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.