your journey is going as well as ours is.