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Random Wednesday with Holiday Goal Updates

*I spent the day home sick.  Xander shared the GI bug he picked up (and puked up) and I'm feeling bleh.  Not awful, just tired and bleh.  I'm off to bed right after the kids, but wanted to whine a bit, so I came here.  It is my blog after all.

*While I have been using the Wii-fit pretty consistently (and have the sore muscles to prove it) I just don't feel like I'm getting the results I want--that is, losing the weight I want to lose.  The good news is that I haven't gained, but I am staying in the same 3 lb range and it's frustrating as hell.  I'm trying to cut back on things like pop and sweets because I really want that 10lbs gone.  I do feel better, so I should be focusing on that.

*I'm also hoping that my little bug will give me a weight-loss edge. How sad is that?

*I haven't worked on my dishcloths since I blogged about them, even though I made a trade with a local knitter--laceweight that I'll never use for boat shuttles.  I just haven't had the time or inclination when the table was free.  Really need to get a loom stand, that will help a bunch.

*I did purchase some nifty weaving books and am cooking up some reviews.  I  just need my brain to be working when I get home from the office.  Work has been kicking my ass and I don't know when that will change, so I apologize in advance for a) not blogging and b) not visiting other blogs.  I miss it.

*I seem to be in a knitting slump too for the same reason.  I'm just too tired.  My Ravelry queue is filling as I virtual knit, but the actual yarn and sticks thing is going slow.  That hasn't happened in a long time.  Weird.

Comments

The loom stand works wonders-got a schacht folding loom for Christmas and was frustrated with using it on a table. Now to keep the dog from viewing part of it as a chew toy... Looking forward to the weaving book reviews-am just finishing my first project and can't wait to do more. Aside from the warping, the weaving is pretty instant gratification, eh? Hope you feel better.

yeap on the slump front, to tired as well, I was thining last night that I need some small instant projects, mindles but pretty... I'm still woring on it.

My virtual knitting life's going pretty well too. Funny, it always seems to!

Sympathy on your slumps, both weight loss and knitting, I am experiencing a lot of the same. Hope it picks up soon once you hit a stride with something that perks you up.

something to think about on the weightloss front: muscle weighs more than fat. try measuring yourself with a tape measure, and mark progress that way. it works (and i'm right there with ya, i've been hovering at the same weight for 2 weeks, after losing an initial 7#. ugh)

Hope you're feeling better soon! I don't actually own a scale, always go by the feel of my clothes, jeans in particular, but I agree that as muscle weighs more than fat, you may be further ahead than you think. And, I am also of the mindset that stomach bug should/can = weight loss.

I'm going to get a reputation for my anti-weight loss rant but I'll do it anyway. Don't focus on the weight. Too many things affect it. Like muscle weighing more than fat, for example, which is going to be an issue if you are doing more exercise.

Focus on feeling good and developing good habits. So change from pop and sweets to something else because they are empty calories and you want something that actually has nutritional value. Drink more water. Figure out of some of your eating habits are driven by something other than hunger and then fix that.

And STOP weighing yourself. You'll just get discouraged when the extra fluid at certain points in your cycle negates the other weight loss. Or at the slowness of it. Focus on stuff like how your clothes fit and how you feel.

Sorry about the GI bug. Kids are great but they spread disease.

It's muscle weight. I always gain five pounds when I start exercising and lose five pounds when I stop. I have a body fat monitor, and I rely on that rather than my scale for a more accurate picture of what's happening. (If you must weigh yourself, do it first thing in the morning, and don't do it at all the week before your period.)

I'll keep you company in your knitting slump. Hopefully it will pass soon for us both!

I hope you are feeling better soon!

I have found the easiest way to lose weight is to get sick with something that discourages me from eating, like appendicitis. There is still the problem of not gaining it back once you feel well, though. Hope you feel better soon!

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