This is the best shot of me in my "wedding gown" on my wedding day:
These are the 2 shots of me in the same dress yesterday:
It seems I'm doing not too bad, huh? At least, I can still squeeze into the corset and then the gown. Yes, the word "squeeze" is just right for the occasion. If you examine the picture on the right, you'll see a lump of flesh hiding on my back ... right under the arm in the picture. That's the result of trying to squeeze into the corset!
So, I was fooling around with the camera, trying to take pictures of myself, in this outfit yesterday afternoon. After about 15 minutes, I started to feel short of breath. If you have watched Pirates of the Carribean, you'll immediately know that this is a sign - one telling me that the clothes I was wearing were too tight! Without a Captain Sparrow to rescue me in case I fainted, I took the cheung-sam and corset off without hesitation!
It is undeniable that I have put on weight since I got married. So, I give myself a challenge. Between now and August 2005, I will do my best to get back in shape. I am not a health freak and I don't go on any diet. What I do will just be exercise. By the time the Wedding Gown Challenge is held in New York, I will also fit into my cheung-sam again ... this time hoping that I can last, maybe, half an hour!
Note on Knitting:
I've made quite a lot of progress on the various WIPs and will post on that tomorrow with pictures.