Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I lost what??? 80 pounds???? Are you kidding.

The past couple of days I have been walking around with such ease that I have felt puzzled.  Where I huffed and puffed going up and down to the lake in May, I hardly take a deep breath.  Today I attended a job-related "appreciation" dinner in Glenwood Springs.  Pants that were tight on me a month ago felt baggy and I kept catching the cuff on my heels.  What?  What is going on?  So after I had stuffed my face with the best food I've had in awhile, I went off to buy a set of scales.  Low and behold, I have lost 45 pounds since I began this job in May 2012.  What???  I am still surprised.  I am now within 20 pounds of my ideal weigh and feel better than I have felt in 28 years.  I am highly motivated now.  I will reach my goal weight before the end of this fall.  I will I will I will.

Who is this lighter, healthier person?  I will have to get to know myself all over again.  I am so psyched.  What a thrilling adventure this is.

Who is Swankie?

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Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.