Just back from the gym. It is a beautiful day out there. And I have an opportunity to look at the realism of my starting points.

I didn't have a spotter with me, so I had a little reservation on the bench about pushing things too hard, and I didn't always bring the bar all the way down. That said, I did six reps at 115 pounds and five reps at 125 pounds. So I fall a bit short of my earlier assessment of being able to do eight reps at 120, but I'm probably not so far off that I should refigure my goals. We'll just see how it goes.

I also cheated on my starting weight. I was clothed when I weighed myself the other day and it was at night. I neglected to weigh myself this morning, but right now without clothes I come in at 81.2kg. All those disclaimers are just to allay anyone's fear that a 1.8kg (4lb) loss in less than 48 hours might be an unhealthy drop.

I stopped at the grocery store on the way home, so now I can make a smoothie, take a shower, and have a steak for dinner. Yum! It was cool too, everything I wanted at the store was on sale. So I still have a little money for the rest of the weekend. Yay!