Tuesday, October 24, 2006

All or nothing

I'm having trouble with my internet connection this morning, but this is important. Thanks to Peg in Austin for tipping me to that one. I think.

And while we're at it, don't forget about this. A great way to kill some time as winter approaches! And you'll be having so much fun at your computer you won't even think about snacking! But you also won't want to tear your ass away; exercising may be out of the question unless you can hook your recumbent bike up to your monitor.

I used to knit simple things while I walked, either outside or on the treadmill. Treadmill knitting resulted in a disaster once, when the tail of the yarn got caught in the roller bar. I sacrificed a 12-inch Addi Turbo in that incident, but I must say the yarn held up remarkably well. I still wear that pair of socks.

After a while, though, it seemed like I wasn't giving my all to either the knitting or the exercise. [You notice which activity comes first in the equation there, don't you?] So now when I walk I walk. I save the simple round-and-round knitting for e-mail reading, television watching and waiting in lines. Giving whatever I'm doing all my attention seems to produce better results. [Note to self: This works with the eating plan, too!]

I'm a little disappointed in the Seville, now that it's finished and blocked. It will look better when I lose another size, or even two. I won't be taking an on-the-body picture anytime soon, since losing another size has been rather, um, elusive this fall. The sewn-on edging kind of drew in the width of the sweater.

I wish sewing an edging on my body would draw in a little more girth. I'd be first in line!

I crossed several things off my list yesterday, and should be able to get a lot done today. Maybe having a wonky internet connection is a Good Thing.


Jennette said...

LOL over the yarn in the treadmill incident! I'm glad you survived and didn't die like that dancer Isadora Duncan who was strangled when her long scarf got caught in her car wheels when she was driving.

Marie said...

Thanks for sending the link to the snowflake site--I loved that last year, and will probably waste some more time with it this year. I do like the idea of being more mindful about eating and exercising. For me, there are so many negatives around eating, that reading is almost a necessary component of a meal. I'm working to change that, but it's hard!

Jonathan said...

*HUGE* value judgement on my part .... but I think that reading (or knitting) while on the treadmill actually diminishes the value of the workout. My best friend always does work-stuff on the 'mill and finishes up just as uptight as when he started.

Of course, you'll have to pry my iPod from my cold, dead, sweaty fingers!

Debbi said...

Not a value judgment at all, Jonathan ... I agree with you completely, which is why I decided to either knit or walk.

I'm right there with you as far as the music goes. I don't really listen to the music as much as I let it push me.