Those of you who are here to read about weight-loss know that by "maintenance" I mean maintaining one's weight, and not maintaining anything mechanical. I was in the art room when the rest of my class learned how to repair leaky faucets. Heh.
I thought it might be fun/inspiring/illuminating to reread what I was writing about a year ago.
After reading, I think it's more depressing than inspiring, because I've made no progress. None. Zilch. My weight is the same now as it was then. Thus, I can only conclude that I've got this maintenance thing down!
I'm still walking every day, still eating reasonable portions of made-from-scratch, healthful food, still doing laundry, cleaning floors, working at the garden center. Today I will clean and walk in the morning and mow in the afternoon. This mid-April day looks pretty much like last April, right down to my weight. (With, of course, a soupçon of gratitude for my husband's good health!)
I mentioned then that the non-acceptance of my body might somehow be blocking weight loss. Maybe the new wardrobe will help in that area. I am what I am, and all I can do is work to be as healthy as possible. Being fit will make aging gracefully so much easier. But I'm vain enough to whine that I just want to look better!
As if I don't need more projects, I'm also going to begin Purging the Yarn Closet. I'm not going to have time to knit that much yarn, no matter how long I live or how fast I knit. The plan is to take everything out of the closet, keep what I love or can't replace (the long-discontinued and much-loved Brown Sheep Cotton Top 50/50 wool/cotton, for instance) and release the rest. Most will go on eBay, but I think there might be a giveaway or two here on Knit. Run. Reap. Eat. sometime in the near future. Stay tuned!
It'll be fun/inspiring/illuminating to read next year's mid-April post, to see if I followed through on this Grand Purging Plan. Heh.