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Milestones

Good evening everyone!

I promise this post to be less … depressing than the last one.Actually my lost post was very therapeutic for me. I felt so much better after putting all of my thoughts to “paper” as it were.

So anyhow, on to the post.

 Milestone number 1 – Weight-loss

So I have exciting news to report to all of my friends out there. I have broke the 40 pound weight-loss total I set for myself. I have another 24 pounds to lose before my Birthday so I can hit that milestone.  I am not back to where I was before my ex left the first time. Lord willing, I will be below where I was the last time I lost a ton of weight, that is only 23 more pounds to lose.  From my highest weight ever I am down more than 65 pounds. I feel fantastic.

This photo was taken when Kenny was just a little guy. It was one of the smallest points in my adult life. I believe I was down into the 240 pound range. One of my long term goals is to get back to this size by Christmas. By this time next year I hope to be even smaller still. I want to be able to run a 5k. There is so much I wish to accomplish.

Milestone Number 2: Accepted to Bachelor’s Program

I’ve always wanted to go back to school and finish my bachelor’s degree. I’ve never had the time or the resources to do this before. I am going for my Bachelor’s in Information Technology with a software emphasis. I am absolutely excited about this. The program will take me 2 to 3 years to finish.

Milestone Number 3: Single Parenting for over a year and I’m still alive.

I realize this isn’t really a good milestone, but I was so scared when I first started raising the three of them on my own. I wasn’t sure I could handle it. Especially when Sammy came home in May of 2013. I didn’t know how I was going to handle a 3 month old baby, let a lone a 9 year old and a 7 year old. We are doing pretty well for the most part.

Milestone Number 4: I actually had family pictures taken.

A special thanks to my sister for her help on this one. I wish I would have been smaller for the photos, but I am more than 40 pounds lighter than when they were taken. I have to admit, I feel a bit like George Costanza in this picture though. Luckily I don’t have his personality.

Just as exciting as milestones, GOALS.

I was never one to set goals in my life. I’ve always known they were important, but it was all I could do to just survive.

Short term goals

  • Lose another 24 pounds to put me below a huge milestone.
  • Finish my 70-410 certification
  • Go out on a date
  • Read a book
  • Finish first semester of college with high scores.

I know they aren’t phenominal goals, but the instant gratification monkey is strong with this one.  (Great article here: http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/10/why-procrastinators-procrastinate.html)

6-18 Month goals

  • Get to a size 38 pair of pants. I can’t remember ever being below a 42.
  • Down to no more than 240 pounds
  • Run a 5k
  • Learn some type of sword fighting
  • Go to a comic-con

Long term goals (3-5 years)

  • Graduate college with my bachelors
  • Reduce my debt as much as I can
  • Learn to dance
  • Maintain weight-loss listed above.
  • Find a wonderful new partner that keeps me honest and marry her.

 

Well that is all I really have for this one. I am so excited to be starting on all of this.