Feelin' Chalky

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Top Ten Time!

I often think about things that I can do now or will able to do in the near future - now that I am on the healthy and more "narrow" track.  ;) Some things I think about are driven by happy memories, some bad.  In any case, here are my top ten things (in no particular order) I look forward to as I approach my goal:

1. No more plus-sized stores or clothes!
2. Being able to ride roller coasters again!
3. Sitting in lawn chairs without fear of them breaking!
4. Swimming in a public pool without a cover-up!
5. Being in shape and able to keep up with the kids!
6. Running - any distance - without keeling over!
7. Being a positive role model for my kids and others!
8. Being able to hide behind a tree during a game of hide-and-seek and stay hidden!
9. A smaller "upper-body" size (for all of my "gifted" girlfriends - I know you understand)
10. Shorts, shorts, and more shorts!!!

Speaking of #10...I did purchase two pair of shorts in preparation for the race last weekend and I love them!  :)  It is quite liberating!  I never knew how much a couple feet of fabric could weigh you down.  I also swam the other day and ditched the cover-up.  There weren't very many people there, but it was still a major milestone in my journey.  Now, I know I'm no swim suit model, but I SHOULD be able to swim without donning a shirt and pants. HA!

Today was the last day of my "60 by August" challenge.  I am proud to say...I lost 4 pounds this week bringing my total loss to 61.8 pounds!!  :)  I just squeaked by, but I am so happy to have met my goal!!  I am looking forward to the next challenge...not sure yet what it will be, but I will share it as soon as I decide.  Thank you to everyone who encouraged and supported and cheered me on!


  1. WOW!!!!! Go, Aubri, Go!!! I am sooo proud of you darling! Congratulations.

  2. That's wonderful Aubri. i'm so proud of you!!!

  3. You GO girl! I am so very proud of you! I'm still working out and getting fit... you are an inspiration! Keep up the great work!

  4. You are awesome Aubri! Way to go!!

  5. Way to go my beautiful friend! Yay for meeting our goals! xoxo