Since my summer term starts today, please forgive me if my posting is sporadic. I did want to drop by and do a quick update, though.
First: I did end up making an A in the other class. Woot! That means I currently have a 3.92 GPA. *happy woofie dance*
Second: If you take a look at my ticker, you'll see that I'm under 220 for the first time since 2007 and I am rapidly approaching the lowest weight I've been at since 1997. I still have about 19 pounds to go before I hit Onederland, which was my surgeon's goal for my appointment on 06/30. I think I can do it if I continue to buckle down like I have been. I hit a stall at the middle of May and it just broke last week, so... Grr. But it's all part of the process. I can actually get my new corset on and hooked, but it's let out all the way and there's still a gap between the hooks, so I'm loathe to say that it "fits". Still, pyrrhic victories are still victories, right? :-)
Related to the number on the scale is the fact that I can now bend at the waist and touch my toes. I can even put all ten fingertips on the floor and, if I'm warmed up, I can put my palms on the floor!!! I think I'm almost as excited about my flexibility coming back as I am with banishing weight. :-) J. was putting lotion on my back last night and we were both pleasantly surprised to discover that my low back wasn't swollen like it has been pretty much constantly for over a decade.
Why didn't I do this ten years ago?
Thankfully, the pool at our complex is now open for the season. It's been so hot this past week that all I've wanted to do is melt into a puddle, so I need some way to get my cardio and swimming helps me accomplish that without falling down from heat exhaustion. I'll eventually get used to the heat, but the seasons in East Tennessee tend to shift without a clutch leaving you going "wait, was that my transmission?" as it clunks into pieces. :-) I did the same thing when we downshifted from 70 degrees to 40, so I know it'll get better. One good thing about the heat is that it's encouraging me to get my fluid in.
Classes start tonight for the summer term. I'm taking Information Network Applications and Rural Library Management. I don't know if I'm cut out for management, personality-wise, but I'm sure as heck going to have all the knowledge necessary. :-) Wish me luck!