1 year ago i weighed 254. In 6 months I lost 20 lbs, and have managed to maintain it for the last 6 mos. That’s with the holidays, a job loss, move and job search, so I’m pretty proud that I didn’t go right back to where I started! Now that life has “settled down” again, and the weather is nice, it’s time to start working on the next 30. My goal is to get to below 200. I’m not looking to be skinny – it’s not in my DNA so that would be an unrealistic goal for myself, but to be under 200 would significantly reduce the stress on my body and reduce several potential health risks.
tuxedobird76's Life List
1. lose 50 pounds
2. find the symbol for my next tattoo
3. own my own home
4. drink more water daily
5. Drink eight glasses of water each day
6. See the Winchester Mystery House
7. research my geneology
8. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
9. build my own house
10. travel to Ireland and Scotland
11. read every book I own
12. get out of debt
13. earn my Masters degree
14. start a family
15. meet Mr Right
16. go to the Mutter Museum
17. visit Washington D.C.
18. relearn french
19. Find someone who loves me for me
How I did it: I found a design I loved (tribal chinese dragon face) for my first tattoo and waited a year until I found someone to go with me (that way I wouldn't chicken out). It also gave me time to be 100% on the design. I was born in the year of the dragon so that was part of the reason behind the design. I talked to a bunch of people I knew that already had them and found a good artist, then made the appointment. 2nd tattoo… Read how I did it…
I just lost my maternal Grandmother. I lost my paternal back in 2007. I’m thinking that I’m going to have a tat made up with their favorite flowers – pink Rose for my paternal Gram and an african violet for my maternal gram. Something along this line, except one of each flower.
Received the call from the cemetery in early June that they had received my Grandfather’s urn and would inter him as soon as they were able – within a week or so. So, my Dad & I ventured down a few weeks later to see my Grandfather’s new resting spot – right across from his parents. Makes both of us feel better knowing he is now with family. It was the first time my Dad had been there since my Great-Grandmother died in 1980, so I got to introduce him to all the relatives I’d found in my previous trip, plus make him help me search for a few more! :)