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Old 01-08-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Knitting as a diet? :)
Hi everyone, I haven't posted here since the fall, but I still log on and see what's new every so often. Anyways, I saw something today that I thought was too funny!

From this month's "Real Simple":

The question of the month was: What is your secret for staying healthy? Here's the answer I loved!

"Learning to knit has been a big help for my waistline. In the winter especially, it's easy to veg out in front of the TV and snack mindlessly. Instead, I knit to keep my hands busy with something other than food, and I wind up with great homemade gifts."

Now when you're knitting, just tell people that you're "working out!"
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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I seriously did lose weight when I started knitting every night--who can eat Cheetos when you've got lovely yarn to handle? It's when I started skipping entire meals to knit that I got in trouble. I'm working on that one, though. I still don't snack in the evenings at all--not enough hands.
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:11 AM   #3
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wait a minute....we have to stop eating cheetos? there is good reason to knit with nothing but orange yarn ya know!
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:17 AM   #5
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Hmmm....this chocoholic should start looking for some lovely brown yarn...good idea Brendajos!!
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I mean seriously..... Loooook!
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:24 AM   #7
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gee thanks Brendajos... i linked to your site, then saw the curiosly named 'Steve don't eat it' link, where i have spent the last 2 hours cringing, but unable to stop reading... GROSSIOSO!!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:44 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by five_six
gee thanks Brendajos... i linked to your site, then saw the curiosly named 'Steve don't eat it' link, where i have spent the last 2 hours cringing, but unable to stop reading... GROSSIOSO!!!




sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry!


ETA: As I think about it... I am pretty sure I learned about Steve on here!
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:44 AM   #9
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yuck, that's not healthy for my empty stomach

Unfortunately, I don't knit very much at night, because I only see my boyfriend then and I don't want to be knitting all the time when he's around, so knitting isn't dieting for me (yet, just wait till I've got my own house)
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I don't know about the diet part as I don't snack in the evenings anyway, but it has helped me cut down on my smoking in the evenings while watching DVDs.
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