Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Where'd that five pounds go, anyway?

It seems appropriate to post a progress photo on the first day of the month, even though no progress can be discerned, in my opinion. But ... five pounds is five pounds, and that's five pounds closer to goal. At this rate, y'all can see a really cool progress photo, oh, about next January.

Which is fine, really. Slow and steady and all that. I wrote to eDiets Monday, whining about only losing five pounds for the month and detailing how much I'd worked out and how little I'd eaten. I got the reply I expected: I should eat between 1300 and 1400 calories per day and I should be happy to lose at a moderate rate.

As all both you Tontant Weaders know, I eat fewer than 1300 calories per day, often fewer than 1100. You will never convince me that this particular body can lose weight eating more food. Never.

It would be interesting, though, to be admitted to some kind of spa or hospital or mental institution where my caloric intake is controlled and prescribed, just to see what happens. You know, as an experiment.

The knitting progresses! I'm still waiting for FLAK, The Next Installment, and in the meantime am ready to begin the neck/shoulder shaping on Optically Delusional. Calling it "neck/shoulder shaping" is kind of silly, really. I will be decreasing at the edges and in the center to continue the diagonal design and create a rectangle that is about 28" wide and 26" long. That sounds really wide, I know, but it's a swingy, kimono-style jacket and it's supposed to be roomy.

I'd like to think, anyway, that 56" total circumference is too wide for my hips. It is, after all, called Optically Delusional.

1 comment:

Nancy Peterson said...

This is a much better picture than the first one you posted--you already look slimmer, more poised and happier. And you're smiling. All Good Things. L, N