My weight has been yo-yo’ing for the past year – maybe more. I’m back to eliminating sugar and dairy from my diet. This philosophy has worked better than any other for me. It’s just getting past the first dreadful week, and I’m usually fine.

But to help in the process I’ve decided to start working out at our local YMCA. I don’t care for exercise – never did, but I’ve found that I’m more inclined to eat better when I’m actively exercising. I think it’s because I hate it so much. If I over indulge, I feel that all that terrible exercising was for naught.

So my routine is doing a bunch of aerobic exercise first – like the treadmill or elliptical machine. Then I use the Nautilus-type machines for bodybuilding exercises. I assume all of this must do some good, because I feel so bad doing it.