Blue porcelain pottery
Artist and porcelain maker Harumi Ota gave local artist Robert Amos lessons.
Robert has created a whimsical line of vessels.
This one was a gift from our darling daughter Jennifer.
The two bowls shown here are by Harumi Ota.
I have had them several years.
For those of you reading this post who may be local
they were purchased from a local gallery in Oak Bay called Eclectic.
Harumi Ota frequently sells his work at The Moss Street Market on Saturdays.
Here's my new swimsuit...
also blue and white.
Finding a "flattering" suit was quite a challenge.
First off there was a limited selection in my price range
coming to grips with my ample figure "weighed heavily"
I wanted decent support and good coverage...
needing to camouflage the "wobbly bits" as much as possible.
I ended up at a bathing suit specialty shop...
where they have many sizes and styles and expert fitters.
While in the change rooms I overheard many women's conversations
ALL of which were lamenting that they were FAT!
They were mostly young women and teenagers...
I was the eldest by far!
We are sensitive and critical of our bodies...
not everyone can be the same size or shape
we all have "problem areas"
no one is perfect.
I am overweight
I know that I should slim down and get back to my WW goal weight.
I have a serious conversation with myself about this regularly...
and its not really working.
I eat healthy
I try not to indulge in chocolates or sweets.
I walk every day and swim once a week.
I look around at the pool and there are women of all shapes and sizes.
There are some who would be considered morbidly obese
in swimsuits much bigger than mine
participating in the Aqua Fit classes...
How do they feel in their own skin?
Do we all have negative thoughts about our body image?
Is this a healthy way of thinking?
Here's my healthy lunch.
I AM going to try harder, starting right now,
How about you?
Are you struggling to lose weight?
How do you feel about your body image?
Have you been swimsuit shopping lately?
Are you shocked by the swimsuit prices?
(many that I looked at were over $200)
Its a lovely sunny day and I am heading out for my second walk.
Thank you for reading my humble blog and I'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~