I really WANT to get back to weaving. I want to finish my black and white Tencel on cotton and make a shirt. Or a tunic.
I'm in a slump because I'm trying (I REALLY am!) to lose weight. I'm moving more. I'm eating a LOT less. Yet, here it sits, on my legs, belly, butt, boobs, and well, generally, all over my body. Almost 2 weeks now, and I've only lost 2 lbs. My weight keeps fluctuating.
Back in 2007, I lost about 40 lbs over 5 months.....then commenced to have a major heart attack and died. Thank God, my husband had gotten me to the hospital (rural living means you KNOW the way to the hospital, but there's no guarantee that the Paramedics will know the way to our house in less time), before I actually died. The hospital personnel brought me back to life.
Since then, I have struggled with energy, stamina, and weight gain. I do blame some of it on the fact that I was also going through menopause at the same time. Then, in 2011, I had to have a hysterectomy - which of course, slowed me down even more.
So what's a woman to do? I'm missing all the chocolate, sugar, and biscuits I was eating, and yet, I'm NOT losing weight. I'm not eating potatoes, or rice. No bread. No sugar. I just can't figure it out.
I'm upping my water intake to see if that helps. If it doesn't and I continue on in this manner, the doc and I are going to have something to talk about!
Today we did go to a local lavender farm. It wasn't huge, and it wasn't anything like what you've seen in photographs of rows and rows of huge lavender plants that are just purple everywhere. This is a small, local farm. Nicest people. The teenagers were helping out and they were very sweet, and the young man knew his stuff about lavender.
Here are some of the photos. ©Martha Manigross
Butterfly on Lavender.
Till next time, take care.