Thursday, July 28, 2011

2 more accomplishments

So this week I accomplished 2 things. The first is that I've made it into the 220's. Yep, as of this morning I'm down to 227 (reminds me of the T.V. show). So I'm very happy about that, considering I was stuck in the 230's for what seemed like an eternity. The countdown so far is 91 since my highest, last July and 69 since surgery. Wow! Ca.ray.zy!!

My other accomplishment was finishing my first quilt last night! Yippppeee! Thank you to Lindsey for the encouragement. I want to make more, but I realize I'm no where near where I want to be, so I may take a quilting class to understand it a little better and my next one can look all the more cute. I'll post pics of the quilt and of me soon :)

Friday, July 22, 2011


Recently I've been thinking a lot about goals for myself. All the weight loss has triggered me thinking about things I want to accomplish. The first have to do with fitness. I want to run a 5K by the end of the year and Lindsey has invited me to run with her in December. I can't wait! I think it's going to be tons of fun. Then following that accomplishment I want to run a 10K, a half marathon and a full marathon. I know it's going to be a lot of work to do that, but I'm willing to do it so I can say I accomplished my goals. I don't have a timeframe, just sometime in my life I want to do it. Yesterday I was talking with my doctor about it and she was really happy with my goals. She told me something that was very inspirational and which I will probably thinking about while I'm running. She said if you can run 3 miles then you can run 26 miles. It's all mental.

So the other goal is also related to fitness and one which I just thought about this morning. I was talking with Barbara about the Yosemite debacle and we discussed going with our families while the scouts were there for scout camp. She told me she had talked to Heidi about the Half Dome hike and she mentioned she wanted to do it, but didn't have anyone to do it with. Well Heidi, if you are reading this, we're going to hike Half Dome next year! I really want to do it and make it all the way. I know it's going to be a lot of work, but I'm willing and I really want to accomplish it.

In high school my class went their for the senior class trip. I didn't even bother signing up because I knew I was so out of shape I couldn't make it. But I'm determined now more than ever to get in shape and get some goals accomplished.

Anyway, there's my ramblings about goals. What are yours? (Oh and one more, I'm going to finish that darn quilt by Wednesday even if I have to stay up for 3 days straight, so there's another one!)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July

I'm writing this post because if I post of Facebook I'll get a bunch of lame responses and that's not what I'm in the mood for. I know only a handful of people read this blog and I just had to write this morning so I can get it off my chest and get to work.

4th of July has long since been my all time favorite holiday (Halloween a very close second). I love everything about it. I love the music, I love the bbq's, I love the fireworks, I love summer, I love sandals, I love shorts, I love summer fruit. I think you get the idea. What more could you ask for? So I have made no effort to try and hide my love of the 4th. I even have Flag-tees from Old Navy dating back every year since 1999 (one day I'll be making a quilt with them).

So let me just say how disappointed I am with yesterday. There was no pancake breakfast-sucks, spent most of the day in front of the tv wishing I was swimming-sucks, actually had a great bbq-awesome, Jared pissy about having to stop playing video games to go to the bbq-sucks, missed the fireworks show-major sucks, had to watch it on tv-sucks, listened to the neighbors blow off illegal fireworks till 2 in the morning-sucks. So as you can gather the only great thing about the day was the bbq, of which I couldn't stuff my face because of surgery.

My plan for next for a good show, or find one of the smallest towns ever that has a show and go, like Kingman, AZ. We had such a great time last year because it was a small town, no crowds and a really cute 20 minute firework show. Just the kind of fun I like. Those are really the moments I wish that I lived in a small town. Anyway, thanks for letting me get that off my chest. I'll be more prepared next time and ready to hang out with people who really want to see fireworks instead of fart around all day long and do nothing to celebrate our nations birth. Hope yours was better than mine.