Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kathy Week 24: 43 Things

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?


Dorothy said...

Your list made me so tired that I went over to the couch and took a nap after reading it. :)

Good's a very ambitious list!

Katie said...

That is a super ambitious list. What movie did David give you? Oh, and I'll tell Olivia to start expecting some mail from you. Haha. She will love... to eat it. :) As is her way with most everything. Also, I think I am going to make a 43 things list. But it will probably take me a little while. I'll try and do it before Tuesday so I can post it.

And congrats on being done with the school year!!!!! Yay yay yay yay yay!!! :)

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