Monday, September 19, 2011


The real news is that I did it.  Or rather WE did it.

September 18, 2011.  That's Java and ME - 30 pounds lighter!  

I'm not quitting - I would like to drop another 30 by the end of school, and I'm pretty sure that's doable.  I've hit a plateau - which always seems to happen once school starts and I get lazy again - but this year, at least, I can use the same motivational goal that helped me this last time.  30 pounds by my birthday - 30 pounds by retirement.  

Yep.  I'm retiring.  After 33 years in the classroom, I think I can say that "I fought the good fight, finished the race, and get the victor's spoils."  

I'm looking forward to the next phase of my life.  And my tummy skin is starting to sag!  Maybe I'll even join a gym!