For all those people who would say "Ew yuck. Some-one your size in a swimming pool and you don't even cover up?" I say "It is the best place to exercise when you are large.The water supports your body weight but you also have to push against it." This means less pain during and after the exercise and you can exercise for much longer. I am not worried about other people's sensibilities if they see a large person with rolls of fat in the pool. Wearing shorts and a t-shirt in a pool feels terrible and gets in your way.It is everyone's right to do what they enjoy doing. Those same people will be saying you are fat because you don't exercise. Nu-uh. I used to get hassled by people in cars (driving along not exercising themselves) when I would be going for a long strenuous walk or if I was cycling for the same reason. Hey, I am the one doing physical exercise not you. The same in most gyms. The slim people would look down their noses at you because you didn't look pretty and might actually sweat (glow). Doing the amount of targeted exercise you had been given by a trained professional to help you tighten your muscles and become fitter is everyone's right. Double standards abound and you are "damned if you do and damned if you don't." What gives people the right to make that sort of comment. Usually when you look it is a slovenly b...... anyway. Enough of that rant.
I kept away from temptation this last week as I was knitting a blanket for my brother's birthday today. I finished it last night. At times I had to wear a wrist support as an old injury to a nerve in my hand flared up as well. It is done. I hope he likes it. I do. No more knitting of heavy things for a while though. A cousin has a new grandson so I will knit a 4 ply outfit for him. They live in Wellington so will need warmer outfits probably till Christmas anyway. My niece has invited us to her 30th birthday party on the 24th October and she has a Halloween fancy dress theme. I will have lost enough weight by then to fit into a 18-20 size outfit that I may have to make. It will be fun.
The other spare time I had was spent reading 2 Lara Adrian and 2 Kresley Cole books that are due back at the library. Other people are waiting for them so it meant a number of late nights reading when I could no longer knit. At least I got more drinking of water done. Our spring garden is starting to bloom with daffodils, freesias, anemones and snapdragons. A bumble bee was having a good nose around yesterday. Swallows were swooping around catching insects. Other birds were calling for mates and two ducks sat down on our lawn for a while till a SUV roared past a bit too close to them. I got my exercise hand watering the lot with some seaweed fertilizer that seems to really help the pot plants. It looks as though we might get feeds of strawberries this year instead of isolated tastes. Yay.