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Day 1 Without Video Games

Last night I decided that for the next two weeks I would not play any video games. I have both Fable 3 and Rock Band 3 pre ordered at my local gamestop and i know when those games come out I will play them to an unhealthy extent, but currently I have no games that I feel any desire to play. So until those games come out I will not play a video game.  

To most people, this would seem like a very simple goal. But I think ( i hope) that the subscribers of a gaming community like GiantBomb would understand the difficulty that this holds for someone who has become reliant on the sense of freedom and exploration that video games offer. I've been a gamer all my life but for the last few years, my interest in video games have been growing to a near addictive state. 4 or 5 hours a week turned into 6 or 7 hours a day.  Because I live in an apartment that has all three current generation gaming systems as well as a Sega genesis, i feel constant pressure to indulge.
The purpose of this experiment is not to quit playing video games, it is just a break. I play video games so much i feel like I'm losing touch with reality. Sometimes I feel like I'm just watching myself and those around me, that my actions have no impact on the real world but rather a predetermined situation as in a video game.
So far I don't feel a very strong  desire to play. I anticipate this being difficult. I hope that this blog will keep me on track. I wil update this daily with feelings about video games.