Kathy's Week 24 Stats:
Today's Weight: 137
Last Week's Weight: 136
Starting Weight: 151
Total Weight Loss: 14 pounds
Whew! What a week! Our daughter Maleena got married last Saturday, and yesterday was the last day of school, finals, grading, etc. It's been a whirlwind. So what can I say? There were lots of yummy leftovers from the wedding, and too many last-week treats in the staff room. I'll do better next week!
Yesterday for the final in my writing class, I had my students write 43 Things. Why 43 Things? Here's a comment from a website:
"People have known for years that making a list of goals is the best way to achieve them. But most of us never get around to making a list. 43 Things is great for that! Make a list on 43 Things and see what changes happen in your life. Best of all it’s a way of connecting with other enthusiasts interested in everything from watching a space shuttle launch to grow my own vegetables."
I have never used the 43Things website for anything except inspiration to make my own lists, but if you enter your list on the website, you can get ideas from other people who want to accomplish similar goals.
While my students were making their lists (which they had to turn in to me, and which I will mail to them in September so they can see how they did over the summer), I wrote my own list of 43 things I want to do this summer.
Hike to the top of Mount St. Helens Backpack 50 miles with Mark Make a writing room Read the 1993 journal Write 250 pages of my thesis Get a pedicure Lift weights (almost) every day for 1 month Do a yoga workout 1x per week Reclaim my kitchen Go someplace in Oregon I’ve never been Make a dress Visit my parents Run a mile Swim across Sparks Lake Make a quilt Paint the upstairs doors Hold hands with Mark every day this summer Print out all my writing Organize the tool drawer Watch the movie David gave me Go to the beach Camp on the beach Lose 5 more pounds by September (132) Learn to use the calendar on my iPod Learn to use 3 other applications on my iPod Take the grandchildren backpacking Skype with distant grandchildren Send letters to distant grandchildren Spend a day with Sheila (fun things) Find a new favorite restaurant Go to the High Desert Museum Go to the Kam Wah Chung Store Submit writing to High Desert Journal Submit writing somewhere else Write 5 poems Write a letter to Ann Do the sun salutation to the dawn Roast marshmallows in the backyard Finish the WAP with Sheila Pay off most of the credit card debt Learn to take pictures of myself Clean out the family file drawer Visit Maury
What's on YOUR list of 43 Things?