Thursday, December 14, 2006

10 days

That's it. 10 days until my birthday.

Also, 10 days until H's birthday and I have lots of knitting to finish for her.

I have the first Jaywalker sock done and I am done with the leg of the second one. I have also tarted a Calorimetry out of the leftover yarn from C's birthday sweater, which was a real quick knit. I cast off on it last night, but haven't taken any photos yet.

I haven't done much work on D's PFS in the last week. I am back at the point where it was frigged, but I have been focusing mainly on getting the Jaywalkers done. I think when they are done, I will go back to the PFS full time.

C did some holiday shopping for me on EBay.

2200 yards of fingerling weight Austrian Merino wool. I think I see a Lucie coming up, which will take me forever, which is good since I joined Wendy's Knit From Your Stash 2007 project. I think I have enough birthday and Christmas yarn coming, if not, I can hit Simpatico with birthday money that my brother is going to give me. I think my one "Get out of Jail Free Card" will be used for the Firecracker sale in July.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Moving Right Along

The PFS is almost back to the point that it was at when I showed it off last. I am about halfway though chart 2, and so far, so good on this time around

The first Jaywalker is about halfway through the foot. I love how pale the colors are in this (pardon the washed out look from the flash) I hope H enjoys getting them for her birthday.

The Holiday decorations are all done. The Santa's Marching Band has made another appearance, the first in our new house. C hasn't been as thrilled with it this year as he was last year, but our new neighbors said they have the same band ready to come out when they unpack the Holiday stuff.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Trial and error

After much trial, error and frogging, I finally made it off of Chart 1 of PFS again, and stuck a lifeline in there so fast. I'm started the second feather pattern on Chart 2 this morning, and hope to be back to where I was by Sunday, but next week the Jaywalker socks are going to be bumped to the top of the knit list, so I can have them done by the morning of the 24th. I only hope they will fit H's foot, since they are a tad too tight for me. I turned the heal on Saturday, and should finish the gusset of the first sock today, so I don't think I will have a problem.

We are 90% of the way done with holiday shopping. Saturday was all about shopping for C while he was with is grandparents. We got him a ... Well, you are going to have to wait until after the holidays to find out.

I did decided to gift out my Swallowtail Shawl to S's grandmother, since she is so hard to shop for, and it is small enough for her to get on and off in bed. I think in January I will start holiday knitting for next Christmas, knitting socks for everyone, but I haven't really decided yet.

I also want to say I hate the lighting in our house for trying to get pictures. S hates having any overhead light on in the evening, and it is too dark to use natural light when I get home, so I try to get photos on the weekend, but we are too busy.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Frogging we will go...

Warning**Photoless post ahead.

I decided to give sock knitting another shot. I am currently working on a pair of Jaywalkers for my twin's birthday present. We are broke, and I have had the yarn (Trekking in pastels, C destroyed the band so I don't know the colorway right now) that had been a SIP for the last 11 months. Monday night I came home and frogged that sock and cast on the Jay's. So far it is an easy and fast pattern, and I think I will have the pair done before our birthday, even if that means PFS is put on hold for a bit at the end.

speaking of PFS...
I did a stupid mistake. I set her down mid-row, when I had less than 20 stitches on one of the needles, because C needed me RIGHT THEN. When I went back to PFS after C was calmed down, I forgot that I was mid-row, and accidentally pulled the needle out of the 20 stiches. After trying for 30 minutes to get the stitches on the needles, and failing due to the very delicate nature of the yarn, I made the ultimate decision to frog. Since I was knitting commando (no life-lines), that ment frogging the entire shawl.


I did break the yarn and keep some as a pseudo swatch to show N how soft the yarn knits up, and if he wants to tease D with the yarn, than that is good.

C saw the 'swatch' and asked if my knitting was broken.

I did cast back on, and I am almost done with chart 1 (again), and I think I will install lifelines (if I can find something that isn't white dentle floss) between charts. I am only working on this after C goes to bed right now, since he likes to poke the needles in the ball, and has tried pulling the yarn off the needles.

Monday, November 27, 2006

FO: Icarus

Stats: Icarus from Interweave Knits Summer 2006 by Miriam Felton
Yarn: Skacel Merino Lace in Cranberry
Needles: Addi Turbos size 3
Start date: October 30
End Date: November 22

I think this was one of the fastest knits I have ever done. From start to finish, it was just over three weeks. I think the fact that the pattern was so easy was such a help to me. After the first day of knitting, and first pattern repeat, I didn't have to refear to the chart again until I was on Chart 2. I did find a bunch of mistakes in my work after I was done with this, snags that didn't block out, SSK and K2togs that were backwards, but I am not going to let them bug me, and nag at me, keeping me up late at night any more.

I did let C help me unpin in Friday night, and he had a blast pulling up all the pins. I guess that means that I can't do any major blocking while he is awake or around.

The shawl did keep me nice and warm in the chilly banquet hall where R had her wedding (which was so beautiful!)

I did cast on for PFS on Wednesday night, and I am on chart 4 right now. This was taken 24 hours ago when I was just starting chart 3. So far PFS is a lot of fun, and I can see myself knitting another one for me. I do hope it doesn't turn out as large as Icarus, since D is so tiny

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Uncharted Territory

I finished Chart 4 of Icarus this morning! I only have the 4 rows of the edging and the BO left to do. I will get this done to wear to R's wedding on Saturday!
I brought Icarus with me to work on at lunch today, but left the book at home. I have Trellis here also, and can work on that, but I am eating lunch at S's office, and the father of the little guy I am making Trellis for is S's boss. Can I work on it without him noticing?

I can't wait to get Icarus finished and cast on for PFS. I think I that will be tomorrow, depending on how much Turkey Day Prep I can get done tomorrow with C's help.

Monday, November 20, 2006

It Came! It Came!

The pattern for the Peacock Feathers Shawl came in the mail on Friday! It is taking all the will power that I posses not to throw the last 8 rows of Icarus aside (and take off the needles since I only have circ needle that I like to use in the right size) and get started on this beauty.

I didn't finish chart 4 this weekend, but I think with hard work, and ignoring the husband and child, I should finish it tonight, and get started on the 4 rows of edging and binding off either tonight or tomorrow!

I am so close to being done with this puppy that I can cry, and Icarus has been a fast knit. I CO on 10-30, and am almost done 3 weeks later.

I only hope that PFS is as fast, especially since I hope to knit another one for myself out of KP Alpaca Cloud in either Midnight or Tide Pool. I put both on my holiday wish list, and will make another Kiri out of the one I don't use for PFS.

Friday, November 17, 2006

How Cool is This...

I posted progress of my Icarus on the Lacevember page, and my first reply was from the designer herself.

I think I am giddy with excitement.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

There She Grows!

As has been long promised, here is a picture of C in his birthday sweater. I love how the dark colors make his hair pop! I think this is the best sweater that I have knitted to date. But since it is a toddler sized sweater, it didn't take to long to complete, and I didn't get bored half way through the project.

Icarus is growing along. I am in the middle of Chart 3, and have 33 rows left to go. I love the color of this Marino Laceweight, and I know that it will go with so much in my closet.

Now that I am actually paying attention to the way the charts are written, instead of how the previous row was written, it feels like it is going faster, even though the rows are getting insanely long. It is taking me 30 minutes to do the wrong side rows and around 45 minutes to do each right side row, so it really is slow going right now.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

10 days to finish Icarus

Will I finish in time?

I am well into Chart 3 now. I think I should have it finished by tomorrow night, providing C doesn't have a repeat of not wanting to go to sleep like we did on Sunday night. That will give me this weekend to do Chart 4, and next week to work the edging and the CO. This shawl is working up so fast!

I did notice that I had my SSK's and K2Tog's confused for a large portion for Chart 2, but I don't think it will be that noticeable when blocked.

In other news, it was actually cold enough today for C to wear his birthday sweater to daycare. S was able to get a few pictures of him wearing it, so I will try to add those in the correct place later tonight.

I made out my Christmas yarn wish list last night. All from Knit Picks to make for easy online shopping for S and L, and emailed it out. I have requested yarn to knit a few sweaters, and lots of laceweight, since I am on the lace kick again.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Finished with Chart 1 on Icarus!

I finished the first chart last night, and started on chart 2. Because C didn't want to go to sleep, and stay asleep, I only got a row and a half done, and I know I have mistakes in there.
No pictures yet, but I feel like I am in the final stretch. Only 52 rows to go! I can get this done in the 11 days I have left before R's wedding!

I also bought the stuff to knit the Peacock Feathers Shawl for D's wedding! Simpatico had a wonder Marino Lace weight from Italy that was $14 for 1500 yards, and this is finer than the Marino Lace I am using for Icarus. The pattern is on order, which is a good thing. If I got the pattern on Saturday, then I would have been tempted to rip Icarus off the needles and start on the Peacock.

If I don't go too crazy doing D's Peacock, then I am going to do one for myself, in a bright blue/color.

Trellis only grew by one row. I think I will work on that 100% when I am done with Icarus, before I start the peacock.

Friday, November 10, 2006

What are your ideal lace making conditions?

Another Lavevember Q&A!

I don't have any ideal lace making conditions. I have knit lace almost anywhere and everywhere. In the mornings I knit in bed waiting for my husband to get out of the shower. I knit in the car in the way to work when my husband drives. I knit at my desk before work, I knit a lunch. I knit lace walking across the college campus to meet my husband for lunch. I knit when we get home and my son is playing, I knit lace at night while watching TV, after my son goes to sleep. I knit in the car on trips to visit family, or go to the good grocery store across town.
About the only place I haven't knit lace at is church and while running on the treadmill. Any spare chance I get, I am knitting.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I'm cheating on Icarus

I cast on for the one bit of Christmas knitting that I am going to do this year. Trellis in Lion Brand Cotton Ease from my stash. This is for my the son of my husband's boss. The family loves the color orange, and I happen to have two balls in a bright orange that should be enough for the sweater, if I make a few mods.
I am knitting the body in one piece, to cut down on the seaming, and I think I am going to knit the collar onto the body as I go as well, so I only have to seam across the back.
I am also going to put the button holes on the "boy" side, unlike the version of this that I made for Corwin's first birthday.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Slow going on Icaurs

I am slowly working on Icarus.
This is knit on size 3 needles in Skacel's Marino lace weight in a raspberry/cranberry color. I cast on for it last Monday and had been getting one chart repeat done each day until the weekend's disaster.

I should finish the next to the last repeat of chart 1 tonight, and hopefully will be done with Chart 1 by Monday.

I offered to knit a shawl for N&D's wedding, so I have to gather some photos of different shawls and let them see it, then N is going to take me yarn shopping! He had the look of a deer caught in the headlights when I told him that we would either have to go to Bedford or Arlington to find the right yarn, but I told him what we would probally pay and he was impressed.

I think my new favorite thing about knitting lace is you can get so much knitting done with very little out of pocket cost.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

FO: Kimono Styled Sweater

Pattern: Kimono Styled Sweater from Knit Picks
Yarn: Knit Picks Marino Style in Storm
Modifications: I left off the optional belt

It took me almost 4 months to knit this sweater. I gained 15 lbs durring construction, and the sweater is a little snug on me. Back on the diet so I can wear this.

Sorry for the pictures being so dark, and the inabilty to read the cables.

FO: Not-SO-Portland Pullover

Pattern: Portland Sweater from Fall 2006 Interweave knits
Yarn: Angora Goat50%/Wool 50% from Russia
Yarn source:
modification: I put a split in the reverse stockingknit section of the body since I didn't have a larger needle. I used a sport weight yarn instead of a lace weight mohair. I modified the neckline for more of a scoop neck instead of the high neck in the original sweater.
Knit in just over 3 weeks

Due to the itchness of the yarn, I doubt I will get much wear out of this sweater.

FO: Swallowtail Shawl

Pattern: Swallowtail Shaw from Fall 2006 Interweave Knits
Yarn: Knit Picks Shimmer in turquoise splendor
Yarn source:

I like how this turned out, however, I think the yarn overshadowed the pattern of the shawl.

FO: The Birthday Sweater

I knit this sweater for Corwin's second birthday.

Pattern: Double Scoop
Yarn: Interlacements Superwash Marino Wool in Turkish Carpet
Yarn Source: Simpatico Yarns
Modifications: Knit in one colorway and left out the design on the original sweater.

Of course, Corwin won't let me put it on him for a photo.

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Knitting Questions, or the Usual Suspects

How long have you been knitting?
Off and on for the last 6 years. I picked it up as my main hobby about 18 months ago.

How did you learn to knit?
I taught myself from a book.

Favorite thing about knitting?
It relives so much stress, and can be done almost anywhere.

How long have you been knitting lace?
One year. I did my first lace project last September.

Favorite thing about knitting lace.
You don't have to worry as much about "Will it fit" or "Will it be too hot to wear in Texas"

The yarn question, or flash your stash
Favorite lace yarn?
Alas, I am at work and having camera issues still, so no flash. Love Kid Silk Haze, and am plotting how I am going to be able to afford to get my hands on more. Until then, I am going to have to live with KP, and Zagger.

variegated or solids for shawls?
Solids. The only project I have completed in a variegated is too busy. That said, I am planning on doing a rectulanger shawl in a variegated soon to see if that looks any better.

Favorite lace color?
None, they all look nice.

Technique, or show us your skillz

Circs or straights?
Circs, for everything. Straights are too unwieldly

Favorite lace knitting trick?
Tinking back a few wors.

Only if it is a very difficult pattern. Well, only my first bit of lace really.

If so with what?
Dental Floss

Fancy blocking wires, or just sewing pins stuck in your carpet?
Pins stuck in the carpet, and cotton string for the straight edges.

Pattern, or can you follow directions

shawls or lacey items?
Shawls, but I will try a lacy sweater soon.

triangle, rectangle, or circular shawls?
Triangle. Rectalgles are too boring, and I haven't tried a circular shawl yet.

Charts or printed instructions?
Charts. I am a visual knitter, and written patterns confuse me.

Favorite lace you've knit?
Kiri, in Kid Silk Haze, but I gave it to my mom for Christmas. I want to knit it for myself.

Favorite lace you want to knit?
Peacock Feathers Shawl. I have been wanting to knit that for a year, and might be able to knit it in a few months for a friends wedding.

Just Fun, yup that's right, just for fun

Favorite jelly belly flavor?

Tell me everything you know about Eric the Red.....
He was a Viking warlord who settled in Greenland a long time ago.

Coke, classic or with lime?
Classic. All the way.

Holiday carols, sing along, or wish they would be banned from all public airwaves?
Wish they would be banned, but since I have a young child, I am going to be hearing them for the next two decade's.

What is the definition of irony?
Me doing something delicate

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?

Why is my cat always puking in front of my son's bedroom door?
Because its a cat (Same problem here)

What is your superior power?
I make milk.

If the laundry is 9 foot by 11 foot (just dreaming, that's a big laundry room), and the walls are 8 feet tall, and you are going to tile the entire room in tiles that are 3 inches by 5 inches, what color should those tiles be?
White. Better to photograph items against.

What's for dinner tonight?
Leftovers. Chicken noodle soup and salad.

What is clogging my children's bathtub drain?
You don't want to know. Trust me.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Friday night I was working on Icarus while watching a Bollywood movie with friends. It wasn't until I sat down to work on her last night that I noticed I dropped stitches, in the row of K2tog's. They had laddered down about 8 rows.Somewhere between screaming, crying, and trying to figure out how to fix it, took a deep breath and frogged. back. 8. stinking. rows. Everything I had done the night before.I only wish that I had been using lifelines.I have everything back on the needles, and didn't miss a stitch, thankfully, and am almost back to where I was Friday night with the knitting.

I also found the camera that Heather got me for Christmas a few years ago. I hunted down fresh batteries for it, only to find out that it is not compatible with my new laptop. Windows doesn't read the softwear, and I don't have the right type of plug to download pictures, so I am going to have to rely on using Steve's camera when I can find it.

I'm in the process of seaming up the Not-so-Portand Pullover, and I hope to have photos of it later today.

Friday, November 03, 2006


But no photos.

I did change the name of the blog yesterday, to something more Knit friendly. I like it, its kind of catchy, but not as catcy as some of the more famous blogs on the web.

I joined the Lavevember knitalog! Its my first official knit along, and I hope that I will learn some blogging and knitting tips from everyone else there.

I was home sick from work yesterday, and got much knitting done on Icaurs. I finished the 3rd go around of chart 1, and should be done with the 4th run through today. If I keep up at this pace, I hope to be done with the 5th' repeat on Sunday, and the 6th by Wednesday. I think I will finish this before Rabeya's wedding on the 25th (Only 21 more days until then).

I also got some blocking done yesterday, without the little one around. Swallowtail is blocked. I just need to weave in the ends and take some photos of it. I think I will give it to Steve's mom for Christmas, then we are done with her.

I also blocked the Not-So-Portland Pullover yesterday. I think I will seam it tomorrow or Sunday, and then she will be ready to wear, with a shirt on under it of course.

Tomorrow I will try to get photos of everything, both for this neglected blog and for other places that I lurk/post.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I really need to blog more.


I must also remember to take pictures of stuff.

Swallowtail remains unblocked. I have the pins to block it, I have the cotton thread(yarn) to block it, I have the space to block it, I just haven't had the time to block it.

I did suck it up and finish The Portland Pullover in like 4 days. Once I got past the second sleeve, I got the body done in no time. I cast on for the body on Thursday morning, and bound off Sunday night. I did make some modifications to the pattern. Since I didn't have the money to buy size 13 needles, I added a slit in the reverse stockingnet area. I also left out the 10 rows of knitting on the top, and left it with a more scooped neck look. I hope to block it this weekend, and sew up the sleeves, and depending on how it looks then, I might go back and adjust the neck line.

Icarius in my left over shimmer Died again. I did cast on again Monday night in some Skacel laceweight Marino that Steve bought me last June for our anniversary. If I don't mess up again, than I hope to have it done in time to wear to Rabeya's wedding on the 25th.

Sherwood hasn't been touched in a week. I still think of it as a WIP, but I don't have a deadline on it since I am making the size 4.

I have finished seaming the Kimono Style Sweater, but I hate it on me. Maybe after I lose more weight (instead of gaining weight) it will look better. Or maybe if I had thought ahead and put in short rows for my big nursing boobs.

Monday, October 23, 2006

I haven't been here in a while

I have fallen off of the weight loss track again, but I have been a knitting fiend the last few weeks.

I have finished three 'big' projects in the last month, but of course I don't have any photos of them up yet.

I finished Corwin's birthday sweater on his birthday. He know's it is his, calls it "My Yarn", but he won't let me put it on him to get a picture. *Sigh*

I am 99.9% done with the Kimono Sweater. I have it bound off, seamed, and tried it on again on Saturday, only to find out that I droped a stitch at one of the shoulder bind offs. So as soon as I get that picked up and woven in, I will be able to wear it out in public.

I also have jumped on the Swallowtail Shawl band waggon. I cast on for it 10/2 and I finished it on 10/21, so not even 3 weeks. Of course it is a fast knit, and once I got past the nupps, it all went really fast. All that is left is blocking it, and I might do that tonight after Corwin is down.

Now my only problem is what to knit next. I have cast on three more projects, and have the yarn and desire to do two more after that. I have the Portland Sweater on one set of needles, Icarius shawl on a second set, and I started Sheerwood on my quasi broken bamboo needles, that were the right lenght for knitting it in the round. I really want to cast on for Glasgow Lace, and did cast on Saturday, but wasn't able to get guage on the needles I was using, and my 3's are in use Icarius. I also want to knit the Shapely Tee with my leftover yarn from the KS.

Now that I have found my digital camera from the move two moves ago, I hope to get some photos taken soon.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I knew this was going to happen.

I track points M-F with no problem, but come the weekend, I don't track worth a damn. I need to get better at this, and not leave the tracker at my desk.

I did work out 6 days last week! I either did Couch to 5K, or one of my Firm Vidoes. I am so proud of myself. Until:

Sunder I was a bum and didn't do anything
Monday I had a migrain and didn't do anything
Tuesday I stayed home and started to do 4 different vidoes. I didn't make it to the gym to start week 4 of C25K, so I will probally repeat week 3 Thursday and Saturday *shrug*

I HAVE to get a work out in tonight to make up for the cake that they had for Dr. Harris's retirement party. I didn't have to have the cake, but I can't resist cake. I think if Corwin goes to bed early enough I will try to get one of the Firm Cardio workouts in. I don't know.

So far I have been jumping around the 211-213 weight range. Nothing is helping to get rid of the stress weigth that I put on this summer. Sucks! I don't like being at the same weight I was this time last year. It means my hard work was for nothing! I cant lose weight for anything right now. *Sigh*

Monday, September 11, 2006

Well, I moved Homes September 11, 2006

I decided rather than to try to have an entire website devoted to my weight loss blog, I would start small, with just a weight loss blog. I think this will be easier to manage. Or at least I hope it will.

I weighed in at 211.8 this morning, so officially, I am down. A whole .2. It could be worse.

I did eat like a pig on Saturday after I got home from work, so that could have something to do with it. Who knows.*shrug*

I broke down and did an abs workout yesterday. I did The Firm's Jiggle Free Abs, and it was a killer. I also tried to do my C2k5 workout yesterday at my parents, but since there is no air in the room their treadmill is in, I started overheating about 12 minutes in, and ended it halfway through instead of finishing. I think I will do the Ab video this evening after Corwin is in bed, and will run again tomorrow.

Also, I think I will be going jeans shopping this evening, or sometime this week.

September 9th blog

I think I spoke too soon.
My weight is back up to 212, but I still have two days to my official WI.. I don't know why. I have been OP, within points all week. It is starting to look like 4 NP is too much, and 0 NP is too little (Or it could be 4 is too little). I think starting Monday I will try only using 2 NP, but that is going to be rough.
I had a great run on Thursday. Still doing the Couch 2 5K Program. I did Week 2 Day 2, and had a walking speed of 3.5 MPH and a running speed of 4.7. I am still working on increasing my running speed, and I know it will take time to get to 6MPH. Man that sounds fast. But that would be 10 minute miles, and I remember in Middle and High school, if you couldn't do a 10 minute mile than you failed the class. I was one of the losers who failed the class.
I also took the step to cancel my WW Online membership, for the 4th or 5th time this year. I am doing a good job logging and keeping track of everything, but right now we can't even afford the $18 a month for it. Sorry, but I would rather spend that money on dinner. And that is why I am on WW to begin with. I did create a new page on this site where I will track my points. I just hope that I can stay motivated enough to keep up with it.

September 6

So far so good today.
Last night I had an awesome run! I didn't have the greatest start to working out, however. I drove to the gym only to find that they were doing construction on the parking lot that I use, and had closed the entrance. I was confused because there were cars parked in the lot. It wasn't until the third pass around the block that I noticed that they turned the handicap spots into the new entrance. I got into the gym only to find that I didn't have my ID card on me. We can get in one time per semester without a card, so I used that. I went to get a towel and a lock, only to find that they were out of both. Bummer. I went in the locker room and started changing my clothes only to realise that I forgot to wash them, and they spent the entire weekend stewing in the back of the VUE, so I was stinky. I hauled my stinky body over to the treadmills only to find out that ALL the treadmills were out of order or in use. I hoped on the first one that came available, but it wasn't a treadmill style that I had used before. No biggie, and I am proud to say that I made it through Week 2 Day 1 of the Couch to 5 K program!
Since I had a huge boatload of points leftover for the day (11) and I earned 5 AP, plus me deciding to start counting 4 nursing points, Steve and I decided to hit Sonic for their 1/2 price burger day. I was sure that I was going to be a good girl and only eat 1 1/2 (Hey, I was starving), but I wound up eating both burgers, and only had to dip into 2 1/2 Flexies. Kick Ass!
This morning had a good start. I did jump on the scale to see how much damage dinner had done, and I was down at least 1 lb! It was jumping between 210.8 and 211, so Yeah!
I had a PB&J for breakfast, and Banana for snack. We were going out for Indian for lunch with the gang, and that is where things took a turn for the worse. I didn't know that the Chicken Curry would wind up being 10pts for 1 cup. So including the rice, I had a 15 pt lunch. Ouch! Oh well, I have a ton of flexies for the week still.
Dinner tonight will be something with ground turkey, I haven't decided yet. We will see how complicated I am willing to get after we get Corwin's hair cut tonight.

September 5 From old blog

Well, this is going to be a big rehash of what I have on my home page. More info about me, and what I am doing here, on this site, in cyberspace.
I really need help with my weightloss. I have had good luck with it in the past, but I have slid and in the last three months I have undone most of the good I did during 5 months of being OP and with maintaining. We bought our first house two months ago, and moved in. During the stress of the move, and other stuff, I have managed to pack on 12 lbs, and I have been having trouble getting back OP with WW. I know I have two problem areas. I drink real Coke most days. I am trying to limit myself to one real Coke a day, and to drink diet for the rest of the day, but I don't like the chemicals in artificial sweeteners. I really need to cut Coke's out of my diet again, completely, but it is harder to do than it has been in the past.
I am still nursing my 23 month old son two to four times a day, and I am in a tizzy about nursing points. I probably should be using them, and counting them, but I am trying to do two weeks with out them to see how it affects my weight loss. So far, it hasn't been pretty. I gained three pounds last week. Of course that could be in part to my going overboard and having two Wendy's Big Bacon Classics last weekend. Not on the same day, but still, those things are a big hit to one's points.
Today is a work out day. I am in the process of doing the Couch to 5K program I am on Week 2 of the program. I have gone as far as Week 3 in the past before I have lost interest. I hope this time I can work up to being able to do the full 30 minute run, as running in a race is on my list of things to do before I turn 40.
I think thats enough for now. Later.