Sunday, April 06, 2008

Weight Loss Progress Report

It has been 10 months and I have lost nearly 50 pounds...I am amazed at the amount of energy I have and how great I feel...don't get me wrong, I still hate excercising and dieting...I hate it so much, but I do it because this is what it takes to lose weight and right now, that is what my whole being is dedicated to...

My personal trainer, Tom, is just so awesome. He totally threw me off because I guess I was expecting some dull meathead that was only into his body, etc. Instead, Tom is educated, witty, enthusiastic, caring and really understands the psychology of losing weight...he has been there and done that and still has to watch his diet and exercise...he has taught me the lifestyle of being healthy...what was going to be a few days of training has become three days a week for 10 months now...I am so determined that Tom has become my car payment each month...there is nothing I would rather spend my money for right now (well, maybe new workout clothes!)...

Man, I feel powerful and strong and like I have accomplished a lot for my only regret is that I wish I had started earlier...I feel like I have so much to make up...I feel like I missed out on so wearing a bikini...silly, but I want to wear a bikini even if it is in the privacy of my own one wants to see an old lady wear a bikini...I want to do physical stuff that my poor body just can't do...not without risk of pain and injury...*sigh*...

But, I think about the future and the fact that I hope to remain active and healthy for a very long time...I know the youngsters don't want to hear it, but, I want to have fun with sex and keep enjoying my husband's flirting and advances! Sure doesn't hurt that I am also getting glances from other men...well, 30 pounds to go...I am already a changed person...I like me and when I read my post from September, it brings me some pain yet mostly joy...I have changed my life for the better and I am proud...I look forward to an update in the summer

101 Things in 1001 Days

  1. visit my father's grave
  2. make flattering sexy lingerie to fit my body
  3. visit Australia
  4. learn to ride a bike
  5. read at least two books a month and then donate them
  6. change a baby's diaper
  7. make an heirloom quilt for any friend or family member who wants one
  8. do something with my handkerchief collection
  9. make something out of kimono fabric each month
  10. visit Matthew in Seattle
  11. go to Longwood Gardens
  12. eat pancakes in Vermont in the fall
  13. join the Susquehanna sculling club
  14. plant cucumbers to make pickles
  15. re-read the Illiad and the Odessy
  16. make myself a killer practical gym bag
  17. file my back tax returns
  18. learn more about how to save energy in my house--go to HGTV Carter Can to learn
  19. bake high fiber bread monthly
  20. write down Mom's stories
  21. make memory scrapbooks for the nephews about their Grandma and Grandpa Ebersole
  22. take salsa lessons
  23. watch Dad's National Geographic videos --one a month
  24. knit a pair of socks
  25. crochet an item of clothing
  26. participate in the senior olympics--maybe in the weightlifting event!
  27. clean garage
  28. take dad's slides to turn them into a CD
  29. wear a backless dress in public
  30. sign up for the West Hanover fall arts and crafts festival
  31. four paintings
  32. take my vitamins
  33. get a small tattoo
  34. buy and use a circut
  35. grow bamboo
  36. learn how to do tile mosaic
  37. learn embroidery and make one dang thing!
  38. streamline my warddrobe to simple basics
  39. go to Hershey Park at least once this summer
  40. find the perfect jeans for my new smaller ass
  41. learn to do wood block or linoleum block carving--I already have tools, ha ha
  42. do a monthly craft-along--make the quilt block or bag
  43. find a way to honor the memory of all of my pets
  44. teach my nephew and heir about estate management and taxes
  45. make myself a wrap dress
  46. make something in plaid that I will actually like and wear or use
  47. make myself an apron (holy cow, I have made 40 for other people!)
  48. learn to use the chainsaw to cut up the dead trees for firewood
  49. make a haven for deer and other wildlife somewhere on the property
  50. visit MOBE alpacas farm with Crystal
  51. go on a girls only trip
  52. organize my crafting pics into some sort of permanent journal/CD
  53. learn to write something in basic kanji
  54. make half of all craft projects recycled or reconstructed items
  55. learn to make an altered book
  56. download music into my mp3 player instead of just listening to FM radio
  57. find homes for my old record albums
  58. -100. in progress