Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Learning about erosion

After I threw a little sulk about how I have become invisible in our family pictures since Z. became independently mobile and left my arms (hard to take a picture of the baby without her mother when her mother's carrying her), A. has started taking more pictures of me.

Learning about erosion

In the local woods, looking at the erosion-containment efforts of the park commission. I'm the one with the grey taking over her hair, almost halfway to her weight goal.

6 comments:

Julia said...

Still loving that necklace. And congrats on the weight goal progress.

Jody said...

Yay for getting in the pictures! And yay for the weight goals, too.

Jenny Davidson said...

Very nice picture! And congratulations on progress towards goal, this is very good...

Mom said...

And looking great even without a necklace to wear in the woods.

Tall Kate said...

This is such a sweet picture!

kathy a. said...

very sweet picture!

i really love your thoughts and discussion about weight, body image, depression, and figuring out what you and your body need.

most of my childhood was chubby, and most of my adulthood i've been more in the "normal" range. i know my weight ties to depression -- i just did so much better when i moved away from home and was happy and busy, and believe that the gains of the last 5 years or so are definitely tied to stresses plus less exercise.

when i was a teenager, though, the weight created a vicious cycle of self-flagellation. my friends were skinny, and i felt i was a failure because i was not, so there were endless rounds of hopeless diets that made me feel even worse every time i blew another one. i'm skipping that part of it this time around.

i'm not quite to making a point of losing weight yet, but it won't be one of those "10 lbs. in 2 weeks" diets when it happens. it will be that my funk is drying up, and i'm busier, seeing more people, getting more done, taking chances to walk or swim, etc.