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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

And a-weigh we go...

Okay, I have come to a decision. I NEED to reach lifetime at Weight Watchers. Okay, so I've come to this decision more than a few times in the past… But, I'm re-dedicated now (again). Aside from the benefits of reaching a healthy weight for my height/age (diabetes in the family), I could really use the extra $11 a week I drop per meeting. That's approximately $572 a year…think of how much yarn that would buy? Or clothing… Or books… etc…

I've been a member of WW for about 4 years, on and off plan, but consistently weighing in. I know that if I stop going to weigh ins, I'll lose all of the accountability that it provides, and be back up to my starting weight in no time (152, on a barely 5'1" frame). I've been between 5-15 pounds from goal for a couple of years…it's frustrating, and sometimes I get tired of being on plan and stray. It's self-defeating, I know… but I know exactly what I'm doing wrong, so I can't blame the plan (which really does work if you follow it). I'm resistant to exercise…but I've been wearing a pedometer for a while, which keeps me a little more active. Now, I have only reached the recommended 10,000 steps a handful of times, but I am definitely getting more steps in than I used to. And now, since I've written this all down and published it to the web, I feel even more accountable…so wish me luck in my dieting endeavors!

On the crochet front, I worked up one of the Berroco chicks (Peeps!!) last night. It didn't turn out nearly as cute as the ones in the pattern photo. It was too big really... I had used a K hook, because it's such a bulky yarn. So, I tried again tonight with an I hook, and it came out much better (the smaller, blue eyed chick). And the yarn is luscious! I swear it is like crocheting a little cloud. SO soft! It's great! I want a sweater out of this stuff (just not sure I'm that ambitious yet!).

3 comments:

Christyn said...

Yes, the peep was cute.. AND ... very soft! :) OK..so when we (me and Jim) have kids..you'll have to make a soft blankey for them! :) and me too if you'd like! Maybe I'd cuddle the soft blanket more than Jim..he's not soft like that peep! hee hee. OK..back to work..you are telling it it's a lot of commentary..

Oh..almost forgot...good job w/the weight-loss since January. You've done a great job...Keep up the good work!!

Christyn said...

What is that white container??

Tami said...

It's a basket. (It's the one I got for Mom this year...)