I got very serious about this goal this year and I’ve since lost about 20 pounds (gained 10 back at one point and then hit a plateau where I maintained for a month or two, for shame), but I’ve also been focusing on overall fitness, which includes building muscle, so while the scale says about 20 pounds, I’ve gone and lost three pant sizes since I started. I feel and look amazing compared to before. I’m no skinny minnie, but who wants that!? I’m no longer concerned with a number, but rather with feeling healthy and strong!
It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
It is sad to say that I’ve read less than 5% of the books on this list (but many are already on my to-read list). I’m officially starting this list today.
I’ve picked up copies of Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer and The Road by Cormac MacCarthy. So far, Everything Is Illuminated is wonderful.
What has hindered me most from going sooner was the fact that plane tickets from the West Coast USA to England are over $1000 usually, and I’d have to drive over 250 miles to get to an international airport. However, this summer I am moving to Boston, and tickets from there to England are about half of what they are from San Francisco. This makes Glasto a much more realistic goal!
I’m going to fight hard to get my hands on a ticket to the 2010 fest. I have a friend who has been to Glasto a couple of times, so I’m sure she can give me pointers.