145.0 Muscle Definition in My Calf and My Forearm

I'm teaching sewing, walking, and single survival classes in this dress today. It was 93 F here in Spokane yesterday, and a dress is really my only option for something cool enough to walk outside in for 45 minutes. Shorts would be too unprofessional for all day, and I don't want to change there.

See the muscle definition in my calf and my forearm! Wow. What a difference a year makes. When I sit in the car with my knees up high in front of me, my thigh muscles are defined as well. It's too bad I waited to be almost 50 before getting into shape, but better late than never, eh?

I got paid yesterday to sit and watch the Zeffirelli "Romeo and Juliet" movie over and over. I adore the costuming and set design. I love my job! During the tomb scene at the end I told the students there is a school of thought which says "Romeo and Juliet" is not a great romantic story, but a farce about how stupid teenagers can be. They had already read the play, of course, and so they knew Juliet wasn't really dead and that Romeo was being too emo. I won most of these high school freshmen over to this school of thought.

The only thing I don't like about this picture is you can see the little bit of extra skin I still have under my chin. I still hold out hope that this will recede after a few more months of keeping the weight off.

I walked a mile in the park yesterday. I also shopped for about 20 minutes. Here is what I ate and maintained my weight perfectly at 145.0:

Small bowl of Special K, strawberries and organic soy milk
Fuji apple grown here in Washington State
Handful of raw baby carrots and 2 tablespoons Parmesan spinach dip
McDonald's cheeseburger and small strawberry shake
Small bowl of Special K, strawberries and organic soy milk
Cup of popcorn


  1. Kudos to you for keeping it off! That's the hardest part for me! ~Angela

  2. Hi Angela!

    Keeping the weight off is the hardest part for most of us, I think. Thanks for the kudos. :)


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