Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all your comments and e-mails about my finished Diamond Patch [link takes you to site where you can buy the pattern]. I'm so glad it fits well and even more glad it was finished before I need to wear it. Not much time to shop for anything suitable at this point.
Deciding to knit something instead of spending the time shopping for something was a real leap of faith. It helped that I had already made one and love the look of it. But still.
For Annie, here's a close-up. This image is a scan, but even putting the fabric on a scanner doesn't show how beautifully shiny and dressy this ribbon is.
•••••••••When are we going to hear from Beth? The last thing she wrote, on June 29, was a short, rather cryptic post called "On Happiness" with a quotation and a link to a thread at MetaFilter. Beth, are you out there? Are you okay?
•••••••••Yesterday was a rest-from-walking day for me. I lifted weights and did yoga for the first time in for-freaking-ever.
Yoda would say, "Sore I am." Debbi would agree. But in a good way!
•••••••••Am I the last person who listens to music to know what a mash-up is? I found a site that has tons of links where you can download these interesting songs which are mixes of two or more other songs. I uploaded an especially fun one called Whistler's Delight to SendSpace. Scroll down past the ads to find the download link. I'm not sure how good it is to dance – or walk, run or jog – to, but it's certainly creative!
•••••••••I've written before about how helpful blogging about my attempt to lose weight has been. What I haven't done, though, is post my starting, current or goal weights. I'm just not ready to get that naked, if you know what I mean. Washington Post columnist Sally Squires talked about Sharing Your Loss last week; of course, I'm just now getting around to reading it and thinking about it. She discusses celebrities [Kirstie Alley, Oprah, Fergie], reality television shows [Biggest Loser, Fat Man Walking] and regular folks who announce to the world that they're dieting.
She didn't mention bloggers in her column, and I haven't read all of her pieces to see if she may have in the past. We certainly are a prolific group of folks willing to share our weight-loss struggles and successes with the world. While we don't know everyone who reads our blogs, we – well, at least I – know some of you. But for the most part there are several dozen anonymous people who stop by every day to check up on me.
I'm glad you do; it helps keep me honest and accountable. I hope I don't get in the position of the backsliding woman mentioned in Squires' column whose co-workers had posted a progress chart on the wall of the office, though. A once-a-week 'tale from the scale' is enough for me, thankyouverymuch.
•••••••••In Squires' weekly Lean Plate Club e-mail, she pointed to another great-sounding pesto recipe. Instead of pine nuts, it calls for toasted walnuts. Best of all, the calorie count is a bit lower than the one from Great Good Food I mentioned recently.
•••••••••Finally, in more weird marathon news, this tidbit is printed on a wrapper of Frigo Light String Cheese:
You like to skip? The fastest marathon (26.2 miles) ever "skipped" was 5 hours.Oh. My. Aching. Thighs.