Sunday, August 09, 2009
Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso - Spanish Cubist painter
SUNDAY August 9th…12:48pm So much to write about this time around because this has really been a most productive last three days! I weighed myself Friday morning and was overjoyed to discover that I had dropped another pound and now weighed 193˝pounds…at Dr. Lee’s office a bit later, fully-dressed, the scale read 195.4pounds, confirming my numbers from earlier. My body is indeed returning, albeit slowly, to its equilibrium weight of 189pounds. He is still extremely happy with my progress and both of us discussed at length the difficulties of losing weight permanently and he thinks that my losing 41pounds in this first year is truly sensational. As always I got my prescriptions renewed and this time promptly gave 1/3 of my pills to Erhard for safe-keeping.
Taking advantage of my upswing in both mood and motivation I scheduled two things that I had been procrastinating – my NIU Orientation is now set for Tuesday, August 18th at 9:45am – AND I made an appointment with Dr. Kurt Jensen, the oral surgeon, for an initial consultation Tuesday, September 1st at 4pm to FINALLY get my implants. I WILL HAVE TEETH AGAIN! Getting off my duff and finally moving ahead with these plans has only served to whet my appetite for more improvement! I am ready to tackle all of the home improvements I have so long griped about, beginning with a major cleaning-out of all the living spaces and property limits. Then I can enlist a realtor to give me an estimate of the current value of our home and the recommended dollar amount of renovations we should undertake.
Now on to catching up with my emails and SparkPeople tracking, then I plan to get the laundry started since the piles have really grown in the last weeks and now comprise a small mountain range. On Friday we brought the first bag of too-large clothing to be donated to Goodwill and received our tax-deductible receipt. Between donations and potential sales on eBay and CraigsList, and one heck-of-a-garage-sale, I anticipate an impressive improvement to this space and the flow of our lives. I must confess I am a bit nervous about the pace of all these improvements, just knowing that within a month I will be balancing a full-time school schedule, the overhaul of this property and a continued focus on fitness is daunting. But I am looking forward to having the kind of life that includes having to be somewhere at regular intervals. For the last six months I have been struggling with the oppressive feeling that I don’t really have anything to do or anywhere to be and now this will change in a big way.