Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Life is good

Why life is great right now, in list form:
1. I got into grad school. Well, the OSU Mass Communications graduate program recommended me for admission, which is practically the same thing. Now I just have to wait for the Graduate College to formalize my admission. Back to school!

2. I reached my goal weight. As of this morning, I've lost 25 pounds using Weight Watchers. On Jan. 10, I was a size 12, weighed 163 pounds and had a BMI of 28.8. Today, I'm a size 6, weigh 138 pounds and have a healthy BMI of 24.6. But, I've decided to continue my weight loss by setting a new goal of 130 pounds. It's smaller than I've ever been as an adult, so I can't wait to see what I'll look like. It's an odd thing to see a body in the mirror that you don't recognize. But I like it!

3. I finally found a "Welcome" sign for our house. I've been looking forever for a sign to put near our front door to welcome visitors, one that didn't look like it belonged in a first-grade classroom. I'm in love with it, and I can't wait to get it in the mail.
It's adorable, no? It's cast iron that has been repainted and then reworn down. Apparently it takes a lot of work for something to look cute old. Gross old is much easier.

4. I'm getting a bike! I can't wait to ride around our neighborhood and the park behind the house on a sweet cruiser. I'm thinking something like this: Take that list, add in some beautiful spring weather and you've got one happy Valerie.


OUSHADOW said...

I totally need to get a bike too. I can't really run for several reasons, but cycling would be great.

Anonymous said...

Well done!........................................