Monday, August 22, 2016

It's basically almost the end of 2016 if you round up

Damnnn summer is almost over, at least in the Memorial Day to Labor Day summer sense, I don’t do that solstice/equinox/whatever official calculation.  As always I’m happy about that because August is one of my least favorite months and it’s that time of summer that I always bitch and moan about being tired of the humidity and start crying for Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

In honor of it being almost 2/3 of the way through the year, I stumbled upon my not-New Years Resolutions about things I wanted to do this year, and figured it would be interesting to see how many of them I’ve done.  It also made me want to do that every year and see what kind of interesting aspirations I had in December and how much my year actually goes as planned.  So anyway, here’s what I had come up with, the 1-to-10 likelihood of it happening.  I’ll add the status of each next to it in obnoxious caps.

- trip to San Francisco in February (9.. flight is booked) – DONEZOS
- some kind of international trip, ideally not North America (3.5) – DID NOT HAPPEN. TENTATIVELY PLANNING FOR THAILAND IN MAY 2017 THO
- roadtrip to Mississippi with friends (6.5) – PLAN WAS FOR THIS FALL, BUT PROBS NOT HAPPENING
- mini thigh lift surgery (7) – YESSIR
- volunteer at DNC in Philly (8.5) – DID THAT
- trip to Oklahoma City and Dallas to visit fam and friends (5) – NOPE
- trips to DC and NYC to visit friends (9.5) – YEP
- finish watching Sons of Anarchy (6) – YES I DID THIS ONE TOO!  I’M KILLIN 2016 YO

So basically I did the things that were highly probably, did not do the things that were not that probable, and kind of split the middle ones.  That’s not a terrible 2/3 of a year.  The Nos on that list are very likely to stay that way so I might as well start coming up with 2017’s thingz2do. 

My stumble through my blog also reminded me that this week is the 1 year anniversary of that godforsaken juice cleanse I did.  Good thing I did it cuz I’m so much skinnier and healthier and detoxed and better at life now, right?  LOLOL. 

Life is pretty much zipping along very well and very happily.  The thigh lift seems so far behind me now.  Once I was able to resume working out life went completely back to normal.  The only time it really crosses my mind now is when I’m applying Bio-Oil on the scars, and I still wear bike shorts under clothes sometimes, usually just with skirts/dresses where there is no compression whatsoever on my legs.  But even then it’s these weak-ass compression shorts that aren’t anything like those crotchless monsters in terms of compression level or discomfort so I’m not even really sure why I bother.  I think I like my left thigh slightly more than my right.  It’s fun having a favorite thigh.

Also, it occurred to me that I don’t even know that I consider myself as weight loss-minded at this point.  I know I’ve remarked on this several times before; how I kind of want to lose more weight but don’t take any steps to actually work that hard at it.  But now I don’t even really vaguely daydream about being thinner.  I can’t think of the last time I thought about hoping to be x pounds thinner in y months.  I hardly ever weigh myself, and not with the hope of checking the scale in 2 months and magically seeing a loss.  I just don’t really care.  I mean again, to be clear, if there was a weight loss fairy roaming around granting weight loss wishes, would I be like yeah please, take 15 pounds off my body, pref around the hips and OK fine, smooth out my lower back?  Of fucking course I would.  But I’m not even really sure that I could/would be able to maintain a lower weight at this point.  My MFP calorie target is set for 1 lb/week loss, but I’ve got a good thing going of staying within my calories 4-5ish days a week and going over my calories by 200-800 (or maybe more) the other 2-3 days a week and that keeps me maintaining at my current weight and more importantly, works with my life.  So I think I’m in a good spot.

That’s it for now.. I was going to close with a selfie or something equally stupid but I'm too lazy to even do that much.  Next time.