I have also gotten tantalizingly close to achieving my "ideal" BMI of 22...I am only about 3 pounds away at the moment. I fully intend to keep running and eating healthfully, so we will see if I can get there and maintain it just in time to start working on baby #2. Ah well, I have learned that if I am more careful with food and a little more physically active during my next pregnancy, maybe I will not put on quite as much weight, and if I start exercising again when I am cleared by the doctor instead of waiting 6 months, I should be able to get the remaining weight off faster.
I am pleased to report that Paige has submitted her entry for this week's Sonnet Challenge. I have heard from several of you that the meter is giving you fits. I know it can be frustrating to try to shoehorn your thoughts into the right rhythm. All I can say is that I am reasonably certain there is no rule of what meter you MUST use to write a sonnet; both Cicely's and Paige's are excellent without fitting iambic pentameter. I would just say it'd be easiest to try and find some meter that works for you and try to stick to it through the whole poem, it just helps it flow better. Keep working on it, I know you'll get it!
China quake destroys
ten thousand homes, three hundred
people injured. Yikes.
diets slow aging process,
but take care and thought.
trades in iPod for Walkman,
walks in father's shoes.