With winter approaching, and needing to keep up the momentum of increased activity and weight loss, I joined the gym here in Sidney a couple of days ago. This morning (after delivering newspapers at 6.30 am, and before working at the grocery store at 1.00 pm) I went there for the first time. It was a good first session, with a few minutes on an elliptical trainer and the rest of the hour spent getting used to the tension equipment (training leg, arm and back muscles). I was careful not to overdo it on this first occasion - after all, I keep telling people, "slow and steady wins the race". It doesn't require a single Herculean effort but, rather, a consistent application of small steps.
I also found a second set of scales (at the gym) on which to confirm what my home bathroom scales had been telling me. I've managed to get down to 272 lbs this morning, the lowest I've been in a very long time. As I begin to get used to my new routine, I think we'll see the pounds starting to drop off again soon.