21 March 2006

9 Months, 1 Week

Despite no movement on the scale every time I checked previously, I lost a pound between yesterday and today. Yeah! So, that puts me down a total of 117 lbs leaving me only 22 lbs from my goal. The ladybug is getting closer and closer to the end of that chain of flowers on my ticker; I honestly can't believe how close I am to my goal! And, while I hadn't officially set a goal of reaching my goal weight by my 1 year anniversary, I am doing that now. So, that gives me two months and 3 weeks to lose 22 lbs. And, that means I need to lose an average of 2 lbs per week instead of this piddle little 1 pound a week, difficult, yes. But, I don't think it's impossible ... at least I hope not. :) I'm really curious about what size I'll be at my goal weight (without having any plastic surgery, that is). As I think I've said before, there's not much left to lose on my upper body, but there's a lot of room for improvement in my lower body! As of yesterday, I'm wearing a 10 in Eddie Bauer pants and a 12 in Old Navy/Gap pants. Although, I'm sure it also depends on the style within a brand. So, if I manage to lose the 22 lbs to get me to my goal AND most of what I lose comes off the lower body, will I be at an 8 or (gasp) a SIX? Even though I'm close, that's just unfathomable to me!

My husband is staying with me this week, and despite a rocky start (he went out with friends and stayed out until almost 2am!), I think it's going well. I guess I've gotten used to him not being there somewhat. There are daily living things (bathroom time, listening to NPR while getting ready, etc.) that must change with him there, but they're all things I'm willing to change in order to have him there. And, we're going to Philadelphia this weekend; it's just a small trip to get away from our daily lives to give us more time to enjoy each other. I'm really looking forward to it.

And, I'll take this opportunity to answer a few questions I've received lately as I've been remiss. On the Landscape Architecture front, not a whole lot has been done. I met with one of the LA professors a while ago, and he offered to get contacts at universities I'm interested in pursuing for me. It took me a while to decide on which universities I'd like to begin this process at, but I gave him the names about a week ago. So, we'll see how that goes.

Regarding my post on kayaking, it was my idea to try it. I brought it up at least a month ago, and then when we were out at the state park last weekend it came to mind again. It was only in the counseling session the following Monday where he brought up the fear that I won't actually want to do things like that. I'm still afraid I won't be able to do it, and it is expensive. But, I'm leaning toward doing it. :)


Sandi said...

Yeah, we're all getting pretty nosy, eh? Well, thanks for the answers. I do think of you a lot more than you'd ever guess, always hoping for a good post. We're all in this together!

Good oh on the sizes, and the progress forward. I'll keep my fingers crossed that this week tells you what you need to know and that you have a wonderful time.

Melissa said...

Have a good time in Philadelphia with hubby, sometimes getting away from the usual every day place helps add some spark. Kayaking is fine, just think how lucky you are that you can fit in one now. I used to watch the kayakers down by the bay near where I live and think of how I would get stuck in the kayak and heaven forbid if it should flip over with me in it. Smile. You can do anything you want, just got to take the first step and go for it. Your sedentary history is in the past with all the pounds you have shed........gone. Go kayaking if that is what you want to do.

Lada-Fun said...

Does it still astound you how completely different your life is now than it was a mere 9 months ago? Think of it: instead of worrying that your clothes are getting snug, that next season they might not fit, that (gasp)you might need to buy a bigger coat this winter, that your favorite store seems like they're 'smalling down' their sizes, instead of all of that (which I currently worry about - and more!), you're now thinking of kayaking, pursuing your dreams, and of your substantially improved health. Ain't life grand?
Congratulations on everything; you've worked hard, and now it's time to enjoy!

only1 said...

I think you should do it, go learn to kayak. If I were able, I'd do it. When my children were younger, we used to canoe the white river. It was a long trip and there was plenty of white water. NOw, I'm not able, but am glad that I have the memory. So, do all those things, you will have them to look back on and you might find that you really enjoy it and can make it a part of your life.