Monday, April 19, 2010

Goodness Graceous

Wow it's been forever since I have come here and blogged. I have been wanting to, I've so much to say , to share and to show, but the time simply vanishes before I can put my thoughts together.

I am still knitting and crocheting and even a little counted cross stitch too. Still designing some dishcloth patterns and have started thinking outside my usual box in that area, learning some new stitches and enjoying them a lot. Lately it's been a stash of baby bibs, quick and easy. These are just a couple of the ones I finished.

Adam is still in SC and I miss him every minute of every day. But soon he will be here for two months in the summer and life will be heaven for about 60 days. I can't wait I have plans to enjoy every minute, we will be out and about enjoying the summer, because I CAN be out and about now. I have such a different life now, I can do so much. It's amazing the prison I was living in all these years, and now I have been set free. It's mind boggling.

I have discovered something about myself, you better sit down for this, I LOVE TO EXERCISE. OMG really, there is nothing I'd rather do most of the time... I have found myself thinking and even speaking out loud that LIFE is interfering with my exercise schedule... DR appts, housework, cooking meals, etc. takes away my time from the gym. LOL I can now do almost 20 min on the elipitical, I can ride a real bike now, I lift weights and of course I still swim, water aerobics too.

Health wise I am doing excellent. My weight loss has sort of plateaued since Thanksgiving, but I have lost a lot of weight I am sure my body is just trying to catch up to the shock. I am OK with that, at first it bothered me, but the Docs say I am a weight loss success, I have lost over 80% of my excess body weight and kept it off for over a year now, if I never lost another pound they would consider me a success. I still hope to eventually get to my goal weight, but that will involve some plastic surgery and I don't have the $$ for that unless I win the lotto, can anyone see into the future and tell me what numbers to pick? :-)

I am seriously considering finally at the ripe old age of 47 1/2 of going to college for the first time. I have been rolling this idea around in my head for almost a year now. Not sure what I wanted to do, because really I can DO anything I want. I think after much prayer and thought I'd like to go for dietitian, nutrition and clinical social worker type degrees. I WANT to be able to help others, young and old, who struggle with weight loss, and I'd like to be able to councel after weight loss as well, because really the changes physically and mentally when you lose over 100 pounds is massive, and I think having gone through these myself I can help others as they reach that part of the journey.

Thought I'd close out with a funny photo of Adam and Me from Christmas vacation. I'll be back more often I promise, I miss recording my thoughts and I have appreciated all your messages to me asking how I am doing and when I am blogging again. Thank you all for caring, it means the world to me.


SimplyMe said...

I love those bibs!!!!! You can do ANYTHING woman!!!

Anonymous said...

Kathy - You look fabulous! I love your baby bibs and the blanket! You would be a great counseler/nutritionist you are always so positive you would motivate everyone!


Libby's Library said...

So glad to see you back in blogdom.
So excited for all your accomplishments. You are an inspiration!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful testimony to love and life and strength!!! I think you should go for it!!! I would love having someone like you to encourage me when my weight gets in the way of me being me. Bless you!!!

Marissa said...

I think using your skills and past experience (and struggles) is PERFECT! You would be a huge help to others.Put that experience to work for you. So good to 'see' you again, Kathy.

Jane said...

I have been wondering and wondering where you have been! Haven't seen you on your blog,Ravelry, face book, or even your Yahoo Group in a long time. I'm relieved that it is because you are so busy and so happy! You look wonderful, and so happy to hear your plans to go to school. You would make a wonderful nutritionist, and/or social worker. You have a lot to offer! It's never to late to go back to school!
Love ya

Teresa said...

Go for it! Look what you have accomplished and you would be such a positive influence for so many people.

sailorcross said...

Hi Kathy!!

I'v been away from blogging for some time now, but I've decided to again "go for it"!! Just a tidbit here and there, but I am starting again.

Your changed life is an inspiration to others....and that is something that I'm STILL working on!! Maybe I need some encouragement!! Still stuck at the same place I was last year at this time!!

Your bibs are adorable--and so easily washed and dried!! Did you make up the pattern yourself? Would you mind sharing it? These could be wonderful for Lydia since she is just now starting on some spoon-fed yellow veggies, and Cara does NOT like a messy baby!!

I just laugh when she gets all crazy over something on Lydia's face or outfit, and I think to myself (no, I don't say it!)...."just wait".


Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

you look so good AK! :)

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