Well, 10 and a half months and two girlfriends later, I reached a significant milestone: I have lost 10 % of my bodyweight as of my start with Weight Watchers. The word here is that the 10% represents the significant change in a healthier life for myself, and measurable medically. We are encouraged to reward ourselves for this goal, as if the health benefits aren’t reward enough. Nonetheless, synchronicity does become serendipity today.
The reward I had in mind was a Nintendo Wii. I thought this represented a good combination of frivolous but reinforcing the healthy path I have been on. Still, they are not all that easy to get without paying a premium on eBay or Amazon Marketplace. Well, I saw early this morning that Target had another supply of them. I got to bed around this morning, but was back up just after 9. I was lying in bed thinking reading the Sunday paper when I spied the sales flyer. I was still pretty tired, but I had a nagging thought at the back of my head: the nearest Target to me is a whopping 2 minute drive away. I made myself get up, threw on some clothes, and drove over. I was fully expecting them to be sold out already.
Well, even for the early hour they open on Sunday () to coerce the yuppie suburbanites who don’t worry about church until next weekend, I was met by a very quiet store. I walked over to their electronics area and saw they had two Wii’s locked up in a glass cabinet. I went over to the clerk and asked for one. Then I saw the 4 crates of them he had behind the counter, and he fished one with my name on it. $262.48 later, I was walking out with the consumer phenomena of the past year.
So far, I have swung for the bleachers, bowled a few pins, knocked some tennis balls around, but the thing that really got my heart racing (really!) was boxing! I also had fun configuring the Opera browser for the web on my big screen. Looks like no excuse for no cardio everyday now ;-)
Others have splurged a lot more with their 10% goal, but I think I did well by my own standards, if I do say so myself.
Also, I did splurge a bit in the grocery store: I bought $10 in gourmet mustards. Yum!