It's been 3 years and twenty pounds since my last post here on TF and I'm proud to say that in my absence I've reached my goal to return to vegetarianism. Yes, it's been a struggle in my quest and my intentions to document it here on my blog. But among this exciting news that I'm two pounds from my vegetarian weight of 2003, is the even more exciting news of the birth of our daughter Mai-Lin Margaret on August 26th, 2013.
At 16 months old, she is today's drive for my road to nutritional healing. Her vegetarian mom who inspired me in the beginning has gone vegan in recent months and despite donning my favorite leather jacket, at least my diet is now vegan. We are raising Mai-Lin vegan as well and the future of this blog is dedicated to her well being and the growth of our little family.
Walking this child round-the-clock has contributed greatly to the exercise part of my weight loss while her light sleeping prevented me from raiding the fridge and cupboards at three in the morning.
My family and I would like to wish all of you and yours a wonderful and healthy 2015, and a big thanks for following my rants and musings.
On a final note, the birth photographer responsible for the above video and preserving the most cherished moment of our lives is Andrea Frappier of Northern Accents Photography in Holtyre, Ontario. Andrea is tops in her class of photographers, and the classiest in the region. I always check the link to the video before sharing and although I've lost count of how many times I've seen it, my responding tears are the same as the first.
Godspeed to Dr. Peter John Pace who brought Mai-Lin and thousands of others into our world, and left his legacy behind after a tragic automobile accident almost one year ago.