One thing I forgot to mention in my last update post is actually big news in our household. Since November, but really since the beginning of the year (because who can diet in November and December?), Jess and I have been dieting and exercising. We really wanted to make a change and we have been pretty damn determined and the results show. We reached a low of around 48 pounds lost combined before a week of bad that included my birthday weekend and a trip to Vegas had us gain back some of the weight. I do anticipate we'll be back around that 48 pound weight loss combined by the end of this week. We've been doing Weight Watchers as well as going to the gym and this past week, we started doing the p90x program as well. It's been so fun seeing our progress and despite a few setbacks here and there, we are really sticking to it. Since we have lost nearly 50 pounds combined by the middle of the year, could 100 combined by the end of the year be in our future? Well, that is quite the lofty goal, but you never know! Wish us luck!
As I have mentioned here recently, it does become more and more difficult to think of things to write here on the blog when I already talk so openly about my life on Facebook, something every reader of this blog already has. Well, pretty soon I will be having a new feature here on the blog that will keep me writing here as simple as it may be. As you all know, I work from home. Well, last week, I added a TV to my office, mostly so I could add Directv and watch soccer during the day instead of having to take breaks to go to the living room. But now that I have a TV in there, I'm going to do something I have been wanting to do for a while. As you know, Jess and I have a pretty extensive movie collection. We buy a LOT of movies. Some we see over and over and some rarely get seen. Heck, I am sure there are a good handful in our collection that I have not seen since we first bought them. I want to change that. I want to make buying these movies worthwhile. So, I have decided to I am going to take advantage of having a TV in my office and gradually make my way through our entire collection of movies... in alphabetical order. It is a massive undertaking and will take forever to do, but I want to undergo that challenge (Hell, it can't be harder than weight loss), and see it through. On days when I work long hours and there isn't a soccer game on, I can knock out 3 or 4 movies so it won't be as bad as it seems.
A few rules:
-Movies will be seen in alphabetical order
-If a new movie is purchased and I have already passed the letter it begins with, I need to watch that movie first before I move on
-Movies in a series will be seen together even if they start with different letters. Example: "Live Free or Die Hard" will be seen as if it is just called Die Hard 4. I'll decide the best way to classify a series name (First Blood or Rambo?)
How does this relate to the blog? Well, I'd like to review these movies. I think it will be fun to write down my thoughts on each movie, maybe find some trivia about the movie, etc. We all know I like Star Wars: A New Hope, but do I like it as much as you think I like it? It will be fun and it will keep me writing. And I get to watch my movies! This will get a slow start at first because Euro 2012 is on until the end of the month and the Olympics start in July, but look for this gradually to become a fixture here on the blog. I hope you enjoy.