Last year (or maybe early this year) I bought a Gazelle. No, not the animal with the big horns … the excercise machine (you can doit).

One of the best purchases I ever made. The secret to excercise equipment is to USE IT. (who knew).

I had been doing 5 miles a day (takes an hour – burns 500 calories) and eating healthy. Then I blew my knee out in drunken bowling accident. Couldn’t work out any more, but still stuck with the diet (lots of celery and salads. No beer — except Tuesday (bowling night) — ). Well, eventually, my eating habits got worse again (although not as bad as they had been originally (I can eat like a MoFo)). And whaddya know … of the 38 pounds I had lost, I regained about 11.

So here’s me with a pre-new-years resolution.

My knee will never be the same … but it’s better than it was right after the fall. So I pop some ibuprofrin and jump on the Gazelle. I’m going to try to get back up to 5 miles a day … I just did 2 1/2 and I feel great (that’s the funny thing is it feels GREAT to excercise … but we procrastinate).

I’d like to get back down to 180 by the end of the year. That way I won’t need any New Years resolutions. (maybe to swear more … or drink more … waste more money at strip clubs … I’m not sure)

So there you have it. Aren’t you sorry you just wasted three minutes reading it?