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. :)