Definitely some things to look forward to, and some things that are already sorting themselves out which is good!
My own personal version of 8 is to wear a wetsuit. My parents run a scuba diving school in Spain so I can learn to dive free if I want, but I've always been terrified of having to put a wetsuit on and burst out of it! My mini goal is that if I've lost 40lb by the time I go out there again at the end of June I'll give it a go. Fingers crossed!
SW - 260, Original GW - 160 - achieved 21 March 2006, CW erm... I'll get back to you on that
4 sub-4 hour marathons! (PB 3:44:05)!