Monday, February 13, 2006

I would have bet

I would have bet cash-money-bucks that I'd lost weight this week. I feel thinner. My ring slips around my finger easily. I move without discomfort most of the time. [Don't ask me first thing in the morning. Yet.] I move, period! Lots! In other words, I have more energy.

I stayed the same. I'm so bummed.

That driveway photo I posted yesterday? Cover it with snow and that's what it looks like today. I for sure don't want my body getting used to shoveling snow every day for exercise! Saturday it was fun – first big snow of the year and all. Yesterday was a necessity, as we had to go someplace. Today I could blow it off, but I won't. I mentioned to someone yesterday that I'd rather have my exercise be productive than just exercising for the sake of exercising. So I'd much rather shovel the driveway again than do a workout DVD or walk on the treadmill.

I feel like I've arrived in the blogging world: I've been tagged! Mar!a is responsible:

The Instructions: Name five of life's simple pleasures that you like, then tag five people to do the same. Try to be original and creative.

I don't know how original or creative these will be, but here goes:

  • Sitting in my chair, knitting with wool.
  • Having my puppy, Hershey, sitting beside me.
  • Looking out at the living room from my chair and seeing a beautiful, clean floor.
  • The smell of hazelnut coffee or chai tea steaming from a pottery mug on the end table.
  • Answering the phone and hearing someone special wanting to talk to me – instead of a wrong number!
Now I'm supposed to tag five other people. Okay, here goes: Joan (because she needs some simple pleasures right about now), Vickie, Laurie, Joelle and Beth.

The front of the FLAK is done. I might go an inch longer on both the front and back before I start working in the round, but I'm waiting for the next set of instructions before I decide. I'm sure if when I lose all the weight I want to lose that the current armhole depth of 9 inches will be fine. So I probably better just keep it as is, right?

I think I'm about ready to insert the pocket on the right front of the OD. I haven't read the instructions yet, but I opted to lose the point on that piece, and the pocket is 4.5 inches deep and I'm close to that. I'm guessing I should insert it when this piece is about 6 inches long. And I'm already second-guessing how to insert it. I think there might be some sewing up of side seems on the insert to be done. Not a big deal, but surely I could do a double-knit pocket insert and eliminate that bit of sewing. There will be Plenty o' Sewing on this baby before I'm done – not like I'm trying to cheat myself out of the experience or anything! I might even wait and do an Elizabeth Zimmermann afterthought pocket, thus putting it exactly where I need it to be, instead of guessing.

I leave you, trying not to be depressed, but not doing a very good job of it.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Hang in there Debbi. It WILL come off, just slower than we want it to. I'm just hoping to stay the same today.