Sunday, March 21, 2010

oh, my knee!

now that I have broken down and seen a doctor about my knee, it hurts more.  he said tendonitis and possibly something else (which hopefully will show up in the mri), so of course I looked up tendonitis.  3 weeks of rest and non-aggravating activities, which in this case is like, walking, standing and any variations of the two.  i am not looking forward to telling my boss that.  we already have two team members out with broken ankles (one per team member).  oh, well.  

the citron shawl is coming along nicely.  the pattern is confusing and somehow i have two additional stitches.  i don't know where they came from.  annoying.  i'm going to leave them in.  can't hurt but so much :-)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

total eating breakdown

Well, I think I am feeling kinda anxious so this week I have returned to the things that make me feel better (well, they did in the past).  My bro in law brought me some cookies from a co-worker of his who wants to see if we can sell the cookies in the store.  I have eaten about 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies in 2 days.  I don't feel so good.  My diet has been primarily wheat free, dairy free, very low sugar and very low fat.  In two days I have had lots of all of the above.  My stomach feels grumbly,and I am feeling a little (pardon my bluntness) gassy.  tomorrow it's back to my salads and I really need to get some exercise.  Maybe I will start with some yoga *sigh*

I know I am anxious about having to move soon.  I don't want to tell the kids because I think they may be sad.  Actually, I'm kinda sad, but excited about it so I may be projecting.  Went into Target today for storage boxes and just felt so excited about the prospect of shopping for a new space!  Rugs! Towels! Kitchen stuff!!!!!!  Just the prospect of eliminating the 3 hours of commuting everyday!!!!  Really need to work on that.  Being close to work will broaden my schedule availability.  Less commuting means time to do things with friends.  Being a bus or subway ride away from yarn shops!!!!!  Like 4 of them!!!!!  That makes me happy.

Oh, bought yarn and a book today.  Want to do the Citron wrap from Winter Knitty '09.  Found a lovely pale plum angora blend to use.  Also bought The Enchanted Sole.  Found a lot of really neat socks in there!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's been a while......again.


Well, I think it's time to revive the old blog.  If only to remind myself of progress.  And there has been progress.  33lbs of progress!!!  That is my official total of pounds lost following the Eat to Live plan.  The last few weeks have been hard, in part because I haven't been sticking to the "no food after 8pm" rule, but now I am back on track.  Fixing lunches to save money ($12 to $17 per day on salads???? INSANE!!!!!) and control portion sizes and cravings.  I will get back to cooking this week, too.  Right now I am eating a salad with pomegranate vinaigrette.  I had butternut and cauliflower chowder and a sandwich for lunch.  The sandwich was arugula, cukes, roasted red pepper and a sort of edamame/mint/walnut pate all on ezekiel bread.  Still debating about the pate, it seemed a little strange.  The chowder didn't have the body of a more traditional chowder, seemed a little thin, but the flavor was better the second day.

On the knitting front, finished the socks for T.  Finally!  She chose the yarn, and the pattern.  How could I say no?  So now the socks can be handed off to Miss T when she comes home Friday afternoon.  She doesn't seem to be adjusting to college life very well, but I guess it will take time.  

I am making progress on the coworker's baby sweater.  Glad I made the 6mo to 1 year size :-)

My next project will probably be the French Press Felted Slippers.  I need something for cold tootsies.  I have some lovely stuff in the stash that I can use (red, gold, or grey......hmmmmm.....).  It should be a pretty quick knit.