I just had a date with the bathroom scale which isn’t really in the bathroom but in my sister’s room and I just found out how much weight I’ve gained in just two months! For a few months last year I was quite steady at 155 pounds, but gained a few to reach 160 right after the Christmas season. I hardly noticed the changes in my eating habits until I realized some of my pants were quite tight–fitting again and my stomach seems to stick out more than I’ve been recently used to. Arrgghh! 165 pounds is just five pounds away from my average weight a year ago, and I really should do something about this.
Just last Friday I played basketball after skipping it for around two months, and I don’t think I had the stamina to run back and forth, not as much as before. Good thing Ramil and my brother Hannu were there to hit the shots. I managed to sprain my left index finger just a few minutes into the game and I was left with a lame shooting hand for the rest of the evening. Yes — my spankin’ new Molten GF7 broke my finger (but that’s just an excuse for my lousy dribbling!). 😉
Which brings me to my latest toy, my Molten GF7. Sounds familiar? The GF7 is actually a brother of the Molten G7, which you get to see lots of in today’s PBA games and other FIBA–sanctioned leagues and tournaments. The G7 series has the distinguishing yellow/beige stripes around the ball that enhances its playability by increasing the groove count to 12, compared to 8 on the traditional basketball. I really like the way it felt, but I’m not sure how playable it really is because of the sprained finger. 🙁 But Hannu was hitting his usual share of jumpers and three-pointers and passing the ball just as well as the bald guy (Ramil, Hehehe ;)), so I guess it’s a fairly good buy. How much? Just 945 pesos at Sportshouse. If you’re getting one, get the GF7, not the other model priced similarly. The GF7 uses synthetic leather compared to the other which uses rubber.
And by the way, we realized the ball was overinflated when we got home, probably why I sprained my finger.
Now back to my weight issue. My sister tells me I gain weight when I’m in love, and lose weight when depressed. Now it makes sense — because I’m in love.