The original post, October last year
Part II, September 1 this year
Part III, September 2
Part IV, September 3 (on SotC)
In particular, thanks to g for making the key suggestion of looking at Maori designs, and to Fingerstothebone and Mrs.5000, whom I have pestered in person about this odd project.
K. That's WAY more introduction than was needed. Here it is: The Arbitrary Symbol!
And you know, it occured to me at some point that although this is (I hereby declare) "right side up," all I have to do is make the final product hangable from any side (easy) and I've got four symbols for the price of one. Sweet!
Just to be clear: I am no longer looking for modifications and suggestions. I am looking for praise. "Bitchin' symbol!" will suffice nicely.
Target Weight: 211
...and after a week of better exercise and what felt like increasing dietary restraint:
Actual weight: +2, 216.
But that's not what is so damn FRUSTRATING!!!
What is so damn frustrating is that I've twisted my ankle again, for this second time this year. It is the latest of an unbroken string of incidents and accidents dating all the way back to November that have kept me unable to run, which is my main form of exercise. I was just getting to the point where I could run long enough to get some good out of it again, and now it will be at least three weeks before I can even start testing the ankle again, if past experience is any guide.
Least interesting blog photos ever: left ankle is an ankle, right ankle is a big wad of puffiness.
So what I'm saying here is, poor me.
Diet Cola Consumption: Consistenly at or under plan.