Who Is Walkerlady?

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I'm the 'Lazy Quilter' who doesn't always take the time to try to achieve perfection. I prefer to enjoy the process of creating instead of agonizing over being perfect. I am 'Walker Lady' who changed my lifestyle and lost over 70 pounds in the process! I wear the hats of a Quilter, Artist, Crafter, Musician, Life Coach, Wife, and Mom, all rolled up into one unique human bean!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wasn't it JUST the 4th of July?

I have just not felt much like posting boring posts and have also been super busy in my life, so a lot of this posting is from the 4th of July...over THREE weeks ago!

First up are the parfaits I made. I used blueberries, raspberries, angel food cake, and whipped cream made from real cream! It was my tribute to the "Red, White, and Blue" theme of the holiday:
It was good, but would have been better if I had been able to find edible strawberries that day. I am getting super picky about the foods I buy!

Here is my husband and me at the park, waiting for darkness to fall so the fireworks would begin! I was wearing my shirt tucked in! Fat people aren't supposed to do that, are they? hehehehe

My son.  That smile makes me think he's up to something!

My hubby. My Irish folk singer!

And some of the fireworks:

My lettuce growing experiment has had mixed results. I had put it in a sunny window. They got too much sun and started sending out seed stems. Once they do this, the leaves will be bitter.
I tried a mini-hydroponic type planter that did not work. Now I just snip the leaves as soon as they are a few inches tall. Those that sent out the long stems were tossed. Was it worth the hassle? Not really.

Soon it will be time to transplant the pineapple into dirt. I hope I have better luck growing that!

That's it for today! Hope you're having a wonderful summer...Walk-On!


Daddy said...

Hi Sherri!
It's been an extra busy summer for me, too, but I wanted you to know I'm still checking in on you from time to time. Looks like you're having fun.

I had a little setback in May (it felt huge at the time!) where I went completely off the rails for the first time in two years. It was astounding and discouraging how quickly my body was able to pack weight back on. But the good news is that I grabbed control at the beginning of June and forced myself to stick with it and am now almost back to where I was. The moral of this story is that now I know that if I "fall off the wagon" for a bit it doesn't mean a complete reversal. I CAN recover. I guess going through this experience has been a valuable confidence builder in spite of how awful it all felt.

Keep having a good summer!


Sherri D said...

Thanks for stopping by Cynthia! I am so glad you were able to "survive" a setback! I've had a few mini ones myself this summer.

It is VERY scary when you think you might gain all the weight back at the speed of light no less, as compared with the eons it took to get the weight off!

I just kept thinking that I didn't want to go through a long drawn-out session of losing the weight again, or feeling like a failure, or having to buy big clothes again! YIKES!!!

I have read in many many places, that a little backsliding happens to the best of losers. I think it is all about learning how to live this new life and then TRUSTING that this new life is livable!

You hang in there and I will too and we will keep things all on the right track for sure. :)