Friday, May 6, 2011

Goal Achieved.

I am typing in between laundry, packing, shopping, and cleaning. Why? Because tomorrow at 4:00 am we are going to the airport. That's right; our cruise is finally here! The semester is over. I don't have to return to the office until May 17.

And I weigh 204 lbs.

That is what I weighed when I traveled to Malaysia in 2009, during a break from teaching in China. I felt confident on that beach. I laid out in the sunshine. I snorkeled. I felt good. It's what I weighed when I returned from China in 2010. And although I originally set a goal of 180 lbs by tomorrow, I feel good about reaching 204 lbs. It's been an incredibly hard year. Between working 40-50 hours a week, taking four college courses, and trying to keep a marriage healthy, a household moving, and staying healthy, I've struggled. I've made do with an average of 4-5 hours of sleep a night. Over the last month, I've only lost a few pounds; but this Christmas, I was back up to 229 lbs. Today, I am 25 lbs lighter.

Do you hate the beach because you can't find a suit that makes you feel good about yourself? Check out I spend a buttload of money on a Miracle Suit; and I feel like a frikkin' pin-up girl.

Here is the Rialto suit, in Eggplant.

It's stunning. And I'm stunning. And I am SOO excited to wear it!!

Things are good on the home front. I have no classes this summer; and I plan on getting in lots of exercise, lots of fresh produce, and lots of cooking. Hubby and I are doing great; so I plan on getting in lots of romance. I plan on sitting at the park across from our apartment and reading in the sunshine.

Well, I'm off; gotta get my eyebrows waxed and my split ends snipped!!