February 25, 2011

Roses and thorns

Another week down! I'm feeling a little better - I took Wednesday off of working out and just went home to rest, and it made all the difference, I think. In spite of the sickness, I would say that this has been a pretty good week. I would say an even bigger thorn this week than catching a cold is that my office computer hasn't worked all week, so I'm unbelievably behind on reading and commenting on blogs. After the gym tonight, I'll be making the rounds!

This morning the scale has me at 232, which I am definitely very pleased with. It's a 4 pound loss for the week, and it makes my total loss 113 pounds. Which means that while I started in August with 210 pounds to lose, my pounds-to-go total is no longer a triple digit number. 113 down, 97 to go. That is truly something wonderful!

Something else completely wonderful that happened this week: a nice boy that I know sent me an e-mail the other day:
You seemed kind of down today :( This always cheers me up.
with a link to this video on YouTube of a live performance by the Flaming Lips of their song "Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Internal Existential Fear":

The song starts around 1:22, and it's completely dreamy and perfect. I've listened to it about four hundred times since he sent it to me ... on Wednesday night. I'm a little bit in love with the song, and I'm sort of smitten with the idea that this very nice boy noticed that I was out of sorts. It wasn't sadness, just sickness, but still - this guy knew something was up. His is a story I'll have to share soon, I suppose, though I'm nervous about writing about this kind of thing - you know, something that is presently unfolding? So maybe more drawings are in order, or some other sort of non-traditional post. It's just that all my other boy stories are ancient history, and that makes them a bit easier to write about without the bias of current developments. *sigh* Oh, life.

And what about you? How was your week? Any fun weekend plans?


AlmostGastricBypass said...

Awesome !!! Fantastic !!! Love those big numbers !!!

Shannon said...

Glad you're feeling better. Great job on the loss!! That's fantastic!

Amy said...

new developments are always very exciting... no matter how they play out it's an exciting time :)

I'm so happy for you and this loss... and it must feel amazing to be on the other side of that hill now!

Tim said...

Congratulations on getting into double figures!! 113lbs off is so great and such a wonderful achievement.

Jess said...

WTG on that loss!! THAT'S WONDERFUL!