A-lo-ha! Good morning all-
Hmm. I've lost my accent in verbal speech but not in my writing, eh? Not a huge surprise, I suppose. Whenever I go back to England, it takes about 2 hours and my cousins cannot tell it's me, with my American accent!
I certainly wish I'd had my camera with me yesterday. I doubt I'd have had time to think of snapping a photo of her though. Mama moose can be so dangerous when they have their calves alongside. I was just relieved that she took off in a direction not including myself and DH. Everyone at the Nordic center at lunch was quite envious, having only seen birds and a few squirrels on their trails.
Since I've been maintaining my weight, I've had several different descriptors assigned to me; tiny, delicate, skinny, slender, petite, small, etc. None have yet to become 'normal' to me and always take me by surprise. In fact, in a few cases, it was all I could do not to kiss the ground the person was standing on!
Having never been a 'normal' size before, I had no idea what I was like under all of my excess size. Certainly a small bone structure was never imagined.
Speaking of maintenance..it is by far more difficult than weight loss...for me at least. I had become an expert at losing weight. But keeping it off? Never more than a few months at most before regaining and always with a bonus! It requires vigilance, faith, combatting boredom, and persistance. For me, frequent meals throughout the day is a necessity; I get terribly hypoglycemic (and lose weight) if I don't eat every 2 hours at least. Keeping a daily food diary, exercising faithfully, going to support group meetings, monitoring my weight, journaling, grazing without going crazy with it, trusting that this can be done on a daily basis...it all takes work. I am, however, determined to live the second half of my life in a much healthier manner! Discipline has never been anything I could accomplish...such a frightful word...sounds like beating oneself or standing in the corner for the least infraction. But the 12th of February is my 2nd rebirthday and approximately one year of maintaining a loss of 1/2 my size and weight. Hooray!
Today is a quiet day. Other than working on my writing, I plan to spend much of the day organizing my sewing room. Such a disaster in there! Knitting and quilting supplies are everywhere! I simply must get things a bit straightened out if I'm ever to finish my lace quilt. I go to the finishing class tomorrow morning. It has been such fun learning to make all the different lace blocks but it is now time to stitch them all together and get it up on the wall. I left the Christmas wallhanging up so DH didn't have to climb up there to hang up my other quilt. (The wallhanging dangles 22 feet above the first landing on the stairs and requires bringing in a huge ladder and precariously reaching out over the abyss to get the rod up with a heavy quilt hanging from it.) I'll be glad to get this one up. Hope I can put the squares together as beautifully as the squares themselves have turned out to be.
I hope all have a marvelous day!
size 24/size 4-6