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More Conference

on May 3, 2013

Having a great time. Yesterday I had another good food day. My goal is to maintain my weight while away. If I lose I lose but as long as I don’t gain I will be happy. This way I don’t stress, can enjoy a treat here and there and just live my conference life.

This is a big hotel and conference center so we walk a lot just going from workshop to workshop. A friend and I also did another fitness center trip yesterday. 35 brisk minutes on the treadmill. I also do some tai chi in the room every day.

Seeing more friends has been great. I always love seeing them when we’re reunited. This year their genuine pleasure for me surrounds me in warmth. I also appreciate their honest interest in how I feel and the fact that they understand the effort that has gone into this journey.

Last night was the big anniversary ball for which friends and I portrayed heroines from historical novels by legendary authors.

I blogged about the gown I was loaned that didn’t quite zip a couple of months ago. Well the last ten pounds did the trick and it closed all of the way for last night. My lungs had to adjust before I could take a full breath but I was okay in a few minutes.

Add a hoop skirt and full long, flowing wig and I did indeed feel like a Southern belle.

Tonight I have another show and costume. It’s a Victorian dress that Heather Graham loaned me from her vast collection of costumes. It too fits!

Here’s a photo from last night. I have others but they’re on my camera and I forgot my cord.

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6 responses to “More Conference

  1. Hope says:

    You look smashing!

  2. robena grant says:

    Fab costume! You look wonderful! Glad you’re having a great time at RT. Maybe I’ll make it next year. ; )

  3. Skye says:

    Fantastic costume! Yes, you look quite the Southern Belle! I’m glad you are having fun. I look forward to more pictures.

  4. Susanne says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!: “This year their genuine pleasure for me surrounds me in warmth.”

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. And great it’s a “loaner”.. my practical self said.. “Gee, that won’t be good to wear later on the walkways at DRC,” ha ha ha.. So gorgeous! And I love your practical approach to a healthy but fun conference.. AND your commitment to the walking/exercise. I need a little MORE of that! Have a blast Mary, can’t wait to see/ hear /read more about the conference! xxoo

    • Mary Stella says:

      You’ll get there, Chrissy. You’re making great progress and, in a few months, you’ll be dancing as well as walking! I can’t wait and am so happy for you! xoxox

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