Monday, January 5, 2009

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Reason #1 for losing weight.

I want to travel. I want to go everywhere and see everything. Being this weight makes this next to impossible. Yes, I can get places...the past few times I flew I bought two seats to prevent possible embarassment on an overfull flight. But that is not the point. I can barely walk for 5 minutes without being in pain. I am not the kind of person who is content to sit on a bus and watch the sights go by. I want to explore them by myself. I want to be able to climb up hills and get over uneven terrain without being scared of falling (and not being able to get up)or not being able to breathe.

Oh, the places I'll go:
Machu Picchu, Peru
Photo safari in Africa
back to Alaska
be able to walk from one end of NYC to the other like I used to do
etcetera, etcetera,and so on

Sunday, January 4, 2009


That's my official weigh-in for the new year (actually New Year's Eve). Now to decide what I am going to DO about it!!!

99 Things

Things you've already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven't done and don't want to: leave in plain font

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band-unfortunately I have no musical talent--I did sing in the chorus in elementary and high school, though.
4. visited hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity--I don't much is too much??
7. been to disneyland/world
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning
17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the mona lisa in france
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden a gondola in venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen niagara falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an amish community
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied-are we ever TRULY satisfied?
38. seen the leaning tower of pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen michelangelo's david in person
41. sung karaoke
42. seen old faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the sistene chapel in person
50. been to the top of the eiffel tower in paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theatre - with my mom & dad in my pjs when I was little
55. been in a movie
56. visited the great wall of china
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a check
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in times square
74. toured the everglades
75. been fired from a job - I was leaving anyway, but still!
76. seen the changing of the guard in london
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the grand canyon in person
80. published a book I wrote the text for a book that was published in-house by my company...does that count?
81. visited the vatican
82. bought a brand new car
83. walked in jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating - hell to the NO!
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone’s life
90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby
95. seen the alamo in person
96. swum in the great salt lake
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. got stung by a bee