Last March, my sister, my mom and one of her friends, and I all went to the Dallas Botanical Gardens. In one section of the grounds, there is a garden called, "The Lady's Garden."
In that garden, at the edge of a reflecting pool there is a statue of a woman. She's chubby. REALLY chubby. My sister and I laughed about how Reubenisc she was, and she really did make for some beautiful photographic shots.
I didn't think too much more about it but my sister happened to catch this shot of me walking down the sidewalk with the chubby woman in the background. At the time, I'd lost 40-something pounds, and my sister made the comment, "That's you - walking away from the fat girl.."
She was right in a very poetic and symbolic way. I AM walking away from the fat girl that was me. She's not gone yet, but before VERY much longer, I think she'll be just another part of my memories.
I'm still working at it, and I'm hoping to have the last 20 pounds gone by October when I go to Italy.
I taught myself to crochet early last May on the way to my BIL's wedding in Kansas. (Hey - it's a five hour drive. I figured I might as well be productive as just look out the window!) I've been wanting to learn how for a while, mostly because I've been wanting to put some hand crocheted flowers on a layout. So that's what these are - my first crochet attempt! Don't look too hard - they're FAR from perfect. But they're mine, and I'm proud as anything of them! Thanks so much to Sarah (sarahmacnificent) for the inspiration to try!
Round Robin Lift : Group 4 Week 2 - I lifted Dollscrap's gorgeous "Style" project! Here's a link : http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/13236/view/3651899/-1.html
Monochrome Challenge : Asparagus