Feb_22 On the Other Side of Two Plateaus . . .
I am delighted to report that I have now found myself on the other side of two plateaus.
My weight loss plateau has shifted. I have lost 2 more pounds and am now officially 1 pound away from my second intermediate weight loss goal. I plan to continue on this journey until my weight stabilizes and that could be 5 or 10 pounds from now. I have no idea what an ideal weight for me could be, so I will continue eating well, exercising frequently and discovering what lies ahead.
One thing that I know for sure is that I’m enjoying expressing myself through cooking in a way that I had never done before. I’m trying new recipes and having a great deal of fun. So, the painting plateau provided me with time and energy to extend myself into a new level of cooking creativity. This is definitely a huge benefit that I will carry into this post-plateau period.
Tumeric Spiced Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Here is the update on my "art plateau." I wandered into the art room, shortly after the winter solstice and found myself painting prolifically once again.
Tribute to Love
Gentle and Kind
I am too close to my art at this time to be able to tell if there is a qualitative difference in the paintings since my "time off." One thing that is extremely validating to me about this post-plateau period is that I have already sold three of these newest paintings. So, that does tell me that something is different.
If any of you who are reading this have the overview and can comment on any change that you have an awareness of, I’d be delighted to hear about it.! In the meantime, here are the paintings that have flown out of me on the other side of the "plateau."