And so I made a major decision. I had to make sure that next year... I wouldn't end up shit-faced and listening to sad FM... easy-listening for the over-thirties. I decided to take control of my life... and start a diary... to tell the truth about Bridget Jones... the whole truth.
Well, none of that was in the cards. I have a job I like, but it's not a career, and I don't feel that I am of the right type of intelligence to really learn, much less love, programming. I am starting college this fall at Kennesaw State University, so thats a start.
I, unfortunately, can't handle Smokey as a pet. He is a sweet dog, but his energy is just too much, and I'm not home enough for him to get the exercise and playtime he needs. If I could afford another dog to entertain him, it would be a completely different situation - however, I can't right now - mentally or financially.
Luckily, the friend I adopted from's Dad would like to have him as a pet, so it's all working out fantastically.
My finances are a complete mess. Number one issue is that I have to get my car maintained soon so I get the best gas mileage possible... especially with gas here in Georgia hitting over $3.25 a gallon. My gasoline costs often fly past $200 a month... and I only have a commute of 12 miles, 24 miles a day total. I also go out to lunch w/the rest of my team way to often. I think getting these two things fixed will put me miles ahead financially within two months.
The plus side: I've started working with my mom on weekends to make some extra $$.
Now the big one. Weight. I got on the scale today... I have officially crawled back up to 190lbs. Christ on crutches... something's gotta give. I have an appointment with a nearby gym tomorrow. I won a free startup cost, and it's only $10 a month. I'm sure it's not a very advanced gym, but I don't require much - just decent weight equipment and a good elliptical. While I keep telling myself I could run outside like a normal creature of earth, I have become aware of the fact I live in Georgia... and while the weather now is absolutely gorgeous - it will creep up to 90F before ya know it... at which point it will be unbearable to do any kind of outside exercise.
So my plan, to stay on track with this whole exercise thing, is to post here my weekly updates. Here are my current, terrifying, facts:
Weight: 190 lbs
Bust: 42" (38dd)
Waist: 38" (size 14)
Weight: 135 lbs
Bust: 38" (or 36dd)
Waist: 26" (or size 6)
I know that I have a lot of friends who would like to tell me that my goals are ridiculous, and believe I would look anorexic at the size specified. The fact is I'm over weight - as are most of the people I know. We've all fooled ourselves into believing that a larger size is acceptable, when in reality the "healthy" waist size for a woman is no larger than 30". A healthy weight for a woman my height is no more than 150lbs. And, while it's nice to use it as an excuse, I'm not that big boned. These are doable goals, and I intend on meeting them.