Saturday, January 17, 2009

there and back again

Well I'm back from my little business trip to Ft. Lauderdale. It was SO nice there! Daytime, 72 degrees, nights in the 50's. It was a a little cloudy and breezy, but no rain. Yesterday we ate breakfast outside under the palm trees in short sleeve shirts. Today I'm eating hot oatmeal, snuggled warmly inside flannel pj's. It was nice while it lasted.

The flight was OK. I'm actually looking forward to flying again in June. Some of you know I have not flown since 9/11, and swore I would never do it again. I think the only reason I was able to fly now is due in part to the anti-depression/anxiety meds I've been taking for the last year and a half. (ain't chemistry wonderful!) The take off was a little scary, and I have to admit, I was turning a short-row heel in my mind for about the first 10 minutes of the flight, but after that I was OK. It was a little crowded to knit, even though I brought a simple scarf to work on. I also think the boss is a little embarassed that I knit, so I tucked it away for two days, and didn't knit a stitch.

The trade show was fun, and I made a lot of connections with some new tropical plant growers, and got to see some of the folks I'm already buying from. Two days of walking really did a number on my leg, and actually started in the other leg, and a couple of other places I haven't felt the pain before. I know this problem is completely weight related, and only I have the power to fix it. In an effort to be held accountable for this, I've decided to post my weight every week on my blog. I'd like to loose about 40 lbs. before I fly to Colorado in June. (I'd like to do a little hiking while I'm there.) Today I weighed in at a whopping 284.8! (OUCH! wish me luck)

Beth and I are off the the Dekalb Farmer's Market for some fresh and healthy fruits and veggies. Come see me at Knitch tomorrow!

4 comments:

Jane said...

Looks like an interesting trip, but bummer about your legs. I wish weight loss were a lot easier (I'd be thin girl if it was) but I know you can do it. See you tomorrow!

Nell said...

You have some cheerleaders here. You can do it! <3 N & H

Glad to have you back, too.

Janice in GA said...

Whatever you don't, don't do like I did before I flew a few years ago: don't watch shows about airplane crashes on the Discovery Channel. /rolls eyes at myself/

However, I saw a link about surviving airline crashes that might help (sorry about the long crappy link):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-sherwood/the-three-myths-about-pla_b_158362.html?alacarte=1

I read some of this stuff years ago, and now on the rare time I get on an airplane, I look for the exits and count the rows to them, etc. At least it makes me feel like I have a tiny bit of control over what happens! :)

KnitWit said...

I feel your pain! Nursing school=really fat and it makes me crazy! I have started walking again trying to eat less junk. But no way am I putting my weight online!!!!