This is one of those nights when I find myself asking the question, "what the HELL am I doing?" Ever have one of those days? I am sure you can sympathize. The reason that I am asking that particular question on this particular evening is because this is one of those very, very, VERY rare nights when I really didn't have anything going on...seriously! I know, shocking right? ha ha ha. Now while most people would probably use this opportunity to get a head start on a much needed good night's sleep, here I am still wide awake...talking to you fine folks. What can I tell ya? I have been called a LOT of things in my day...overly bright isn't usually one of them unfortunately. The truth is that I am definitely beat and after a pretty long day I would love nothing more than to be off in dreamland somewhere right about now. But alas there is no rest for the weary. I got in a good walk this morning after driving into the city bright and early. Then another good walk in the afternoon before going over to see my mom.

But I promised myself I would try to get down to my beloved man cave once every night...to do SOMETHING. It can even be something quick and easy...as long as I stay the course and get my time in. So right after I log off here...which will surely be in just a few minutes (SO TIRED!)...I will head down to the basement and probably work up a sweat with a quick workout using my trusty deck of cards. A healthy serving of sit-ups, push-ups, squats and obliques will get the job done. And then I have a highly anticipated date with my pillow for the rest of the night. Shaping up to be a good weekend. Birthday party in the early afternoon, barbecue in the early evening tomorrow. Then Sunday we celebrate Lori's birthday at Belmont Racetrack. An annual summer tradition that is alot more fun than it might sound, trust me...lol. I will make sure to be careful at mealtimes though, and remember to set aside some time to get my daily exercise. Hope you do the same...have fun!

Before I sign off on another long work week, let me send a very Happy Belated Birthday wish to Brian in Cincinatti, OH. Hope your 8th birthday yesterday was a great one. Can't wait to see you and your family soon! And last but certainly not least, heart-felt wishes to Miss Mia Loretta Rispoli on her first birthday today! Hard to believe you are a year old already. Looking forward to celebrating at your party tomorrow. Probably not as much as Meghan is though...lol.

G'nite...thanks for checkin' in as always.

Cheer up...the weekend is officially here!

Starting Weight - 225 pounds

Current Weight - 221 pounds

Goal Weight - 199 pounds

Total Weight Loss So Far - 4 pounds

Projected Date to Hit Goal Weight - September 19th, 2011