Thursday, January 5, 2012

You know your fat when...and some knitting.

Let's start with the knitting for the folks out there that could care less about my weight issues.

For 2012 I plan on stash shopping again and I am going to complete UFO's.

Skinner Hat

Fireside Patchwork Afghan
UFO #1 Skinner Hat
It is done with Sundara Yarn I got several years ago in the color "Aurora Borialis". I worry that the color may be too dark to see the lace pattern, but we shall see after blocking. I only have 1 repeat of the pattern and decreases.

UFO #2 The Fireside Patchwork Afghan.
I actually started this in January 2009! I started this during a week long power outage due to an ice storm.  I also discovered that I can't knit if my hands are really cold...I have 3 of 20 blocks completed and got a good start on block 4. Hopefully I will have several finished objects for 2012.

You know your fat when...NONE OF THE SHOES AT ACADEMY WILL FIT!!!!!

We went to Academy to get me some shoes so I can get started walking. I must have tried on 30 pairs of shoes and I have feet that were I not the size I am, could buy shoes in the kids department, but they are so fat and wide that a D width wasn't wide enough. Talk about depressing. I know shopping for clothes is depressing, but shoes?! I mean really!!!

On the exercise front I did get on an elliptical for a bit yesterday, not long 5 or 10 minutes, but hey any exercise is better than none right? I'm still afraid of the bow flex. It's in my crafting room so I have to rearrange some things, but I will make friends with it before the week is out.

As far as food goes, I have done OK I think. I have cut way, way back on soda. I have been drinking coffee, black, in the mornings. If we go out, I have been getting a soda, but the size that comes with the meal at fast food, not up sizing. It may not sound like much, but for me, it's a plus. I usually order the largest size drink that the place had. So I think that it is a good thing.

We ate at Backyard Burger last night and they now have the option to get a side salad instead of fries and that is what I did. It's a really nice side salad too, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes and mushrooms with croutons on the side, I didn't use the croutons and only half of the raspberry vinaigrette that came with it. I also split a burger with my youngest, he was still hungry after the kids burger. I think that I did relatively well, but we will see Sunday morning.

I have been drinking water. I have one of those no sweat, acrylic glasses with a straw that keeps ice, so I really like that.

I am going to make soup today to have some good food choices in the freezer to make it a bit easier. I will do my best to take pictures of it when it's done and post it and the recipe tomorrow.

Gotta tend the dragons...TTFN

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